ISPY Beginner to Advanced

Field trips are a regular part of the program

Field trips are a regular part of the program

Student Profile: Beginner to advanced, ages 12–18
Class Size: maximum 15

Beginner to Intermediate

Designed for students with emerging and basic English language skills, classes focus on the development and mastery of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Content includes: vocabulary enrichment; improving knowledge and use of basic and intermediate grammatical structures; and progression from writing simple sentences to creating cohesive, meaningful paragraphs. Teachers integrate the use of a broad range of technologies to apply this content by teaching effective Internet research skills, proper format for e-mail and online communication, and practicing presentation skills with small and large groups.

Upper Intermediate - Advanced

Designed for English speakers who understand idiomatic language, advanced grammatical structures, and complex speech. Students will stretch their communication competencies through participation in leadership training activities. Upper level students will explore current global issues, and engage with the community in local service initiatives linked to leadership skill development outcomes. Students will develop problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. Content includes:

  • the writing process – planning outlines, constructing paragraphs, developing thesis statements, and supporting the thesis with analogy, established fact, and quotations
  • academic integrity – citing, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism
  • effective group-work training: turn-taking, working in culturally diverse groups, negotiating, cross-cultural communication skills
  • public speaking skills including monologues, debates, recitations, and other opportunities to present publicly
  • social media and Internet skills
  • intercultural communication skills
  • global responsibility learning + service hours involving volunteer opportunities in the community

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure

Published: December, 2016

A guide to our International Summer Programs for Youth (ISPY).

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Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Japanese Version

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Japanese Version

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Japanese Version

Published: January, 2017
A guide to our International Summer Programs for Youth (ISPY) in Japanese.
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Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Spanish Version

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Spanish Version

Short-Term ESL (ISPY) Brochure: Spanish Version

Published: January, 2017
A guide to our International Summer Programs for Youth (ISPY) in Spanish.
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