English Language Program

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Ni hao! I came to Boston as a visiting scholar at BWH. I attended the Professional Communications Workshop and learned a lot about presentations. I appreciate teacher Whay because of the well-prepared lessons, homework assignments, discussion and presentations. It was a really friendly learning experience. I strongly recommend you take this English class.   While a research fellow at MGH, I enrolled in 2 classes: conversational English and PCW. One class provided many settings to practice English: discussing homework, touring museums, cooking, singing and more. In the communications class I learned how to present my research with confidence and in engaging ways. I had fun learning American culture with classmates from different countries.   Konnichiwa! I joined the Professional Communication Workshop to practice speaking in front of people. Our instructor taught passionately and gave us many practical tips. Park Street Church offers a place where you can get out of your comfort zone and make mistakes in an affirming environment with lots of friends and caring, devoted teachers.
~ Wei, a medical doctor from China   ~ Min, a researcher from Shenzhen   ~ Ayako S., a conference interpreter from Japan

 

 

English Language Classes

 

Did you Know?

We offer four sections of English classes: Academic English Writing, Professional Communications Workshop, Conversational English, and TOEFL iBT (internet-based TOEFL). All classes are taught by caring volunteer teachers from Park Street and surrounding area churches, and held inside the church campus at One Park Street, just across the street from Park Street subway station. Most classes have fewer than 10 students and maximum class size is 15.

Registration is required before the beginning of each session for each English Language Class.  If you are a new student, please bring a state-issued photo identification card to registration. You will be given a placement test to determine which level is best for you.

 

Recently the foreign-born population of the city of Boston was determined to be 177,461.[1]  Annually nearly 50,000 temporary-visa students, scholars and family members arrive in metro Boston for degree or language study, research or work.  Yearly hundreds of refugees are resettled across metro Boston. Park Street Church, located in the heart of the city, is pleased to offer an English Language Program through its FOCUS program.

[1] As reported by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, in an annual report “Boston by the Numbers 2015”

 

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH classes are for anyone seeking to learn grammar, expand vocabulary and develop confidence with everyday conversations. Students are placed into one of seven class levels, based on current written and oral language proficiency.

Registration        Email Question

REGISTRATION DATES
Thu May 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Wed 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5 at 1:00 PM

MORNING CLASSES
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
May 21 to Aug 9, 2019
Childcare available (ages 2-4)
Levels 1-7, per placement test
$140 per semester, textbook included

 

Pronunciation classes are for students with intermediate or advanced language proficiency.

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REGISTRATION DATES
Thu May 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Wed 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5 at 1:00 PM

MORNING CLASSES
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 
May 29 to Aug 7, 2019
Ask about childcare availability
$120 per semester, textbook included

 

TOEFL TEST PREPARATION classes are for students with intermediate or advanced language proficiency.

Registration      Email Question

REGISTRATION DATES
Thu May 16, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Wed 5/22, 5/29 and 6/5 at 1:00 PM

MORNING CLASSES
Fridays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM 
May 31 to Aug 9, 2019
Ask about childcare availability
$120 per semester, textbook included

offered Fall 2019 ACADEMIC ENGLISH WRITING is a weekly class for international scholars and researchers who wish to improve their writing skills. English language elements that are unique to academic writing will be covered. Lessons are accompanied by pronunciation exercises and analysis of student writing samples. Class size limited.

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EVENING CLASSES
Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 20 to Dec 13, 2019
Ask about childcare availability
Minimum Requirement: Intermediate English Proficiency
$120 per semester

Students of Academic English Writing class should bring a writing sample to be collected during the first class.

 

offered Fall 2019 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP is a weekly workshop focused on improving communications in the professional workplace. Internationals who are practitioners and scholars of all learned fields are welcome. Intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency is required. Class size limited.

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Register and submit resume/CV and writing sample by Jan 18

EVENING CLASSES
Fridays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sep 20 to Dec 13, 2019
Ask about childcare availability
Minimum Requirement: Intermediate English Proficiency
$120 per semester

To register for the Professional Communication Workshop, you must submit three items: (1) a registration form, (2) a sample of your writing such as a published paper, technical report or similar; and (3) your resume or curriculum vitae. All should be submitted no later than your first day of class.  Instructions are printed at the top of the registration form.

Explore and Discover

Weekdays

Tuesday Quilting

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Email Karen Patschke
Learn a traditional American craft. Parents may bring children.

 

Thursday Teahouse Chat

12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Email Patrick Chen
Sip tea and enjoy English practice. Spouses and children of students welcome.

Friday Evenings

Friday Night Live!

7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Park Street Church
Email [email protected]
Children gather in fellowship groups while parents spend time as a couple. No sign-up or registration required.

Sundays

International Bible Class
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Park Street Room
Email Whay Lee
Study the Bible with other internationals. Be inspired and transformed by the Word of God. All are welcome, including families with kids in children's programs.

Park Street International Fellowship (Resumes Sep 8)

12:45 PM-3:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Email Raymond Kam
Lunch, singing, prayer and small group Bible discussion in English. Program and study for adults and children. All internationals welcome.

Upcoming Events

 
MAY 21 - AUG 9
PARK STREET CHURCH
Daytime English Classes
REGISTRATION MAY 22, 29 & JUN 5
 
THURSDAYS, 12:30 PM
PARK STREET CHURCH
Teahouse Chat
Tea, fun & conversation practice

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Want to Learn More?

For ESL classes, email Karen Patschke, ESL Coordinator, Ext. 236.

For general information about Park Street Church programs and ministries, contact Pat Chen, Director of New Initiatives to Internationals, Ext. 215.