Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine

English for Speakers of Other Languages

The English for Speakers of Other Languages Program at Hebron Academy integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural heritage and previous language experience of the international students are celebrated as resources in our multidimensional and diverse program. The three levels in the ESOL program—Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced—are designed to meet the needs of a variety of students and allow greater flexibility in their transition to our school. In addition, our program offers ESOL support in different academic areas including English and literature, mathematics, science and history.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Hebron's ESOL curriculum supports language learners in developing confidence in speaking, writing, listening and reading with a focus on vocabulary and grammar to support academic success and TOEFL preparation.

Academic & Social Culture

Faculty support acclimation to American academic and social culture in the ESOL classrooms as the majority of international students at Hebron Academy will go on to attend a U.S. university.

ESOL Program Highlights

Highlights for the ESOL curriculum include:

  • Resume writing 
  • Collaborative projects with the Science Department combining academic/science vocabulary and observation skills with outdoor learning experiences.
  • Creating and directing  “How to Videos” to practice process writing, and to participate in all the online culture of “How To” videos.
  • Connection to local homestay families for holiday or weekend visits often resulting in lifelong family connections and friendships. 

ESOL Courses

This class will focus on reading, writing, and discussion skills. With current events as the theme, students will read articles and literature in order to provide content for their essays and discussions. Students will improve researching, writing, and discussion skills as well as increase their academic vocabulary.

Please note that minimum enrollment is required to run classes.