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1. Washington English Center

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4 reviews
Washington English Center
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 401 9th St NW c100, Washington, DC 20004

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 387-2222

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sebastien salcedo: I think it's a big deal. The teachers work for free, they have 3 employees who are in charge of hundreds of students. The online system is very deficient, almost at the end of the course the person in charge connected to explain how to use the code of the books????. Some teachers are very good others are not but as they work for free there is no option to do anything. In the zoom chat explain that we are at level 2, you have to use simple words, speak slowly and articulate the words......

Annie Prusky: Positive: Professionalism, ValueI have been a volunteer at WEC for several years; this is a truly community-oriented organization that provides excellent education with care.

Alejandro Rizo: It is a very good institute and I recommend it.

2. International Center For Language Studies

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24 reviews
International Center For Language Studies
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1133 15th St NW #600, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 639-8800

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Teacher Jessie Foreign Language Instructor.: As a student and also as a former teacher I can say that ICLS exceed your expectations. Great resources, well trained and experienced teachers from different backgrounds. ICLS cares about their teachers and students. It was a wonderful experience not only to work there but also take some French lessons.

Olivia Hoffmann: Positive: ProfessionalismI loved my Spanish class at ICLS this fall. My instructor communicated well with our class. I learned conversational and professional skills. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking to further their language education!

Tatyana Ariyevich: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityI took 2 tests with ICLS. The staff was professional yet friendly, and the testing process was well-organized. The instructions for both tests were clear and sent ahead of time. I received my test results in an hour. I would highly recommend ICLS for language testing.

Veronika Jerdetski: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueI really enjoyed my French evening group class w Philippe! I gained a lot of knowledge about grammar & the class was heavily focused on improving students’ speaking ability. The value I got from my studies is certainly worth the (very reasonable) tuition. Thank you!

Hongying Jia: Don't take test through this company. I should read this review before I picked this company as my tester. I'm a native Mandarin speaker who was born in China and had schools from elementary through post graduate school. I have been teaching Mandarin in US for 10 years. I just took other two Mandarin tests from other organizations and get superior level in Mandarin. But the testers of this company, ICLS, gave me a randomly low score. Same thing, they won't review my test until I pay another $200.

Brigid O'Donnell: I took an evening foreign language here. Classes are engaging and teachers are knowledgeable. The curriculum is rigorous but manageable for busy people. 5/5 experience, would recommend.

Driss Bernoussi: I took the Spanish evening group class for beginners and it was an amazing experience. This is much different than learning a language in high school or college, which was much more boring for me. At ICLS, they get you speaking Spanish from the beginning, and its highly interactive style helps you become comfortable with your classmates. My teacher, Astrid, was fantastic. Our class became so close that by the end we went out for a dinner on our last class and practiced ordering in Spanish. I highly recommend to any language learner in the DC area that is looking to take a class after work. It meets twice a week so it is perfectly manageable for my busy schedule.
Response: Thank you, Driss! We are glad that you found our teaching methodology to be helpful to your learning process.

Brent Peabody: Great school. I can say for what they lack in number of courses offered they make up for with the quality of the instruction itself. I took 30 hours of intensive Portuguese, and the instructor (Nilzelaine) made personal Powerpoints tailored to me before each session. The only downside is that during summer they don't have enough students to host group classes for less-studied languages, so be sure to confirm with them if they're actually teaching a class even if it's listed on their website. The thing that mosts distinguishes ICLS is the quality of their instructors. Mine spoke English flawlessly (so understood some of the difficulties in learning Portuguese from an English perspective) and had a background in pedagogy. Also nice is the fact ICLS classrooms have amenities like computers and projectors... this may sound basic, but I when I took classes at the International Language Institute, there was nothing but a whiteboard in each classroom. This may sound nice but for the fact it's so much easier to convey information through a prepared Powerpoint than, say, writing each conjugation over and over again on a whiteboard.
Response: Thank you Brent! We are glad that you enjoyed your class with Nilzelaine!

