The academic objective of the Summer ELL program is to make the learning of English language skills a positive and valuable experience for each student. In order to accomplish this goal, Fessenden’s summer teachers create individualized learning goals for each student that can be accomplished in a small group setting. Each morning class averages 7-8 children, a number that allows for maximum teacher-student interactions as well as opportunities for cooperative learning activities.
The morning academic program offers many levels of ELL instruction, ranging from beginning to advanced. These classes are taught by experienced ELL teachers and supported by English-speaking peer tutors.