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The Bruins and Boston Sport Culture

Global Immersions Recruiting - Monday, May 05, 2014

Boston is the home to a number of major sports teams and a major hub for all professional New England sports. The Boston Red Sox is one of the most legendary baseball teams in Major League Baseball history and Fenway Park, its home playing field, is the oldest in the nation. The Boston Celtics (basketball) is another historic and well known professional team, although less popular than baseball. The New England Patriots (American football) are another nationally revered and widely popular team hailing from the Boston area and representing the people of Boston. Currently another of these highly esteemed professional sports teams is once again trying to make history by winning another Stanley Cup (the international championship) title- The Boston Bruins hockey team. When the Bruins reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the city of Boston became the first city in the 21st Century to have all four of its major professional league teams win a league championship, and it is the only city in the nation to ever to have championships in all four major professional leagues within a ten-year span. Because of this and an already extremely high level of hometown pride, Boston fans have become nationally infamous for their fanatical following of the Bruins and the other Boston professional sports teams.

 

Click map to enlarge map and see the most popular sports by country 

Although ice hockey is not the most popular sport in the U.S., in fact both baseball and American football overwhelmingly outnumber the sport in fan following, it has become fanatically popular in this northeastern region of the country. Considered a Canadian sport by many of the southern U.S. states who solely have eyes for American football, the cold weather climate and historic importance of the Boston Bruins (the first professional American hockey team) and rink, known as the TD Garden (or the Garden to Boston natives) has made fan participation in this sport almost as common as American football in Boston. This is exacerbated as the Bruins enter the second round of play-offs facing longtime Canadian rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. So far the series is 1-1. This means both teams have won one game. The two teams will continue to play games against each other with the winner of the best out of seven (the team to first reach 4 wins against the other) will advance in the playoffs and compete to win the Stanley Cup title and national recognition as the 2014 ice hockey champions. 

So with excitement brewing in the professional ice hockey, whether you are one of these Bruin fanatics or simply enjoy watching local professional sports, watching the Bruins playoffs is a great way to engage an international student. In many countries the most popular sport is soccer (football in the map above) which dominates the sports channels and news sections. Learning about new and regional sports such as ice hockey and Boston teams is a great way to teach and learn about new cultures. If you or a student is interested in watching the games, they are aired on most major sports channels such as NESN or NBCS and are currently happening much more frequently due to the nature of National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs. To see a schedule of upcoming games click here. To learn more about these Boston sports teams, the Boston Bruins, and the Stanley cup click the links provided. And go Bs! 

Are you a Boston sports fan? What is your favorite type of sports? Have you ever watched hockey before? We want to know! 

Sources: http://i.imgur.com/gLJZbix.jpg http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/

 http://bruins.nhl.com/club/

Spring has Sprung in Boston!

Global Immersions Recruiting - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

With warm weather already brightening and warming up the city, things are opening for the season and events are being scheduled all around town. Here are seven fun spring things to do to celebrate winter being officially over and to prepare for the summer to come!

Take a ride on the Swan Boats

The Swan Boats have officially started running again for the season! On Saturday they once again started their voyages across the waters of the lagoon in the Boston Public Garden. And the best part? Only $3 per ride for adults! So get in the springtime spirit and take a Swan Boat tour through the sprouting gardens on this one-of-a-kind classic Bostonian experience. For more info on schedules and fares click here.

Bike Around Town

Hubway, the bike rental location, has opened again with lots of new stations this year! Grab a bike near your home or office and pedal your way to the next lunch meeting, errand or shopping trip, or visit to see friends and family with this easy to use bike sharing system. To check out the complete list of stations and how to sign up go to https://www.thehubway.com/stations and happy pedaling!

Rent a Canoe or Kayak

With locations in Boston, Cambridge, Newton, and Waltham what better way to enjoy the beauty of the Charles River than by canoeing or kayaking along it? Charles River Canoe and Kayak is opening again on April 26th and renting your ticket to a unique way to enjoy this quintessential Bostonian landmark. Guided tours are also available. For rates, maps, and more click here. 

