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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Boston-Downtown, MA

125 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Tel.: (617) 574-4820
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)

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ELS/Boston - Downtown is located on Tremont Street, at the crossroads of Beacon Hill and Downtown Crossing. The Boston Commons, Government Center, Theater District and Chinatown are all within walking distance from the Center. The Center is also close to Boston’s Back Bay area – rich with many major universities, restaurants, museums, shopping and other tourist attractions.


  • In the middle of downtown Boston
  • Boston's excellent public transportation
  • Boston's cultural events & professional sports
  • Close enough to Cape Cod beaches for weekend trips

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 12 to 30
Bank 5
Downtown Area 1
Post Office 15
Restaurant(s) 1
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5 to 10
Supermarket 10 to 25
Bus Stop/Subway 1

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Walking

Bike

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Bus

Train


Electricity

110V 60KHz.
Electric Plug Details

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Programs available at this location

2014 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2014 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT

Achieve your goals by preparing for the TOEFL® iBT with ELS!

2014 Cost Per Session
$2040 USD

English for Executives

Group and One-to-One Instruction


Super Intensive English Program

One-to-One instruction


Super Intensive Plus

One-to-One Instruction


View of ESL Townhouse ESL Townhouse, 81 Park Drive, Boston 20 minutes from school. Fall View Towards ESL Townhouse from Museum of Fine Arts ESL Townhouse Two person room Desk, drawer set, and free wifi for each student Private bathroom Private kitchen with all supplies

ESL Townhouse(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Each room contains individual bed, desk, large bureau, linens, closet. A full kitchen for each 2 or 3 students. Great shopping and restaurants minutes away. Recreational fields and nature preserve across from dormitory. 10 minute walk to Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Fenway Park for Boston Red Sox. Also short walk to Newbury St. shopping district and Boston Symphony Hall. Many of Boston's top universities and hospitals surround this Dorm. This is the heart of Boston.

Price per Session $1450
Occupancy Double, Double - ELS students will be housed in one-bedroom suites. Each bedroom has two beds, double occupancy. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and full bath.
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $95
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included.

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus, subway or bicycle to reach ELS/Boston-Downtown.

Price per Session $1210
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $95
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

The staff at ELS Boston Downtown the Swan Boats are out and running for the rest of the summer! This is our building in historic Downtown Boston. The Massachusetts State House- right up the street! our NEW Event Wall! Introducing our new College of the Week! Every Friday, we will Change this board to promote a new college or university to attend after their studies here at ELS Boston Downtown. Fall View Towards Back Bay Bus Stop One Block Away Rose Garden Across the Street Museum of Fine Arts Across the Park Students working together with teacher supervising Students working in Computer Lab on individual programs Quincy Market Boston Common on Memorial Day Greenway and Customs Tower from Rowes Wharf view from the summer terrace in Boston Common Greenway and Customs Tower from Haymarket Boston Common Boston Garden in the Summer time George Washington statue supporting Boston sports The famed Newbury street
  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Kaitlin Farris

Kaitlin Farris

Center Director

I want to welcome you to the most exciting location for studying English in the U.S.A. ELS Boston Downtown is situated among the best universities in the world. It is truly a city of students! Boston is home to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and so many more. In addition to its rich academic culture, Boston is a city full of history. Just outside our door one can follow the steps of the freedom trail, visit the home of Paul Revere and hear the stories of the American Revolution!

As the Center Director here in Boston, I want to welcome you to our wonderful school and city. I hold a Bachelors degree in Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, and I have found my true passion in the field of international education. After studying abroad myself, I know first hand the challenges and opportunities that lie in this experience. I look forward to meeting each and every student that choose to study at our institution, and the team of superb instructors and staff that we have here will help your students succeed in learning English and reaching their personal goals.

Shayla Reid

Shayla Reid

Academic Director

Shayla Reid grew up in Cambridge, MA. She attended Lesley University for undergraduate school and obtained a B.S. in Counseling Psychology and Human Services. After graduating from college, Shayla wanted to learn more about the world. She began her journey in international education by moving to Tokyo, Japan. She lived in Japan for one year and taught English to men, women, and children. Next, she joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, she began the first women support group in her village. After having the experience of teaching abroad, Shayla wanted to bring all the knowledge and skills she learned into the community in which she grew up. She attended Lesley University and obtained a Masters Degree in Education and worked for Boston Public Schools for three years. Shayla is excels working as the Academic Director at ELS. She hopes to assist students to achieve their goals.

Miriam Evangelista

Miriam Evangelista

International Student Advisor

Miriam Evangelista was born and raised in Italy. She has studied abroad many times and has traveled to over 20 countries. Her passion for travel and international education led her to join ELS Language Centers in Boston where she is responsible for advising students from all over the world and assisting them with VISA requirements.
Her position at ELS is a continuation of her interest in language facilitation and cultural exchange and a good use of her previous experience in teaching and school admissions.
Miriam holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economics from Bocconi University and a Master Degree in International Relations from Boston University

Chao Lu

Chao Lu

Registrar

Mr. Chao J. Lu is the
Registrar at ELS Boston Center. As an immigrant, he came to the US when he was
nineteen. He went from the ESL language courses to university studies, and
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of
Massachusetts Boston. He has background
in both Chinese and American Culture, and also understands the demands of
international students. He has seven years accounting experience in business
that help him to achieve his goals, and he is a Candidate for Certified Public
Accountant Certification at the present time.

Camilo Valencia

Camilo Valencia

Homestay Coordinator

I’m originally from Medellin, Colombia. I studied International business and taught Business English during my university years. I am the Homestay Coordinator and I look forward to providing students with the best “living the American lifestyle” experience by matching them with wonderful hosts during their studies at ELS-Boston. I enjoy having friends all over the world and in my spare time I like to play Ultimate Frisbee.

