Come Soar at Pine Manor College English Language Institute with the Leading Edge!

"Elegant" by Beverly Seamans and "Leading Edge" by John Safer

Our Mission

Pine Manor College English Language Institute offers a variety of English Language Programs for international men and women who wish to improve their English skills for academic, professional, or personal purposes. Our mission is to provide students the opportunity to learn English, experience US culture, and participate in university life. We are committed to fostering and promoting intercultural communication, understanding,and respect.

About Pine Manor College

The College is located in Chestnut Hill, a prestigious suburb of Boston, MA. It is just 5 miles/8km -20 minutes- from the center of Boston by an efficient public transportation system. The campus is on 60 acres of beautiful, safe and wooded land. It has both traditional architecture and modern academic and social facilities. Services and facilities available include: a gymnasium, exercise center, athletic field, library, language lab, dining room, residence halls, 5 computer labs with 100 computers throughout the campus, free unlimited access to Internet and e-mail, wireless in common areas, shuttle service.


Population: 1.5 million
ELI Students at Cheers in Boston
Boston is a major center of cultural and academic excellence. It is one of the most historical cities in the USA. Some of the major attractions include: Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Harvard University, MIT, Museum of Fine Arts, Red Sox Baseball, Celtics Basketball, Newbury Street shopping and much more!


The English Language Institute (ELI), an integral part of the Pine Manor College, specializes in courses for both men and women. The courses provide the highest standard of English language training within the superior academic, social and cultural environment of Pine Manor College. Classes are kept small to provide personal attention. The teachers are highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced educators in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

Courses offered year round

Intensive English Program and University Preparation Program
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:30pm

Semi-Intensive Program
Monday-Friday: 9am-12:30pm

Professional Studies (starts in September and January when the College semester begins)
English plus audit classes at the College:
Two English Classes
Two Academic classes at the College

Classes include:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking/Listening
  • iBT TOEFL preparation
  • Pronunciation
  • Idioms
  • Vocabulary Development
  • And much more!

Weekly program start dates: Every Monday, year round
Duration: 4-50 weeks

Social Activities

FireworksA variety of on and off campus social and cultural activities and excursions are offered. On campus activities include: soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, exercise center, dance parties, movie nights, lectures, music and entertainment. Off campus excursions offered are: Boston Tours, Harvard and MIT Universities, Wrentham Shopping Outlet, Museums, Cape Cod, Six Flags, New York City, Washington, Newport, Canada. We offer skiing in the winter and beach trips in the summer!!

Summer Program: July/August

The English Language Institute Summer Program offers students an excellent opportunity to study in our high quality semi-intensive program and enjoy exciting and fun off campus and on campus educational, social and cultural activities and excursions.

Program Features

20 lessons per week
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Courses include: Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening


On campus activities:

  • Sports: soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball
  • Dance parties
  • Movie nights
  • Music
  • Multi-cultural activities
  • Lectures
  • Plays


ELI Student and Red Sox Catcher, Jason VaritekOff campus excursions:
(1 half day, 1 full day each week)

  • Boston Tours (Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street)
  • Harvard
  • Cape Cod
  • Six Flags
  • Wrentham Shopping Outlet
  • Museum of Fine Arts

Special courses offered

English and Global Leadership Course

Students in classOne of the unique benefits of studying at Pine Manor College is that the English Language Institute (ELI) is an integral part of the College. Students enrolled in ELI have the opportunity to audit college classes, participate in on campus events, and practice English with native speakers, so they can apply the skills they are learning in class beyond the traditional classroom. ELI strives to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to use their English skills, so they are prepared to communicate in the real world whether they need communication skills for academic, professional, or personal purposes. ELI students joined in Whitney Retallic's Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility class to discuss their views of leadership. The aim of the class was to give the Pine Manor students an international perspective on how leadership is viewed differently or similarly when compared to views in the US. In addition, it provided ELI students with a chance to practice English in an interactive, participatory, and engaging atmosphere with native English speakers. Students discussed how they defined leadership, if they considered themselves a leader, why or why not, can leadership be taught or is it something you are born with, and what kind of a person is considered a leader in their country. Students in classThe topic led to lively conversations and the formation of new friendships. The Pine Manor students truly enjoyed meeting with the ELI students to get the unique perspective that comes from learning from international visitors. One important lesson was that many of the views of leadership are universal. Students were so enthusiastic about the discussion that it was difficult to get all of the students to stop talking with one another at the end of the class. The energy in the room was infectious! Many of the ELI students went into the first meeting with a level of fear or lack of confidence because they doubted their English ability. However, they all left the experience with a positive attitude for they had demonstrated a higher level of ability than they thought they had. One thing that they learned was that part of being a leader is taking a chance on trying something, even if you have a little bit of fear or feel that you’re not ready. As the world is so interconnected now, students were very interested in this collaborative view of global leadership.


English Through Service Learning

Ernesto Camacho at the furniture bankThis course provided students with an opportunity to step out beyond the classroom into the community. Students volunteered at a social service agency and utilized their English skills as well. They worked at a 'Furniture Bank' where donations of clothing, linens, and furniture are given to families in need. The students helped sort and distribute all of the donated items. Ernesto Camacho from Ecuador (pictured) said, "This was a great experience for me. I was able to practice English, do something good to help people, and learn about US culture. I am so glad I was able to participate in a program like this. I learned a lot and it was very meaningful for me.” The English Language Institute is committed to providing students with as many opportunities as possible to utilize their English skills outside of the traditional classroom. As part of the mission of Pine Manor College is social responsibility, this was a chance for students to participate in the mission, understand the value and importance of service and also achieve their educational goals of improving their ability to communicate in English.