Language course English in Boston

ELC Boston

Learn English in Boston by taking a language course at our partner school, English Language Center (ELC). Situated in a magnificent building right in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay area, ELC is very close to both Charles River and Harvard University. Back Bay is full of shops, cafes and bookshops which create a really exciting area in which to learn English. 

Key features of our partner English school in Boston:

  • School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive Language Programs)
  • 15 fully equipped classrooms
  • Mix of nationalities
  • Intermediate intensive courses start each Monday, with specific start dates for beginners
  • Student room with computers and WIFI internet access
  • Library and multimedia language laboratory
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

ELC organises an ample activity programme for you to enjoy whilst you learn English in Boston. Example activities include:

  • Welcome party when you arrive at the school
  • Guided visits to Boston’s most interesting places
  • Weekend excursions to Cape Cod, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts 
Activity programme Boston

 

Intensive

Learn English in Boston by taking an intensive English course. The intensive English course consists of 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week, with a maximum of 12 students per group. For the intensive course of 20 lessons per week, you will not need an I-20 visa if your country is part of the visa waiver programme, but for the 24 or 30 hour courses you will. The intensive course lessons focus on communication skills and centre upon studying grammar, vocabulary, conversation, writing and listening comprehension.

Indication of your class schedule with

20 Lessons: from 9:00 till 10:40 and, after a 20-minute break, from 11:00 till 12:40 on Monday through Friday.

24 Lessons: all intensive 20 course classes with 4 extra lessons. These extra classes take place after lunch from 13:40 till 15:20 on Tuesday and Thursday.

30 Lessons: all intensive 20 course classes with 10 extra lessons. These extra classes take place after lunch from 13:40 till 15:20 on Monday through Friday.

*This indication of class times may be subject to schedule changes made by the school.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
Starting dates:  

beginner : 06/01, 03/02, 02/03, 30/03, 27/04, 25/05, 22/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11, 07/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €25 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A late arrival fee applies € 44 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€133

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival at Logan Airport.

Price for an airport transfer at arrival and departure at Logan Airport: € 254.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 27 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material fee is not included and will be invoiced by StudyTravel (€ 44)

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 66 applies.

During July/August the maximum number of students per class is 14.

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 20/04/2020, 25/05/2020, 04/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

On a start date during the summer season students participate in testing and orientation, have a tour of the center, meet the staff, and also may have a guided tour of the city. They begin class on the next day. All new students should carry their passport with them on their first day of school.

Combined

Learn English in Boston by taking a combined English course. The combined course offered by our partner English school in Boston consists of 20 group English lessons and 10 individual English lessons per week. During your individual English lessons you will be able to study any area of the English language you choose. To take this course you will need an I-20 visa even if your country is part of the visa waiver programme.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1237 2321 3405 4453 5528 6603 7678 8683 9749 10816 11882 12791
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1574 2919 4265 5576 6913 8251 9588 10855 12183 13512 14840 16011
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1709 3090 4471 5817 7189 8561 9933 11235 12598 13962 15325 16531
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1858 3387 4916 6411 7932 9452 10973 12424 13936 15448 16959 18314
Combined with residence, double room, halfboard 1665 3177 4689 6166 7669 9173 10676 12109 13604 15098 16592 17930
Starting dates:  

beginner : 06/01, 03/02, 02/03, 30/03, 27/04, 25/05, 22/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11, 07/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €25 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A late arrival fee applies € 44 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€133

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival at Logan Airport.

Price for an airport transfer at arrival and departure at Logan Airport: € 254.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 27 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material fee is not included and will be invoiced by StudyTravel (€ 44)

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 66 applies.

During July/August the maximum number of students per class is 14.

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 20/04/2020, 25/05/2020, 04/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

On a start date during the summer season students participate in testing and orientation, have a tour of the center, meet the staff, and also may have a guided tour of the city. They begin class on the next day. All new students should carry their passport with them on their first day of school.

Academic Year

Learn English in Boston by taking an academic year course. The academic year course in Boston is recommended for those students who would like to gain a very high command of the English language and maximise their English communication skills.

The academic year English course consists of 24 or 30 lessons per week which focus on:

General English (grammar, conversation, listening, vocabulary and written expression)
Exam preparation for the TOEFL or Cambridge exams

Throughout the course you will be supported by an academic advisor, who will also help you find information about applying to American universities.

Academic year classes have a maximum of 12 students and take place Monday to Friday 9.00 – 13.30*.
*Please note that the class timetable may change due to the distribution of students devised by the school.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
24
30
Number of weeks:
  24 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 7599 11323
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 13966 20835
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 14906 22194
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 18471 27543
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 17877 26739
Number of weeks:
  24 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 8858 13210
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 15225 22723
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 16164 24082
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 19730 29431
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 19136 28627
Starting dates:  

beginner : 06/01, 03/02, 02/03, 30/03, 27/04, 25/05, 22/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11, 07/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€44, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €25 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A late arrival fee applies € 44 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€133

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival at Logan Airport.

