「Testimonials」

Best TOEFL Class I've ever had

2018/07/17   -Testimonials
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Westwood Campus Featured Student “My TOEFL class is the best class I have ever had. When I attend, I can improve all of my English skills- Listening, Writing, Speaking, and Reading. Kyle is such a funny teacher too- his jokes are always so interesting and funny. All the students in the class are very serious and motivated. Even though there are other Japanese students in the class, they only ever speak English, which is very helpful. The TOEFL schedule is set up so that we practice two skills per day, like Reading and Speaking one day, and Writing and Listening ...

My biggest advice; be confident in yourself!

2018/07/17   -Testimonials
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Yukari Sato is originally from Japan. She has been living and studying at MLI Hollywood in Los Angeles for the past year. She likes to paint, read, cook and dance. In the future she hopes to teach dance and act professionally. “I live in North Hollywood at a homestay. I chose the house because I like the house mother a lot. A friend of mine from school, Nanami, lived at the homestay and introduced me to the house mom. The best thing about living there is that there’s a pool in the building and a gym across the street. I ...

Tips for future students

2018/07/04   -Testimonials
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Westwood Campus Featured Student This week’s featured student is Giovanna from Italy. Giovanna is from the Italian countryside near Venice. She enjoys drawing, photography, modeling, and sewing during her free time. Also, she recently enjoys driving around Los Angeles because she just got her driver’s license last week. She currently takes the TOEFL Evening program. “I think it’s important that students don’t speak their native language when studying English in Los Angeles. Even when I’m with Italian people, I always speak English- especially when I’m in front of native English speakers. I think students need to speak as much English ...

What it's like to study ESL in Los Angeles

2018/06/25   -Testimonials
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MLI Westwood Featured Student This week’s featured student is Cindy from Brazil. In Brazil, she works as an interior designer and plans to study Architecture at a university here in Los Angeles. She has lived in Los Angeles for 5 months now and really enjoys going to the beaches and clubs here. “I’ve been studying English in Los Angeles for about 5 months now. When I first came to MLI, I was surprised because the students here are so serious. I used to go to a different ESL school, but I think MLI is good to learn English because all ...

Student Activities

2018/06/25   -Testimonials
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Hollywood Campus Featured Student Chintan Shah was born and raised in Mumbai, India. He studied IT (Informational Technology) at University and worked as an IT technician for one year. However, Chintan had big dreams of becoming a filmmaker, so he quit his job in India and moved to Los Angeles. For the past four years he’s lived in L.A. working on more than 20 short films and 15 music videos. He currently shoots promotional videos and BTS (behind the scenes) for celebrities’ social media accounts. Chintan has been taking the Business/TOEIC Program at MLI Hollywood for the last 6 months ...

Best Teacher I’ve Ever Had

2018/06/22   -Testimonials
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Hollywood Campus Featured Student This week’s featured student is Haruka Mishiro from Chiba, Japan. She moved to Los Angeles 10 months ago to study English at MLI. After school, Haruka takes dance classes at Millenium and Edge. Jazz funk is her favorite form of dance and she loves to perform. Haruka talked to me today about her classes at MLI and her favorite English teacher. “I have been studying at MLI for almost a year. I started in the Beginner 1 class, but now I’m in Intermediate 2. The best teacher I ever had is Lisa. She was my grammar teacher ...

A Typical ESL Student’s Schedule

2018/06/22   -Testimonials
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Westwood Campus Featured Student This week’s featured student is Alejandra. She is from Madrid, Spain. In Spain she works in the film and media industry and has worked on big shows like “The Voice: Spain.” During her free time, she likes to play volleyball and see movies. “Typically I go to school from Monday to Friday 9-12:50 a.m. [in the Intermediate 2 ESL Program]. After school, I either go back to my apartment to hang or go out with my friends to get to know and explore Los Angeles. I really love going to Melrose Ave for shopping and also ...

How to go to College in Los Angeles

2018/06/08   -Testimonials
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Jay is from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management Hospitality at Prince Sultan University in Jeddah in 2013. In May 2016 he moved to Los Angeles with the hopes of getting his Master’s degree in Food and Catering from a college in the United States. I spoke with Jay this week to learn more about his path to university. “ In 2016 I came to California on a scholarship from my government to improve my English skills and go to college. For international students, colleges in the United States require a TOEFL or EILTS score. This ...

How to get 100+ on the TOEFL exam!

2018/06/07   -Testimonials
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Westwood Campus Featured Student This week’s featured student is Lisa from Germany. She recently achieved 108 on her TOEFL test! During her free time she likes to do anything creative from pottery to knitting. She runs a blog in English and also loves cooking and trying new foods in Los Angeles. She recommends that students eat a lot while they’re studying here because the food is so diverse and there are tons of authentic foods here. Her favorite place in Los Angeles is Abbott Kenney in Venice. “I was in the TOEFL program for 12 weeks. Before taking the TOEFL ...

Life in California

2018/05/31   -Testimonials
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This week’s featured student is Bruno from Brazil. In Brazil, Bruno works in Physical Education, running gyms and training physical trainers. Check out what he has to say about life in California. “I love Los Angeles because it looks like Rio de Janeiro, just bigger and less dangerous. Los Angeles is a very big city with people from all over the world. There’s always warm, sunny weather and good vibes. In Los Angeles, you can build any lifestyle you want. In my free time I like to work out at Gold’s gym, go to restaurants with friends, go to the ...

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