The ESL Academy
curriculum is designed to prepare international students to study at American
universities. The approach is rigorous. Full-time students are in classes
3-5 hours a day (23 hours per week) and are assigned several hours of homework
Five levels of instruction are offered: High Beginner, Low
Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced, with each level
requiring an 8-week term to complete.
In addition, effective Spring I 2014, the ESL
Academy will offer a Basic level that is designed for students who are not quite
ready to go into the High Beginning level. The Basic level curriculum will
prepare students to transition successfully into the High Beginning level at the
end of the 8-week Basic level.
Students in all levels are required to take required Core
Courses. Core Courses include Listening/Speaking, Reading/Writing, and