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About ESL Academy at CSI - Boston

Computer Systems Institute (CSI), founded in 1989, is a private college serving students who are preparing themselves for the demands of an ever-changing computer industry.

English Language programs at CSI seek to provide non-native English speakers with the language skills and academic strategies necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. The ESL Academy offers highly-trained and professional instructors who exceed standard in education, teaching experience, and certification, as well as a student-focused learning environment that encourages strong channels of communication between students, staff, and faculty.

Massachusetts Campuses

The state of Massachusetts itself is a wonderful place for international students to study. With its unique place in American history and culture, Massachusetts continues to play a primary contributing role to American high culture and fine arts. Massachusetts is home to countless world-class museums and national historical sites, and has produced some of Americans most famously creative academics, artists, writers, and musicians.

For students looking to live and learn in Massachusetts, CSI is proud to offer two campuses in Massachusetts for international students: Boston and Worcester.

CSI seeks to provide superior and affordable training by offering:

  • Quality and practical education in a stimulating learning environment.
  • Support services to aid students with cultural adaptation and to maximize learning.
  • A student-focused learning environment that encourages strong channels of communication between students, staff, and faculty.

Accreditations

  • Accredited by the North Central Association (NCA CASI).
  • Authorized under Federal Law to enroll non immigrant F-1 and M-1 students.
  • Licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
  • Approved by the Department of Education to provide Title IV funding to eligible students.
  • Approved training provider by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
  • Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept GI Bill.
  • A recipient of the Department of Labor $3MM H-1B Grant.
  • Authorized with on-site Pro-metric, Certiport, Pearson VUE, and NHA testing centers.
  • A Microsoft IT academy member.

ESL Academy Programs

The Computer Systems Institute’s (CSI) ESL Academy offers a number of different programs. Each program focuses on a different aspect of the English language. Whether you have no English at all, want to be able to take classes taught in English, or wish to learn for business purposes, the ESL Academy has a program that suits your needs.

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English program, (IEP) offers both classroom and computer-based English as a second language courses. These classes are designed to prepare students for US college and university courses. The curriculum is divided into three subject areas:

  • vocabulary and conversation
  • writing and grammar
  • reading strategies

Developing skills in these areas of language will help students become comfortable communicating in a number of different ways. Students are grouped into one of three ESL levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, determined by a placement test taken before enrolling in a program. Each level of the IEP is three academic quarters, or one academic year, and taught during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Academic English Program

The ESL Academy’s Academic English programs (AEP) are specialized English language training programs for academic purposes. AEP courses are intended for students with advanced English skills who are planning to advance their education at American colleges and universities. The programs include General Writing, Literature, and General Communication. In addition to focused study in one of these areas, students are introduced to the expectations they will face in a US college, such as regular class participation, original thought, and independent learning. Each program is three academic quarters, or one academic year, and taught during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Business English Program

Business English programs allow students with advanced-level skills in the English language a way to develop the professional language skills needed in order to communicate in a business environment. Programs include the Customer Service Specialist program, Hospitality Industry Professional program, and the Administrative Assistant Professional program. These programs allow students to work legally in America on an F1 student visa while learning professional skills. Each program is four academic quarters in length and includes internships as an integral part of learning.

Boston Campus

The ESL Academy’s Boston campus is located in Charlestown on the second floor of the legendary Schrafft Center on Boston’s Sullivan Square. The campus is minutes away from a variety of major recreational and food establishments. Boston offers all of the cultural richness, diversity, and stimuli of a big city like New York, but on a slightly smaller, more welcoming scale. That being said, the Boston metropolitan area is still considered a major U.S. city with a population well in excess of 6 million people, approximately 2 million of which live in Boston city proper.

The Boston campus offers:

  • Intensive English
  • Academic English
  • Business English

Worcester Campus

The new Worcester campus is located at the intersection of Main Street and Mechanic Street, within walking distance of many attractions, including Worcester Common and Worcester Public Library.

The Worcester campus offers:

  • Intensive English
  • Business English

Programs and Tuition Cost

  • Intensive English: $3600 Per Year

    The Intensive English program curriculum is designed with courses from beginner to advanced levels and is designed to prepare students for U.S. University courses. The programs utilize classroom and computer-based learning and are divided into three subject areas of study: vocabulary and conversation, writing and grammar, and reading strategies.

  • Academic English: $4200 Per Year

    The Academic English program cirriculum is a specialized English language training program aimed at preparing students for their academic pursuits. The program features courses in general writing, literature, and communication. Additionally, students are introduced to the expectations common in American Universities such as class participation, original thought, and independent learning. The more advanced programs build on a student's existing language skills in writing, reading, and verbal communication.

  • Business English: $4700 Per Year

    The Business English program offers students advanced development training in professional communication with a focus on business skills. Students will learn the intricacies of core competencies of customer relationship management through techniques used to assess, assist, and meet the needs of individual customers. The Major topics include Customer Relationship Management, Call Center, Personal and Home Care Aid, and Customer service on a career. The program is focused on business communication and effective customer service, skills that are essential in the workplace.

International Student Festival

International students from Computer Systems Institute's ESL Academy programs get together to celebrate all the different cultures of the world at the annual International Student Festival.

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