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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Boston-Newton, MA

777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459
Tel.: 617-244-4448
On the campus of: Mount Ida College
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ELS/Boston - Newton is located on the safe and tranquil campus of Mount Ida College. You can enjoy studying on a traditional college campus just 13 kilometers from downtown Boston. Boston is home to many world-class museums, excellent theaters, trendy shopping spots and restaurants. Cape Cod, the White Mountains, New York City and Montreal are just a few hours away.


  • Private College campus location
  • On Campus Facility Use
  • Safe upscale suburban environment within ½ hour of Boston downtown by train/bus
  • Boston museums and historic and cultural attractions; prestigious universities in the area including Harvard, MIT and Boston University

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 45
Bank 10
Downtown Area 30
Post Office 10
Restaurant(s) 10
Shopping Mall/Outlet 15
Supermarket 10
Bus Stop/Subway 10

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Walking

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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
$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


Malloy Hall - Mount Ida Residence

Malloy Hall(Student Residence (On Campus))

Students are placed in triple rooms and will live in a typical suite style dormitory building with shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include a bed, a dresser, a desk and chair for each resident and a microfridge for each room. Phone, cable and internet connections are available in each room. Students must provide their own computers. Linens are included and self-service machines are available in the same dormitory building for a small fee. Students clean their own rooms during their stay.

Price per Session $1650
Occupancy Triple
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $140
Meals / week or Meal Credit
19 meals per week

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus or train to reach ELS and the campus.

Price per Session $1110
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $140
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Only some classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

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

Mark Schaerf

Mark Schaerf

Center Director

I am from New York City, but came to the Boston area to attend university. I have spent many years living and working overseas, and have taught in South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. I was a teacher at ELS-Riverdale and Boston-Newton before becoming Housing Coordinator and now, Center Director. I enjoy meeting and helping students from all over the world. I am very pleased to work in a warm, friendly environment with my wonderful staff.

Marie Silva

Marie Silva

Academic Director

I have been associated with ELS/Boston since 1988. I first started teaching in the Special Programs Division and then moved into the regular program where I remained as an instructor for 20 years. I have been the Academic Director for our Newton center since 2007. My previous ESL experience came from having lived and taught in corporate programs and private institutions in Brazil.

Kimberly Valenti

Kimberly Valenti

International Student Advisor

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and have lived in Montana and Washington states, then studied and lived in California before moving to Milan, Italy. I taught English in Italy for four years and traveled around Europe before moving to Boston in 2013. I speak Italian and love learning foreign languages and talking about different cultures. Travel is a passion of mine, and I enjoy talking to international students and getting to know more about the people and traditions from all around the world.

Julian Garcia Roberts

Julian Garcia Roberts

Registrar

I arrived in the United States in 1996 from Cuba and started working as the Registrar at ELS in Boston in August 2001. In my country of birth I had accumulated 15 years working in planning, budget control and accounting. I attended the University of Havana for two years pursuing a degree in accounting and more recently 2 semesters at the Rhode Island College in the same major. Although not an educator, I enjoy being part of our students ELS experiences.

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.

Omer Bilgin

November 27, 2013

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I had great experience in Boston-Newton. My teachers are always friendly for me. When I was here, I felt myself as in my second home. I will never forget my friends and my teachers. It was very nice feeling to be here. Thank you for all my teachers, friends and ELS staff.

-Omer Bilgin,Turkey

Maria Camila Restrepo Lopez

November 27, 2013

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My experience at ELS has been amazing because I have improved my English skills. Also, I have met people from different cultures who I share my experiences with. ELS has help me to learn about other cultures. Also, I have the opportunity to share with the native family and learn customs about American culture.

