32 English Language Schools in Boston - Ranking 2023

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32 Best language schools in Boston (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Boston


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Overall attractiveness of Boston
80 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Boston

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.1/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


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Rating: 3.8/5.0


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Rating: 4.7/5.0


What our students said about Boston

Rating: 5/5


From a German perspective, everything was very expensive. We were glad that thanks to the summer programme some concerts were offered for free. We were always on the road with the bluebikes. Basic food is also very expensive. We hardly went shopping and did not eat out.


Rating: 5/5


It is a very unusual city. There are a lot of different places to go, but for me it is not the most important thing. I liked people here - they are very friendly, they smile a lot, and they can help you if you ask.


Rating: 3/5


The camp doesn't give much opportunity to learn about Boston.


Rating: 5/5


Surely one of the most thriving cities in the northeast.


Rating: 5/5


For students, this is the best environment to be in.


What school directors said about Boston

Aga Goldsmith

OISE Language Masterclass offers an unrivaled depth and dynamism in language learning that considers every detail of the participant's learning experience to achieve the required results. OISE's uncompromising standards and constant innovation in every area of the learners' experience makes OISE a clear choice for serious and ambitious language learners. OISE prides itself on small classes and intensive courses using an innovative and dynamic approach to learning that embraces interaction.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Boston

EC English

Very good teachers who cared about every student. The placement by level was very good. Everyone was very caring about the students' well-being. It was easy to get in touch with other students from all over the world and the students were motivated and interested in other cultures.
Great school - very motivated staff and totally centrally located in Boston.

16 August 2022
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 22 reviews
EC English

Excellent proficient course, would like to do another one soon!

15 August 2022
Course: General English 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 22 reviews
Stafford House International Junior Centre

The campus is nice. The food was good. The kids who came to study were mostly very kind.

27 July 2022
Course: Classic Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 14 years

Rating: 3

3.0 | 1 review
EC English

I was able to make friends from many different countries.

12 April 2022
Course: General English 30 - 1 week
Student age: 22 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 22 reviews
Toranosuke EC English
FLS Boston Commons

1. My language progress- I stopped being afraid of speaking, my level of English got higher 2. I made some good friends 3. Atmosphere of education

23 August 2021
Course: Vacation English - 1 week
Student age: 15 years

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 19 reviews
Stafford House International

The location and the teaching quality.

12 November 2019
Course: General English 20 - 10 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 2 reviews
FLS Boston Commons

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

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 19 reviews
FLS Boston Commons

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

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 19 reviews
FLS Boston Commons

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

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 19 reviews
FLS Boston Commons

Organization, location and activities.

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

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 19 reviews
LSI - Language Studies International

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

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

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 15 reviews
EC English

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

2 August 2011
Course: General English 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 22 reviews
DanieleEC English
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Interesting information about Boston

Why 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.
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Key Facts about Boston

Population:   676,000
Elevation: 14 m. above sea level
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Massachusetts, Suffolk County
Currency: USD
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on Dec 01, 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of USA in your country. List of embassies and consulates of USA on the official website - U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 794 US$
Average course price per week (Low season): 403 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

Weather in Boston

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Events in BostonBest time to take a language course in Boston

Annual Boston Wine Festival
Annual Boston Wine Festival

January 2023 - March 2023A 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.

Boston Marathon
Boston Marathon

April 2023One 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.

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

May 2023Boston Calling Music Festival hosts some of the biggest and best live music performances on two stages. A fantastic three-day party.

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

June 2023Don't miss this jazz & blues fest in one of the most important jazz cities in the world.

Independence Day Celebrations
Independence Day Celebrations

04 July 2023There 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.

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

August 2023Dating 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.


31 October 2023Located 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:


Every 10 minutes, 24 minutes.

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

Taxi: 10 minutes drive to city center of Boston

Public transportation in Boston

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Questions and answers about Boston

  • We can certainly recommend the Junior programmes, complete packages including course, campus/family accommodation, extra activities, excursions, etc. If you indicate the period and duration, we will be happy to check availability for you with one of our partner schools.
    from Ardmore Language Schools - Jan 20, 2023
  • Visa regulations are quite tricky and are constantly changing, so it is best to always contact the embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting in your home country.
    As an international student in the U.S., you may be interested in finding work to supplement your finances. As an F-1 visa holder, like most international students in the U.S., you can work, but there are strict guidelines you must adhere to.
    Most commonly, you are only allowed to work on the same campus as the school where you are studying. It does not require approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, you may find that on-campus employment is limited and you may not be paid very much. You may have to obtain permission from the school's International Student Office before accepting on-campus employment, and there is always the possibility that they may not be able to provide you with any work at all.
    To work on campus, you must comply with several rules and regulations. You must maintain a valid F-1 status; you cannot displace (take a job from) a U.S. student; you can work up to 20 hours a week (part-time) or full-time (during holidays and vacation periods).
  • Prices are normally the same throughout the year (Jan-Dec). In the last months of the year (Oct-Dec), all prices for the following year are published. Each school decides separately when the current and new prices apply, this is clearly indicated on each school profile.
    What is good to know is that with only a deposit you can confirm the price and your spot in the course, thus avoiding a price change. Please let us know if there are any questions about this.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 07, 2022

FAQ about schools in Boston

  • Kings has received the best overall rating in Boston.
  • EC English, located in 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Back Bay has been voted as the school with the best location in Boston.
  • 815US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Boston. The average cost of a language course in Boston is 677US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Stafford House International as the best.
  • Stafford House International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • We can certainly recommend the Junior programmes, complete packages including course, campus/family accommodation, extra activities, excursions, etc. If you indicate the period and duration, we will be happy to check availability for you with one of our partner schools.
    from Ardmore Language Schools - Jan 20, 2023
  • We do not provide visa application service, you need to apply for a visa by yourself, you should consult the US Embassy in China for the required materials and information. The school of your choice will provide you with the I-20 form you need to apply for an F1 visa after you only have the required fees.
  • Choose the language you want to study, the country and city you want to go, then click "Go; Once you are in the city page, you can select "senior (50 plus) " from the filter at the top, then click" Calculate price comparison", you will see all the senior courses for 50+ students in this city.
  • Yes. If you would like a little more independence, we can explore accommodation options for you in, for example, a residence, on a campus, in an International Guest House or in an International Pension.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 28, 2022
  • Currently, our partner schools in Boston don't offer evening lessons. If you are flexible with the schedule and are also interested in booking lessons in the morning or in the afternoon, please let us know and we will be happy to check the availability for you!
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Apr 04, 2022
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