I discovered BLI in 2005 when I was searching for a Japanese customs class. It was my first week as a temp working for an executive who was about to embark on a major business trip to Toyko, it wasn't enough for her to learn a few key phrases but to be able to walk into a conference room with Japanese men and cut a deal. I called colleges, language services and other companies until I discovered BLI, told them what was needed and within a week my manager and her team were in a comprehensive class learning how to act, what to wear and how not to offend Japanese business men. I knew that my manager would get this business deal off the ground but having that knowledge of customs in her back pocket made the whole trip to Tokyo even sweeter. I was a temp to hire in this post and I always feel that BLI helped me to get hired a little quicker!!
The Boston Language Institute program is outstanding.There is 5 levels on this program, and I'm on my third level now and the results are great. I'm very happy taking french classes with Ana Talpe, she is doing a phenomenal job,I'm very lucky to have a teacher like Ana. The class size was small enough so that people get lots of chances to participate and despite my lack of french skills, she never makes me feel embarrassed.She is very professional and has such a good energy.She is also excellent at explaining why things are said as they are and also giving us helpful tips on how French is really spoken, not just textbook style learning.She is always available if we have a question.Easily one of the best teachers I've ever had. The class are small and the people in it are enjoyable to learn with.The staff is very pleasant and friendly especially Claude Jeanne (Associate Director) Given the good experience I have had, I will be signing up for the next levels.- Frankie -
I recently completed the TEFL Certification program at The Boston Language Institute. I had an amazing experience. The instructors were very knowledgable and helpful. I received so much positive encouragement and support.
The Boston Language Institute is a good school and their approach to foreign languages is commendable. Haven studied a foreign language in school prior to enrolling at BLI, I'm familiar with the unnatural methodologies of universities; hence my applaud in BLI's practicality. Instead of drilling structure and grammar before you can even speak, BLI teaches the language and allows you to learn the underpinning as you go...which is exactly how you learn your native language.
I have taken the TEFL Certification Course and Mandarin Level 1 (so far) at Boston Language Institute and would highly recommend BLI to anyone looking to both learn a foreign language or learn to teach ESL. Most of all, BLI provides an incredibly comfortable learning atmosphere, the teachers are kind and helpful and their programs are organized. I left class each week feeling more confident in my abilities and was overall incredibly pleased.
This school is the best I have attended for language learning! From registering over the phone, to the front desk, and to the best part, my teacher, I loved my experience.I had been searching for a place to improve my Arabic, which I had been studying on and off (and very loosely) for the past 2 years. I finally decided on BLI, only to find that registration finished was closed, as the fist class would start in two days! Michelle was very nice and was able to register me over the phone within minutes. No problem at all. Everyone I encountered there was very respectful and professional.My teacher, Soheila went above and beyond anything I could ever ask for in a language teacher. She would repeat sounds that were foreign to us, making gestures, raising her voice to emphasize parts of a sentence... Soheila is a master! She is also very patient - in Arabic II, there is a lot of grammar to learn, which is tough in any language, but especially in Arabic! She was adamant that we get it right! I can't wait to take more classes here.Thank you BLI, and shoukran jazeelan ya Soheila!!