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Language Schools for Expats in the United States Of America

Submitted: September 2013

If your intention is to learn English as a second language there are a number of schools that cater to your needs. There is an increasing number of “English as a second language” (ESOL) learners in the United States.  The teaching methods adopted by these schools immerse the student in the language, creating fluent conversational speakers and readers.

When choosing language schools there are several important factors to consider in your decision making:

Students attending Language Schools may elect to sit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. This test is an international test and was designed to assess an individual’s ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. The exam is geared towards assessing an individual’s proficiency in a range of skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. A tertiary institution may require this as a prerequisite to admission. Most Language Schools offer preparations courses for the TOEFL and the cost varies and may range from US$160 to US$250. See link for further information such as course dates https://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/tclists/IBT_u.html

However if learning English is your desire there is no reason to wait. There is a wealth of online learning resources that can help you achieve your language goals. The following site has a database of schools that offer these online courses. https://www.schools.com/online-colleges/esl

You can also view https://www.eslgo.com/classes.html

Note that the application process varies by school, and they will each have their own set of admission requirements. Pertinent to the procedure of most schools is the completion of relevant paper work ie application forms and submission of copies of passport and identification, displaying country of origin and photo identification.

For a comprehensive list of schools across the United States do see - https://www.aaiep.org/

Kaplan International College – various locations - https://www.kaplaninternational.com/schools/usa/learn-english.aspx

Schools operating in New York:

Schools operating in Boston:



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