Learn English in Boston
Study English in Boston and take English language courses in one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city of Boston lies on the east coast of the United States in the state of Massachusetts and is often considered to be the most European city in the U.S.. Discover Boston during the course of an English language trip in one of the most renowned language schools and get to know not only a great city, but also the English language in ‘real-life’ scenarios. Our English language school in Boston is located centrally in the area of the city known as Back Bay and offers you an unforgettable language holiday experience. From here you can easily reach many of the most beautiful landmarks in the area. Boston has many attractive city areas, in which American culture and history can be experienced first hand.
Choose to study English in Boston and learn not only the English language, but also get to know what is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Popular destinations for visitors of this city are, among others, the Freedom Trail, a four kilometer trail, where you can walk in the footsteps of the American Independence Movement, the Museum of Fine Arts with works of art dating from ancient times to current times and the New England Aquarium, which lies directly on the sea and in which you can see many fascinating marine creatures. Due to the numerous universities in the city and its surrounding areas - well known names include Harvard and MIT, among others - Boston has a very large number of young residents who keep the city young, modern and lively.
An English language holiday in Boston is not just a trip to improve your English skills, but also an experience that you will remember for a long time. Learn English at our language school in Boston and you will look back on it with a smile!
Our School Location
Our school is located in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Boston. Here you can spend the day enjoying top shopping and fine cuisine. There are many famous sights within walking distance including the “Freedom Trail.” When the weather isn’t so good or if you’d like to go on an adventure, the public transportation system will take you all over the Boston area. The closest stop to the language school is State Street Station, which will give you easy access to the city.
Our language school in Boston is situated in the area known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Some of the most memorable speeches from the revolutionary era were held here, which gives the local architecture a dignified ambience. Today, the Marketplace has become a popular meeting point in downtown Boston with all its shops, cafés, restaurants and famous sights.
The school offers modern facilities in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Teachers and students can make use of 26 comfortable classrooms as well as free internet access (including Wi-Fi) and up-to-date learning materials. In the cosy communal room, language students can mingle and study together. For those who prefer more peace and quiet, the library offers plenty of material for self-study. Digital learning is possible in the computer room, where computer-assisted learning and language exams are available.
The dedicated staff and teachers of our language school in Boston see to it that all students receive the appropriate support during their stay in the USA. You will not only be provided with excellent teaching, but you’ll also be given the opportunity to participate in excursions to the surrounding New England area. The balance between class and leisure time will always be kept, enabling you to have an amazing travel experience in addition to your improved English skills.
The Boston Language school is known for its high academic standards, which is evident from its many official certifications.
An important accreditation for our language school comes from the ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training). This organisation concerns itself with the endorsement of institutions in the field of education. ACCET is known for promoting “A Partnership of Quality” and received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education in 1978. ACCET is also ISO 9001 Quality Management System certified.
Our school enjoys being a member of the AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs). This organisation is committed to ethical and professional standards for intensive English programs and guarantees the quality of their members.
Our language school also shows its high level of quality by being an official TOEFL iBT Testing Center.
"I wanted to attend Cambridge College but I did not have TOEFL score yet. Then my friend told me that I should apply to the school in Boston and as if I could pass the Academic Program, I could attend Cambridge College without a TOEFL score. That’s why I tried my best when I was in class in order to prove my English level. In addition, I really need to improve my academic skills that help me to study in Cambridge College. The Academic Program is one of the first steps for students who want to study in university/college like me. The teacher also is very good with his strong knowledge in many fields. I learned a lot not only from the teachers but also from my classmates. I always introduce this program for my friends. Someday, if I need to study English, I will come back to Boston!"
"I hadn't known too much about Boston before I arrived here. When I met the staff at the school in my first day of classes, I could immediately realize that it is a very friendly place. The teachers are very friendly; actually they really become your friends. They organized a lot of fun activities almost every day. These activities were great for meeting new people and practicing my English. Moreover, I have had the chance to experience living with a host family which contributed a lot to my learning process. I felt my English improve noticeably since I arrived at the school. Boston is an awesome city! The people are very approachable and kind. I always meet people on the subway on my way to school or home. If you want to have a memorable experience in the USA, you should come to Boston. Choose this school, which is located in the heart of Boston."
