UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Programs offered during 'Intensives'
The first three weeks of January and the first three weeks of August are known as the 'intensives' period at DGEV. These are periods when Korean schools are not in session, and many students and teachers are free to come to the Village to practice their English. Four programs are generally run concurrently during these periods:
1. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program: This program entails elementary and middle school students spending a full three weeks in residence at the Village. Participants study a total of thirty hours per week, following a curriculum that includes both intensive and situational class hours.
2. The Teaching English in English (TEE) program: The TEE program is designed for Korean elementary school teachers who wish to both hone their English skills and broaden their teaching tool kits.
3. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program: The TESOL program goes a step beyond the TEE program, offering teachers a chance to improve their pedagogical knowledge and skills over the course of a full three weeks.