English Language School, Boston, USA

English Language School, Boston, USA

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About OISE Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in America; and yet one of the most creative and forward-thinking. Host to two world-class universities, a booming pharmaceutical industry and a leader in the financial industry, Boston is an ideal setting for students and executives wanting to reach the highest levels of English proficiency in a well respected academic city.

OISE Boston school building

Learning Space

OISE Boston English language school comprises 17 classrooms, a lecture hall, computer lab and a student lounge area. OISE’s signature modern furniture is featured throughout the school along with wifi throughout and flat screen computers in all classrooms. Facilities for tea and coffee, water cooler, fresh bagels with peanut butter, jam and cream cheese at are available at break times.

OISE Boston offers one-to-one Tutorials as well as Quatorials in groups of 4, ideal for both executives and students. Student presentations are followed by a question and answer session every morning, newspapers and television reports are discussed in the news review, and time is spent each day discussing American; assisting participants in their smooth integration into American social situations and improving understanding. Every Friday, students and staff bring in food from their own countries to share and sample, giving a chance to taste cuisine from around the world.

OISE Boston teacher with class

English Tuition Programmes

The American Modular Program
This English Language course consists of 16 to 26 hours of instruction. To make up a weekly study plan, participants can choose from 4 module options, which take place throughout the day. Students can receive 16 or 18 hours of the modules on an ESTA visa, and for 21 or 26 hours they can apply for an F-1 Visa. The Modules are 'Comprehension and Expression', 'Accuracy', 'Critical Analysis' and 'Spoken Assertiveness'. The course is taught in mini-groups of 2-4 students which reinforces individual attention to each student. The group setting facilitates interaction among the students, incorporating simulated meetings, role-plays, discussions, and communicative activities using refined academic objectives. On this English course students have the option to receive one-to-one tutorials in addition to the modules. 

The American Modular Program is the preferred choice of the most ambitious and committed students. The pre-module sessions, self-study assignments and organized social events provides the learner with constant opportunities outside of lessons to practice and perform in English within a study community of highly motivated learners.  

Tutorial™
Tutorials are one-to-one lessons with a specialist tutor. Tutorials really accelerate the language learning and maximize learning efficiency. The results from the academic audit including the telephone interview before a student arrives at OISE Boston allows us to select the perfect team of Tutorial tutors, whose specialist English areas match the exact requirements of our students.

Whether a student is preparing for a specific work presentation, needs assistance writing an academic essay or has specific issues with the English language we have a tutor who has the exact set of skills to help them achieve their goals and move quickly onto their next challenge. Tutorials are suitable for students of all levels and backgrounds. They are particularly useful for those students who are at the beginner stage and also those who are advanced and have only a few specific areas of English that are holding them back from complete fluency.

Specializations:
Tutorial instruction allows for specialization in a comprehensive range of professional areas. These are taught by experts in each respective field.

Examination Preparation:
Students preparing for an official exam are exposed to exam requirements, test-taking strategies, time management techniques and given the opportunity to sample authentic practice exams under simulated testing conditions.Our instructors, whose qualifications go beyond the theoretical knowledge of the subject matter, teach not only all the skills of English language but also the strategies and techniques paramount to know in order to obtain the highest score possible. Students get familiarized with the whole artistry of test taking in a surprisingly very engaging and thought-provoking ways. 

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Cultural Programme

The Social Programme at OISE Boston shows the best of what the city has to offer. In summer students watch Harvard and MIT compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event from the banks of the Esplanade. Kayaking on the River Charles and sailing in the harbour, or even a guided boat tour, are great ways of exploring the city by water.
All year round, students go on trips: to local breweries to tour the USS Constitution ship, eat dumplings in Chinatown or grab a slice of pizza in North End, the Italian district. Trips to the Top of the Hub in the Prudential building to enjoy appetisers and cocktails in front of the cityscape are popular, as well as trips to discover Harvard campus and the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Accommodation

Host Family

Homestay accommodation is an excellent way to experience American culture and to have extended English language practice in a relaxed environment. All hosts are located near public transport stops with easy access to OISE Boston. Staff can help with private accommodation options, including a choice of serviced apartments on request

Travel and location

Boston Logan Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city and takes only a 10 minute taxi ride to OISE Boston, which can also be reached by metro or bus. Boston has an efficient transport network: the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority. The MBTA is very affordable, and a pass will allow you to use both the metro and the bus system which have services running late into the night.

Beaches are a 30 minute drive away, and ski resorts and Mount Washington are around 2 hours away. New York City is accessible by bus in 4 hours or by plane in 1 hour and Cape Cod can be reached by ferry in 1 hour.


Boston is both a sprawling metropolis and a beautiful harbour town. Set in pleasant New England, it is favourable in all seasons; spring flowers in full bloom, summer watching the sailboats, autumn foliage turning the city amber, red and gold, and snow turning Boston into a winter wonderland. Located in beautiful Back Bay in downtown Boston, OISE enjoys fantastic views of the city from its art-deco building shared with consulates from Turkey, Spain, Colombia and France. The OISE school in set within a desirable Boston area, near the famous Newbury street with its wealth of boutique and designer shops.


Accreditation

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