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 offers the following English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs
VIU’s 7-week ESL program for second language English learners offers instruction at seven levels of proficiency: low beginner, beginner, elementary, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Each level can be completed in one term of full-time study. The overall length of the program depends on the student’s initial placement and how quickly the student progresses from one level to the next.
Our adult ESL programs make language learning fun, flexible, and affordable! We offer on-campus courses such as Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, and Public Speaking with Confidence! For au pairs, our Saturday museum trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC take place every Saturday year round, with the exception of major holidays.
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The School of Language Studies at VIU welcomes you to join our ESL community and looks forward to helping you reach your higher education or professional goals.