At Tilton, the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program is designed to serve our international students who require additional support for English proficiency before entering the standard English curriculum. The program supports students who will use their English in continued college or university studies, in future jobs, and in personal endeavors.
ESOL courses provide students with instruction in the English language, exposure to the American classroom and culture, and exercise of the study skills requisite to success in a rigorous academic setting. The School offers ESOL instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels. New international students must complete proficiency testing on campus prior to placement in any courses, ESOL or otherwise. Proficiency testing, prior academic records, and other factors are used to determine course placement. Students who are placed into the intermediate level of ESOL courses will, in most cases, be in the program for two full school years.