Accreditation: ICLS is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). This means that ICLS adheres to a set of standards that assure quality instruction and services to our English and foreign language students. We are the only school in the Washington DC area that has both its English and foreign language programs accredited.
Teachers: ICLS teachers are highly-skilled professionals with years of experience teaching in a proficiency-oriented communicative setting. Foreign language teachers have native fluency in the language they teach, and maintain a close connection to their native countries, providing them with recent exposure to the target language and culture.
Programs: ICLS offers a variety of programs ranging from full time to part time, group and individual instruction, in 85 languages, all of which are designed to meet the individual learning needs of each of our students.
Language Exchange: Take advantage of the opportunity to practice speaking with native speakers of the language you’re studying in an informal conversation partner setting. Students in the ESL division come from a variety of countries and language backgrounds, and are often eager to share their language and culture with native English speakers. All ICLS students share the same lounges and other amenities in our large facility, thereby making it conducive to language exchanges.
Activities: ICLS organizes special parties throughout the year and the Foreign Language coordinators and teachers organize cultural activities and lunches that feature delicious culinary treats from their native countries.
Location: As a cultural center of the United States, Washington D.C. is an exciting place to be, and ICLS is located in the heart of the city. We’re only a few blocks from the White House, and within walking distance of McPherson Square and Farragut North metro stations, the National Mall, Embassy Row, and wonderful shopping and restaurants.