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NESE - The New England School of English. NESE is located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, adjacent to Harvard University. Harvard Square is a focal point of student activity and one of the most interesting and dynamic student centers in the US. NESE is only 100 meters from 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.

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 the 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.

NESE has a special program for professionals, which includes an executive area in the school, fully equip with a private computer lab and private lounge for NESE professionals to study and meet. NESE classes are also divided by age to provide professionals with classmates with similar goals and learning styles.

Elective and After-School Courses. In addition, students can choose from our elective and after-school courses. These include TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Legal English, Pronunciation, and University Preparation. (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, students receive an official NESE transcript that provides information about their 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 highest level, you will be awarded a 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.

NESE On-Line. Not just another on-line program, but instead, a school, your school - NESE - that just happens to be on-line (https://onlineclasses.nese.edu/).

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36 John F. Kennedy Street · Cambridge · Boston, MA, United States 02138

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General English


USD$1327
4 Weeks

Intensive General English

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.

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. In addition, NESE teachers will provide you with level- appropriate ongoing correction from your very first class. In this way, you improve the fluency, pronunciation and accuracy of your English, as well as your overall comprehension of the language. The result: you learn English as quickly as possible.

Grammar & Idioms - 9:00 -10:30

NESE’s Grammar & Idioms classes build on your knowledge of basic structures while increasing your understanding of advanced forms and uses. The NESE curriculum is designed to reinforce and expand upon more basic structures as you progress through NESE’s ten levels. You will master increasingly more difficult grammar structures while receiving effective correction of any errors you make. NESE’s teachers are trained to highlight the differences between formal English and the everyday English you are likely to hear outside of the school, as well as the variations between American and British English. You will gain a strong understanding of U.S. English and become confident using the real structures that native speakers use. The idioms part of this class teaches you everyday expressions and phrasal verbs to help you speak fluently, accurately and independently.

Conversation & Listening - 11:00 -12:30

NESE’s Conversation & Listening classes provide you with an academically rigorous curriculum within a warm and engaging environment. Teachers lead the class dynamically, and students do as much of the speaking as possible. NESE’s curriculum exposes students to a wide range of authentic spoken English and real-life listening comprehension resources including films, audio news programs and guest speakers from the very first level. These resources prepare you to understand the English that you will hear outside of NESE in a variety of settings. By correcting your usage consistently, NESE teachers prepare you to use your English confidently in a wide range of social, academic and professional settings.

Reading & Writing - 1:45 -3:15

NESE’s Reading & Writing classes are designed to teach you to comprehend various forms of written English and to express yourself clearly when writing. The reading component of this class introduces you to increasingly sophisticated authentic materials while engaging you in lively discussions of content, style and vocabulary. By focusing on reading skills such as skimming, scanning and guessing from context, you will be prepared to comprehend written English wherever you may find it. You are taught to write academically/ professionally as well as creatively, and you will have constant feedback from your teachers on the style, structure and content of your work. By learning to consider your reader when writing logically, grammatically and appropriately, you will become comfortable when writing and communicate successfully.

Executive English


USD$1327
4 weeks

Intensive Business English

The NESE Intensive Business English course has three components: Grammar & Idioms, Business Communication and Business Reading & Writing. Additionally, there are special separate courses for professionals.

Grammar & Idioms (9:00-10:30)

NESE’s Grammar & Idioms classes build on your knowledge of basic structures while increasing your understanding of advanced forms and uses. The NESE curriculum is designed to reinforce and expand upon more basic structures as you progress through NESE’s ten levels. You will master increasingly more difficult grammar structures while receiving effective correction of any errors you make. NESE’s teachers are trained to highlight the differences between formal English and the everyday English you are likely to hear outside of the school, as well as the variations between American and British English. You will gain a strong understanding of U.S. English and become confident using the real structures that native speakers use. The idioms part of this class teaches you everyday expressions and phrasal verbs to help you speak fluently, accurately and independently.

