Special Promotion for Au Pairs:  $500 tuition to meet your Education Requirement!

Study in person or online from a live instructor using Zoom!  You can choose which platform you prefer:  Some students want to be in the classroom, others want to study online via Zoom. At ILI, you can do either.  We have 360-degree cameras in our classrooms enabling online students to feel part of the class.  This hybrid class environment allows students to engage with each other and the instructor and to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English Language.

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Are you an au pair in the Washington, DC metro area? Then you are probably looking for a place to complete your education requirement. ILI has many affordable classes that you can take to meet your requirement. We also offer a 10 % discount on our tuition to all au pairs, so you do not need to spend much more than the $500 your host family pays for your education requirement. The education requirement is 6 credits or the equivalent. Since we are not a college or university, the equivalent is classroom hours. Please check with your au pair organization to determine the number of classroom hours you need to complete. Most au pairs need a total of 72 hours.  Here are some examples of how you can complete your education requirement at ILI:

English (ESL) or TOEFL Preparation

ClassTimes (Eastern Time)HoursRegular TuitionSpecial Promotion
Day ClassMonday through Friday 9 am-2:10 pm75 hours$595 for 3 weeks$500
Evening Class*Tuesday through Thursday 6:40-8:45 pm75 hours$650 for 10 weeks$500
Saturday Class*Saturday 9 am-1:05 pm72 hours$640 for 16 weeks$500

Please note that all times above are Eastern Time (standard or daylight) based on our location in Washington, DC. Your time zone might be different and those times may not work with your schedule. Please be sure you can attend the times based on Eastern Time before you enroll.

Easy and flexible! We have open enrollment so you can start every week!*             Enroll Now!

The application fee is $75 for all new students. Use of textbooks included. Required TOEFL textbook is $97. Enroll now in one of our Special Promotion classes!

All new English students take a placement test after submitting a paid registration. The test will determine your starting English level. Students studying online will take the test online. Students studying in person, take the test at the institute. After the successful completion of your classes, you can request a certificate showing the number of hours completed.

* Semi-Intensive English classes are subject to availability. Au pairs may be placed on a waitlist until space opens up at the appropriate level.

Additional Offerings

Foreign Languages (choose from 12 different languages!)

ClassTimes (Eastern Time)HoursRegular TuitionTuition with 10% Discount
Spanish1 once per week 6:15-8:45 pm25 hours$360$324 for 10 weeks
French1 once per week 6:15-8:45 pm25 hours$360$324 for 10 weeks
Italian1 once per week 6:15-8:45 pm25 hours$360$324 for 10 weeks

We also offer Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, German, Hindi, JapaneseKorean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. There several different levels for each language and classes meet once per week in the evening or on Saturday morning. Sessions start 4 times per year.  Textbooks are not included in the tuition price and are required for the class. Prices vary by language and level. More information under Foreign Languages/Group Classes.

TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program

ClassTimesHoursRegular TuitionTuition with 10 % Discount
TESOL/TEFLTuesdays/Thursdays 6-9 pm120 hours$1750$1575 for 8 weeks

This class prepares for a career in teaching English. Advanced English level is required for enrollment and prior teaching experience is recommended. A new session starts every 8 weeks. Textbooks included in the price.  More information under TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program Description.

Terms and Conditions

Special Promotion is for new students only. Proof of au pair status required (copy of J-1, DS-2019, or au pair ID). Price includes total tuition and use of textbooks (except TOEFL course). Price excludes $75 application fee. Offer applies to Intensive and Semi-Intensive English Programs only. Full payment of tuition and application fee, a total of $575, required with registration.  Semi-Intensive English classes are subject to availability. Au pairs may be placed on a waitlist until space opens up at the appropriate level.