Let Mercer design a custom short-term or long-term program tailored to your group’s specific needs. Whether your group wants to be integrated into our regular session classes or participate in a completely separate program, we will work with you to develop an unforgettable experience. All groups will be located on our Atlanta campus, peaceful and secure yet just minutes from downtown. Group members must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma.
TYPES OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS
- English Communication & Culture
- ESL/EFL Teacher Training
- Business & Professional English
- English for Specialized Fields
In addition to classroom work, we also offer opportunities for classroom observations, tutoring, seminars, partnerships with other campus departments, and hybrid courses.
English Communication & Culture
This program is available to English learners of all proficiencies. The curriculum for this program can be tailored to meet the needs of beginning level students all the way to advanced learners. Specific topics and areas of instruction can be determined by the group’s interests.
ESL/EFL Teacher Training Program
This program is geared toward English teachers looking to improve their teaching skills, learn new classroom strategies, and increase their personal confidence in English. In addition to teacher training courses, we offer opportunities for participants to engage in classroom observations, tutoring practice, educational seminars, partnerships with other campus departments, conversation practice with community members, hybrid courses, and more.
Business & Professional English
This program combines English language training with business-focused instruction. Groups will be taught by highly-qualified instructors who have experience in the business realm. Atlanta is home to many world-famous companies and is a perfect location to study business-focused English and have the opportunity to tour local companies.
We also offer hybrid programs. This is a popular option that combines English Communication & Culture with ESL/EFL Teacher Training.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE OF A HYBRID PROGRAMDATES & COSTS
We offer special programs throughout the year and dates can be negotiated to fit within your timeline.
Prices vary depending on the length of each program, curriculum desired, number of participants, and extent of accommodations needed. We will work with you to develop a program that fits within your budget.
ACCOMMODATIONS & OTHER SERVICES
We arrange housing at nearby extended-stay hotels with comfortable amenities. We can also partner with a local homestay organization to place participants in homes in order to maximize their U.S. experience with immersion in the local culture. Transportation to/from Mercer can easily be organized with homestay families, bus routes, or hotel shuttles.
Depending on the scope of each program, the following student services may be utilized:
- New student orientation
- Cafeteria, bookstore, computer labs
- Campus Healthcare Services
- University libraries
- Social and cultural activities and excursions
- Weekly grocery trips
- Gymnasium, swimming pool, weight and fitness rooms, tennis courts, soccer fields