English as a Second Language (ESL)


Clearwater Academy International is just that, an international school with a diverse student population from all around the world. We currently have over 50 International students representing over 20 different countries. As a part of that, the school has a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Students can enroll with limited or no English-speaking ability and receive the same excellent academic program as our English-speaking students.

Our ESL program starts with teaching simple nouns that can be used immediately – cup, door, pencil, pen, paper, etc. Once the student has mastered a strong vocabulary of nouns they move onto phonics. This is the key to learning to decode the English language and speak it fluently.

Most foreign languages do not teach or use phonics as their letters only make one sound – unlike English.


If you are interested in attending Clearwater Academy International and are not a U.S. Citizen here are the steps to follow:

  1. Contact Clearwater Academy and go through the application process.
  2. Fill out the information sheet and pay the fee for the processing of your I-20 Student Visa.
  3. Once you receive your I-20 papers make an appointment at your U.S.Embassy to complete the process.
  4. Contact Clearwater Academy to verify your arrival once you have completed the process with the U.S. Embassy.


Email your questions to info@clearwateracademy.org.

All of our foreign language students receive individual tutoring and attention throughout their program based on their individual needs. While progressing through their ESL program, students are an active part of their age-appropriate grade and participate in all other school activities.

Clearwater Academy’s stellar ESL program ensures every student who enrolls becomes an active and participating member of the student body. In addition to speeding up their academics it helps them to also assimilate quickly into their new English-speaking environment.

Students can enroll with limited or no English-­speaking ability and receive the same excellent academic program as our English-­speaking students.