ASC News & Events

Improving Your English with Private Lessons

Classroom instruction is an important component of learning English, but private lessons give students opportunities to delve deeper into their language practice outside of the traditional cla...

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January 20, 2015

What to Know About Applying to College

In addition to studying for your TOEFL exam, there are many other things you have to consider before applying to a college in the U.S. Because there are so many different schools of all sizes and ...

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January 13, 2015

Preparing for a Job Interview

  It’s normal to be nervous before a job interview, but with a little bit of preparation, you can walk into the room with the confidence you need to impress your future employer. One of th...

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January 06, 2015

Watch Teacher Chris Gross's TED Talk!

  This talk was given at a local TEDx event by ASC English School teacher Christoper Gross. In the Kyrgyz Republic, it is possible to kidnap a woman and make her your bride. While the Kyrgyz p...

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January 02, 2015

Helpful Tools for International Students Learning English

When it comes to learning English, practice is the key. However, many international students are initially reluctant to start conversations with teachers and classmates because they are insecure a...

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December 30, 2014

Improving Your Communication Skills

  When it comes to boosting your English communication skills, practice makes perfect. While you’ll get plenty of chances to practice English in your ESL classroom, you’ll make even more p...

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December 23, 2014

Get Involved: Upcoming Volunteer Activities in Boston

In addition to our ESL and TOEFL prep classes, one of the biggest advantages of ASC English is our Boston location. There are tons of opportunities for students to take advantage of in this thrivi...

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December 16, 2014

What to Expect from the TOEFL Test

  For students who speak English as a second language, the TOEFL test is an important part of demonstrating language proficiency. To ease your stress about the test, it helps to know what to...

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December 09, 2014

A Look at Hidden Costs for International College Students

Many ESL students at ASC English in Boston are building language skills so that they can be successful at U.S. universities. In addition to preparing students to succeed on TOEFL tests and in the ...

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December 02, 2014

Improving Your Spoken English through Better Grammar

ESL classes are ideal for people who wish to improve their English skills for school, business, or personal interactions. When studying English, learning grammar is a necessity, but you may benefi...

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November 18, 2014

Practice Your English Every Day

Even when you’re not in the classroom, you can—and should!—find other ways to practice your English skills. People who can speak, read, and write English fluently are able to do so because they ...

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November 11, 2014

Tips for Applying to College

Once you make a shortlist of colleges you’d like to attend, it’s time to start applying. If you are learning English as a second language, there are some special steps you must take to make your a...

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November 04, 2014

One Student's ASC Success Story

Since 1993, ASC English has been proud to provide support and educational services to foreign individuals in the Boston area. We understand the challenges international students face when emba...

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October 28, 2014

Answers to Your Questions About IELTS

The iBT TOEFL exam is the gold standard for international students who wish to demonstrate their English skills and gain access to universities in English-speaking countries. However, ESL students...

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October 21, 2014

Get to Know Boston, the Heart of New England

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...

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October 14, 2014

A Look at ASC's University Partnerships

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...

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October 07, 2014

Tips for Effective Studying

  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 sele...

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September 30, 2014

Getting Ready for the IELTS [INFOGRAPHIC]

  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...

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September 24, 2014

What You Need on the Day of the TOEFL Exam

  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 arrivi...

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September 23, 2014

Creative Ways of Practicing Your English Skills

There are countless ways of practicing your English skills outside of your ESL class. Consider asking your ESL teacher for suggestions. He or she might recommend changing the language settings o...

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September 16, 2014

Debunking Myths About Standardized Test Taking

If you are an ESL student studying for the iBT TOEFL exam, acquiring new vocabulary words, improving your conversation skills, and mastering the rules of grammar are certainly helpful. However, your...

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September 09, 2014

3 Tips for Mastering the TOEFL Exam

There are countless ways to prepare for the iBT TOEFL exam. You should learn about the basic format of the test and what you can expect at the testing center, and you should take plenty of practice ...

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August 05, 2014

ID Document Requirements for Taking the TOEFL

Studying for the TOEFL exam and taking practice tests aren’t the only ways to prepare for it. ESL students should also make sure they bring everything required to the testing center. Test takers ar...

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July 31, 2014

Reasons to Learn English as a Second Language

It takes plenty of hard work to master a second language. Even after you take the time to build your vocabulary and master the rules of grammar, you’ll need to spend countless hours practicing your ...

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July 24, 2014