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Boston

Boston is one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the USA. A unique waterfront city that you’ll fall in love with the very first time you visit. Filled with historical sights, a plethora of museums, sports fan-fare and lively marketplaces, your inner culture vulture is waiting to be unleashed in Boston. Boston is home to over 50 colleges and universities and has a strong tradition of learning. With world-ranked universities such as MIT, Harvard and Boston College, it is an education destination in America. The city is popular with students from all over the world who are met with a warm welcome to this beautiful and friendly city.

Top 5 things to see in Boston

  • The Freedom Trail

    The Freedom Trail

  • Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox)

    Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox)

  • Harvard University

    Harvard University

  • Boston Common

    Boston Common

  • Whale watching

    Whale watching

The School

Over 250,000 students from all over the world help give Boston the title of 'America's College Town' and with Harvard and MIT close by it’s easy to see why. Stafford House Boston's central downtown school is just moments from the green space of Boston Common, historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and even Macy’s which is over the road. Our ultra-modern school includes all the facilities you need for that all American adventure.

Capacity
240
Classrooms
15
Student Computers
15
Lessons
45 minutes long
Students in class
Average 11 (max 15)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • 65 " Interactive screens

Accommodation

Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.

Stafford House Student Residence

Offering you more space to yourself, our student residence provides the chance to live more independently within Stafford House student community, with like-minded people from all over the world.
Just steps away from neighborhood restaurants and shops, the location of West Roxbury residence provides our students a safe and suburban environment with easy access to our school and downtown Boston.

WEST ROXBURY STUDENT RESIDENCE
 

Boston Homestay

Students opting for a more family-oriented and cultural experience can choose a Homestay in the metro-Boston area. This provides an opportunity for a student to practice their English throughout the evening with their American families, and will help them to avoid speaking their native languages with other students.

BOSTON HOMESTAY

ESL Townhouse

Situated in the Fenway park area, these apartments are located directly across the street from a beautiful park with a river and sports facilities. There are many shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance.

The apartments have 2 bedrooms and are shared between 2 to 3 people. Sharing with other students allows you to practice your English and meet people from around the world.

ESL TOWNHOUSE

International Guest House

Located In Back Bay; Boston’s most stylish neighborhood. 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 — International Guest House provides its guests with ample access to a wide variety of activities.

This is Boston’s best area for nightlife.

International Guest House

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Meet our team

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Ece Gurler

    Student Services Manager

    Hi Everyone! As the Student Services Manager, I'm in charge of helping you get the best experience possible at our school. As a previous international student myself, I know that it can be challenging to live and study in a foreign country. Please feel free to come and talk to me at any time about your VISA, status, transfer, refund or vacation questions. I love to travel, walk around Boston in summer, sip my morning coffee while working and reading books about psychology. I can recommend places to go in Boston, just come and talk to me. Welcome to the best city in the USA!

  • Emily Resnevic

    University Counselor              

    I have taught English to students of all levels both in Prague, Czech Republic and here, my favorite American city - Boston! I studied Creative Non-Fiction Writing at Emerson College and also work as a reporter here in Boston. I love to help students with their writing and making class a fun and productive atmosphere of growth.

  • Ishmael Johnson

    Director of Studies                             

    I began my career in education at an early age; drawn in by a childhood dream to become a university professor. My experience working as an Instructional Assistant in a Sylvan Learning Center prior to attending university enabled an easy transition to the position of Peer Mentor in the Student Services Department of my university. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Philosophy and Russian Area Studies, I applied myself to the greatest opportunity I believe available to our generation: the teaching of English as a Second or Foreign language. My love for the City of Boston and its atmosphere of education nourishes my desire to become a better teacher and administator; allowing for the continued and extraordinary success of every student in our hallways.

  • Kimberly Pepper

    Assistant Director of Studies

    Hello Everyone! My name is Kim. I am from Winthrop, Massachusetts. For the last 6 years I have been living and teaching English in South Korea. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. If you have any questions, or you just want to chat, please feel free to come up to me at any time!

  • Maiara Pires Bastos

    Residential Assistant

  • Michael Hernandez

    Activities Coordinator

    I love to travel and eat good food! I teach level 2 and I'm also the Activities Coordinator. That means I get the privilege of showing you around this historical and cutting-edge city. Ask me if you have any questions about Boston or about your courses and I'll try to help you out! See you around the school.

  • Noel Radcliffe-Marrs

    Center Director

    Hello and welcome to the Stafford House family! My name is Noel and I am the Center Director here. My only objective is to make sure that you have an incredible experience at our school. My team and I know how important English is to your future success in life and I promise that we will do everything possible to help you achieve your goals. My door is always open, so please come and visit my office any time!

