OISE Boston, USA: School of American English

OISE Boston, USA: School of American English

Ages 14-17

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Course overview

  • Workbook and course certificate
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Open all year round
  • Leisure activities
  • Arrival/departure transfer on standard dates and times


OISE Boston offers its students the opportunity to acquire a spontaneous command of English during their linguistic stay. It is by taking advantage of the dynamism of the city of Boston that students aged 14 to 17 from all over the world come together. Courses limited to 8 students per class are the guarantee of an intense linguistic stay.


The American English programme is specifically designed to develop students' skills and challenge them. American English and American culture are at the heart of the teaching.

OISE Boston is a modern school, with 6 classrooms, a debate room, a computer room and a student lounge.

Available Programmes

Learn American English
The day begins with an English course program designed to allow students to acquire the linguistic reflexes that make the language alive and fluid. Depending on the level of each group, the courses cover the basics of the language (grammar,vocabulary, idioms) and enrich them with the nuances of the language as used in the United States.

The afternoon is devoted to group research projects on cultural themes, scientific and societal aspects of American civilisation. This programme, which focuses on American culture, allows trainees to take a mature look at both the language they have chosen to study and the overall context in which it is used.

Learn to be in American English
One of the strong points of the training is the importance given to speaking out. Public speaking workshops are part of the American high school curriculum and it is this approach that is used in OISE pedagogy.

The training encourages the trainees' intellectual curiosity by familiarising them with the
specificities of the speech of a presenter, an entrepreneur, a politician, a
American journalist.


Cultural Programme

Every week, leisure activities complete the course programme. During their language stay in Boston, students have the opportunity to discover baseball, participate in a hip-hop dance workshop and explore Boston and its exciting history with the OISE Boston coaching team.


Host Family

Accommodation is with host families living across a large area of the town. Host families show the students how to get to school on the first day and provide students with a complimentary travel pass. All host families are thoroughly inspected and their credentials checked. Students are never housed with other students of the same mother tongue to enhance language learning.

Travel and location

Boston Logan Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city and takes only a 10 minute taxi ride to OISE Boston, which can also be reached by metro or bus. Boston has an efficient transport network: the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority. OISE provides students on the Junior American English Program with a complimentary travel pass will allow you to use both the metro and the bus system.

Boston is both a sprawling metropolis and a beautiful harbour town. Set in pleasant New England, it is favourable in all seasons; spring flowers in full bloom, summer watching the sailboats, autumn foliage turning the city amber, red and gold, and snow turning Boston into a winter wonderland. Located in beautiful Back Bay in downtown Boston, OISE enjoys fantastic views of the city from its art-deco building shared with consulates from Turkey, Spain, Colombia and France. The OISE school in set within a desirable Boston area, near the famous Newbury street with its wealth of boutique and designer shops.


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American English in Boston 

Duration Price per week
1 week $2118
2-3 weeks $1998
4-7 weeks $1959
8-12 weeks $1920
13 weeks +  $1885

Courses start on every Monday throughout the year with arrival on Sunday evening and departure on Saturday morning.

Learning materials and course certificate • Accommodation and all meals • Leisure activities and full-day excursion • Education and careers advice • Arrival/departure transfers on standard dates and times • 24-hour emergency telephone cover.

OISE Boston Young Learner Timetable