NESE is situated adjacent to Harvard University in Harvard Square, a focal point of student activity and one of the most interesting and dynamic student centers in the United States. Students attend intensive classes during the day and go home to an American family home stay or a dormitory in the evening. All day, every day, the intensive program exposes students to American language and culture, providing an opportunity for the fastest language learning possible. The teachers at NESE hold degrees from Harvard and other top universities and are dynamic professionals with exceptional teaching experience. Classes, averaging ten students, are kept small to ensure lively discussions, student participation, and intense student-teacher interaction.
On arrival at NESE, the Academic Director will thoroughly assess each student’s level in grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students are accordingly placed in appropriate levels for each skill. In addition, center subdivides each level according to age. This means that professionals will be in class with other professionals, and students will be in class with other students. Students can also choose specialized courses such as TOEFL preparation and Business English. NESE also offers after-school courses in Pronunciation, University Preparation, Legal English, and American business norms and etiquette. Advanced students can take extra courses in their areas of interest at Harvard Extension School and other area schools. For professionals who may be unable to attend the regular curriculum, the school offers private classes.
Extensive educational counseling, a university placement service, library facilities, computer labs with full Internet access and free e-mail, and conditional acceptance (sometimes without TOEFL) to universities around the country are some of the other benefits students enjoy at NESE. Geographically, the school is excellently situated. Its proximity to downtown Boston provides student with an exciting blend of culture and tradition.
All NESE teachers and staff are dedicated, experienced professionals. Because of its reputation, the center is able to attract teachers who hold degrees from Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other top universities. And because they have international experience, they know the importance of learning not just a language but the culture within which the language is used. In and out of class, you will always benefit from the expertise of our teachers and staff. NESE's Board of Advisers is comprised of accomplished leaders in the fields of Education, Industry, and Science. As advisers to NESE, they provide direction, expertise, and their collective experience to contribute to the center's philosophy.
To further enhance your contact with Americans and their culture, NESE regularly invites guest speakers to the school to talk about a wide variety of interesting topics. One of our center's most popular lectures is by a group of Harvard students who present a conversation forum on American culture and current events. Other popular lecturers include professionals in business, science, government, and the arts.
NESE also takes students on trips to Boston's museums, theaters, and sporting events, as well as to the area's famous historical sites, universities, and international corporations. You will be amazed by the size of the whales on our whale watching trips and the magnificence of The Mayflower on our trips to Plymouth Plantation (one of the first villages in the United States). You will cheer the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics, and you will learn how to ride the rapids on our popular white water rafting trips in Maine.
NESE frequently arranges weekend trips too. You will ski down the slopes of New Hampshire's White Mountains in winter, visit the beauty of Montreal, Canada in summer, experience the excitement of Washington, D.C. and New York City in spring, and much more. On all these trips, you will learn many things about the United States, and because whenever possible NESE arranges these trips with American university and high school students, you will learn even more about American people.
NESE is located on the entire top floor of a modern brick building. The building (including our center) is entirely handicap accessible. The size of the school is 1,580 square meters and includes the following: 30 classrooms - all equipped with TVs and VCRs; 2 private tutoring rooms; a quiet reading library; 2 student lounges (one reserved for professionals only) each equipped with a big-screen TV, VCR, and fax machine; 2 computer labs (one reserved for professionals only) with a total of 55 computers; and high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the entire NESE premises.
Throughout the year, students can choose to live in an American family home stay or in a dormitory. Because NESE makes all housing arrangements before students leave their own country, whether students choose to live in a home stay or in a dormitory, they can go directly from the airport to their new home. We charge no fee for making any housing arrangements.
Throughout the year, you can live in a dormitory. Living in the dormitory will provide you with a unique opportunity to make friends with other students your own age and to experience Boston life at its best. Pizza nights, video nights, and picnics on the Charles River are all part of student life in these dormitories. As a dormitory resident, you will participate in all of these activities with a diverse and interesting group of people.
NESE has two dormitories, one for students (Green Hall) and one for professionals (Lee Hall). Both dormitories are located only 15 minutes from center between the campuses of Harvard and MIT. Both dormitories offer students either single or double rooms, full linen and cleaning service, and breakfast and dinner every day of the week.
Lee Hall is NESE's “Professionals Only” dormitory (for students over the age of 30). It is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood, which is part of the Cambridge historic district. Its tree-lined streets with beautiful homes offer students a lovely atmosphere in which to live and study. Further, it is only a 12- minute walk from center’s Harvard Square location and is easily accessible by public transportation. Lee Hall has both double and single rooms, each with its own private bathroom. In addition, each room is fully equipped with a telephone, a microwave, a fridge, a TV and a VCR. Lee Hall is spacious and comfortable, providing an ideal environment for professionals.
NESE's Intensive program costs $1425 per four-week session and Semi-Intensive program costs $1025 per four-week session. Housing in dormitories costs $1350 and home stays cost $1040 per four-week session.
If a student pays for two Intensive sessions together, a tuition discount is given. The fee for eight weeks Intensive tuition paid at the same time is $2690.
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At The New England School of English, students learn more than just language; they learn American culture as well. Our students succeed rapidly because intensive English language training combined with complete cultural immersion has proven to maximize language learning. Because of its reputation, NESE is able to...
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