"I want to talk to you about Boston as place of destination, if you are interested to come here to learn English. It is the best place to come. Boston is a city where you can find people who are very nice and also it is beautiful. The CAE course is excellent, they prepare you for the day of the exam and it is very good. I like the class, it is hard but I know that the day of the exam I won't go saying “I’m not prepared for it", so for the people that need the CAE I recommend you to come to this language school in Boston. It is a great place to know people, the teachers are really nice and the classes are good, and the most important thing to take the CAE."
"I choose to study in Boston because the environment is really good to study in. There are a lot of famous universities here. It’s a really nice and pretty city. The school is in a very good location; it’s near downtown. It has a good quality of teaching and there are a lot of nice people here. I stayed in a Homestay and enjoyed being with my host family. I learned about American culture from them. When you are here, make sure you go to the cheesecake Factory, Shino Express on Newbury Street, John Harvard in Harvard Square, Breeze Shabu Shabu in Chinatown and A-li-lun Korean Restaurant near Berkley Music Collage. Also visit Harvard and MIT. I will definitely come back to this school."
"I chose the University Access Program because I want to enter university after I graduate from this program. I hope that the University Access Program will help me achieve my goal. The programme is really good. I like it a lot! The material is very interesting and the lessons and assignments are very challenging! I’ve already learned a lot from this programme and I’m sure that I’ll greatly improve my English skills by the end of this course."
"I chose to study in Boston because of advice I heard. Also, in my country some of my friends who study in Suffolk University told to me that Boston was the city in the USA where more of the students go to school. I chose to study in Boston because of advice from others, too, from BHCC (Bunker Hill Community College). BHCC advised me that if I want to improve my English, I should study at this language school."
"I chose Boston because it has a rich history in America and is it's near NYC which is one of the most modern cities in the world. I enrolled in Academic Year Program (24 lessons a week for 24 weeks). Learning foreign languages takes a long time but in the meantime I can enjoy living abroad. I hoped to make friends from all over the world and I got to it, participating in rich activities after lessons at the school in Boston. The school in Boston is in the center of city and the access of public transport is so good that I often go home late. Its facilities are good, number of classrooms and rest rooms, student lounge. The great number of classrooms, specially, enables the school to separate students into their adequate level of classes. Each teacher has his/her unique character and ways of lesson therefore the news that I have a new teacher’s lessons always me excited. The school is organized well because, I think, all staffs are able to share the school policy, “Teach students with passion." English is an indispensable skill and studying abroad enables me to widen my knowledge in a variety of fields. Learning foreign languages abroad is really stimulating. The experiences will be a treasure for your life. If you can speak to Americans and other curious students with a piece of courage, you will do it! Your age has nothing to do with it!! (I'm in my 30s)"
"Boston is a diverse city, you will find people from all over the world here in Boston. Moreover, Boston is an educational city and all the public services are available. I'm taking Intensive English Academic year program because it can help me enter university It will help me sharpen my skills in day to day work and live. I have improved my English language and have the necessary American method for today's business and to have all of this in a competitive, challenging atmosphere. This is the best part of the language school in Boston is the teachers. They are helpful and responsive people they offer help to the student and they required non in return. If you have any complain they will listen carefully and they will work hard to help you. Boston people are hospitable, helpful and friendly. The school offers free lecture series in which you can improve your listening and speaking skills and to gain knowledge about different culture. The set a program to follow up your progress and you have to meet the academic advisor in a monthly basis and we have a wonderful business class. If you have a clear vision for your future. If you are a challenging person if you like to learn new thing on a daily basis this is you best choice. However, you will be in the heart of Boston which allows you to know everything about the activities in Boston."