Berkay DEMIRKAN: I have studied English (ESL) Program in ICLS for a year and half. It was a great experience. The instructors were really friendly and they cared about our learning progress a lot. It wasn't just a language school, it was a cultural experience.
Response: Thank you, Berkay! You are a great student. We are glad that you are using your English to achieve your professional goals.

Nataliya Alekseyenko: Do not use them for language testing. I was tested in Russian<>English and neither one of the two testers were native speakers unlike me. They gave me random scores indicating I do not have competence in my native language and when I asked to explain their grading criteria they said they wouldn't but I could pay them even more money for their graders to review my scores. I have been teaching foreign language at several universities for over 10 years and I am very disappointed in their assessment and lack of accountability.

3. Mentora College - Washington, D.C.

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63 reviews
Mentora College - Washington, D.C.
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Classes
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 1510 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 644-7200

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Linh Truong: Mentora College is totally the best place in DC to study ESL. Tuition is better than other ESL schools in the area and during COVID, they provide student housing to students and even gave a discount so everyone can afford it and continue attending classes online from the dorm. The teachers and administration clearly care about their students, and they are attentive and really listen if there is any issues.

Alex Roset: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueMentora College is highly recommended. Small classes, very affordable prices, several class schedules, excellent location half a block from a metro station, and upscale facilities. More importantly, a very qualified team of experienced English-speaker teachers.

Gjergj Dollani: Positive: Communication, ValueI like this school. The teachers are knowledgeable and they take their time to explain. If you look around you'll also find out that it's better value. You'll save money going to Mentora. Other ESL schools are more expensive.

C Hstreet: The students, the two supervisors, and fellow teachers are amazing. It is a diverse group of people. The three stars are for the these people. However, the lower review is due to the higher administration. The environment is toxic to work in and the chances for advancement are not present. Writing this review will probably result in a search to figure out who did it and result in punishment by the higher management. This is why it is being posted with an alternative username. People are worried about keeping their job and say "yes" to the higher administration. This has caused a lack of any change to occur to make the school better for the staff.

Pornpimon M.: I've been taking English classes at Mentora college for 5 months. I like this school so far, my English skills are getting better. It is not only you will get knowledge but also there are a lot of fun activities and a field trip which you can hang out with friends who are from many countries around the world and use daily conversation in English. All teachers are thoughtful and patient. As almost we know, learning a second language is not easy, but if we can the right place to learn. You will improve English. So, I’d love to recommend Mentora college.

Koray Bintas: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueGreat place to work and study! The school provides scholarships not only to its students, but also their employees so that they could continue their their professional development while working. Fantastic location in the heart of D.C!
Response: Thanks Koray!

Arya Kahramaner: Such an amazing experience that I had in Mentora College. The teachers were very sympathetic and helpful. they truly want the best for their students and always make an effort to satisfy our requisites. Mentora's location is also convenient and you can find bus and metro stations near the college. I genuinely recommend you this language school.

Mustafa Aktaş: If you think about studying ESL in DC, this school is the best option. They have modernized classrooms, the library and the computer lab are very convenient to spend time. They have ESL and American Experience classes which are giving you chance to choose the days you want to go to school. You also have different teacher every session. I had an amazing experience and really loved the location!

nutthaphat champasak: I used to study in Mentora college 3 months. In my opinion, this school is good but not all. i like teachers in this school because they are friendly and informally. On the other hand, i do not like the tuition process that you have to pay before you want to take vacation or transfer to other school.

Tiptunya Kampim: Mentora College is a good international school that I have learned in USA. There are a lot of fieldtrips and activities. I have many good teachers and cute friends. My best teacher that I have studied with is Mr. Brian Murphy. He always took care students and helped students when we had some problems of learning in the class. He taught very well and applied many games and activities that is easy to remeber the words in many lessons. He is active and creative. I met him in the first time of ESL class. He made me like learning English and start intending to study English. I love ESL class so much because I can know how to write good essay and how to speak or presentation in front of many people and we always practiced to learn English so I can use English in routines very well and this school is my best for me.

4. Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)

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16 reviews
Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP)
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (703) 228-4200

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Malika El kawkabi: I've been studying in reep for 3 cycles during the morning with Angie Felix and I took conversation class for 2 cycles. My English was just kind of "not good" but I really recommend it to everybody who looks to improve his English because it helped me a lot. Good luck

Ivone Calumby: Positive: Professionalism

5. International Language Institute

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57 reviews
International Language Institute
Location
4.1
Prices
4
Classes
4
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 1717 Rhode Island Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20036

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 362-2505

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keith o'connor: We went though Caribou for our refinancing and our experience was great thanks to Daniel Schoonmaker! He was very helpful and kept us updated on our status through email, text, and phone calls. If we had any questions he would get back to us fast with answers. He was awesome!

C D: I did not get the level of instruction I expected. While my instructor was a nice person, I expected the beginner class to build vocabulary and grammar, however we rapidly advanced beyond the basics. When discussing the class with a fellow student, he said he was having difficulty and he studied the same language in college. Ultimately, the final day of class came and only myself and another student showed up for the “final.” When I requested I discount to repeat the beginner course, I was told there are no refunds or discounts. I understand we are still working in Covid limitations and business isn’t quite what it was beforehand, but providing subpar instruction and effectively telling me to “deal with it”, is bad business. The instructor even told us the faculty told them to slow down, so they were aware it wasn’t proceeding effectively. I’ll be continuing my instruction with another provider.

Aurelia K: I've taken several Persian classes with ILI over the past 6 months and I recommend them. The Persian instructor is fantastic, as are the remote training capabilities. Classes start and end on time, and the time we do have is used to the fullest so I get my money's worth. I like that the class sizes are small enough that I get individual attention. I will say that you should be confident about the level you are signing up for - I find that some students will sign up for more advanced levels than they should, but that's not ILI's fault. Finally, the coordination is smooth and it's easy to contact Jane with issues or concerns. I'll be continuing to use ILI for my Persian learning in the future!

Monir Salim: I like the school very much. All of the teachers are very knowledgeable, friendly and cooperative. The educational environment for the international student is very positive. I miss my teachers. Jim & Jena are very good instructor for TOEFL preparation class. Bethany, Bonnie, Jennifer and Cloudia are also so good in the school management.

