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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.


    VIU is accepting applications for our Intensive English Second Language (ESL) courses for Fall 2017 terms. All Intensive and Online ESL students who take classes in Fall 2017 are eligible for 15% discount. Click here for more information.

  • Intensive 7-week ESL program

    The intensive 7-week program offers a seven-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 evening classes that include Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, and Public Speaking with Confidence! We also have a Saturday morning Grammar & Conversation class. Especially for au pairs, we have the very popular “A Day at the Museum” program which takes place every Saturday, and two special weekend classes for au pairs. All of the non-intensive 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
    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

Contact Us at SLS

4401 Village Drive
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030, USA
Ph: 703-591-7042
Fax: 703-591-7046