English language summer camp

Why Our English Language Summer Program in Harvard Sq. and Columbia University Is The Best In The World!

Published on Dec 5, 2018

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Our 2019 English Language Summer Program takes place from June 29th to July 19th. It excels at educating students from around the globe. Instructors from top Universities like Harvard and MIT are experts at preparing students to attend college in the US through their improved English speaking and writing skills.

There are countless benefits to learning a language in a city, surrounded by native speakers. New York and Boston offer great opportunities for using your English lessons in practical situations. Here are the top reasons why the Cogito English Language Summer Program is the best in the US!


1. Practice Your English in Everyday Life

Living in a city means constant interaction with the surrounding area and its people. Whether you are asking for directions or ordering a slice of pizza, there are countless opportunities to use your newfound English skills! Reading street signs, navigating the subway system, and visiting Boston companies will require students to problem-solve in English.


2. Experience the College Life in Harvard sq. and Columbia University.

Practicing English with your classmates is a great way to learn, but native English speakers will always be your best teachers. While receiving excellent instruction in the classroom, you will interact with over 500,000 college students from Columbia University, NYU, HARVARD, Boston University, and MIT. You will talk with native English speakers every day.


3. Become Immersed in Life in the US

During our ESL program, you will feel like a local: Going to restaurants, sitting outside on the green, and attending public events. Because our English Language Summer Program is located in New York and Boston, there is always something happening. Make friends or become penpals with a friend in New York or Boston who can help accelerate your English proficiency. Get comfortable with American slang and listen to the way people speak in real-life situations. Relax in the beautiful summer weather with your classmates.


4. International Cuisine

Cogito students are immersed in various international cuisine, promoting engagement with diverse cultures in both restaurant and cafeteria-style settings. Students enjoy breakfast on campus with choices such as cereal, fruit, yogurt, and bagels. Dinner and lunch include a variety of standard and regional foods, including a vegetarian option and a salad bar. We provide food on campus and we also go to restaurants.


5. Special Events

The Cogito start-up events allow students to engage with local companies, enrich students’ sense of American Innovation, and give them a stake in the “up-and-coming” community around them. During these events, students have the opportunity to practice the conversation skills they have learned in class too!


6. Workshops

Students attend different events during the program. One of our workshops is on accent reduction through the application JUNO. This workshop is designed for those non-native speakers who have good English reading and writing ability, but who need to improve their speaking skills to avoid frustrating experiences where communication breaks down because of problems with their English pronunciation.


7. Life on Campus

In New York, students stay at HI New York. The Hostelling International New York offers dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Linens, towels, and a housekeeping service are included. It is located one block from Broadway Street and a 10-minute walk from Central Park. In Boston, students live on campus and stay in double-room dormitories in Harvard Square. Rooms are furnished with a twin bed (linens and towels included), desk, chair, dresser, and closet for each student.


8. Friends from all over the world

Cogito keeps a great nationality mix. We welcome students from all over the world. In previous years, we received students from Morocco, Poland, America, Russia, Italy, Georgia, Turkey, Japan, Spain, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Serbia, Israel, France, and the United States. Students will make lasting connections and create strong friendships with peers from all across the globe!



This application targets accents that are specific to each country. For example, students from China struggle with different pronunciation challenges than students from Spain. Juna highlights the important parts of the mouth and tongue that are active in making American English sounds. It doesn’t matter what languages our students speak, Juna can help anyone learn an American accent.


To learn more about our English Language Program, check out our website here.


This event is not owned, controlled, supervised, or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.