Founded in 1925, the Boston School of Modern Languages (BSML) offers 12 levels of English language courses for learners from around the world. Classes are small and the school takes pride in its reputation for a personalized approach.
“We know all of our students by name. We have a true open door policy. All our staff operates as a team and our focus is student-centered. Even though everybody has a specific role within the school, we work as a unit. We give a lot of individualized attention to our students,” BSML Director, Sandra Vasquez explained.
International students with unique schedules and goals enjoy the flexibility of choosing an ESL program to fit their schedule. Classes start every Monday and range in length from 2 to 52 weeks. Ms. Vasquez elaborated, “In an independent English school, you really have the opportunity to choose when you want to start classes, unlike with a semester-based program where dates are set. At BSML, we offer students the flexibility to choose, not only when to start their program, but how long to study for. This way students can select a program according to what their free time is.”
Students enjoy a range of housing options, exciting excursions to nearby attractions, and excellent facilities that include free Wi-Fi, band ready theater, two state-of-the-art computer labs (where students can take the official TOEFL test), and a cafeteria. In addition, BSML classes include books and materials, as well as whatever extra support a student may need to achieve their English learning goals.
“If a student feels that they are not progressing as they should, we provide them with additional teaching materials and resources at no additional cost, just because we really want our students to be able to succeed,” Ms. Vasquez stated. This approach has led to numerous success stories and happy alumni, as evidenced by the fact that the owners of BSML are alumni of the school.
Students at BSML are in a diverse environment where they can learn from real life situations. The school’s location in a residential area of the city of Boston means students get to really experience American life, and can often walk to their English classes from their host families’ houses. In addition, BSML’s proximity to downtown Boston means social and cultural activities abound.