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International Students

ESL Curriculum

International Students ESL

Tearing down the language barrier

Last year alone, athletes from more than 80 countries trained and studied at IMG Academy. To ease the transition and prepare international students for the next step in life, IMG Academy offers multiple levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for international students that help nonnative English speakers reach the same level of English-language proficiency as native speakers. All students are evaluated on their competency – 11th/12th graders must submit TOEFL iBT scores and all other students must submit TOEFL iBT or TOEFL Junior scores – and then go through a final assessment before being placed in the appropriate program.

After testing and evaluation assigns students to the appropriate level, additional evaluation is conducted at the end of each term to determine ability level to progress to the next level:

Level 1

Non-credit

-ESL Vocabulary and Discourse (two class periods) 
-ESL Integrated Skills (two class periods)
-Sheltered Math
-ESL Support (optional)

Level 2

Non-credit

-ESL Vocabulary and Discourse
-ESL Grammar
-ESL Writing
-ESL Reading in the Content Areas
- Sheltered Math
- ESL Support (optional)

Level 3

Earn High School Credit

-ESL Reading in the Content Areas
-ESL Writing in the Content Areas
-Math
-Social Studies
-Art
-ESL Support (optional)


Level 4

Earn High School Credit

-ESL Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
-Mainstream English
-Math
-Social Studies
-Science
-ESL Support (optional)


Level 5

Earn High School Credit

This level is optional
Mainstream classes only
ESL Support (optional)
 

esl programs for international students

“The golf program at img academy is great, and by far the best program in the world for players under 18 years old. Through img’s english language program, i was able to understand the coaches better, and when something was wrong with my game, i could identify it and fix it, but i was also able to communicate better to get the most out of my training.”
-Cheng Tsung Pan, Class of 2011, University of Washington Men’s Golf program
 

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