Fox World: Disclaimer: This is not my entire review. This is only part 1. I recently paid this organization $200 to take their Spanish proficiency exams(speaking,listening, reading, and writing). I have independently studied and spoken Spanish for almost 5 years now. I have taken 2 Spanish 1 courses. One for Freshman high school and the other for Freshman college. I received an A for both of these Courses. One of the stipulations to take the Spanish 1 course in college was to pass a Spanish Placement test and I scored off the charts. The highest class they had was Spanish 4 but the only class that was availible was Spanish 1 due to lack of enrollment. I already knew I was fluent in Spanish before I took this exam. I also speak multiple other languages, including French, Chinese, Egyptian Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, Yoruba, Seminole, Samoan, Hebrew, and Brazillian Porteguese. While none of them are as fluent as my Spanish, I am progressing towards this level of fluency and higher. I figured I would get the equivalent of at least a C1 on the CEFR scale for all of the tests I took. I was very unsatisfied with the results I received. I know for a fact that the results of my exams had been altered due to unjustified, ruthless, disgusting hatred, jealousy, and bias towards my Beautiful Rich Brown Skin, my Profundly Deep Rich Brown Eyes, my powerful royal Alkebulanian and Native American ancestery, my strong life giving, Woman gender, my Opulent Muslim Niqab, my genetic and aquired intelligence, my knowledge of other languages, my impeccable Spanish accent, my undeniable fluency, my flawless,coherent, and grammatically correct writing sample of my trip to Mexico, my desire to become an interpreter,my logical views on the worthlessness of make up, and my voluntary exit from formal schooling to pursue a 4 test GED rather than waste my precious time and intellect on 4 years of obeying rude, disrespectful unfrofessionals like the ones at ILI treating me as if I am less than then when I am more and will always be. Ever since I dropped out of highschool with a 4.33 GPA with Extra, Honors, and College credits, due to the utter lack of respect I had been receiving for years, I have been avoiding school settings. Every time I go back to one, I am reminded of why I left. Why I wake up every morning whenever I want to.Why I study what I love, not what I'm forced to. Why I live with and take care of the people that I love,not who I'm forced to sit in a classroom with. I am always so glad that I left the rat race when I did. Due to the inheret bussiness of my life, I wasn't actually planning on writing a review at first eventhough I knew she lied about my results. But when she had the audacity to send me an email in reference to my Spanish writing with a document attached to so called help me with my Spanish learning, I immeaditey decided that I had to write this review to combat the additonal blatant disrespect. I never even opened the document because I already know I need no such help conveying my thoughts in Spanish. She gave me the lowest level on Spanish writing when she knew I deserved a much higher level so she used the email and attachment to validate her lie. The only problem with my writing was a complete lack of accents, but I asked her before writing how to format the accents in Zoom and she said not to worry about them and that she'd imagine that they were there. It amuses me that she sent me an email after the fact pretending to provide resources for my supposedly poor Spanish writing skills when I was in the Zoom interview listening to her sigh loudly multiple times with an impatient look 4 minutes in to my paragraph. If you so called cared so much, then why did you sigh like I was wasting your time? That was extremely rude and highly unproffesional behavior for an instructor to exhibit in the presence of a student. This was in addition to disapproving and condescending looks and tones.

Faith Macpherson: The classes are the perfect amount of homework to class work for someone with a full time job and not too many hours to spare. The teacher is good at continuing to use the language when giving instructions and explanations, only swapping out to English when necessary. Only criticism is that I wish there could be a placement exam as levels differ greatly within a class and the guidelines aren't very helpful. Have enjoyed classes so far and would consider continuing to next levels.

Romain Devaux: I would not recommend Hindi classes. The teacher is really nice but is just not a teacher (and I am a language teacher, I can tell). No instructive approach, no teaching material but her book she followed to the letter. She kept distressing, reading chapters after chapters without taking the time to let us actually use the language. My advise - ask for a trial course to get to know the teacher before making any commitment to that school.

Leslie Shah: I really liked the International Language Institute (ILI). ILI has clear rules and expectations of teachers, staff, and students. There is a high degree of client customer service, respect and trust. ILI wants and works for student success. They offer and do as they so they do. Testing and Assessment are routine and part of progression.

Chaleeya Sri-intaranan: I had an appointment there to meet with the director name Fredrick! I really want to go to school but I have my visa situation (change of status) especially curently visa situation in the immigration is really bad and take so long. (But I have a Lawer on my side) Anyway, the way he looked at me and talked to me like I’m fresh from the boat!! And he said I’m just trying to get the visa just for staying in America !!! Not for studying!!!!!!!! I can’t believe that I heard that word from a school director!!! That’s unprofessional, but now I got acceptance from the other schools already. I definitely not recommend this school !! They should have talked to applicants better more polite and more Professional!!!
Response: I'm very sorry to hear that you feel like you were not treated fairly and professionally. That was certainly not my intention. As I explained to you when we had our meeting, your case is very complicated. Not only were you already here in the U.S. as an au-pair for two years, but you also have two B1/B2 visitor change of status applications pending for almost a full year. If you now file change of status application to be an F1 student you would have to file another B1/B2 extension application without even having a decision on your pending applications. I'm not an immigration attorney, but I'm not sure this is even possible. We have never had a case like this in my 16 years as director of ILI. As I also explained to you, if you want to be a student it would be a lot easier and quicker to travel back to your country and apply for the student visa from there. It is currently taking about one year to get a response on change of status applications. However, you stated you really wanted to stay here and wait another year to begin your studies if approved. I respectfully informed you that we are unfortunately not willing to accept your application due to the complicated nature of it, but you insisted that we should still help you. I wish you the best with your application and future plans of being a student in the U.S.

