The New England School of English

Introduction

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of The New England School of English is to provide the best in English language and culture training: to provide an intellectually challenging program of the highest quality in a warm and supportive environment. In short, our goal is to provide an extraordinary opportunity to learn English.

Why NESE?

Complete Linguistic and Cultural Immersion

At NESE, 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. At NESE, students attend intensive classes during the day and have the opportunity to go home to an American family homestay or a dormitory in the evening. All day, every day, our intensive program exposes students to American language and culture, providing an opportunity for the fastest language learning possible.

Excellent Teachers

Because of its outstanding reputation, NESE attracts teachers who hold both undergraduate or advanced degrees from some of the top universities in the US, including Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. Regardless of where our teachers obtained their degrees, NESE teachers are dynamic professionals with exceptional teaching experience who have been selected to teach at NESE because of their high level of expertise and dedication.

Small Classes

Our average class size is 12 students. Small classes ensure lively discussions, frequent student participation, and intensive student-teacher interaction.

Intensive and Semi-Intensive Programs Five Days per Week

Students have a choice of participating in NESE's Intensive Program from 9:00-3:15 each day or in NESE's Semi-Intensive Program from 9:00-12:00 each day. Both programs offer 10 levels of language and culture training, full access to all NESE facilities, and a choice of either dormitory or homestay accommodation.

Elective and After-School Courses

In addition to our intensive academic classes, students can choose elective and after-school courses to help them reach their goals more rapidly. Elective and After-School Courses include TOEFL® Preparation, Business English, Legal English, Pronunciation, and University Preparation. NESE advanced students can also take courses in their area of particular interest at Harvard Extension School and other area colleges. (Please note that five students must register in order for a NESE After-School Course to take place.)

Official Transcripts and Certificates

At the end of every session, you will receive a NESE transcript that provides information about your English proficiency and academic achievement in each skill area. You will also receive a NESE Certificate of Attendance for participating in our program, and upon successful completion of NESE's most advanced level, you will be awarded the NESE Diploma. Additionally, if you achieve academic excellence, you will be recognized as being an "Honors Student". A notation of this will appear on your official NESE transcript.

An Ideal City, An Ideal University Setting

NESE is located adjacent to Harvard University in the center of Harvard Square in Cambridge. Harvard Square is a focal point of student activity and one of the most interesting and dynamic student centers in the United States. NESE is only 100 meters from the train and bus stations and 10 minutes from downtown Boston. We are also less than two hours away from great skiing, ocean sailing, and beautiful, historic Cape Cod.

Flexible Schedule

We offer intensive 4-week sessions beginning at 12 different times throughout the year. This means that you can start your English training at a time that best suits your schedule.

Advance Accommodation Arrangements

Throughout the year, students can choose to live in an American family homestay or in a dormitory. Because NESE makes all housing arrangements before students leave their own country, whether students choose to live in a homestay or in a dormitory, they can go directly from the airport to their new home. NESE charges no fee for making any housing arrangements.

A Program for Professionals

Because of the flexibility of the NESE curriculum, professionals can choose the classes they want to take. This is ideal for professionals whose work does not allow them to follow our intensive curriculum. In addition to our regular intensive program, private instruction and NESE elective courses are some of the options at NESE for professionals.

A Program for Students

Our intensive curriculum is specially designed to help students achieve their academic goals as rapidly as possible. In addition to our intensive classes, we offer a TOEFL® Preparation course, the Institutional TOEFL® exam each month, and a University Preparation course. We also offer extensive educational counseling and a university placement service, a university resource library to help students plan future studies in the United States, and admission into area universities without taking TOEFL®.

Free Counseling and Services

Our range of free services is extensive: pre-arrival housing placement, university counseling and placement, use of NESE computer facilities, unlimited use of NESE e-mail and the Internet, NESE transcripts and certificates, and counseling from our experienced representatives around the world.

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Business English

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 weeks September 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

In this intensive course, case studies and current domestic and international business situations are presented. Through texts, videos, and discussions, you will sharpen and refine your English language and business skills in areas such as business writing, marketing, strategic planning, finance, international business, and human resource development. [+]

In this intensive course, case studies and current domestic and international business situations are presented. Through texts, videos, and discussions, you will sharpen and refine your English language and business skills in areas such as business writing, marketing, strategic planning, finance, international business, and human resource development. The Harvard Management Update, Business Week, journal articles, and case studies as well as other current media are used throughout this class. Because NESE maintains special relationships with a number of MBA programs around the country, NESE students who are academically qualified can enter a number of these programs without taking the official TOEFL® exam. [-]

Intensive or Semi-Intensive Instruction Five Days per Week

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 16 weeks September 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of intensive instruction. In each level, you attend classes every day from either 9:00 - 3:15 every day (the Intensive Program) or from 9:00-12:30 (the Semi-Intensive Program). [+]

The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of intensive instruction. In each level, you attend classes every day from either 9:00 - 3:15 every day (the Intensive Program) or from 9:00-12:30 (the Semi-Intensive Program). Additionally, depending on your goals and needs, you may attend some of the elective and after-school courses that we offer. Maximum Exposure to Authentic Materials Although you are required to have textbooks for classes, and you will be given homework from them, you should be prepared for much more! In class, you will read newspapers and magazines, watch videos, role-play, do exercises in the computer lab, and interview Americans. The NESE curriculum is designed to give you maximum exposure to authentic materials as soon as possible. The result: you learn English as quickly as possible. [-]

Legal English Course (Available: January, July, August)

Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Cambridge

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of the U. S. legal system. Students will discuss various branches of law, study landmark cases and visit a local courthouse to view legal proceedings. [+]

What Legal English is; What Legal English isn’t. Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of the U. S. legal system. Students will discuss various branches of law, study landmark cases and visit a local courthouse to view legal proceedings. Legal English is not a law course and therefore, students can expect their instructor to focus on legal language and know U. S. law in general terms, rather than in detail. Who teaches Legal English? Legal English is taught by an experienced English language instructor. Although this course is taught by someone who may not have a legal background, it will be taught by a skilled NESE teacher who is able to give you an understanding of legal language. I am a lawyer in my country. Is Legal English right for me? Because the instructor of this class does not have a legal background, you can expect to know more about legal matters than he does. However, you will enjoy discussing U.S. legal terminology and cases as points of comparison. Although Legal English is not an introductory law course, it is appropriate for those who plan to study law in the future. How do I register for the Legal English? To register for the course, simply go to NESE’s Admissions Office. Please remember that except during NESE’s January, July, and August sessions, five students must register for Legal English or the class will be cancelled. During NESE’s January, July, and August sessions, Legal English is always offered, regardless of the number of students who register. In the case of cancellation a full refund will be given. Please be advised that completion of Level 7 or initial placement into NESE’s level 8 is required to take this course. [-]

TOEFL® Preparation

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 weeks September 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

The super-intensive course is designed to ensure that you will significantly increase your score on the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. In class, you will receive an in-depth skill review, learn test-taking techniques, and take many practice exams to give you confidence when taking the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. [+]

TOEFL®Preparation The super-intensive course is designed to ensure that you will significantly increase your score on the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. In class, you will receive an in-depth skill review, learn test-taking techniques, and take many practice exams to give you confidence when taking the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. Because the classes are small, you will have an opportunity to concentrate on your own particular mistakes and improve your score. The Institutional TOEFL® exam is offered every month at NESE to all interested intermediate and advanced level students. [-]

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New England School of English

Address John F. Kennedy St 36
Cambridge 02138, United States
Website http://www.nese.com/
Phone +1 617-864-7170