When our prospective students go looking for information about our school and the TOEFL Preparation course that we offer, they want to know more than how much we charge. They also want to know what kind of service we provide, and they want to get an idea for what kind of experience they will have with our school. Therefore, they go looking for information about what others have had to say. The most common source of this information online is feedback. The comments and suggestions of our students and alumni are very important to us since they help us make the educational process at Terra Nova as close to perfection as possible. It is also very important that all our prospective students see this feedback here, which proves the educational process at Terra Nova to be truly democratic and open for constructive criticism. This page contains reviews and testimonials submitted by our students in the 2007-2008 academic year. We would like to thank them all most sincerely for sharing their ideas, opinions, experiences, and feelings. We deeply appreciate their contributions!


From: Zoia Comarova
Date: October 4, 2008

Hi Andrei!

We were trying to get in touch with you before leaving for the US... but you were "in afara ariei de acoperire". I guess you were on your HOLLY vacation on another continent :) Wish you to have more of those! So we are also here, in Atlanta, GA now, pursuing Ph.D. and Master's degrees at Georgia State University!!! Serghei has got a research assistantship and is exploring the "jungles" of Bioinformatics. I'm a teaching assistant at the Department of Geosciences! Besides my research on urban land use change, I am teaching 2 classes of Physical Geography per week to sophs. I fairly often remember with smile your truism on American life! I also enjoy applying a lot of teaching hints I fell in love with during our TOEFL preparation course! Candy is a compulsory accompaniment for the favorable studying of my students now;) We really appreciate your invaluable support and inspiration while achieving our goal!!! And for all those heading toward studying abroad: "Yes! It's totally realistic!" Just arm yourselves with patience and work-work-work!!! And pls - DO your home assignments for the TOEFL preparation course :)

Take it easy!!!

Zoia and Serghei,
TOEFL Preparation (Fall 2007).

From: Alexandru Colța
Date: August 16, 2008

Dear Andrew,

I tried to call you, but I was told that you are on vacation in the U.S. I think you remember that you wrote me a recommendation letter for Purdue University, so I want to tell you that I was admitted, and my classes will start on August 25. Thank you very much for all your help and support. Have a great and wonderful vacation!

Alexandru Colța,
TOEFL Preparation (Fall 2007).

From: Cristina Hracovschi
Date: May 22, 2008

Dear prospective students!

In my opinion, Terra Nova English Language Center is the best place in our country to study English. Here you can improve your language skills very easily and quickly, sometimes even without noticing it. There is no magic in here: studying at Terra Nova helps you pass through the jungles of American English in a very exciting and productive way. The admission requirements are very high... But do your best to enroll. Do not worry if you do not know English at a high level. In my class, there were not only people who knew English very well, but also a few who were not fluent in English. Nobody felt uncomfortable, and by the end of the class practically all of us felt equal. So, if you want to study American English in a pleasant, supportive, challenging, and democratic environment, do not miss your chance to come here and try it yourself!

Cristina Hracovschi,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Alevtina Calineac
Date: May 22, 2008

Terra Nova English Language Center is a very good place for people who want to improve their English or to prepare for the TOEFL iBT. There are only a few places in our country where people can prepare for this test, and I believe that the TOEFL iBT Preparation class at Terra Nova is one of the most helpful and well-organized. The course helped me not only prepare for the TOEFL but also improve my grammar skills and enrich my vocabulary. I will definitely recommend this class to my friends.

Alevtina Calineac,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Violeta Păgînu
Date: May 20, 2008

Terra Nova English Language Center is a very good educational institution for those who want to prepare for the TOEFL iBT. Andrei! You are a good teacher! Always thinking positively and full of energy... This is exactly what we, students in the morning group, needed... A person who would inspire us!!! In general, I would recommend your prospective students and those who want to study abroad to come to your school because they will acquire a very good knowledge of English, get a lot of useful information about sciences and arts, receive personal advice, and enjoy complimentary tea and candies :). They will get all this at a reasonable price!!! Andrei! I wish you a lot of success in your teaching!!!

Violeta Păgînu,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Sergiu Sandu
Date: May 20, 2008


Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to improve our English skills. I will never forget the warm, friendly environment, with the tea and candies, either :)... Thanks to your TOEFL Preparation course, I have found the English language more attractive and interesting. I wish you to have a lot of students as good as I :)

Sergiu Sandu,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Irina Cojocaru
Date: May 20, 2008

It is a very good course for those who want to improve their English in a short period of time. Thank you very much for your work.

Irina Cojocaru,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Mihail Mînzari
Date: May 20, 2008

First of all, the teacher has very strong and effective methods of teaching and preparing his students for the TOEFL iBT and even for life. This course is another world. It is much more interesting and exciting here than outside.

Mihail Mînzari,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Anișoara Spivacenco
Date: May 20, 2008

Terra Nova English Language Center was a very interesting part of my life. I made new friends and met interesting people. The TOEFL instructor is the best person I have ever known. I will never forget my studies at Terra Nova.

Anișoara Spivacenco,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Olga Stepin
Date: May 20, 2008

The TOEFL iBT Preparation course is very interesting and useful not only to those who want to prepare for the TOEFL iBT but also for everybody who wants to improve his/her language skills.

Olga Stepin,
TOEFL Preparation (Spring 2008).

From: Elena Balan
Date: March 4, 2008

Dear Teacher,

From a quavering English speaker in Chișinău, with huge stress each time I had to ensure translations, and tons of nerves consumed during the TOEFL test... to NYC, as an international guest at a reputable international organization...

I am very happy to write you now, not from Botanica, as usual, but from Brooklyn :) And I want to thank you indeed for all your tremendous effort. Even for the vocabulary I hated so much while learning by heart at night. All those words come surprisingly to my mind NOW when I mostly need them! I planned to visit you on Saturday, but packing took too much time. I promise that I'll share my experience when I come back. I've already shot a nice cup for you :) Or should you like smth else, whistle!

I live in a nice yet modest apt in Brooklyn. Although the region is close to the HW and to the bridges and is very noisy, it is very very beautiful. I had a walk today, and what I saw impressed me.

I have 2 roommates... An Indonesian lady, who is leaving tomorrow, and a guy from Senegal, who just came.

I'll send you pictures; hopefully, I'll have a camera soon.

Thanks again, Andrei. You do a great job. And this I can feel only after completing your course, after some months. Only now can I see the real results.

Elena Balan,
TOEFL Preparation (Fall 2007).

From: Pavel Koterniak
Date: December 28, 2007

Dear Andrei,

I am really happy that I took your TOEFL PREPARATION CLASS. It helped me improve considerably my knowledge of not only English but also many other fields, such as geography, forestry, biology, chemistry, history, music, literature, American studies, etc. Furthermore, the learning process was very exciting... with free candies, tea, movies, books, and jokes. I never felt bored or tired. Therefore, if anybody wants to prepare for the TOEFL or simply improve significantly his or her English in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, Terra Nova is the best place to do it!

Pavel Koterniak,
TOEFL Preparation (Fall 2007).