English Language and Innovation Institute

Coed, full-day boarding program for non-native speakers ages 12-17

July 13 – Aug. 9, 2019 | Coed, Full Day, Boarding Program for Non-Native Speakers

Ages 12-17 |Cost $7,800

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Program Information

Our English Language and Innovation Institute boasts superior and proven success. Our dynamic and experienced faculty, led by Dr. Dawn Little, has over 70 years of teaching experience. The morning academic session focuses on English listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The afternoon innovation and enrichment session allows students to explore our state-of-the-art Wang Innovation Center, Coding courses, arts and TOEFL test preparation.

Late afternoons are dedicated to fitness activities and games. Evenings during the week are dedicated to supervised study hall and communal time. Weekends are loaded with fun and adventure involving trips to Cleveland and other area attractions — much like a traditional boarding school experience.

ELII students are housed in WRA’s single-sex dormitories and eat meals in our dining hall.

English Language Education
Our veteran faculty engage students in a rigorous academic environment that focuses on English listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students are broken into three competency levels for more individualized instruction. Class size is 8 students per instructor. This ensures rapid and consistent improvement for every student with an almost 40 percent average increase in writing and speaking test results within a three week period.

  • Wang Innovation Center — students will have the opportunity to take ideas from concept to completion using state-of-the-art design and production equipment guided by expert faculty.
  • Coding — students will develop computer programming skills by creating interactive games involving artistic design and software programs.
  • Arts — students visit the Cleveland Museum of Art (45,000 works of art in permanent collection with international recognition for its substantial Asian and Egyptian art holdings), receive jazz/hip hop dance instruction and participate in studio art experiences.

Western Reserve Academy’s campus is located in the historic and thriving town of Hudson, Ohio. Students are permitted (in groups of 2 or more) to spend time in Hudson’s quaint downtown area (firstandmainhudson.com) shopping, getting ice cream, or relaxing on the town green. Weekends are full of adventure including things like hiking the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (51 sq. miles of preserved parkland), shopping, Cleveland Indians baseball games, the Cleveland Zoo (183 acres with one of the largest collections of primates in North America), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and other exciting activities.

What to know
The $7,800 tuition covers all airport transportation (on designated travel days), admission and travel to activities and trips, room and board and linens of all types. Nancy Hovan, ELII Program Director and WRA Admission representative has a staff of 5 counselors supervising and engaging students at all times.

Tuition & Travel Information
The all-inclusive cost for the four-week program is $7,800. This amount covers tuition, room and board, textbooks, all trips and activities, student health insurance, bed linens and towels. Students need only to bring personal spending money. WRA's 28-day program requires a Visitor Visa. Our campus is a 35-minute drive from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Transportation to and from the airport is included in tuition.