We love our community! Boston is home of people from all walks of life. We proudly offer our ESL courses to the immigrant community and welcome Adult learners to join our evening and weekend programs.
Language Skills has become well known among the immigrant community for its English as a Second Language courses, which have shed new light on those who want to learn how to speak fluently, read, and write practical and academic English in less time than usual. Our communicative and interactive approach that not only teaches our students English, but also continues into assimilation of everyday American lifestyle providing them the ability to play an active role in American society.
Adult ESL at Language Skills:
- Customized schedules
- Friendly atmosphere
- Academic counseling
- Highly qualified teachers
- Small class sizes (6-12 students each class)
- Well-equipped classrooms
- Multimedia computer lab
The Language Skills adult ESL program is designed for Massachusetts residents who wish to improve their English in a professional, academic setting. [This program does not qualify students for Student Visa (F-1) status under the immigration law.]
This program immerses you in authentic American culture with real-life materials and quality textbooks, allowing you to improve your ability to communicate freely with other English speakers. We offer highly flexible schedules in this program to meet your availability. Our academic counselors will work with you individually to customize your schedule. Depending on your needs, your schedule can range from 4 hours to 16 hours per week in your daily core classes, which will focus on discussions with a strong emphasis on United States culture.
Class Schedule & Fees
The Language Skills Boston adult ESL program includes two courses: integrated core skills, and communication skills. The integrated core ESL classes highlight the presentation of grammatical and functional language, with the support of a wide range of reading, writing, listening, pronunciation, role playing, and discussion activities. In our communication classes, our teachers set up communication exercises around the grammar and structures that focus on situations that you are likely to encounter in real life.
* For adult ESL courses, we offer flexible schedules. For information regarding weekday morning courses, please contact an admissions specialist for more information.
Beginner and Upper Beginner
Learn to Communicate in Real-Life Situations!
In this level, you will learn the basics of using English effectively in everyday life. You will learn how to introduce yourself, talk about your job skills, request things, fill out job applications, and more. You will begin to communicate comfortably in a variety of real-life situations, such as in restaurants or in a hospital. The course will also help you to express yourself through writing, in clear, simple, paragraph-oriented sentences. Grammar topics include the verbs to be, and can, simple present, simple past and present progressive tenses. Conversational topics include giving advice, making polite requests, and more.
Intermediate and Upper Intermediate
Start to Speak Fluently!
This fun, interactive course will improve your fluency by helping you develop intermediate listening, speaking, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills. This course will help you speak English fluently in most social and semi-academic settings, and improve your ability to understand TV shows, non-professional books, and newspapers. You will be able to convey ideas, opinions, feelings, and experiences in a written paragraph structure. Grammar topics include perfect tenses, passive voice, adjective clauses and irregular verbs in all tenses.
Advanced I and Advanced II
Communicate in Any Setting!
The advanced level course employs creative interactive exercises to help you refine your skills as you achieve mastery of grammar, comprehension, and idiomatic expressions. You will develop the advanced reading, writing, and comprehension skills needed to succeed in advanced academic programs, colleges, and universities. Grammar topics include present, past, and future unreal conditionals, direct and indirect speech, present and past perfect tenses, and others.
Orientation & Placement
Before your first class, you are required to attend Orientation. During Orientation, you will have many opportunities to mingle with your new classmates, as well as the Language Skills faculty and staff. You’ll have the chance to explore academic options, campus and student-life activities, government regulations and school rules, the city of Boston and its resources, and our expectations of you as a student.
Our placement test is designed to give you a quick assessment of your knowledge of English grammar and usage. The test takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. You will be placed into the class level that best suits you based on the results of your placement test.