International Language Institute (ILI)

Introduction

The International Language Institute (ILI) was founded in 1970 when it began its operations with four English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and about 15 students. Over the past 45 years, our company has seen steady growth and developed a strong reputation around the world and locally for quality language training and academic preparation at a superior value. Today, we have hundreds of new students every year and the following two locations:

  • International Language Institute in Washington, DC
  • International Language Institute in Gaithersburg, MD

The International Language Institute has provided quality language training to thousands of students from around the world. All of our programs are accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ILI is licensed by the DC Educational Licensure Commission and is a member of AAIEP(American Association of Intensive English Programs), TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), WATESOL (Washington Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), NAFSA (Association of International Educators), and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.)

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality language instruction and academic preparation, at a superior value, to satisfy the individual goals of those who choose to study for academic, professional, or personal reasons.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese

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Programs

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Courses

Intensive English Program (ESL) - 25 hours per week

Campus Full time 4 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment USA Washington

ILI’s offers intensive English day classes in downtown Washington, D.C. The program has 12 different 4-week levels, ranging from beginner to university level, plus an 8-week TOEFL preparation course. Each class includes instruction in the following areas: Listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing. [+]

Intensive English (ESL) Day Program - 25 hours per week 12 English levels, plus TOEFL preparation Monday-Friday, 25 hours per week ILI’s offers intensive English day classes in two locations: Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. and Gaithersburg in Maryland. In Washington, D.C. we offer 12 different 4-week levels, ranging from beginner to university level, plus an 8-week TOEFL preparation course. Each class includes instruction in the following areas: Listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing. Schedule Intensive English classes in Washington, D.C., including the TOEFL preparation class, meet 5 class hours per day, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:10 pm, including a 15 minute morning break and a 45 minute lunch break. Start Dates New classes begin officially every 4 weeks. However, students may actually enter the program any Monday. A placement test allows us to place the student at the appropriate level. The remaining official 2016 start dates are: November 21, December 19. We do not have application deadlines. The official 2017 start dates are: January 17 (Tuesday), February 13 , March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 3, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18. We do not have application deadlines. Enrollment To enroll in any of our English or Test Preparation Programs, the student needs to complete an application and pay a $50 application fee. The minimum age is 14. The application can be completed online by going to our Online Application page, or the completed paper Application Form can be emailed or faxed. Prospective students may also come to our school and apply in person. We do not have application deadlines however if the F-1 visa is required the application should be submitted 6-8 weeks before the requested start date. Housing is optional and requires a separate Housing application. I-20 Form/F-1 Student Visa The International Language Institute is authorized, under Federal law, to enroll individuals with F-1 student visas. The International Language Institute, however, does not require students to have student visas. The I-20 form for an F-1 student visa can be issued for students in our Intensive English Day Program, including TOEFL, GRE and GMAT Preparation courses who are at least 16 years of age and enroll for a minimum of four weeks. For more information on obtaining a F-1 Student Visa and the requirements for obtaining an I-20 form, please go to our F-1 Visa Information page. Placement Testing All new students are required to take a placement test at the institute to determine their level. This test is not given online. Preferably, it should be taken before the first day of class at the institute. Payment Policy New students: Tuition for the first cycle (4 weeks) in the amount of $780 (or $850 for GRE or GMAT) has to be paid entirely before the student is allowed in class. If the student is enrolling for less than 4 weeks, all tuition has to be paid before student is allowed in class. Advancement At the end of each four week cycle, a student may pass to the next level if he/she has a grade average of 70% and an attendance average of 80%. If the student’s grade average is below 70%, he/she will need to repeat the level. If the student’s attendance is below 80%, he/she will need to repeat the level. The student’s grade is determined by averaging five skill areas: an average of the grammar chapter test grades, the final listening assessment, the final speaking assessment, the final reading assessment and the final writing assessment. Certificates & Evaluations All students who complete their program are awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of their studies upon request. All students are continuously evaluated and an evaluation report is available at the end of their studies. In order to qualify to receive a certificate of attendance or an evaluation from ILI, a student must maintain attendance of at least 80%. Questions? Please contact our Admissions Office at +1-202-362-2505 or ili@ilidc.com. [-]

TOEFL Preparation Course

Campus Full time Part time 8 - 24 weeks Open Enrollment USA Washington Gaithersburg + 2 more

Join one of our three TOEFL Preparation classes and get ready for taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)! Choose from intensive (full-time) day classes, semi-intensive evening or semi-intensive Saturday classes. [+]

