ESL: American Culture and Language Institute (Session II only) (Ages 12+)

We run an established twenty-seven-year-old American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) which is highly regarded by international students. ACLI students study English daily in the classroom during the three-week program.  Program instructors, who are ESL specialists, incorporate skill-building exercises into their daily lesson plans. Students can expand vocabulary, raise the level of reading comprehension, and improve written compositions. Reading and writing assignments introduce students to American literature and themes in United States history. Upper level 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 Summer School if the student demonstrates the necessary English proficiency. Similar to our Summer Session students, ACLI students also participate in Afternoon Activities. These takes place Monday to Friday beginning in the Breen Campus Center. Students sign up for weekly activities that include the Fitness Center, open game room, movies and video games, or a specific game on the turf field such as pickup soccer.
We run an established twenty-seven-year-old American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) which is highly regarded by international students. Balancing English instruction and cultural enrichment, this program is designed for international and local students wishing to improve English language skills while enjoying American culture and history. Students will enjoy student-centered instruction in small classes, cultural competency goals embedded in the curriculum, experienced teachers knowledgeable in student issues in cultural transition, experiential trips to iconic cultural sites, and authentic friendships with multicultural peers. Language immersion is combined with an examination of American culture. ACLI students study English daily in the classroom during the three-week program.  Program instructors, who are ESL specialists, incorporate skill-building exercises into their daily lesson plans. Students can expand vocabulary, raise the level of reading comprehension, and improve written compositions. Reading and writing assignments introduce students to American literature and themes in United States history. Upper level 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 Summer School if the student demonstrates the necessary English proficiency. Similar to our Summer Session students, ACLI students also participate in Afternoon Activities. These takes place Monday to Friday beginning in the Breen Campus Center. Students sign up for weekly activities that include the Fitness Center, open game room, movies and video games, or a specific game on the turf field such as pickup soccer.
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