Part-time English Classes

The Part-Time English classes at The Boston Language Institute offer an opportunity for people who work during the day to improve their English proficiency in the evenings and weekends. Students also have the benefit of practicing their language skills in small groups of 4 to 12 students. 


Part-time Integrated Skills English Class

The goal of this English class is to improve students' fluency and accuracy using the Communicative Method, which views each aspect of language learning -- grammar, conversation, reading and writing -- as a necessary support for the others. Students learn new vocabulary and grammar while enhancing their English communication skills in a discussion-based class.  We offer 5 class levels overall.  


Beginner level 1 schedule: Tuesday and Thursdays (3pm - 5pm) for 6 weeks. Call 857-271-1066 for session dates.


For all other levels, new students start every week. There are two schedules. 

  • Weekday evening schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • Weekend schedule: Saturdays (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)



Pronunciation, Stress, and Intonation of American English

 The goal of this class is to help students improve their intelligibility when they speak English and reduce their native language accents. Students learn how to correctly produce and practice the individual sounds, syllable stress, word stress, rhythm, intonation, and features of connected speech in American English.  Additionally, pronunciation instruction has a positive effect on listening comprehension.  This class is designed for students who have an intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency.  There are two sessions of this class. New students start every week throughout the year.

  • Weekday evening schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • Weekend schedule: Saturdays (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) 



Vocabulary and Idioms in  American English

The goal of this class is to expand students’ vocabulary for general, professional, and academic purposes.  Students will learn the meaning and usage of formal and informal vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, collocations, and phrasal verbs.  Students will learn strategies for understanding the meaning of new words. Using film, TV shows, songs, readings, and digital media, students focus on comprehension, recognition, and the application of new words and phrases.  This class is designed for students who have a high intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. New students start every Tuesday throughout the year.  Call 857-271-1066 for start date. 

  • Weekday evening schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) 


Writing and Editing 

This is specialized 40-hour English course that meets for 4 hours per week for 10 weeks. The goal of this course is to help students write clearly and accurately. The focus will be on using correct grammatical structures and writing clear sentences and paragraphs. Students will learn to detect and correct grammatical errors in their writing. Students will practice proofreading, editing, and revising their writing. Grammar will be incorporated in the context of the writing and editing assignments. This course is designed for non-native English speakers with an advanced level of English proficiency who want to improve their writing skills. The class size is 3 to 8 students. It is offered seasonally (winter, spring, summer, and fall). There are two class schedules. 

  • Weekend schedule: Satudays (2:00pm to 6:00pm) - offered winter, spring, summer, and fall
  • Weekday evening schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM) – offered spring, summer, and fall


Session Dates for Writing and Editing course only

  • Winter: January 15, 2019 - March 23, 2019
  • Spring: April 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019
  • Summer: June 18, 2019 - August 27, 2019
  • Fall: September 10, 2019 - November 16, 2019


The Boston Language Institute has over a 30-year commitment to client service and program excellence. Please contact Darlene Madera, Associate Director, English Language Programs, at 617-262-3500 x228 or for a helpful discussion of your needs.


You are invited to our next Open House on 
Tuesday, November 27, from 5 - 7 p.m. 

Location: The Boston Language Institute, Inc.648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215.

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


Darlene Madera
Associate Director, English Language Programs