The Kean USA English Immersion International Program for Summer 2016 is organized to ensure our students learn spoken and written English language skills, allowing them to speak English fluently and with confidence, and ensuring that their reading comprehension and writing abilities are effective for global success. A tiered structure based upon instruction, coaching and real world practice will enable English language learners to acquire and refine their English language skills either at the intermediate or advanced levels. The program of study will also include opportunities for students to experience U.S. culture via local trips in New Jersey and in New York City, visits to public schools and businesses as they relate to professional study, and to engage participants in social and informal group activities with mentors to provide extensive opportunities and contexts to support the development of English language skills.
English Immersion Mentors
English Immersion Mentors (EIMs) are upper-class Kean University students who are primarily responsible for ensuring a smooth Immersion process into the English culture through in class support, tutorial assistance and a variety of academic, recreational and social support services during the evening and weekend hours.
- Must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
- Must have at least 24 credits.
- Must possess and utilize clear English speaking skills.
- Must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct.
- Must be registered for the Summer and/or Fall 2016 semesters.
Term of Employment
The 2016 English Immersion Program will run from July 3, through August 16, 2016. EIMs are expected to begin working on or about June 21, until about August 18, 2016, to allow for training, program opening and program closing. It is expected that EIMs will be available 7-days per week during the program and engage students regularly in and out of the classroom.
EIMs will be compensated with a $2,300 stipend (prior to taxes), a room waiver for housing during the term of employment, three meals per day and transportation and entry into all program excursions and activities at no cost.
Applications for EIMs are currently being accepted online at www.kean.edu/offices/english-immersion-program/mentors. Priority applications are encouraged and are due online in Cougar Link by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. All applications must be received in Cougar Link by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The EIM Search Committee will review applications and begin scheduling interviews by April 25.
English Immersion Mentor Reference Forms:
As a part of this application, you are required to have two reference forms submitted on your behalf. At least one EIM Applicant Reference Form must be completed by a Kean University professor that can rate your in-class academic ability. The EIM Applicant Reference Form can be downloaded by clicking here.
EIM Reference Forms must be submitted prior to the application deadline to:
English Immersion Mentor Search Committee
c/o Scott Snowden, Director, Center for Leadership and Service
Miron Student Center room 219
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083