Learn English in Boston
Approach International Student Center is a well established English language school located in Allston, MA, only 5 minutes away from Boston – one of the most dynamic student centers in the world.
Surrounded by great colleges and universities such as Harvard University, MIT, Boston University (BU), and Boston College, we teach over 200 students every month ranging from 13 to 70+ years old.
Our students come from all over the world to attend a variety of full-time and part-time English courses. A flexible schedule ensures students can start any day and come to classes anytime they want. We are open year round and offer classes Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 8PM.
Quality ESL courses at affordable prices
We offer small classes with certified teachers holding graduate degrees, a monthly calendar of activities chaperoned by our staff, and free access to tutors for extra help in our self study room. Our facilities include a library, computer labs with free internet access, listening and video labs and a game room for students to relax at the end of each day.
Course choices include our Intensive English program or Semi Intensive English program, test preparation programs such as TOEFL or GMAT, a comprehensive ESL (English as a second language) teacher training program (TESOL), and specialized work & study programs.
We pride ourselves on offering quality and flexibility to our students at unbeatable prices.
The support you need as an international student
In addition to our courses, we understand F1 student immigration regulations. We help our students get organized to apply for a student visa (F1) at a consulate abroad, and we prepare the documents to change permitted immigration status to the F1 student status here in the US.
We also provide transportation to and from the airport, housing placement with an American host family or in a dormitory or apartment, help selecting a good health insurance plan, and translation and interpreter services.
Upon graduation from Approach, many of our students take advantage of our college and university partnerships, where partner institutions facilitate the admissions process for Associate's and Bachelor's degrees.