Why Our English Language Summer Program in HARVARD sq. and Columbia University Is The Best In The World?
Our 2019 English Language Summer Program is 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 Cogito English Language Summer Program is the best program in the US!
1. Practice Your English in Everyday Life
Living in a city means constant interaction with the surrounding area and it’s people. Whether you are asking for directions or ordering a slice of pizza, these situations are great 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 each 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 a wide variety of international cuisine, promoting engagement with diverse cultures in both restaurant and cafeteria-style setting. 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 star-up events allow students to engage with local start-ups, enriching students’ sense of American Innovation and giving them a stake in that is up-and-coming in the community around them. During these events, students have the opportunity to put in practice the conversation skills they have learned in class!
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 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.
To learn more about our English Language Program, check out our website here.