Programs

The ESL Academy offers a variety of English language and cultural immersion programs. To learn more about programs at ESL Academy, click on the links below.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH (ESL) AND ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAMS

BEGINNER ESL – 1 YEAR/33 WEEKS

At the beginner level of the Intensive ESL, students will learn the basics of communicating in English. Through language lab classes, workshops, and lecture classes, students will become comfortable speaking about relatively simple topics with classmates, teachers, and native English speakers. Students with placement exam scores of 20-49.99 are placed in Beginner ESL.

INTERMEDIATE ESL – 1 YEAR/33 WEEKS

English learners at the intermediate level will build on their existing language skills and focus on more accurately expressing their meaning in writing and conversation. Students with placement exam scores of 50-80.99 are placed in Intermediate ESL.

ADVANCED ESL – 1 YEAR/33 WEEKS

Students within advanced level studies will learn more technical vocabulary to be able to discuss complex topics. Graduates of Advanced ESL will be able to speak knowledgeably on a wide range of subjects. Students with placement exam scores of 81-99.99 are placed in Advanced ESL.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH – 1 YEAR/33 WEEKS

Students within advanced level studies will learn will learn academic-level writing, speaking, critical thinking, grammar, and vocabulary. Graduates of the Academic ESL program will be able to successfully participate in academic discourse at the university level through the composition of academic essays and research papers, critical analysis of academic texts, and meaningful contributions to debates and discussions on academic topics. Students with placement exam scores of 90-120 are placed in Advanced ESL.

ELECTIVE COURSES

ESL Academy provides TOEFL Preparation course. This course is designed for students to successfully prepare for the TOEFL iBT test through test preparation and skills training in the four competencies of the test: reading, writing, listening and speaking. I-20s are not issued for elective courses for International students

INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

ESL Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students (at all MA campuses except for Greenwood, IN and Skokie, IL).