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Kings, BostonFavorites heart icon

#1
Kings

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: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.03 reviews

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
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School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School 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... More

Compact Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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836US$ 795US$
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FLS Boston Commons, BostonFavorites heart icon

#2
FLS Boston Commons

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in USA in the last 12 months
Downtown Boston

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.017 reviews

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 17 August 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School 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... More

Vacation English - 18 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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940US$ 901US$
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EC English, BostonFavorites heart icon

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EC English

Back Bay

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.019 reviews

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0
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Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School 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... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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960US$ 960US$
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LSI - Language Studies International, BostonFavorites heart icon

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.015 reviews

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 28 September 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School 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,... More

Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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910US$ 872US$
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Tamwood Junior Summer Camp, BostonFavorites heart icon

Located at Curry College, on a wooded campus just 7 miles from the center of Boston.  More

Junior English + Activities Day Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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3375US$ 3207US$
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Pine Manor College English Language Institute, BostonFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs)

Pine Manor college is a private college situated 20 minutes by car from Boston, Massachusetts. Pine Manor College... More

Semi Intensive Course - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1040US$ 997US$
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Ardmore Language Schools, BostonFavorites heart icon

Boston University’s modern, well-equipped campus is situated in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore area along the scenic banks... More

Junior Program Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 0
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3229US$ 3149US$
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EF International Language Center, BostonFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School 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... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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1325€ 1325€
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Kaplan International English, BostonFavorites heart icon
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 31 August 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School 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... More

General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1125US$ 1125US$
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, BostonFavorites heart icon

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Social activity
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3140US$ 2983US$
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OHC English, BostonFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School 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!... More

General English - Tourist & Visitor Visa - 19 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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850US$ 815US$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School 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. More

Semi-Intensive Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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955US$ 916US$
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OISE

Back Bay
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Accreditations:
School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

The school is located in the Back Bay district of Boston. More

American Modular Program 21 - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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Includes accommodation -
3652US$ 3561US$
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by QE (Quality English) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

Boston School of English is located in the Residential neighbourhood of Rosindale in Boston, just south of the centre... More

Semi-Intensive English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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790US$ 758US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Boston

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 | 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: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 | 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: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 | 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: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 | 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.

Population: 618,000

Elevation: 14 m. above sea level

Time zone: -7h. (GMT -5)

Region: Massachusetts, Suffolk County

Currency: USD (1 USD = 0.8496 EUR)

Boston quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 (74 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from Cyprus can travel and attend a language course of up to 18 hours per week and for a maximum of 90 days on a holiday/visitor visa. 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): 475 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 396 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Nicosia

  • Student price index excluding rent:142* (42% more expensive than Nicosia)
  • Student price index including rent:167* (67% more expensive than Nicosia)
  • Price index food only:178* (78% more expensive than Nicosia)
  • Big Mac price (USA average):5.74 US$ (40% more expensive than in United Kingdom)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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

Weather in Boston

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Events in BostonBest time to take a language course in Boston

October
Halloween
Halloween

31 October 2020Located 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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    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 392US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Boston School of English as the best.
  • Kings has received the best overall rating in Boston.
  • Stafford House International, located in 38 Chauncy St, 8th Floor, Downtown Boston 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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