​ACADEMICS

Our staff knows that every student can learn given the right opportunities and motivation.

 

Vacation English

Vacation English courses are designed to improve the student’s communication skills and give them the communication skills they need. Whether for traveling, academics or business the vacation course will help the student develop the foundational skills they desire. We cater to a variety of age groups and individual or group needs.  The lessons include progressive testing and assessments in a variety of formats. Each student will receive a certificate of completion to commemorate their accomplishment. The lessons will include a variety of instructional modules which will include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We use group work, films, projects, with audio and video for delivery of innovative and engaging lessons. Online activities, magazines, games and small projects are also included in the curriculum.

 

Academic English

Building Academic English is essential for success in the academic and business environments. We must understand that conversational (informal) English skills are not enough to succeed on standardized test and at the university level. In the American University system the most important skill required is, critical thinking.  Critical thinking skills at the university level often determine the success of students in English and other academic areas.  To teach Academic English to both traditional and non-traditional students we plan and implement more culturally relevant instruction and use more culturally relevant materials. The entire objective is to teach the students how to navigate literature and other content that they do not have a strong knowledge foundation in. To build the critical thinking skills to help the students to identify and use strategies to figure out what they do not know and implement strategies to analyze the subject matter to successfully navigate the academic work. 

When we think of Second Language Learners not only are we thinking of English as Second Language Learners we are also talking about SEL. SEL’s are English learners whose primary vernacular is not standard American English. These groups include but are not limited to African Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans, Hawaiian Americans, and Native Americans. For these and other groups Standard American English is often not their primary means of communications. Of course there are exceptions and many students from these groups do use and master Standard American English, both for conversational (informal) and Academic purposes. The research supports our position and validates the need for additional resources and support to bridge the gap between the primary language or means of communication by these groups and Standard American English. Fact is Standard American English is used for Academic, Business and Testing purposes.

 

  • Academic English Individual Tutoring

Is available and is modified to meet the needs of our individual clients

 

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