Volunteer Locally

April 26th is Volunteer Day in Massachusetts. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than by volunteering locally? Various organizations are taking part in this day so check out what local volunteering opportunities are in your area. To volunteer and learn more about opportunities with the Audubon society click here. For Mass.gov opportunities click here.

Check out Some Art

On May 2nd the Boston Art Crawl will once again be taking place. Join art lovers of all kinds as they explore the first Friday at SoWa in Boston's South End. On this art crawl and scavenger hunt there will be strategic stops to talk with artists and gallery curators, enjoy refreshments, and meet interesting and new people. For more event info click here. 

Head to the SoWa Open Market

On May 4th the SoWa Open Market will be open once again every Sunday until October on Harrison Ave in Boston's South End. Meet the folks behind the work. Chat with a farmer. Munch on a gourmet sandwich. Shop handmade and support local businesses! Art, clothing, accessories, ceramics, jewelry, housewares, gourmet foods, fresh produce and flowers, mobile eats – you’ll find it all at the SoWa Open Market!

Enjoy some Festival Festivities at Earthfest

On May 17th Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods will be hosting their annual Earthfest. Live music performances will be free to the public. In addition to the musical performances on the main stage, the 2014 Radio 92.9 EarthFest will also feature once again The Kids Planet—an expanded interactive family area. The Kids Planet will feature a wide variety of musical acts and entertainment as well as environmental activities and educational displays. Booths and foods sampling will also be available. Go to their official website for more info. 

So get out there and enjoy the weather and these local events!

Are there any other notable activities we missed this spring? We want to know!

Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse

Global Immersions Recruiting - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Chinese New Year is an important traditional holiday in the Chinese culture and is celebrated on the first day of new year according to the lunar-based Chinese calendar. Translated from the modern Chinese name, the new year means Spring Festival, as the celebrations goes from the Chinese New Year's Eve to the 15th day of the next month, also making it the longest Chinese holiday. The tradition is centuries old and was meant to honor ancestors and deities although customs have changed over time. Today the eve of the new year is typically celebrated with an annual family reunion dinner and windows and doors are decorated in red paper-cuts with themes such as longevity and good fortune. Firecrackers and red envelopes containing "lucky money" are given to children in celebration. The color red and firecrackers both symbolize fire which, according to legend, drives away bad luck. Although the new year is traditionally a family holiday, many immigrant families in countries such as the U.S. lack extended family and therefore turn to the community to celebrate which is why it is common to see parades and lion dances in the streets in communities such as Chinatown here in Boston. This year the Chinese New Year begins on Friday, January 31st Want to experience Chinese New Year locally and learn more about one of largest cultural groups in the world? Here are some events that might interest you throughout Boston, whether you traditionally celebrate the Chinese New Year or are just interested in having some culturally enriching fun. Click on the event to be redirected to the official site for more information.

 

Chinese New Year Feast

Organized at the Whole Foods in Dedham Jan. 31st

A demonstration-style class shows you how to make a few classic Chinese dishes that represent prosperity, health, joy, and longevity such as dumplings and beef and broccoli noodles. What could be better than some warm and savory Chinese cuisine to brighten up a cold winter day!


Lunar New Year Festival

Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum on Feb. 1st.

Traditional lion dances, a screening of a film set in Boston's Chinatown, break dancing and swordplay workshops and more! If you don't mind a ride to Salem this event will demonstrate the many sides of the complex traditions involved with the Chinese New Year celebrations for adults and children alike.

Chinese Lion Dance Parade

February 9th from 11am-5pm on Beach St. and other nearby streets in Chinatown

What could be better than watching the annual lion dance parade held in Boston's Chinatown? Totally free, this parade is accessible by the MBTA. Local vendors set out traditional Chinese food along the path of the lion costume as it dances through the streets at the end of the New Years celebrations in mid February. Whether you celebrate the Chinese New Year or are just interested in a lively event and delicious food, this parade is the perfect finale to the vibrant celebration.  To learn more about the Chinese Lion Dance Parade check out images and descriptions of the Boston Discovery Guide from 2013. 

