Boston International Academy

Introduction

Welcome to Boston International Academy

Our students love it here. Want to find out why? Read on to see what makes BIA the best choice for your study abroad experience.

Student Profile

Students come from all over the world to study English at Boston International Academy. We welcome students from all walks of life including international students (F-1 visa holders), tourists and temporary visitors, permanent residents, U.S. citizens, and more. Our student body has included doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, professors, and other highly motivated students who want to improve their language proficiency.

Fun & Immersive Activities

Monthly Travel Opportunities

Enjoy optional monthly trips to New York City, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, and much more!

Summer Boat Cruises

Dance the night away on one of the monthly summer party cruises for international students in beautiful Boston Harbor.

Special Events & Activites

Meet and network with other international students at Speaking Club, International Night, Donut Day, and other regular events!

Accreditation & Partnerships

Boston International Academy is accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Additionally, we are approved by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) to enroll sponsored students.

We also have partnerships with over a dozen colleges and universities across the country to offer conditional acceptance pending the successful completion of one of our qualifying ESL or TOEFL programs.

School History

Boston International Academy (BIA) was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jeff Lee with the goal of creating a focused learning environment with small classes and a strong focus on academics. Dr. Lee wanted to create a place where students could receive a more effective English education and be better prepared to achieve their academic and professional goals. We began offering ESL classes in 2007, eventually expanding our offerings to include TOEFL preparation in 2009 and TEFL/TESOL teaching certification in 2012. We received accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) in 2014 and are authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Mission

Boston International Academy is dedicated to teaching English as a Second Language, TOEFL Exam Preparation, and TEFL/TESOL Certification to international students from around the globe in a small, dynamic classroom setting.

Goals

  • We aim to provide international students with effective, quality English training.
  • We offer personalized services to help students learn English faster.
  • We support students to achieve their academic and professional goals.
  • We strive to foster an interactive learning environment.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

English Language Course (ESL)

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Our full-time and part-time programs will help you improve your English skills fast in a warm and welcoming environment. [+]

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! Small Class Sizes Our small group classes feature an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. We keep our classes small to ensure that you receive more one-on-one attention from your instructor. Monthly Progress Reports BIA gives monthly progress reports to help you measure your progress in the program. Your instructor will give you personalized comments and feedback! Individualized Placement We have seven levels of ESL available. Our specialized placement test will determine your personal English level and find the right class for you. Full-Time Programs We offer three different full-time options: Premium ESL 24, Premium ESL 28, and Premium ESL 32. These programs are offered to F-1 students, Green Card holders, or non-F1 visa holders eligible for full-time study. 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, reading and writing 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 Afternoon: Monday to Friday, 1:10pm – 4:10pm Evening: Monday to Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 4:30pm PROGRAM HOURS 15 hours per week 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 TUITION $240/month [-]

English Language Test Preparation (TOEFL)

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One of the most popular tests of English proficiency for international student admissions and employers, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is recognized around the world. [+]

BIA will help you succeed. One of the most popular tests of English proficiency for international student admissions and employers, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is recognized around the world. We offer one of the best TOEFL test preparation courses in Boston! Our experienced teachers and proven curriculum will help you achieve the score you need. Our full-time Premium TOEFL 32 program is the first step on the pathway to your success! WHAT IS THE TOEFL iBT TEST? The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. WHO TAKES THE TOEFL iBT TEST? More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. Small Class Sizes Our small group classes feature an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. We keep our classes small to ensure that you receive more one-on-one attention from your instructor. Monthly Progress Reports BIA gives monthly progress reports to help you measure your progress in the program. Your instructor will give you personalized comments and feedback! iBT Practice Tests TOEFL iBT practice test sections are administered monthly, covering all four subject areas of the exam. Vocabulary Quizzes We offer rigorous vocabulary reviews and quizzes each week to help you study important words for the TOEFL. Premium TOEFL 32 Our full-time Premium TOEFL program is offered to F-1 students, Green Card holders, or non-F1 visa holders eligible for full-time study. Our full-time Premium TOEFL 32 course is challenging and intensive. Our curriculum offers daily lessons and strategies for the reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections of the test. Additionally, you’ll take regular iBT practice tests and vocabulary quizzes to track and improve your score. We provide a study plan for each of our students with a score tracker to help you meet your personal goals. SCHEDULE Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm PROGRAM HOURS 18 hours per week TUITION $850/month [-]

Certificate

Teaching English Course (TEFL/TESOL)

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There is no better time to prepare for a teaching career than now. Having a certificate in TEFL/TESOL gives you an advantage in a competitive global market. Boston International Academy has developed a TEFL/TESOL course that serves all the needs of the developing educator. [+]

Learn to teach English. There is no better time to prepare for a teaching career than now. Having a certificate in TEFL/TESOL gives you an advantage in a competitive global market. Boston International Academy has developed a TEFL/TESOL course that serves all the needs of the developing educator. Practice the latest techniques for teaching language and learn to market yourself as an EFL professional. Small Class Sizes Our small group classes feature an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. We keep our classes small to ensure that you receive more one-on-one attention from your instructor. Real Teaching Practice Complete more than 10 hours of observation and teaching practice in an actual ESL classroom to prepare for your journey as an educator. Professional Certification Your TEFL/TESOL teaching certificate qualifies you to teach English at schools around the world! TEFL/TESOL Our full-time TEFL/TESOL certification program for international students and non-native speakers is offered to qualified F-1 students, Green Card holders, or non-F1 visa holders eligible for full-time study. Interested in teaching English abroad, or in your home country? We offer a rigorous, full-time, 216-hour certification program for TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) for international students and non-native speakers. This 12-week program is designed to provide students with the strategies, methodologies, and framework to become competent teachers. SCHEDULE Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 12:36pm PROGRAM HOURS 18 hours per week TUITION $975/month; $2925 total [-]