ELP In-Depth: Boston Academy of English

Boston Academy of EnglishNew York City and Boston are proudly distinct despite their closeness. In fact, as two of the greatest cities in the United States they are in competition with one another in many regards. From art to business and beyond, one need only consider baseball’s most famous rivalry – the seemingly timeless conflict between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox – to find ample proof of this good-natured feud. Thus it makes sense in this, the second in our multi-part series on English Language Programs in the United States and around the globe, that we at ESL Directory head north from New York to and examine, in its namesake jewel of New England, The Boston Academy of English.

Who should attend The Boston Academy of English?
The Boston Academy of English – or BAE for short – has a variety of English immersion programs for students of all ages. The school primarily works to provide a high quality English as a Second Language instructional service to adults by focusing on a variety of English language needs and skills. With programs of study that range from English immersion to business English – and classes that are divided into as many as eight levels – students with a variety of needs can benefit from their emphasis on building language proficiency, communicative competence, and American cultural awareness. Moreover, thanks to its Youth Summer Program even children study at BAE.

Where is the school located and where is housing?
BAE recently redesigned its downtown Boston facilities meaning that students not only have a variety of world class attractions at their doorstep but also easy access to all major subway lines and public transportation. At the same time, students enrolled in any of BAE’s English immersion programs can take advantage of its resources find a homestays, apartments, or even a spot in BAE’s own student residence hall.

When are classes held?
The BAE’s Intensive 20, 25, and 30 programs allow full-time students to choose the number of lessons they receive each week for as little as two weeks while its part time and weekend permit working professions to pursue their studies on Monday and Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings for six weeks. New sessions begin year-round.

Finally, what makes the Boston Academy of English unique?
In addition to all of the above, BAE also offers two month TOEFL preparation courses, specialized au pair program, and even the option to develop a customized, 1-on-1 program of study. As a result, students really can accomplish anything with BAE!