- High Quality Courses
- A Highly Respected School
- Small Classes
- Exceptional Teachers & Staff
An Extraordinary Opportunity to Learn English
NESE’s unique approach is based on educational research, the result of an analysis that NESE’s founder (and current president) conducted while completing her graduate degree at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Her examination of effective school and classroom environments allowed her to create NESE, a school that is guided by its commitment to excellence in the classroom, its respect for all peoples, its belief in each student’s ability to succeed, and its recognition that each student’s specific needs and goals are critical to his success.
At NESE, a top quality education, the fundamentals of which were identified through educational research, is a priority. All aspects of NESE's academic program are planned and intentional in order to create an environment that is highly conducive to learning. Even the configuration of the desks, for example, is planned in order to help create an environment that maximizes the opportunity for student achievement.
Because of its excellence, NESE has been recognized and accredited by a number of different organizations. However, for us, there is no better recognition than the hundreds of wonderful testimonials students send to the school every year. Click here to read a few of them.
Our average class size is 12 students. Small classes ensure lively discussions, frequent student participation, and intensive student-teacher interaction. Educational research also demonstrates that student outcomes are positively effected when students are placed into smaller classes. As NESE strives to create effective classroom environments in which students can achieve their best, we are careful to limit the size of our classes.
It is the contribution of each individual at NESE that has made the school such an extraordinary place to learn English. From the teachers to the staff, everyone at NESE is committed to offering each student an exceptional school environment, one that is challenging, enjoyable, and entirely supportive to students.
All NESE students can follow the skills-based academic English courses as either Intensive or Semi-Intensive students. Each of these courses consists of 10 levels, and students typically complete one level each month. Thus, a student who arrives at NESE with minimal or no knowledge of English can expect to complete the entire NESE 10-level curriculum within 10 months. Students who complete Level 10 acquire a level of proficiency that enables them to successfully use their English in a wide range of professional and academic environments. NESE also provides Business and TOEFL electives as well as After-School courses in areas such as Pronunciation, Workplace Communication, University Preparation and Legal English.
"At NESE I made friends not only among the students, but also among the amazing staff. These amazing people made me feel welcome, and made me happy every day!"
Gulnara Ilyassova Lawyer, Kazakhstan
NESE provides both student residences and homestays.Homestays and residences are located within 30 minutes from NESE’s location in Harvard Square and accommodation includes 2 meals a day.
NESE offers separate residences for professionals and students.
NESE is located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, adjacent to Harvard University and just a few minutes' walk from the Charles River. Harvard Square is a focal point of student activity and one of the most interesting and dynamic student centers in the United States. "The Square", ideally suited for students' needs and recreation, is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bookshops, and boutiques. University lectures are only a few steps away, 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. Whatever your interests, you can pursue them in Harvard Square.
NESE provides TOEFL training courses and offers the Institutional TOEFL to all intensive students at no additional cost, every 4-week session.
2018 [Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts] NESE Founder Awarded Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Honor, "Leading Women Award"
2016 [UED Agency Awards] Shortlisted in the “Best English Language School - USA” Category
2015 [Harvard University] Staff Member Awarded Harvard University Honor, “Harvard Hero”
2014 [The Boston Globe & The Commonwealth Institute] #11 of Top 100 Women-Led Massachusetts Organizations 2012 [ACCET] Accreditation Renewal – Perfect Score
2011 [Veja Magazine] [Viagem e Turismo Magazine] Top 5 English Language Schools - Worldwide 2010 [Veja Magazine] [Viagem e Turismo Magazine] Top 5 English Language Schools - Worldwide
2010 [US Center for Citizen Diplomacy] Top 10 Outstanding Programs
2002 [MATSOL] Outstanding Working Conditions Award
2001 [Language Travel Magazine] (April & August) Agent-Recommended School – United States
2000 [Language Travel Magazine] Agent-Recommended School – United States
1999 [Language Travel Magazine] Agent-Recommended School – United States
1996 [Exame] Best English Course for Executives – Worldwide
1995 [Exame] One of Top Four Agent-Requested Schools – United States
1993 [Language Travel Magazine] Agent-Recommended School – United States
To find out more about this school or to book a course, contact the School today.