The Active ESL program utilizes active learning strategies to increase language communication and listening skills in an engaging and rewarding manner. This effective learning method increases students’ confidence and motivation to strive for more.
Program instructors are mindful of the diverse language abilities of students and are effective in enabling students to take initiative without overwhelming them. Instructors also have the support of qualified university students, who take on the mentoring role of group leader, to ensure more individualized attention for each student.
By maintaining this student-centered approach during lessons and projects on interesting, engaging topics, instructors are able to maximize student participation. Instructors and group leaders create a space in which students are constantly motivated to voice their own ideas, opinions, thoughts, and questions.
This program includes campus visits, visits to local organizations, factories, companies, stores, shopping centers, and sightseeing locations, which are chosen specifically with the ESL sessions in mind. Every activity in the program is intentionally used for the purpose of developing students’ listening, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Though the program is intensive, students are not overwhelmed due to the seamless integration of activities and lessons to keep students engaged and consistently enthusiastic.
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Global Empowerment Mindset (GEM) Program
The GEM Program is centered around the concept of personal empowerment. GEM sessions form a highly interactive environment by incorporating inquiry-based learning, discussion-based learning, and active learning strategies. Gem Sessions are conducted fully in English and lead by an instructor with group leaders who lead small group discussions.
GEM at Claremont Colleges
GEM at Claremont Colleges is developed and operated in collaboration with the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise that is a part of Claremont Graduate University. The program contains three Drucker for Future Leaders (DFL) sessions that is run by the Drucker Institute as well as GEM sessions. DFL teaches management and leadership skills based on the teachings of Peter F. Drucker.
The Girl Power! in Seattle program uses English as second language (ESL) lessons, activities, and field trips to provide teenage girls with the opportunity to explore what girl power is, build their confidence as a woman, and gain insight on how they can thrive in the global world and their future.
Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute
Social Entrepreneurship Program with the Drucker Institute offers a rare opportunity for university students to engage with some of the most essential tools for leadership and management as developed by Peter Drucker the “father of modern management.” At the heart of this program lie the fundamentals of social entrepreneurship, an area which, alongside the corporate and public sectors, Drucker deemed essential to any functioning society.
Columbia Business School Program: Venture for All®
This global initiative is for talented students who seek to develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in the classroom or professional world. These student programs are designed to build on existing strengths to solve important global problems through entrepreneurial thinking and action. Each class blends contemporary theory and practice in areas of design, entrepreneurship, innovation, and team leadership.
Custom Group Programs
GPI US understands that every group can be vastly different due to their education system, culture, English level, academic focus, and more. The program for one group may not fit the needs and have the academic focus desired from another group. With information about the group’s demographic, English level, accommodation preference, desired program length, program focus, and requested location to visit, GPI US will meticulously tailor an impactful learning experience for your group.