• International Center for Language Studies

    Imagine stepping into a classroom located in the heart of the capital of the United States; a city with an infusion of American culture, history, food, nightlife, outdoor activities, business and politics unique to any other in the country. Imagine learning English from a CEA-accredited school that has been in Washington, DC for 50 years and offers a dynamic Intensive English Program serving students from over 45 different countries. At ICLS, we offer student-centered English classes designed to...

Washington as an iconic destination for language study 

Washington State is the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital.

Immersed in history, Washington is both a vibrant and culturally diverse city today.

The city is rich with international cultures, African American heritage and culture. After more than 200 years as the nation’s capital, Washington has developed as a complex and layered city, with a distinctive character: both a town for locals, an international center of power and an amazing place to visit.

Learning in such an iconic destination means you can have the best of both worlds by delving into the nation’s past with a visit on the National Mall and museums or adventuring into very modern, exciting neighbourhoods.

Top tips for your stay in Washington

There are countless historical sites to visit during your stay including:

  • The White House
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • National Mall
  • The United States Capitol
  • The Kennedy Centre
  • The National Air and Space Museum
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Centre and many more unmissable landmarks in American history. 

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