  • Shaina Bryant

    Student Services Advisor

    As your Student Services Advisor and DSO I can assist you with updating your course bookings, entering your well deserved vacations, and answering any questions regarding F1 visas.

  • Stella Mazzola

    Interim Assistant Director of Studies

    Welcome to Stafford House! My name is Stella! If you have any questions please feel free to come see me at any time!

 
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Social Programme

Speak English as much as possible - including at break time, lunch time, in the evening and at weekends! There are social activities arranged every week, an opportunity to make friends and practise your speaking skills.

  • MON

    23

    JUL 2018

    MIT Campus Tour

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    MIT Campus Tour

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House Lobby

    Why go? Check out the MIT campus and learn more about the academic aspects of the University as well as its buildings!

  • TUE

    24

    JUL 2018

    Clover Food Labs

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    Clover Food Labs

    Time: 2:00 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Sample food from this local restaurant and learn how they run their business. Recommended for business students and foodies.

  • WED

    25

    JUL 2018

    Yoga

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    Yoga

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: $10.00

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Yoga is a great way to exercise and relax at the same time. A professional yoga instructor will be coming to the school to teach a one hour class!

  • THU

    26

    JUL 2018

    Ether Dome

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    Ether Dome

    Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Learn about the history of medicine in Boston. Get a guided tour of the Ether Dome, the place ether, a general anesthetic, was first used in surgery.

  • FRI

    27

    JUL 2018

    Soccer Tournament

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    Soccer Tournament

    Time: After Culture Day | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Create a team and compete in this tournament or come and cheer on your friends! Don't forget to sign up on your portal!

  • SAT

    28

    JUL 2018

    Six Flags

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    Six Flags

    Time: 8.30AM | Price: $89

    Meeting point: 700 Boylston Street

    Why go? Get a pass for more than 45 rides as well as transportation to one of the most popular parks in the USA! Sign up on time because tickets sell fast!

  • SUN

    29

    JUL 2018

    Flea Market

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    Flea Market

    Time: 11:00AM-5:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: University Park, 91 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Why go? Antique dealers, artists and designers, food vendors, a beer garden, and much more!

  • MON

    30

    JUL 2018

    Photography Workshop

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    Photography Workshop

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School Lobby

    Why go? Learn the basics of photography and how to use a camera with Kevin!

  • TUE

    31

    JUL 2018

    Public Garden Tour

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    Public Garden Tour

    Time: 3:30PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Explore the public garden with a professional tour guide. Learn about the famous statues and large variety of trees and plants.

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Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 5 Nationalities

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Brazilian
  • Colombian
  • Italian
  • Chinese

Meet our students

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Ana

    Ana

    Panama

    The staff and teachers were very helpful and nice. You made my days very easy and fun!

  • Carolina

    Carolina

    Colombia

    There was so much to enjoy about studying here - the teachers and people who work here who are really fun, there are a lot of activities – skiing was my favourite. Our teachers are very good at knowing exactly where we needed to grow, in what areas we might have doubts or specific questions and in getting us to speak in English without realising we were speaking. The location here in Boston is perfect because you can go anywhere as you’re right in the centre of the city.

  • Johanne

    Johanne

    Gabon

    It is a great location, because after class you can just cross the street and go do something in downtown. It’s a great environment for learning, you have the possibility to see native Bostonians living and working, Boston is a very comfortable city. I live in homestay with other students, we all go out to eat together - the students and the family – we travel to school on the subway together and often do our activities after school together.

  • Sofya

    Sofya

    Russia

    I would recommend this school to my friends. I love everything about the school, I love how the teachers teach, they explain everything and if I don’t understand they will explain it until I understand, all the people are friendly. I love this school so much. I will take TOEFL when I’m finished studying here, I will go to Virginia to study in university. The course has helped me with my future goals; you can’t go to university and not speak English!

    The school is great – I enjoy the classes and we have a nice student lounge and cafe where we can spend time with our friends, have lunch, watch TV! I enjoy exploring the city and find interesting hidden galleries, shops and pubs.

 
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Our Courses

We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning.

Morning
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.40-12.10 CORE COURSE

The Standard programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus one module. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated one afternoon module class
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.40-12.10 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.50-14.50                                                        MODULE 2 FREE AFTERNOON

The Intensive programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.40-12.10 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
12.40-13.40                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
13.50-14.50                                                        MODULE 2

The Super Intensive programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus three modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated three afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.40-12.10 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
12.40-13.40                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
13.50-14.50                                                        MODULE 2
                                                         BREAK
15.00-16.00                                                        MODULE 3

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