Course Catalog

Academic English Accelerator

  • Summer

    June 14 - July 30, 2021 For All Students Register
  • Semester 1

    Sept 1 - Dec 17, 2021 For Member Schools Register
  • Semester 2

    Jan 12, 2022 - April 29, 2022 For Member Schools Register

Course Overview

This program helps English language learners in grades 9-12 improve their academic English. The program adapts to meet students' needs and goals, but is intended for students nearing English proficiency. Students will bring work from their courses to language coaching sessions. There, with peers and instructors, they will improve their written and oral communication. They will submit drafts of writing assignments and record rehearsals of presentations. They will set goals and receive feedback and coaching on their English expression. When students enroll, GOA will request student scores on any standardized proficiency assessment. This will determine if the program is the right fit for the student. Most students in this program score at least B1 or B2 on the Common European Framework, or 4 on the WIDA scale. They are often attending or planning to attend English-only high schools or universities. Students may enroll in this program during the Summer, Semester 1, Semester 2, or any combination of the three. In the summer, students in this program must be taking another GOA course. In semesters 1 and 2, we recommend students in this program take another GOA course, but we do not require it. This program is not graded.