Discover Boston

Boston: the Cradle of Liberty, the Athens of America, the City of Champions. It’s one of the most historically important American cities, still complete with quaint, colonial-style architecture going all the way back to the first New World settlements. With over 50 colleges and universities in the Boston area, the city is crawling with some of the world’s best and brightest minds and the student life that goes along with it.

Economic and cultural centre of liberal-leaning New England, Boston is forward-thinking and progressive. With tons of green areas, bike paths along the Charles River and throughout the city, efficient public transportation and twisty-turny streets, Boston is an old city (for the US) that has matured into a smart and well-designed metropolis. History buffs will love learning about Boston’s importance in the American Revolution and its special place in American history, and will soak up its thousands of restaurants, cafes, Irish pubs, and museums.

Our partner school, ELI, is located on Pine Manor College in an upscale Boston suburb, 20 minutes from the city centre. The school is an integral part of Pine Manor College – ELI students have the opportunity to participate in on-campus events and classes with students from the United States (outside university holidays).

School facilities include:

  • Modern university facilities
  • Language labs
  • Campus restaurants
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Multimedia room
  • Football pitches, softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, gym,on-campus hiking trail, etc

English language courses: general information

  • Lesson length: 50 minutes
  • Class size: Average 10 students (maximum 15)
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests and personal reports
  • Qualified native English speakers

24 lessons per week 9am-12:30pm

4 lessons a day will help you to develop the 4 fundamental language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening). You will also develop the ability to use your English in everyday situations.

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week 9am-3pm (12:30pm on Friday)

This is an ideal programme if you’re looking to make fast progress. Includes the above semi-intensive general English classes in addition to optional courses (minimum intermediate level students): American studies, pronunciation, American slang, creative writing, business English or English through film.

Language level: beginner to advanced

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Tour of Boston and all cultural places
  • Tour of Harvard
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Museum outings
  • Theme park
  • Shopping
  • Day trips to New York, Washington DC or Montreal


English Language Institute students are accommodated in comfortable residential housing. The residence consist of two floors. Each floor consist of 8 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.


  • Shared room
  • Shared bathroom
  • Full board (at university dining hall)
  • Travel time to school: 2 minutes on foot
  • Location: on campus

Services/Facilities available:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Central heating
  • Student lounges with television, video player and public telephone
  • Laundry room (for a fee)
  • Towels and bed linens are exchanged weekly.
  • Rooms are cleaned once a week but students are responsible for keeping the apartment clean the rest of the time.


Arrivals Sundays

Departures: Saturdays (before 12 noon)

  • Arrival airport:
    • Boston Logan International, BOS

Airport pick-up available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

EU citizens do not require a visa for stays in the United States under 90 days. However, EU nationals do require an ESTA Travel Authorization.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On public holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Public holidays: 20/01, 17/02, 25/05, 04/07, 07/09, 12/10, 11/11, 26/11, 25/12-01/01/2020

Prices 2020

Including course, accommodation, meals as described, all taxes and booking fees

WPCS 42.0.3

Course & residence accommodation, shared room, full board
2 weeks 1.835 2.000
3 weeks 2.665 2.910
4 weeks 3.400 3.765
6 weeks 5.015 5.565
8 weeks 6.625 7.360
12 weeks 9.680 10.490
16 weeks 12.850 13.930
18 weeks 14.430 15.650
20 weeks 16.015 17.370
24 weeks 18.835 20.810
32 weeks 25.060 26.450
36 weeks 28.170 29.735
Extra week 775 805
Optional extras
Single room (per week) 150
Extra night 175
Transfer (per journey)
From Boston Logan airport 170

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Residence accommodation, shared room, full board
  • Course materials
  • Visa assistance (if necessary)
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to Boston
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance

Important: A medical insurance is required to enter the United States