Program Overview

Summer@Brown Courses for English Language Learners are two-week courses offered in a broad range of academic disciplines, reflecting the breadth and depth of Brown’s undergraduate curriculum. The mission of Summer@Brown Courses for English Language Learners is to offer college-bound students for whom English is not their primary language an opportunity to experience Brown’s rigorous curriculum while strengthening their English language proficiency.

Course Duration Two weeks
Total Number of Courses 16-20
Disciplines Covered Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM
Required Instructional Hours Three hours a day (Monday to Friday)
Two hours on Wednesday
Daily Class Meeting Times
  • 8:30am-11:20am (Daily)
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm (Wednesdays)
Office Hours We encourage instructors to arrange office hours or small group meetings with students, and in general, to be open to student requests to meet outside of class.
Out of Class Work for Students Students should expect to work on 2-3 hours per night of relevant material
Teaching Support Based on enrollment numbers, instructors may be eligible for support staff including Teaching Associates or Assistant
Additional Student Interaction Opportunities Lunch tickets are provided for instructional staff to join students in the dining halls once per course
Professional Development Opportunities
  • ELL Workshop
  • Inclusive teaching workshop in the spring
  • Office hours with Program Directors
  • Pre-College summer welcome event in May
Program Director Joi-Danelle Whitehead

English Language Learners Instructor Checklist

The following checklist is a combination of course administration logistics and action items that you will need to be familiar with beforeduring, and after your course. Throughout the summer academic season, you will be prompted with email reminders to guide you through key milestones and deadlines.

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