External Group Courses

Are you looking for a group class but prefer to learn outside your company? Have exchanges with professionals from various industries and backgrounds? Attending one of our external group classes could be the solution you have been looking for. 

Company-paid classes are not as common as they once were.   And private lessons may not be affordable for everyone. Not to mention, you may also enjoy learning from your peers. Our external group courses allow professionals looking for a group of like-minded individuals to support each other in their English language learning and skills.  See which group courses we will be offered online via Zoom.

Note: if there is a course that you would like to create with colleagues or friends around your personal goals, this is also possible. The course content, style and aims will be determined together with the participants prior to the course. Students’ English proficiency level should be similar and will be assessed during a pre-course phone call.

2022 January Courses

Advanced English Course

You wish to communicate with colleagues or clients in English more confidently, or you are attending a university-level English course.

Pre-Course Writing Assessment Minimum Test Score: B2 

5x 10-week blocks

Tuesdays:  19:00 – 20:30

  • 18, 25 January 2022
  • 1, 8, 15, 22 February 2022
  • 1, 8, 15, 22 March 2022

Study + Interactive Communication: Students will apply what they have studied through relevant, interactive in-class discussions with feedback offered by the teacher during or after each activity. 

Homework: 1-1.5 hours per week  

At the end of each 10-week semester, students should feel ready to push forward to learning more.

By the end of the 50-week course, participants should feel confident to work in an English-speaking team or attend university courses provided in English.  

Gold New Edition C1 Advanced Coursebook: ISBN 978-1-292-20219-8

Gold New Edition C1 Advanced Exam Maximiser with Key: ISBN 978-1-292-20218-1

A free Quizlet account to access the course online vocabulary lists and self-study practice . See: www.quizlet.com

English for HR & Recruiters

You are or wish to be a Human Resource professional or recruiter. It is important for you to practice candidate interviewing skills, contract negotiations and/or onboarding situations in English.   

Pre-Course Assessment Minimum Test Score: B2

10 weeks

Fridays 10:00-11:30

  • 21, 28 January 2022
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2022
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2022

Go step-by-step through the candidate vetting and selection process. Complete interactive exercises to hone skills required to hire professionally in English.

Read and write job descriptions based on meeting decisions made during a role play.

Write response e-mails and prepare candidate comparison reports to share with line managers. 

Feel more at ease and confident when dealing with candidates, colleagues or other HR professionals in spoken and written form.

Sample job descriptions and CV’s made available. Cost of materials included.

Verb Tense Training

You need more guidance on using various tenses you have learned about but need to understand more fully. 

Pre-Course English Grammar Assessment Minimum Test Score: B1+

3x 10 weeks

First 10-week block:

Fridays 14:00-15:30 

  • 21, 28 January 2022
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2022
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2022

The course will cover differences between the following verb tenses:

  • Present Simple and Present Continuous 
  • Past Simple and Present Perfect Simple
  • Present Perfect Simple and Continuous Forms
  • Similarities between verb tense formations and uses: all simple and all continuous forms

Speak and write more accurately by applying self-correction and proofreading techniques learned.  

Grammar in Use 4th Edition – ISBN 978-3-12-534573-7 Print version  

If students prefer doing grammar exercises online instead of paper, the LMS version of this coursebook can be purchased instead.

2022 Summer

Full Immersion Course

You are looking for a unique way to immerse yourself in English all day long with native speakers without traveling abroad.

The course is designed after discussing with your teacher about your learning style, interests and what you would like to achieve. 

3 to 6 hours a day; 1- 10 consecutive days

*Choose 1 or more days between 15 July – 30 August to spend speaking, listening, reading, writing, sharing lunch and being outside and doing cultural activities with a native English speaker.

(As of 17 July, no longer available between 26-30 July.)

Times: 9:00 – 15:00 or 12:00-18:00

*As of 17 July, no longer available between 26-30 July.


Students itching to be pushed out of their comfort zone to speak English all day will do just that with an experienced English teacher from Boston.  

Topics will be tailored according to the interests of the students : whether that be their hobbies, current events and/or work topics.

Students will develop their communication skills and feel more confident expressing themselves on holiday, meeting native speakers and with colleagues at work.

Handouts provided. 

Important To Note:

Learning English is not just about studying a subject to get a job or a diploma.  It is a powerful means to express yourself.

This means sharing your ideas, opinions, and experiences with others who may not speak your own language.

At The Boston School, we feel energized when we can help our students develop their unique voice in English. 

Here are what you can expect for all group courses offered through The Boston School:

Attendance Certificate:

An attendance certificate is issued provided you:

  • Attend at least 70% of course
  • Complete at least 70% of all assignments

A test score shall be added to the attendance certificate if you score 70% or higher on a presentation, project or mock test you have chosen as a tangible end-of-course goal to reach.

Minimum number of attendees: 2

The Boston School has the possibility to rent rooms in Oerlikon and Uster or to teach from the student’s home.  

Course description and location will be confirmed at least 1 week prior to its start.

Full immersion courses can also be conducted online, but it is recommended to schedule a maximum of 3 hours per day, in this case.

Course Costs:

Costs are based on the total number of class hours and varies according to class size:

  • 2 or 3 participants: CHF 50.00/hour/student  
  • 4 or more participants: CHF 40.00/hour/student
  • Full-immersion private student rates possible*
Payment Due:

Payment is due in full after a one-hour free trial lesson and a full need analysis completed

For price information regarding one-to-one full immersion classes, please visit our main pricing page.

We regularly add new group courses according to requests made so if you don’t see something available that suits your needs, please contact us to let us know what type of course you are looking for. 

If you would like to receive additional information before registering for any current course, please fill out the form below to ask your question by e-mail or to request a call back.  And of course – always feel free to call us on: 044 310 3038.

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