Resources for Current Theo Students.
Soren M. Hessler, Director
Seminary Hall Room 29
Language and Learning for Theological Education
2019 Summer English Program Schedule
July 29 through August 19, 2019
The Summer English Language Program (CRW 540) is an intensive program required of all entering Theological School students whose first language is not English and who have not received a degree from an American university. It is a three-credit course that comprises a three-week course during the month of August and its companion course, a one semester course, CRW 541, during the Fall or Spring semester, depending on the semester of matriculation.
Participation in the program is an opportunity for students to deepen their critical thinking skills and to be prepared for a successful academic and community experience. It also enables students to become familiar with the rich diversity of U.S. culture and to become familiar with one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
The summer intensive program includes classroom instruction, Friday field trips to the metro-New York/New Jersey locations, and visits to diverse worshipping communities on Sundays.
Sample Schedule of Classes
Sample Field Trip Locations
Visit to Midtown Manhattan: New York Public Library; Bryant Park; Broadway; Grand Central Station; Penn Station; St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Rockefeller Center.
Visit to Lower Manhattan: Train to Hoboken, NJ; Ferry from Hoboken to Manhattan, across the Hudson River; visit to 9/11 Museum and Memorial; Walking tour to include Wall Street, St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Church, and the Museum of the American Indian
Visit to Upper Manhattan: Columbus Circle; Central Park, including Strawberry Fields, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Frick Museum; and the Museum of the City of New York.
Other Locations for Possible Visits: Princeton University Museum; Princeton University Chapel; Morris County Museum; Newark Museum; Thomas Nash House; Morristown, New Jersey; George Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey; Ironbound District in Newark, New Jersey.
Sample Church Visits