English Language for international students

Florida Prep offers an immersive and distinguished ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program for students from outside the United States the moment they step foot onto our campus.

Declared the "best ESOL program in the State of Florida" by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), this is a signature offering at Florida Prep that provides a foundational stepping stone for international students to master English language skills and American cultural perspectives.

With personalized learning plans, ESOL students are immersed in regular and structured interactions with native speakers on campus and in the local community. The majority of ESOL students on campus board with English speakers.

Students enrolled in the ESOL program at Florida Prep attend daily sessions taught by faculty who specialize in the instruction of English as a second language. All core curriculum classes—e.g., Math, History, Science—are taught exclusively in English.

In the event students struggle with this dynamic immersion, they are encouraged to take advantage of daily Teacher After School Help, One-on-one Classroom Assistance, and Peer guidance. ESOL at Florida Prep is designed to ensure that our international students are well prepared for success in the classroom and after graduation within the American college and university system.

Field Trips & Activities are a regular part of the Curriculum

Alongside regular classroom activities, students enrolled in the ESOL program also enjoy regular field trips to practice their language skills in person. These trips include visits to restaurants, entertainment venues, and other locations where students can use their English skills in real-life situations.

To ensure that students are ready for these experiences, ESOL teachers tailor lesson plans for these activities to include, for example, knowledge of menus, speaking with servers, and handling basic transactions. Students overwhelming report that these real-world sessions and trips are a great boost to their confidence. All these visits, of course, are chaperoned by the classroom instructors who are ready to assist in case of any confusion or difficulty.  


Make It A Gap Year!

The Florida Prep ESOL program is a perfect opportunity for students seeking a Gap Year English language program prior to completing secondary school studies in their home country.


Our ESOL Program is designed for  International Students learning English, who possess a  basic understanding of the fundamentals of English.  Please review the international TOEFL/IELTS test scores below for an indication of your eligibility to enter the program.

Minimum Required Test Scores


Grade  Score
Grade 9 31-50
Grade 10 51 - 71
Grade 11 71 and above


Grade  Score
Grade 9 0-5.5
Grade 10 5.6-6
Grade 11 6.1 and above

Please note: If your child's score is below the range listed above, we invite your child to apply to our Academy for an English Immersion Year. For more information about this program, please contact the Admissions Department at admissions@flprep.com.

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Schedule of Courses

ESOL 1 and ESOL 2

  • 3 Periods per day of ESOL: (ESOL instruction, computerized language lab and Reading for ESOL students)
  • 1 Period per day of Physical Education
  • 1 Period per day of Mathematics
  • 3 Periods per day of Electives (Additional English language instruction will replace electives as determined by English proficiency.)

ESOL 3, ESOL 4 and TOEFL Prep

  • 1 Period of ESOL Instruction
  • 1 Period per day of Mathematics
  • 1 Period per day of Science
  • 1 Period per day of English Literature
  • 1 Period per day of History
  • 3 Periods per day of Electives