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EC English, Washington DC, USA

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Washington DC in the last 12 monthsOrganized 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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 16 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
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$ 445 890 1335 1780 2225 2670 3115 3560 4450 4860 9315
Price in € 360 720 1079 1439 1799 2158 2518 2878 3597 3928 7529
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.
General course schedule
4-5 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
Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 23 Additional Week
Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 3200 4000 4560 8740 380
Price in € 324 647 970 1294 1617 1940 2587 3233 3686 7064 308
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 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 5100 5580 10695
Price in € 413 825 1237 1649 2061 2473 2886 3298 4122 4510 8644
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.
General course schedule
6 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  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 24 36 48
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9000 13500 18000
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7274 10911 14548
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9960 14940 19920
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8050 12075 16099
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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Business
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Price in US$ 510 1020 1530 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 4590 5100 --
Price in € 413 825 1237 1649 2061 2473 2886 3298 3710 4122 --
20 General English + 10 English for Work per week. These 10 lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in a English speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally there will be a 5 weekly progress test, 5 weekly tutorial and progress reports and an exit test. Students will receive a certificate on completion in recognition of the skills they have learnt.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 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  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 US$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 5100 6120 510
Price in € -- -- -- 1649 2061 2473 2886 3298 4122 4946 413
General English plus 10 classes of TOEFL Exam preparation per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Brochures
EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in US$ -- -- -- 2040 2550 3060 3570 4080 5100 5580 10695
Price in € -- -- -- 1649 2061 2473 2886 3298 4122 4510 8644
General English course and 10 classes of IELTS Exam preparation per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 160.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 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:High season supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Double banking: Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.
Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
One-to-one lessons: minimum 2 lessons.

Not included in the price:
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: USD 25 (per week).
- Bank transfer fee: USD 31.
The SEVIS fee will be USD 350.

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
Price in € 256 511 766 1021 1277 1532 1787 2042 2553 3063 256 77
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 90
Price in € 209 417 626 834 77
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 226 451 677 902 1128 1353 1579 1804 2255 2706 226 77
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 171 341 511 681 851 1021 1191 1362 1702 2042 171 77
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 298 596 894 1191 1489 1787 2085 2382 2978 3573 298 256 77
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Crystal Aparthotel, EC English, Washington DC - 1
Crystal Aparthotel, EC English, Washington DC - 2
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 456 911 1366 1821 2276 2731 3186 3642 4552 5462 456 256 77
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Crystal Aparthotel, EC English, Washington DC - 1
Crystal Aparthotel, EC English, Washington DC - 2
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 300 90
Price in € 213 426 639 851 256 77
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 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 247 494 741 987 1234 1481 1727 1974 2468 2961 247 256 77
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:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
Price in € 354 707 1060 1413 1766 2119 2472 2825 3531 4237 354 256 77
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:
No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
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
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
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
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

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
Prices (PDF)
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Prices (PDF)

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Other English schools in Washington DC offering English courses: 
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  2. English school in Washington DC: Washington Language Institute

    Rating: 4.7/5.0

    4.3

    FAQ about EC English, Washington DC

  • English courses at EC English start at 375 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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