English course in Boston
In the historic city centre, in Faneuil Hall Square!
Information on the English School in Boston
The school is located within Faneuil Hall Square, a popular marketplace and a historical landmark in one of America’s oldest cities. Famous for its world-class educational institutions, sports teams and for being the birthplace of American independence, most students opt to study here because of the vibrant lifestyle this city offers.
The school is right in the heart of the hubbub, and throngs of people flock here because of the variety that is on offer. The language centre comprises 21 modern, spacious and bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards and free WiFi for students. There are 43 computer stations with internet access, where you can also find educational language resources (along with a library) to help with your studying.
There is also a relaxing student lounge and kitchen area. You won’t feel alone, not only will someone be there to meet you when you arrive, but you’ll have someone throughout your stay to make it as fun and as comfortable as possible.
The location of the school could not be any better…so transport around the city won’t be a problem! All the popular sights and attractions are right on your doorstep… take a stroll along the Harbor Walk public garden, Harvard grounds, or follow the footsteps along the Freedom Trail. The Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum, New England Aquarium and Fenway Park are only a short distance away… you can’t help but see everything that makes this city stand out.
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Choose your English course in Boston
General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Boston
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Boston and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Boston for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Boston. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
English in the City in Boston
[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Boston
[+] To make the most of your studying in Boston you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in Boston
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Boston
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
East Boston - Apartments
[+] The East Boston apartment offers modern, stylish design inside a classic building. There are four bright, large bedrooms, two beautiful, updated bathrooms, a common area with comfortable seating and a reading nook, as well as a shared kitchen with modern appliances, including laundry facilities. >> Read more
North End - Apartments
[+] Boston’s North End Lewis Street Apartment boasts 4 beautifully furnished bedrooms – 1 shared room and 2 single rooms. These bedrooms all share a large bathroom with modern appliances and beautifully tiled walls. The fourth bedroom comes with your own private bathroom. The common area holds a 50 ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Boston
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Boston
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Boston is considered to be one of the intellectual capitals of the world, and has been ranked as one of the best places to study. It has a student population of about 300,000 and the international population of over 20,000 contributes to the dynamic feel of Boston.
It’s safe, and most parts of the city can easily be reached by public transport. Shopping centres and malls are plentiful, and the city caters well to student life, with hundreds of bars, restaurants and take-aways dotting every street.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER18 % 18 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN16 % 16 %
- KOREAN15 % 15 %
- BRAZILIAN14 % 14 %
- JAPANESE9 % 9 %
- TAIWANESE8 % 8 %
- COLOMBIAN8 % 8 %
- TURKISH7 % 7 %
- THAI5 % 5 %
- CHINESE3 % 3 %
- SWISS2% 2%
Here the age groups at the English school in Boston:
- 18-2992 % 92 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+8% 8%
Structure and timetable of English course in Boston
First day in Boston
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Boston students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Boston, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Boston, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Boston
Not to be missed!
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the centre of shopping and Boston life
- The Freedom Trail
- Fenway Hall
- Skywalk Observatory & Top of the Hub
- Harvard University Campur
- Boston’s Theatre Districts
- Cape Cod (with over 40 miles of pristine beaches)
- Walking tour of Salem
- A boat trip to Martha’s Vineyards
How to get around Boston
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac $3.39
- Sandwich $6.00
- Can of Coca Cola $1.00
- Coffee in a cafe $3.00
- 1 litre of milk $1.35
- 2 litres of water $2.69
- Loaf of bread $2.00
- 2 course meal in average restaurant $20.00
- A mobile SIM card $29
- Cinema Ticket $12