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ELC - English Language Center, Boston, USA

ELC - English Language Center (ELC)

  • Great location in the heart of Beacon Hill, close to the State House, The Boston Common, shops, cafés and more.
  • The language school ELC - English Language Center was founded in Boston, USA in 1978.
  • Address: 11 Beacon St Floor 2, MA 02108 - Boston, USA (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: English Language Centre, Inc.
  • Tax registration ID: 04-305-4650
  • Abbreviated name of school: ELC Boston

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

20

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 US$ per course level.

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 11 years for specific Junior courses

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

5
10
1
7
1
12
5
17
4
3
2
1
1
10

Optional airport transfer

Logan International Airport:
150 US$ pick up
290 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, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 24 Dec. 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.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 0 days before the course is due to start.

English Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 47 48 Additional Week
Price in US$ 425 404 850 808 1275 1212 1640 1558 2460 2337 3160 3002 8625 8194 8520 8094 16685 15851 15840 15048 330 314
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 1520 1444 2280 2166 2960 2812 8165 7757 8160 7752 15980 15181 15360 14592 320 304
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 10:40
Afternoon: 11:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1900 1805 2850 2708 3680 3496 4600 4370 10120 9614 9960 9462 19505 18530 18720 17784
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 225 214 450 428 675 642 860 817 1075 1022 1290 1226 1680 1596 2100 1995 2400 2280 4600 4370 200 190
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 1240 1178 2480 2356 3720 3534 4920 4674 6150 5843 7380 7011 9760 9272 12200 11590 14460 13737 28560 27132 56160 53352
20 group lessons plus 10 individual lessons per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 1630 1549 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 General English lessons per week in mixed-aged groups plus afternoon and weekend activities.
Starting dates
2020: 11 May 2020 - 22 May 2020, 21 Sep. 2020 - 02 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 10:40
Afternoon: 11:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 955 908 1765 1677 2536 2410 3240 3078 4050 3848 4860 4617 5670 5387 -- -- -- --
This is a day programme with no accommodation or meal options. Students are responsible for finding their own transportation to and from the school. Students should arrive in the morning at 08:30 to partake in their morning classes and leave the campus after their afternoon activities which take place until 18:00. The morning class consists of two 40 minute lessons and two 60 minute lessons per day, making the total hours per week of lessons 16.67 hours. For afternoon activities, the student can book one of the following packages; classic program (sports, culture, shopping and sightseeing), university explorer program (college readiness workshop, campus tours and academic skills workshops), sports explorer program (soccer, basketball, baseball and football) and stem explorer program (science and technology workshops, lab visits and seminars).
Starting dates
2020: 20 Jun. 2020, 27 Jun. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 11 Jul. 2020, 18 Jul. 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 01 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
3-4 daily lessons of 50 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
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 1700 1615 3400 3230 5100 4845 6800 6460 8500 8075 10200 9690 11900 11305 13600 12920 17000 16150 20400 19380 1700 1615
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 2975 2827 5950 5653 8925 8479 11900 11305 14875 14132 17850 16958 20825 19784 23800 22610 29750 28263 35700 33915 2975 2827
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 47 48 Additional Week
Price in US$ 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1900 1805 2850 2708 3680 3496 10120 9614 9960 9462 19505 18530 18720 17784 390 371
20 General English lessons plus 10 lessons focused on TOEFL preparation per week.TOEFL material fee: USD 70. Exam fee not included.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 1 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 47 48 Additional Week
Price in US$ 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1900 1805 2850 2708 3680 3496 10120 9614 9960 9462 19505 18530 18720 17784 390 371
20 general English lessons plus 10 lessons focus on IELTS preparation per week. IELTS material fee: USD 70. Exam fee not included.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in US$ -- 1210 1150 1720 1634 2190 2081 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 1850 1758 2675 2542 3500 3325 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6-7 daily lessons of 50 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: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 1310 1245 1980 1881 2610 2480 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 1620 1539 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 175.00 US$
Comments about courses:For airport transfers between 0:00 and 6:00, a supplement of USD 30 will be charged.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in US$ 490 980 1470 1960 2450 2940 3430 3920 4900 5880 490 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
International Guest House , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 1
International Guest House , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
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 85
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ELC - English Language Center - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ELC - English Language Center - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 85
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ELC - English Language Center - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by ELC - English Language Center - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 820 1640 2460 3280 4100 4920 5740 6560 8200 9840 820 200 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Private Apartment, ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 1
Private Apartment, ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 2
Check in between 21:30 - 23:00 will be charged USD 50. Any arrivals after 23:00 will have to find accommodation elsewhere for the night.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 5100 6120 510 200 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
ESL Townhouse , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 1
ESL Townhouse , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 2
Check in between 21:30 - 23:00 will be charged USD 50. Any arrivals after 23:00 will have to find accommodation elsewhere for the night.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 340 680 1020 1360 1700 2040 2380 2720 3400 4080 340 200 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
ESL Townhouse , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 1
ESL Townhouse , ELC - English Language Center, Boston - 2
Check in between 21:30 - 23:00 will be charged USD 50. Any arrivals after 23:00 will have to find accommodation elsewhere for the night.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

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    FAQ about ELC - English Language Center, Boston

  • English courses at ELC - English Language Center start at 214 US$ for Part-Time Course 10 course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation International Guest House is the most popular among all our clients of English Language Center
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Logan International Airport (150 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English Language Center varies from 1 students (Individual Intensive Course 20) to 12 students (Semi-Intensive Course 24 )
  • % of teachers at ELC - English Language Center hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ELC - English Language Center comes from Japan with a 17% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (12%) and China (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ELC - English Language Center offers courses from 11 years (Junior Course + Activity - Day Programme , 17 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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