Boston School of Modern Languages

Introduction

Boston School of Modern Languages (BSML) is a private language institution that offers year-round intensive and semi-intensive English language programs.We are America’s first and most respected English Language School. Since 1925, we have educated thousands of students and professionals from all over the world. We are the school of choice for students seeking a pathway program to transition to an American high school, college, or university and for professionals looking to improve their qualifications in the global environment. Regardless of what you are looking for, BSML will prepare you for academic and career success.

BSML has an outstanding reputation and a significant number of our students come to us by word of mouth. We are unique in offering our students an educational and cultural experience not found in other English language schools and programs. We take pride in maintaining lasting relationships with our students, many of whom return to study with us again, and have welcomed second, third, and fourth generations of the families of our alumni to study with us. Our motto is "ENGLISH! Learn it, Live it, Love it… at BSML!"

Key Facts

  • Over 90 years of experience teaching English to thousands of international students.
  • Beautiful historic granite stone building located in a residential neighborhood adjacent to Harvard University’s Arboretum.
  • Excellent housing options within walking distance to the school.
  • Focus oriented curriculum with specialized classes in General, Academic, Business and Test Preparation courses.
  • ETS official TOEFL test site. Students can take the official test right at the school.
  • Weekly business and social events hosted by our expert teachers and executives.
  • Flexible schedule. Students can start on any Monday.
  • Open year-round.
  • Individualized attention and services.
  • Daily social activities.
  • Learning guaranteed with our outstanding methodology. We will work with the student to help them achieve their English learning goals – they just have to do their part.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Business English and English for Specific Purposes

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

The business curriculum focuses on functional areas such as presentation skills, negotiation, e-mail, proposal writing, and telephone and interview skills. Our courses offer a variety of options to suit the needs and budget of every business executive: business group instruction, business combination program and business private instruction. [+]

Intensive English One-to-One Executive English for Corporate Clients These types of courses are designed for the specific needs of managers and professionals. We can offer a variety of tailored courses with options on individual goals, length and intensity of training. Young professionals seeking higher education at US Universities can prepare with us for their TOEFL exams and preparation for MBA training. Combination Course This course is a combination of group classes and one-to-one training. Commonly the client takes 4 private and 2 group classes per day. While we focus on the individual needs and requirements during the one-to-one sessions, the group classes offer the opportunity to meet other international students and focusing on conversation, listening comprehension and small talk. Specialized Training Presentation Skills Training Finding the right words in everyday life can be difficult enough, but in business it can make or break a deal. This one-week course is designed to help achieve the fluency and confidence that is needed to convincingly present the product or company as well as oneself in a professional manner. In order to achieve the desired outcome we: Assess language needs in a pre-course conversation Focus on enhancing the language needed for particular areas Strengthen the vocabulary base Prepare a business presentation in front of a small group, given with confidence and accuracy Record lessons to monitor your progress and improve areas that may need extra attention Practice words and phrases that are hard to pronounce Telephoning/Conversation One of the most dreaded situations in an... [-]

Intensive and Semi Intensive English Program

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

The Intensive and Semi Intensive English curricula are designed for professionals and serious academics who seek a highly effective English immersion program to enhance their professional credentials or to prepare for an academic career in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or other English speaking countries. [+]

The Intensive and Semi Intensive English curricula are designed for professionals and serious academics who seek a highly effective English immersion program to enhance their professional credentials or to prepare for an academic career in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or other English speaking countries. Super Intensive English 30 classes per week The Super Intensive English curricula are designed for professionals and serious academics who seek a highly effective English immersion program to enhance their professional credentials or to prepare for an academic career in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, or other English speaking countries. Semi-Intensive and Intensive English 20, 22, 24, 26classes per week The Semi-Intensive and the Intensive English curriculum is also designed for those who seek a highly effective English immersion program to master the language for personal enrichment, career enhancement or university study in the U.S. The programs offer the same foundation in structure, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions as the Super-Intensive Program with a choice of 1 or 2 electives. Core curriculum Study English at BSML: 12 different English proficiency levels. Every four weeks students advance to the next level (subject to classroomperformance). Small classes—ranging from three to twelve students. English classes from beginner to advanced speakers Individual attention from the instructors Weekly progress evaluation BSML offers the following levels: Elementary English I, II, III Intermediate English I, II, III, IV Advanced Preparatory English Advanced English I, II, III, IV TOEFL Courses and College Preparatory Electives that focus on English Pronunciation, Listening, Reading, Speaking... [-]

TOEFL Preparation

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

BSML’s intensive TOEFL preparation course will lead you to success on the TOEFL test. Instruction in the four language skill areas of the TOEFL test: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing is included in the six hours per day of intensive English and TOEFL preparation. [+]

BSML’s intensive TOEFL preparation course will lead you to success on the TOEFL test. Instruction in the four language skill areas of the TOEFL test: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing is included in the six hours per day of intensive English and TOEFL preparation. Instruction in study skills such as note taking, scanning, and paraphrasing Practice in essay writing and understanding academic reading Speaking exercises to improve fluency and confidence BSML is an ETS-approved TOEFL Test Center. Students may take the official TOEFL test in our modern computer room, which is also part of our TOEFL preparation program. When students are ready to take the test, BSML staff helps the student to make the reservation. The effectiveness of our TOEFL preparation classes is evidenced in the high scores of those students who have completed our TOEFL courses and have gone on to the college or university of their choice. [-]

Preparatory Year

Academic Year and University Preparation Program

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. [+]

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields. The University Preparation Program is a twelve-week super intensive course. Students must complete BSML level 311, or have completed an advanced level at another school in order to be eligible for it. In this program, students are introduced to college-level texts and assignments. There is an emphasis on reading comprehension, essay writing, and academic vocabulary. While learning how to do reading and writing assignments, students continue to improve their fluency in English by making presentations, learning how to ask questions correctly, and working together with classmates on team projects. Essential study skills such as note taking and summarizing are also included in the course. [-]

Pathway Program

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. [+]

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. Students receive a conditional acceptance letter to the institution of their choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML takes care of all the visa and application paperwork and arranges for a student’s visa to be transferred and/or extended once the student is ready to begin his/her college studies. As an alternative, students can choose to wait until after their arrival in Boston to apply to a university, using their time at BSML to find the best institution for their advanced studies. Either way, students can rely on the expertise and advice of our academic counselors. We have partnered with several American colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. There is no need to take the TOEFL Test to gain acceptance. You can gain conditional acceptance to the university of your choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML handles all the visa and application paperwork and will arrange for your student visa to be transferred and/or extended once you are ready to begin your college studies. As an alternative, you can wait to apply for a university,... [-]