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EC English, Boston, USA

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • modern school is just minutes from the waterfront

EC English (EC)

  • Located in a beautiful building in the heart of the Back Bay district of Boston. The school is a couple of blocks away from Coply Square. This is just minutes away from Copley T Station, the Boston Public Library, Prudential Center and historic Boston Common.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Boston, USA in 2007.
  • Legal name / parent company: EC Boston Language Center Inc
  • Tax registration ID: EIN43-236257
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Boston
  • Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 01 March 2021

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET ALTOSEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalETS, English USA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public PC workstations:

35

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

9
5
20
8
15
3
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS).

Logan International Airport:
155 US$ pick up
310 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 14 Feb. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 19 Apr. 2021, 09 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 04 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 31 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 26 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 460 920 1380 1840 2300 2760 3220 3680 4600 4980 9545
Price in € 360 719 1078 1437 1796 2155 2514 2873 3592 3888 7452
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:20  - 17:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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No visa required for this course for citizens from France
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4680 8970
Price in € 321 641 961 1281 1601 1921 2241 2561 3201 3654 7003
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Afternoon: 14:20  - 17:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 525 1050 1575 2100 2625 3150 3675 4200 5250 5820 11155
Price in € 410 820 1230 1640 2050 2460 2869 3279 4099 4544 8709
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:15
Afternoon: 12:45  - 17:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 580 1160 1740 2320 2900 3480 4060 4640 5800 6720 12880
Price in € 453 906 1359 1812 2264 2717 3170 3623 4528 5247 10056
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for USD 85 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9240 13860 18480
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7214 10821 14427
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10320 15480 20640
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8057 12085 16114
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ 460 920 1380 1840 2300 2760 3220 3680 4140 4600 --
Price in € 360 719 1078 1437 1796 2155 2514 2873 3232 3592 --
This course includes general English lessons and English for work lessons. These lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in an English-speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 14:15
Afternoon: 12:45  - 17:35
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional fees:
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in US$ 325 650 975 1300 1625 1950 2275 2600 3250 3900 325 90
Price in € 268 535 802 1069 1336 1603 1870 2137 2671 3205 268 74
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
65 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 365 730 1095 1460 1825 2190 2555 2920 3650 4380 365 90
Price in € 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 74
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
65 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
Special dietary requirements: GBP 45 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Cricket 
Dancing 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Rugby 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

Reviews

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Social activities

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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What students liked about EC English, Boston
Above all, the lessons. They are very dynamic, and you get to practice your oral skills. It really helps you to improve the way you express in English. I met great people, ¡and made a lots of friends!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Shared apartment - Allston Apartment
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Try to speak only in English, it helps a lot.
The relationship with the teachers, the interdisciplinary availability and use of maieutics.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Teacher Leah, nice, friendly and very sweet.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
2.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Minimal knowledge of English
Other comments: excellent organization and availability of all staff.
The location, very central.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Summer Residence
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I liked being in Boston on July 4th.
The quality of teaching
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
2.0
Accommodation
North End Aparment
2.0

Brochures

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Videos & Photos

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  • Buildings
    Buildings 4/17
  • lesson
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  • Reception
    Reception6/17
  • Relaxing
    Relaxing7/17
  • Corridor
    Corridor8/17
  • cafeteria
    cafeteria9/17
  • Computer room
    Computer room10/17
  • School building
    School building 11/17
  • Discussion
    Discussion12/17
  • walking
    walking13/17
  • Talking
    Talking14/17
  • Studying
    Studying 15/17
  • Computer
    Computer16/17
  • Having fun
    Having fun17/17

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    FAQ about EC English, Boston

  • English courses at EC English start at 385 US$ for Academic Semester/Year course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Logan International Airport (155 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Saudi Arabia with a 20% representation, followed by students from Korea (15%) and Brazil (9%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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