The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
幼儿园 - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

English Language Program

Language Instruction That Offers Support, Challenge, & 独立

For almost 40 years, Fay has offered immersive English language programs to international students seeking to become proficient/fluent English speakers. As a way to broaden the international diversity of our learning community, which currently includes students from over 20 different countries, we offer an English Language 程序(ELP). This program is designed to accommodate strong, well-prepared students who are just beginning their study of English as well as students who are already proficient in English and who are working toward fluency. 

The jdb电子夺宝 English Language 程序(ELP) is an immersive, multidisciplinary course of study that builds fluency in spoken and written English while introducing students to the Western cultural tradition. ELP students develop proficiency with the English language through an innovative humanities curriculum, 小班授课, 和直接, one-on-one interaction with faculty. 


  • 项目概述

    Most English Language Program students begin in grade seven or eight, with the goal of joining Fay’s mainstream classes in ninth grade as preparation for secondary school. The ELP is composed of three courses: Literature and Composition, a reading, 写作, and discussion course; 美国历史, a history course focused on the struggles and triumphs of the earliest years of the American project; and Inquiry and Analysis, a research-based non-fiction and philosophy course. Since mastery of English comes from learning key cultural and social contexts, the ELP also features robust outside-the-classroom experiential learning on the American and Western cultural experience.
    ELP students take all other courses—which include math, 科学, 艺术, 音乐, 创造者, and wellness—with their mainstream classmates.

  • Immersion and Community

    Students enrolling in Fay’s English Language Program are full and integral members of the 上学校 community, which is composed of 275 day and boarding students from more than 50 local towns, 11 American states, 20个国家. Students have opportunities throughout the school day and on weekends to p艺术icipate in engaging, immersive activities that foster friendships and new 利益. Students play a team sport each season, choose 音乐 and 艺术 electives, p艺术icipate in after-school activities, compete in our color team competitions, 共用宿舍, and enjoy meals and social events with students from around the world. By using English continuously in meaningful contexts, students achieve proficiency and fluency at a faster rate.

  • Structure and Support

    Fay’s structured language program facilitates the steady development of language skills. Our ELP teachers are experienced in teaching English to international students, and they are trained to provide engaging activities and meaningful feedback that foster progress. Dorm parents and advisors are also p艺术 of each student’s team of support. They are on hand before and after class hours to provide supervision, 指导, and encouragement as students learn and grow.

  • 谁有资格?

    While prior English speaking experience is a requirement for this program, students need not be completely fluent. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate a strong school record, effective study skills, 认真努力, the ability to hear and incorporate feedback, and a willingness to be a contributing p艺术 of our community. During the application process, students are placed into the English Language Program by the Director of 校友 and International Relations and the chair of our English Dep艺术ment, who consider the applicant’s written and spoken English, 学习成绩, and standardized test scores.

  • Courses - 7th and 8th Graders

    Course 1: Literature and Composition
    Students p艺术icipate in literary study and analysis through individualized instruction, 选择阅读, and guided analysis of texts. Students gradually move towards longer compositions, developing fundamental analytical 写作 skills and growing fluency with argumentation, 组织, 修辞, 和风格. Students in Literature and Composition explore a variety of texts, 包括小说, 诗歌, 短篇小说, 电影, 歌曲, and visual and pop culture.
    Course 2: American History
    This survey course introduces students to key moments in American history. In the fall, students examine U.S. geography and the structure of the U.S. 政府. In the winter and spring terms, students learn about the story of the United States, from its colonial legacy and the origins of slavery on the continent to the global wars and economic depression of the twentieth century. Using Howard Zinn’s A Young People’s History of the United States as the central text, students examine American achievements and contributions—and also ask how its people can do better in the future. Through reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources, students develop their language skills, with a focus on reading comprehension, 写作, and oral expression, in preparation for secondary school.

    Course 3: Inquiry and Analysis 
    This highly individualized course offers a workshop environment in which students learn the vocabulary, 组织al skills, and study strategies needed for success throughout their experience at jdb电子夺宝 and beyond. Students p艺术icipate in frequent discussions, 激烈的辩论, 小组作业, experiential learning opportunities, and field trips in order to build confidence and develop the fast-paced language processing and speaking skills necessary to thrive in secondary school and college.

main number 508-490-8250
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