English Language Learners Immersion Program

Program Description

The overall aim of this course is to consolodate and improve your English Language skills. As such, the course will adopt an intergrated skills approach. Emphasis will be placed on speaking skills to promote greater flexibility and control of ACTIVE LANGUAGE PRODUCTION in real-life situations.

The course will involve elements of:

  • Language Analysis: Identifying and considering problematic structures.
  • Form vs. Function:  Assessing the usefulness of Functional Language.
  • Building Skills: Information Input; Reading/Listening and Information Output; speaking/writing.         
  • Current Affairs: Discussion and debate of contempory issues.
  • Cultural Norms: Identifying and discussing any cultural and linguistic differences between the US and the rest of the world.
  • Cultural Visits (TBD): A programmed visit to explore places of interest.
  • Project Work: Work done over the course to produce something tangible which can be kept as a souvenir.

Two Weeks - please note this program was formerly three weeks long.

This two week program for international and non-native English speakers provides high school students (15 years of age and older) with a chance to live and study at Boston College.  Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills with an emphasis on writing, reading, and speaking.  Through this cultural immersion experience, students will better understand navigate social and academic settings, work in groups, and make new friends from around the world.

Admissions Criteria

Upon admission, students who participate in the English Language Institute program should be able to understand and participate in clearly articulated and presented social and academic conversations and follow narrated presentations. Students should also be able to understand several pages of English texts and compose essays of a few paragraphs in English.

Students’ should submit documentation that supports their abilities to perform at the levels defined above. This may include grades from English courses taken as part of primary school or participation in other formal English language programs.

If the application does not provide formal documentation of any English language ability, we may ask for the TOEFL scores. Typically students with this level of English familiarity will score between a 45 – 65 on the TOEFL iBT test.

A variety of social and extracurricular events are planned for afternoons and evenings in addition to weekend excursions.  Afternoon programs may also include community service opportunities as well as seminars related to the college search process and life on a college campus.  

Terence James Paul Terence is a graduate in English and Modern History from the University of Liverpool and a post-graduate in Education from the same institution. He has more than 30 years experience in TEFL ( Teaching English as a Foreign Language ) and has been DELTA qualified ( Diploma in the teaching of English as a foreign language ) since 1991. Currently he is Director of Euroschool of English in La Coruña, Spain and Regional Team leader for the University of Cambridge Examinations Syndicate in North West Spain.

Since 1985 Terence has worked extensively with Study Group International teaching and managing specialist summer coures for young people from all around the world.This course will run Monday - Friday for approximately 3.5 hours in the morning and 3.5 hours in the afternoon. 

Course Number and Name: ADEN 09501 English Language Immersion

Faculty: Terrence Paul. Ph.D.

Class Location: TBD

Program Dates:
June 24 - July 5, 2019

Students at least 15 years of age

Application Deadlines for 2019:

February 15
March 15
April 15
May 15

Students in the English Language Immersion program working on an Ipad

A Day in the Life...

8:00 am - Breakfast

AM Class

12:00 pm - Lunch and social time

PM Class

5:00 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Social Event in the dormitory