Business Communication (11:00-12:30)

This class focuses on developing a student’s ability to use and understand common business/professional vocabulary as it occurs in everyday speech. Students improve listening comprehension through the use of radio programs, discussions, and short texts. Students are expected to present opinions on a variety of business topics. There will be regular drills and homework to help focus on conversational uses of business vocabulary and idioms. (Completionof Level 7 or Initial Placement in Level 8 Required.)

Business Communication for Professionals (11:00-12:30)

In this class, students discuss topics such as global marketing, entrepreneurship, monopolies, corporate structure, brand management, prices and commodities, corporate entertaining, and innovation in business. Students gain a greater understanding of US business culture and an ability to intelligently and clearly express views on a wide variety of business topics. (At least 5 years work experience and completion of Level 7 or Initial placement in level 8 required. Lower level students may enter this class with permission from the Academic Director.)

Reading and Writing for Business (1:45-3:15)

In this intensive course, students will develop, practice, and refine their business writing skills while focusing on the styles and tones of business vocabulary and business idioms. This course also specifically addresses writing business letters, resumes, memos, interoffice communication, and cover letters. Readings will include authentic business articles. (Completion of Level 7 or Initial Placement in Level 8 Required.)

Reading and Writing for Business for Professionals (1:45-3:15)

In this intensive course, case-studies and current domestic and international business situations are presented. Through texts, videos, and discussions, students sharpen and refine their 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. (Completion of Level 7 or Initial placement in Level 8 required AND at least 5 years work experience. Lower level students may enter this class with permission from the Academic Director.)

Test Preparation


USD$1327
4 weeks

Intensive TOEFL® Preparation Course

NESE’s intensive TOEFL® course

Students can enroll in NESE’s TOEFL® course for as little as one month or as for as many as 6 months. The NESE’s TOEFL® course is divided into three main skill areas: grammar, listening & speaking and reading & writing. The Institutional TOEFL® exam is offered every month at NESE to students in levels 6 and higher. There is no extra fee for full-time students to take this exam.

Grammar for TOEFL® (9:00-10:30)

This component of NESE’s intensive course focuses specifically on the grammar section of both the Institutional and CBT forms of the TOEFL® exam. In class, students receive an in-depth skill review of grammatical structures, learn advanced grammar forms, acquire test-taking techniques, and take many in-class, timed practice exams. This class also serves as an excellent review of advanced grammar topics. (Completion of Level 8 or Initial Placement in Level 9 Required.)

Listening & Speaking for TOEFL® (11:00-12:30)

This component of NESE’s intensive course focuses specifically on the listening and speaking sections of the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. In class, students will practice listening to dialogues and lectures and will learn the skills required to respond to both the integrated and independent speaking portions of the exam. (Completion of Level 8 or Initial Placement in Level 9 Required.)

Reading & Writing for TOEFL® (1:45-3:15)

This component of NESE’s intensive course focuses specifically on the reading comprehension and the writing sections of the iBT Next Generation TOEFL® exam. In class, students will improve their skimming and scanning abilities, learn information recognition strategies, and acquire the writing skills necessary to complete the independent and integrated writing sections of the exam. (Completion of Level 8 or Initial Placement in Level 9 Required.)


USD$469
4 weeks

Legal English

Legal English

In this course, students are introduced to the American judicial and legislative systems. They become familiar with legal terminology, learn how to analyze cases, and also understand how legal documents are composed. In addition, students may view actual court proceedings through visiting real courtrooms and watching videos.

This course has to be combined with our SEMI-INTENSIVE or INTENSIVE English courses. Our Legal English course is an after school class and it's only offered in January, July and August. Please contact the school for the specific dates. The cost mentioned on tuition refers to the Legal English only. Please add the cost for our English Course as well.

(Completion of Level 7 or initial placement in Level 8 required.)

Housing Options

Dormitory Single

$2710

Throughout the year, you can live in a student residence. Living in the student residence 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...

Throughout the year, you can live in a student residence. Living in the student residence 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 student residence resident, you will participate in all of these activities with a diverse and interesting group of people.

All dormitories are located only 15 minutes from NESE near the campuses of Harvard and MIT. All dormitories offer students either single or double rooms, full linen and cleaning service, and breakfast and dinner every day of the week.

