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Washington Language Institute, Washington DC, USA

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

Washington Language Institute

The language school Washington Language Institute was founded in Washington DC, USA in 1986. The school is located only steps away from Georgetown (downtown Washington DC) and is close to numerous dining and shopping options, and 10 minutes from the national mall and memorials in DC. It is the premier English school in the area and an ideal choice, due to its programs and courses, its highly accessible location, and its proven track record since 1986.

Accreditations and Quality seals

CEA, ENGLISH USA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

26

Number of public workstations:

32

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45-65 US$ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 350
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 210
  • Junior courses in summer: 65

Average age of students

  • in summer: 18 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
5
5
2
3
5
5
25
5
8
5
5
5
5
5
3
5

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). It takes 45 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 30.May.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 24.Nov.2016, 25.Nov.2016, 25.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 500 750 1000 1500 1920 2400 2880 3520 5040 240
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 430 645 860 1290 1560 1950 2340 2880 4080 195
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 430 645 860 1290 1560 1950 2340 2880 4080 195
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:30  - 21:55
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1440 1620 1800 2160
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1360 1530 1700 2040
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ -- 360 540 720 900 1080 1260 1360 1530 1700 2040
Classes are from Mondays to Thursdays; 17:30 till 20:30. Not available for F-1 student visa holders.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:30  - 20:15
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2280 2850 3420 4400 285
Students at high-intermediate level and above continue to improve English-language proficiency and master academic skills in our Pre-College Program which is designed to prepare them for success in academic classes at university level. Classes are from 9:00 to 14:00 Mondays to Thursdays and from 9:00 to 13:00 on Fridays.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1180 -- -- -- 2280 -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 09.Feb.2016, 31.May.2016, 20.Sep.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1180 -- -- -- 2280 -- -- --
Exam dates vary.
Starting dates
2016: 05.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 26.Jun.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 15.Sep.2016, 12.Dec.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1180 -- -- -- 2280 -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 09.Feb.2016, 31.May.2016, 26.Jul.2016, 20.Sep.2016, 15.Nov.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates
05.Mar.2016, 25.Jun.2016, 18.Aug.2016, 08.Oct.2016, 10.Dec.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1180 -- -- -- 2280 -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 15.Dec.2016, 31.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 26.Jul.2016, 20.Sep.2016, 15.Nov.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
06.Feb.2016, 25.Jun.2016, 21.Jul.2016, 19.Aug.2016, 15.Oct.2016, 10.Dec.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1180 -- -- -- 2280 -- -- --
Starting dates
2016: 09.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 05.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 31.May.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 26.Jul.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 20.Sep.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 15.Nov.2016, 12.Dec.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
07.May.2016, 19.May.2016, 21.May.2016, 28.May.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 16.Jun.2016, 18.Jun.2016, 25.Jun.2016, 09.Jul.2016, 14.Jul.2016, 16.Jul.2016, 30.Jul.2016, 04.Aug.2016, 13.Aug.2016, 20.Aug.2016, 27.Aug.2016, 03.Sep.2016, 10.Sep.2016, 15.Sep.2016, 24.Sep.2016, 08.Oct.2016, 13.Oct.2016, 22.Oct.2016, 29.Oct.2016, 03.Nov.2016, 05.Nov.2016, 19.Nov.2016, 26.Nov.2016, 03.Dec.2016, 10.Dec.2016, 15.Dec.2016, 17.Dec.2016
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Note: All courses offered by Washington Language Institute, Washington DC can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00  US$
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 60 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: One on One - US$60 per lesson. 1 on 2 - US$45 per lesson per person. 1 on 3 - US$35 per lesson per person. 1 on 4 - US$30 per lesson per person. *Off campus lessons US$65 per lesson + government rate for teachers' travel (personalized proposal quotes available).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- -- 700 760 220 500 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
The prices are promotional prices and they are subject to availability. If there are no vacancies with those prices at the moment of your registration, the following price will apply: 3 weeks $775, 4 weeks $900, Extra week: $225. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 66
Dates
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 31.Jul.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 450 675 900 225 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Applications received less than 2 weeks before arrival incur an additional surcharge of US$100.
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 66
Dates
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 31.Jul.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 700 1050 1400 350 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Applications received less than 2 weeks before arrival incur an additional surcharge of US$100.
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 15
Maximum age of students: 66
Dates
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 31.Jul.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 550 825 1100 275 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Applications received less than 2 weeks before arrival incur an additional surcharge of US$100.
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 66
Dates
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 31.Jul.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Baltimore-Washington International Airport: for 250 US$ (one way)
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: for 90 US$ (one way)
    Washington Dulles International Airport: for 120 US$ (one way)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet  
Baseball 5 km
Basketball  
Cooking  
Cricket  
Dancing 5 km
Field Hockey  
Football (soccer) 5 km
Golf  
Horse riding  
Ice Hockey  
Mountainbiking 20 km
Music 5 km
Rugby  
Sailing 15 km
Skiing 120 km
Squash  
Swimming 5 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 5 km
Volleyball 5 km
Windsurfing 15 km
Yoga 5 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.7/5.0 
Facilities
4.7/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.7/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about Washington Language Institute, Washington DC
The teaching method of my teacher Chris and the availability and kindness of Nathalie.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Residence
4.0/5.0
the recreational activities in Washington, the nice staff, the fieldtrip
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Ausflug nach Baltimore, the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, ein Besuch in Georgetown, shopping in Tyson's corner, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Other comments: The learning materials are overpriced in my opinion, $ 60 for a little used book are too much. The recreational activities are well chosen and well organized.
multiethnic
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you have to pay $55 for the books
the course, very well structured
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: participate in classes with people from different countries and cultures

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