Since 2005, Language Skills has been the home for students and professionals to come the US and study English. In 2011, we moved to our downtown Boston location and have quickly become one of the most popular English schools in the area. Our goal is to welcome students from all over the world to America’s educational capital; to teach the English language, prepare students to achieve their academic goals and, at the same time, introduce American culture and New England way of life. Language Skills was acquired by LAL Language Centres in July of 2014.
In 2012, Language Skills adopted the mission: to empower the English learner through personal connection and dedicated instruction. We’re a team who believes the goals of the student will lead the world to a better place.
In January of 2015, when Language Skills plans to officially become LAL Boston, the new mission will carry the same values, with an increased emphasis on the local characteristics of Boston: to provide the perfect environment for our students to learn and practise English while enjoying the characteristics and culture of each country.
Language Skills specializes in short term intensive English courses
- Improve your English in the shortest amount of time
- See serious academic advancement in language learning
- Make learning enjoyable, motivating, and practical
- Learn English that can be useful in everyday life as well as a college classroom
Language Skills is a unique English school that uses the modern and effective communicative method of teaching. Our communication based classes promote personal attention and provide more opportunities for the student to practice what they are learning. Our curriculum is aligned to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our courses are conducted professionally by experienced teachers. We have an academic team that is responsible for developing and updating the latest techniques and materials. In sum, a lot of thought goes into everything we do because we always strive for high standards and excellence.
Pathway to University
Language Skills students have the opportunity to take the TOEFL test and apply to a college or university of their choice during their stay in Boston, and then transfer directly to complete their undergraduate or graduate degree at the completion of their Language Skills course.
For those students looking for a direct pathway, Language Skills has a matriculation agreement with Pine Manor College. Pine Manor is a small, private four-year liberal arts college. Its historic campus is situated on 50 wooded acres in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Pine Manor College will accept the completion of Language Skills Level 5 in support of a student’s English language capabilities at the collegiate level in place of Pine Manor’s TOEFL, IELT’s or STEP Eiken scores requirements.