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ELS Washington D.C.-General English (30 lessons per week)

Quick Overview

Improve your English skills and communicate accurately and effectively with the ELS General English program. Develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and more with this full-day intensive program.

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646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016

ELS/Washington, DC is located in one of the most attractive and safest residential neighborhoods in the area. You will be close to many national museums and memorials all easily accessible by a public bus and subway system, making it easy to explore fabulous restaurants, shopping, galleries, historic neighborhoods, parks, theaters and sporting events. Many of the city’s sightseeing opportunities are free of charge.

If you decide to continue your studies in the area, ELS/Washington D.C. is not far from many universities and colleges. Many of these institutions will accept completion of the ELS intensive English for Academic Purposes program in place of the TOEFL® iBT and offer conditional letters of admission to qualified applicants.

Experience: Since 1961, ELS Language Centers has helped over 1.1 million international students from more than 175 countries learn English.

Activities: ELS plans a wide range of activities for students, including visits to local attractions, center activities and more.

Facilities: Baseball field Computer center Soccer field Tennis court(s) Basketball court(s) Center is handicapped accessible Classrooms are handicapped accessible

Age varies by center and housing option
12 Levels: 101 (Beginner)
to 112 (Masters)
Structure/Speaking Practice, Vocabulary Enrichment
Skills Enhancement Classes
50 minutes each
Monday – Friday
1 session (4-weeks)
for each level


Sample Class Schedule

Actual Activities are Subject to Change.
Exact courses offered at each location may vary.

8:30 – 9:20 Structure/Speaking Practice
9:30 – 10:20 Structure/Speaking Practice
10:30 – 11:20 Language Technology Center
11:30 – 12:20 Vocabulary Enrichment
12:20 – 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30 American Idioms
2:40 – 3:45 Intermediate Book Club

Additional Information

Terms & Conditions

Payments may be made by bank transfer or credit card and must be received in full 14 days prior to the course start date. A deposit must be paid immediately upon booking. A booking confirmation will only be sent when a deposit has been received. Bank details are provided on the invoice. Payment must include all bank transfer charges (including intermediary bank charges).

Application Fee A non-refundable $165 application fee ($100 for New York State Centers only: Garden City, Manhattan, Riverdale and Rochester; plus Washington, D.C.) is required with your completed application in order to process your enrollment.

Tuition Fee You must pay the tuition for the entire booked course before starting your program at ELS. A tuition deposit of 4 weeks is required for courses of 4 and 8 weeks and a tuition deposit of 6 weeks is required for courses of 12 or more weeks.

Materials and Technology Fee. ELS, a leading English provider, offers you a unique curriculum that includes exclusive proprietary textbooks and materials, as well as state-of-the-art Language Technology Centers. ELS will give you the appropriate textbooks and materials for each level you attend. Each student pays a non-refundable materials and technology fee of $85 at the beginning of each 4-week course attended. (Except for students in The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT).

Student Health Plan Fee All ELS students must have medical insurance coverage while in the USA. If you cannot provide evidence of sufficient coverage, in English, for medical expenses incurred while studying in the USA, you must purchase the ELS Student Health Plan. The Student Health Plan is offered to ELS students at a non-refundable fee of $150 per 4-week course. Insurance for students on a J-program is $200 per 4-week course. You will receive additional information about the Student Health Plan when you arrive at the Center

Each application requires financial certification, IN ENGLISH, if requesting a Form
I-20. This means you must provide proof that you will have enough funds to meet
your living and tuition expenses, as well as living expenses for family members who
might travel with you on student-dependent (F-2) visas. Any ONE of the following
is acceptable:
a) A current personal bank statement or an original letter from your bank, OR
b) Both a letter/affidavit of support from your parents or other source of support
stating that they will be responsible for your expenses during your stay at ELS, AND
a bank statement verifying their financial ability to meet your expenses, OR
c) A letter guaranteeing financial support from your employer, OR
d) An original scholarship letter from your government or other organization.

Tuition and Fees Cancellation Policy
If ELS accepts your application, but you cancel your booked course, the application fee will not be refunded. However, should you cancel your booked course, you may apply your application fee toward a new course for up to 12 months after your initially scheduled start-date. If your visa application is rejected or you cancel your booked course prior to the start date and you have not entered the USA on a student visa sponsored by ELS, ELS will refund all tuition and fees (except the application fee and courier fee). If you enter the USA on a student visa sponsored by ELS and cancel your booked course or do not report for class, ELS will retain the first four weeks of tuition as a non-refundable fee, if you have a booked course of four or eight weeks. If you have a booked course of 12 weeks or more, ELS will retain the first six weeks of tuition as a non-refundable fee.


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