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Stafford House Boston

Boston, US
81 Parkway Street, Boston, MA, United States
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Accreditations

The Stafford House school in Boston - known as the Boston Academy - is located in the heart of the downtown area of the city. It is a small, intimate school offering a wide range of courses and excellent facilities.

The Stafford House schools group has over 60 years’ experience in English language tuition, with locations in the UK and the USA, and a global reputation for a high standard of teaching.

Courses

Teaching methodology at Boston Academy is based on class participation, creative thinking and regular feedback and testing. It is a small school and lesson are taught in groups of around 11 students, giving learners the opportunity to have a more interactive relationship with their teacher and peers.

Students learn through speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary and are encouraged to actively participate in class discussion. The school also offers a unique ‘module option’ within many of its courses, which allow students to choose topics of
interest that fit with their learning goals such as; global issues, news and media, exam practice and pronunciation.

Lessons at Boston Academy are engaging, fun and relevant, with an emphasis on building confidence.

Teachers:

All teachers at the Boston Academy are qualified native-level English speakers, some to Diploma level. Teachers are evaluated each week and engage in regular training to ensure that students receive the best experience possible. All teaching staff have experience in teaching in America, or abroad.

Feedback and Testing:

In addition to regular feedback from their teachers, students receive a monthly one-to-one session with a senior member of staff to discuss their progress and any other issues related to their learning.

On arrival students take a level assessment test, which tests your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, and how well you are able to understand and speak English, helping the school to understand the class in which you will be happiest and most successful.

Student Welfare:

As well as teaching staff, the Boston Academy has a welfare team who provide full support to students surrounding accommodation, transport and other personal issues during their time at the school. On arrival at the school students receive a full induction programme which includes:

● A tour of the school and introduction to the staff
● Help on how to register with the police and a doctor, and how to open a bank account
● Level assessment test

The school actively encourages students to socialise with English-speakers outside of the classroom through organising a multitude of sport and social activities in and around Boston.

Type of courses

The Boston Academy offers a range of General English courses which students can choose to follow for a minimum 2+ weeks. They are the most popular choice of course at the school and aim to develop english language skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Lessons are taught in groups of 10-14 students and participants are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and grammar through communication with others, role play and tailored exercises. The Boston Academy offer three types of General English:

1. General English Standard - 20 morning lessons per week, ideal for students who wish to have more free time for other activities. Intermediate language ability
required.

2. General English Intensive - 25 lessons per week including a specialist tailored module of interest to the student (American life, current affairs, grammar,
pronunciation etc). Intermediate language ability required

3. General English Super Intensive - 30 lessons per week with the choice of two specialist modules tailored to the student’s interests (as above). Intermediate
language ability required. Time and Days of the week where the course is taught:

All courses are taught at the The Boston Academy school building. Courses start twice-monthly and the minimum age is 16.

● Standard course (20 lessons): 09.00 to 12.15 every day
● Intensive course (25 lessons): 09.00 to 13.15 every day
● Super Intensive course (30 lessons): 9.00 to 15.15 every day

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Course certificate: certificate of Achievement awarded on completion of the course.

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The Boston Academy offers an Academic English course to those students participating in the ONCAMPUS program. ONCAMPUS provide pre-university preparation and training to students looking to study in higher education institutions in the UK, USA and mainland Europe. The Academic English course at Boston Academy works in tandem with with these students to prepare them to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examinations.

The program combines targeted lessons in academic language needed for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations with more general English to improve grammar, vocabulary and communication. The course runs for 12 weeks (5 weeks+ IELTS preparation and 5 weeks+ TOEFL preparation) and is open to students with Beginner to Expert level and who have an ONCAMPUS offer letter. The course starts every Monday.Time and Days of the week where the course is taught:

All courses are taught at The Boston Academy school building. The Academic English course comprises 30 lessons per week and runs for 12 weeks.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

The Boston Academy offers a TOEFL exam preparation course designed for students wishing to gain this internationally recognised English qualification. The course is divided into two, four week categories which cover all four sections of the TOEFL examination. Students can choose to take the four week sections with a break in between or can follow Month B before Month A if so wished. The TOEFL Exam preparation course at Boston Academy is open to those with Intermediate English language ability or above. Time and Days of the week where the course is taught:

All courses are taught at The Boston Academy, school building. The TOEFL preparation course has monthly start dates throughout the year and is
taught Monday-Friday, from 09.00 to 13.15.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

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General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £274
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £298
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £274
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £298
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £274
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 25 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £298
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
TOEFL - 30 Lessons per week (Super intensive) Starts from £322
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

Facilities at the Boston Academy include: ● Fully equipped study centre with 21 computers ● Student lounge ● Free Wi-Fi ● 18 classrooms The school organises a varied social programme and has a dedicated team who arrange weekly and monthly activities such as museum visits, trips to the theatre, and soccer, badminton and basketball matches. The welfare team also help students with accommodation arrangements, visa renewals and airport transfers.

  • Stafford House Boston Student Lounge
    Student Lounge
  • Stafford House Boston IT Lounge
    IT Lounge
  • Stafford House Boston Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • Stafford House Boston Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
Location
81 Parkway Street, Boston, MA, United States

The Boston Academy is located in trendy downtown Boston, near to the 50-acre Common, the oldest city park in America, and a wide variety of bars, shops and restaurants. With a population of 645,966 people, Boston is a small city by American standards. It is situated on the East Coast in the state of Massachusetts, 3 hours north of New York and is one of the oldest cities in the States. Boston is also home to a number of the country’s Ivy League universities - such as Harvard and MIT - and is also widely considered to be the place in America where the ‘best’ English is spoken. Boston has plenty to offer students looking for a unique cultural experience in America. As well as being steeped in history, Boston is a lively, cosmopolitan city and its educational institutions attract the second highest number of international students in the US. As well as education, there is plenty do in this vibrant city. Students can walk the famous 2.5 mile-long Freedom Trail, which takes you past all the city’s best known monuments, check out the thriving live music scene in Boston’s trendy, relaxed bars or take in a Red Sox baseball game. Boston is a compact city, so getting around is easy on foot, or you can take the excellent subway train. Logan International Airport is located just 3 miles from the downtown area. Boston is a sophisticated yet laid back city that is ideal for students looking to experience are more intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

Accommodation

Homestay

The Boston Academy has a Homestay programme which gives students the opportunity to live with an English-speaking host in their home. Homestay gives students the chance to speak English outside of the classroom, learn about American life and is highly beneficial for improving communication skills. The school arranges for students to be placed with carefully selected and monitored hosts - who could be a single person, a couple or a family with children - in and around the city. The school also ensures that students are not placed with other students with the same mother-tongue language. You may be placed with up to four other students from the school. Features of Homestay in Boston are: ● Choice of half board, breakfast or self-catering (shared kitchen) ● Single or shared rooms with shared bathrooms. ● Lowest price accommodation option Accommodation postcode: Contact the school for more information. Walking distance from the school: Most homestay accommodation is located in Boston’s suburbs or the city centre.

£161/week

Price/week: £161

Booking fee: £50.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 0

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