Price for an airport transfer at arrival and departure at Logan Airport: € 254.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 27 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material fee is not included and will be invoiced by StudyTravel (€ 44)

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 66 applies.

During July/August the maximum number of students per class is 14.

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 20/04/2020, 25/05/2020, 04/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

On a start date during the summer season students participate in testing and orientation, have a tour of the center, meet the staff, and also may have a guided tour of the city. They begin class on the next day. All new students should carry their passport with them on their first day of school.

TOEFL

The TOEFL exam course in Boston is available year round and consists of 30 lessons per week, 10 of which focus upon general English (grammar, conversation, listening, vocabulary and written expression) and 20 of which focus specifically upon TOEFL exam preparation. You will need at least an intermediate level of English when starting the course. Students will be prepared to take the TOEFL exam in either the paper exam form, or via the internet.

Indication of your class schedule

09:00 - 10:40: Grammar structure and usage

11:00 - 12:40: Toefl preparation

13:40 - 15:20: Toefl preparation

*This indication of class times may be subject to schedule changes made by the school.

To read more about the TOEFL course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
TOEFL without accommodation 1814
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2937
TOEFL with shared apartment, double room, no meals 3177
TOEFL with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3772
TOEFL with residence, double room, halfboard 3527
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The price of the TOEFL course does not include the specific material fee (€ 62) the exam fee.

Course materials:  

€105, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €25 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A late arrival fee applies € 44 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€133

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival at Logan Airport.

Price for an airport transfer at arrival and departure at Logan Airport: € 254.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 27 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material fee is not included and will be invoiced by StudyTravel (€ 44)

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 66 applies.

During July/August the maximum number of students per class is 14.

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 20/04/2020, 25/05/2020, 04/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

On a start date during the summer season students participate in testing and orientation, have a tour of the center, meet the staff, and also may have a guided tour of the city. They begin class on the next day. All new students should carry their passport with them on their first day of school.

IELTS

The IELTS course (of minimum 4 weeks) prepares you for the IELTS exam. The course consists of 30 lessons, combining 20 lessons of general English with 10 lessons IELTS preparation. You can start every Monday with a course, but we recommend you to check with us the exam dates in advance.

Indication of your class schedule

09:00 - 10:40: Grammar structure and usage

11:00 - 12:40: Conversation, listening, vocabulary and pronunciation

13:40 - 15:20: IELTS preparation

*This indication of class times may be subject to schedule changes made by the school.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1814 3370
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2937 5541
IELTS with shared apartment, double room, no meals 3177 5922
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3772 7110
IELTS with residence, double room, halfboard 3527 6795
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The price of IELTS course does not include the test fee and the course material.

Course materials:  

€105, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €25 per week
Info shared apartment:  

A late arrival fee applies € 44 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€133

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival at Logan Airport.

Price for an airport transfer at arrival and departure at Logan Airport: € 254.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 27 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance

Course material fee is not included and will be invoiced by StudyTravel (€ 44)

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 66 applies.

During July/August the maximum number of students per class is 14.

In 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 20/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 20/04/2020, 25/05/2020, 04/07/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020, 24/12/2020, 25/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

On a start date during the summer season students participate in testing and orientation, have a tour of the center, meet the staff, and also may have a guided tour of the city. They begin class on the next day. All new students should carry their passport with them on their first day of school.

Apartment

Stay in an apartment whilst you learn English in Boston. Student apartments are situated in one of the oldest and best areas of Boston’s city centre, Fenway. Fenway is Boston’s cultural district and you will find shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacies and student nightclubs there. The American football stadium is also quite near. The school is 20 minutes away by public transport.

All apartments feature:

  • Double and individual bedrooms with park views
  • Maximum of 3 people per apartment
  • Shared bathroom and kitchen
  • Living room with dining area
  • Laundry room
  • Weekly clean and change of bedding

Host Family

Stay with an American host family whilst you learn English in Boston. Host family accommodation includes either bed and breakfast or half board. Staying with an American host family is the best way to practice your English language skills in ‘real life’ situations.

Residence

Stay in a school residence whilst you learn English in Boston. The school residence accommodation in Boston is situated 20 minutes away from the school by public transport in the Back Bay area. Whilst staying in the school residence you will stay in a double room with half board. The school residence in Boston is a large house which has air-conditioning, WIFI and a piano. You will share the bathroom and living room with other language students.

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