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 as well as experiencing the American culture.
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International Webinar Dates
The Harker School Webinar - Mandarin Translated Slides - JOIN THIS WEBINAR
10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Chinese Standard Time (UTC + 08:00)
7 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 - Pacific Standard Time (UTC - 07:00)
The Harker School Webinar – Japanese Translated Slides - JOIN THIS WEBINAR
10 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020 - Japan Standard Time (UTC + 09:00)
6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Pacific Standard Time (UTC - 07:00)
The Harker School Webinar – Korean Translated Slides - JOIN THIS WEBINAR
10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Korean Standard Time (UTC + 09:00)
6 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020 - Pacific Standard Time (UTC - 07:00)
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|Mon., March 23||Appointment only||Hong Kong||JW Marriott Hong Kong||RSVP|
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Summer Program Details
Our in-person programs offer multiple levels of academic instruction. Course curriculum is 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.
Core Areas of Study
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing and Composition
- Study Skills
While regular interactions with native speakers inspire students and offer the very best opportunities to improve English skills, having social interactions during activity time is valuable to the development of emotional intelligence, teaching the students the importance of communication, cooperation and how to “play” together.
SESSION OPTIONS AND FEES
- 4 weeks: July 3-28 $4,785
- 2 weeks: July 3-14 $2,385
- 2 weeks: July 17-28 $2,650
- VIP tour: July 31-Aug. 4
If you have any questions or if would like to learn how to become an ELI Ambassador, please contact us:
English Language Institute Director
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org| Phone: 001.408.553.5739
English Language Institute Office
Phone: 001.408.553.5738; Fax: 001.408.553.5735
ELI Online Class
Our online classes are in partnership with GKCors, Tokyo.
- Classes are offered online every quarter (winter, spring, summer, fall)
- For several years, GKCors has been instrumental in providing English language classes to students in Japan. We launched our partnership with them in 2020, offering online classes to further strengthen students’ English skills. The students are in their classroom in Japan with their teachers, and the Harker teacher connects with them via Zoom for lessons and activities.
- Students are encouraged to join Harker’s summer camp to experience the program in person.
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.
Recommended Luxury Apartments for Families
The Towneplace Suites San Jose/Cupertino (a Marriott hotel) is making housing available for ELI families. For more information about hotel accommodations please contact Joe Chung at email@example.com.
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. If you have interest in your child staying with a trusted American family, we work with various respected homestay organizations.
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 June 30, 2023:
- Elementary level students are between 6 and 10 years old.
- Secondary level students are between 11 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 6-10 are eligible for the Elementary Division. Students aged 11-16 are eligible for the Secondary Division. Students must meet the age eligibility requirements as of June 30, 2023.
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.
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