St. John’s Northwestern

Military Academy

ESL Academy


ESL Academy

ESL Intensive English Orientation for New SJNMA International Cadets: August 7-30, 2017

ESL Intensive English Course for Returning SJNMA International Cadets: August 7-30, 2017

SJNMA Academic Year for All Cadets: August 31, 2017–May 30, 2018

The curriculum in the SJNMA ESL Institute will be developed based up the internationally recognized standards of TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Published in 2006, the TESOL standards were developed in order to "bring non-English speaking students closer to the educational mainstream by standards that set high expectations for these students’ command of English and for their overall academic achievement" in the mainstream classroom.

TESOL standards also provide a national cohesion by aligning with and meeting the high expectations of the Common Core Standards in academic content areas. Because they complement other academic discipline standards, the goal of the SJNMA ESL Institute in using the TESOL standards is to strengthen a student’s English proficiency in academic content areas, such as science, history, math, and technology, in order to improve their chances for success in the mainstream English classroom and beyond.

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The mission of the SJNMA ESL Institute is to provide a challenging and relevant ESL educational
program that prepares international young men for academic success at the pre-college level 
through a supportive English immersion curriculum and series of cultural experiences.