About The Program
Mercyhurst Prep ESL program offers intensive study of English language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and real world speaking opportunities that immerse the student in learning the language. Upon arriving at the academy, students are interviewed, tested and placed in appropriate class levels that meet the needs of the individual student. In addition, at PIA, we teach ESL with additional classes offered every day.
Classes will be a relaxed atmosphere where students are made to feel comfortable. Our Teaching methods will focus on the entire class as a group, but individual students will get plenty of one-on-one attention from our staff, based on their skill levels, which will ultimately accelerate their learning curve.
Students put their new skills to practical use during field trips and enrichment programs that are offered exclusively through the school, like our in-house internship programs that feature real world speaking opportunities. With the combination of homework, class work and field experience, your child will adapt to the culture quicker than ever thought possible.
At the end of the program, your child will have improved their English speaking skills, but more importantly have built the foundation for continued learning of the English language.