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EC English, Washington DC, USA

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in USAAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in USA
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Central location only 10 minute walk from the White House
  • Top rated social activities

EC English (EC)

  • The epicentre of US politics, and full of famous monuments, memorials and museums, Washington provides an awe-inspiring environment for study. The school is a sleek, modern space in the heart of this cosmopolitan city, ranked by Forbes as the third happiest US city for young professionals.
  • EC English operated previously under the name CES Embassy English.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Washington DC, USA in 2015.
  • Tax registration ID: MT10671015
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Washington DC

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET ALTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEnglish USA

Facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

11

Number of public PC workstations:

14

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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):

16
3
22
6
10
3
3
8
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dulles International Airport .

Baltimore-Washington International Airport:
180 US$ pick up
360 US$ return (both ways)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport:
150 US$ pick up
300 US$ return (both ways)
Washington Dulles International Airport:
170 US$ pick up
340 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 18 Jan. 2021, 14 Feb. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 31 May 2021, 04 Jun. 2021, 20 Jun. 2021, 04 Jul. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 31 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 25 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 460 920 1380 1840 2300 2760 3220 3680 4600 4980 9545
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 410 820 1230 1640 2050 2460 2870 3280 4100 4680 8970
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 525 1050 1575 2100 2625 3150 3675 4200 5250 5760 11040
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 580 1160 1740 2320 2900 3480 4060 4640 5800 6720 12880
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for USD 85 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9240 13860 18480
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10200 15300 20400
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional fees:
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 300 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 3000 3600 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
50 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 265 530 795 1060 1325 1590 1855 2120 2650 3180 265 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 535 1070 1605 2140 2675 3210 3745 4280 5350 6420 535 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 75 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 290 580 870 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 3480 290 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 415 830 1245 1660 2075 2490 2905 3320 4150 4980 415 300 90
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 US$
Special dietary supplement: USD 45 (per week).

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Social activities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about EC English, Washington DC
Quality of teaching and groups with professionals from around the world
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Excellent teachers and outstanding treatment
Level and quality of teaching
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: I highly recommend
Atmosphere and teachers
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0

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    FAQ about EC English, Washington DC

  • English courses at EC English start at 385 US$ for Academic Semester / Year course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (180 US$), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (150 US$), Washington Dulles International Airport (170 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi-Intensive English) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Saudi Arabia with a 22% representation, followed by students from Brazil (16%) and Korea (10%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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