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The New England School of English (NESE) Harvard Square

Intensive Program [Cambridge, Massachusetts]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Students who successfully complete the highest level can apply to partner colleges/universities in the Boston area without the TOEFL
  • Join NESE-organized activities and tour Harvard University, spend a weekend at Niagara Falls, go whale watching or visit nearby Cape Cod
  • Experience living in historic Cambridge near Boston, the “Educational Capital of the United States” and home to over 100 colleges and universities
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1990, The New England School of English (NESE) is a highly-respected private language school that provides outstanding English language instruction and comprehensive support services to students from around the world. While studying in NESE’s friendly, caring and supportive environment, students acquire the language skills essential to succeed in future endeavors from higher education to new careers. Former NESE students have continued their studies at prestigious universities such as Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Boston University. The school is located adjacent to Harvard University in the center of Harvard Square, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard Square, not far from downtown Boston, is an exciting center of student activity and one of the most interesting academic settings in the United States. In addition, the Northeastern location of NESE is ideal for students who enjoy activities such as skiing, sailing and visiting famous sites like beautiful Cape Cod, less than two hours away.
      Outside of the classroom, students can explore Boston’s most fashionable shopping and residential areas, explore unique boutiques, sit and study in cafés, or simply stroll and enjoy the outdoors. Students have opportunities to participate in many school-arranged activities, practicing their English in real-life situations. Many activities are available such as touring Harvard University, whale watches from Boston Harbor and participating in sports clubs. Students also have the chance to go on weekend trips to popular destinations such as New York City, Montreal, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
      The New English School of English (NESE) has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and is a proud member of AAIEP (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards for Intensive English Programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1990
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA, ACCET
      Enrollment : 350
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Available From School
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Located adjacent to Harvard University in Harvard Square, NESE provides an intellectually challenging program of the highest quality and consistently receives ACCET’s highest accreditation score. Because of this high quality instruction, NESE students have been able to continue their studies at universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Boston University – at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. NESE provides an intellectually challenging program of the highest quality in a supportive and welcoming environment. Ten levels of language and culture training are offered every day to improve all skill areas including grammar, reading, writing, conversation, listening, and pronunciation. Students may also take elective classes (TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation and Legal English). Certificates are offered upon the completion of the session and students have the option of living in either a dormitory or with a host family. Our program is designed to help students achieve their academic goals as rapidly as possible in an ideal setting. Class sizes are small (6-12 students) to ensure lively discussion, frequent student participation, and intense student-teacher interaction. NESE offers a very flexible schedule with intensive 4-week sessions beginning at 12 different times throughout the year. One of the most distinguishing features of NESE, however, is its caring and supportive environment -- one that students often describe as being like a family. Teachers and staff are always willing to offer assistance to students, making NESE an especially warm and welcoming community.
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      Anna Shine
      New England School of English, President
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • New England School of English (NESE)
      Harvard Square

      36 John F. Kennedy Street
      Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (617) 864-7170
      FAX: +1 (617) 864-7282
      E-mail: apply@nese.edu
      Website: http://www.nese.com
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • NESE provides students with the opportunity to live in an off-campus residence or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. NESE also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience American culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The New England School of English (NESE) is ideally located in the center of Harvard Square in Cambridge which lies just across the Charles River from Boston and is home to two of the world’s most famous academic institutions; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, the oldest university in the United States. Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of the city, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street. Adjacent to the historic heart of Harvard University and a surrounding grassy area, Harvard Square or “The Square”, as it is referred to, is ideally suited for student needs and recreation and is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bookshops and boutiques. University lectures are nearby, classic and current films are just across the street, theaters and concerts are just around the corner and music is on the street and in the parks. As the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, Boston is New England’s academic and cultural center and one of the most historic cities in the United States. Most famously nicknamed, “Beantown,” Boston was founded in 1630 by its original Native American inhabitants and is now home to over 570,000 Bostonians. Widely recognized as being America’s greatest college town, Boston has more than 100 colleges and universities and during the academic year there are more than 300,000 students in the area, creating an atmosphere rich with artistic, social and intellectual opportunities. Sports enthusiasts certainly do not have a problem finding a team to cheer for in Boston as it is the home of famous sports teams such as the Boston Celtics (NBA basketball), the New England Patriots (NFL football) and the much beloved former World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox. There are countless opportunities for students to enjoy the city and travel with weekend getaways along the East Coast, including sightseeing in New York City, feasting on delicious lobster in Maine, hiking New Hampshire's White Mountains and exploring the magnificent beaches of Cape Cod.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive Program

    • Overview
    • The Intensive Program is offered year-round with 4-week sessions offered 12 different times throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 22.5 hours of classroom instruction per week and attend classes 9:00 – 3:15, Monday through Friday. The program is ideal for those students who want to achieve their academic goals as rapidly as possible. Depending on the individual student’s goals and needs, elective and after-school courses are also offered.

      The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of instruction and provides an intellectually challenging program of the highest quality. Upon their arrival at the center, students are given a complete assessment to determine their levels in all English skill areas. The program’s curriculum is primarily designed to cover grammar, idioms, conversation, listening, reading and writing. Regardless of the starting level, by the time students complete NESE’s most advanced level, they will be able to speak English with the fluency necessary to pursue academic and professional goals successfully.

