English Language Course for Teenagers

Ages 14 to 17

Master American Language and Culture

The Junior American English Program has been specifically designed for teenagers aged 14-17. In small groups of 6-8, students develop the skills necessary for a future using English as an international language. The intensive English lessons, taught by a team of highly qualified and OISE-trained professionals, are adapted to the needs, levels and ambitions of the participants for maximum impact. This program also explores the unique cultural elements that make up American society. The learners are immersed in American English and the local culture which allows them to gain a mature perspective on the language and the global context in which it is practiced. The program is highly challenging but rewards the student with a new level of confidence and an excellent command of the English language.

Students select 17.5 hours of tuition per week with an ESTA/Visitor visa, or 18.5 hours of tuition per week with an F1 visa. In addition to the tuition, the timetable includes 10 hours per week of cultural immersion, as well as daily self-study, evening social events and weekend excursions to ensure a full day of learning. 

OISE students practice speaking.

Student Life

Information about accommodation, visas, Boston, OISE facilities, and more.

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Open all year

Courses start every Monday of the year for any number of weeks. Students arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday.

An OISE student and tutor in class.

A Full Day of Learning

The day combines formal language coaching combined with a program of workshops, research, self-study, cultural studies, and field trips. Morning English classes are dedicated to controlled practice in language structures and lexis development to achieve an excellent command of grammar structures, idioms, and vocabulary. Instructors set activities to sharpen understanding of the written text through reading and listening exercises, which are based on a wide range of authentic materials. Fluency, confidence, and use of the English language is encouraged during afternoon workshops through presentations, team projects and field trips to cultural centers such as museums and historical sites. Daily self-study and assignments, combined with weekly progress checks encourage learning skills, self-assessment, and reflection that leads to improved performance.

Teenage students at OISE Boston. 

US Culture

American culture is explored through academic subjects, such as geography, history, politics, business, and media. The lessons introduce students to a range of topics in English and provide context to their language studies. Through learning about the background and current events of American society, the lessons also help prepare those who wish to enter the US educational system.

Excursions, Accommodation and Travel

Constant opportunities are provided to develop English outside of the classroom environment. There are social events organized by the school at least three evenings per week. Great care is taken to select activities that suit the interests and needs of those in school. For students staying for 2 weeks or longer there are full-day Saturday excursions.
OISE Boston pays the highest levels of individual care in all aspects of the program. The School Principal selects and inspects the host families personally.
Included in the course is the tuition, testing service, all learning materials, course certificate, all leisure activities and excursions, airport transfers (within standard transfer times), break-time refreshments, full-board homestay accommodation and a travel pass. 

Toefl & ielts

Test Preparation

Students who wish to enter an English-speaking high school or university must submit their results of either the TOEFL or the IELTS English tests. Usually, a non-native English speaker must attain a minimum score on one of these tests to be considered for admission. OISE Boston is pleased to provide intensive one-to-one tuition in isolation, or in addition to their chosen program, in order to maximize their chances of success in the exam.

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Applying to a US College?

Students planning to apply to a US university while studying at OISE will need to do some preparation.

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The American flag in Boston.

Boston: A City of Education and Cultural Merit

Boston has been the stage for many significant events and is a center of US history and education. The city boasts stunning architecture and a host of world-renowned museums and art galleries. With over 100 colleges and universities, including MIT and Harvard University, Boston is a well-respected academic city, an ideal study location for students preparing to enter an American school or university.

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Students engaging in a leisure activity at OISE Boston.

Leisure Activities

OISE organizes 3 leisure activities each week. These help students relax between days of study and explore what Boston and the US have to offer. Some examples are:

  1. Sports
  2. Hip-hop dancing
  3. Harvard University tour
  4. Trip to the beach
  5. Boat ride in the harbour
  1. Pancake brunch
  2. Picnic in the park
  3. Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts
  4. Shopping at the mall