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English Course in Boston

In the historic city centre, in Faneuil Hall Square!

English Course in Boston – School Information

The school is located within Faneuil Hall Square, a popular marketplace and a historical landmark in one of the oldest cities in America. Famous for its world-class educational institutions, sports teams and for being the birthplace for 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 comes along with it.  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 tests and 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 can someone be there to meet you when you arrive, but you’ll have someone throughout your stay to make it as fun and comfortable as possible. The location of the school cannot get 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 Harbowalk, public garden, Harvard grounds or choose the footsteps along the Freedom Trail. The Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum, New England Aquarium, Fenway Park and the Aquarium are only a short distance away… you can’t help but see everything that makes this city stand out.

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Every English Course in Boston includes:

  • Welcome Event
  • Textbook and materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Insurance from Guard.me

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English Course in Boston

These are the courses you can follow at this school:

General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Boston

20, 24 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - All levels - flexible duration

[+] 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

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] 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

Accommodation in Boston

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Boston, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

East Boston - Apartments

Distance to School: 10 - 15 minutes public transport - Room types: Single Room - Double Room

[+] 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

Distance to School: 10 - 12 minutes walking - Room types: Single Room - Double Room - Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] 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

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board - Twin room, half board

[+] 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

Why Boston? Some facts

Why follow an English Course in Boston?

Why follow an English Course in Boston?

It 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 to student life, with hundreds of bars, restaurants and take-aways dotting every street.

An international environment

Does this English course in Boston meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the statistics.

Nationalities

  • Students between 18-30 years of age 92% 92%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 8% 8%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with the reception and registration of students at 08.15. Try to make sure you are on time, and remember to bring the following with you:

  • Form I-20  and F-1 Visa (only if you have chosen to attend a course that is more than 20 lessons per week)
  • Form I-94 (a small green or white card delivered by air mail)
  • Pen and notebook (other materials are provided and included in the package)
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (valid for the duration of your stay)
  • Credit Card (for the security deposit in case you have opted to stay in a residence or apartment)

At 09:00 there will be a short language test – nothing to worry about! This is to determine your level of English, in order to place you in a class with those students of a similar level. At 10:15 there is a scheduled break, where you can enjoy your Welcome Breakfast in the company of other new students. Shortly after breakfast there will be an Orientation session, where information about the school, your course and your surrounding area in Boston will be provided in a Welcome Pack. You will receive guidance on visa regulations, housing, transport and activities proposed by the school. Depending on the course you have selected, (General, Intensive or Semi-Intensive), you may then start lessons immediately afterwards or the following day.

  • 08:30 Reception and registration
  • 09:00 English Level Test
  • 10:15   Welcome Breakfast
  • 10:45  Orientation Session and Welcome Pack
  • 12:30  First English Lesson in Boston

Welcome Pack 

On your first day, you will receive a Welcome Pack containing a manual with information about Boston, class schedules, academic information, proposals for leisure activities, an additional education plan, school regulations and important contact information for emergency situations. They will provide you with a number you can contact 24 hours a day throughout your entire stay.

From Tuesday Onwards…

By the second day you will begin to follow the regular academic schedule of lessons. During the first week, you will alternate between two different teachers and you will have the opportunity to compare different types of pronunciation. On the first Wednesday, you will receive the course textbook and following this, course material will be provided a little at a time. The time table will vary according to the course you have chosen:

  • General English: The first day will be determined by whether your lessons take place in the morning (as in the example) or in the afternoon.
  • Semi-Intensive English Course: As per General English, but with 2 extra lessons from 12:30 – 14:00
  • Intensive English or English for Work (Business English): As per General English, but with extra lessons each day from 12:30 – 14:00.

Morning (as an example)

  • 08:30-10:00 First Module*
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:45 Second Module*

Midday 

  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch Break
  • 12:30-14:00 Extra Lessons**
  • 14:00-14:15 Break

Afternoon (alternative example)

  • 14:15-15:45 First Module*
  • 15:45-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:30 Second Module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing. **Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing as per General English or English for Work.

Useful tips for your stay in Boston

Some suggestions from those who live in Boston

Study English in the USA

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Don’t Miss!!

  • 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

Cost of living in Boston. 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

Moving around in Boston

  • To plan your travel around the city, you can access the MBTA’s website. You’ll find a useful online form which plans out the best possible routes (including buses, ferries and trains).
  • Metropolitana: The ‘ Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’ (MBTA) operates the oldest subway system in the United States, which is known locally as the ‘T’.
  • Train: You can travel to other major US cities by train , but it is neither faster nor cheaper than the bus. Most of the trains depart from South Station and Back Bay station . You can buy tickets online, and if you book well in advance, you’ll find cheaper rates.
  • Taxi: The nearest taxi rank is just in front of the school (across the street in fact) . Taxis can be booked by calling the service number of the company that manages them, or can be stopped in the streets. You can inform the school reception if you need/ have to take a taxi.

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