Evening Programs

The ICLS Evening Program offers foreign language classes in a variety of languages. We have a strong communicative and student-oriented approach to teaching and emphasize authentic language use. With our small class sizes, students have plenty of opportunity to practice their language skills. All classes are taught by qualified teachers with native proficiency in the target language.

Foreign language evening classes meet Monday through Thursday in 10-week sessions. Classes are available in the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Modern Standard Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • German
  • Turkish

Also available in other languages: bring us your group of at least 4 students and we’ll arrange a class for you!

Key Benefits

  • Small group classes
  • Classes taught by qualified native speakers
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Emphasis on Speaking and Listening Comprehension
  • Great location; close to McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro Stations in downtown Washington, DC

2017 Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish Sessions

Sessions Session Dates Holidays (No class) Holiday Make up classes
Spring Monday, April 10 – Monday, June 19 No class on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) Make up class on Monday, June 19
Summer Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, August 30 No class on Tuesday, July 4th (Independence Day) Make up class on Tuesday, September 5th
Fall Monday, September 11- Wednesday, November 20 No class on Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day) Make up class on Monday, November 20

2017 Portuguese Sessions

Sessions Session Dates Holidays (No class) Holiday Make up classes
Winter/Spring Monday, January 23 -Thursday, March 30 No class on Monday, February 20 (President’s Day) Make up class on Monday, April 3 (M/W classes only)
Spring/Summer Monday, April 24 – Thursday, June 29 No class on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) Make up class on Wednesday, July 6 (M/W classes only)
Fall/Winter Monday, September 11 – Thursday, November 16 No class on Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day) Make up class on Monday, November 20 (M/W classes only)

2017 Spring Session

Language Beginner I Beginner II Intermediate I Intermediate II
Chinese Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Russian Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
German Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Arabic Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Spanish Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
French Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Italian Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Turkish Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM Monday/Wednesday 6:00 – 7:40 PM

Portuguese 2017 Winter Session

Level Time Instructor
Beginner I VIEW Tue & Thu 6:00 – 7:40 TBD
Beginner II VIEW Tue & Thu 6:00 – 7:40 TBD
Intermediate I VIEW Mon & Wed 6:00  – 7:40 TBD
Intermediate II VIEW Mon & Wed 6:00 – 7:40 Ms. Lobo
Special Topics in Portuguese VIEW Tue & Thu 6:00  – 7:40 Ms. Lobo
For Spanish Speakers Beginner I VIEW Mon & Wed 6:00 – 7:40 Ms. Lobo
For Spanish Speakers Beginner II VIEW Mon & Wed 6:00 – 7:40 TBD

Tuition and Fees

10-week session $385
Registration fee (per course)* $25
Materials (Available for purchase on the first day of class.)  $37.99**

* 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.

** with the exception of Portuguese materials.

How much does the course cost?

The cost of the course is $410 plus the cost of the textbook.

How much does the textbook cost?

Textbooks typically cost between $40- $110 and are used throughout a variety of levels.  The exact cost of the textbook varies depending on the language.

When is payment due?

Payment for the tuition and textbook is due in full before the start of the course.

How big are the classes?

Each class has between 4 and 12 students. We cap the classes at 12 students to give each student ample speaking time and individual attention from the instructor.

How often do the classes meet?

The classes meet two days per week for 10 weeks. There are a total of 20 classes per course.

I will miss a few classes. Do you offer prorated tuition?

We charge a flat fee for the group classes and are unable to offer prorated tuition. It is not uncommon for our evening group class students to have to miss a few classes for work or travel. We encourage students to check in with their instructor so they are able to review the material on their own before returning to class.

Is there a placement test?

There is no placement test for our evening group classes. If you have had some experience with the language and have questions about which level is most appropriate for you, please email foreignlang@icls.com.

I am an intermediate-level student. Which course is right for me?

Most of our evening group classes are designed for beginning-level students; however, we offer intermediate-level courses in some languages. If you have intermediate or advanced proficiency, please email foreignlang@icls.com to inquire about our group and private language training options.

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