Are you vacationing in the United States, and want to use some of your time to improve your English? LAL Boston’s General English class is open to students who come to the U.S for tourism.
Our General English Program (formerly Vacation English) is a short term program for students who have already obtained a tourist visa (B1/B2) or will enter the US under the ESTA Visa Waiver Program, and wish add an English course to your vacation in the US. You will study in a semi-intensive environment and see great improvement in your English in a short period of time. General English students take both our core skills and communications courses, designed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. Most beginner students will finish a 4-week course with the ability to communicate with native speakers. Advanced students can take their English to the next level and prepare their English skills for college or work. General English courses can run from anywhere from one week to three months. New students can begin on any Monday.
Please note: we strongly recommend you obtain a student visa (F1) if you plan to come to the US for academic purposes. For complete set of regulations on Student Visa visit: http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students/start.
Who is eligible for this program?
- Students from ESTA countries that enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
- Students who will enter the U.S. under the F-2 visa or tourist visa (B1/B2)
This program does NOT qualify for non-immigrant visa (F-1) and is NOT intended for those who want to come to US for academic purposes. If you have not yet applied for a visa, please consult your local U.S. embassy or an authorized LAL admissions officer for further guidance.
The General English Course
- 20 Lessons per week General English course in Boston
- Improve your English in a short amount of time
- Take part in school events and activities
In the General English course, you will take two classes each morning, and will conclude the day before lunch, at 1pm. It is comprised of two courses: integrated core skills, and communication skills.
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 LAL Boston 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.