Andrea and Valeria

July 11, 2014

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We have been at ELS for 3 months and we really enjoy being here because we have made a lot of friends from different countries. The teachers at ELS are the best! They are extremely friendly and they are always available to help students. The school is located in an excellent spot because it's surrounded by shops and restaurants and it is right across the street from the Boston Commons, which is a beautiful park to visit. This has been an unique experience and we are very grateful for the memories that ELS has created in our hearts!

-Andrea and Valeria,Venezuela

Atthawit

July 11, 2014

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My name is Yo and I come from Thailand. I have been at ELS since March and I am very proud of myself because I have improved my English skills since I started. Everyday I come here and I always learn something new from my teachers and my classmates. Beside this, I always have a good time with the friends I made here and I have learned a lot about their cultures. This is a great experience that I wish everyone to have! Also, if you are trying to go to university, ELS will help you because it has more than 600 partner schools. My experience here is unforgettable!

-Atthawit,Thailand

Yenifer

July 9, 2014

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“I came to Boston to learn English. I chose ELS Boston-Downtown and it really exceeded my expectations! It provided me with all the tools to improve my English and the people who work there are always in a good mood and ready to help you. I love ELS because it gave me the opportunity to learn English in a short time. If you want to study English, I recommend you ELS … I am sure you will keep it in your heart for the rest of your life! “

-Yenifer,Venezuela

Badr

July 9, 2014

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“ Hello, my name is Badr and I am a student at ELS Boston-Downtown. ELS is really the best school I have ever studied at! I would like to share my journey at ELS … First of all, the teachers are amazing and they helped me a lot. Second, the people who study at ELS are very friendly. Third,the location of the school is great, right in the heart of Boston. Finally,don’t waste your time applying to other schools! ELS is the best! “

-Badr,Saudi Arabia

Maho

July 9, 2014

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Hello, I am Maho. I am from Japan and I have been in ELS Boston Downtown for 4 months. I like the location of the school because it's near shops, restaurants and museums! Also, at school we have many academic classes that will help us to go to university. All the teachers are helpful, friendly and flexible. I really enjoy my time at ELS and the friendships I made here!

-Maho,Japan

ELS Students Speak from Boston-Downtown: 101- graduation

November 13, 2013

ELS Students Speak about Boston-Downtown

November 13, 2013

Toshihiro

June 24, 2013

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I had a great experience in ELS Boston Downtown. What was the most impressive for me is the size of a class. Compared to Japan, the size is much smaller, there are only about 10 students in class. So, students can easily make a friend with another person and enjoy cultural interaction. I am very happy to come here and expand my world. These experiences are really precious for my life.

-Toshihiro,Japan

Yasser

June 24, 2013

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While here I have improved my academic English, I have learned more about other cultures and I have had a wonderful time in ELS Boston Downtown.

-Yasser,Saudi Arabia

Ilya

June 24, 2013

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I used to be a student in Boston Downtown for 5 sessions. I find the reading-writing course especially helpful since I had to take two Expository writing classes in college and it was a relatively easy experience for me compared to the other foreign students. I two 4.0's in my grade report and ELS made it easier to get those.

-Ilya,Russia

Students Speak: Aymara from ELS/Boston-Downtown

June 13, 2013

Students Speak: Gulsah from ELS/Boston-Downtown

June 13, 2013

Trip to Old Orchard Beach

October 3, 2014


One last trip to the beach before saying goodbye to summer! We even took a surfing class ... it was so much fun!

*Trip to Old Orchard Beach

October 3, 2014


One last chance to enjoy beach, sun and fun by the ocean before saying goodbye to summer! We even took a surfing class! It was so much fun

An afternoon at Nespresso

September 25, 2014


We had a blast making drinks at the Nespresso coffee shop!

Nespresso!

September 25, 2014


We had a blast making drinks at the Nespresso coffee shop!

Trip to Martha's Vineyard

September 11, 2014


What a better way to say goodbye to summer? A fun filled weekend in the heart of Cape Cod: sun, seafood and a great company!

Summer Cruise Party!

August 26, 2014


A great night filled with music on the notes of African musician Mamadou!

Tour of Harvard University!

August 11, 2014


A nice Friday afternoon touring the campus of the most prestigious University in the United States!

Eid Mubarak - part2

August 8, 2014


Celebrating Eid Mubarak once again with homemade food by teacher Tamer and family!

Eid Mubarak

July 29, 2014


Celebrating the end of Ramadan with food, music and togetherness!

Inventions 2014 at MIT Museum

July 29, 2014


We checked out projects and inventions by MIT students in this great exhibit at the MIT Museum

Taking a break from the sun

July 16, 2014

ELS Boston's Academic Director - Mike, taking a break with a student.

Weekend in Provincetown!

July 14, 2014


What a better way to spend the weekend than in Cape Cod? The beach, the sun and great company made this trip so much fun!!

Red Sox!!

July 7, 2014


Cheering for the Red Sox

Cirque de Soleil

July 7, 2014


What a magic night at Cirque de Soleil! Acrobats, trapeze acts and so much more!!

Graduation

June 30, 2014


Congratulations to all the students graduating today! You all make us proud!

End of Classes Party!

June 30, 2014


Great food and great music to celebrate the end of session with teacher Lauren! All her students had so much fun!!

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ELS at Boston-Downtown

ELS at Boston-Downtown

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Boston-Downtown ELS Language Center.

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Student Activity Calendar 11B

Student Activity Calendar 11B

Take a peek at our upcoming events for session 11!

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