English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students enrolled in ESL courses take a full array of Upper School courses in math, science, English, and other subjects. ESL courses are designed to support the ongoing progress of ESL students in their current classes. A supplemental fee is associated with these classes.
English as a Second Language III
This course is designed as a direct curricular support class for advanced students who are enrolled in Introduction to Literary Forms and Critical Writing. As in all ESL courses, reading, writing, listening, and speaking are integrated in the coursework. At this level, students improve their abilities in reading comprehension, contributing effectively to class discussions, and thinking in English. Writing skills are enhanced through the process of correction and revision and the study of grammar.
English as a Second Language IV
This course is designed as a direct curricular support class for advanced students who are enrolled in American Identities. Students are introduced to course elements such as vocabulary, content, themes, and symbolism in order to assist their understanding in their standard college-preparatory English class. In writing, students are encouraged to express themselves through the use of details and ideas from their readings and discussions. Students also develop their writing skills with structured guidance on writing assignments.