Thank you for your interest in the Summer English Language Learners (ELL) Program! This program is designed to prepare you for academic success as a Gordon College student by allowing you to engage in intensive and exclusive study of the English language this summer, before you begin your Fall Term college-level classes. You will get settled at your new college “home,” by participating in opportunities for friendship-building activities on campus and around the Boston area. We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon for a fun and productive summer at Gordon College!
For the most up-to-date information about this program, including specific dates for Summer 2017, please contact Hannah Midwinter, the Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Program Administrator for ELL (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.978.867.4361). Please also notify your Admissions Counselor of your interest in this program.
The Admissions Committee of Gordon College determines which incoming Gordon College students will be invited and required to participate in the Summer ELL Program. The Gordon College Summer ELL Program is designed for incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students. To apply to Gordon College, please visit Admissions.
Students in the Gordon College Summer ELL Program are Gordon College students, who will go on to enroll in the fall semester as full-time students in Gordon’s rigorous college-level academic program. Typical students in the Summer ELL Program will enter with TOEFL iBT scores between 70 and 84, with the goal of increasing their scores to a minimum of 85 by the start of fall semester college-level classes.
In the Gordon College Summer ELL Program, students will be part of a small class where they will receive personalized instruction from an ASC English teacher (12:1 student-teacher ratio or smaller). ASC English is an ESL Partner of Gordon College. The academic program focuses on three areas of study: (1) Reading, Writing, and Grammar, (2) Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation, and (3) Skills Class. Classes will be held each day from 9:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., with breaks between subjects; on Fridays, classes end at 12:10 p.m. The daily schedule will be:
|9:15–10:35 a.m.||Reading, Writing & Grammar||Reading, Writing & Grammar||Reading, Writing & Grammar||Reading, Writing & Grammar||Reading, Writing & Grammar|
|10:35–10:50 a.m.||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break|
|10:50 a.m.–12:10 p.m.||Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation||Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation||Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation||Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation||Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation|
|12:10–12:25 p.m.||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||15 Minute Break||NO CLASS|
|12:15–1:30 p.m.||Skills Class||Skills Class||Skills Class||Skills Class||NO CLASS|
Residential Life, Spiritual Life, Activities and Meals
The Summer ELL Program is not only about academic preparation; you will also begin to make Gordon your home! You will live on campus in the comfortable and safe on-campus dormitories, alongside current Gordon College students who will be remaining on campus during the summer. You will have a Residential Advisor (RA) who also lives on campus, and who will welcome you to campus and help you find fellowship and fun activities throughout the summer.
You will have the opportunity to participate in optional fun activities on campus, around the North Shore area, and in Boston.
You will have the opportunity to grow in faith by attending optional Sunday church services in the local area and by joining an optional on-campus small group for Christian fellowship and Bible study.
Gordon College Dining Services strives to provide students with healthy and satisfying food choices. On-campus meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily) will be provided for all Summer ELL Program students, as part of our comprehensive student care, and their cost is included in the total Summer ELL Program cost.
Students will have free access to the Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center on campus for exercise. The Gordon College Bennett Center is our athletics and recreational sports facility.
Cost and Billing
The cost of the Summer ELL Program is approximately $1,000 per week, and the charges will be included as an additional line item on your Gordon College tuition bill from Student Financial Services (SFS). You will have the opportunity to work with SFS to set up a payment plan if necessary.
Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Program Administrator for ELL
In order to register for this program, please provide the required information below. A $1000 deposit is due by June 1, 2016. Please pay your deposit by using your online my.gordon.edu CASHNet account. Once in CASHNet, click on "Make a Deposit." Then go to "ELL Deposit." The remaining balance of $3000 is due by August 1, 2016. If you have any questions please email Hannah Midwinter (Hannah.Midwinter@gordon.edu). Thank you!