TOEFL Preparation Join one of our three TOEFL Preparation classes and get ready for taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)! Intensive TOEFL Preparation Class This class includes intensive work on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as strategies for approaching TOEFL tasks and testing on the computer. Students take two mini-exams and one complete practice exam each cycle. The complete course is eight weeks. Our intensive TOEFL class meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:10 pm. Tuition is $780 for 4 weeks. The required text for the TOEFL Preparation course is currently $97. Our next official start dates are: December 19, January 17 (Tuesday), February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 3, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18. However, students may start any Monday! The I-20 form for an F-1 student visa can be issued for students in the Intensive TOEFL Preparation class who are at least 16 years of age. For more information on obtaining a F-1 Student Visa and the requirements for obtaining an I-20 form, please contact us. Semi-Intensive Evening TOEFL Preparation Class Our semi-intensive evening TOEFL classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:40 pm to 8:45 pm. The complete course is 24 weeks. Tuition is $260 for 4 weeks. The required text for the TOEFL Preparation course is currently $97. Students can start any Tuesday. Semi-Intensive Saturday TOEFL Preparation Class Our semi-intensive Saturday TOEFL classes meet from 9:00 am to 1:05 pm, including a 20-minute break. The complete course is 40 weeks. Tuition is $160 for 4 weeks. The required text for the TOEFL Preparation course is currently $97. Students can start any Saturday. Enrollment To enroll in any of our TOEFL Preparation classes, the student needs to complete an application and pay a $50 application fee. The minimum age is 14. The application can be completed online at http://ilidc.com/esl/enroll. Prospective students may also come to our school and apply in person. Advanced English skills are required for enrollment. A placement test will be given to all new students. Placement Testing Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm Friday: 9 am – 3:30 pm Saturday: 9 am – 12:30 pm No appointment necessary. The test is not available online. Payment Policy Tuition for the first 4 weeks has to be paid entirely before the student is allowed in class. Questions? Please contact our Admissions Office at +1-202-362-2505 or ili@ilidc.com. Taking the TOEFL The preparation class does not include registering for or taking the official test. Please note that ILI is not a test center for the TOEFL. To find a test center or to register for the official test, please go to www.ets.org/toefl. [-]

Intensive English Program (ESL) - 20 hours per week

Campus Full time 8 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment USA Gaithersburg

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) in Gaithersburg, Maryland covers all of the basic language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and writing. In addition, we include conversation, vocabulary development, American idioms, American culture, pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation for advanced levels. Our methodology is practice-based. We offer five levels, from beginner to advanced. Each level is 16 weeks or 320 hours in length: the equivalent of one college semester. There are four 4-week sessions for each level. New sessions begin every four weeks. IEP classes meet from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For this program, the International Language Institute, MD is authorized, under Federal Law, to enroll students with the F-1 student visa. The International Language Institute, however, does not require students who wish to enroll in this program to have student visas. [+]

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (ESL) 20 Hours per Week in Gaithersburg, Maryland Our Intensive English Program (IEP) covers all of the basic language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and writing. In addition, we include conversation, vocabulary development, American idioms, American culture, pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation for advanced levels. Our methodology is practice-based. We offer five levels, from beginner to advanced. Each level is 16 weeks or 320 hours in length: the equivalent of one college semester. There are four 4-week sessions for each level. New sessions begin every four weeks. IEP classes meet from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For this program, the International Language Institute, MD is authorized, under Federal Law, to enroll students with the F-1 student visa. The International Language Institute, however, does not require students who wish to enroll in this program to have student visas. TUITION & FEES Application Fee: $50 Tuition: 8 weeks = $1400 or weekly payments of $200 Book Packs : $75-143 (varies by level) Monthly Material Fee: $5 LEVELS & HOURS Number of Levels: 5 (beginner to advanced) & TOEFL preparation Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 1 pm (4 hours per day, 20 hours per week) SESSION START DATES We have official start dates every 16 weeks, however students may join this program any Monday. REGISTRATION All new students can apply either online at our Registration page, via our paper application or in person at the school. The minimum age is 14. PLACEMENT TEST All new students are required to take a placement test and provide a writing sample to document literacy and to determine an individual’s proficiency level. IEP COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS Successful completion requires a cumulative attendance rate of 85% and a course grade of 75% or higher for all coursework. [-]

Contact
Location address
1717 Rhode Island Ave NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: +1-202-362-2505
Email: ili@ilidc.com

Washington, District of Columbia, US
Location address
26 North Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: +1-301-527-0600
Email: ili@ilimd.com

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US