"While I have been in Boston I’ve developed my English skills at the same time that I’ve improve my professional skills. It is amazing how fast you can learn a new language at the same time that you meet people and cultures from all over the world. The school is very modern with all the amenities that you want."
"I choose Boston because it’s a good city to study. My cousin recommended this school because he studied here. The teachers are excellent and so is the office staff. They are so friendly and professional. The students make a great environment to study and learn English. I recommend Scoozi and Stephanie’s restaurant in Newbury Street. And Rumor, Venue and Suite are good nightclubs. You have to go to Fenway Park to watch a baseball game. You should go to Quincy Market, Boston Common and Harvard University."
Our language school in Boston, USA offers a wide range of different English courses which allows all prospective students to find the right course for their individual learning goals. Take your first steps in the English language to learn or improve your knowledge in a learning group where students from all over the world study with you. Private lessons are also available.
In group courses, there is an average of 12 students per group but a maximum of 15. The minimum age for participation in language courses at our language school in Boston is 16. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes. Before the English courses begin, students take a placement test on their first day so their language proficiency can be properly determined and they can be assigned to appropriate learning groups. The cost of the placement test is included in the course price, as well as all other course materials.
All English courses in Boston put great emphasis on an active teaching style. This allows students to enjoy their language learning, keeps all participants motivated for a long time and helps everyone better remember what they have learned. Besides the coursebook, videos and CDs are used in class to support the listening and comprehension of spoken language and pronunciation.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include the following: the course as described, a placement test and course certificate, course book, welcome pack, activity program, free Internet (also WLAN), library.
Save!:The longer the course the cheaper the price per week! Travelling alone? Share a double room (DR)!
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk.||2 Wk.||3 Wk.||4 Wk.||6 Wk.||8 Wk.||12 Wk.||24 Wk.|
|Standard Course (20 lessons)||363||726||1,088||1,451||2,176||2,901||4,116||-|
|Semi-Intensiv English (24 lessons)||397||794||1,191||1,588||2,382||3,176||4,410||8,115|
|Intensiv Course (30 lessons)||461||922||1,382||1,843||2,764||3,685||5,057||9,056|
|Business-English (30 lessons)||461||922||1,382||1,843||2,764||3,685||5,057||9,056|
|Private Course (20 lessons)||1,470||2,940||4,410||5,880||8,820||11,760||17,640||-|
|Private Course (30 lessons)||2,205||4,410||6,615||8,820||13,230||17,640||26,460||-|
|Extra Private lessons (5 UE)||368||735||1,103||1,470||2,205||2,940||4,410||8,820|
|Extra Private lessons (10 UE)||735||1,470||2,205||2,940||4,410||5,880||8,820||17,640|
|Test Preparation Courses*||4 Wo.||8 Wo.||10 Wo.||11 Wo.||12 Wo.|
|TOEFL Prparation Course (24 lessons)||1,588||3,176||-||-||-|
|TOEFL Preparation Course (30 lessons)||1,843||3,685||-||-||-|
UE: Lessons last 45 Minutes, * Test fees not included in price. During High Season (19 June - 01 September) a supplement of 20,- Euros is added for ALL courses shorter than 12 weeks.
Course Dates and Info
The following dates should help you plan your language journey to Boston.
2017 Start Dates for the General, Business, IELTS, and TOEFL Courses: Start every Monday
2017 Boston Holidays (on Weekdays): 02. January, 16. January, 20. Febuary, 17. April, 29. May, 04. July, 04. September, 09. October, 10. November, 23. November, 24. November, 25. December.
There are several types of accommodation available in Boston. On this page we will present you with various options to help you decide on the preferred type of accommodation. If you have any further questions regarding accommodation, we will be happy to assist you.
Many language students decide to stay with a host family. This option is not only cost-effective but it also gives students the opportunity to experience the American way of life firsthand. Communication with the host family is in English of course, which makes for an additional learning experience with native English speakers.
