ESL Resources

This area offers an array of information for ESL learners. ESL information about language schools in the U.S. and abroad, important information about student visas, and  links to the best culture spots in the U.S.  Click on the site you’re interested in viewing.

English Language Schools in the USA

You will find almost 1000 U.S. Institutes and Schools offering English as a Second Language Programs for U.S. residents and international students and professionals on the following sites.


ESL Programs in Colleges, Universities, and Secondary Schools

Boston University 
Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP)

The Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) is an integral part of Boston University. The Center offers specially designed intensive English language programs for international students who wish to improve their English proficiency.

Northern Essex Community College 
ESL Center

Welcome to the Northern Essex Community College English as a Second Language (ESL) Curriculum web site.  This web site has been created to provide you with all the information you need as faculty and students at NECC or for anyone interested in learning about the ESL curriculum at the college.

Salem State College Intensive English Language Program

Located in historic Salem, our program prepares students for academic study and provides a variety of opportunities to learn about US culture. English for Academic Purposes, Intensive English Program Special summer programs: Academic Preparation, short-term programs for high school groups.

Tufts University 
Summer English Language Program

At Tufts, we believe the best way to learn a language is to use it, to live it. If you are a university age student, business professional, or adult seeking one of the most innovative, dynamic programs available today, we invite you to learn more about Tufts and see what Boston has to offer!

University of Massachusetts Boston

UMass Boston CCDE’s English as a Second Language Programs are designed for individuals seeking to communicate more effectively and improve their performance in professional, academic, and social environments. We offer day and evening classes for non-native speakers at all levels of language proficiency.

Language Schools in Massachusetts

Boston Academy of English

Boston Academy of English is committed to teaching English as a Second language, Test Preparation, and the Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language to foreign students from around the world and the US through small, high quality, interactive classes in a stimulating environment.

Boston International Academy

BIA (Boston International Academy) is a premier English language training school in Boston that provides comprehensive educational opportunities for students from all over the world. If you’re looking to improve your English speaking skills, BIA has the programs to help you reach this goal.

Boston Intensive School of English

Learn the English you need, fast. We promise you challenging lessons, dynamic instruction, and rapid progress.

Boston Language Institute

Study English in the most culturally rich area of the world! Since 1981, we have taught English as a Second Language and English for Foreign-Born Professionals to over 25,000 students with quality instruction and student service as guiding principles.

Boston School of English

One of the first and best English language centers in America. An elegant campus with unmatched facilities in a fantastic location. Outstanding teachers and methods. A worldwide reputation for excellence.

Clark University, American Language and Culture Institute

Intensive ESL at up to 5 levels. Small classes. Diverse international student population.

GEOS Language Institute

Greetings from GEOS Boston! Our school is part of a network of over 550 schools operating in 19 countries. GEOS Boston creates a fun learning experience for students from around the world by holding many events and activities. While at GEOS, students can experience Boston and its surrounding communities first-hand.

International Language Institute of Massachusetts

The International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) is a private, non-profit language school. ILI offers a small international intensive English program as well as free part-time English classes and services for immigrants and refugees.

The Olin Center

Located on Newbury street in the heart of Boston’s most fashionable shopping district, the Olin Center offers nine levels of Intensive English program, full-time courses in TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, LSAT , and SAT preparation, and excellent student services.

The Williston Northampton School
ESL Program for High/Secondary School Students:

Co-ed boarding and day college preparatory program with very strong athletics and Fine Arts offerings, extensive extra-curricular program. Location near five top colleges provides social and intellectual enrichment.

English Language Schools in the USA and World Wide


Edufind is a website dedicated to helping English learners find the best English schools abroad. Our site contains a comprehensive list of all accredited English schools in nine English-speaking countries around the world, as well as reviews from students.

American Immigration Center

An informative site that offers students listings of ESL programs, Colleges, and other useful resources. Here are a few useful links from this site:


Best colleges in the U.S.:

• SAT  testing  Wikipedia

• ESL programs:

• 50 tips for college students:

• Study in the States, U.S. government website:

Student Visas

For students who are considering studying in the U.S., first check into the type of visa you will need. This information may change every year. The following links are helpful.

United States Immigration Services

Student Visas

U. S. Culture Sites

The following links are to major locations that offer information for museums, tours, and general cultural sites in the major U.S. cities.

Great site that lists profiles of the major cities and the best cultural spots to visit in each city.

United States Capitol
All of the information you’ll need to plan a trip to the nations capitol.

National Parks Service
This is a very good site for those students who enjoy the outdoors. Just click on a state, and you’ll receive information about the national parks located in that state.