English Language Institute, American National
ESL (English as Second Language)


Field Trips for Cultural Immersion and Fun!

American National English Language Institute plans regular field trips to fun and prominent places on the East Coast. Past field trips included the following:

  • Hershey, Lancaster, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – During the trip, ESL students learned about such things as candy-making at the Hershey Story Museum, Amish history and culture in Lancaster, and the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg on our nation’s history at the Gettysburg battlefield and Museum of the American Civil War.
  • Charleston, South Carolina – Trip highlights included having dinner on the beach with a moonlight stroll along the sand afterwards, along with visits to the Charleston Museum, Fort Sumter, Manigault House, Middleton Place (a plantation), the Charleston Aquarium, and the USS Yorktown. The students learned about Charleston’s role in the Civil War and history of slavery, the international multi-cultural nature of the city, and the realities of wealth and privilege and contrasting poverty for many in the south.
  • New York City – Students had an opportunity to practice their English comprehension and speaking skills. They listened to tour guides and discussed their thoughts as they visited many of the city’s famous landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower site, Chinatown, Times Square, and the United Nations.
  • Dollywood and a stay in Pigeon Forge, TN – The amusement park excitement and hotel relaxation was just the first day of the trip. There was much more! On Day Two, the itinerary focused on the educational portion of the excursion. Students spent the day learning all about the operations and business of NASCAR. Students toured the Bristol Motor Speedway and had a speedway consultant explain the facility’s operations and the financial boom of the racing industry.

Have you already taken ESL courses at another institution? Speak with an ESL Program Representative to determine your point of entry into American National’s ESL program.

Beginner Level – These courses are designed for those who have little to no experience with English and cover the basics of the English language.

Foundations Level – The foundations level courses are designed for students who are somewhat familiar with the English language and wish to build upon their basic skills, with proficiency and confidence.

Intermediate Level – Intermediate level courses are designed for students who have a solid working grasp of the English language and are ready to progress into full fluency.

The Introduction to TOEFL® and TOEFL® Preparation courses are designed to prepare international students to improve their English skills for academic and professional purposes.

Get started today! To learn more about our ESL Program, call 540-283-6602 to speak with an ESL Program representative or start your application process now.



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