ILI traveled to Jocotitlan, Mexico to train teachers in OpenBook English. Teachers in the school Unidad Educativa Ernesto Peralta learned about the program and then helped their students learn how to navigate OpenBook on their tablets.
“One of the biggest barriers to international students attending Marlboro College is the high proficiency in English needed to engage in academic scholarship,” says Maggie Strassman, director of international studies. That is changing, following a new partnership with the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), a Northampton-based, not-for-profit language school promoting intercultural understanding through language instruction. [Read more…]
Here’s a wonderful article and video about one of our students in our free English program for area immigrants. Thank you Sarah Crosby at the Daily Hampshire Gazette for this excellent piece and for sharing María Teresa’s story.
Classes are fun and conversation-based. More information.
We are pleased to share our latest newsletter and the wonderful video created by Jason Kotoch and Northeast Solar.
International Language Institute of MA and Marlboro College form partnership to help international students succeed.
New agreement brings the number of ILI’s college and university partners to 12
International students whose first languages are not English have a new opportunity to make a successful transition to programs at Marlboro College (Marlboro, VT). Thanks to a partnership with the International Language Institute (ILI) in Northampton, MA, the students will receive academic support designed specifically to help college-bound individuals with moderate English skills.
“This is a perfect match,” said Brigid Lawler, Marlboro College’s Dean of Admissions. “Many potential international students need help with their English before they start their undergraduate or graduate work in the United States. ILI’s well-deserved reputation for excellence in teaching English skills as well as the nuances of US academic culture assures that our students will have a better chance at success. We are excited to get the partnership underway.” [Read more…]