The faculty acknowledges the interconnectedness between language acquisition and cultural awareness and adjustment. Therefore, all aspects of language development and cultural consciousness are present in both inside and outside of the class experiences. Students engage in and practice discrete and interrelated language skills and experiences as they progress through the program.
With the intention to create a desire in students to take ownership of their learning so as to be successful in the rigors of higher education in the US, the faculty identifies and provides the tools necessary for academic success and promotes the importance of autonomous learning.
Assessment is valued not only as a measure of student progress, but also as a tool to evaluate and adapt the overall program and curriculum. Tests and reviews are conducted at regular intervals in an effort to improve upon the quality of the pedagogical, curricular, and operational elements of the program.
In order to maintain a high-quality educational experience, professional development is a priority. Therefore, faculty engages in professional development of various forms in order to stay current in the field and meet the end goals of the curriculum.
The ultimate aim of the program is to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the students it serves. These aims, along with a high regard for its diverse learners, are the guiding principles of the English Language Program. These principles are represented in the dedication of the faculty, the carefully constructed program and curricular design, and cultural awareness activities. The faculty believes that commitment to a program that is objectively examined and open to modification is crucial to its success; therefore, the English Language Program strives to maintain these principles.