Washington DC

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Rating: 4.7

4.74 reviews

Rating: 4.7

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.7

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School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training) School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

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... More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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960US$ 960US$
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Rating: 4.3

4.37 reviews

Rating: 3.9

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

Leisure program
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School accredited by AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

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... More

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Morning Premium 25 - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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885US$ 885US$
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School accredited by ACCET  (Accrediting Council for Continuning Education and Training)

The language school is just a stone's throw away from historical sites like the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Capitol Building. Students can also enjoy some musical... More

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1065US$ 1065US$
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What our students said about Washington DC

Rating: 5/5


Wonderful city to visit, know and enjoy walking through its streets, heritage buildings and amazing architecture.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Washington DC

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 4 reviews

Level and quality of teaching
I highly recommend

16 August 2018
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 4 reviews

Quality of teaching and groups with professionals from around the world
Excellent teachers and outstanding treatment

6 May 2018
Course: Semi-Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 56 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 7 reviews

Classmates from different places around the world. Nice teacher (Mia). Excellent WiFi. Good Computer Lab.
Not all my classmates had the same English level.

12 May 2017
Course: Morning Premium 25 - 3 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Carlos Mario

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 7 reviews

The teaching method of my teacher Chris and the availability and kindness of Nathalie.

2 August 2016
Course: Premium 15 - PM - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Key Facts about Washington DC

Washington DC: Originally designed by the French architect Pierre L’Enfant in 1791, Washington is a city of green parks, wide tree-lined streets and very few skyscrapers, all of which give it a European air. The city, which attracts almost twenty million visitors each year, is divided into four quadrants – perhaps the most famous is Georgetown, a historic district with elegant 18th- and 19th-century townhouses, home to many influential residents, as well as chic restaurants and shops. The most famous sites are concentrated along the central Mall, including the White House, individual memorials to four of the greatest presidents, and the superb museums of the Smithsonian Institution.

In the latest 2019 The Economist: Global Liveability index the quality of life in Washington DC was ranked 40 among 140 cities worldwide.

Population: 602,000

Elevation: 7 m. above sea level

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Washington, D.C.,

Currency: USD

Washington DC quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.4

4.4 (13 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 374 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 326 US$

Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Events in Washington DCBest time to take a language course in Washington DC

The Metropolitan Cooking
The Metropolitan Cooking

05 December 2020 - 06 December 2020Whether you're an enthusiastic cook that is learning or a top chef, The Metropolitan Cooking Festival has something for everyone! Enjoy cooking demos and learn some tips from some of the best chefs in the world that will change the way you cook forever. If you're a foodie this event is made for you!

Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Day

January 2021The 3rd Monday of January is the Day of Service held in the memory of Martin Luther King. For this event, people are encouraged to volunteer at a local charity, and the Freedom Choir gives a free performance at the Kennedy Center.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 2021 - April 2021The Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington in 1912, as a sign of friendship between the two nations and giving rise to America's very own Hanami, in the nation's capital.

The Blossom Kite Festival
The Blossom Kite Festival

March 2021The Blossom Kite Festival, part of the Cherry Blossom Festival, is held every year. Kites invade the city sky and highlights of this free, family-oriented event include a kite competition, a kite showdown and other activities for kids and adults alike.

4th of July
4th of July

04 July 2021Experience the true spirit of Independence Day in the nation's capital with numerous events, patriotic music, fireworks, parades, and much more.

What to do in Washington DC

White House
White House
Washington National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral
Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture
Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture
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Arrival Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 4 km. from Washington DC city center

Public transportation to city center:


Every 15 minutes, 11,00 USD, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Washington Dulles Airport, Wiehle-Reston East Station + Wiehle-Reston East Station, Farragut West Station

Taxi: 15 US$, 5 minutes drive to city center of Washington DC

Direct international flights from:
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, Toronto Pearson International
Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 36 km. from Washington DC city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 118 US$, 40 minutes drive to city center of Washington DC

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) - 44 km. from Washington DC city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 9,00 USD, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals Door, Herndon-Monroe PK, N Moore ST, D St, D St SW & 7th ST SW

Taxi: 153 US$, 45 minutes drive to city center of Washington DC

    FAQ about schools in Washington DC

  • Students rated the activity program at EC English as the best.
  • EC English has received the best overall rating in Washington DC.
  • EC English, located in 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW - Suite 701 has been voted as the school with the best location in Washington DC.
  • EC English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Residence' at Washington Language Institute is the best rated accommodation in Washington DC.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for USA is 12 weeks.
  • Students rated Washington DC with 4.4 stars out of 5.
  • In Washington DC electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Washington DC is Ronald Reagan Washington National (4.8 km from city center). Alternative airports: Washington Dulles International (36.2 km), Baltimore-Washington International (44.5 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Washington DC.
  • In Washington DC the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, English for Lawyers.
  • Schools in Washington DC offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, Other exams.

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