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 14 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 upon communication skills and centre upon studying grammar, vocabulary, conversation, writing and listening comprehension.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 496 846 1196 1507 2187 2790 3995 5278
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 870 1512 2153 2756 4020 5205 7577 10026
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 997 1653 2309 2926 4219 5434 7864 10371
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1147 1954 2761 3529 5123 6639 9672 12782
Intensive with residence, double room, halfboard 938 1731 2523 3276 4841 6328 9302 12354
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 12 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 530 914 1298 1624 2362 2984 4170 5512
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 904 1580 2255 2873 4195 5400 7752 10260
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1031 1721 2411 3043 4394 5628 8039 10605
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1181 2022 2863 3645 5298 6833 9846 13015
Intensive with residence, double room, halfboard 972 1799 2625 3393 5016 6522 9477 12587
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 593 1040 1488 1876 2741 3490
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 968 1706 2445 3125 4574 5905
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1094 1847 2600 3295 4773 6134
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1245 2149 3052 3898 5677 7339
Intensive with residence, double room, halfboard 1036 1925 2814 3645 5395 7028
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€49, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1322 2498 3675 4812 7144 9399
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1697 3164 4632 6061 8977 11815
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1823 3305 4787 6231 9176 12043
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1974 3606 5239 6833 10080 13248
Combined with residence, double room, halfboard 1765 3383 5001 6581 9798 12937
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€49, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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 2017

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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 7728 11518
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 14808 22098
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 15270 22735
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 18886 28158
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 18341 27439
Number of weeks:
  24 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 9127 13618
Academic Year with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 16208 24198
Academic Year with shared apartment, double room, no meals 16670 24834
Academic Year with shared apartment, single room, no meals 20285 30258
Academic Year with residence, double room, halfboard 19741 29538
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 11/09, 09/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€49, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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*:

• 20 lessons per week: 9.00am – 12.45pm Monday to Friday (with a 20 minute break at 10.40am)

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

Minimum age is 25 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1701
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2367
Business English with residence, double room, halfboard 2586
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 2508
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2809
Starting dates:  

advanced : 03/07, 17/07, 31/07, 14/08, 28/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Course materials:  

€49, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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 both 8 weeks and 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.

Classes are from Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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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 2858 4083 4520 4958
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4982 7081 7810 8539
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, double room, no meals 5196 7339 8082 8826
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 6250 8845 9740 10634
Cambridge exam with residence, double room, halfboard 5954 8505 9385 10264
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 10/07 (6 weeks), 03/04, 25/09 (9 weeks), 12/06 (10 weeks), 20/03, 11/09 (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 courses prepare for the FCE and CAE exams not for the CPE exam.

Course materials:  

€49, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €341, to be paid directly on arrival

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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. TOEFL exam classes have a maximum of 14 students per class 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.

To read more about the TOEFL course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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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 1876
TOEFL with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3125
TOEFL with shared apartment, double room, no meals 3295
TOEFL with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3898
TOEFL with residence, double room, halfboard 3645
Starting dates:  

advanced : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

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

Course materials:  

€117, invoiced by StudyTravel

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

A late arrival fee applies € 49 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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

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

Course materials:  

€117, invoiced by StudyTravel

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: € 253.

For all flights scheduled to land between 12am-5:59am, a € 30 late-arrival fee will apply.

sr = single room, dr = double room
nm = no meals, b&b = bed & breakfast, hb = half board, fb = full board

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 € 73 applies.

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

In 2017 the school is closed on the following dates:02/01/2017, 20/02/2017, 17/04/2017, 29/05/2017, 04/07/2017, 04/09/2017, 23/11/2017, 24/11/2017, and from 25/12/2017 to 29/12/2017 inclusive.

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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May 19 9 8
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