NESE Semi-Intensive English

NESE Semi-Intensive English

  • Ages 16 +
  • 4.72 score from 54 ratings
The Semi-Intensive English course helps you improve the main skills for communicating in everyday situations!

Recommended for

any person who wants to improve their general English skills.

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  • Max 16 students per class
  • 15 hours per week
  • Minimum 2 weeks
  • All levels
  • TBC
  • NESE’s 10-level Semi-Intensive Program is ideal for students who would like to improve their English but are equally interested in other aspects of life in the United States. Because this program lasts only half a day, students have time to travel and explore other interests.

    NESE students participating in the Semi Intensive Program have full access to all NESE facilities, such as the choice of a dormitory or homestay accommodation, weekend trips, student clubs, and unlimited free access to e-mail and the Internet. Students participating in this program are also welcome to spend their out-of-class time using NESE’s academic facilities in order to study, listen to English-training CDs, or watch videos at NESE.



    In addition to NESE’s academic classes, students and professionals have a wide choice of Electives.

    Elective Courses are choices available to students taking NESE’s Intensive or Semi-Intensive Programmes, focusing on Intensive TOEFL® or Business English. Students can combine elective courses with their academic courses to create a program that best suits their needs. There is no extra charge for elective courses and students are able to book upon arrival at the school.

    Intensive TOEFL®

    NESE’s TOEFL® course is divided into three main skill areas – grammar, listening & speaking, and reading & writing – students can concentrate on the particular sections of the TOEFL® Exam that they most wish to improve.

    Intensive Business English

    The NESE Intensive Business English course  offers students a great deal of flexibility, allowing them to design a program ideally suited to their needs. The course has two components: Business Communication and Business Reading & Writing, and students can take both or just one of these classes. Additionally, there are special separate Intensive Business English courses for professionals.

    After-School Courses

    After-School Courses are extra non-intensive additional choices that NESE offers students. Each class, except Legal English, meets twice a week for 90 minutes. Legal English meets four times each week for 90 minutes. There is an extra charge for after-school courses. Contact us for more information.


    With no minimum level required, this course is designed to give students extra practice and more confidence in conversing in both formal and informal situations. The class increases confidence by giving students opportunities to practice the correct pronunciation of difficult vowel sounds, voiced, and unvoiced consonants, blends, and verb endings. Students also work on intonation and speed. This class is structured to meet the specific needs of the individuals in the group.

    Legal English

    In this course, students are introduced to the American judicial and legislative systems. They become familiar with legal terminology, learn how to analyze cases, and also understand how legal documents are composed. In addition, students may view actual court proceedings through visiting real courtrooms and watching videos.

    Medical English

    This course teaches students common English medical terminology as used in a variety of settings. In addition, teachers will highlight some of the ways in which medicine and public health services are conducted differently in the US than in many other countries.

    Why NESE?

    • Excellence: Every aspect of your learning experience at NESE has been designed to optimize your learning process
    • Harvard Trained Educators: NESE has outstanding teachers and staff, who are committed to offering each student an exceptional school environment.
    • Curriculum: A wide choice of electives and extra-curricular activities is available in adition to NESE’s curriculum
    • Personalised Language Acquisition Method: At NESE, classes are divided by unique student profiles, meaning students are placed in classes with others of the same age and English level
    • Methodology: NESE recognizes each student as an individual person, with his own distinct learning style, needs, and goals.
    • Location: In the heart of Harvard Square and surrounded by the academic life of Harvard University.


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