The summer English as a Second Language program at The Perkiomen School (ESL@PERK) is a 5-week boarding program, which focuses on the individual goals of each student. The ESL program provides daily classes using exercises in both spoken and written English, to provide students with a solid foundation for success in English-speaking classrooms. In addition to daily classes, ESL@PERK provides many extra-curricular activities including athletic competitions and forms of creative expression. Off-campus trips to New-York City, Washington, D.C. and other metropolitan areas are designed to immerse the campers fully into the American culture. In addition to our 5-week program, we offer a 2-week intensive literature and composition program directed towards students in grades 9-12. This program uses short stories to engage students in discussion based analysis and writing activities, simulating the expectations of a typical mainstream upper-school English classroom