In 2009, the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (
Six years ago, ILI expanded its partnership with Springfield College to include the Pathway Program within the college’s College Language and American Studies Program (CLASP). Courses are taught on site in Springfield. “This initiative meets the SEVIS criteria for pathway programs,” Caroline explains. “It provides credit-bearing English language classes for matriculated students at Springfield College.”
As stated in the recent IALC Study Travel Research Report, student motivation is increasingly channelled towards higher education and preparing for academic study rather than on learning English as a hobby. Caroline believes, “There is excellent potential to expand pathway offerings through analysis of where students are heading and by creating curriculum to support their goals early in their academic studies, both face-to-face and virtually.”
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