American Culture and Language Institute

The American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) is designed specifically for international and English language learnering students who wish to study improve their English and learn about American history and culture.

27 Years of ESL Excellence

 
"Balancing academic classroom work with cultural enrichment, the program offers students an ideal environment to improve their English language skills while learning more about American customs and society."

Join us at our Open House April 6, 2019

Language Immersion and American Culture

Alongside American students, ESL students combine language immersion with an experience in American culture. ACLI students study English in the classroom for five hours Monday through Friday. Program instructors, who are ESL specialists, incorporate skill-building exercises into their daily lesson plans. Students will expand their vocabulary, raise their level of reading comprehension, and improve their written compositions. Reading and writing assignments introduce students to American literature and themes in United States history. All students keep a journal of their experiences and progress within the program.

Advanced ACLI
Advanced students are given some preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) and some students may take a course in the Hun Summer Session if the student demonstrates the necessary English proficiency--available courses are: 

Enrichment Courses, Period 1 (8:00 - 10:00 a.m.)
  • SAT and ACT Math/Science Prep 
  • SSAT Prep and Study Skills 
  • Geometry Fundamentals: Analytical (II)
  • Chemistry Fundamentals: Forensics (II)
  • Physics Fundamentals: Circuits (II) 
  • Middle School Creative Writing (I/II)
  • Middle School Pre-Algebra (I/II)
Enrichment Courses, Period 2 (10:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
  • SAT and ACT Verbal Prep 
  • Middle School Pre-Algebra (I/II)
  • Algebra I Fundamentals: Quadratic (II)**
  • Creative Writing: Screenwriting (II) 
  • Pre-Calculus Fundamentals: Non-Algebraic Functions (II)
  • Biology Fundamentals: Nature (II) 
  • Middle School Book Club  (I/II)
  • Middle School Science (I/II)
Enrichment Courses, Period 3 (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Expository and Analytical Essay Writing (I/II)
  • College Essay Writing
  • Public Speaking and Debate (Hun School Credit) 
  • Tutoring: Math and Science
Students will:
  • Learn with American students and teachers as part of Hun Summer Session
  • Experience diversity and a wide variety of cultures
  • Work on 21st-century skills: communication and collaboration
  • Learn basic vocabulary and important phrases in “everyday English”
  • Read interesting books and materials that match their reading skill levels
  • Write short compositions about their experiences on- and off-campus
  • Practice listening and comprehension skills as well as speaking, writing, reading, and grammar skills
International Students

Join us in Princeton for three weeks of classes, games, weekend trips, and fun! The daily schedule includes instruction, meals, and after class activities. Weekends are filled with on-campus and off-campus activities.

For international students, The Hun School of Princeton provides a cornerstone for students to learn about Princeton, New York, Philadelphia and other iconic U.S. locations. Students can live in the Princeton area with family members or friends or homestay families. All program components are available to international students including the weekday classroom instruction, local trips, and trips to historical sites. Activities like: soccer (football), table tennis, basketball, and fitness training are provided.

Local Students

Students who already live in the Princeton area, are welcome to join the American Culture and Language Institute to learn alongside international students and improve their English comprehension. All program components are available to day students including the weekday classroom instruction, local trips, and trips to historical sites. Activities like: soccer (football), table tennis, basketball, and fitness training are also provided.


Dates and Pricing

 

Program

Dates

Duration

Fee

What This Fee Covers

 
Full-Day American Culture and Language Institute
July 22  – August 9, 2019
3 weeks
$2,385
-$300
$2,085*
  • Tuition
  • Trips to major U.S. destinations
  • American immersion
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Certificate of completion
 
*Use discount code "HUNACLI" before February 1 to activate the early bird savings! 

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  • International Students

    Students who want to live in the Princeton area with family members or friends can attend the program as a day student. All program components are available to day students including the weekday classroom instruction, local trips, and trips to historical sites. Activities like: soccer (football), table tennis, basketball, and fitness training are provided.
  • Local Students

    Students who already live in the Princeton area, are welcome to join the American Culture and Language Institute to learn alongside international students and improve their English comprehension. All program components are available to day students including the weekday classroom instruction, local trips, and trips to historical sites. Activities like: soccer (football), table tennis, basketball, and fitness training are also provided.

Did You Know?

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Our campus is minutes away from downtown Princeton and Princeton University, on a beautiful 45-acre campus less than one hour from New York City and Philadelphia.

Who Should Enroll?

  1. Beginner, novice, and fluent English speakers. Our program is designed to cater to each level of English competency and sets the foundation for continued growth.
  2. International students interested in making the transition from schools in their home country to college preparatory schools in America.
  3. International students interested in interim study in America before returning to academic pursuits in their home country.
  4. American students may also apply to continue with ESL after their school year has ended.

We begin accepting applications on January 1st. Applicants are processed and enrolled on a rolling basis until the program is full. Learn more about admissions
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school.  Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.

176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540  |  Phone: (609) 921-7600 | Email: admiss@hunschool.org