Core Programs of 4 to 12 Students


Core programs are offered in classes of 4 to 12 students year-round in popular languages. Beginning in 2010, The Boston Language Institute introduced a new, even more client friendly format in its foreign language programs. In an effort to better suit our clients’ schedules and language learning goals, classes are offered in 6-week sessions and 4-week summer sessions. This new format allows students to:


  • Continue from one session to the next with no more than a 2-week break.
  • Begin any level in any session.
  • Progress more rapidly through 4-week summer Fast-Track programs.
  • Benefit from a new, more efficient and student friendly class schedule.


Most classes meet evenings or Saturdays; some meet daytimes as well. In most languages instruction is offered from level 1 through level 5, plus a conversational level for advanced speakers.


Placement tests are available for students above level 1 if necessary.


Please see the current year sessions and class schedule for details.


  • Since classes are limited to 12 students, we encourage you to register early. You can register online. Select your language, level, session and time. For those not able to register online, a Program Coordinator will be happy to take registration information by phone (617-262-3500 x241), or e-mail. The Institute holds monthly Open Houses at our Kenmore Square office where you can discuss your language needs and meet teachers and staff. Registration is also available at a Open House.



You are invited to our next Open Houses on
Wednesday, October 19 & Wednesday, November 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. at our
Kenmore Square Location, 648 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Join our staff and teachers for refreshments and a helpful discussion of your needs.


Jasmyne Raneri, Program Coordinator, Foreign Language Programs
617-262-3500 x229
Foreign Language Department Associate
617-262-3500 x224


Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. The instructor carefully selects materials and plans lessons to effectively meet the student's goals and individual learning style.

Private programs offer a flexible schedule and a customized curriculum. A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with one or two classes (each 90 or 120 minutes) per week is the suggested module, but dates, times and content can be arranged according to your requirement.


Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's regular core programs in one 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour sessions. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 3 hours a day in 6-week programs/4.5 hours a day in 4-week programs).

The main goal of these programs, which meet in small classes of 4 to 12, is to help students, from day one, to increase confidence in their ability to use their new language in a wide range of real-life situations and improve their oral skills as they progress from level to level.


Since 1981, The Boston Language Institute has been serving the language needs of major international corporations, government agencies and leading professional firms.

Our training in over 140 languages, along with our cross cultural orientation seminars and executive coaching, have helped our clients succeed in the international arena. Whether on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting, we work closely with our clients, assisting them to choose a program that best fits their schedule and language needs.