Intensive English for Middle and High School Students - 2017



Office of Continuing Education
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Ages: 11 - 18
June 5 - July 14, 2017

This six-week full day program is designed to enrich international and domestic learners’ experience with the English language and American history and culture. Learning activities will focus on reading and listening comprehension, grammar and writing skills, and conversation skills. Students will learn American idioms as well as often used idioms from other languages. Learning activities will also include cultural and historical highlights for the United States and around the world. Upper level students will have an opportunity to work on a college essay and or a personal statement.

How will we do this?

Experienced, culturally and linguistically competent teachers will provide dynamic and interactive learning opportunities to facilitate acclimation and acculturation, and the production of quality comprehensible spoken English. Students will learn the rigors of good grammar so that written production will not only be fluent, but correct. International students who have had more exposure to English will work in small groups to enhance their production and comprehension. Domestic and international students will each receive and work with an electronic version of the New York Times every day.


The objective for this Intensive English Program is to provide a nurturing and culturally competent environment in which middle and high school students can interact, acclimate, and practice.

An initial assessment will facilitate curricular adjustments to individual student needs. 

As students’ progress throughout the 6 weeks, it is entirely possible that they can be moved up from one level to another. If need be, students can also be moved back if their production doesn’t improve.

A follow up assessment will be done at the end to document efficacy and improvement.

The goal is to empower middle and high school students to communicate comfortably and readily, to understand and be understood, and to acclimate themselves in a well-rounded way to academic and workplace culture and language. Students will have a solid understanding of their ability to handle either post secondary or workforce pursuits.

Contact Information

Dr. Monica Hayes

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