English Courses in Boston

EF’s English courses in Boston draw language learners from around the globe eager to experience America’s university city as a student.

Study English in Boston and learn in the heart of American academia. More than just traditional language courses, our exam preparation and EF English courses for business ready students for their future, whether they plan to be in a corporate boardroom or Harvard lecture hall.

EF’s Boston campus is located on 17 manicured acres and housed in a historical building, matching the iconic red-brick architecture found throughout the city. The classic academic look of our language school campus rivals that of top American universities. Many of our English courses are held in a stately lecture hall, and our iLabs, student lounges and full-service cafeteria complete the campus experience. Active students benefit from our onsite recreation fields and the public basketball and tennis courts just across the street from the school.

America’s College Town

Boston is widely known for its long academic tradition, and for good reason; Harvard, MIT and Tufts all call the city home. Beyond academics, the city’s reputation extends to its world-class cultural scene and history as the birthplace of the American Revolution.

Boston is a place to rub shoulders with some of the great young minds of this generation, whether over coffee in a Harvard square café or while getting soaked by a Humpback whale on a whale watch tour in Boston Harbor. Enroll in EF’s English courses in Boston and join an exclusive group; Mark Zuckerberg, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and Matt Damon all studied in Boston. Boston is a laidback city, but EF Boston students quickly learn that there are certain things Bostonians take seriously; academics, history, seafood, and Red Sox baseball. Especially Red Sox baseball.

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Historic 17-acre campus with stately brick buildings and beautiful grounds
  • Charmingly modern interior features the latest learning technology
  • Park-like setting includes garden space and onsite recreation fields
  • Organized ski trips or excursions to New York City
  • Close to public transportation to reach downtown Boston
  • 10-minute walk from restaurants and shops

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LEARN MORE, FASTER.

Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    3 months included for all General English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • Basic Course

    Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

    20 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday, summer only
    Please note: In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa summer is Jan-Mar

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 12 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Ideal course for
    Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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  • English for Business Course

    Language Studies and focused Business English coursework

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks in select schools

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students with the goal to quickly gain an advanced level of English while learning business skills.

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  • Cambridge Exams

    Cambridge Exam courses are ideal for students with a wide range of goals from university entrance or getting a job, to measuring their current language level.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date

    Designated Mondays

    Level

    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    10, 12, 13, 16, 20 or 24 weeks

    Online pre-course

    from enrollment

    Online post-course

    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for

    Students with a wide range of goals from university entrance or getting a job, to measuring their current language level.

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  • Other English Exams

    Additional English Exam Preparation & Exams

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date

    Year-round, every second Monday

    Level

    Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    6, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks

    Online pre-course

    from enrollment

    Online post-course

    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for

    Students planning North American university study, or preparing for an international career.

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  • EF Internship Program

    Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience. Available in most non-US destinations.)

    32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start Date

    Every Monday

    Level

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Live like a local. Cheer for the Red Sox with a local family or stay on EF’s campus steps away from the classrooms, dining hall, library and sport fields.

  • EF Campus

    Stay on-site, just steps from your classes. You’ll experience a vibrant campus life while living alongside students from over 100 countries. Enjoy facilities such as a cafeteria, student lounge, sport complexes, Wi-Fi internet access and more. Live-in EF staff are always on call.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

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Student life in Boston

Boston is America’s most historic metropolis, but don’t expect to find a place that’s stuck in the past. The city’s prestigious universities are hives of activity and the cultural offerings here rival the much bigger metropolises of New York and Los Angeles. EF’s activities coordinators will introduce you to the boisterous covered markets, trendy art galleries and bustling shopping streets that bring contemporary Boston to life.

Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment and Nightlife
Step back into American history along the red bricks of the Freedom Trail which starts at Boston Common and takes visitors past more than a dozen sites of the American Revolution. Get a taste for American academia on tours of Harvard and MIT, and discover the largest collection of Monet paintings outside of Paris at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Fashionistas will find heaven on historic Newbury and Charles streets, which are packed with brand-name and independent boutiques, while bookish types can spend entire afternoons between the shelves at Harvard Square’s numerous bookstores.
Boston just might be America’s best sports town. Cheer on the beloved Red Sox baseball team at historic Fenway Park. Sail or row your way through the city on the Charles River or play soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball in the large park adjacent to the EF campus.
Spend your weekends laying on the golden sand dunes of Cape Cod and swimming off the exclusive shores of Newport, Rhode Island. Feel the splash of breaching humpback whales on a whale watch tour of New England’s Atlantic coast, and visit the nearby cities of New York, Montreal and Washington DC.
Mingle with intellectuals at a Harvard Square café or hobnob with the sophisticated set in the theater district. Sample fresh seafood from the raw bar at a Boston harbor eatery. Stay up late in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood and sip a pint at one of South Boston’s traditional Irish pubs.

Prices & Dates for Boston

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 English lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Access to My EF™ from enrollment
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Twin room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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Business English
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