12 English levels, plus TOEFL Preparation Course
Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week
ILI’s offers intensive English day classes in two locations: Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. and Gaithersburg in Maryland. In Washington, D.C. we offer 12 different 4-week levels, ranging from beginner to university level, plus an 8-week TOEFL Preparation course. Each class includes instruction in the following areas: Listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing.
- Basic vocabulary, grammar, and conversation
- Simple reading and writing (including the alphabet, if needed)
- Listening practice
- CD/DVD program
- Yes/no and information questions
- Spelling, dictation
Intensive English classes in Washington, D.C., including the TOEFL Preparation class, meet 5 class hours per day, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:10 pm, including a 15 minute morning break and a 45 minute lunch break.
New classes begin officially every 4 weeks. However, students may actually enter the program any Monday. A placement test allows us to place the student at the appropriate level.
The official 2017 start dates are: January 17 (Tuesday), February 13 , March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 3, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18. We do not have application deadlines.
|Tuition (for 4 weeks all 12 ESL levels + TOEFL Preparation)||$780|
|Tuition GRE or GMAT Preparation (for 4 weeks)||$850|
|Books (depending on level)||$53-133|
|Optional: SEVIS I-901 Fee payment for F-1 visa applicants (paid to SEVP)||$200|
|Optional: Express Mail Delivery Fee (for I-20 Form)||$40-120|
|Housing Placement Fee (non-refundable)||$150|
|Homestay (for 4 weeks, including food)||$925|
|Shared Bedroom in furnished apartment (1 month)||$925-1000|
|Private English Tutorial (per hour)||$42|
|Incoming Bank Wire Fee||$30|
We accept cash, U.S. checks, credit cards, bank wires, PayPal and Western Union. All prices are subject to change without prior notice. Au-Pairs can receive a 10% discount on tuition with proof of their status.
To enroll in any of our English or Test Preparation Programs, the student needs to complete an application and pay a $50 application fee. The minimum age is 14. The application can be completed online by going to our Online Application page, or the completed paper Application Form can be emailed or faxed. Prospective students may also come to our school and apply in person. We do not have application deadlines however if the F-1 visa is required the application should be submitted 6-8 weeks before the requested start date. Housing is optional and requires a separate Housing application.
I-20 Form/F-1 Student Visa:
The International Language Institute is authorized, under Federal law, to enroll individuals with F-1 student visas. The International Language Institute, however, does not require students to have student visas. The I-20 form for an F-1 student visa can be issued for students in our Intensive English Day Program, including the TOEFL Preparation course, who are at least 16 years of age and enroll for a minimum of four weeks. For more information on obtaining a F-1 Student Visa and the requirements for obtaining an I-20 form, please go to our F-1 Visa Information page.
All new students are required to take a placement test at the institute to determine their level. This test is not given online. Preferably, it should be taken before the first day of class at the institute during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 12:30 pm
No appointment necessary.
New students: Tuition for the first cycle (4 weeks) in the amount of $780 (or $850 for GRE or GMAT) has to be paid entirely before the student is allowed in class. If the student is enrolling for less than 4 weeks, all tuition has to be paid before student is allowed in class.
Continuing students: Tuition is due the Monday after the last payment is up. A late fee of $15.00 is automatically added to any payment not received by Wednesday and increases by $15 for each week late. ILI reserves the right to disallow students in class who have not paid their tuition. Continuing students with unpaid tuition, books or fees from a previous cycle will not be allowed to re-enroll for a new cycle until such balance is paid in full. Continuing students wishing to pay for less than 1 cycle at a time can choose one of the following payment schedules:
At the end of each four week cycle, a student may pass to the next level if he/she has a grade average of 70% and an attendance average of 80%. If the student’s grade average is below 70%, he/she will need to repeat the level. If the student’s attendance is below 80%, he/she will need to repeat the level. The student’s grade is determined by averaging five skill areas: an average of the grammar chapter test grades, the final listening assessment, the final speaking assessment, the final reading assessment and the final writing assessment.
Certificates & Evaluations:
All students who complete their program are awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of their studies upon request. All students are continuously evaluated and an evaluation report is available at the end of their studies. In order to qualify to receive a certificate of attendance or an evaluation from ILI, a student must maintain attendance of at least 80%.
In the United States, individuals are responsible for paying their own medical care costs. In general, these costs are very high. To prepare for the financial responsibility of unexpected illness or injury, all international students at the International Language Institute should have health insurance. One of the companies offering health insurance for international students is Compass Benefits.
Please contact our Admissions Office at (202) 362-2505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.