      For those students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree program in the United States, NESE places special emphasis on providing students with the skills and guidance needed to attain these goals. NESE has special relationships with a number of universities and colleges in the Boston area and across the United States. These relationships make it possible for NESE students to apply and be accepted to a college or university without taking the official TOEFL exam. NESE students who complete NESE’s highest level may apply to partner schools without a TOEFL score. NESE’s College and University Advisor will work closely with the student to help them understand the American university application process and make sure the student’s needs and abilities match those required by the academic institution of their choice. NESE also regularly holds university information sessions which provide students the opportunity to learn more about a program and actually meet admissions staff directly. Qualified NESE students also have the opportunity to attend university classes locally to experience American university life, improve their English and make friends.

      Classroom sizes average 6-12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 10 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/06/02
      • 2021/06/29
      • 2021/07/27
      • 2021/08/31
      • 2021/09/28
      • 2021/10/26
      • 2021/11/23
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,895
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,790
      12 WEEKS US$ 5,685
      16 WEEKS US$ 7,580
      20 WEEKS US$ 9,475
      24 WEEKS US$ 11,370
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,310 US$ 1,750 - 2,710 N/A
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,620 US$ 3,500 - 5,420 N/A
      12 WEEKS US$ 3,930 US$ 5,250 - 8,130 N/A
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,240 US$ 7,000 - 10,840 N/A
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,550 US$ 8,750 - 13,550 N/A
      24 WEEKS US$ 7,860 US$ 10,500 - 16,260 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 90 (Logan International Airport)
      Express Mail
      US$ 90
      Health Insurance
      US$ 150
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Semi-Intensive Program

    • Overview
    • The Semi-Intensive Program is offered year-round with 4-week sessions offered 12 different times throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 15 hours of classroom instruction per week and attend classes from 9:00 – 12:30, Monday through Friday. The program is ideal for those students who want to achieve their academic goals as rapidly as possible. Depending on the individual student’s goals and needs, elective and after-school courses are also offered.

      The NESE curriculum is divided into 10 levels of instruction and provides an intellectually challenging program of the highest quality. Upon their arrival at the center, students are given a complete assessment to determine their levels in all English skill areas. The program’s curriculum is primarily designed to cover grammar, idioms, conversation, listening, reading and writing. Regardless of the starting level, by the time students complete NESE’s most advanced level, they will be able to speak English with the fluency necessary to pursue academic and professional goals successfully.

      For those students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree program in the United States, NESE places special emphasis on providing students with the skills and guidance needed to attain these goals. NESE has special relationships with a number of universities and colleges in the Boston area and across the United States. These relationships make it possible for NESE students to apply and be accepted to a college or university without taking the official TOEFL exam. NESE students who complete NESE’s highest level may apply to partner schools without a TOEFL score. NESE’s College and University Advisor will work closely with the student to help them understand the American university application process and make sure the student’s needs and abilities match those required by the academic institution of their choice. NESE also regularly holds university information sessions which provide students the opportunity to learn more about a program and actually meet admissions staff directly. Qualified NESE students also have the opportunity to attend university classes locally to experience American university life, improve their English and make friends.

      Classroom sizes average 6-12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 10 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/06/02
      • 2021/06/29
      • 2021/07/27
      • 2021/08/31
      • 2021/09/28
      • 2021/10/26
      • 2021/11/23
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 170
      TUITION FEE (2019-2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,385
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,770
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,155
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,540
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,925
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,310
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,310 US$ 1,750 - 2,710 N/A
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,620 US$ 3,500 - 5,420 N/A
      12 WEEKS US$ 3,930 US$ 5,250 - 8,130 N/A
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,240 US$ 7,000 - 10,840 N/A
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,550 US$ 8,750 - 13,550 N/A
      24 WEEKS US$ 7,860 US$10,500 - 16,260 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 90 (Logan International Airport)
      Express Mail
      US$ 90
      Health Insurance
      US$ 150
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Location
      New England School of English (NESE)
      Harvard Square

      36 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Logan International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$75 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 30 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 5.0

      4.8

    • There are 3 reviews for this school
    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      元留学生
      [ 兵庫県, 日本, Age 25, Female ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      the Great and Wonderful Time
      2015年夏に2ヶ月間行きました。
      ビザの関係でセメスターのスタート時点で行くことができず、少し不安もありましたが、どのクラスも少人数制であり、生徒も国籍だけでなく、年齢の様々なため、容易に馴染むことができました。
      クラスのレベルは細かく段階分けされており、最初のテストの結果で決まりますが、実際に授業を受けてみて自分で判断し、変更することも簡単にでき、希望する授業を受けることができました。さらに、一つのレベルに数クラスあり、先生を選ぶことも可能だったため、自分に合った授業を受けられました。
      私自身は、とにかく英語力を付けたい、という思いで行ったため、先生に積極的に質問したり、相談したところ授業外でのサポートも行なってくれ、本当にためになりました。


      学生
      [ 四川, 中国 ]


      學生
      [ 台南, 台灣 ]
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