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International students attending boarding school at IJGA will be issued an I-20 through Heritage Academy once the deposit and Heritage Academy tuition are paid. International Postgraduate students usually attend IJGA on a tourist visa that is obtained through your country’s embassy. International Postgraduate students who are issued an I-20 must be registered full time with the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

The Heritage English Language Academy provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to non-native speakers in grades 5-12 and through a specialized program for high school graduates. The goal of the Academy is to advance all ESL students to a level of academic and language proficiency so that they can function independently in the mainstream college preparatory classroom setting, or for post-graduate students to enter a college curriculum. A South Carolina standards-based curriculum is taught in English.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Components:

Screening and Assessment Procedures
Placement
Curriculum and Instruction
Ongoing Assessment
Program Exit Process
Screening and Assessment Procedures

Screening and Assessment Procedures

If a native language other than English is recorded on the application, the student is identified as a non-native English speaker. The Director of Student Services screens relevant documents and arranges for assessment.

  • Intake assessment
  • Review of prior school records
  • Interview
  • Woodcock Munoz Language Survey
  • Ballard & Tighe Idea Proficiency Test assessments IDEA-IPT
Placement

Placement

Based on the results of the screening and assessments, students are assigned to one, two, or three blocks of ESL instruction. Basic ESL and Post- Graduate classes do not earn high school credit.

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

The ESL program uses a curriculum which blends sheltered instruction and High Intensity Language Training (HILT). Because it provides the most productive language learning experience in the shortest possible time, the HILT approach is best for the intermediate to advanced level English language learner.

Middle School students use the High Point Series: Levels Basic, A, B, and C. Students are placed in the appropriate level on the basis of initial screening and assessment. Additional supplemental materials based on individual student need are provided to expand instruction in reading, comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking. As students advance to intermediate-level English, additional content-specific language and academic instruction is provided.

High School students use the High Point Series and the Interchange Series: Levels 1, 2, and 3. Upon successful completion of Level 3, students are assigned to ESL Literature and Writing as a final course prior to exiting ESL to the college preparatory program full time. Only ESL Literature and Writing earns high school credit. Students are placed in the appropriate level on the basis of initial screening and assessment. Additional supplemental materials based on individual student need are provided to expand instruction in reading, comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking. As students advance to intermediate English, additional content-specific language and academic instruction is provided.

Ongoing Assessment

Ongoing Assessment

Progress and Quarter Grades: Teachers formally assess student progress in mastery and growth eight times per year; four quarter mid-term progress reports and four quarter final grade reports. Grades for all ESL courses will be recorded on the student’s transcript but do not earn high school credit and are not calculated into the student’s GPA.

End-of-level assessments are used to assist teachers in gauging growth and development of language proficiency.

Program Exit Process

Program Exit Process

Students exit the ESL program and are enrolled in the mainstream college preparatory curriculum on the basis of the following:

  • Successful completion and passing grade for ESL Literature and Writing
  • IPT assessment
  • Progress and Quarter grade reports
  • Teacher recommendation
[us_testimonial author=”–Davis Lee” company=”Member of the mens’ golf team & scholarship athlete at the University of Oklahoma”]When I came to the IJGA, I did not speak English and became fluent in a short period of time while also improving my golf game.[/us_testimonial]

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