Collegetown Prep students spend part of every day in a more traditional classroom setting on the Concordia College campus, focusing on academic reading, writing, conversation and discussion skills. Students also take field trips into the community every day, to apply the concepts from the classroom to “real world” settings! Collegetown Prep students also have their choice of daily elective activities like bike riding, painting, baking, and swimming.
Immersion language instruction means learning language all day, every day - in class and out of class, in formal and informal, structured and unstructured settings. Even at meal times and in evening activities, Collegetown Prep staff are still teaching, and students are always learning in what we call a learning community where living the language is the motto!
This is supported by a staff to student ratio of 1:4, providing each student with lots of opportunities to speak with native speakers of English, from different backgrounds and with different interests all day long.
For the more formal and structured language instruction time of the day, Collegetown Prep students will have the opportunity to participate in coursework of their choice based on their personal interest (not unlike how students choose their courses when in college). Content-based instruction provides a real context for language learning and gives the students an opportunity to learn some specialized vocabulary associated with the given topic. They cover topics such as Immigration, Agriculture, Historic and Present Day United States, Travel, Pop Culture (film, literature, arts, sports, music), Science and Technology, and Politics. To read more about some of our course offerings (and they will vary some from year to year), please refer to the following link