Do you, or have you ever celebrated the Chinese New Year before? How? We want to know

Guide to Boston's Best Hot Chocolate

Global Immersions Recruiting - Monday, January 06, 2014

Hot chocolate is a classic American beverage; warm and chocolatey it’s perfect for warming up during chilly winter days.  Originally invented in South America, the first hot chocolates were made using ground cacao beans and chili peppers and heated with water to make a spicy and bitter concoction. Today drastic changes from the original Mayan drink have developed the American classic. Now hot chocolate has many variations in both name, also known as hot cocoa or drinking chocolate, and ingredients. The main ingredients that make up the hot chocolate we know today are cocoa, sugar, and either milk or water.  In the United State hot chocolate is usually much thinner and often made using powdered mix while in Europe it is often much thicker and uses actual melted chocolate. In Boston, one of the coldest cities in the Northeast, this drink is a staple in the winter months and enjoyed by people of all ages. And many inventive variations on this winter staple are visible throughout Boston alone.  If you’re interested in trying out an American winter classic, or already have an acquired taste for the sweet and decadent drink here is a guide to the best hot chocolates in the Boston area, all MBTA accessible.

 

L.A. Burdick Chocolate Shop & Café: Harvard Square
Real ground chocolate mixed with cocoa powder and milk is the key to this thick, rich, gourmet hot chocolate that comes in either white, milk, or dark chocolate flavors and can be enjoyed with a variety of pastries and other beverages.

 

The Thinking Cup: Downtown Boston
This hot chocolate is the French classic, also known as sipping chocolate. Valrhona chocolate is melted down and mixed with cream to make this dense, decadent “drink”.

 

Flour Bakery & Café: Cambridge
In this bakery the spicy hot chocolate brings this American classic back to its origins by mixing its homemade ganache-based hot chocolate with spicy cayenne, chili powder, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon, sure to warm you inside and out.

 

Café Fleuri: Langham Hotel
For the chocolate lovers, every Saturday afternoon this café holds their “Chocolate Bar”: a buffet of over 100 chocolate desserts including a signature chocolate bread-pudding, made with melted chocolate and fresh croissants.

 

Paris Creperie: Coolidge Corner
For any Nutella fans, this creperie is known for its Nutella hot chocolate, made with the Italian hazelnut spread and milk. Other flavors available also include peppermint and raspberry. And our exclusive insider says the crepes are both delicious and affordable too! 

 

Met Back Bay: Back Bay
Here they offer a hot chocolate sampler for the more adventurous, including four small samples of Taza hot chocolate including the flavors Classic Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Salted Almond Hot Chocolate, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

 

Max Brenner’s: Boylston St.
Here, too, a variety of inventive hot chocolate creations are available ranging from crunchy hot chocolate that contains crunchy magic waffle marbles, or do-it-yourself hot chocolate with hard lava chocolate chunks or volcano milk. Options of white, milk, or dark chocolate are also available.

 

Canto 6 Bakery & Cafe: Jamaica Plain
For those looking for a more traditional experience this bakery makes a sinfully good hot chocolate, starting with homemade chocolate ganache and adding steamed milk.  A variety of cookies and other pastries are also available to pair with the drink.

 

Caffe Vittoria: The North End
For the traditional Italian approach to hot chocolate or “cioccolato caldo” this decadently thick hot chocolate uses melted chocolate and tops each cup with a hearty helping of whipped cream.


1369 Coffee House: Cambridge
Here they offer an unusual hot chocolate, the Almond Joy hot chocolate. This hot chocolate has the added flavors of coconut and almond, just like the candy bar. And for those looking for the more traditional hot chocolate that is also available made with Dutch-process cocoa.

Diesel Café: Davis Square
Made with homemade chocolate sauce, steamed milk, and whipped cream this hot chocolate pairs perfectly with the inviting atmosphere of the quirky café and can be made with its signature additions of caramel and hazelnut syrup.

With this guide to the best of the best hot chocolates in Boston, including American and European classics as well as inventive new takes on the hot chocolate of today, you will be sure to keep warm during the cold winter months ahead.  

