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English school in Washington DC: Washington Language Institute

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Top rated school facilities

Washington Language Institute

  • Washington Language Institute is located in the extraordinary and unique American capital of Washington D.C. The school is located steps away from Georgetown (downtown Washington DC), close to numerous dining and shopping options, with supermarkets and cafés also readily available. Attractions such as "The View of DC" observation Deck and Gateway Park are just moments away, with the White House and many of the city's infamous attractions just a 15-minute subway ride away. The Rosslyn Subway Station is 2 minutes walk from the school's front doors. The school offers a variety of courses suitable to many types of working professionals that frequent the city, along with General English and Private English courses suitable to students from a beginners level and upwards. Special Purpose, ...
    Business, Evening, Legal English and On site Embassy English programmes are very popular with TOEFL and IELTS Exam preparation programmes also amongst the array of courses provided by the school. As an official IELTS and TOEFL test centre, students can arrange their courses in conjunction with exam dates accordingly. The facilities of the school are excellent with an onsite cafeteria, library, kitchen, computer lab, lounge and student support desk among the attributes available to all students daily. Classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and have ample sunlight, making sure students receive the optimal learning environment the whole year-round. Afternoon activity and weekend excursion plans are available through the school, making sure students make their trip to the American capital as memorable as possible.
  • The language school Washington Language Institute was founded in Washington DC, USA in 1986.

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Washington Language Institute

- Wearing masks
- Hands washing
- Social distancing

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPSEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA, English USA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • 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 coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

32

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for deaf students

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
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 160US$

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 level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 40

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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
2
20
1
1
5
8
5
5
5
1
5
5
3
2
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Baltimore-Washington International Airport:
250 US$ pick up
500 US$ return (both ways)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport:
90 US$ pick up
180 US$ return (both ways)
Washington Dulles International Airport:
120 US$ pick up
240 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 13 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 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 720 1080 1440 2160 2760 3450 4140 5120 7200 300
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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: 9:00  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 24 weeks - Get a reduced price of USD 5400 instead of USD 7200 if you book and pay for the course before 05.10.18 .
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 790 1185 1580 1975 2370 2765 3080 3850 4620 385
The course includes 25 lessons of General English and 4 hours of workshops per week.
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 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2080 2600 3120 260
Not available for F-1 student visa holders.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 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: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1440 -- -- -- 2760 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 920 1380 1840 2300 2760 3220 3600 4500 5400 450
The course includes 15 lessons of General English and 5 individual lessons per week.
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 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 1050 1575 2100 2625 3150 3675 4120 5150 6180 515
The course includes 25 lessons of General English and 5 individual lessons per week.
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 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 1550 2325 3100 3875 4650 5425 6120 7650 9180 765
The course includes 25 lessons of General English and 10 individual lessons per week.
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 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1760 2200 2640 220
Classes are from Mondays to Thursdays.
Not available for F-1 student visa holders.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3-4 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:
Afternoon: 17:00  - 20:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ -- 560 840 1120 1680 2040 2550 3060 3760 5280 220
Classes take place from Monday to Thursday.
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:
Afternoon: 17:00  - 21:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1440 -- -- -- 2760 -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1440 -- -- -- 2760 -- -- --
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: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- 1155 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam dates vary. The TOEFL iBT is offered in the computer lab 2 times each month.
Starting dates
2020: 24 Feb. 2020, 04 May 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
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: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- 1155 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam dates vary.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 16 Mar. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 26 May 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
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: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 165.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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:1-to-1: USD 60 per lesson.
1-to-2: USD 45 per lesson per person.
1-to-3: USD 35 per lesson per person.
1-to-4: USD 30 per lesson per person.
Off campus lessons USD 65 per lessons and government rate for teachers' travel (personalized proposal quotes available).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 1100 1650 1760 2200 2640 3080 3520 4400 5280 440 550 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 660 990 1050 1315 1580 1845 2110 2640 3170 265 550 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 1167 1750 1900 2450 3000 3550 4100 5200 6300 550 550 160
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball5 km
Basketball2 km
Cooking2 km
Cricket2 km
Dancing5 km
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf2 km
Horse riding2 km
Ice Hockey2 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music2 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing15 km
Skiing120 km
Squash 
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis2 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga5 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Facilities

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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What students liked about Washington Language Institute, Washington DC
The cordiality and kindness of all the staff of the institute.
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
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy all the facilities of the institute.
Classmates from different places around the world. Nice teacher (Mia). Excellent WiFi. Good Computer Lab.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Length of each level: 8 weeks (website missing info)
Other comments: Not all my classmates had the same English level.
The teaching method of my teacher Chris and the availability and kindness of Nathalie.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Residence
4.0
The recreational activities in Washington, the nice staff, the fieldtrip
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
3.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you have to pay $55 for the books

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    FAQ about Washington Language Institute, Washington DC

  • English courses at Washington Language Institute start at 235 US$ for Evening Premium 16 course with 16 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (250 US$), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (90 US$), Washington Dulles International Airport (120 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Washington Language Institute varies from 14 students (Morning Premium 25 ) to 14 students (Morning Premium 25 )
  • 100% of teachers at Washington Language Institute hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Washington Language Institute comes from Saudi Arabia with a 20% representation, followed by students from Japan (8%) and Brazil (5%).
  • Washington Language Institute offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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