CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Massachusetts International Academy offers a high quality academic preparation program. Through our intensive English learning experience, students gain knowledge, skills, confidence, and preparation  for future university study in the United States.

 

The goals of the MAIA academic curriculum are:

 

  1. to provide ESL instruction tailored to each student’s individual proficiency level

  2. to hone students’ academic skills for future university success

 

MAIA’s daily schedule includes four courses:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Listening and Speaking

  • Elective


All courses focus on developing academic language skills and study skills, as well as acculturating students to American classroom norms. In Reading, Writing, and Listening/Speaking classes, students also focus on developing skills necessary for success on standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. Test-taking objectives are integrated into all daily lessons.