“Learning English is the first step towards your goal.”
We at Approach are here to be your home away from home, and to welcome you to the beautiful city of Boston and the region of New England. Our mission statement reflects what we want students to experience while attending classes at Approach:
To provide high-quality: We not only strive to hire highly qualified and experienced teachers but we also invest the time and money to often update the curriculum, materials, and training our teachers. That way, we can ensure we are offering high-quality education and the best available resources to our students.
To have flexibility: We offer a variety of programs and course schedule options. We pride ourselves on offering such flexibility while ensuring students achieve the expected academic outcome and beyond.
To have an affordable education: Great education should be accessible. For the most part, our students have dreams bigger than their bank accounts so whenever possible, we cut unnecessary costs and reformulate processes to ensure that our student’s money is being spent on what matters most: their education.
Approach has been teaching students from all over the world for the past 20 years. Our programs are designed to help you achieve your academic and professional goals in the US. The school is open for classes Monday-Saturday and there are many schedule options available. Classes are offered throughout the day and evening allowing you to choose the schedule that best suits your needs.
Teaching over 900 students each month, our school offers a group of highly specialized teachers and a broad range of student supporting services to help you succeed! Upon graduating from our ESL program, you may benefit from joining one of our partner universities without having to submit TOEFL scores. The process is simple and our Academic and Career Adviser helps you every step of the way.
Our teachers prepare and organize monthly extracurricular activities to ensure you can apply what you are learning outside of the classroom. The school also offers a calendar full of extracurricular activities including sightseeing around Boston, the international Lunch, the monthly writing contest, the annual Summer barbecue, the Thanksgiving dinner in November and the end of the year Holiday party. Students are encouraged to consult with the Activities Coordinator for guidance in forming a new club. Current clubs include theater groups, chorales, sports teams, book clubs, and music groups, among others.Read More
When you first join classes at APPROACH, you will be interviewed by our Academic and Career Counselor to help you plan and decide on deadlines to successfully achieve your academic goals. Some of the reasons a student may stop by to visit with their counselor are to ask questions about joining one of our partner universities, inquire about scholarships for international students, ask questions about school policies and procedures, discuss academic and career goals, clarify a student's academic status and the requirements to be in good academic standing, discuss possibilities of applying for H1B sponsored jobs or inquire about transferring credits to prospective universities.Read More
APPROACH’s student success workshops are offered every month and signup sheets are available on the activities board. The success of our students represents our success and the workshops offered aim to help you be as successful as you can possibly be. Workshops are offered at no extra cost and participation is optional. Among the monthly offerings are: Return to Learning workshop for adult students; Effective Study Strategies; Test-taking Strategies, Exploring Careers & Choosing a Pathway Program; Writing an Effective Resume and Cover Letter; Applying to Colleges and Universities, and Dynamic interviews.Read More
I'm From Santos, São Paulo and I'd studied At approach 17 years ago for 6 months and it was the most incredible experience in my life! I've so thankful for great and so "rich" times!
Great value, perfect location, awesome instructors. Their test preparation and Business English programs are the best. I highly recommend it!
Approach International Student Center helped me to achieve some of my personal goals. The staff is extremely professional, capable and helpful. They answered all my questions, always with a nice smile and sympathy. I highly recommend this school.