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FLS Boston Commons

Boston, United States
Excellent 4.8
School 4.9
Accommodation 4.7
Course 4.7
Free time activities 4.8
Maria
Great school if you want to improve your level of English!

Contemporary centre FLS Boston is located near a park in the centre of the most elity city.

Steeped in history, rich in culture, and home to one of America’s most popular sports teams, Boston has it all. FLS Boston Commons is located right in the heart of downtown and overlooks Boston Common, the city's famous public park and gardens.

Located right in downtown Boston, our center offers a cosmopolitan experience in one of America's premier cities. The center's modern facilities offer students all the tools they need for an exceptional educational experience. Our center overlooks the Boston Common public park and is seated between the campuses of several colleges and universities. Students will enjoy studying in our comfortable student lounge, or taking their textbooks outside for study groups on the expansive Boston Commons lawn.

The home of prestigious and renowned universities such as Harvard, MIT, Boston College and Boston University, Boston hosts the world's largest and most diverse population of college students. As the cultural, business and educational capital of New England, the city boasts such renowned attractions as the Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Marketplace, as well as the President John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

Students will find it easy to take the subway system to all the varied neighborhoods of this fascinating city, including Back Bay, the North End (Boston’s Little Italy), and Chinatown. On the weekends, FLS provides excursions to scenic Cape Cod, historic Salem and Plymouth Plantation and Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains.

Known as America’s Walking City, Boston provides all the excitement of a major city in a compact area that’s easy to get around. You’ll never be bored with all the events and diversions awaiting you in this unique and picturesque city!

Courses

Vacation English TOP CHOICE
From 15 years old 10 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
25 December—5 January

Our Vacation English Program offers basic instruction in the fundamental skills of English in a relaxed context. Develop your fluency while enjoying plenty of time to explore the rich cultural offerings and entertainment attractions available near our language schools.

Our program places an exceptional emphasis on speaking. Students practice speaking skills frequently in class, receiving regular guidance and correction from their instructor.

All Vacation English Program students enjoy these exceptional features:

Nine levels of study from low beginner to high advanced.

Small class sizes of 15 or less, guaranteeing individual attention from your teacher.

Core Class emphasizing the four key language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing

Our exclusive English Everywhere program with weekly Hot Sheets, involving your host family, activity guides and FLS staff in your learning process.

Weekly English tests and individualized progress reports every four weeks.

Language Extension Day (LED) activities once per term, encouraging students to use English in new settings and contexts.

Readers and novels to increase reading comprehension and understanding of American culture (for High Beginner and above).

Access to college computer facilities, libraries and labs at Citrus College, Saddleback College, Tennessee Tech University, Chestnut Hill College, and Saint Peter's University.

Access to numerous free activities and specially priced excursions.

Certificate of Completion upon successful graduation from each level.

Articulation agreements with numerous colleges allowing admission without a TOEFL score based on completion of the designated FLS level.

Personalized counseling and academic assistance.

Accommodation

You can check out other accommodation options on Airbnb. Grab $20 for your first trip!

Homestay (8 reviews)

30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 15
Half board

A homestay is a great way to experience American culture while improving your English ability! All of our centers offer homestay accommodation with American families individually selected by FLS. With your host family you'll learn about American daily life, practice English on a regular basis and participate in many aspects of American culture that visitors often don't get to see.

International Guest House

20 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Half board

Founded in 1985 amongst historic brownstones, IGH sits in Back Bay, one of Boston Proper’s most esteemed areas. For each student’s comfort, International Guest House employs a full time staff member who is availabl e 24-hours per day as well as a night watchman. International Guest House provides wireless high speed Internet access. IGH prides itself on using fresh, quality ingredients and offer a vegetarian option with each meal.

IGH also provides common areas including a study room, TV room, laundry room and a social room for students to enjoy and mingle. Nestled between quaint shops, cafes and some of Boston’s most celebrated attractions — including Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library and the Charles River Esplanade —IGH provides its residents with ample access to a wide variety of activities.

Transfer

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Flights

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Reviews

Russia
4.0
good
Russia
July 2017
Progress:
В1В1+
5.0
perfect

The school is located in the center of Boston, excellent location, close to the metro. The school occupies two floors, rather compact. Responsive staff, you can always ask for help.

Classes are built in such a way that we repeat a lot - it's very effective, I remember literally everything that was in class. In the center of the lesson, it is always worth working out the conversational skills. Teachers in general are all very sociable.

I took a long course, so I changed 2 families - both were goodl, the second family was a little further away. I still communicate with both families! By the way, the school helped me with the move.

