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Teens Language & Adventures Camp - Boston, Massachusetts. USA

INTRODUCTION

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Our English School in Boston is located where the USA began. Boston is the urban center of the region called New England, and its most international city. If you choose to study here, you will discover a charming world-class, international city that has a perfect blend of culture, history and education.

 

The skills students acquire studying English at our school, living in our accommodations and engaging in our activities provide them with a foundation for success. We offer housing options including living with an American host family or an international student residence.

 

We publish a monthly calendar that includes fun social and cultural activities in and around Boston. These activities are a great way for students to get to know the city, their classmates and the staff and continue to work on improving their English skills.

 

Study English in the summer and have fun with other international students at an Summer Junior Program. Offered during July and August, it includes our 20-lesson per week Semi-Intensive English Course, on-campus accommodation and daily activities. International high-school aged students from 11-17 can enroll , you are sure to meet new international friends from all over the world!

 

Junior students also have the opportunity to study with us during the month of January. The Winter Junior Programs are offered to students between the ages of 14-17. This program gives young learners the opportunity to study English and live with an American host family while engaging in social and cultural activities and excursions with their peers, teachers and staff.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Homestay

Most students are eager to take advantage of the opportunity to live with an American host family in Boston. Living with an American host family is the best option if you are eager to immerse yourself in American culture, improve your conversational skills, and create warm friendships with your host family that will last a lifetime.

 

Features:

  • Fees & Charges
  • Available year-round
  • Located near the School
  • Arrival on Saturday before the course; departure on Saturday after the course
  • Single room (unless otherwise requested)
  • Half-board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only
  • Average commute: 30 – 60 minutes via public transportation
  • Shared bathroom
  • Facilities vary
  • Free Wi-Fi (if available)

College Dormitory

In July and August, we offer additional accommodations in a new ultra-modern residence at a College. It is located in the Fenway area of Boston. Students who live in the College dormitory will enjoy living and taking classes on an American college campus.

 

Features:

  • Fees & Charges
  • Available July and August
  • Located on the College campus
  • Arrival on Saturday before the course; departure on Saturday after the course
  • Average commute: 20 minutes via public transport
  • Student lounge, student campus center, library, fitness center
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Shared occupancy, full-board (half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday)
  • Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and closets
  • Bathrooms are shared by 4-6 students
  • Linens and bath towels included, student can receive fresh linens from the front desk upon request
  • Bathrooms and common areas cleaned frequently
  • Air-conditioned
  • Laundry facilities located in the dormitory ($1.25 per wash, $1.25 per dry)

Campus Facilities

  • Spacious student lounge with TV and DVD
  • Use of Pilgrim Student Center which includes a foosball table, piano, media equipment and computer stations
  • Access to the College library, bookstore, and computer terminals with free wi-fi
  • Access to local gym facilities
  • Beautiful outdoor campus quad with green space as well as tables and chairs.

THE ACTIVITIES

ENGLISH SCHOOL

Methods

We have been using the most up-to-date English teaching methods and providing high quality English courses since 1978. Our approach to English language learning utilizes the communicative English teaching method, a way of teaching that employs a number of holistic techniques to English grammar, English vocabulary, spoken English, English listening, and English reading and writing. Our holistic techniques prioritize the ability to use these English skills in real-world situations.

 

OUR TEACHERS

All teachers are native speakers of American English and have a university degree and specialized training in Teaching English as a Second Language. Teachers create highly-structured lesson plans that provide warm-up exercises, an explanation of the lesson objectives, some form of student production, and a listing of the activities used to reach the objective. Teachers allow students to “discover” the objective, to give them ample opportunity to practice the objective, and then provide an assessment in order to ascertain that the objective has been understood and met. All teachers have had experience studying a second language and many have spent time living abroad. In addition to being highly qualified academically, teachers are warm, friendly, and supportive to all students.

 

THE COMMUNICATIVE TEACHING METHOD

Our communicative teaching method is focused on improving communicative competence in English by using techniques where the teacher acts as a facilitator in the classroom, while encouraging students to use the English language as often as possible.