If you’d prefer to live with other language students, you can rent a shared apartment. Between June and August, participants can also opt for the Boston summer residence, a student dormitory on the campus of an American University. Regardless of where you decide to stay, we wish you a superb time in the USA!
The shared flats are a popular and comfortable form of accommodation in the USA. The flats are located in the Back Bay district and are only a 30-minute walk (or a 10-minute ride with public transportation) away from the language school. There are also many shops, restaurants and a fitness center located within walking distance of the flats.
With flat sharing, students can choose to live in either a single or a double room. Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms. The large windows in these flats help to create a cosy interior and provide not only light, but also a great view. Three rooms share a well-equipped kitchen, a living room, and two bathrooms that each have a shower. Each bedroom has a bed, a dresser and a closet.
A washing machine, dryer, and bedding can be found in the flat. Cable television and a complimentary wireless Internet access are provided. Towels are not provided. A cleaning service comes to the flat once a week. The shared flats are co-ed. Upon arrival students must pay a $300 (USD) deposit. It is possible to pay this with a credit card.
Staying with an American host family is a very popular accommodation option for our students. The carefully chosen host families are either parents with children, couples or singles. In order to be understood in the host family, English skills are necessary. This means that students can apply what they have learned in classes directly to their time outside of class.
With the Boston host family option you can book either a single or a double room. You would share a double room with another language student from our school. Breakfast, dinner, towels, and bedding are included in the price. A washing machine and telephone are available to you in each host family’s home. You will also have free access to the internet. Arrival and departure dates fall on Saturdays.
All of the host families live within commuting distance of the city center. That means that you will need to travel by bus or train to reach our language school. The longest commute takes 50 minutes with Boston’s local transportation.
The summer residence is located on the Colleges of the Fenway campus and is open for language school students to use during the peak season between June and August. Would you like to live on a typical American college campus and enjoy its parks and traditional buildings? Then this option is right for you.
The residence offers double rooms equipped with a telephone, and W-LAN Internet access with multiple computer connection options. Students will also have access to the fitness center, study rooms, lounges and computer labs located on the campus. In the residence, three separate bedrooms share a kitchen, two bathrooms and a shared living and eating space. The bathrooms are cleaned once a week and students are responsible for cleaning the rest of the rooms.
Bedding is provided, but students will need to bring their own towels. Coin operated washing machines are available. The apartments in the summer residence are not co-ed. Students living in the summer residence are expected to cook and clean for themselves, but a cafeteria is available for the occasional meal.
In the area surrounding the summer residence there are many museums as well as shopping and dining possibilities. The famous Fenway Park is also nearby. The language school is best-reached by use of the metro which takes about 25 minutes.
Please note that although smoking and drinking alcohol is common in the USA, it is forbidden at the summer residence. A security deposit of $150 (USD) is to be paid upon arrival. It is also possible to pay this with a credit card.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Host family (HB) (SR)||343||348||373|
|Host family (HB) (DR)||304||309||334|
|Shared Apartment (SR) (self catering)||539||549||574|
|Shared Apartment (DR) (self catering)||363||373||392|
SR: single room - DR: double room - HB: half board - SC: self-catering,
Arrivals and departures usually take place on Saturdays.
Boston is a university city with many opportunities for young people, including an active nightlife. You could go shopping in Newbury Street, discover American history by following the famous Freedom Trail, visit bars, clubs, and go to concerts.
In your free time you can arrange outings with other language students or take advantage of the schools many options for weekend trips in the Boston area. If you’re really adventurous, you can take a weekend trip to New York City – it’s 4 hours away! Other trips arranged by the language school include ski-trips, ice skating, a trip to Niagara Falls, a visit to Harvard University, a trip to the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory to get a view of Boston from above and canoe-trips on the Charles River.
Students get the right mix of education and fun and are able to learn English through immersion by talking with other international students, shopping, or even riding the bus. Students can not only pick up new vocabulary words in this way, but they can also experience culture and the American way of life first-hand. Our language school in Boston informs students about current events, concerts, exhibitions and much more!