English as a Second Language (ESL)
Riverside Military Academy provides our non-native English-speaking students with the English language skills they need to succeed academically in schools where English is the language of instruction.
Our primary goal is college placement, so our teachers focus on building the cognitive academic language proficiency of our students so they may excel in their academic courses and ACT/SAT college entrance exams.
We offer three levels of ESL classes serving beginner to advanced level students. Please see our ESL Overview for complete descriptions.
Coursework is supplemented by field trips into the community that give students the opportunity to gain practical experience with their language skills.
Riverside offers a Summer School Program that includes a Cultural Immersion option for our foreign language cadets.
English as a Second Language (ESL) cadets will visit various regions throughout the State of Georgia and other states. These trips may include visits to historical sites, theme parks, and other attractions. Students will practice their English conversation skills while also reading and writing in English.
The Capstone week includes an assignment on the cadets' experiences during their cultural immersion trip. The final week focuses on Leadership Camp.