General & Intensive English in Boston

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in allfour communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of electives.

Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts

Available
All year
Lesson length
45 minutes
Minimum age
16
Length
Minimum 1 week
Level
Beginner to Advanced
Starts
Every Monday
Class size
Maximum 14

Features of this course

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Tailor your course with electives

Add electives and have the chance to focus on specific areas of English. Electives include the following:


Global Citizenship

Learn English to discuss issues surrounding the environment, diversity, equality, industrialisation and globalisation.

Comparative Culture & Communication

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication varies between them.

Survival English/Living in English

Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.

A World of Words

Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.

Write Now

Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.

Get Talking

Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.

Film Studies

Develop critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.

Basic English Writing

Boost your skills in this key area of the language and develop confidence as you write in English.

Media Studies

Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, identifying fact, opinion and meaning.

Academic Techniques in Practice

Focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations.

Grammar in Real Contexts

Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.

The Language of Music

Explore music of different types, cultures and eras, and learn the language to discuss it.

EC Guarantee

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Abdulaziz Almaghrabi

studied at EC Boston

I came to Boston to learn English and mostly improve my English level. It has been a great experience till now and I have such a great time in school and out of school. EC is a great place to study English in and I hope everybody gets all the fun that people are looking for from this school.... See more

Abdulrahman Alomar

studied at EC Boston

I have come to EC Boston to improve my certain skills such as reading and writing. Since the first day in EC I have improved a lot. Also, there are many activities in EC that made my speaking better. I totally like EC teachers and students. Not only that I like EC bust also I will recommend it to my... See more

Andrea Carolina Martinez Dominguez

studied at EC Boston

I chose Boston because my brother studied here and he told me about the city. I learned a lot of English but also I learned a lot about other cultures and how can I live without my family. I improved a lot, when I arrived I couldn’t say hello. My favorite EC activity was yoga class in Boston Commo... See more

Claudia Milena Velasquez Ariza

studied at EC Boston

I have studied for two months at EC Boston and I have had a good experience because I could improve my English and I have good friends here. I like EC Boston because I can find effective skills for learning and practicing English every day, for example conversation club, pronunciation club, and fun ... See more

Daniel Overesch

studied at EC Boston

I chose Boston because it is a historic city and I learned a lot about different cultures that I would never had learned if I didn’t go to EC. My accommodation in Allston is really ideal because of all the students who live there. I will take many experiences home that I can’t describe in word... See more

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