MISSION STATEMENT Providing high-quality ESL instruction, excellent customer service to all our students, and ensuring a sustainable business model for the mutual benefit of all parties.
TARGET ISC Established in 2006, Target International Student Center (TISC Boston) is a privately-owned Language School that offers General English, Test Preparation, Professional English and a TESOL Certification program. Our teaching approach is centered around two important ideas: smaller classroom sizes which gives our students more time with their teachers; and an English-only communicative approach which creates a thriving environment to learn.
We are in one of Boston’s most vibrant college and university neighborhoods. Lovers of art, music, science and history will find world-class cultural institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Symphony Hall, the Museum of Science and the Isabella Stewart Garner Museum among many others. Today, Boston has become one of the most culturally significant cities in the United States. With over 100 colleges and universities within the city and surrounding area, Boston is a center of higher education and a center for health care. Moreover, due to the increasing number of international students who seek to obtain a college degree in the USA, Boston has become an incredibly diverse city with all parts of the world represented in our city.
Target International Student Center guarantees students more in-class hours at an affordable price. Our team of qualified and dedicated teachers strive to provide students with the best language learning experience possible so that they can reach their highest potential. Contact us today for further details. We hope to meet you soon!
GENERAL ENGLISH The General English course, which consists of six levels from beginner to advanced (A1-C1), is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of English in the four major skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. By using a communicative approach, students will maximize the rate at which they will be able to comprehend and produce written and spoken English while simultaneously developing skills related to leadership, problem solving, and personal wellbeing.
TISC Boston offers private lessons to students who are looking to develop specific skills or for those who desire English lessons on a one-to-one basis with a customized schedule.
COLLEGE PREP As a city with some of the best higher education institutions in the nation, many students come to Boston with hopes of entering a top-level university. To ensure that they are prepared for the demands of college, this course will expose students to the standards of higher education in the United States and will give them the tools to succeed in all aspects of their advanced learning. Students will develop skills to be lecture-ready, such as methods for note-taking and organization, discover the styles of essay writing and proper citation, participate in mock debates and discussions, and develop an arsenal of study methods that can lead them to be successful throughout their college career. This course is designed to mimic that of an undergraduate program, both in terms of content and demand, so when students complete the course, they will feel confident in their abilities to take the next step in their educational career.
TOEFL The TOEFL course at Target ISC helps students from an intermediate (B1) to advanced (C1+) level prepare for the TOEFL iBT exam, whether for higher educational purposes, such as college applications or scholarships, or preparing for work in the United States. This rigorous course pushes students to reach their maximum potential for scoring high on their test by breaking down each skill set and providing them with the essential strategies for success. Students will be provided with progress charts throughout the course so that they can accurately predict when they are ready to take the official exam.
IELTS The IELTS course is designed for learners ranging from an upper-intermediate (B1+) to advanced (C1+) level who are preparing to take either the IELTS Academic or General Training tests. Ideal for those looking to enter university, begin working, or start a new life in an English-speaking country, this course helps students to develop the skills necessary for achieving a high score on their desired test. They will improve their ability to use the language independently, think broadly and critically, and express their ideas with ease. Needs assessment and regular mock tests will highlight the areas in which students need improvement, and exam techniques as a focal point of each lesson will ensure that students are entering the exam well prepared and confident in their abilities.
BUSINESS ENGLISH The Business English course at Target ISC gives students at an intermediate (B1) to advanced (C1+) level an introduction to the world of business. It is perfect for those looking to advance their skills in the workplace, or anyone preparing to enter college and are interested in studying in a business program. Students will get extensive practice with essential workplace skills, such as communication, emailing and phone calling, and preparing and participating in meetings, all while addressing modern business topics like market trends, finance, business ethics, and more. In addition to all the business skills, students will continue to develop the four essential language skills and will be exposed to higher-level language and grammatical structures found in more formal settings.
TESOL This TESOL course is ideal for both native and advanced speakers of English who are looking to try their hand at teaching adult ESL. This extensive course is designed to provide prospective teachers with the skills and tools to plan and conduct classes across all levels. Composed of three sections, participants will study the theories of language learning and classroom management, observe experienced teachers in the classroom, and have extensive practice teaching their own lessons. Upon successful completion of this course, applicants will be certified to teach adult learners of ESL and will have the opportunity to take their career around the world. The course is offered as intensive (18 hours per week).
TESOL This TESOL course is ideal for both native and advanced speakers of English who are looking to try their hand at teaching adult ESL. This extensive course is designed to provide prospective teachers with the skills and tools to plan and conduct classes across all levels. Composed of three sections, participants will study the theories of language learning and classroom management, observe experienced teachers in the classroom, and have extensive practice teaching their own lessons. Upon successful completion of this course, applicants will be certified to teach adult learners of ESL and will have the opportunity to take their career around the world. The course is offered as semi-intensive (12 hours per week).