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 expertise 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.
Advanced Certificate Preparation
You are required to demonstrate your language capabilities in order to attend a Swiss or European University or to apply for a job.
Submit a completed Reading and Listening Sample Test for the Advanced Certificate within 1 week of the course start date. Only those with a score of 70% or higher will be accepted into class.
Online Interactive Group Lessons + Self-Study: Focus is placed mostly on the Speaking and Writing sections of the exam. Approach strategies for the Use of English, Reading and Listening sections will be covered only if deemed necessary.
Cambridge English Advanced Sample tests available on the Cambridge English website. The answers to the reading and listening sections (paper version) must be submitted by 25 January 2022.
Improved critical thinking and writing skills to complete the Cambridge English Advanced Exam Writing and Speaking sections will be practiced and improved upon. Solid advice on what additional steps, if any, are required to pass the Cambridge English Advanced Exam by May 2024.
The Boston School
18x 1.5 hour lessons
Tuesdays: 19:00 – 20:30
- 14, 21, 28 November 2023
- 5, 12, 19 December 2023
- 9, 16, 23, 30 January 2024
- 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2024
- 5, 12, 19, 26 March 2024
Academic IELTS Test Preparation
You are looking to study or work in the UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand within the next 6-12 months and you need to attain 6.5 minimum on all sections of the IELTS Academic Test to obtain your work or study visa.
Submit a completed Reading and Listening Sample Test for the IELTS Academic Test within 1 week of the course start date for class admittance approval.
In-Person Group Lessons + Self-Study: Focus is placed mostly on the Speaking and Writing sections of the IELTS Academic Test. Approach strategies for the Reading and Listening sections will be covered only if deemed necessary.
Improved critical thinking and writing skills to complete the IELTS Academic Test Writing and Speaking sections will be practiced and improved upon. Solid advice on what additional steps, if any, are required to pass the IELTS Academic Test by April 2024.
The Boston School, Bahnhaldenstrasse 32, 8052 Zürich
via Zoom possible if agreed by all participants
The Boston School’s Academic IELTS Writing and Speaking Guide and Practice
10 weeks x 2-hour lessons
- 6, 13, 20, 27 January 2024
- 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2024
- 2, 9, 16 March 2024
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:
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.
Group 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 is due in full after a one-hour free trial lesson and a full need analysis is 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.