ELI is a five-week intensive session that provides maximum opportunity for students to learn and practice their English skills. Students of all levels - beginning to highly advanced - are accepted and placed in a class designed to meet their individual needs.
Harker Summer English Language Institute
We have earned a worldwide reputation for being among the finest schools in the United States. Harker offers special intensive summer programs for international students interested in improving their English proficiency skills to prepare to go on to American boarding schools or international schools worldwide.
Our two programs offer multiple levels of academic instruction on two separate campuses. Classes are carefully designed for international students to accelerate language skill acquisition. The challenging learning environment combines traditional and contemporary instruction in small class sizes. A rich curriculum includes cultural excursions to support the classroom learning and provides extensive opportunities for off-campus English practice.
July 10 - August 11
August 14 - August 19 VIP Tour
Core Areas of Study
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing and Composition
- Study Skills
Daily homework and regular interactions with native speakers inspire students and offer the very best opportunities to improve English skills. All students are evaluated and placed in the appropriate skill levels once they arrive.
Questions? Contact us:
English Language Institute Office
Phone: 001.408.553.5738; Fax: 001.408.553.5735
International Reception Dates
Learn more about our program at one of our international receptions held in February and March. OIf you wish to receive a notification of these receptions, email email@example.com.
|COUNTRY||CITY||2017||RSVP||Event Reception Information|
|China||Beijing||Sat. March 11, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event||Reception Information/ Brochure|
|China||Chengdu||Sun. March 12, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event|
|China||Shanghai||Sun. March 19, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event|
|Republic of Korea||Seoul||Tue. March 21, 10 a.m.||RSVP For This Event||Reception Information/ Brochure|
|China||Hong Kong||Sat. March 25, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event|
|China||Shenzhen||Sun. March 26, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event||Reception Information / Brochure|
|Taiwan||Taipei||Wed. March 29, 6:30 p.m.||RSVP For This Event||Reception Information/ Brochure|
|Japan||Tokyo||Sat. April 1, 2 p.m.||RSVP For This Event||Reception Information / Brochure|
Harker's ELI is a day-only program and does not offer on-campus accommodation or supervision for students. We do provide resources nearby for families to stay close to the school. Many of our families also live with friends and relatives in the area during the summer session. Housing options follow.
Recommended Luxury Apartments for Families
The Towneplace Suites San Jose/Cupertino (a Marriott hotel) is making housing available for ELI families.
Please contact Towneplace Suites for any assistance you may need:
Phone 408.984.5903 | Fax 408.984.5904
Towneplace Suites San Jose/Cupertino
440 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129 USA
IMPORTANT! Reservations must be made separately and are in no way connected to the application for the Harker ELI program.
Stay with Local Guardian
Parents may also choose to have their student stay in the area with family or friends acting as the child's local guardian. Many of our families have local relatives and make arrangements on their own for accommodations. No transportation is provided by the school.
Students who are admitted to the English Language Institute are highly recommended, display a record of good behavior and are motivated to learn. Classes are small and teachers provide outstanding instruction, personalized attention, individualized support and comprehensive evaluation. Students must meet age requirements as of July 4, 2018:
- Elementary level students are between 6 and 11 years old.
- Secondary level students are between 12 and 16 years old.
Students who do not meet academic or behavioral expectations will be removed from the program. Student acceptance is only confirmed with completion of all application documents.
Outstanding faculty and staff are one of the hallmarks of The Harker School. All staff are carefully selected to provide a positive experience for the students.
Applicants must submit all the following documents to be considered for admission:
- Application form
- Teacher recommendation
- School transcript/report card
- Behavior contract
- Health history
- Permit to Take Medications form
- Consent to Travel form
- Student questionnaire
Classes are leveled according to student assessment, academic potential and maturity. In order to maximize the overall learning experience, our goal is to have each student in an age-appropriate class that is challenging but not stressful.
International students aged 6-16 who qualify for admission to the English Language Institute must be highly recommended, have a record of good behavior and be motivated to be actively engaged in the learning process. Students age 6-11 are eligible for the Elementary Program. Students aged 12-16 are eligible for the Secondary Program. Students must meet the age eligibility requirements as of June 1, 2017.
Campus & Facilities
Our outstanding and spacious facilities are fully equipped to offer our secondary and elementary English Language Institute campers a dynamic, enriching learning environment.