EC Boston

1 Faneuil Hall Sq MA 02109 Boston United States

(3.7/5) • 37 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

EC Boston’s English language school, established in 1992, has a great location in the centre of Boston. Faneuil Hall is one of the most important sites in US history, and today the most vibrant area in America’s academic heartland.

 Students love learning in such an historic area that also has all the restaurants, shops and entertainment you would want from a modern city. The school is close to public transport (State St. T Station), which makes travelling to accommodation easy. English courses include General English, Exam Preparation, and Academic Year Programmes.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses - EC Boston

English 16 - 99 years old

With a focus on fluency, the General English courses allow you to improve your English and gain a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in order to improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

What can you expect from this course?

Real English
We help you to develop your English systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), while also building the learning skills that will keep you improving and give you the confidence to use that knowledge in real-life.  

Creative and Energetic Classes
When it comes to creating lessons, our teachers know what works. Classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere to help you build your confidence, realise your potential, and advance towards fluency.

Learn by Doing
At EC, progress is maximised as you are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of English, promoting class participation and interaction between students. We provide you the targeted support to help you achieve your academic goals. Our assessments give you feedback on how you are progressing and where you need more help.

Improve Your ‘Thinking Time’
As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in English. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your English outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant English-speaking destinations!

Expert Support
Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.

Authentic Materials
We believe there is no substitute for authentic English, so in addition to text books, our teachers use real-life resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials will give you an appreciation of the richness of the English language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Standard Homestay - EC Boston

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

All families are English speaking and eager to share all of Boston’s cultural and traditional aspects with international visitors.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US and is also known as ‘America’s Walking City’ with quaint neighbourhoods and most desirable locations. Bostonians come from all over the US and the rest of the world but all of them are American and call Boston home. Our host families reflect this diversity and include single people, couples, parents with children, and single-parent families.

Description of Accommodation

Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best insight into how an American family leads their life. This interaction with a family helps students communicate better, faster and allows them to pick up words and nuances used in daily situations. There is no typical homestay in Boston. Some homes are single standing homes, apartments or multifamily homes.

Students are placed in a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, closet and waste paper basket. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. In general, students can use the laundry facilities though a number of washes per week remains at the discretion of the family, for example, a specific laundry day. Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.

Meal Description

A variety of food is provided each one packed with nutritional value. Host families make an effort to adjust the type of food offered to the tastes of the students and take religious beliefs into consideration when preparing meals. Vegetarians or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with families prior to arrival.

Breakfast varies from family to family. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee, cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their home.

Students will eat whatever the family eats and help set the table or clear up after dinner. Students are encouraged to participate in family activities or outings.

Dinners are usually quite early in the states but families will inform the student of the time when they eat. Not all families will sit down and have dinner together every night. It is important that the student informs the host family beforehand should they be late or not having dinner.

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Standard International Guest House - EC Boston


Shared Apartment 18 - 99 years old

Description of Local Area

Founded in 1985 amongst historic brownstones, International Guest House sits in Back Bay, one of Boston Proper’s most esteemed areas. The once single family home has been converted into one of Boston’s premiere lodging options.

Description of Accommodation

Originally a historic single family home, Boston’s International Guest House has been refurbished into comfortable and safe lodgings.
In addition to its unique and central location, this Guest House offers fully furnished shared rooms, with regularly cleaned bathrooms and freshly laundered linens and towels.

Meal Description

Half board (breakfast and dinner). A typical breakfast consists of hot eggs, fruit, toast, cereal, coffee/tea available Monday – Saturday. Continental breakfast and brunch served on Sundays. Full dinner provided Monday – Saturday, menu changes daily. Food is being prepared for box delivery each day for tenants.


  • Communal kitchen upon request
  • Card-operated laundry facilities available. $2.50 fee for washer and $2.50 fee for dryer.

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