Intensive English Program

Intensive English Program (IEP) includes daily practice of speaking, listening, and reading and writing, with a strong emphasis on conversation and pronunciation.

Our IEP goes beyond our classroom doors. We provide students with information on housing solutions to help them settle into Washington, DC. Teachers lead weekly trips to local sites of interest such as museums, monuments, national parks, and seasonal events, creating conversation opportunities for students.

Because ICLS is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students, students on student visas can maintain their F-1 status by enrolling in the IEP.

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Key Benefits

Diverse student body

On average we have students join us from over 45 different countries each year

Four classes daily

Each classes with a different highly-skilled teacher, allow for well-rounded curriculum

Small class sizes

We have average of 7-8 students per class

Emphasis is on understanding and speaking

Emphasis is on understanding and speaking like native English speakers

Weekly activities and field trips

Weekly activities and field trips allow students to practice their English and explore the D.C. Metro area

Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Students may start on the first 3 Mondays during the session.

Each instructional hour is 50 minutes.

2019 Program Dates
January 2-January 25 July 15-August 9
January 28-February 22 August 12-September 6
February 25-March 22 September 9-October 4
March 25-April 19 October 7-November 1
April 22-May 17 November 4-November 29
May 20-June 14 December 2-December 20*
June 17-July 12

* This session will be prorated.

Tuition & Fees
Tuition, per 4-week session $775
Registration fee ** $100
Materials fee $55-$100

* The listed tuition rate is for students that register without any support from an agency. Our tuition for students from agents starts at $950/session and comes with many promotions!

** Registration fee is non-refundable. ICLS reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment. In the case of lack of enrollment, the registration fee will be refunded.

*** In the event an applicant does not meet the proficiency requirement for a given course, the applicant has the option to have the registration fee applied toward another course or refunded.

Prices subject to change without notice.

To register for the Intensive English Program, please complete our online application.

The Intensive English Program (IEP), Communicating in Business English, and TOEFL Preparation Course are offered on a regular basis, and customized groups, private and semi-private classes are available upon request. To learn more about our ESL classes, including our Intensive English, Communicating in Business English, English for Professionals, Private Instruction, Distance Learning, High-Intensity ESL, and TOEFL preparation programs, please contact us today.

Student Learning Outcomes, Intensive English Program (IEP)

The chart below outlines a list of benchmarks for each level of ICLS’s IEP. Upon completing a level, a student will be able to:

Level 101

Produce basic survival phrases and share simple biographical information.

Level 102

Handle predictable situations by using short, simple statements.

Level 103

Carry simple conversations about routine daily activities such as simple descriptions and directions.

Level 201

Show emerging evidence of control of time frames, speak appropriately in routine social situations, and discuss basic work-related topics.

Level 202

Speak at paragraph level, maintain conversations on routine topics, and participate in informal and limited work-related situations.

Level 301

Fully participate in most casual conversations about work, family, and current events, speak in paragraphs, and handle a routine situation with a complication.

Level 302

Communicate on topics related to personal interests and non-routine situations, show evidence of paraphrasing, and handle routine work-related interactions/situations.

Level 401

Demonstrate mastery of basic structures and emerging use of complex structures, discuss abstract topics and a broad range of work-related and professional situations using cultural references. Students at this level can easily communicate in a variety of tenses.

Level 402

Speak with sufficient accuracy to support opinion and hypothesize, and deal with linguistically unfamiliar situations, including formal and informal conversations about social and work-related topics.

To register for our High Intensity Language Training program, please complete our online application

Intensive English Program (IEP) includes daily practice of speaking, listening, and reading and writing, with a strong emphasis on conversation and pronunciation.

Designed to meet the diverse needs and busy schedules of our students; private classes are customized to help our students achieve their unique academic, professional, or personal goals.

This course combines morning classes in our Intensive English Program with two hours of private customized Business English classes in the afternoons.

Classes emphasize a variety of critical Business English skills including meetings, negotiations, presentations, workplace writing, and more.

ICLS has more than 20 years of experience teaching TOEFL prep. Our program includes effective test-taking strategies that are specific to the TOEFL® iBT exam, authentic practice of all four skills, mock testing, and individual feedback.

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you…virtually. Distance learning allows students anywhere in the world to learn from our experienced teachers. We are just one click away!


Including our Intensive English, Communicating in Business English, English for Professionals, Private Instruction, Distance Learning, High-Intensity ESL, and TOEFL preparation programs

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