Our Courses

Our Courses

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Be prepared… before the first day at your new school

Our courses are designed to provide students with a variety of choices for expanding their knowledge within their current learning environment and better prepare them for boarding school or college admissions.

Many of our courses were developed by our founder, a Columbia University graduate with nearly 10 years of teaching experience and curriculum design. Our English and Business English courses are comprehensive yet flexible enough to adapt to language learners of any age or ability; our TOEFL Test Prep was influenced by an instructor from the acclaimed Kaplan education; and our unique Writing Workshop, one of our most popular programs, can be adapted to fit the needs of young learners or adult professionals, and is ideal for boarding school or university applicants striving for excellence on their personal statements.

We offer authentic courses where students will learn material that is consistent with Common Core standards and originates from what is actually taught in many of America’s top schools. Not only will students improve the skills necessary for academic excellence, they’ll also be well prepared for undergrad or graduate studies and a future career!

Indeed, the knowledge built in to many of our courses defies age restriction and is suitable for all comers. Put it this way: It’s never too early or late in life to learn those intangible yet essential “soft” skills as they’re known, to work more effectively and efficiently, whether in the school classroom or corporate boardroom.

Our courses are conveniently offered online, available as individual or small group sessions.

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English/EFL

Our comprehensive English program includes a variety of courses that comply with Common Core standards and focus on all of the essential language elements: reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammar, and are structured according to student needs. Courses are offered year-round and are designed for Chinese students and adult learners of all ages and skill levels who seek to improve their English language ability.  >> English Training

Business English

Whether you’re a student at the start of your professional career seeking to enhance your marketability, or an established professional who needs English for everyday business communication, our courses were designed to be both practical and adaptable to meet your individual needs. Students will enrich and expand their vocabulary across a variety of sectors and gain the essential real-world skills needed in business: social media, conference calls, job interviews, writing effective emails, report writing, presentations, and much more!  >> Business English

Test Prep: TOEFL

TOEFL stands for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Its primary function is to test the ability of candidates to study in an English-speaking school or university. TOEFL content is highly influenced by US college academics. This means, not only will students achieve short-term benefits of preparing for exams, they will also be well situated for long-term success in the English-speaking classroom or workplace. Courses are offered year-round and feature a number of flexible study plans to accommodate students’ busy schedules.  >> TOEFL Prep

Writing Program

Good writing skills are essential. This course introduces students to proper techniques for a variety of writing projects. Topics include writing process, genres, informational writing, school essays, revising and proofreading, and more. As a result, students will be better prepared to produce the information required on school applications and for the advanced coursework they will experience during high school and college. {13 sessions / 50+ hours}  >> Writing Program

Essay Writing Tutorial

For students who are already proficient writers or who can’t commit the time for our comprehensive training but who need specific focus on school application essays, we’ve culled the best resources from “Section 11” in our Writing Program just for you. We’ll teach you how to tackle those challenging writing requirements, where you’ll brainstorm for ideas, produce a first draft, revise your work, and ultimately produce a winning personal statement! {2-3 sessions / 6-8 hours}  >> Writing Program

Communications Skills

Designed to help students build and improve communication skills in all situations where personal interaction is required. They will experience a variety of proven communications methods overall before focusing on the school interview process where they’ll learn how to prepare and practice for the interview, develop confidence, and generate enthusiasm! Our training is also suitable for adult learners preparing for workplace advancement or career-based interviews. {8 sessions / 16 hours}  >> Communications Skills

Public Speaking for Kids

If children learn these important skills during childhood, they can avoid being fearful about speaking in public and be on their way to becoming great communicators and leaders. Our course will reveal the fundamental skills for learning the “art” of communication and giving the perfect presentation! While the course is designed specifically for kids, much of the content presented can apply to anyone — adolescents, working professionals — who seek to take their public speaking skills to a higher level. {8 sessions / 12-16 hours} >> Presentation Skills

Community Service

Defined as donated service or activity that is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public. This program is designed to help students build character and learn the value of responsibility. US schools and universities favor those students who are inclined to be of service to others. *This is a part of our experiential learning series, or “learn by doing,” and requires a minimum of 10 hours of student participation.  >> Community Service