ESL school in the USA

Completing an ESL program in the USA to improve your English this summer is a great idea. You’ll be immersed in an English-language environment and get to practice your language skills every day. But choosing which city to study in can be difficult.

However, Boston should definitely be high on your list. This large and diverse city welcomes students from all over the world every year. It has many features that make it especially attractive to ESL students. Here’s a look at just three of them.

1. Boston Is a Student City That Offers Plenty of Places to Study English

Boston is home to some of the best colleges in the world, such as Harvard and MIT. There are actually more than 100 colleges and universities in the Boston area, which has a huge student population. In fact, 250,000 students are enrolled in colleges and universities here, many of them from overseas. As a result, you’ll feel at home in a city that has a long history of welcoming international students.

Boston’s many colleges also mean that there are a lot of services catering to students. For example, you’ll find plenty of cafes and libraries to study at, including the beautiful Boston Athenaeum and the Boston Public Library. Many of the city’s green spaces—like the Boston Common or parks along the Charles River—are also ideal spots to study English during the summer months. With so many students in the city, there are also many bookstores where you can buy books to practice your English reading skills.

Places like the Boston Public Library are great for studying English

Places like the Boston Public Library are great for studying English

2. Enjoy Attractions Where You Can Practice Your English Language Learning

Boston is home to many of the country’s best museums, galleries, and attractions. These are great places to learn about America’s history and culture while also practicing your English. For example, you can follow the Freedom Trail, which will take you to important sites associated with the American Revolution. Guided tours of the Freedom Trail are an especially good way of improving your English listening comprehension skills.

You can also visit one of the city’s many museums, like the Museum of Fine Arts, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, or the New England Aquarium. At museums, you can improve your English reading skills by reading the information panels on the exhibits.

3. Getting Around by Foot, Bike, or Transit Is Easy in Boston

Chances are, when you choose an ESL school in the USA to study at this summer, you won’t have a car to get around. For this reason, it’s important to choose a city that is easy to get around in without a car. It would be hard to find a city in the US that is more walkable than Boston. In fact, it is nicknamed “The Walking City” because so many people here walk to work or school.

Boston is an easy and fun city to explore

Boston is an easy and fun city to explore

Beyond walking, there are other ways to get around. Hubway, for example, is a bike-sharing program you can use to bike around the city. Boston also has an excellent transit system, including the oldest subway in North America, streetcars, buses, water ferries, and commuter trains. Long-distance bus and train service is also available to other cities, allowing you to reach New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. in less than a day.

Are you interested in English language learning?

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