The American Classroom Readiness (ACR) Course is the most cutting-edge pre-arrival online orientation course used to prepare international students to excel in the American classroom. The ACR Course is NOT a replacement for IEP or ESL programs. Rather, after students pass the TOEFL, IELTS, or some other English proficiency test and have been accepted to the university, they enroll in the course, which is taken either before or during their first semester of college.
The delivery of the product is online, with the help of North American coaches that work through English3’s proprietary platform. Throughout the course, students are presented with real life college material--including essays, articles, and videos of classroom discussions--are given prompts, and then are asked to record videos of themselves performing college level tasks. This conditions international students to excel in class.
After consulting with students and faculty alike, we have discovered the major challenges facing newly admitted international students. We have built the American Classroom Readiness Course on these findings. Students who take this course will learn the following:
How to deal with culture in the American education system
How to function in a fast-paced English-speaking environment
Listen to what students and administrators are saying about their experience with the American Classroom Readiness Course.
“Several weeks into the first semester professors reported the international students’ comprehension of English and integration into the cohort was the best they’d ever experienced. Consequently we decided to have non-native English speaking international students take the American Classroom Readiness Course again next year. Thanks English3!"
--Catherine Cooper, Associate Director, BYU MPA
“What I like about the ACR Course is that it’s helping me to improve my communication skills, and it helps me identify some of my weak areas that I can improve on.”
“I will recommend this to other international students because it helps them to acquire necessary English and American culture skills, in addition to developing new friends and a bigger network.”
“I would definitely recommend this course because of the helpful content and preparation for studying in the U.S.”
“I was kind of afraid at the beginning, but when I took this course, everything went well. I gained confidence in my ability to speak in front of a large group of English-speaking people.”