Intensive English Program

Offered at all levels, ICLS’ Intensive English Program (IEP) emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing comprehension for individuals, diplomats, business professionals and university students who must improve their skills for work, internship, or university study. Incoming students are given a placement test to determine their entry level; English is the only language used in the classroom.

Our ESL program goes beyond our classroom doors. We provide students with information on housing solutions to help them settle into Washington, DC and excursions to museums, outdoor activities, shops, and restaurants to help them become more confident in their conversational skills.

Because ICLS is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students, students on an F-1 visa will maintain their student status when they enroll with us.

To begin improving your English language skills for work or school, please contact us today !

Key Benefits

  • Diverse student body, on average we have students join us from over 45 different countries each year
  • Four classes daily, each with a different highly-skilled teacher, allow for well-rounded curriculum
  • Small class sizes, with an average of 7-8 students per class
  • Emphasis is on understanding and speaking like native English speakers
  • Weekly activities and field trips allow students to practice their English and explore the D.C. Metro area

2017 Program Dates
 January 3-January  27   June 19-July 14  November 6-December 1
 January 30-February 24   July 17-August 11  December 4-December 22*
 February 27-March 24   August 14-September 8
 March 27-April 21  September 11-October 6
  April 24-May 19  October 10-November 3
  May 22-June 16  November 6-December 1

Classes run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students may start on the first 3 Mondays during the session.

* This session will be prorated.

Please also see our holiday schedule from here.

Tuition & Fees
Standard tuition, per 4-week session $1,200
Direct inquiry tuition, per 4-week session* $850
Registration fee ** $100
Materials fee (approx. per session) $55-$75

* The direct inquiry rate is for students that register without any support from an agency.

** Registration fee is non-refundable. ICLS reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment. In the case of lack of enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded.

*** In the event an applicant does not meet the proficiency requirement for a given course, the applicant has the option to have the registration fee applied toward another course or refunded.

Prices subject to change without notice. Each instructional hour is 50 minutes.


To register for the Intensive English Program, please complete our online application.

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