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Dormitory Shared

$1750

Throughout the year, you can live in a student residence. Living in the student residence 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...

Throughout the year, you can live in a student residence. Living in the student residence 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 student residence resident, you will participate in all of these activities with a diverse and interesting group of people.

All dormitories are located only 15 minutes from NESE near the campuses of Harvard and MIT. All dormitories offer students either single or double rooms, full linen and cleaning service, and breakfast and dinner every day of the week.

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Homestay

$1310

NESE’s American homestay program is designed to provide cultural exposure to American family life in a warm and supportive environment. It is your home away from home. Your homestay family will provide you with friendship, care, and an ideal opportunity to use your English and experience American culture.

NESE carefully...

NESE’s American homestay program is designed to provide cultural exposure to American family life in a warm and supportive environment. It is your home away from home. Your homestay family will provide you with friendship, care, and an ideal opportunity to use your English and experience American culture.

NESE carefully selects all homestay families, and our families have a great deal of experience hosting foreign students. However, it is important to note that although there are certain customs and practices that are common throughout the United States, it is difficult to describe a “typical American family”. There are a variety of lifestyles in the United States, and NESE works with homestays that both reflect this variety and are also eager to welcome NESE students.

In fact, NESE home stays present a realistic view of American culture and enable us to best meet our students varying needs. For example, NESE homestays can be single parents, two-parent families, people who may or may not have children, people who have indoor pets (typically cats and dogs), people who may or may not allow smoking in their home, and people who may come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. In other words, a typical homestay reflects what the United States really is today.

Often our families introduce students to new activities. You might learn to water-ski in Maine, sail in Cape Cod, or ski in Vermont. Whatever parts of New England you and your family explore, you can be sure that you will remain friends with them for years to come.

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Apartment Single

$2910

NESE’s “Professionals Only” studio apartments (for students over the age of 30) are located in the heart of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, the Back Bay. Historic row-houses (known as “Brownstones”) are typical of this area, and NESE’s apartments are on the garden level of this type of building. The units...

NESE’s “Professionals Only” studio apartments (for students over the age of 30) are located in the heart of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, the Back Bay. Historic row-houses (known as “Brownstones”) are typical of this area, and NESE’s apartments are on the garden level of this type of building. The units are only a short walk to Newbury Street, Boston’s most fashionable shopping and café street and only a one-minute walk to the Charles River, with its spectacular sunsets. Baseball fans will be pleased to know that Fenway Stadium (with its accompanying range of restaurants and music venues) is less than a 10-minute-walk from the units. The bus stop for the direct bus to Harvard Square is a few steps from the front door.

NESE’s studio apartments are air-conditioned with fully equipped kitchens, linens and towels, TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player, and wireless high-speed internet connection. Laundry facilities are in each unit. Both the Back Bay with its historic tree-lined streets, and NESE apartments, with their modern conveniences and elegance, provide an ideal atmosphere in which professionals can live and study.

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Apartment Couple

$3450

NESE’s “Professionals Only” studio apartments (for students over the age of 30) are located in the heart of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, the Back Bay. Historic row-houses (known as “Brownstones”) are typical of this area, and NESE’s apartments are on the garden level of this type of building. The units...

NESE’s “Professionals Only” studio apartments (for students over the age of 30) are located in the heart of Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, the Back Bay. Historic row-houses (known as “Brownstones”) are typical of this area, and NESE’s apartments are on the garden level of this type of building. The units are only a short walk to Newbury Street, Boston’s most fashionable shopping and café street and only a one-minute walk to the Charles River, with its spectacular sunsets. Baseball fans will be pleased to know that Fenway Stadium (with its accompanying range of restaurants and music venues) is less than a 10-minute-walk from the units. The bus stop for the direct bus to Harvard Square is a few steps from the front door.

NESE’s studio apartments are air-conditioned with fully equipped kitchens, linens and towels, TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player, and wireless high-speed internet connection. Laundry facilities are in each unit. Both the Back Bay with its historic tree-lined streets, and NESE apartments, with their modern conveniences and elegance, provide an ideal atmosphere in which professionals can live and study.

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