Source: Boston.com

 

Boston Architecture Tours

Global Immersions Recruiting - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boston boasts a lot of history and culture, which is why our city sees so many new visitors and residents every year. When a person walks up and down the street, he or she can clearly see the eclectic mix of old and new. Many of the buildings that we see have a history all their own from the architecture to the person who built them. With so much construction of new buildings occurring day in and day out, it can be hard to figure out how old these structures actually are. For those visitors interested in architecture, we have compiled a list of ways to identify the old houses throughout the city. So take a stroll throughout our neighborhoods! How many of these styles can you find?

1. First Period

These houses were built in the 1600’s to the 1700’s and can be found within Boston and in its surrounding towns. An example of this style is the Paul Revere House in the North End! Salem, Ipswich, and Newburyport are also good places to find some of these old homes. First Period architecture is also known as the Post-Medieval style. You can identify it by its iconic boxy shape, steeply pitched roof, and a large central chimney. Many have casement windows with multiple panes and are sided with narrow clapboards. These houses were meant to reflect the houses that colonists lived in while in England.

2. Federal

This style of home was common in the 1780’s to the 1820’s. Beacon Hill and the State House are two examples of this in Boston. You can also find the Federal architecture in Marblehead, Newburyport, and Salem. These houses were made to emulate ancient Greek and Rome style of architecture and are similar in shape to the Georgian style of homes. They are more refined, however, and have low-hipped roofs, decorative moulding on the cornices, and delicate fanlights on the front doors. 

3. Italianate

Built in the 1840’s to 1885, this style of house can be found in the following Boston neighborhoods: Back Bay, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. Lowell, Lynn, and New Bedford also feature this style. Common to this type of architecture are wide, bracketed eaves; and arched double or triple windows; paired, arched doorways; structural masonry or decorative wood corner quoins; and centered or full-width porches.

To learn more about the types of architecture found in Boston, check out the Boston Globe Magazine! You will find many more old houses and how to recognize them. In the mean time, see if you can find these styles around the city and guess how old they are! 

Boston also offers many different tours that deal specifically with architecture. Boston By Foot offers an architecture boat tour from May until October. Get Your Guide also gives many options for architectural tours and many other Boston events. 

Source: Boston Globe Magazine

Fall Foliage and Activities

Global Immersions Recruiting - Thursday, October 03, 2013

It's Fall, which means that the leaves are beginning to turn! Soon Boston and the surrounding suburbs will be covered in red, yellow, and orange! If you would like to track the turning of the leaves or plan a drive, click here.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, there are so many different options for Fall activities! Apple picking and pumpkin picking are some of the most popular options for this time of year.

What are some of your favorite seasonal activities? We want to know!

Although driving out into the suburbs guarantees beautiful Fall scenery, there are a few places right in the heart of Boston that are just as lovely! For visitors and residents that do not have access to a car or just prefer to stick close to home, we have provided a list of places of our top picks within the city where you can find some wonderful Fall foliage.

  1. Boston Common and the Public Gardens
  2. Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the South End
  3. The Rose Kennedy Greenway
  4. The Esplanade
  5. Back Bay Fens
  6. Arnold Arboretum

For visitors that are interested in apple picking and pumpkin picking, Massachusetts has many wonderful orchards and farms to choose from! Many of them, however, do require the use of a car. For a list of apple orchards in the area, look here. You can also find a list of farms that offer pumpkin picking here

Take advantage of the beautiful New England scenery to enjoy the changing seasons and Fall activities! 


Source: Boston Discovery Guide

Boston Rated #3 for Best Pizza

Global Immersions Recruiting - Thursday, August 15, 2013



Do you like pizza? Americans go crazy for it! As any traveler knows, pizza is an American staple for lunch or dinner. With our love for the Italian dish, it comes as no surprise that there here are so many pizzerias throughout the country to choose from. But how do you know where to go? Where can you get some of the best pizza in the U.S.? Well, according to TripAdvisor, Boston is in the top 10! We rank #3 for the best pizza in the country. Some may find it rather surprising that our little town beat out New York and even Chicago for this coveted spot, but any Bostonian would tell you that this is only natural! 

What do you think of the pizza here in Boston? Are there any pizzerias you think are the best? We want to know!


