Adult Informal Learning

Our Mission:

To provide area adults with opportunities to explore a variety of subjects and to expand their cultural horizons


The Kingsport Alliance for Continued Learning (KACL) was established in 1993 to provide area adults with opportunities to explore a variety of subjects and to expand their cultural horizons. Membership in KACL is open to men and women of all ages. KACL is a continuing education program of East Tennessee University (ETSU) at Kingsport. Classes are held at the ETSU branch campus in Kingsport located near the Allandale Mansion.Classes are informal, with no homework and no grades or tests. They offer attendees the opportunity to indulge their intellectual curiosity, engage in discussion, and visit places of local interest.Whether your formal education ended early in life or you’ve acquired an advanced degree, you are welcome. KACL classes are offered during the morning and afternoon hours. The classes generally consist of two-hour sessions over a six week time period.


Located at the ETSU at Kingsport Allandale Campus
1501 University Blvd. Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 
(See Map)



Parking and Access:

Parking at ETSU at Kingsport is available in the designated student parking area and handicapped spaces. To avoid citations, please do not park in the faculty/staff parking spaces.
The classroom building may be entered through the two front and two side groundlevel entrances.

Physically handicapped students may enter through these doors.

An elevator to the second-floor classrooms is available. Persons with disabilities who require special assistance or seating are requested to call ETSU at Kingsport at 392-8000 for details.
ETSU is a tobacco-free campus. All use of tobacco is restricted to private vehicles.



East Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.