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Vacation English

The ICLS Vacation English Program includes daily practice of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a strong emphasis on conversation and pronunciation.

Vacation English extends beyond the classroom. Students can participate in weekly trips to local sites of interest, such as museums, monuments, national parks, and seasonal events, giving students a chance to make friends and practice their English.

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Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students may start on the first 3 Mondays during the session.

Each instructional hour is 50 minutes.

Program Dates
January 2 – January 25*
January 29 – February 22*
February 26 – March 21
March 25 – April 18
April 22 – May 16
May 20 – June 13*
June 17 – July 11**
July 15 – August 8
August 12 – September 5*
September 9 – October 3
October 7 – October 31
November 4 – November 27**
December 2 – December 24
* Classes cancelled on certain federal holidays and are not made up.
Tuition, per 4-week session
Registration fee **
Materials fee
** 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. 

Key Benefits


Diverse Student Body

On average, we have students join us from over 45 different countries each year.
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Four Classes from Monday to Thursday

Each class is with a different highly-skilled teacher, allowing for a well-rounded curriculum.
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Small Class Sizes

We have an average of 7-8 students per class.
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Emphasis is on Understanding and Speaking

Emphasis is on understanding and speaking like native English speakers.
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Weekly Activities and Field Trips

Weekly activities and field trips allow students to practice their English and explore the D.C. Metro area.
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Over 50 Years' Experience

Over 50 years' experience in best practices in the field of teaching English as a Second Language.
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Student Learning Outcomes, Vacation English Program

Review our achievement scale and interpretation at this link. The chart below outlines a list of benchmarks for each level of ICLS’s IEP. Upon completing a level, a student will be able to:

Level 101

Produce basic survival phrases and share simple biographical information.

Level 102

Handle predictable situations by using short, simple statements.

Level 103

Carry simple conversations about routine daily activities such as simple descriptions and directions.

Level 201

Show emerging evidence of control of time frames, speak appropriately in routine social situations, and discuss basic work-related topics.

Level 202

Speak at paragraph level, maintain conversations on routine topics, and participate in informal and limited work-related situations.

Level 301

Fully participate in most casual conversations about work, family, and current events, speak in paragraphs, and handle a routine situation with a complication.

Level 302

Communicate on topics related to personal interests and non-routine situations, show evidence of paraphrasing, and handle routine work-related interactions/situations.

Level 401

Demonstrate mastery of basic structures and emerging use of complex structures, discuss abstract topics and a broad range of work-related and professional situations using cultural references. Students at this level can easily communicate in a variety of tenses.

Level 402

Speak with sufficient accuracy to support opinion and hypothesize, and deal with linguistically unfamiliar situations, including formal and informal conversations about social and work-related topics.

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