Spring is a strong foundation in English. Accomplished instructors will help you to build a strong foundation in all the English language skills. You will study in interactive classes with teachers who have the education and training to teach English to international students. Instructors have master’s degrees in ESL, linguistics or related fields or specialized certificates in teaching English to speakers of other languages. In addition to years of teaching experience, many of instructors have studied and taught in other countries, so they are sensitive to cultural differences and understand the challenges involved in learning another language.
Among the faculty members, you will meet excellent teachers who have won awards from their professional organizations, authors of textbooks in the English-language field, and active participants in professional organizations, such as TESOL International Association, NAFSA: Association of International Educators and English USA – the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
The curriculum is designed for your success. Since 1979, the Spring International curriculum has been developed, evaluated, tested, and updated into a professional guide that assists students in learning the most English possible in the shortest period of time.
The curriculum is divided into six levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced. Each level focuses on structure (grammar), reading, writing, and listening/speaking. Skills are coordinated rather teaching each one in isolation. A state-of-the-art computer lab offers programs to enhance skills in reading, spelling, grammar, and writing. Internet access is available to all students.