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

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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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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

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.

Key Facts about Boston

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: 22 (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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Public transportation in Boston

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Events in BostonBest time to take a language course in Boston

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.

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 340US$ 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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