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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.

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

  • 7-week ESL program
    The 7-week Intensive ESL program offers a six-level ESL program that focuses on Academic English.
  • Non-intensive Program
    The Non-intensive ESL Program includes Adult ESL classes, Business English and A Day at the Museum.
  • Online Program
    The ESL Online Program offers online ESL courses that are highly interactive and designed to help students be academically successful.