English As A Second Language (ESL)

  • Course Overview:
    1 year 5 credits Grades 9 - 12

    • Students develop basic language skills using simple vocabulary and grammar. Good
    pronunciation, listening skills and elementary reading and writing are introduced. American culture is also introduced in conjunction with coping skills.

    • Emphasis is placed on expanding grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading comprehension and guided composition. Students learn more advanced coping and study skills.

    • Increased vocabulary development, reading, and writing through idiomatic usage are stressed so that the students become quite accustomed to American culture in daily life and in high school.

    • Students learn finer points of grammar, advanced vocabulary, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on style and form. Students are introduced to the history, literature, art and music of the United States, as well as college preparatory skills.