ASC English School
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Prominent provider of English as a 2nd Language (ESL) and iBT TOEFL Instruction. We have two locations near downtown Boston and several major colleges.

Considering the GMAT for Business School Admission

The GMAT is an exam that evaluates a student’s future performance in an MBA program. If you are considering furthering your education, you may wonder whether it is more beneficial to submit a GMAT or GRE score for university admissions.

In this video, you will learn more about the GMAT exam and how to use this type of test to your advantage if you are planning to attend a graduate program. You’ll also learn a few helpful studying tips, including taking practice tests to prepare you for the format of the exam.

Are you planning to take the GRE or GMAT exam as part of a graduate program application? At ASC English, we offer GRE and GMAT tutoring in addition to our iBT TOEFL prep and ESL classes in Boston. You can find out more about attending our English school on our website, or by calling (617) 860-3212.


Perfecting the Art of the GRE Essay

Essays comprise a significant portion of many standardized tests, including the GRE and the TOEFL iBT exam. As part of your GRE or TOEFL prep, it’s important to focus on writing effective essays that will clearly communicate your thoughts to demonstrate comprehension and critical thinking. Improving your performance on GRE essay questions can significantly boost your overall score, increasing your standing with any university admissions department.

Write Several Practice Essays

Regardless of any other study methods you use, there is no substitute for practicing your essay-writing skills. This method will teach you how to draft and complete an essay in the amount of time you’ll be given, which will not only reduce stress during the GRE, but also help you feel more confident in your ability to write a clear and concise essay on your final test. Once you’ve completed your practice essays, consider asking a tutor, teacher, or friend to read them and offer constructive advice you can incorporate for even greater success.

Maintain a Clear Position

When constructing a clear and solid essay, it’s important to stick to your thesis assertion. Take the time to list out each point you want to make, then refer back to your thesis to ensure you are maintaining the same stance on your chosen topic throughout the essay. Changing your position midway through the essay will reduce your score by causing your argument to feel weak or poorly conceived. Keep in mind that your essay is not necessarily a permanent statement on your personal views—it is simply a tool used to evaluate your ability to argue a given point in a structured and understandable way.

ASC English is pleased to offer ESL classes, TOEFL prep, and GRE and GMAT tutoring in Boston. We invite you to check out our language school on the web to learn more about our private lessons and tutoring options, or give us a call at (617) 860-3212 to find out how we can help you reach your higher education goals.


Surprising Ways Learning a Second Language Can Change Your Life

Language shapes the way you view, interact, and think about the world around you. Although leaning a new language takes time and dedication, accomplishing this goal offers many versatile and long-lasting rewards. Whether you want to learn English to pursue a career or further your education, you’ll also gain several surprising benefits you may never have considered.

Bilingual Individuals Are Less Stressed

Studies have found that bilingual people experience less stress, anxiety, loneliness, and low self-esteem than people who know only one language. Researchers believe this may be due to improved confidence in communication skills, as well as an increased ability to find verbal solutions to the problems or stressors encountered in everyday life.

Language Leads to a Healthy Brain

Learning English as a second language can lead to a healthier brain later in life. Medical research has shown that one of the best ways to stave off dementia and other negative cognitive changes in the brain is to learn a second language. In fact, learning a second language is much more effective in preventing several types of dementia than even the best medications currently targeted toward dementia care.

Language Skills Improve Math Skills

Although the language and math centers of the brain may not seem connected, studies indicate attending language school can also improve your scores in mathematics and science. This connection is believed to exist because learning a language teaches you to think in a critical and structured way, which in turn helps you to comprehend and remember new math skills more easily.

Attending language school in Boston is a smart step toward greater financial, social, and personal success. At ASC English, our ESL classes are focused on the TOEFL prep you need to master your command of the English language. You can find out more about our ESL school and university partnerships when you visit us online or call (617) 860-3212.


Partnership Spotlight: Northeastern University

There are a number of reasons why you might consider attending an ESL school. ESL classes can prepare you for your move to an English-speaking country. They may also improve your scores on language tests, such as the TOEFL. In most cases, attending an English language school can help bridge the language gap before you attend a two- or four-year university. Certain schools might even have partnership programs with neighboring universities to better assist you in your continuing education.

ASC has partnered with the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, to offer a TOEFL/IELTS Waiver to students for the Graduate Certificate in Business Management. Students can instead study in ASC’s Level 5 ESL Program to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement to this university program. After completing this eight-month program, graduates are fully qualified to work in the United States for the next 12 months. Studying at Northeastern, a prestigious and well-established university, allows students to take advantage of networking opportunities that can help them build a fulfilling career.

ASC English has been serving Boston since 1993, and its partnerships with neighboring universities such as Northeastern University are vital to its students. Call (617) 860-3212 to discuss how our university partnership and ESL classes can help you gain admission.


IELTS Reading Tips

If you’re planning on moving to a new country or entering an English-speaking university, your language school may advise taking the IELTS. This test is an assessment of four important skills to have when you learn English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Watch this video to learn some helpful tips for the reading section of the IELTS. For example, be sure to check the word limit for each completion task. The fill-in-the-blank section may have a word limit of one, two, or up to three words per question.

Are you considering taking the IELTS or enrolling in ESL classes to learn English? Call ASC English at (617) 860-3212. We have two convenient English schools serving Boston and look forward to helping you achieve your goals.


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