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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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ELC - English Language Center 11 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor Boston MA
Overview

Prepare for success in your test of English language proficiency with an English Language Center (ELC) test preparation course. ELC’s FCE, CAE, IELTS, and TOEFL test preparation courses include English language instruction and test-taking strategies. With the help of ELC you can use these English test strategies to achieve a high score on your test.

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2016 English Test Preparation Courses Dates and Prices

COURSE IELTS PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons)
plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $435 per week
8-11 WEEKS $420 per week
12-23 WEEKS $395 per week
24-47 WEEKS $375 per week
48+ WEEKS $350 per week
DATES
  • January 4 - January 29
  • February 1 - February 26
  • February 29 - March 25
  • March 28 - April 22
  • April 25 - May 20
  • May 23 - June 17
  • June 20 - July 15
  • July 4* - July 29**
  • July 18 - August 12
  • August 1 - August 26**
  • August 15 - September 9
  • September 12 - October 7
  • October 10 - November 4
  • November 7 - December 2
  • December 5 - December 30
EXTRAS IELTS materials fee (one-time fee) $65
The cost of the IELTS test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the IELTS test at www.ielts.org.
*Application and Materials Fee is charged

COURSE TOEFL PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 10 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 20 TOEFL lessons (50-minute lessons) per week 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 TOEFL lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week
DATES
  • Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
  • June 19 - July 14
  • July 17 - August 11
  • August 14 - September 8
  • September 11 - October 6
EXTRAS TOEFL materials fee (one-time fee) $70
The cost of the TOEFL iBT test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the TOEFL iBT test at www.ets.org.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE IELTS PREPARATION
4+ weeks
LOCATION BOSTON LOS ANGELES
LESSONS 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week 20 General English lessons (50-minute lessons) plus 10 IELTS lessons (50-minute lessons) per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week
DATES
  • Begin on any Monday.
    See General English Courses for official start dates.
  • January 2* - January 27
  • October 9 - November 3
  • November 6 - December 1
  • December 4 - December 29
EXTRAS IELTS materials fee (one-time fee) $70
The cost of the IELTS test is not included in the course price.
Students can register for the IELTS test at www.ielts.org.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE (FCE) & CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)
11 weeks 10 weeks 9 weeks 6 weeks
Course 11 weeks 10 weeks 9 weeks 6 weeks
LOCATION BOSTON ALL CENTERS LOS ANGELES BOSTON ALL CENTERS
SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA
LESSONS 30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE $4950 $4500 $4050 $2790
DATES
March 20 - June 2
September 11 - November 24
June 12 - August 18
January 2* - March 3
April 3 - June 2
September 25- November 24
July 10 - August 18
EXAM DATES Speaking Exam: Week of June 5 - 9

Paper Exam: June 6 (FCE), June 7 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of November 27 - December 1

Paper Exam: November 28 (FCE), November 29 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of August 21 - 25

Paper Exam: August 24 (FCE), August 25 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of March 6 - 10

Paper Exam: March 10 (FCE), March 11 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of June 5 - 9

Paper Exam: June 6 (FCE) , June 7 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of November 27 - December 1

Paper Exam: November 28 (FCE), November 29 (CAE)
Speaking Exam: Week of August 21 - 25

Paper Exam: August 24 (FCE), August 25 (CAE)
EXTRAS Cambridge Exam Fee: $350
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays)
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

COURSE PRIVATE LESSONS (SAT/GRE/GMAT/LSAT/MCAT/DAT/PCAT/OAT)
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 60-minute individual lessons.
Individual lessons can be added to group courses or booked independently.
PRICE $140 per lesson
DATES Begin on any Monday.
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

Test Preparation Courses Overview

Prepare with ELC for your English proficiency tests

English proficiency test preparation courses are designed to prepare students to achieve a high score on their chosen exam. These courses are for those who have already achieved at least an intermediate level of English in all skill areas. Prior to beginning their course, students are given a placement test with multiple-choice questions that ensure that they have achieved the appropriate level of English proficiency. This process creates an optimal learning environment where everyone is learning at the same pace, in their correct level. Choosing the perfect exam is important. IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge Exams are all widely recognized as proof of English language ability. You should check to see if your business or university has a favored exam. For example, business professionals may choose a Cambridge exam. Students planning to enter university should consider the IELTS or TOEFL Test. Let ELC help you decide which test or tests will help you achieve your goal.

Test Centers

ELC is an authorized test center

If you take an English test preparation course at ELC you may be able to take your test with ELC as well. ELC is an authorized open test center for the Cambridge Exams. ELC Los Angeles and ELC Boston are also an Official IELTS Test Centers. ELC can also help arrange testing at a nearby location for the TOEFL and other standardized tests.

Teaching Methods

Specialized Teaching Methods to help guarantee success

In our English test preparation classes, ELC teachers focus on English skills, language learning, practice test taking, and test-taking strategies. Our teachers use state-of-the art test-prep resources to help improve students scores. All ELC teachers are native speakers of American English. All have a university degree and specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language. Teachers use a variety of active teaching techniques.
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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