English schools in the USA and Canada
UCAELI High School Summer Intensive English Program (HSIEP)
UCAELI's program features a curriculum designed to develop students' overall English skills through student-centered classes, coordinated courses focusing on the major skills areas, and opportunities for experiential learning. Students develop good study skills that will prepare them for further academic work. Students are placed in levels from beginner to advanced. Low-intermediate to Advanced students meet once or twice weekly with volunteer Conversation Partners. A secondary goal of the program is to introduce students to the resources and programs available to university students through field trips, guest speakers and other language-learning activities.
Outstanding Features of UCAELI's HSIEP Program:
Experience and familiarity with the needs of high school students UCAELI’s staff and teaching faculty have significant experience with first year high school students from Turkey. The program curriculum has steadily evolved to incorporate knowledge and insight gained over the past several years. UCAELI’s customized, one-of-a-kind program has developed to meet the needs of this particular population of students.
Students are introduced to university life in safe, teacher-facilitated settings
Students meet with UCONN students and other native English speakers in teacher guided classes and activities Each student has one hour of conversation class with UCONN native English speaking students each week. This is an excellent opportunity for authentic practice and for learning about university life. Guest speakers and visits to places of historical and cultural interest also provide opportunities for speaking and listening practice.
Students learn about the community and U.S. culture through direct contact As part of the Community Learning course, students are exposed to a variety of places, people and issues at the university and in the local community. Teacher facilitation provides for safe and productive learning experiences.
Small classes ensure individualized instruction and maximum progress Maximum class size is 15 students. This ensures that each student’s English language needs and goals are considered and can be met. Moreover, teachers are able to assist all students with cultural adjustment and overall academic and personal development.
Students build a connection with the University of Connecticut Many students will discover that the University of Connecticut offers excellent undergraduate and graduate education opportunities. HSIEP students build an important connection with UCONN that may influence their future academic life. UCAELI will support all HSIEP alumna in their applications for admission to the University of Connecticut.