 

ENGLISH GRAMMAR

We recognize that English grammar is often a challenge for English language learners. Verb tenses, such as simple present, present continuous, simple past, past continuous, simple future, future continuous, and future perfect continuous can be difficult for English language learners to comprehend and to effectively use in real-world situations. Grammar concepts that are introduced through the techniques of discovery tend to be more effective than English grammar concepts that are introduced through more traditional teaching techniques.While our teaching method utilizes resources such as grammar texts and other material to learn basic grammar, we feel that enacting real-life scenarios is the most effective way to teach and reinforce English grammar.

 

English grammar teaching techniques also use grammar exercises that mimic uses of the English language in real-world situations. Our techniques differentiate between formal and informal English so that students feel comfortable switching between the two uses with ease. We focus on refining a student’s structural English skills, and over time increasing his/her confidence using English in social situations. We prefer teaching techniques that are consistent with our method, whereby lessons teach and reinforce English grammar rules by enacting real-life scenarios.

 

ENGLISH VOCABULARY

English vocabulary is an important part of learning and understanding the English language. English language learners are inundated with English vocabulary every day in the real world through movies, media, and daily life. A student’s vocabulary grows over time and compiling vocabulary lists from resources like books or other texts and materials is a great way to strengthen vocabulary.

 

It is a teacher’s job to make sure that students learn and understand this vocabulary. Teachers can reinforce new vocabulary through a number of comprehension exercises of any unfamiliar words. These exercises may also assist students with the learning and retention of these new words, by using teaching techniques such as vocabulary exercises, word searches, quizzes, and games.

 

SPOKEN ENGLISH

Our spoken English teaching techniques stress real-world communication and English conversation versus rote memorization. Because our communicative method is a student-centered approach, the teacher must work as a facilitator in an effort to help students develop English speaking skills for a range of purposes. Our teaching techniques are focused on increasing speaking English in classroom, as well as the pronunciation of words, and utilizing new vocabulary as much as possible. The classroom maximizes dialogue through a variety of techniques, including class discussions, presentations, small group discussions, pair work, group work, special projects, and task-oriented assignments.

 

ENGLISH-ONLY POLICY

The school has an English-only policy so that students are be encouraged to speak English throughout the day. Because of the importance of spoken English in real-world situations, it is important that English learners feel comfortable speaking English. Our conversation lessons have elements of all English skills, but our main goal is for the student to learn to express him/her self in spoken English with proper grammar, an accurate vocabulary and superior pronunciation. A good lesson uses teaching techniques that provide many opportunities for classroom dialogue.

 

ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION

English listening teaching techniques include class participation, demonstration, and collaboration. It is important for English learners to be able to speak with confidence and use the correct grammar structures so that they are understood correctly, but it’s also crucial that they understand what they are hearing so that they are able to respond appropriately. We use a wide variety of techniques and exercises that can help students improve and perfect English listening skills. These techniques include listening to audio in English, listening to native English speakers in person, watching videos with native English speakers, reviewing English vocabulary from previous lessons, watching and/or listening to news programs in English, responding to questions in English, and reviewing English grammar concepts.

 

ENGLISH READING AND WRITING

Reading and Writing classes focus on topics that are fundamental to English reading comprehension and writing capability. Instructors focus on writing topics such as the five paragraph essay, formal vs. informal English, writing for an audience, writing a resume/cover letter, etc. Instructors focus on reading topics on such topics as short stories, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. In order to choose the best possible materials, instructors refer to an exhaustive list of approved class sets for their appropriate level and select individual chapters from the sets assigned to their level.

 

Instructors supplement these texts with appropriate materials such as internet videos, magazine articles, academic texts, and photographs to enhance the course. Instructors are encouraged to adapt their lesson materials to reflect student interest. The School offers a variety of electives including American Culture, American Slang, Business English, Academic Skills, Film and Media, Accent Reduction, and Creative Writing. These courses allow students to practice English in areas of special interest.

 

SUMMER JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Course

Number of levels: up to 12

 

English level evaluation with multi-level placement: Placement testing includes a grammar section, a writing section, and an interview with the Director of Courses. The three separate components of the test allow us to make accurate placements for each of the student’s classes.

 

Grammar Structure and Usage

  • Teaches students the rules of grammar usage through communicative teaching methods.
  • Gives students the opportunity to practice using grammar in both speaking and writing.

