The International Language Institute (ILI) was founded in 1970 when it began its operations with four English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and about 15 students. For nearly 50 years, our company has seen steady growth and developed a strong reputation around the world and locally for quality language training and academic preparation at a superior value. Today, we have hundreds of new students every year and the following two locations:
- International Language Institute in Washington, DC
- International Language Institute in Gaithersburg, MD
The International Language Institute has provided quality language training to thousands of students from around the world. All of our programs are accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ILI is licensed by the DC Educational Licensure Commission and is a member of AAIEP (American Association of Intensive English Programs), TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), WATESOL (Washington Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), NAFSA (Association of International Educators), and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.)
In August 2015, we moved to a brand-new and custom-built 11,000 square feet facility on Rhode Island Ave NW. This is where our corporate office is located, as well as the International Language Institute (DC). Our new facility is within walking distance to Dupont Circle and Farragut North metro stations in downtown Washington, DC. We are also close to restaurants, coffee shops, banks and other retail venues. We have 26 classrooms, 6 tutorial rooms, 1 computer room and a student lounge.
The International Language Institute in Maryland is located at 26 North Summit Avenue in Gaithersburg, MD. This location has a 7,000 square foot facility with 9 classrooms, a student library, and a small kitchen area for students and staff.
Our mission is to provide high-quality language instruction and academic preparation, in person or online, at a superior value, to satisfy the individual goals of those who choose to study for academic, professional, or personal reasons.