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English Course in Washington D.C.

Learn English in the Capital City of the USA!

Information on the English School Washington D.C.

Washington DC is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. Rich in diversity, history and culture, it makes it hard to compare to other US cities around the states. Classified by Forbes magazine as “the third happiest city in the United States”, due to it’s diversity, education system and the buzz 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. 

Due to this, the Capital offers an endless list of activities and things to do, making it easy to practice 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 no matter what time of day. Spend mornings strolling farmers markets, contemporary exhibits and take in the scenery 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 – 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, colorful and comfortable. You will find a lounge area where you can relax, a room for self-study and a computer lab accessible during breaks and before and after classes. The school library, full of extra 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, extra-urban excursions, city trips, theme nights … there is always something to do or see in this extraordinary city, you will not get bored, promised!

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Every English Course in Washington D.C. includes:

  • Textbooks and materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Welcome Event
  • Access to Internet/ Wi-Fi
  • Medical Insurance from Guard.me

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English Courses in Washington D.C.

English Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Washington D.C.

General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Washington

20, 24 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] 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

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

Accommodation in Washington, D.C.

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Washington, DC, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...

Crystal Plaza - Residence

Distance to School: 15 - 25 minutes walking - Room types: Single Room - Double Room

[+] 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

Host Family

Distance to School: 25 - 55 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board

[+] 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

Why Washington D.C.? Some Facts...

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Why Choose an English Course in Washington D.C.?

Washington DC is an inspiring city, where thousands of people and opportunities come together, creating 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 happening 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 adventuring into very modern and exciting neighbourhoods. After more than 200 years as the capital, Washington D.C. has developed as a complex and layered city, with a distinctive character: a town for locals, an international centre of power and an amazing place to visit.

An International Environment

Does this English course in Washington, DC,  meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

  • Students of Ages 18-30 60% 60%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 40% 40%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception and registration. Be sure to bring with you:

  • Form I-20 and F-1 Visa (Only if your English Course is over 20 hours per week)
  • Form I-94 (A white or green card that will be delivered to you)
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Passport
  • Health Insurance (valid for the duration of your stay)
  • Credit card (for the deposit should you choose to stay within the school residences or apartments)

At 09.00 there will be a short language test – nothing to worry about – 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.

At 10:15 there will be a break and you can enjoy the Welcome Breakfast where you can meet and socialise with all the new students.

Shortly after breakfast, there will be an orientation session, where you will receive information on the school, activities, accommodation, transport and the visa regulations. Depending on the course you have chosen (General, Semi-Intensive or Intensive), you may start lessons immediately afterwards or the following day. Here is a sample:

  • 08:30 Check-in and Registration
  • 09:00 Language Test
  • 10:15 Welcome Breakfast
  • 10:45 Orientation Session and Welcome Pack
  • 12:30 First English Course Lesson in Washington D.C.

Welcome Pack 

On the first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Washington DC, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Washington DC, 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).

From Tuesday Onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. 

The time table varies depending on your selected English Course:

  • General English: The first day will establish whether your lessons will be in the morning or the afternoon
  • Semi-Intensive: Similar to General English, but with extra lessons twice a week from 12: 30 – 14: 00.
  • Intensive or Business English: Similar to General English, but with extra lessons every day from 12: 30 – 14: 00.

Morning (Sample)

  • 08:30-10:00 First Module *
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:45 Second Module*
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch Break
  • 12:30-14:00 Extra Lesson**
  • 14:00-14:15 Break

Afternoon

  • 14:15-15:45 First Module*
  • 15:45-16:00 Break
  • 16:00-17:30 Second Module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Useful Tips For Your Washington D.C. Stay!

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Do Not Miss!

  • The White House
  • The National Zoo
  • Meridian Hill Park
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Dupont Freshfarm Market
  • Washington National Cathedral

Cost of Living in Washington, DC. 

  • 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

 

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