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#1

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in USA Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in USA

Rating: 5.0

5.03 reviews

Rating: 4.7

4.7
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.7

4.7
Leisure program
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Accreditations:
Kings accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) Kings accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is located on the beautiful wooded campus of Pine Manor College, in the exclusive suburb of Brookline. The campus location ensures safe, attractive surroundings and means that...

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Compact Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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836US$ 795US$
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#2

Downtown Boston

Rating: 4.5

4.517 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.4

3.4
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
FLS Boston Commons accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) FLS Boston Commons accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) FLS Boston Commons accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) FLS Boston Commons accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) FLS Boston Commons accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The Boston school is ideally located in the heart of downtown, overlooking Boston Common, the city's famous public park and gardens. The historic Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill are both an...

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Vacation English - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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940US$ 901US$
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#3

Back Bay

Rating: 3.8

3.819 reviews

Rating: 3.8

3.8
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3

3.3
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 March 2021
Accreditations:
EC English accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) EC English accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) EC English accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) EC English accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

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,...

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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980US$ 980US$
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Rating: 3.7

3.715 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

3.7
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
LSI - Language Studies International accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) LSI - Language Studies International accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) LSI - Language Studies International accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) LSI - Language Studies International accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is located on the borders of Chinatown and the Theater and Financial Districts. It is well connected by bus, subway and train stations.

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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915US$ 877US$
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Located at Curry College, on a wooded campus just 7 miles from the center of Boston.

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Junior English + Activities Day Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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3375US$ 3207US$
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Boston University’s modern, well-equipped campus is situated in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore area along the scenic banks of the Charles River. Only minutes from historic Fenway Park and...

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Junior Program Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
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Includes accommodation -
3271US$ 3190US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
EF International Language Center accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training)

Located on a historic campus with stately brick buildings and beautiful grounds, in a park-like setting surrounded by green spaces. There are restaurants, shops and public transportation...

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1325€ 1325€
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
Kaplan International Languages accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) Kaplan International Languages accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The Harvard Square school in Boston is a stone's throw from Harvard University and the quaint neighbourhood of Cambridge. As one of the oldest cities in the USA, it's full of culture and...

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1125US$ 1125US$
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Rating: 2.0

2.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0

3.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a...

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3140US$ 2983US$
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Accreditations:
OHC English accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) OHC English accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) OHC English accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is located downtown near Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Boston. Boston is an amazingly vibrant city with a blend of stylish...

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General English - Tourist Visa - 19 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
850US$ 815US$
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Accreditations:
ELC - English Language Center accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) ELC - English Language Center accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Great location in the heart of Beacon Hill, close to the State House, The Boston Common, shops, cafés and more.

Course Categories (13)Accommodation (3)Facilities (8)
Semi-Intensive Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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955US$ 916US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Boston

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

Serious attitude to learning process. All aspects are thought over: group lessons, family communication. Very good Family. Thank you very much.
Everything is great

29 October 2018
Course: Vacation English - 4 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Ekaterina
Russia

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

The teachers and the ability to make a lot of friends from all around the world!

12 September 2018
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Greta
Italy

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

The Teachers are very professional but also very nice and friendly. T hey are the best English teachers that I had in my experience of school. It was a beautiful experience.

4 September 2018
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Angela
Italy

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews

Organization, location and activities.

10 August 2016
Course: Vacation English - 3 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Diana
Russian Federation

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 15 reviews

everything
Rubén de Haro, excellent advisor, super team, congratulations, recommended 100%

26 September 2014
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Marisol
Mexico

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 19 reviews

The relationship with the teachers, the interdisciplinary availability and use of maieutics.

2 August 2011
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Daniele
Italia

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 19 reviews

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!

17 November 2010
Course: Semi Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

María
Espana

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 19 reviews

facilities and location
The general planning of school focuses on long-term courses, not on short stays like mine. The course did not meet my expectations.

15 November 2010
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 26 years

Patricia
Espana

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 19 reviews

Very good teachers. Having two classes with different teachers made the day very dynamic.
The school management was awful, very difficult to change level.

8 September 2010
Course: General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Carlos
Espana

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 19 reviews

teacher Leah, nice, friendly and very sweet.
excellent organization and availability of all staff.

6 August 2010
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 13 years

Caterina
Italy

Key Facts about Boston

Boston: Historic Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The Boston area has the largest student population in the country and a lively student atmosphere to go along with. Compact, walkable, historic and clean, the city blends old-world beauty and modern convenience.

According to Mercer 2019, Boston ranks 36 in terms of quality of life.

Population: 618,000

Elevation: 14 m. above sea level

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Massachusetts, Suffolk County

Currency: USD

Boston quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (74 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 21 (rankings of universities in Boston)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 447 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 394 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:81* (19% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Events in BostonBest time to take a language course in Boston

January
Annual Boston Wine Festival
Annual Boston Wine Festival

January 2021 - March 2021A popular festival among wine connoisseurs, this event is renowned for introducing some of the best new wines. The Boston Harbor Hotel hosts more than 50 wineries during this three-month gourmet extravaganza.

April
Boston Marathon
Boston Marathon

April 2021One of the oldest marathon's in the world, the 26 mile race begins in the New England town of Hopkinton and ends in Boston's town centre. It was the first marathon to include a wheelchair division.

May
Boston Calling Music Festival - Memorial Day Weekend
Boston Calling Music Festival - Memorial Day Weekend

May 2021Boston Calling Music Festival hosts some of the biggest and best live music performances on two stages. A fantastic three-day party.

June
Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival
Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival

June 2021Don't miss this jazz & blues fest in one of the most important jazz cities in the world.

July
Independence Day Celebrations
Independence Day Celebrations

04 July 2021There are special events all week commemorating American Independence, culminating on July 4th with massive parties, shows and a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by the famous Boston Pops Orchestra.

August
Fisherman's Feast of Boston
Fisherman's Feast of Boston

August 2021Dating back to 1911, this Italian tradition celebrates the devotion of Sicilian fishermen to the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca. Exceptional Italian food, live music, shows, and contests combine with the religious rites: the blessing of the waters and a procession of the Lady's statue.

October
Halloween
Halloween

31 October 2021Located close to Salem, of the famed witch trials, Boston is a great place for spectral fun on Halloween. If you have time, you could even take the train or the ferry to this infamous town and experience a typical American Halloween night and visit the Witch Museum.

What to do in Boston

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Common
Boston Common
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
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Arrival Airport

Logan International (BOS) - 3 km. from Boston city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 10 minutes, 4,00 USD, 24 minutes.

Main stops: bus: Logan Airport Terminal A, Terminal B, Airport Subway Station; subway: Airport-Inbound, Aquarium, Government Center, Bowdoin-Outbound

Taxi: 24 US$, 10 minutes drive to city center of Boston

Direct international flights from:
  • Ireland: Dublin, Shannon
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester

    FAQ about schools in Boston

  • 795US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Boston. The average cost of a language course in Boston is 323US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Boston School of English as the best.
  • Kings has received the best overall rating in Boston.
  • Kings, located in 118 Beacon Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Boston.
  • Boston School of English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared apartment - Allston Apartment' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in Boston.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • The student price index in Boston is 85.36. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Boston with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Boston electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Boston is Logan International (3.5 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Boston.

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