The English Language Learners (ELL) Program at PCI is the only English language program of it’s kind in the greater Lake Atitlan area. While the one-year program is designed primarily for students just finishing grade 6 and entering grade 7 (primero basico), other ages may be accommodated. The goal is to enable beginning English language students to obtain a middle school level of proficiency in English within one year. If you’re the parent of an extremely motivated non-English speaking student and you want to provide your child with an immense learning opportunity, the PCI ELL Program is for you.

In this 10 month program, each student will be immersed in the English language, studying up to five hours of English class per day in a positive English-speaking environment. The ELL Program is a proficiency-based language-learning program. This means that advancement in the program is based on individual student performance verified by regular proficiency assessments in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The ELL students will enjoy a full social life with the entire PCI student body .

Upon completion from the ELL program, each student will be able to enroll in PCI’s main campus and will study to obtain an accredited Guatemalan High School Diploma. Remember, you can enter this program with no prior English experience.

The 2019-2020 ELL program begins on November 4th, 2019. The ELL program is from November to August. During this intensive program, the student will not be enrolled officially in PCI. If the student finishes the program satisfactorily, s/he will enter PCI officially in September 2020.

To find out more about the program please contact us!