Events & Holiday Schedule
||2019: June 3, July 15, August 26, October 7, November 18
|2020: January 6, February 17, April 6, May 17, July 6, August 17, September 28, November 9
|2021: January 4, February 15, March 29, May 10, June 21
|Holidays & Scheduled Closings:
|Martin Luther King Day
||3rd Monday of January
||Last Monday of May
||1st Monday of September
||4th Thursday of November
|New Year’s Day
The needs of students are top priority. NLS offers a range of Student Services to ensures that students feel comfortable and strives to makes their transition to the American culture and lifestyle smooth.
The School Director, Student Services Coordinator, and Program Coordinator are available to answer students’ questions about the school and other matters in general, such as housing, transportation, banking, sporting and recreation, tourist attractions, colleges and universities, internships, scholarships, and social and cultural norms. The School Director and Program Coordinator can also help students about school related problems with classmates, teachers, and/or staff members.
NLS has three administrators who also serve as advisers. Students may make appointments with the Director, Program Coordinator, or Student Services Coordinator for academic and personal advising; office hours of each person are posted on the InfoBoard in the main hall. If the administrators feel that a student’s needs exceed the resources available within NLS, referrals to other professionals, services, or programs are given.
Academic advising is available for students whose needs are academic in nature. Academic advising is provided for:
- Students who struggle during a course
- Students who are in danger of failing a course
- Students who do not pass a course
- Students interested in attending a US college or university
- Students taking the TOEFL course
- Students who have questions regarding their studies
Personal advising is available for students whose needs are personal in nature. These needs may include:
- Difficulty understanding or adjusting to American culture
- Health problems
- Assistance obtaining a driver’s license
Tutoring is available for students who need extra help with vocabulary, writing skill, grammar, TOEFL, pronunciation, or homework.
Parties, Celebrations, and Picnics
NLS occasionally organizes celebrations, programs and outdoor activities such as picnics, field trips, and other special events. These events are designed to immerse students into American culture, incorporate their language in real-life situations and encourage diversity.
Students may request a class or schedule change only for legitimate reasons. For instance, if a student desires to move to another ESL course, the student must undergo a skills evaluation with the Student advisor. Upon the student advisor’s recommendation, the student can move to his/her desired course. Teachers may also recommend a student’s change-of-course. NLS can accommodate these changes so long as heir is availability in the desired course.
Students may request official letters such as certification as a current student at Nile Language School, certification as a previous student at Nile Language School, a letter for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and transfer letters. Letters are processed within five to seven days upon request.
A certificate is issued to students who successfully complete a level such as
– Beginner English
– Intermediate English
– Advanced English
– College Preparation/TOEFL
The request should be submitted to the Director or Program Coordinator’s office, and the certificate will be available for retrieval after five business days.
Though students have the option to buy their textbooks online or at any other bookstores, textbooks are conveniently available for sale in the campus with little or no difference in price.