* 196 Harvard Ave. #02, Boston, MA 02134 *

ESL Teen Cultural

Cultural winter and summer English programs are designed for young students wishing to improve conversational skills while enjoying Boston.

The perfect vacation program for teenagers (ages 13-17):
Our cultural summer and winter programs mix serious learning, culture, and fun. Students have 12 hours of English classes per week. On your first day, you will take a placement test and undergo an interview with an instructor to be placed in one of our 12 ESL levels. Then you participate in an orientation to learn about the program activities. You will also be enrolled in your grammar, reading, writing, conversation, vocabulary, listening, and pronunciation courses. This personalized placement combined with our flexible schedule and small classes ensures that you can take full advantage of your class time spent at Approach.


Cultural and Educational Activities:
Students enjoy a great cultural experience visiting famous Boston sights and participating in university tours, as well as shopping and eating out. Some of the sites you can see are: Public Garden, Beacon Hill, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North End, Harvard Square, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science, JFK Presidential Library, Harvard University, MIT and Boston University.


Parties and Culture Nights:
Program coordinators organize and host welcome and farewell parties at the beginning and the end of the program. These parties, along with less formal gatherings like picnics and barbecues, enable students, staff, teachers, and host families to get to know each other in informal settings. Students share cultural characteristics of their countries with fellow students from around the world at the Teen Culture nights. These fun and informative evenings take place in the host families' houses and include games and dinner.


Outdoor Events:
Approach offers an exciting schedule of sports and recreational activities for all of its students. These include soccer and canoeing, as well as outdoor concerts along Boston's famous Esplanade during the summer and skiing or snow tubing during the winter.


Approach arranges housing with an American family, giving the international student an affordable option and an excellent opportunity to practice English while learning about American culture. Our homes are carefully screened and selected. We provide the student with a shared room in a home near the school or accessible by public transportation.


Acceptance Requirements:
All participants must be 13 years of age or older. Students must submit the application form and tuition deposit at least four weeks in advance.


Personal spending money:
Approach recommends its prospective students bring $500.00 to be spent per month on extra meals and personal needs.


Program Highlights:

  • Open to students ages 13-17
  • 3 weeks from 10:00AM to 6:00PM including Saturdays and Sundays
  • 12 lessons per week of 50 minutes each, given at Approach
  • 12 activity hours per week
  • Tickets to all cultural, educational and recreational Activities and Excursions
  • Double or triple room accommodation with a host family or in a 
    dormitory including 14 meals per week (breakfast and dinner everyday)
  • Transportation to the family or dorm upon arrival at Boston's Logan Airport 
    and back to the airport upon departure
  • Transportation back to the host family or dormitory from activities 
    scheduled to finish after 8pm
  • Certified instructors
  • Small class sizes: 4 to 12 students per class
  • Audio, video, and computer lab with free, unlimited access
    to Internet and e-mail
  • Student ID
  • Official school certificate and transcript upon completion 
    of your course
  • Great location: only minutes away from downtown Boston 
    and easily reached by public transportation
  • Affordable prices
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196 Harvard Ave. #2,
Boston, MA 02134 - USA

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