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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!

  • Erin Gray

    University Counselor

    Hello everyone! I have recently returned to my hometown after teaching English in Busan, South Korea. I really enjoy teaching ESL because it allows me to learn about different cultures. If I am not teaching I am probably watching movies, doing things outside, or planning/ embarking on a trip. I look forward to learning more about everyone!

  • Kimberly Pepper

    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!

  • Melina Merino-Nieves

    Assistant Director of Studies

    Hello! My name is Melina. I am originally from Puerto Rico but I have been living in Boston for almost 20 years. Teaching is my passion because, like you, I had to learn English as a second language and I know how difficult that can be! That is why I love keeping a positive and enthusiastic attitude in my classroom where my students can learn while having fun! If you have any questions, I am always here to help!

  • 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.

  • Stephanie Brandao Carvalho

    Housing Supervisor

    Dear Students, Welcome to Stafford House! If you have any questions or concerns about housing while you are here in Boston, please come see me.You can find me at the front desk. I look forward to getting to know each of you and assisting you in anyway I can!

 
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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.

  • SAT

    17

    NOV 2018

    Portland

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    Portland

    Time: 10:00AM | Price: $199

    Meeting point: 700 Boylston Street, Boston

    Why go? Visit this little city in Maine and have some fun exploring New England in the fall!

  • SUN

    18

    NOV 2018

    Friendsgiving

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    Friendsgiving

    Time: 12:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Aeronaut Brewing Company

    Why go? Bring your friends and your food to Aeronaut for a friendsgiving. Live music and 12 beers on tap.

  • MON

    19

    NOV 2018

    Game Day

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    Game Day

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Student Lounge

    Why go? Play games with students and staff!

  • TUE

    20

    NOV 2018

    Volunteering

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    Volunteering

    Time: 3:15 PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House Front Desk

    Why go? The Volunteers are needed to help prepare, setup and serve meals, wash dishes and clean up after meals.

  • WED

    21

    NOV 2018

    Thanksgiving Potluck

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    Thanksgiving Potluck

    Time: 12.30PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? Bring home made food to share and your appetite, because we're having a potluck. Enjoy dishes from all over the world and celebrate Thanksgiving!

  • THU

    22

    NOV 2018

    Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving

    Time: All Day | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Home

    Why go? No school! Enjoy Thanksgiving and experience this unique holiday!

  • FRI

    23

    NOV 2018

    Black Friday

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    Black Friday

    Time: All Day | Price: Varies

    Meeting point: Home

    Why go? Get your Christmas shopping done and enjoy amazing discounts in all the stores on Black Friday! Uniquely American and definitely a little crazy!

  • SAT

    24

    NOV 2018

    Wrentham Outlets

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    Wrentham Outlets

    Time: 10AM | Price: $35

    Meeting point: 700 Boylston Street

    Why go? Go Christmas shopping at these wonderful outlets and get great discounts on all your presents!

  • SUN

    25

    NOV 2018

    Somerville Walking Tour

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    Somerville Walking Tour

    Time: All Day | Price: $25

    Meeting point: Davis Square - Statue Park 25 Davis Square

    Why go? Learn about the transformation of this town near Boston from a tough neighborhood to one of the trendiest areas. Book online www.townietoursboston.com

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    26

    NOV 2018

    Treasure Hunt

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    Treasure Hunt

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House lounge

    Why go? Do you want to practice your English? Do you want to learn more about Boston? Then join our treasure hunt!

  • TUE

    27

    NOV 2018

    Ice skating

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    Ice skating

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: $18 including skates

    Meeting point: Stafford House Lobby

    Why go? Go ice skating with your friends on the Frog Pond in Boston Common! Admission is $6 and you can stay as long as you like!

  • WED

    28

    NOV 2018

    Omni Movie Pandas

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    Omni Movie Pandas

    Time: 3:00PM | Price: $10

    Meeting point: Stafford House

    Why go? This new IMAX film will change how you think about pandas. Beautiful imagery and amazing sound make you feel as if you are in the forests of China.

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    29

    NOV 2018

    Figure Skating Show

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    Figure Skating Show

    Time: 4.30PM | Price: Free

    Meeting point: Stafford House Lobby

    Why go? Come to the Frog Pond for a free ice skating spectacle and join the Mayor for the Boston Common Tree Lighting ceremony!

  • FRI

    30

    NOV 2018

    Beer Tour

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    Beer Tour

    Time: 1:00PM | Price: Varies

    Meeting point: Stafford house

    Why go? Join Noel, our Center Director, for a tour of some of the best breweries in Boston.

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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 10 Nationalities

  • Brazilian
  • Chinese
  • Colombian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Taiwanese
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Venezuelan

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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