ESL/ELL

Cheshire Academy is committed to supporting our students for whom English is not their home language. With students from over 35 countries, our English Language Learner classes are full of students with unique perspectives that contribute to our global environment.

ELL classes are structured around not only the mechanics of English, but also on cultural concepts, traditions, and more, making the ELL experience at Cheshire Academy one of complete cultural immersion.

Separate from our ELL program, we also offer International Student sections of our Freshman and Sophomore English and History courses for those students who have some experience with the English language, but for whom the interactive, small-sized, round-table discussions of an independent school Humanities classroom is a novel way to learn. These courses get students up to speed with the ways in which the Cheshire Academy academic experience is done.

Course Selections

English I (IS)

Cheshire Academy’s Program of Study in Writing and Composition is a three year program designed for the Academy’s English Language Learners. Based on research into best practices of writing instruction to non-native speakers of English, and catered to the specific needs of the Academy’s international population, this sequence of courses engages students in intensive workshop environments, provides the basics of English grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and syntax, and focuses on writing as a process involving multiple steps and multiple drafts. Freshman-Junior course.

ELL: Writing and Composition II

Cheshire Academy’s Program of Study in Writing and Composition is a three-year program designed for the Academy’s English Language Learners. Based on research into best practices of writing instruction to non-native speakers of English, and catered to the specific needs of the Academy’s international population, this sequence of courses engages students in intensive workshop environments, provides the basics of English grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and syntax, and focuses on writing as a process involving multiple steps and multiple drafts. Freshman-Junior course.