Last updated 5 days ago
When you are learning English, understanding the parts of speech will help you craft sentences and get a better grasp on using the language. There are several different parts of speech, but once you master them, you’ll reach a new level in your English skills.
Watch this video to learn the different parts of speech in English and how to identify them. Beyond basic nouns and verbs, descriptive parts of speech like adjectives and adverbs will allow you to express yourself more precisely in English.
At ASC English School, our ESL teachers make learning the parts of speech easy. You can find out about all of our Boston-based ESL classes by calling (617) 870-3212 or by visiting us on the Web.
Last updated 13 days ago
As any university student can tell you, you will not get much studying done if you sit outside on the quad on a bright, sunny day. The hustle and bustle create far too many distractions, which will not help you concentrate on your textbooks or allow you time to gather your thoughts and write an insightful response to an essay question.
The ideal study environment is an indoor space with a large table where you can spread out your class materials. You should sit in a straight-backed chair, which will encourage you to maintain good posture and stay alert. Lounging on a couch or relaxing in a plush chair makes many students lose focus. Some students find that they can study in the crowded environment of a coffee shop, but many prefer the distraction-free zone inside a library or the privacy of their own homes.
No matter where you prefer to study on your own time, you will improve your English language skills faster if you enroll in ESL classes at Boston’s ASC English School. To learn about our TOEFL iBT preparation courses, call us at (617) 860-3212.
Last updated 1 month ago
Your ability to speak English clearly and confidently is a true test of your language proficiency. Yet feeling comfortable when speaking a language you are learning can be a considerable obstacle to overcome. First, know that you are not alone. Many people who embark on mastering English must conquer the same fears. Second, consider following these suggestions to become better acquainted with the English language:
Start with Low-Stress Situations
Trying to have an in-depth conversation about history or politics may seem overwhelming when you are first learning English. To increase your speaking comfort, start with conversations that require minimal effort. For instance, practice your speaking skills when you go to the grocery store. Just by asking where one or two items are located, you can ease into your speaking practice. You can also utilize this tip when communicating with your bus driver, librarian, or other acquaintance.
Engage Others in Class
The classroom is the ideal space in which to expand upon your speaking capabilities. Your teacher and fellow students can provide friendly support as you hone your skills. To achieve a higher level of English proficiency, you must engage with others. Speak up in class even if you are unsure of the answer. Be part of any in-class discussions.
Talk to People You Trust
As you settle into your life in Boston, you are bound to meet others outside of class who can help you learn English. Perhaps you have a friendly neighbor or landlord with whom you can sit down once a week to have a conversation? As you make friends outside of your English classes, you may find that they are extremely willing to help you practice your language skills.
ASC English School provides a welcoming environment for all who enroll in our ESL classes. For additional information on our English programs, call (617) 860-3212 or visit our website. You can also schedule a tour of our Boston facilities to see for yourself how our school can help with your English language studies.
Last updated 1 month ago
When learning a new language, you might find that some aspects of it come more easily than others. For perfecting the more challenging elements of English, ASC English School offers skills classes. These classes focus on specific parts of English that may take more time to master. They also address aspects of the language that you may want to learn more comprehensively. For example, if you intend to pursue a political science or business degree after completing your English classes, you may want to take our Current Events Discussion or Business English classes. We also welcome you to increase your conversational proficiency with our Pronunciation Practice or Idioms and Expressions classes. ASC English School is continually updating our skills classes to best meet the current needs of our students. So that you can receive the highest benefit from them, our skills classes also meet every day.
Would you like to learn more about the ESL classes that ASC English School provides? If so, call us today at (617) 860-3212. We offer iBT TOEFL prep for international students who come to Boston and the surrounding areas.
Last updated 1 month ago
Did you know that one in every five people in the entire world can speak or understand English? English is an official language of 53 countries, and is widely spoken in many different settings. If you have been considering learning English as a second language, now is the time to enroll in ESL classes in Boston. A thorough understanding of English, as well as the ability to speak and read English, can help you succeed in your academic and professional pursuits. English classes can also help you in your daily life, as English is widely used across the world and on the Internet. Check out this infographic from ASC English, your home for English classes and iBT TOEFL prep in Boston, to see a few of the ways learning English can benefit you. Please share with your friends and family!