FLS Boston Commons
- Gain full access to campus facilities: modern athletic facilities, computer labs with Internet access, cafeterias, and libraries
- Student enjoy watching a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park, touring college campuses and visiting the beautiful Boston Common district
- Enjoy living in historic Boston, the “Educational Capital of the United States” and home to over 60 colleges and universities
- About the School
- Founded in 1987, FLS International has grown from a small neighborhood school to a prominent group of six private language centers, including five centers housed on the American university and college campuses of Citrus College, Lock Haven University, MiraCosta College, Oxnard College, and the College of Southern Nevada. In addition to attending classes on-campus, FLS students also gain full access to campus facilities, including modern athletic facilities, computer labs with Internet access, libraries, and language labs. Learning from highly-qualified, native speaking instructors, students study from a well-developed curriculum designed to hone their English skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. To complement their ‘core class’ study, students also select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their individual interests, such as American Culture, Life Skills, TOEFL Preparation, Business English, and Composition. As part of the IEP curriculum, FLS regularly organizes exciting social and cultural activities for students to practice their newly-acquired English skills while visiting dozens of local, popular attractions. FLS International is a proud member of EnglishUSA, the American Association of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
Type : Private English School
Establishment : 1987
Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA, ACCET
Enrollment : 200
Average Class Size : 10
Student Adviser : AvailableAirport Pickup : Available from School
Internet Access : On-Campus
Tuition : High
Activities : Frequently Available
Location : Urban
Transportation : Train, subway, bus, taxi
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- Student Countries of Origin
- FLS Boston Commons has hosted hundreds of students from around the world. The majority of students have come to FLS from Asia, including Japan (15%), Korea (10%), and Taiwan (10%). Students also come from Latin America (15%), Europe (15%), and other countries worldwide.
- Faculty Qualifications
- FLS instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of FLS instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
- FLS, Boston Commons provides students with the opportunity to live in an off-campus residence or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. LSI also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience the local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
- Surrounding Area
- The FLS International Boston Commons Center is located in the area known as Boston Common in downtown Boston, nearby the dynamic Theatre and Financial Districts and a short walk from the city’s subway, bus and train stations. As the capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston is one of the most historic cities in the United States. Nicknamed the “City on a Hill” or most famously “Beantown,” Boston was founded in 1630 by its original Native American inhabitants and is now home to an estimated 570,000 Bostonians. Widely recognized as being America’s greatest college town, Boston is often called the Athens of America as it is dubbed the nation's educational capital that houses more than 60 colleges and universities in the area, creating an atmosphere rich with artistic, social and intellectual opportunities. Many consider Boston a highly cultured city, perhaps due to its intellectual reputation, and is home to such renowned performing arts groups as the Boston Ballet, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Lyric Opera Company and the Handel and Haydn Society, the oldest choral company in the United States. Sports enthusiasts do not have a problem in finding a team to cheer for in Boston, a city home to dedicated fans that are serious about their sports teams, including the Boston Celtics (NBA basketball), the New England Patriots (NFL football), the Boston Bruins (NHL hockey), the New England Revolution (soccer) and the historic, much beloved 2004 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox. There are countless opportunities for Boston residents to enjoy easy weekend getaways along the East Coast, whether it is to go sightseeing in Providence, New York City or Montréal, feast on lobster in Maine, hike New Hampshire's White Mountains or explore the magnificent beaches of Cape Cod.
- Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
- FLS can help students get conditionally accepted to many schools before beginning the FLS program. Also, no TOEFL exam is required at many schools for FLS graduates.
Intensive English Program
- About This Course
- The Intensive English Program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in the Program receive 25 hours of classroom instruction per week.
The IEP is offered at 18 levels of instruction, from Beginning to College Preparatory. Upon their arrival at the IEP, students take an English proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each level, an FLS progress report is issued to each student to help evaluate both their strengths and weaknesses.
All levels of instruction are designed to hone students’ academic skills in the fundamental areas of English speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Elective courses are also part of the curriculum, allowing students to study topics pertinent to their interests while building their core language skills. Attending 6 elective lessons each week, students study topics including American Culture, TOEFL Preparation, Life Skills, Business English, and Composition. Outside of the classroom, student advisors are on-hand to assist students in making a healthy adjustment to the United States, as well as to help students with every step of the college application process, from finding the right school to completing the application.
As part of the IEP curriculum, FLS regularly organizes exciting social and cultural activities for students to practice their newly-acquired English skills while visiting dozens of local, popular attractions. These organized activities offer great opportunities for students to acquire educational and cultural enrichment and enjoy themselves as they tour famous museums, enjoy the theater, dine at lively restaurants, and experience the excitement of amusement parks.
Classroom sizes range from 8 to 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
- Course Data
CLASS SIZE: 8 -12 Students CLASS LEVELS: 18 Levels COURSE LENGTH: 4-52 Weeks MINIMUM AGE: 15 Years Old REQUIREMENT: N/A VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request HOUSING: Homestay
Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
- APPLICATION FEE
- TUITION FEE (2019)
4-11 WEEKS US$ 450 per week 12-23 WEEKS US$ 425 per week 24-31 WEEKS US$ 400 per week 32+ WEEKS US$ 380 per week
- US$ 200
- HOUSING FEE
LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE 4-52 WEEKS US$ 250-300 Per Week Not Available US$ 475 Per Week
- Airport Pickup Service
- US$ 130 (Boston Logan Airport)
- Health Insurance
- US$ 35 per week
- Remarks / Other Information
- United States Boston, Massachusetts
FLS International, Boston Commons
131 Tremont Street, 4th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02111 U.S.A.
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