Summer English Language Learners (ELL) Program

Thank you for your interest in the Summer ELL Program! The Gordon College Summer ELL Program will prepare you for academic success as a college student at Gordon College by allowing you to engage in intensive and exclusive study of the English language this summer, before you begin your fall semester college-level classes. The Gordon College Summer ELL Program will also help you get settled at your new college “home,” by offering you opportunities for Christian community and fun activities—both on campus and around the Boston area. Classes will run for four weeks, from Monday July 18–Friday August 12, 2016. We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon for a fun and productive summer at Gordon College!

Calendar

Please plan to arrive on either Saturday July 16, or Sunday July 17, the Summer English Program move-in days. A Gordon College driver will pick you up from Boston Logan International Airport for free and bring you to your dorm room on campus.

Classes will begin on Monday July 18 at 9:15 a.m. at Gordon College. The program will run for four weeks, with classes daily Monday–Friday. Students will have free time on the weekends. Classes will conclude on Friday August 12 at 12:10 p.m.

Students will have a short vacation break from Friday afternoon August 12–Wednesday afternoon August 19, between the end of the Summer ELL Program and the start of International Student Orientation.

 

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
July 16
Arrivals
17
Arrivals

18

ELL Classes Begin

19 20 21 22
23 24
WEEK 2
25 26 27 28 29
30 31
WEEK 3
August 1 2 3 4 5
6 7
WEEK 4
8 9 10 11 12
ELL Classes End
13 14 15
(Free Time)

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(Free Time)

17
International Student Orientation
18
International Student Orientation

19
New Student Orientation

20
New Student Orientation
21
New Student Orientation
22
New Student Orientation
23
New Student Orientation
24
New Student Orientation
25
New Student Orientation
26
Fall Term Classes Begin

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28 29 30 31    

Academics

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:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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. 

Please take this opportunity to learn more about residential life, Gordon’s campus, the beautiful local area, dining options, and the athletic center.

Cost and Billing

The cost of the Summer ELL Program is $1000 per week and 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. 

Visa

Email Caroline Dixon () and she will work with you to help you obtain your F-1* Student Visa to come to the United States and attend Gordon College, beginning with the Summer ELL Program.

Read a general overview of the process for obtaining an F-1 Student Visa >>

*Note: “Science Without Borders” (BSMP) students from Brazil will work with IIE to obtain a J-1 Visa

Contact

Hannah Midwinter
Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Program Administrator for ELL

P 978.867.4361

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Summer English Language Learners (ELL) Program

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!

1. Last Name

2. First Name

3. American First Name

4. Age

5. Email Address

6. Mailing Address

7. How did you hear about this program?

8. Do you have any special dietary or housing needs?

9. What is your TOEFL and/or IELTS score(s)?

10. Are you a current Gordon student, incoming student, other?

Current Gordon Student
Incoming Freshman