International Language Academy of Washington D.C.

Introduction

The International Language Academy of Washington, DC (ILA) is founded on the basis of excellence in education, where learning becomes an extraordinary interactive experience. We are of medium size: small enough to provide a personal service, but large enough to have excellent facilities and resources.

The Academy’s mission from the very first day, is to offer an excellent education, and English Language learning experience to speakers of other languages, and help students master the skills required for them to persue their education in the US, and be successful in all aspects of life in America.

The Academy’s location near Washington, DC, makes it attractive to both local and international students. There is ample parking and, with the anticipated January 2014 opening of the new Silver [Metro] Line, convenient public transportation. The institute is also a short distance from Tysons Corner Galleria, one of the largest malls in the United States, with many up-scale stores and restaurants. The Institute’s facilities themselves are attractive. Located in a tree-lined commercial area, there is a welcoming entry area, classrooms equipped with new tables, chairs, and whiteboards, and a comfortable student lounge area. All classrooms have electronic equipment, and there is an additional computer area where students can work on assignments.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Business English

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

This professional training course incorporates current business theory with practical and critical thinking skills, to provide a context based approach to business English. The Academy will tailor the Business English Course to the needs of the students and their sponsor, with special emphasis on Marketing, Finance, Management, ICT and Human Resources. All courses will help learners communicate better when presenting, taking part in meetings and negotiating. The course builds confidence and fluency by encouraging students to analyze tasks and take part in realistic activities. [+]

Business English Marketing, Finance, Management, ICT and Human Resources This professional training course incorporates current business theory with practical and critical thinking skills, to provide a context based approach to business English. The Academy will tailor the Business English Course to the needs of the students and their sponsor, with special emphasis on Marketing, Finance, Management, ICT and Human Resources. All courses will help learners communicate better when presenting, taking part in meetings and negotiating. The course builds confidence and fluency by encouraging students to analyze tasks and take part in realistic activities. Tuition 8 credit hours $275/ week 11 credit hours $200/ week 15 credit hours $375/ week [-]

Communications skills training

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

3 levels program, that focuses on Pronunciation and Conversational Training that is designed to develop oral communication skills, and build learner confidence. Students will benefit from a focus on comprehensibility and contextualized practice. [+]

Communications skills training Develop oral communication skills 3 levels program, that focuses on Pronunciation and Conversational Training that is designed to develop oral communication skills, and build learner confidence. Students will benefit from a focus on comprehensibility and contextualized practice. Our Academy uses a methodology that combines class room work with smart phone applications to help students learn outside the school’s setting. The course will also focus on presentation skills for adult and young-adult learners of English, which offers students an opportunity to develop the life skill of talking about topics to an audience outside the class room. [-]

English for Diplomats

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

English for Diplomats is a program specifically tailored to diplomats, their families and individuals working in Foreign Service, which encompasses all levels, from beginner to advanced placement. The course covers conversational speaking, public speaking, reading and listening comprehension, and vocabulary enhancement, while focusing on relevant current affairs. English for Diplomats ensures that students not only learn the English language, but also American culture. The objective of this course is to help students’ achieve a level of technical accurateness, while managing to be culturally significant. [+]

English for Diplomats Not only learn the English language, but also American culture English for Diplomats is a program specifically tailored to diplomats, their families and individuals working in Foreign Service, which encompasses all levels, from beginner to advanced placement. The course covers conversational speaking, public speaking, reading and listening comprehension, and vocabulary enhancement, while focusing on relevant current affairs. English for Diplomats ensures that students not only learn the English language, but also American culture. The objective of this course is to help students’ achieve a level of technical accurateness, while managing to be culturally significant. [-]

Intensive English program

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Our Intensive English program, which consists of 25-30 hours of classes time per week, levels range from beginner to advanced, and includes test preparation courses. The course focuses on Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Reading and Writing. Completing the program will prepare students to begin their academic journey at American universities and help them achieve English language proficiency as they learn key English language skills and engage in practical, real-world conversations. [+]

