English in Boston

Adult learners | All levels

Boston

In the heart of Downtown Boston, where students can experience the very best of Boston life and culture. The school is surrounded by shops, restaurants and historical sites, just minutes away from the waterfront and many attractions.

Our programs

A wide range of courses: group classes, one-on-one classes, standard and specialized lessons to suit specific needs, exams preparation, etc… with high qualified teachers in multicultural classes. Activities, sporting and cultural excursions are available to enjoy the free time.

General English course

  • 20 lessons of 45 minutes each (15 hours) in group of 15 students maximum
  • Every Monday (or the first Monday of the month if you are a beginner)

Develop your language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), improve your knowledge of grammar and learn how to use it in practice.

Intensive English course

30 lessons : 22.5 hours of English lessons per week, in two parts:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English.
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of communication skills, which may be with different students.

Intensive English is a group course which is ideal for learning everyday English with an emphasis on fluent communication and practical language skills.

General English extra

24 lessons (18 hours) per week, in group of 12 students maximum:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of English General English.
  • 4 lessons(3 hours) of conversation.

General English Extra is our basic English course which meets the minimum requirement for an F1 visa, including additional conversation classes. It is a group course, with 18 hours per week in classes of up to 12 students. 15 hours a week will be shared with our Standard General English lessons, with a further 3 hours each week in conversation classes.

Premium Business

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in groups of 6 students.

This course offers dedicated business lessons focusing exclusively on real-life business situations. The small class size of only 6 students is designed to allow the teacher to provide a degree of individual help to the students. Instruction focuses on the acquisition of proper business etiquette and detailed understanding of the language of meetings, presentations, negotiations and the writing of emails, letters and reports. The business content is decided by the interests, aims and needs of the students in the group.

FCE Cambridge Exam Preparation course

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in group of 10.
  • A preparation for the FCE exam; lessons dedicated to all 5 exam papers: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English.

This is an intensive course for students who have already achieved B1 level. The course will provide you with a thorough preparation for the CAE exam. The lessons will be dedicated to all 5 exam papers: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. You will need an F1 visa in order to take this course. Minimum level required B1.

CAE Cambridge Exam Preparation course

  • 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in group of 10.
  • A preparation for the CAE exam.

This is an intensive course for students who have already achieved B1 level. The course will provide you with a thorough preparation for the CAE exam. The lessons will be dedicated to all 5 exam papers: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. You will need an F1 visa in order to take this course. Minimum level required B2.

General English + TOEFLExam Preparation course

30 lessons (22.5 hours) of English lessons per week, in two parts:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) of General English
  • 10 further lessons (7.5 hours) of exam preparation in groups of 6 students.

Private English

  • from 2 to 30 one-to-one lessons per week (up to 22.5 hours per week).
  • Lessons are 45-minute sessions and can be scheduled flexibly.

Suitable to work on a particular area of your interest or concentrate on some of your weaknesses or special needs.

Private English for 2

  • A programme of any number of private tuition lessons per week.

The programme can be taken as a complete study course, or linked with other courses.

Our accomodation

LAL propose the following types of accomodations

Host home

Carefully selected families, single or double rooms.

  • with breakfast included.
  • Half-board available.
  • Single rooms with access to the kitchen available.
Residence
  • Single rooms or shared with 2 - 4 beds, with access to shared bathroom.
  • 20 minutes by train and foot.
Hotel - La Quinta
  • En-suite single, twin and double rooms with breakfast.
  • 20 minutes by train and foot.

Our activities

LAL propose the following types of activities

Fun excursion:

  • Shark Cage Diving : Shark viewing from the boat; from 130 $.
  • 1 - day Safari : 3-hour drive to see the Big 5, the closest reserve to Cape Town, with free-roaming animals; from 240 $.
  • Ratanga Junction Theme Park : The only theme park in Cape Town, with 30 rides ranging from kids and family rides; from 16 $.
  • Canal Walk Shopping Mall : Canal Walk offers the most comprehensive shopping experience in South Africa; from 9 $.
  • Access Park : a wonderland of 70 outlet and 80 factory stores where you can typically get up to 50% off the retail price; from 9 $
  • Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World : slot machines, roulette wheels, black jack tables and poker faces; from 9 $.
  • Ostrich Ranch and Blouberg Beach : ostrich ranch visit followed by a stop at Blouberg Beach, relaxing in the sun and taking photos of the Table Mountain ;  from 12 $.
  • Huey Helicopter Combat Mission : an open-air Huey helicopter along the west coast of Africa;  from 230 $.
  • Horseriding : Long Beach by horseback;  from 45 $.

Sport excursion:

  • White Water Rafting : paddling out the white waters of the Breede River, after an evening at the riverside lodge with barbecue and bonfire, before;  from 110 $.
  • Surfing : catching waves  in the Indian Ocean ; from 50 $.
  • Sand boarding : Descending the dunes of Atlantis;  from 50 $.
  • Quad Biking : an afternoon of extreme motorsport action ;  from 75 $.
  • Skydiving : The best view of the town from above.;  from 180 $.
  • Abseiling : excercising and  witnessing majestic  views;  from 70 $.
  • Paintball : paintball war games in arid terrain;  from 40 $.

Sightseeing excursion:

  • City Tour : historical centre of Cape Town to gain background into the city’s rich history ; from 36 $.
  • Table Mountain : one of the new “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, Table Mountain. This iconic symbol of Cape Town ; from 18 $.
  • The Cape of Good Hope and Peninsula : breathtaking natural marvellous views of the peninsula; from 70 $.
  • The Cape Winelands : the historic Cape winelands to observe the wine making process from the vineyard to the bottle and sample superb wines; from 75 $.
  • V&A Waterfront : an idyllic setting for a fun-filled day out ; from 8 $.
  • Spier Wine Estate : one of the oldest wineries in South Africa to taste their award-winning wines ; from 25 $.
  • Two Oceans Helicopter flight : a scenic helicopter flight over Cape Town ; from 150 $.

Culture excursion:

  • Robben Island : Half-day excursion to the former prison of Nelson Mandela ; a ail of isolation has been transformed into a museum as a reminder of the atrocities of Apartheid; from 23 $.
  • Township Tour : Exploring township life, Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town and visit a community project learning how apartheid affected the local people; from 150 $.
  • Dinner at Mzansi : enjoying a typical African dinner with traditional song and dance; from 25 $.

Nature excursion:

  • Whale Watching : False Bay, the most prolific whale watching site in South Africa, from Jue to November; from 70 $.
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens : a World Heritage Site, containing an immaculate variety of fauna and flora, alongside a wealth of animal and bird life; from 13 $.
  • World of Birds : a tropical garden and surrounded by rocky mountain ranges, the World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and home to more than 3000 birds and animals; from 16 $.
  • Seal Island : a scenic ride around the mountainous bay to the local seal colony; from 15 $.
  • Weekend safari : from 320 $.
  • 4-day Kruger Camping Safari Adventur : the ultimate outdoor safari experience, two full days and evenings of game viewing, among hundreds of wild animals and rare birdlife in their natural habitat, from 500 $.