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EC English, Boston, USA

3.8/5

Rating: 3.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • modern school is just minutes from the waterfront

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Boston, USA in 2007. 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.

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

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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:
140 US$ pick up
280 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 445 890 1335 1780 2225 2670 3115 3560 4450 4860 9315
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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 3200 4000 4560 8740 380
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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 4590 5100 --
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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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9960 14940 19920
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 3060 4080 5100 5640 10810 11280 470
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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 2550 -- -- -- -- -- --
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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9000 13500 18000
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Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 800 1600 2400 3200 4000 4800 5600 6400 8000 9600 800
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Business
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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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ -- -- -- 2040 2550 3060 4080 5100 5640 10810 470
Exam fees are not included.
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Double Banking: Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.
High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Students under 18 must book a homestay, return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
Individual lessons are only available as a package with another course. Minimum 2 lessons.

Not included in the price:
Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
Student insurance (optional): - up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).
The SEVIS fee will increase on the 24th of June 2019 from USD 200 to USD 350.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 325 650 975 1300 1625 1950 2275 2600 3250 3900 325 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
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, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
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, Kitchen, 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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
East Boston Apartment, EC English, Boston - 1
East Boston Apartment, EC English, Boston - 2
Price extra night:
80 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
80 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 560 1120 1680 2240 2800 3360 3920 4480 5600 6720 560 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
North End Aparment, EC English, Boston - 1
North End Aparment, EC English, Boston - 2
Price extra night:
110 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
North End Apartment, EC English, Boston - 1
North End Apartment, EC English, Boston - 2
Price extra night:
85 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 585 1170 1755 2340 2925 3510 4095 4680 5850 7020 585 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
North End Apartment, EC English, Boston - 1
North End Apartment, EC English, Boston - 2
Price extra night:
115 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
Unaccompanied minors: USD 50 fee applies.
Shared Accommodation: students arriving from 20.00 to 08.00 must book an airport transfer on arrival, or may check in the following day after 09.00.
For North End Apartments: No mixed gender in the apartment.
Students must keep noise to a minimum.

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

3.8/5.0

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Other
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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
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared apartment - Allston Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Try to speak only in English, it helps a lot.
The location, very central.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Summer Residence
4.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
North End Aparment
2.0/5.0
The relationship with the teachers, the interdisciplinary availability and use of maieutics.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
My teacher Lea
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
2.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: find accommodation near the school

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)

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    FAQ about EC English, Boston

  • English courses at EC English start at 375 US$ for Academic Semester/Year 24 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 (140 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 1 students (One-to-One) 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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