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 Registration closed
  • Semester 2

    Jan 1, 2022 - April 29, 2022 For Member Schools Registration closed

Course Overview

This program helps students in grades 9-12 improve their academic English. Students will bring work from their other 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. This program adapts to meet students' needs and goals, but is intended for students nearing English proficiency. 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 to take another GOA course, but we do not require it. This course is not graded.