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    Get to Know Boston, the Heart of New England

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Many international students interested in taking ESL classes choose Boston as their destination because it offers a dynamic, exciting learning environment. Boston has a large, diverse population of students. In fact, some of America’s top universities and colleges are located in the Boston area, including MIT and Harvard. This city offers ESL students countless opportunities to experience American culture first-hand. Choose from historical destinations, art galleries, museums, theaters and other entertainment venues, and of course, plenty of shopping opportunities.

    If you select an ESL program in Boston, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for recreation outside the classroom. Stroll along the Charles River and take in the beautiful views of the harbor. Enjoy specialty cuisine and international fare in Boston’s many restaurants. Or, cheer on the Boston Red Sox baseball team or the New England Patriots American football team. Whatever your entertainment preferences are, Boston is sure to fulfill them.

    ASC English is proud to call Boston our home. Learn more about becoming a student at our English school and receiving intensive iBT TOEFL prep by calling (617) 860-3212.

    A Look at ASC's University Partnerships

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Here at ASC English in Boston, our dedicated English teachers and administration are firmly committed to helping our students reach their academic and personal goals. Our English school has forged partnerships with many universities and colleges in the area, enabling our students to gain easier access to a top-notch education. Northeastern University, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and Lesley University are just a few of the Boston-area schools with whom we’ve established a partnership.

    Northeastern University

    As the largest private research university in the Boston area, Northeastern University has unparalleled resources that can contribute to the success of its diverse student body. ESL students from ASC English can apply to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business upon completion of our Level 5 ESL course. This business school provides extensive work/study opportunities to help students launch their careers.

    Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

    At SNHU, international students are sure to receive a warm welcome. This school boasts students from over 65 countries and many faculty members have experience working or studying abroad. ESL students at ASC English can complete our Level 5 ESL course to fulfill SNHU requirements for admittance. Thanks to our unique partnership, you may not need a TOEFL score to become a student at SNHU! SNHU makes the application process as easy as possible – with no deadlines or application fees.

    Lesley University

    If you’re interested in a career in which you can make a positive social difference, then Lesley University might be right for you. At Lesley University, you’ll work closely with faculty members to enjoy an experiential learning process in programs such as Integrated Teaching through the Arts. ESL students who complete our Level 5 ESL class do not need a TOEFL score to apply.

    Get started on the track toward academic and business success by improving your English skills at ASC English! You can view the full list of our university partnerships on our website or by calling our Boston location at (617) 860-3212. While you’re browsing through our website, check out our intensive ESL programs, iBT TOEFL prep classes, skills classes, and private tutoring opportunities.

    Tips for Effective Studying

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Students who complement their ESL classwork with regular study sessions are more likely to reach their target scores on the iBT TOEFL exam. Get the most out of your study session by selecting a study space that is free of distractions. Turn off your electronic devices to help you concentrate on the material. When studying, first review all of the material briefly. Then, read the material again while taking notes to help you remember important information.

    Watch this video for more helpful study tips. This video discusses why you should prioritize your class material and how quizzing yourself on the material regularly can help with memory retention.

    Since 1993, ASC English has helped international students excel on the TOEFL exam. Call our English school in Boston at (617) 860-3212 and ask us about our specialized ESL class offerings to help you succeed, including skills classes and private tutoring.

    Getting Ready for the IELTS [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 26 days ago

    English is often considered to be the language of education and business across the world. If you are living in the U.S., but English is not your first language, taking ESL classes in Boston can help you get ahead academically, professionally, and socially. English is a notoriously difficult language to master, which is why expert instruction is a good idea. The IELTS, or International English Language Testing System, set the standard for four skills English language testing over 25 years ago. Over 2.2 million IELTS tests were taken worldwide last year, and it is recognized as an excellent indicator of overall English language proficiency in many different settings. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the IELTS and how you can prepare by taking English classes in Boston. Please share with your friends and family.  

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    What You Need on the Day of the TOEFL Exam

    Last updated 27 days ago

    When you register for the TOEFL exam, it’s important to thoroughly review all the information available on the registration website. You’ll learn about important requirements, such as arriving at least 30 minutes early for the test. You will also learn what you should bring to the testing center, in addition to what you’re prohibited from bringing. If you have any other questions about taking the TOEFL exam, consult your iBT TOEFL prep instructor or contact ETS.

    Registration Confirmation

    The day before the test, you should log into your online account, which you created when you registered for the TOEFL exam. Print your registration confirmation and bring it with you to the testing center. This notice contains your registration number, which you need to take the test. By logging into your online account, you’ll also be able to see whether any details about the test have changed, such as the start time.

    Identification Documents

    Bring at least two forms of acceptable identification with you to the testing center. These documents must be valid, or unexpired, and must feature your signature and a recent photo of you. The identification documents must have your full name, printed exactly as it appears on your TOEFL exam registration. Make sure to only bring original documents, not photocopies.

    Specialized Accommodations

    If you have a disability and require any specialized accommodations, you must contact ETS Disability Services before you register for the TOEFL exam. ETS allows reasonable accommodations whenever possible. For example, if you have diabetes, alert ETS Disability Services if you will need to bring beverages, food, or glucose tablets with you. Some examples of technical accommodations include screen magnification and an ergonomic keyboard. Some test takers may require specialized assistance, such as a sign language interpreter or a test reader, or adaptive accommodations such as a large print version or Braille version of the test.

    The iBT TOEFL prep instructors of ASC English can help you learn how to ace the TOEFL exam. Our intensive English programs in Boston have helped countless students gain admittance to American colleges and universities. If you have any questions about enrolling in our ESL classes, call (617) 860-3212.

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