Accelerated English Language Program

An all-inclusive English language and culture immersion: July 9 - August 13, 2016

The Accelerated English Language Program is an intensive American Culture and English language summer program.  This immersion experience for international high school students balances academic rigor with meaningful summertime adventures.

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  • Student Life

    Students enjoy all the comforts of an American boarding School: Delicious and healthful meals, restful accommodations, dedicated study areas, and numerous opportunities to utilize New Hampton School’s beautiful campus. 

    Housing & Meals
    Students reside in on-campus housing and are assigned a roommate of similar age, and different home language when possible. Rooms are comfortably furnished with a bed, desk with a lamp and chair, and dresser or closet space. Bed linens, towels, a pillow and comforter are provided.

    Students enjoy freshly prepared meals in New Hampton School’s Memorial Hall Dining Room. Delicious and healthful options, including gluten free and vegetarian, allow students to experience a fusion of cuisines from the US and around the World
    Supervision & Safety
    Our team of experienced, knowledgeable and caring teachers, activity and house staff support and interact with students. A high staff to student ratio and constant availability of staff promotes positive language and personal development.
    New Hampton School is located in the small town of New Hampton, where the close-knit community values respect, responsibility and safety. For further reassurance, NHS employs overnight security for the campus and safeguards that residential houses are secured each night. 

    Health Services
    AELP students are enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan included with tuition. Minor injuries and illnesses are treated on campus and urgent/acute care will be given at an area hospital. New Hampton School employs a nurse manager whom oversees the health services in compliance with state requirements. 
Certain vaccinations and/or diagnostic tests, including those for Tuberculosis, are required by the State of New Hampshire and are necessary and mandatory for students attending the AELP.
  • Study in the United States

    The Accelerated English Language program provides a rich and demanding academic experience, but also the chance for focused, high-achieving students to improve their English, make new friends, and taste the independence of American culture in a safe, nurturing comfortable, and supervised setting.
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  • A Typical Day

    Morning English instruction is held in air-conditioned classrooms Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Group activities during the afternoons from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm reinforce the day's lessons while exposing participants to all aspects of American culture. Learning occurs throughout all aspects of the experience: while traveling, at historical sites and museums, in restaurants, during social gatherings and while enjoying the campus facilities.
    Each day on the AELP presents different adventure and occasionally alternative scheduling is necessary. A Typical day includes the following:

    8:00 amBreakfast - Memorial Hall
    9:00 am
    9:50 am
    11:15 am
    ESL Fundamentals - differentiated learning for each level
    Content-Based Learning - Organized by weekly RLA Theme
    Task-Based Project Class - To prepare weekly presenations
    12:00 pmLunch - Memorial Hall
    2:00 pm
    American Culture Adventures! 
    5:00 pmDinner in Memorial Hall
    6:00 pmEvening activities including music, town visits, and more
    9:00 pmStudy/Reading time
    11:00 pmLights out - Staff members maintain a presence in dormitories and campus.
  • Activities

    Activities are chosen with educational benefits and student interests in mind, with the objective of having students create and construct their own learning through meaningful, “real life,” American activities.  Each activity has learning objectives that are included in the curriculum. These adventures occur on and away from New Hampton School's beautiful campus
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Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

  • Leia Bridgham 

    Director of Summer Programs
  • Shawndra Kesselring 

    AELP Director, Academic Support Instructor
  • Maura Veilleux 

    New Hampton School
  • Sara Laskoski 

    AELP Instructor
  • Vanessa Campbell 

    AELP Instructor
  • Steven Berry 

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