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ABOUT SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE STUDIES

About SLS

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.

Our Mission Statement

The School of Language Studies supports the mission and philosophy of VIU by empowering its student population with the linguistic, academic, and intercultural communication skills necessary to become leaders in the global community.

School of Language Studies Mission
SLS Overview

Overview

The School of Language Studies offers instruction in English as a second language (ESL). The ESL program is founded on the general idea that better communication skills lead to a better world, and that successful communication includes not only language proficiency but also intercultural competence as well as an open and inquisitive mind. For this reason, all of our programs teach intercultural communication and critical thinking skills.

The goal of the ESL program is to make students proficient in the types of oral and written communication required in American college classrooms. The program has a strong focus on academic skills.

You Are Welcome Here!

At Virginia International University, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, age, genetics information, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-merit factor in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates.

Our Programs

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

7 Weeks ESL Program

7-Weeks ESL Program

VIU’s 7-week Intensive ESL Program for English language learners offers instruction at seven levels of proficiency: low beginner, beginner, elementary, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced.


INTENSIVE ESL >

Non intensive Program

Non-intensive Program

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!


NON-INTENSIVE ESL >

VCEA
IELTS
Toefl

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.