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Welcome to the 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.

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Programs

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

  • Intensive ESL

    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.

  • Non-Intensive ESL

    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.

Student Services

The School of Language Studies offers a variety of resources and ways to connect beyond the classroom. Explore our full list of resources here.

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Why the SLS at VIU?

With the School of Language Studies, you will be able to: Improve your communication skills for life in an English-speaking country.

  • Improve your language skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Experience life in one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • Study with classmates from all around the world.
  • Enjoy language instruction in an intimate and caring environment where each student is valued.
  • Study with teachers who bring the highest level of training and experience to the classroom.
  • Prepare yourself to succeed in institutions of higher learning in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
  • Prepare yourself to take the TOEFL examination.

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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.