ELLSP About

Program Features

Shannon Hall, located in the heart of campus, is where most of the ELL classes will be conducted.

Shannon Hall, located in the heart of campus, is where most of the ELL classes will be conducted.

Academic English Language Training

Students will prepare for the upcoming academic year with English language instruction that will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking, and critical thinking skills. Students will take a placement exam to determine the course level that will best support their needs. Courses focus on language found in a variety of academic and cultural contexts to prepare students for the subjects they will encounter in the American classroom.

Leadership Training

Students will participate in leadership training based on the Five Cornerstones upon which Valley Forge has built an international reputation: Leadership, Academic Excellence, Personal Motivation, Character Development and Physical Development. The goal of the leadership training is for students to develop an awareness of their leadership potential and learn the necessary skills and processes that will enable them to act responsibly, succeed academically, and meet the challenges in their personal and academic lives.

American Culture and Recreation

Students enjoy the thrills of an afternoon of whitewater rafting.

Students enjoy the thrills of an afternoon of whitewater rafting.

Students will venture into the community on organized experiential learning trips to complete academic, leadership, and cultural projects and to enjoy all the Philadelphia area has to offer. Students will visit historic sites, parks, and museums, attend sporting events, participate in recreational activities, and experience American culture.

Program Details:

Dates: July 21 – August 15, 2014

Ages: Grades 7-12; College freshmen and sophomores, co-ed

Program Costs: $6,950 USD (includes tuition, room & board, books, trips, and activities)

Health Insurance Cost:

For students who are enrolled in the ELLSP program, and will continue in the fall semester at the Academy or College, the annual cost of health insurance is $1,250.00, and the insurance will be valid beginning July 21.

For students who are only enrolling in the ELLSP program, and will not attend VFMA&C in the fall semester, the cost of insurance is $450.00 for two months, valid beginning July 21.