Onnline English Courses

B1/B2  Reading and Discussion Club

Course Length: 8 x 1 1/4-hour sessions

Mondays: 18:00 – 19:15

Online Class Dates: 21, 28 October, 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9, 16 December 2019

(No class held on 4 November)

E-Book:  Dead in Dublin by Jeremy Taylor

Minimum Number of Students Required: 2

Cost: CHF 170.00 + cost of e-book: about EUR 3.00 (link to Amazon)

B1/B2 Reading and Discussion Club

Dead in Dublin is a funny murder mystery story that takes place at an English school for foreigners in Dublin.  See if you can figure out who and how the Czech student was killed.  It’s not all as it seems.

During class each week, we will discuss two chapters and review answers to comprehension questions given for homework based on these chapters.  We will also take the time to review interesting vocabulary and expressions found in the text and talk about the city of Dublin.  Grammar can also be explained and practiced to equip you with the right tools to help improve your speaking skills.

This reading exercise is also available as a self-study course. For CHF 50.00, you can receive reading comprehension questions with an answer key for each chapter.   Please send an e-mail to info@thebostonschool.com to make this special request.

For those who might like to go on a short intensive English trip to discover Dublin, we will be planning a trip there in June 2020.  We are looking to have some fun exploring this fascinating city rich in history, which is known for its entertaining live music and great food. For more information about the trip, please e-mail us at info@thebostonschool.com.

B1/B2 Grammar Refresher Course with Interactive Games

Course Length: 8 x 1 1/4-hour sessions

Wednesdays: 18:00-19:15

Online Class Dates:  23, 30 October 2019  6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019 and 4, 11,16 December 2019

Minimum Number of Students Required:  2

Cost: CHF 210.00

Next Course starts: 13 January 2020

B1/B2 Grammar Refresher Course Description

Next Course starts: 13 January 2020

This course will help you to understand and practice using the many different verb tenses correctly in English. 

Clear and simple explanations will be provided along with examples of their use.  Interactive speaking exercises will be organized online between students as students will be encouraged to apply lessons learned immediately through games and conversational sessions. 

The four grammar points that will be reviewed during this 8-week course will be:

1) Present Simple – all forms: positive, negative and question forms

2) Present Continuous – all forms: positive, negative and question forms

3) Past Simple – all forms: positive, negative and question forms

4) Present Perfect Simple – all forms: positive, negative and question forms

Written exercises for homework will help to reinforce lessons learned online. Those who may not be able to attend a lesson online will be able to access the recorded session to watch at a convenient time.  This ensures students can keep up with their classmates even when they can not attend a class.

B2/C1 Practical English Course: Work and Every Day Topics

Course Length: 8 x 1.5-hour sessions

Mondays: 19:30-21:00

Online Class Dates: 21, 28 October, 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9, 16 December 2019

(No class held on 4 November)

Minimum Number of Students Required: 4

Cost: CHF 250.00

Course continues on: 8 January 2020

B2/C1 Practical English Course Description:

This practical English course focuses on both work-related and every day topics.  Exercises in this course will be offered at both B2 and C1 levels and taken from well-known exams and tests such as The Advanced, BEC Higher and IELTS. 

In this first 8-week block we will cover:

Vocabulary building and speaking practice topics: 

  • Health and Fitness
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Current Work or Study Projects
  • Personal Work History

Interactive Grammar Explanations, Games and Exercises:

  • Present Simple vs. Present Continuous
  • Relative Clauses
  • Past Simple

Writing Practice:

  • an e-mail to request Information about an online course
  • a food, health or fitness-related blog
  • LinkedIn Profile

IELTS Academic Test Prep Course: Scores: 6.0 and above (B2-C2)

Course Length: 8 x 1.5-hour sessions

Wednesdays: 19:30 – 21:00

Online Class Dates:  23, 30 October 2019  6, 13, 20, 27 November 2019 and 4, 11 December 2019

Minimum Number of Students Required:  4

Cost: CHF 280.00

Next Course starts: 13 January 2020

Academic IELTS: Speaking and Writing Course Description:

This course will focus on the writing and speaking tasks of the IELTS Academic Test only.  Students who wish to take part in this course need to complete a Reading, Listening and Writing sample test of the IELTS Academic Test.

Based on your results and the score you wish to reach, we will call you to give our honest opinion if our course is appropriate for you or whether it may be better to take a longer, more in-depth language course.

What will you learn?

For Writing Task 1 / Academic:

1) How to view data to find main overall trends

2) How to categorize and group data into sub-trends

3) How to concisely compare trends by using key phrases to connect ideas

For Writing Task 2 / Academic:

1) How to formulate ideas before writing

2) How to write an appropriate introduction and conclusion

3) How to carefully connect all ideas to the essay question.

For Speaking Tasks 1-3:

1) Understand the requirements for each task

2) Learn how to include the right amount of details in the amount of time alloted for each task

3) Feel more confident on the test day so that nerves are under control

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