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Programs Offered

The Institute's foreign language department offers following programs year round:

-- Core programs in classes of 4 to 12 students
-- Private programs (customized one-on-one instruction)
-- Semi-private programs (for couples, together)
-- Immersion programs 


Core programs (group classes, as popularly known) are offered in 6-week sessions (4weeks in summer) levels 1 through 5.  

Private instruction offers students an opportunity to work one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace, while semi-private programs are offered to couples together. 

Immersion programs are designed to teach the equivalent of levels 1 to 5 of the Institute's core programs in a 6-week or 4-week, 90-hour session.


Placement Tests -- If you are an absolute beginner and you have never before studied the language you are registering for, you DO NOT need to take a test. You can go ahead and register for level 1 course. If you would like to enroll in an Immersion Program you DO NOT need to submit a test; the program is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of the language. You go ahead and register.

For core programs, other than beginners, if you are not sure what level is right for you, you can request a placement test by sending an email to language@bostonlanguage.comOnce you receive your placement, you can complete your registration.  

For any questions, please contact the Department of Foreign Languages at 617-262-3500 x241 or email.

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You are invited to our next Open House on 
Thursday, January 10, 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.


Anna Topalidou, Program Coordinator
617-262-3500 x 244




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.