Although TripAdvisor may say that we have some of the best pizza in the country, it doesn’t tell you where to go! Now while everyone’s tastes in pizza are completely subjective—everyone likes different things!—the Global Immersions team has compiled a list of some of the best pizza joints in the city based on personal experience and, well, the experience of people on the Internet.
So top ten pizza places in Boston:

You may notice that most of these pizzerias are located in the North End! Many Bostonians know that this is the best place to go if you are in the mood for a slice of pizza or three. It’s known as the city’s “Little Italy” and is a great neighborhood to find delicious Italian food and pastries. You may also notice that quite a few of these pizzerias were mentioned in our last blog post about the North End. While many of the best pizzerias in town can be found in this neighborhood that is not to say that you can’t find great pizza elsewhere! For example, Santarpio’s Pizza is located in East Boston, close to Logan International Airport.

No matter where you are in Boston, chances are there are great options for pizza in the area! Check out local pizzerias and find your favorites!

Explore Boston: East Boston

Global Immersions Recruiting - Thursday, August 01, 2013


East Boston is our next spotlight in our Explore Boston series! While many just think of East Boston as the neighborhood closely connected to Boston’s international airport, it is actually a thriving cultural community. Large numbers of Italian and Latin American residents ensure that there is always a plethora of outstanding restaurants and interactive cultural festivities! Below are only a few examples of what the neighborhood has to offer to all visitors and families. 

Do you live in the area? Have you visited? If so, what are some of you favorite things to do in East Boston? We want to know

East Boston is has 40,000 residents and was created by connecting several islands using landfill, which was annexed by Boston in 1836. It is separated from the city proper by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. Directly west of East Boston across Boston Harbor is the North End and Boston's Financial District. The neighborhood has long provided a foothold for the latest immigrants with Irish, Italians, and Latin Americans alternating as the predominant group. In recent years, East Boston has become home to a wave of young professionals in newly renovated condominiums along Jeffries Point, Maverick Square, and the Eagle Hill waterfront. The neighborhood is easily accessible to downtown Boston via the MBTA Blue Line.


Santarpio’s Pizza

Santarpio's Pizza is a well-known restaurant in the neighborhood of East Boston. Established in 1903 as a bakery, Frank Santarpio began selling pizza three decades later. A landmark to locals and a destination for visitors, the eatery is primarily known for its New York-style pizza, which it has served at its Chelsea Street location since 1933. One Boston Globe reporter said of the establishment that "the average New Englander's only knowledge of East Boston is the sign for Santarpio's Pizza that can be seen from the highway on the way to the airport.”



Piers Park 

Piers Park is located on the west side of East Boston overlooking Boston Harbor and downtown Boston. Designed by Pressley Associates Landscape Architects of Cambridge, the 6.5-acre park was conceived to reclaim a former pier to allow the neighborhood direct access to its waterfront. The park consists of multiple trails paved in brick and granite from the pier's original 1870 seawalls, native salt-tolerant New England plants, more than thirty-two tree varieties, seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, and a 600-foot meandering brick pedestrian promenade with four smaller shade pavilions. One of the pavilions is dedicated to Donald McKay. The park also has an amphitheater and a community boating program, Piers Park Sailing Center.


Constitution Beach 

This is one of Boston's more popular public beaches located in the Orient Heights section of the community. It is known to locals as "Shay's Beach." Constitution Beach is one of Boston's most family-friendly waterfront destinations. Thanks to the Department of Conservation and Recreation and TBHA’s advocacy for the Back to the Beaches program, visitors can enjoy a new bathhouse, large playground, picnic area, tennis and handball courts, shade shelters, and foot showers. An award winning pedestrian overpass across the MBTA tracks connects the local community to the redesigned beach and park, and creates a welcoming gateway. Constitution Beach is also one of the City's best locations for swimming, with lifeguards on duty during the summer season.


Explore Boston: The North End

Global Immersions Recruiting - Friday, June 07, 2013


Boston’s North End

You better be ready to eat, because our next stop on our Explore Boston series is Boston’s North End! It has the distinction of being the city's oldest residential community, settled in the 1630s. Though small, the neighborhood has nearly one hundred establishments and a variety of tourist attractions. It is known as the city's Little Italy for its Italian American population. If you’re looking for the best pizza or gelato in Boston, look no further than this little slice of Italy!

