English Foundations Program

For students seeking to improve their English language skills, we offer English as a Second Language instruction for levels from beginning to advanced. Classes are designed to provide practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are carefully tested upon arrival to ensure proper level placement and they are monitored throughout the program to ensure that they remain at the appropriate level of instruction.

The program is structured around three areas of skills: reading, writing and listening and speaking. A variety of lessons and activities are used to strengthen language skills including regular use of computers and technology. Students will receive instruction and practice in such areas as verb forms and tenses, prepositions, comparative forms, conditional sentences and passive forms. The classroom environment includes discussion group work, oral presentations, daily journals and structured writing assignments.

Students will be grouped in small classes according to ability, and therefore receive significant individual attention from teachers. Special activities, excursions and class trips to educational and cultural sites will give students the opportunity to explore places of cultural and historical significance as well as to practice and strengthen English proficiency in different environments.

English Foundations is designed for students who need full-time work on English reading, writing and speaking ability. Students take five hours of English classes each day. Students may choose to be full boarders (seven-day), weekday boarders (five-day) or day students.

My English has improved so much. We take everything from grammar to reading comprehension to vocabulary and we learn through fun activities such as bingo and hangman.

Odai Zoabi
Age 13, Palestine