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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Program is designed for students preparing for college who are not native speakers of English. In the ESL program, students are immersed in cultural studies as well as essential components of academic instruction. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Program is designed for students preparing for college who are not native speakers of English. In the ESL program, students are immersed in cultural studies as well as essential components of academic instruction. 

The ESL program has three levels, and students are placed in level one, two, or three, depending upon his/her initial TOEFL, TWE, and other in-house reading, writing, and speaking assessments. We honor each student’s different learning style, and we use testing only as a guide to placement. The student’s prior English and academic experiences are also taken into account when placing a student in ESL levels. 

 As a certified ETS (Educational Testing Service) testing site, students have a statistical advantage on the TOEFL in their ability to test at their home campus.  By working with the ESL Instructor, Director of Academics, and Director of College Counseling, we ensure that students have all the credits for high school graduation and college acceptance. 

 As a certified ETS (Educational Testing Service) testing site, students have a statistical advantage on the TOEFL in their ability to test at their home campus.  By working with ESL Instructor, Director of Academics, and Director of College Counseling, we ensure that students have all the credits for high school graduation and college acceptance. 

 As a certified ETS (Educational Testing Service) testing site, students have a statistical advantage on the TOEFL in their ability to test at their home campus.  By working with ESL Instructor, Director of Academics, and Director of College Counseling, we ensure that students have all the credits for high school graduation and college acceptance. 

Jennifer Brown

History & ESL Teacher

“I love being a part of the student journey, and teaching allows for lifelong learning along with my students, and there is truly nothing better than that.”

Claire Lowndes

Director of Academics & Advanced Studio Arts Teacher

“The Besant Hill School community provides a collaborative, inspiring environment for students to embrace their passions and unlock unimaginable potential.”

Jessie Brumfiel

Director of College Counseling

“At Besant Hill, each student is encouraged to pursue their highest potential as individuals, and asked to contribute to a diverse community with a selfless spirit. This is excellent preparation for success in college and life.”

jbrumfiel@besanthill.org

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