 

Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary and Pronunciation

  • Gives students practice speaking in English and listening to and understanding English spoken by native speakers.
  • Provides students with feedback and special exercises to help improve pronunciation.

Activities

Students may choose from up to three different Activities Programs for their afternoon activity at no additional cost. Students may choose up to one program each week. Students must choose their selection at enrollment to ensure availability

CLASSIC PROGRAM

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural, sports, sightseeing, and shopping activities.

 

Activities:

  • Freedom Trail
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Harvard Square
  • USS Constitution
  • Revere Beach
  • Newbury Street
  • Sports on the Boston Common
  • Georges Island
  • Bunker Hill

 

UNIVERSITY EXPLORER PROGRAM

University Explorers will take college preparation classes that cover the SAT and TOEFL tests, as well as study skills and financial aid available to international students. In addition, they will visit local universities where they will participate in tours and information sessions. They will also work on essay writing.

 

Activities:

  • University tours
  • College Readiness Workshop
  • Writing Skills Workshop

 

SPORT EXPLORER PROGRAM

Summer is meant for sports and Boston is home to some of the world’s best sports teams: Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution. Take advantage of world-class sports facilities and spend your summer playing a variety of sports with students from a variety of different countries. Explore the stadiums and fields where some of the world’s greatest players on earth spend their time.

 

Activities:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Sports Museum
  • Soccer tournament
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Volleyball

Sample Daily Schedule

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 10:40 Class: Grammar Structure & Usage 8:00 – 12:00 BRUNCH

Full day 

Excursion

10:40 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:40 Class: Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
12:40 – 1:30 Lunch Break

12:00-5:00

Saturday Activities

2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities
5:00 – 7:00 Dinner Break
7:00 – 10:00 Evening Activities
10:00 RETURN TO RESIDENCE HALL

 

WINTER JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Course

Number of levels: up to 12

 

English level evaluation with multi-level placement: Placement testing includes a grammar section, a writing section, and an interview with the Director of Courses. The three separate components of the test allow us to make accurate placements for each of the student’s classes.

 

Grammar Structure and Usage

  • Teaches students the rules of grammar usage through communicative teaching methods.
  • Gives students the opportunity to practice using grammar in both speaking and writing.

 

Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary and Pronunciation

  • Gives students practice speaking in English and listening to and understanding English spoken by native speakers.
  • Provides students with feedback and special exercises to help improve pronunciation.

Activities

Afternoon activities

  • Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Sports
  • State Street shopping
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Beach
  • Historical Museum
  • Nature hike
  • Beach volleyball
  • Santa Barbara Mission
  • Santa Barbara Art Museum

Evening, Saturday and Sunday activities

All Evening and Saturday activities are with host family.

 

Sunday Excursions:

  • Universal Studios
  • Los Angeles
  • Channel Islands – Kayaking adventure
  • Beach Party
  • Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Disneyland (Saturday optional with additional cost)
  • Santa Barbara/Camarillo Outlets
  • Beach Party
  • Disneyland (Saturday optional with additional cost)

Sample Daily Schedule

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast    

Free time

with host family

Breakfast
9:00 – 10:40 Class: Grammar Structure & Usage

Full day

Excursion

10:40 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 12:40 Class: Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation  
12:40 – 1:30 Lunch Break  
2:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Activities  
5:00 – 6:00 Return to host family  
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner with host family  
7:00 – 10:00 Free Time with host family

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

The place you live has a lot to do with your overall experience while studying in Boston. Students usually choose to study in Boston because the beautiful city has so much to offer its visitors. Visitors to Boston enjoy strolling through the Boston Common to skate on Frog Pond during the winter and take a ride on the swan boats in summer.

 

Visitors also enjoy participating in cultural visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and ICA Museum and visiting the famous universities in Boston and Cambridge such as Harvard, MIT and Boston University.

 

They can also enjoy dining and shopping in the trendy Back Bay, South End and Copley Square neighborhoods and immersing themselves in the rich history of Beacon Hill and Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market while on a Freedom Trail tour.

 

Boston Travel Guide

  • Average temperature summer: 26°C winter: 2°C
  • Average dinner price $8 – $20
  • Minimum cost ofsubway /bus $2.00 – $2.50

Places to visit in Boston

Tips: The best things to do and view in Boston, and the best places to travel around Boston.

