English course in Washington
Learn English in the Capital City of the USA!
Information on the English School in Washington
Washington DC is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world and is rich in diversity, history and culture. Classified by Forbes magazine as “the third happiest city in the United States” due to it’s diversity, education system and the multitude of young professionals flocking here to study.
DC is a career-oriented city, so internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities are available in almost any field you can think of. It is the epicenter of US politics and is home to the United States government, and aside from the myriad of opportunities to pursue a future for yourself, it’s a great place to remember and appreciate the past.
DC offers an endless list of activities and things to do, making it easy to practice your English. Visit the place where Martin Luther King delivered his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, or where 20 million people congregated for the first ever Earth Day Event! With so many iconic attractions such as the Smithsonian museums, the US capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court, you’ll be spoiled for choice with endless entertainment.
You’ll find fresh food, arts and night-life scenes in this amazing city. Spend mornings strolling farmers markets, contemporary exhibits and take in the view from the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument before catching a show at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts. There is no question as to why this city is a top destination.
The school boasts an amazing location and is only a 10 minute walk from The White House! The classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching equipment, free Wi-Fi, and are bright, colourful and comfortable. You will find a lounge area where you can relax, a room for self-study and a computer lab for use outside of class. The school library, full of additional educational material, is accessible throughout the day.
Following an English course in Washington you can choose from a range of extra-curricular activities every day, including: visits to the Washington Museums, outdoor sports, urban excursions, city trips, theme nights … there is always something to do or see in this extraordinary city, you will not get bored here!
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Choose your English course in Washington
General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Washington
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Washington and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Washington for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Washington. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Washington
[+] To make the most of your studying in Washington you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Washington
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in Washington
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Washington
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Crystal Plaza - Residence
[+] Each apartment consists of two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable shared living area with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. The rooms are single or twin and there are 3 or 4 students per apartment. Single rooms have a queen-size double bed and double rooms have two single beds. All rooms ha ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Washington
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Washington
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Washington DC is an inspiring city which creates an ideal environment for personal, social and career growth. Students and tourists come here to remember the past whilst enjoying the present. World-famous museums, such as the Smithsonian, are a must-see on your to-do list, along with the United States Congress, the National Zoo and the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin.
The list of activities and events that this city provides is endless, and there are many free festivals, concerts and performances occurring throughout the year. Founded in 1790, the nation’s capital has been a dynamic city with plenty of highs and lows to match its place in American history.
You can have the best of both worlds by delving into the nation’s past and exploring modern and exciting neighbourhoods. After more than 200 years as the capital, Washington D.C. has developed into a complex and layered city, with a distinctive character: a town for locals, an international centre of power and an amazing place to visit.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- SAUDI ARABIAN25 % 25 %
- BRAZILIAN20 % 20 %
- OTHER18 % 18 %
- COLOMBIAN11 % 11 %
- KOREAN8 % 8 %
- THAI8 % 8 %
- JAPANESE5 % 5 %
- TURKISH3 % 3 %
- SPANISH2% 2%
Here the age groups at the English school in Washington:
- 18-2960 % 60 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+40% 40%
Structure and timetable of English course in Washington
First day in Washington
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Washington students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Washington, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Washington, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Washington
Not to be missed!
- The White House
- The National Zoo
- Meridian Hill Park
- Rock Creek Park
- Dupont Freshfarm Market
- Washington National Cathedral
How to get around Washington
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Coffee in cafe $1.60
- Large Pizza $15
- Meal for 2 people: $45
- Bottle of Coca Cola $1.80
- Two-course meal in average restaurant $20.00
- Dozen eggs $2.90
- Cinema Ticket $12