Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute have provided instruction and translation services in more than 140 languages, including English as a Second Language, to over 76,000 students, including corporate and governmental clients. Since 2000, the Institute’s internationally recognized TEFL Certificate Program has trained over 2400 English teachers, many of whom now form a world-wide network in over 30 countries, including the United States. The Wall Street Journal has lauded this program as “one of the better known programs in the country.”
At any one time, we are teaching 45 to 50 languages in evening, weekday and Saturday sessions, both in private lessons and small classes of 4 to 12 students. Instruction takes place both at the Institute in Kenmore Square and on-site at corporate locations.
We employ the Communicative Approach, which can be summarized as developing student performance using every aspect of language learning – speaking, listening, reading and writing -- to support the others. Teachers focus on stimulating student speech rather than merely lecturing. Exploring the culture, a feature of all of our programs, brings the language home.
Many of our 120 skilled and experienced instructors have served the Institute for 5 to 15 or more years and some over 20. No small number are graduates of our TEFL Certificate Program, which will train you to teach any language you speak.