Harker’s English Language Institute (ELI) returns this summer to provide international students with top English language instruction. ELI offers three programs for students of varying ages and proficiencies. The beginner/intermediate program on the lower school campus is for students aged 6 to 10, the intermediate program for students aged 9 to 12 and the advanced program for ages 12 to 16. The intermediate and advanced programs both take place at the upper school campus.
With its small class sizes, bilingual assistants, proven teaching methods and experienced teachers, ELI has earned a reputation as an ideal option for international students. In order to provide students with the best instruction possible, ELI offers customized scheduling that places each student in a learning environment suitable to his or her needs. ELI also offers tutoring and preparation for SSAT, TOEFL and SLEP exams.
This year, because many ELI students plan to attend American schools and colleges, there will be more emphasis on education of American history and culture. “Jared Ramsey will work a revamped culture and history curriculum for all students at the upper school, which includes more depth and scope for our students,” said Anthony Wood, ELI director.
Laura Casellas, an instructor of English as a Second Language at San Jose State University, has also been brought on to help students with their speaking and pronunciation in structured breakout sessions.
In addition to learning, students will also have access to a wide variety of fun activities on campus. The Summer Institute offers classes in art, dance, music, computers, sports and more to ELI students, and there will also be days for themed activities and on-campus performances. As in previous years, field trips to several of the Bay Area’s famous and scenic locales will also be in store.
To find more information about ELI and register for the program, please visit http://summer.harker.org.