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English in the City in Boston

If you are looking to develop fluency, target core skills, and truly experience your destination through its language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical use of English.

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to interact in your host city and learn outside of the classroom
  • You want to learn about the local culture and history
  • You are interested in learning English for everyday situations
Available All year
Lessons per week 20 General English lessons + 10 English in the City (22.5 hours per week)
Length Minimum 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level All levels
Minimum age 16

Expectations

Real immersion

Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So in future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing.

Special focus

You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.

Themed lessons

Classroom study will also support themes that change weekly, including ‘Describing Art and Culture – Museum Tours’, ‘Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits’ and ‘The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits’.

Testimonial block

  • 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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