American English Programme

Age 14-17

The programme introduces students progressively to the pronunciation,spelling,vocabulary and phrasing of American English. Students come to recognize the vital nuances of the language while expanding their own language competencies. This program also explores the unique cultural elements that make up American society, as well as heightened focus on American civilization. Students gain a mature perspective on the language they are acquiring as well as the global context in which it is practiced. 

Programme: American English

17.5h of classes + 12.5h workshops/projects per week.

Comprehension, expression and accuracy: these courses allow you to practice the language and its structure. Students can thus acquire linguistic reflexes, they develop their practice of grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

Cultural Studies: Students study American culture and civilization through history, geography, politics, media.

Afternoon workshops and projects: these projects and workshops encourage students to use the language by making presentations, group projects on cultural, scientific and societal themes of American civilization. Excursions to museums or historical sites are also organized to support these projects and workshops.

  • Oral & written expression
  • Understanding
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • General knowledge

Why do this programme?

Depending on the level of each group, the courses cover the basics of the language (grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions) and enrich them with the nuances used in the United States.

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.

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 familiarizing them with the specificities of the speech of an American presenter, entrepreneur, politician or journalist.



  • Open all year round
  • 4 students per class
  • Host family accommodation
  • Accessible with ESTA


Exam preparation

Information and pricing


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