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.
ELI - Pine Manor College
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
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
Activities and events during your stay
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
- Tour of Harvard
- Newport, Rhode Island
- Museum outings
- Theme park
- 3-day trips to New York, Washington DC or Montreal
English language courses: the basics
- 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
- Qualified native English speakers
Courses on offer
Semi-Intensive General English: 24 lessons per week 9am-12:30pm
4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as ELI trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Language level: all levels
- Intensive English: 30 lessons per week 9am-3pm (12:30pm on Friday)
The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. 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: all levels
English Language Institute students are accommodated in comfortable residential housing (dormitories or "dorm"). Each dorm is supervised by a Resident Assistant who is available to help students. The dorms are just a short walk to all of the facilities and services on campus.
The residence consist of two floors. Each floor consist of 8 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Study bedrooms are comfortable and centrally heated. Towels and bed linens are provided free of charge and are exchanged weekly.
Student lounges with television, video player, a public telephone and a laundry room are available. Optional extra:
Dates & Prices
Course start dates Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On public holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.
Public holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be made up or refunded): 24&25/11/2016, 02/01, 16/01, 20/02, 17/04, 29/05, 04/07, 04/09, 09/10, 23&24/11, 23/12-01/01/2018
Including lessons, accommodation in residence, full-board, all taxes and enrolment feesBook Now
|Lessons & residence accommodation, double room, full-board|
|Transfer (per journey)|
|Boston Logan airport||$ 175|
- Your chosen course
- Residence accommodation, shared room, full board
- Course materials
- Assistance from our offices
- All taxes and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Transport to Boston
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Midday meals (homestay), all meals (residence)
- Transportation in and around Boston
- Deposit on arrival
- Visa fees
- Optional insurance
Departures: Saturdays (before 12 noon)
- 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.
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.