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)
  • 11 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 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

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

beginner : 01/01*, 29/01, 26/02, 26/03, 23/04, 21/05, 18/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 10/09, 08/10, 05/11, 03/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

* Classes might begin on a Tuesday when a bank holiday falls on a Monday. Students (including beginners) can start any Monday (= unofficial start date), but they will be joining a class that was formed before their arrival.

Course materials:  

€43, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12/1 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 1185 2230 3274 4284 5320 6356 7391 8359 9386 10413 11440 12314
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1514 2814 4114 5380 6671 7962 9254 10477 11760 13043 14326 15456
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1633 2954 4276 5563 6876 8188 9501 10746 12050 13354 14659 15809
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1769 3227 4685 6108 7558 9007 10456 11837 13278 14718 16159 17446
Combined with residence, double room, halfboard 1603 3065 4527 5955 7408 8862 10315 11700 13145 14590 16035 17327
Starting dates:  

beginner : 01/01*, 29/01, 26/02, 26/03, 23/04, 21/05, 18/06, 02/07, 16/07, 30/07, 13/08, 10/09, 08/10, 05/11, 03/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€43, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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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 7097 10575
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 13307 19854
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 13917 20720
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 17190 25630
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 17122 25613
Number of weeks:
  24 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 8325 12417
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 14535 21696
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 15144 22561
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 18418 27471
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 18350 27454
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The students taking the Academic year program receive special academic services including the possibility to incorporate TOEFL and Cambridge courses and exams into their program (depending on their start date and duration of study), regularly scheduled meeting with a school academic advisor

Students receive and build an academic portfolio binder (including learning objectives, writing and work samples, language skills evaluations, study skill recommendations and written assessments that track student progress).

They have the opportunity to participate in academic skills elective class and free academic tutoring sessions

The school staff will coach students upon arrival to determine which courses (General English, TOEFL, Cambridge) they should incorporate into their program.

Course materials:  

€43, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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.

Business English

Learn business English in Boston by taking a specialised course with our partner English school. This 2-week course provides 20 lessons per week of business English for professionals with at least an intermediate level of English.

All lessons are given in small groups of no more than five students. The business English course is ideal for the busy executive who wants to study business English but also wants free time in the afternoons for business or sightseeing. 

The programme includes specially organized extracurricular activities such as site visits to local businesses, lectures and cultural excursions.

Timetable*:

Case study analysis from 09:00 till 10:40 on Monday through Friday and then, after a 20-minute break, business report writing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and reading and discussion on Tuesday and Thursday, all from 11:00 till 12:40

*Please note that the timetable is subject to change due to the distribution of students by the school.

Minimum age is 25 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 5 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 1505
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2089
Business English with residence, double room, halfboard 2340
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 2230
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2502
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 43283

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The minimum age for the business English course is 25 and a minimum level of intermediate is required.

Course materials:  

€43, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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.

Cambridge exam

Offered for 6, 9, 10 or 11 weeks, the Cambridge exam courses prepare students for the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) or the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE). Students participating in the Cambridge Exam courses focus on not only passing the final examination, but also on improving their general accuracy and fluency in English.

These are dedicated courses, limited to FCE and CAE students who will take the exam at its conclusion. The course consists of
30-lessons per week  and the average class size is 9; maximum class size is 12.

 

Indication of your class schedule

09:00 - 10:40: Use of English

11:00 - 12:40: Reading and speaking

13:40 - 15:20: Listening and writing

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

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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:
  6 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 2596 3709 4105 4501
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4459 6339 6991 7643
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, double room, no meals 4706 6650 7323 7997
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 5661 8014 8823 9633
Cambridge exam with residence, double room, halfboard 5520 7886 8700 9514
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 02/07 (6 weeks), 09/04, 01/10 (9 weeks), 11/06 (10 weeks), 26/03, 17/09 (11 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The prices of the Cambridge exam do not include the exam fee.

The prices of the Cambridge course include 1 extra week of accommodation due to the exam date.

The Cambridge exam course prepares for the CAE exam, not for the CPE exam.

Course materials:  

€43, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €299, to be paid directly on arrival

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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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 1710
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2805
TOEFL with shared apartment, double room, no meals 2988
TOEFL with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3534
TOEFL with residence, double room, halfboard 3380
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

The price of the TOEFL course do not include the exam fee.

Course materials:  

€103, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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 year .

Prices 2018

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 1710 3176
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2805 5294
IELTS with shared apartment, double room, no meals 2988 5563
IELTS with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3534 6654
IELTS with residence, double room, halfboard 3380 6518
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

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

Course materials:  

€103, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 43 for students arriving after 21.00 hours at the apartments.

Transfer:  

€128

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: € 248.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 26 late-arrival fee will apply.

All prices include:

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

To receive an I-20 form by express courier, a fee of € 64 applies.

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

In 2018 the school is closed on the following dates:01/01/2018, 15/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 16/04/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018, 24/12/2018, 25/12/2018.

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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Learn English in Boston, a city which perfectly combines vibrancy and history. The city which sparked America’s independence, Boston is perhaps one of the USA’s most well known cities, and is unofficially known as its cultural capital. Boston is also home to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious institutions Harvard University. The impact of international scholars who have been attracted to Boston because of its famous university has resulted in a rich cultural scene, which you will no doubt enjoy if you choose to learn English in Boston.

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