The International Student Blog

Studying for the IELTS

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Jenny Frankel

International students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can follow various steps to increase the likelihood that they will maximize their potential score. Practicing for the Exam It is of course a good idea to practice reading, writing, and speaking English in preparation for the exam. One’s facility with English […]

Full Sail’s ESL program

Posted on October 4th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

People are like snowflakes – no two are exactly alike. Each of us is interested in different things and passionate about different disciplines. Even the most ardent English student is interested in more than just English but so many English Immersion Programs are cookie-cutter creations that put their focus too squarely on the language itself. […]

Foreign Language to Become World Language

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

According to a recent article from Inside Higher Ed reports, foreign languages are becoming a thing of the past. There is no need to worry, however. This trend is not the result of language extinction or even of the rise of English as a global lingua franca. No, instead this trend – borne out by […]

Changing Accreditation Standards for Intensive English Programs

Posted on June 16th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

A statement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released at the recent NAFSA International Educators conference in Houston has major implications for intensive English programs nationwide. At issue is the interpretation of a piece of legislation that President Obama signed in 2010 which required such programs to be accredited in order to issue visas […]

Top 5 Languages Spoken Around the World

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are looking to study a second or third language but don’t know which one to do, you may what to consider studying one of the top 5 languages spoken around the world. If you look online you will find that there are a number of websites listing these languages in a different order. […]

Choosing Where to Study Abroad

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are reading this blog, chances are that you are already open to the idea of studying abroad in another country. You may be excited about the idea of seeing as much of the world as possible that you are having trouble deciding which country you should study in. So to help you decide, […]

ESL – English as a Second Language

Posted on May 16th, 2007 by InternationalStudentGuru

For many students, learning English is the first step in studying abroad. All schools require students to have a certain level of English if you are to be taken as an international student – some schools require the TOEFL, others require the TOEIC. But, whatever your school requires you need to make sure you English […]

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