Your instructors in ACCESS are experienced language teachers with master's degrees or equivalent professional training and experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). They have all taught for several years in the ACCESS program as well as overseas. All ACCESS instructors have lived abroad for extended periods and have abilities in languages other than English. They know, from their personal experiences as well as from their professional training, how it feels to struggle and learn a new language in a new culture.
ACCESS instructors help you use the language for real communication, not for answering merely questions on language tests. They mix classroom study with activities that let you practice how to improve your skills in talking to Americans and to others who do not share your first language.
ACCESS instructors do more than teach excellent ESL classes; they help create a caring, family-like atmosphere for you. They encourage you in your studies and help you adjust to the culture here. They talk to you daily to check your progress and to get to know you personally. They will join you in recreational activities and help you answer questions and solve problems that you could encounter in your new environment.