 

Sightseeing:

  • Beacon Hill and Boston Common
  • Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
  • North End and Boston’s Waterfront
  • South End, Back Bay and Newbury Street
  • Cambridge, MIT and Harvard

 

Boston Teens Language School City Maps & Travel Guide

 

Students who enroll at Boston Teens Language School Boston benefit from studying and living in a charming, world-class city that is young, vibrant, and unforgettable. Boston Teens Language School Boston is located in the best neighborhood in Boston, historic Beacon Hill, which is within walking distance of the Boston Common, the State House, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Downtown Crossing and many shops, cafes and restaurants.

 

With all the great things to do and see in Boston, we encourage all of our students to get to know Boston and their fellow Boston Teens Language School students by participating in our chaperoned activities. Students who participate in our activities will enjoy visits to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts and professional sporting events of all kinds. Boston is truly the number one travel destination in the United States for travelers interested in history and culture. You will not need a tour guide to travel around Boston because its small size, safe neighborhoods and great public transportation system make it easy to visit all areas of Boston. Visitors to Boston also like to travel north to the mountains for snowboarding and skiing in the winter and south to the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard in the summer.

Getting Here

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS / KBOS). This airport has international and domestic flights and is 4 miles from the center of Boston, MA..

 

International Flight Airports:

4 miles: Boston, MA (BOS / KBOS) Boston Logan International Airport

104 miles: Portland, ME (PWM / KPWM) Portland International Jetport

108 miles: Hartford, CT (BDL / KBDL) Bradley International Airport

207 miles: New York, NY (LGA / KLGA) LaGuardia Airport

213 miles: New York, NY (JFK / KJFK) John F. Kennedy International Airport

227 miles: Newark, NJ (EWR / KEWR) Newark Liberty International Airport

 

Domestic Flight Airports:

4 miles: Boston, MA (BOS / KBOS) Boston Logan International Airport

50 miles: Worcester, MA (ORH / KORH) Worcester Regional Airport

53 miles: Manchester, NH (MHT / KMHT) Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

55 miles: New Bedford, MA (EWB / KEWB) New Bedford Regional Airport

60 miles: Providence, RI (PVD / KPVD) Theodore Francis Green Memorial State Airport

117 miles: Provincetown, MA (PVC / KPVC) Provincetown Municipal Airport

PRICES & PACKAGES

Summer Program

  • Semi-Intensive English Course
  • 20 lessons per week (one 80-minute and two 60-minute in-classroom lessons per day – Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.)
  • Full-board residence accommodation (18 meals per week including breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Friday, breakfast and dinner on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday)
  • Daily afternoon activities (Monday-Friday)
  • Full-day excursion each Sunday
  • Optional evening and Saturday activities/excursions
  • Local transportation and airport transfer
  • All texts and materials
  • Certificate of completion

Winter Program

  • Saturday to Saturday, minimum 2-week stay
  • Semi-Intensive English Course – 20 lessons per week, 50 minutes per lesson
  • Homestay (double occupancy/at least two students per family, 14 meals per week)
  • Airport transfer (included in the transportation fee, valid for Saturday arrivals and departures between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Public transportation pass
  • All texts and materials, Certificate of Completion
  • Daily afternoon activities (Monday-Friday)
  • 1 full-day weekend excursion per week (each Sunday)

Special note: Sunday arrivals will not be able to make-up the missed excursion.

 

Dates

  • January 4, 2017 – February 7, 2017 (Saturday to Saturday minimum 2-week enrollment)
  • June 24, 2017 – August 12, 2017 (Saturday to Saturday, minimum 2-week enrollment)

 

Prices

  • 2-weeks per person: $2830
  • 3-weeks per person: $4035 
  • 4-weeksper person: $5140 

 

Mandatory Transportation fee – $130/person

  • Transportation to/from all daily activities and excursions included in the Junior Program.
  • Airport transportation for arrival flights arriving Saturday between 9am – 9pm and departure flights departing Saturday between 9am – 9pm. For flights arriving/departing before 9am or after 9pm, an out-of-window fee will be charged.

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