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Academic English in Boston

Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.

You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations.

You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university.

This is a Special Focus Programme, combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to study at an English speaking university
  • You desire an academically rigorous class that focuses on academic speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • You want to study with students who are also motivated to enter university
Starts All year
Lessons per week 20 General English lessons + 10 Academic English lessons per week (22.5 hours)
Minimum Length 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Level Intermediate to Advanced

Expectations

Core English

Each week, you will spend 20 lessons specifically improving your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation through varied activities that will also engage your speaking, listening, reading and writing. Every language learner is different, and this is your opportunity to work on the skills you most need.

Academic focus

Your 10 weekly Academic English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Listening to lectures
Understanding academic texts
Report writing
Taking notes
Giving presentations
Expressing ideas and opinions

Real skills

This course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed at college or university while training you to become a more independent learner though self-study skills, and creates awareness of learning techniques required for real success in higher education.

Improve your future

By the end of your experience at EC, important doors of opportunity will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with all the academic demands and requirements of an English-speaking university.

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  • Daniel Overesch

    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 ifI didn’t go to EC. My accommodation in Allston is really idealbecause of all the students who live there. I will take many experiences home that I ...

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  • Emma Pillonel

    Emma Pillonel

    studied at EC Boston

    I chose Boston because it is a quiet city, not so big, with a lot of students. I met a lot of people from South America, Asia and Europe here. So enriching! I stay here in a homestay in Winthrop. I really like them, very kind! Moreover, I have two ...

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  • Alba Castell

    Alba Castell

    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 ...

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  • Andrea Carolina Martinez Dominguez

    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 ...

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  • Claudia Milena Velasquez Ariza

    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 ...

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