NESE, Harvard Square Intensive Program Grammar & Idioms

This course replicates the NESE, Harvard Square course. It meets 5 days per week for 90 minutes per day. There are 10 levels, and each level lasts for 4 weeks. There is no requirement to take more than one level.

*Please note that this is a hybrid class. This means that this class consists of both in-person students in a classroom at NESE, Harvard Square as well as students attending online. In general, the majority of students in this class are in-person.

  • 90-Minutes of Intensive Grammar & Idioms per Day / 5 Days per Week
  • 10 Levels: Each Level = 4 weeks
  • Course Leads from True Beginner in Level 1 to Fluency in Level 10
  • Learn More than Just Grammar - Strong Focus on Pronunciation, Usage, and Style
  • Intensive TOEFL® Preparation Option for Students in Level 8+
  • All Teachers are Native Speakers (Always)
  • 30 Years of NESE Curriculum Research & Development Provide Foundation for Course
  • Certificates Awarded Upon Course Completion

For most adult learners, a fundamental understanding of grammar is the structural equivalent to the scaffolding or framework that supports a building. The forms and the functions - the rules and the patterns of grammar - provide a type of scaffolding on which the canvas of nouns, adjectives, and other parts of speech rest. In an ideal world, we can learn a language without having to learn grammar - just like children do. However, we believe that as we get older, it becomes more and more helpful to have a solid grammatical foundation upon which fluency can be built. The NESE On-Line 10-Level Grammar & Idioms series and our supplementary grammar courses, through their spiral curriculum, provide the framework essential for building conversational fluency.

Never be afraid to make a mistake. Your teacher is here to help you. If you try and are correct, that is to your credit. If you try and you make a mistake, that is an ideal opportunity for your teacher to help you, and for you (and the class) to learn something new. Trying is important; perfection 100% of the time is not. Remember, “Mistakes are not important; Understanding is”TM