Our Intensive English program, which consists of 25-30 hours of classes time per week, levels range from beginner to advanced, and includes test preparation courses. The course focuses on Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Reading and Writing. Completing the program will prepare students to begin their academic journey at American universities and help them achieve English language proficiency as they learn key English language skills and engage in practical, real-world conversations. The Intensive English program consists of 12 levels; students can successfully complete one level each four-week session. Upon arrival at ILA, students will complete an English proficiency test, and their performance will determine which level they will be placed in. [-]

Legal English

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The Legal English Program is designed to introduce foreign practitioners, law students, and interested students to legal English concepts. Lectures, written assignments, in-class exercises, and contract negotiations. Participants whose native language is not English will practice a wide array of legal English skills, ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues, including input from practicing lawyers and visits to law firms and local courts, to ensure that participants experience the language in action. [+]

Legal English Legal English concepts. Lectures, written assignments The Legal English Program is designed to introduce foreign practitioners, law students, and interested students to legal English concepts. Lectures, written assignments, in-class exercises, and contract negotiations. Participants whose native language is not English will practice a wide array of legal English skills, ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues, including input from practicing lawyers and visits to law firms and local courts, to ensure that participants experience the language in action. Tuition 8 credit hours $270/week 11 credit hours $200/week 15 credit hours $375/week [-]

Preparing for the standardized tests

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Preparing for the standardized tests is a crucial aspect of the process of applying to universities in the United States. The International Language Academy of Washington D.C. offers a variety of test preparation classes to better prepare students who are taking TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, and GMAT, with sessions that are held during regular class hours, evening, and weekends to better accommodate individual needs. [+]

Preparing for the standardized tests is a crucial aspect of the process of applying to universities in the United States. The International Language Academy of Washington D.C. offers a variety of test preparation classes to better prepare students who are taking TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, and GMAT, with sessions that are held during regular class hours, evening, and weekends to better accommodate individual needs. Tuition 4 credit hours $100/week 12 credit hours $300/week 20 credit hours $500/week [-]

Professional and Technical Writing

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

The course will help students learn how to find issues in the content as well as the form of their writing. The special emphasis on fully developed revision results in better writing and a greater student appreciation of the value of the process. Students will practice writing and revising the most common rhetorical modes, with a special focus on expository, persuasive and technical writing. [+]

Professional and Technical Writing writing and revising the most common rhetorical modes The course will help students learn how to find issues in the content as well as the form of their writing. The special emphasis on fully developed revision results in better writing and a greater student appreciation of the value of the process. Students will practice writing and revising the most common rhetorical modes, with a special focus on expository, persuasive and technical writing. Tuition 8 credit hours $275/week 11 credit hours $200/week 15 credit hours $375/week [-]

Semi Intensive English program

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Held 15-20 hours per week, this program is designed to help individuals and students achieve English language proficiency through a more relaxed class schedule. The program focuses on Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing from beginner to advanced levels. [+]

Semi Intensive English program Preparing for University Held 15-20 hours per week, this program is designed to help individuals and students achieve English language proficiency through a more relaxed class schedule. The program focuses on Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing from beginner to advanced levels. Tuition 8 credit hours $104/week 11 credit hours $143/week 14 credit hours $182/week [-]

Summer courses

Summer and Vocational programs

Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks September 2017 USA District of Columbia

Summer and Vocational programs are two to three weeks sessions, in which English Language courses are combined with fun, cultural and social activities. ILA implements a full day schedule, that starts with classes during the day, and cultural, social and entertainment activities in the evenings. [+]

Summer and Vocational programs writing and revising the most common rhetorical modes Summer and Vocational programs are two to three weeks sessions, in which English Language courses are combined with fun, cultural and social activities. ILA implements a full day schedule, that starts with classes during the day, and cultural, social and entertainment activities in the evenings. The International Language Academy of Washington D.C. welcomes students groups arranged by schools abroad, or individual students who want to take advantage of their stay in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. For more details about our Summer and Vocational Programs, and for rates, fees and special offers, please contact us at www.ila.edu [-]