Today, English is the dominant international language in communications, science, business, and entertainment. A working knowledge of English means better job opportunities worldwide. As a result of the growing need for English skills, VIU’s School of Language Studies provides students with an opportunity to learn English quickly in a safe and friendly environment.
VIU’s key location in the Washington, DC metro area provides students with the perfect opportunity to practice their English skills as they explore the region.
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- Intensive 7-week ESL program
The intensive 7-week program offers a six-level program that begins at the beginner level and continues through the advanced level. The program focuses on building academic English skills and university-readiness skills, as well as provides TOEFL and IELTS preparation.
- Non-intensive Program
The non-intensive ESL program offers night classes that include business English, general English and American Language and Culture classes. It also includes the very popular “A Day at the Museum” course which occurs every Saturday. These classes can all be taken in order to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).
- Online Program
The online ESL program offers online ESL courses that are highly interactive and designed to help students be academically successful. Online students will not only have the opportunity to be taught by an instructor in the United States but will also be able to interact with our on-ground ESL students who are studying at the same level. This program follows the same structure as the on-ground ESL intensive 7-week program.
- Customized Courses
are available through the School of Language Studies. We offer any of our courses in the Intensive or Non-Intensive Program in the form of individual or small group sessions tailored to your schedule. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.