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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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Intensive English Course

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ELC - English Language Center 11 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor Boston MA

The 30-lesson per week Intensive Course is ELC's most popular course and covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. All intermediate and advanced students also have a choice of electives two afternoons per week. Students in the Intensive English Program study Monday through Friday during sections A, B and C on the course schedule listed below. Section A (9:00 - 10:40 daily) is Grammar Structure & Usage and focuses not only on teaching students the rules for grammar usage, but also on giving students the opportunity to practice using grammar in both speaking and writing. Section B (11:00 - 12:40 daily) is Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation Monday through Friday. Section C (1:40 - 3:20 daily) is Reading and Writing and/or an elective.

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH FACT FILE

GENERAL COURSES
FACT FILE

50
minutes
per lesson duration
9-10
students
Average class size:
Maximum 12 students (14 during July and August only)
  • All levels: Low beginner to proficiency (12 levels including beginner, intermediate, advanced and profciency)
  • Number of lessons (per week): 30 lessons per week
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old No maximum age requirement
  • Start dates: Every Monday
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
Courses Available:
  • INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE (INT)
  • SEMI-INTENSIVE PLUS ENGLISH COURSE (SIP)
  • SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE (SI)
  • PART-TIME ENGLISH COURSE (PT)
  • COMBINATION ENGLISH COURSE (CC

INTENSIVE PROGRAM ELECTIVE OPTIONS

  • American Culture
  • Film and Media
  • American Slang
  • Accent Reduction
  • Business English
  • Creative Writing

TEACHING METHODS

All ELC Instructors:

  • give students practice speaking in English and listening to and understanding English spoken by native speakers
  • teach students the rules for grammar usage through communicative teaching methods
  • provide students with feedback and special exercises to help improve pronunciation
  • expose students to more vocabulary through reading
  • provide practice using English in all types of writing
  • offer students the opportunity to practice language in areas of special interest

COURSE COMPARISON

Courses Lessons/week Section/time
Intensive English Program 30 group lessons per week A, B & C
Semi-Intensive Plus Program 24 group lessons per week A & B (Monday - Friday),
C (Tuesday - Thursday)
Semi-Intensive English Program 20 group lessons per week A & B
Combination Course 20 group lessons per week
+ 10 individual lessons per week
A, B (group) & C (individual)
Part-time Program 10 group lessons per week A, B or C

SAMPLE GENERAL ENGLISH PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

Time Section Monday Tuesday Wednes­day Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:40 A Grammar Structure & Usage
10:40 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:40 B Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
12:40 - 1:40   LUNCH BREAK
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
1:40 - 3:20 C Reading & Writing
Reading & Writing Elective Reading & Writing Elective Reading & Writing
3:30 - 6:00 Activities Chaperoned afternoon activities
Note : Electives are available to intermediate and advanced students only.

COURSE DATES AND FEES

COURSE INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE PLUS
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
COMBINATION
1+ weeks
PART-TIME
does not qualify students for ELC housing.1+ weeks
INDIVIDUAL INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
LOCATION ALL CENTERS
LESSONS 30 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
24 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 group lessons + 10 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
10 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
1-3 WEEKS $460 per week $395 per week $360 per week $1210 per week $205 per week $1700 per week
4-7 WEEKS $445 per week $380 per week $350 per week $1200 per week $195 per week $1700 per week
8-11 WEEKS $430 per week $365 per week $340 per week $1190 per week $190 per week $1700 per week
12-23 WEEKS $410 per week $345 per week $330 per week $1180 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
24-47 WEEKS $385 per week $325 per week $315 per week $1165 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
48+ WEEKS $360 per week $300 per week $295 per week $1145 per week $180 per week $1700 per week
DATES

Dates listed below are official session start dates.
Students enrolling in General English Courses may begin on any Monday.


  • January 2* - January 27
  • January 30 - February 24
  • February 27 - March 24
  • March 27 - April 21
  • April 24 - May 19
  • May 22 - June 16
  • June 19 - July 14
  • July 3 - July 28**
  • July 17 - August 11
  • July 31 - August 25**
  • August 14 - September 8
  • September 11 - October 6
  • October 9 - November 3
  • November 6 - December 1
  • December 4 - December 29
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays) **Additional summer courses
*$150 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
Chaperoned afternoon activities
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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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