ESL Classes at Boston International Academy

Improve your English fast!

Our full-time and part-time programs will help you improve your English skills fast in a warm and welcoming environment. If your goal is to study at the college level or pursue a career, our full-time academic programs will help you achieve your dreams! Our part-time classes are perfect for tourists and residents with busy schedules. If you want to learn English, BIA has the right programs and courses for you! All class sizes at Boston International Academy are capped at a maximum of 15 students.

The teachers and staff are very hospitable and passionate. The classes and activities were really fun. I was able to make friends from different countries, which helped me improve my language skills. BIA really was the best choice for me!
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Full-Time Programs

We offer three different full-time program options: Premium ESL 24, Premium ESL 28, and Premium ESL 32. We also offer full-time 2-week courses every Fall.

These programs are offered to F-1 students, Green Card holders, or non-F1 visa holders eligible for full-time study.

Premium ESL 24 is a full-time, general English program that will help sharpen your academic and practical English skills. Take daily lessons in speaking, listening, reading and writing with our experienced instructors. This program will build your confidence and give you the practical skills to live in America and study at the college level.

  • Schedule Options
    Morning: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm
    Evening: Monday to Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00pm
    Weekend: Friday, 3:00 – 9:00pm & Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 – 3:00pm
  • Program Hours
    18 hours per week
    12 weeks per level, 7 levels offered
    1512 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $850/month
Improve your English faster with Premium ESL 28! This full-time program combines Premium ESL 24 with our innovative Afternoon Electives. Students select one Afternoon Elective course to attend two days per week. Electives are the perfect place to develop your skills through projects and hands-on work. Choose from one of the following: Business English, Oral Communication, or Academic Writing & Note-Taking.

  • Schedule
    Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm
    Afternoon Elective – students select 1 Elective
  • Program Hours
    21 hours per week
    12 weeks per level, 3 level placements offered
    756 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $1050/month
Get an immersive English experience with Premium ESL 32, our most intensive option! This full-time program combines Premium ESL 24 lessons with our Afternoon Electives. Students select two Afternoon Elective courses to attend four days per week, the perfect way to apply your skills in practical hands-on projects. Choose from the following options: Business English, Oral Communication, and Academic Writing & Note-Taking.

  • Schedule
    Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm
    Afternoon Electives – students select 2 Electives
  • Program Hours
    24 hours per week
    12 weeks total, 1 level placement offered
    288 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $1200/month
Our full-time, 2-week standalone courses focus on specialized topics. Choose from the following options: Business English, Writing & Composition, and Speaking & Pronunciation. These intensive courses are only offered in December during our Fall IV session.

  • Schedule
    Morning: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm
    Evening: Monday to Thursday, 5:30 – 10:00pm
    Weekend: Friday, 3:00 – 9:00pm & Saturday/Sunday, 9:00 – 3:00pm
    Offered in December only, during the Fall IV session.
  • Program Hours
    18 hours per week, per course
    2 weeks per course, 3 courses offered
    36 clock hours total per course
  • Tuition
    $425 total per course

Part-Time Programs

Tourists and visa holders who are not eligible for full-time study (such as B1, B2, F2) may choose either Intensive ESL 20 or Afternoon Electives (see below).

Please note that these students may not attend more than 15 hours per week of class at BIA. F1 students are not eligible to attend part-time classes at BIA.

Our part-time Intensive ESL 20 program is a wonderful option for students who want to improve their English skills. Daily lessons in speaking, listening, and reading with our experienced instructors will help improve your confidence fast! Our affordable tuition and flexible night/weekend schedules make this a great choice for tourists and residents.

  • Schedule Options
    Morning: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Evening: Monday to Thursday, 5:30 – 9:15pm
  • Program Hours
    15 hours per week
    12 weeks per level, 7 levels offered
    1260 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $800/month

Afternoon Electives

Develop your academic skills in our specialized Elective courses! Choose from a variety of options and increase your abilities through challenging, hands-on projects.

Afternoon Electives are required components of the Premium ESL 28 and Premium ESL 32 programs; they are also available as standalone courses for qualifying part-time students.

If you want to attend a U.S. university, this course will help you learn the essential skills needed to write at the college level. Study the stages of effective essay writing and learn about the most common essays required for college students!

  • Schedule
    Monday and Wednesday, 1:10pm – 2:40pm
  • Course Hours
    3 hours per week
    12 weeks long
    36 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $240/month
If you want a career in an English-speaking office, this is the perfect course for you! Learn how to communicate professionally in English in a variety of practical situations, from job interviews to daily office conversations.

  • Schedule
    Friday, 1:10pm – 4:10pm
  • Course Hours
    3 hours per week
    12 weeks long
    36 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $240/month
Build your conversational speaking skills faster! This class will help you develop your English vocabulary and pronunciation. Deliver presentations and speeches while enhancing your conversational skills by working with a variety of practical topics.

  • Schedule
    Tuesday and Thursday, 1:10pm – 2:40pm
  • Course Hours
    3 hours per week
    12 weeks long
    36 clock hours total
  • Tuition
    $240/month

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