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.
2022 Winter/Spring Courses
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.
12x 2-hour lessons
Tuesdays: 19:00 – 21:00
- 1, 8, 15, 22 February 2022
- 1, 8, 15, 22 March 2022
- 29 March 2022
- 12, 19, 26 April 2022
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.
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 2022.
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.
Only those with a score of 7.5 or higher will be accepted into class.
10 weeks x 2-hour lessons
- 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2022
- 2, 9, 23, 30 April 2022
- 7, 14 May 2022
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 June 2022.
The Boston School’s Academic IELTS Writing and Speaking Guide and Practice
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.
According to student needs
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.
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