Woodlands Academy offers English as a Second Language (ESL) to help students in our International Program improve their English language skills. We provide a supportive environment that focuses on students’ individual needs, and enables them to develop the cultural understanding and performance skills necessary to function appropriately and successfully in both academic and social situations. Students are placed according to their level of English ability as determined by the College Board SLEP English language placement test. We offer two levels, ESL I for the advanced beginner to intermediate student, and ESL II for the high intermediate to advanced student. ESL classes meet four or five times times a week, and all classes are conducted in English. Study skills and cognitive strategies are taught, in addition to speaking, listening, reading, and writing.