The school has an excellent program of activities for the whole week. Most of all I liked that the school organized a trip to the largest animal shelter in Boston!

I liked the school very much! I already miss the school, staff and students.

Thank you, Linguatrip! I wish you that you continue to develop!

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Kazakhstan
August 2017
Progress:
C1C1
5.0
perfect

It is hard to say, but today was my last day at FLS Boston Commons... Of course, everything has an end, but I hate that! Anyway, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger:) I really enjoyed studying here, in Boston. My GRE verbal and vocabulary teachers were some of the best teachers I have ever had. Also I got 3 certificates today: one for successful completion of level 12. Yahoo, I have finally finished upper-intermediate and I can start advanced (actually, I finished advanced in Kazakhstan, but it doesn't count), the second one for demonstrating OUTSTANDING🏼 academic performance and achieving a GPA of over 90% and the last one for perfect attendance Combo! I'm the only person who got 3 certificates out of 3, but it was obvious, who will get it if not me?! I am so modest, ain't I, lol. I would like to thank Linguatrip and Marina Mogilko for everything. Marina, you are the best!

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Russia
Progress:
B2+C1
5.0
perfect

Studying at the Boston school "FLS Boston Commons" brought me a lot of experience in terms of learning English. I lived in a host family in the city of Malden for 2 weeks, which is located near Boston (about 30-40 minutes by public transport). To be honest, before the trip, I was very worried about who I was going to live with - it was my first visit to USA and, especially, the experience of living in a family alien to me. My family treated me very well and was always happy to help me guiding in a new city for me. Special thanks for a well-chosen family for living, for me it was very important!

 At school, I really liked the fact that I could communicate at the level of the English language that I have now, not embarrassed by anyone. Administration and teachers were always happy to help and support with incomprehensible and at first difficult situations for me. I met many people from different cities and countries with whom I communicate til now. Also the location of FLS is excellent, in the heart of Boston, near the metro, which allows you to easily navigate the city and stroll through the beautiful streets in the center.

I want to say a big thank you to Alexey from Lingua Trip, who approached my questions with responsibility!

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Kazakhstan
August 2017
Progress:
C1C1
4.3
very good

The school is average, not too good and not too bad. Firstly, I had 15 hours of core classes per week. But only half of this time is informative, other half is waste of time (probably it depends on teacher). Secondly, my workshop is vocabulary (5 hours per week), the teacher is great (Joe). I insist and recommend to take this course. The only thing I really like here is GRE classes. Verbal and math teachers are wonderful (Jenna and Jessica B.). However, after the first week Jessica quit her job and I had 2 hours of verbal, without math. Finally, talking about host family, the family is okay, they are not Americans, firstly the school sent me Mexican family, then Moroccan. I asked for American family, but my efforts were in vain. I also need to mention that I live in Malden (45-60 minutes from Boston downtown by train+bus). Total rate: 7 out of 10

FLS Boston Commons  (Boston, United States) language school reviews
Russia
June 2017
Progress:
B1B1+
4.5
very good

I had just fond memories from this trip! However, there were some drawbacks. I wasn't lucky with a host family, meal options left much to be desired.

Entertaining programme was great, excursions were held by real students of Boston Universities.

School is OK, but some lessons were boring, we repeated a lot, moreover, there were a lot of Russians.

Big thanks to LinguaTrip!

Costa Rica
Progress:
B1B2
4.5
very good
Latvia
April 2017
Progress:
A2B1
5.0
perfect
Russia
May 2017
5.0
perfect
FLS Boston Commons  (Boston, United States) language school reviews
Russia
October 2016
Progress:
С1С2
5.0
perfect

I chose FLS Boston for GMAT preparation because of good reviews and I liked the school a lot! During my trip I was able to visit Harvard campus which is located not far from Boston. I liked the lessons and now I am busy with admission process.

FLS Boston Commons  (Boston, United States) language school reviews
Norway
Progress:
B2B2
4.7
very good
Russia
June 2014
Progress:
B2C1
4.8
excellent

The location of the school is great, but you can live pretty far away (for me 40 min). I didn't live with Americans, and my "housing mother" didn't live with us, but in another house. . Fortunately I had a really good roommate which made everything better. The classes were really good, I loved the morning class (core class) and the teacher was really good. He made the class fun and interesting. (The best English teacher I have ever had).The school usually charges more for some activities that would be cheaper if you went without the school. If you are not dissatisfied with the course you are taking it is easy to change which is really good. overall I think it was a great experience and I loved the classes, teachers and I got many good friends.

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131 Tremont Street, Suite #400
Boston, MA 02111
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