Internal students learned about Halloween in the USA by having a pumpkin carving contest (Photo).

Full Day (8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

In order to have a good command of English, students must USE IT!  We have found that our international students who do not use English at home with their families DO NOT make progress in using English.  This hinders their academic progress as well. Our Intensive English program focuses on in-depth reading, English grammar, and correct, coherent writing.

The Intensive English class is required of all International students.  When the class was elective, some students chose to NOT participate. Their TOEFL scores DID NOT IMPROVE. Students who did participate all had improved TOEFL scores. Ability to listen, read and understand English as well as to write complex English papers is required for success in college.

Students may bring lunches, or may purchase lunch at nearby restaurants.

International students attend class with their American classmates from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with English language assistance provided as needed. Students study the traditional courses such as Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English.

Morning Session Benefits-

* 8:1 student teacher ratio

* Individualized curriculum designed specifically for each student

* ESL pull out sessions each week

* Daily interaction with International and American students

From 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., students attend our intensive English program in a group setting with other international students from various countries. Students work in a curriculum designed to improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students also receive assistance with homework assignments, and are given time to work on them in class.

Afternoon Session Benefits-

* Work Groups based on English proficiency level

* Team projects and assignments

* Deeper teaching on grammar concepts

* Writing assignments that will prepare students for college writing

* Monthly field trips to cultural and historic sites

We designed this program for all international students. This for-credit program will help better prepare students to succeed at the next level, and give them the opportunity to complete higher level assignments sooner and thus be able to graduate sooner.

Total Cost for Full Day Program: $19,600 (Full payment due upon arrival.)

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