The study of English as a second language at Hoosac School is rooted in a dynamic curriculum which affords students not only formal classroom training but also total immersion in a boarding school setting.
Upon their arrival at Hoosac, ELL students take a diagnostic exam to place them in an appropriate level of ELL instruction. ELL students meet in classes of 5 to 15 students for sheltered instruction in the various subject areas. Students develop their listening and speaking skills in classes designed to maximize their opportunities to receive authentic input and their opportunities to communicate their ideas both casually and formally. English grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills are a constant focal point throughout their study at Hoosac. All ELL students participate in theater, community service, team athletics and public speaking. ELL at Hoosac School is a full time experience that reaches far beyond the classroom.