Language schools like LASC occupy a special place for international students. While many people choose LASC for its long-term English study programs, there are many others who use the school as a stepping stone to greater academic ambitions. For example,…
There’s a number that’s powerful. A number that’s important to community colleges, to state colleges, and to universities as famous as USC or Harvard. A number that’s important in the United States and Canada, in France and Germany. A number…
There are only a few widely recognized English proficiency exams. The most popular is IELTS—the International English Language Testing System. According to British Council, 3.5 million people took the test in 2018, 140 countries offered the test, and 10,000 organizations…
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Learning a language is one of the most beneficial mental activities you can perform. Multiple studies have shown that learning a language can lead to more creative and mentally flexible thinking, and learning a language has been linked to better…
Anyone applying for an F1 student visa quickly realizes how much preparation work is required. Most people will have questions about how they can go through the process smoothly and about what they can do to increase their chances to…
As you prepare your housing arrangements for your international student experience in southern California, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. With plentiful options across many vibrant neighborhoods and convenient suburbs—not to mention unfamiliarity with the language, currency, and customs—making…
We’re all probably aware that people use English differently in different situations. There is a rather noticeable distinction between general use English and Business English, and the differences are probably not very obvious to non-native speakers of a language until…
Through his bestselling book, Outliers: The Story of Success, the famed author and public speaker Malcolm Gladwell popularized the notion that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. No shortcuts Learning English is no different. If you want to improve…
In fall 2018, a record number of students applied to UC (University of California) universities. 113,300 freshman applications were received according to UCOP data, and on average, more students are applying to college than ever before. Universities are looking not…
Studying for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, also known as TOEFL, can be a very daunting task. Even mentioning TOEFL to a group of international English language learners can induce cringes and shudders of anxiety. There is…