Since 1978, students of American English have enjoyed the best language training available. You will find the variety of academic programs expected from the leading institution in its field. ELC Boston is located in the heart of the beautiful and historic Beacon Hill. ELC Boston has 19 classrooms, 2 conference rooms for executive students, a computer lab, and a student lounge with couches, tables, refrigerator, microwave, and 3 additional computers. ELC has the best location in Boston for students! We are conveniently located within walking distance to the Boston Common, the State House, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and many more shops, cafes and restaurants. Delightful art galleries, boutiques, bookstores, and sidewalk cafes line cosmopolitan Newbury Street just across the Boston Common. Afternoon excursions will take you to Cambridge where Harvard and MIT are located and to the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, and sports events of all kinds.
ELC Boston has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in USA. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at English Language Center - ELC Boston varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 26. In the summer, the average age is 22.
ELC Boston teaches students from all over the world, including:
ELC Boston does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
ELC Boston language school was a good choice.The teachers and housing staff are friendly, kind and always helpful.The classes were very interesting, mostly the conversation classes, my teacher was well-prepared and creative. The variety of the afternoon activities helps to get closer to the other students from different countries and cultures and discover the city as well.I liked the location of the school, it' s in the downtown Boston, the city, where the public transport is well- organized.Show details » Read more...
I especially liked communication class. My communication class teacher was Dave and I really appreciated the way he teached. My grammar class was a little bit to low for me. I also liked american culture class. I learned a lot about the american culture but also about the culture of other students which was really interesting. The location was also good. You had many opportunities to get there. I really liked the people there. The students as well as the teachers were very friendly and I felt comfortable.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Boston. These homes are often between 10 - 60 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about apartment housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Boston, but this tends to be more expensive. ELC Boston provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $75 when you register.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
The school offers airport pickup services. If you wish to be picked up, just give us your flight details and arrival date. The price of a one-way airport transfer from Boston Logan Airport is $125. You must book your airport transfer in advance when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using , a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Boston based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
ELC is located in the heart of the beautiful and historic Beacon Hill. It’s the best location in Boston for students! We are conveniently located within walking distance to the Boston Common, the State House, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and many more shops, cafes and restaurants. Delightful art galleries, boutiques, bookstores, and sidewalk cafes line cosmopolitan Newbury Street just across the Boston Common. Afternoon excursions will take you to Cambridge where Harvard and MIT are located and to the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, and sports events of all kinds.