-Maria Camila Restrepo Lopez,Colombia

Hassan Damlakhan

June 24, 2013

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As an international student I had so many concerns before I began college in the USA such as learning English as a second language, passing English proficiency exam, and getting accepted to a college program. Many schools offered me ESL courses and English proficiency exam preparation courses but the best decision I made at that point was joining ELS classes at the Boston-Newton center. From day one to graduation, I found a friendly, committed, knowledgeable staff. Besides teaching the language, they have always made sure that I got the cultural aspect so I could fit into the American community. From my personal experience ELS classes prepared me for my academic success. At ELS I met so many people from all over the world. We got to share our cultures which added a lot to my understanding of the world. After I passed Level 112, I attended Wentworth Institute of Technology to study mechanical engineering. I graduated in May 2013 and will attend graduate school at Northeastern University in the fall. I am grateful to ELS for giving me the skills to realizing my goals, and for the friendships I will always treasure.
-Hassan Damlakhan, Saudi Arabia

Andres Bouza Carballal

April 24, 2012

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The teachers are awesome and they always have great material to teach. The center staff are amazing, very friendly and the activities they organize are very fun.

-Andres Bouza Carballal,Spain

Pilyoung Moon

April 24, 2012

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The ELS Center at Mount Ida College offers a good opportunity for students from a lot of countries. The teachers always help students when they don't understand something or if they have any questions. I recommend coming to ELS Boston-Newton to study. You will be satisfied with everything here!

-Pilyoung Moon,South Korea

Whale Watching Cruise

July 21, 2014


Students took a cruise boat from Boston Harbor out into the ocean to see humpback whales!

Frost Ice Bar

July 21, 2014


Students cool off on a hot summer day at Boston's new bar made entirely of ice!

Frost Ice Bar

July 21, 2014


Students cool off on a hot summer day in downtown Boston's new bar made entirely of ice!

Frost Ice Bar!

July 21, 2014


Students cool off on a hot summer day at Boston's new bar made entirely of ice!!

Summer Ice Cream Party!

July 8, 2014


Students finished classes on a hot day and found JP Licks ice cream waiting for them outside ELS!

New England Aquarium

June 19, 2014


Students spent a day in downtown Boston's famous New England Aquarium!

Red Sox at Fenway Park

June 12, 2014


Our first Red Sox game of the season!

Duck Tour of Boston's Greatest Sights!

June 12, 2014


Students got historical information and a tour of Boston by land and water!

Karaoke Night Out!

June 12, 2014


Students practiced their English singing for Karaoke Night at DoReMi Karaoke in Boston!

Night Out in Boston! Fire + Ice Dinner

April 23, 2014


Students had a blast creating their own dishes and watching the chefs cook it in front of them!

Spring is in the Air - Easter Egg Hunt!

April 17, 2014


Students had a great time hunting for eggs filled with candy, gift cards and fun prizes!!

Bowling at Jillian's!

April 15, 2014


First time bowlers and our more experienced students spent an afternoon bowling at Jillian's near Fenway!

St Patty's Irish Step Dancing!

March 20, 2014


Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, one of our teachers taught students authentic Irish Step Dancing!

Love is in the Air - Valentine's Day!

February 25, 2014


Students decorated cupcakes to eat or take home to their sweethearts! It was fun and delicious for everyone!

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics!

February 25, 2014


Students ended finals with an array of festive, Olympic treats!

Chinese New Year!

February 25, 2014


We celebrated the year of the Horse with a big buffet of food!

Celtics!

February 19, 2014


Although the Celtics aren't doing well this season, our students still had a lot of fun at the game! The atmosphere is electric!

Boston Museum of Science

January 28, 2014


Our students spent a Friday afternoon exploring the Boston Museum of Science. With so many exhibits, you could spend hours here!

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Boston Campus Map

Boston Campus Map

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ELS at Mount Ida College

ELS at Mount Ida College

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Boston ELS Language Center. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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Sample Fall Activity Calendar

Sample Fall Activity Calendar

An example of a Fall activity calendar at ELS Boston-Newton.

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Sample Summer Activity Calendar

Sample Summer Activity Calendar

An example of a Summer activity calendar at ELS Boston-Newton.

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