1st day at school
|09:00 - 12:15 EST||Placement Test and Orientation|
|12:15 - 13:00 EST||Lunch|
|13:00 - 16:00 EST|
Orientation Tour, the activity leader will explain all details of your language travel, time for you to ask questions
|16:00 - 17:00 EST||Return to accommodation|
Please note: Students need to bring their passport, visa, medical consent form and a copy of their insurance card on the first day.
All teachers are highly fluent English speakers who have academic qualifications as well as foreign language teaching experience. They are very enthusiastic and are always willing to answer any questions you might have. The lesson plans vary: Most include indispensable grammar and vocabulary learning as well as an emphasis on communicative methods of learning. Role-plays and a lot of active speaking help you to overcome your fear of speaking the new language. The teachers also utilize current affairs topics such as politics, society and culture in the form of newspaper articles, radio broadcasts or TV programs. Our language courses will only be held in English to maximize your immersion in the language. The maximum number of participants per course is 15. On the recommendation of the teacher, a student can be put into a higher or lower level class during the course.
Mark Heagney (B.A., Head teacher) lived and taught English in Japan and California before returning to his native Boston as the Head teacher in Boston. Mark’s depth of knowledge of the TOEFL examination and his sense of humor combine to help his students relax so they can reach their potential and get the score that they are aiming for. He is energetic and focused on giving the most to his students. Among other things, Mark enjoys reading, listening to music and going out to eat with friends."
Rebecca Pence (B.A.) graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Classical Civilizations. Prior to joining GEOS, she lived and taught abroad for 6 1/2 years in Egypt, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. She is fond of reading, dancing, and meandering in Boston's many historic cemeteries
Alison Yong studied English language and literature as well as education and child study at Smith College. After graduation, she combined her interests and accepted a year-long Fulbright award to teach English on Kinmen, an archipelago of Taiwan. She spent last fall in Taipei, studying Mandarin at the National Taiwan Normal University. Alison is originally from Newton, and she is pleased to both return home and continue teaching English. She enjoys reading, studying Chinese, and visiting tea houses.
Colette Auger graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Public Communications. Prior to joining GEOS, she lived and taught English in Vietnam. She enjoys cooking and hiking.