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School of Language Studies

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.

Currently, VIU offers the following English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs:

  • 7-week ESL program
    The 7-week Intensive ESL program offers a seven-level ESL program that focuses on Academic English.
  • Non-intensive Program
    The Non-Intensive ESL program offers evening and Saturday class for part-time study. Courses include Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, Public Speaking with Confidence!, as well as the Day at the Museum Program.