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Boston Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at Tufts University, Boston

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Welcome to Boston! Our centre is located on the beautiful campus of the prestigious Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts only 20 minutes from downtown historic Boston.
Fantastic campus facilities include a modern sports hall, indoor swimming pool and running track with a recreational field, outdoor space and spacious residence halls. The beautiful villages of New England, dramatic coastlines, popular beaches and the attractions of Boston are all within easy reach.

Key Facts:

Price: $1,590 per week (price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board)

Day Programme: $640 per week 

Location: Boston

Dates: 25 June - 30 July

Ages: 11 – 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group leader)

Accommodation: Single,Double,Triple standard rooms
Sample Excursions: Charles River Walk, Newport - Rhode Island and Scusset Beach

Day programme available: Always starting on a Monday including tuition, activities and lunch. No accommodation included. Contact us for more information.

 


✓ Standard single, twin and triple rooms with shared bathroom

✓ Traditional US college dormitory layout

✓ All rooms are furnished with a wardrobe, desk and chair

✓ Air conditioning in all rooms

✓ Laundry available in each residence building

✓ Towels provided

✓ Meals are served in a large self-service canteen

✓ Communal facilities and bathrooms are cleaned daily

✓ Wi-Fi throughout

Activities and excursions are scheduled every afternoon and evening, with full-day excursions at the weekend. All activities are designed to continue the learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Activities
Sports: With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Drama and performance activities, such as drama workshops and scavenger hunts.

Evening activities: such as karaoke, talent show, and team games.

Half-day trips: 
Our students get to explore exciting places in and around Boston such as Harvard University, MIT University, the New England Aquarium and Massachusetts State House.

Full-Day Excursions*
Newport, Rhode Island: Visit this historic city by the sea with great shops, incredible mansions and colonial architecture.

Scusset Beach: nice sandy beach with crystal clear water

Charles River Walk: View the Boston skyline from the Charles River and visit the Museum of Science.

Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market:
Students go shopping at this historic market place including a visit to Downtown Crossing and Chinatown.

Old and New Boston: A visit to the USS Constitution Ship and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Fenway Park: The home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Also includes a visit to Boston Public Library, Copley Square and the Prudential Building.

*Students will need to purchase a Charlie Card for $21.25 which will cover all transportation and excursions for the week.

The classroom is at the heart of your Boston Junior English Course. English Lessons are student-centred and encourage the development of relevant language skills.

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week each morning
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Classrooms are standard style
  • Classrooms are located at Tufts University campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report

Meals:

Meals served in a large self-service canteen in Dewick-McPhie Dining Hall.

Breakfast

Cooked and continental which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee, toast, cereal, fruit.

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
Packed lunches (provided at weekend): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

Evening Meal

Three courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.

Snacks

Vending machines located in the residence buildings for drinks and confectionery.

 

Classrooms: Standard classrooms located on campus.

Sports Facilities: Baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and outdoor areas for games and activities.

Common Room: Shared common area in each flat.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi throughout the campus and in bedrooms.

Travel times to nearest airports

(BOS) Logan International Airport 30 mins

 

 Local public transport services

College Ave / Dearborn Road bus stop 1 min walk
West Medford subway station 30 mins walk

Each 14-night stay will include 5 half-day excursions to exciting places around Boston such as Harvard University, Massachusetts State House, MIT University and New England Aquarium. It will also include 2 full-day excursions to Charles River, Scusset Beach and Newport Rhode Island. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
Student may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.
Students will need to purchase a Charlie Card for $21.25 which will cover all transportation and excursions for the week.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

 

Week 1 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY  
Morning Arrivals Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full day trip Charles River Walk and Museum of Science  
Afternoon On-site games or shopping day or Optional trip to
NYC
Davis Square
Scavenger Hunt
Walk the Freedom
Trail
Visit Harvard
University
Visit Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown - Shopping and History - Boston by Night! Exploring the North End/ Sports Museum  
Evening Sports Tournament Welcome Party! US Sports / Optional Bowling / Tennis Competition Tie Dye Tee Shirt
Night
Graduation Party Casino night/ 4th celebration  

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