Now, with over 90 restaurants crammed into such a tiny space, a visitor to Boston might be rather overwhelmed. Where do you start? Well, we here at Global Immersions are here to help! In this post you’ll find a list of the top five North End pizzerias. Try them out and tell us what you think. Do they make the cut?

Boston's Oldest Pizzeria! 

  1. Pizzeria Regina: Boston’s number one pizzeria. It was founded in 1926 and has been serving the community its delicious pies ever since. Fun fact: the building was originally a bakery before it became a pizzeria; the original oven still remains—it’s over 130 years old!
  2. Galleria Umberto
  3. Antico Forno
  4. Trattoria Il Panino
  5. Ernesto's Pizza

Pizza is fantastic if you want to grab a slice on the go, but sometimes you just need something to satisfy that sweet tooth. The North End is also home to numerous bakeries, filled to the brim with several varieties of cannoli and other desserts.

Here are the bakeries that were voted top five in Boston’s Little Italy:

Best Cannoli in Boston!

  1. Mike’s Pastryone of the biggest tourist stops in the North End. The tiny shop is always filled to the brim with visitors and locals clambering for Mike’s famous cannoli. They’re huge! Don’t be afraid to dive right in to the crowd—persistence is key!
  2. Bricco Panetteria
  3. Modern Pastry Shop
  4. Parziale’s Bakery
  5. Bova’s Bakery

The North End is not just entirely about food and restaurants—there are plenty of historical sites to visit. For those of you interested in American history, you can visit the home of the famous Paul Revere! Built around 1680, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. It served as the home of silversmith Paul Revere and his family from 1770 to 1800. He is famous for his "midnight ride" to Lexington, Massachusetts informing Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. In the 19th century, hundreds of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants to the North End lived in the Paul Revere House and in the 20th century, the house was restored and converted to a museum.

Following Paul Revere on his midnight ride will take you to the Old North Church. It became famous on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. The Old North Church and its significance are best remembered in the poem “Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride”:

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

So if you’re in the mood for good food and exploring a bit of American history, the North End is the perfect place to be!


Sources: wikipedia, yelp

Summer Classes at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Global Immersions Recruiting - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Are you an international visitor in Boston who is looking for some opportunities to continue practicing your English outside of your school or homestay? Are you a host with some extra time this summer looking to learn a new skill or develop an old interest? Global Immersions highly recommends the Cambridge Center for Adult Education for any extracurricular activities - on just about any topic! For as little as $80 for a few classes to around $175 for several weeks (still a good deal!) you can enroll in classes on topics ranging from the arts, business, computers, history and language, just to name a few. Here are some samples of classes that we feel could really help our visitors! 


American Idioms, Slang and Everyday English
Do you speak English well but sometimes find yourself confused by language you hear from native speakers or on TV? This class is for high-intermediate to advanced students who are interested in learning phrases and expressions that are uniquely American. Using conversational games, activities, and other experiences, you’ll learn the correct meaning and usage of idioms, slang, and common expressions. You will build your vocabulary, increase your writing and grammar skills, develop better listening and reading comprehension, improve your pronunciation, and increase your conversational skills. 
Classes meet 2 times per week for eight weeks. Cost is $112 - $180.  Limited to 16.


Read, Discuss, Debate!

This class is for advanced ESL students who want to improve their vocabulary, comprehension, cultural understanding, and speaking confidence in a fun class based on reading and discussion. We will read poems, newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, blog entries, excerpts from stories, and more. The readings will be followed by questions, discussions, and individual or group presentations and debates. Presentations and debates will be followed by constructive critiques. 
Classes meet 2 times per week for eight weeks. Cost is $112 - $180.  Limited to 16.


Preparation for the TOEFL 
This course is designed to help students improve the four skills tested in the new TOEFL iBT: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You‘ll have ample opportunities to practice this skills in a test-like format. This is also a good class for Intermediate Level III, IV, and Advanced students who may not be planning to take the TOEFL, but wish to further develop their general English skills.    
Classes meet 2 times per week for eight weeks. Cost is $180  - $212.  Limited to 16.


If you're interested, or want to look at the catalog of classes, go to the CCAE website. Summer Term Registration Opens Friday, May 10th!


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