Sharon Borton: I've been at ILI for 2 years this summer and, have progressed quickly because the instructors are patient and non-judgmental, the classes are small (4-6) so there is a lot of individual attention and a great deal of expected participation and, the language is learned in every medium, i.e., conversational, reading and writing. And, finally, it is a lot of fun to learn another language and finally begin to feel confident about speaking another language. I highly recommend ILI.

6. English With Purpose

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17 reviews
English With Purpose
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 253-8448

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Joyce T. Da Silva: English With Purpose is the best fit for me! I have been studying English for a long time, but it was never personalized and directed to my needs. Julie is very knowledgeable and has great expertise and experience on how to teach you according to your gaps and weaknesses in English. Our one-to-one lessons are very productive and well-prepared in advance by her. She provides homework tutorials that really help you to keep focused and achieve your learning goals. My reading, writing and speaking skills have improved a lot. Julie's ability to quickly understand your limitations and teach you how to overcome them is impressive! Furthermore, she is really nice, fun and friendly. She always supports her clients' diverse backgrounds, which give us all so much confidence!
Response: Thank you, Joyce! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. Your work ethic, strategic approach, and fantastic awareness around just what you need to improve your English has made my job easy. We are thrilled to hear that your weekly lessons have brought you more confidence in addition to closing your language gaps.

YUMI TAKASE: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueEnglish With Purpose is the best place to improve English for non-native speakers. I asked Julie to review my essays for applying for grad schools. I'm impressed with her dedication and diligence. I'm 100% satisfied with her service. I can't express enough how she is professional and an expert to boost English learners' abilities.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, Yumi. We are so happy that you were satisfied with the feedback and work on your essays. It was a pleasure to work with you - you are an organized person and clear communicator. Our fingers are crossed that you are accepted into the programs you applied to! I have a good feeling you will be.

Vanessa Seijas: When I trusted my English learning to English with Purpose, I wanted to improve my English in a professional environment; however, I gained much more. Janna taught me how to express myself in a much experienced, fluid, and secure way. She also helped me prepare, in record time, for the IELTS and, due to some last minutes COVID-related challenges, helped me as well, even faster, to prepare for the TOEFL. Janna's support was critical in my admission to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I will start an MPH this summer; I can't wait! Thank you Janna for your professionalism, experience, and good humor!!!
Response: Thank you, Vanessa, for your commitment, trust, and hard work. We are so happy that we were able to help you achieve your goal of getting into Harvard's graduate public health program! You are a talented and fantastic client - we were so impressed with your determination and time management skills in the face of the pandemic. You are an inspiration to others and a wonderful example of how outside forces need not take us off the path of pursuing our biggest dreams.

gina cabrejo: English With Purpose thank you and thank you Julie! Janna - I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you on my English skills. Thanks to your guidance and patience, I have learned and improved grammar rules. After working with Janna, my coworkers mentioned how they noticed an improvement in my writing and pronunciation. I still have a lot of work to do to enhance my English, but thanks to my tutor Janna I have great tools to continue this journey. Janna is a professional and dedicated tutor, and she is also fun, sweet, and friendly.
Response: Thank you Gina! Janna and I are so happy that you are on your way to meeting your goals and that your coworkers have noticed the difference. She thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Your dedication, coachability, mindset, and hard work were part of the equation as well. Best of luck as you continue the journey!

César Cancho: I worked with Julie on improving my writing for around 6 months. During this short period of time I noticed how my writing became more fluid and concise. Julie's edits and advice were always spot on and the materials she shared were very useful (I have some of them on my desk all the time). On a personal level, she is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that she could easily bring clear examples to explain her points. I'd recommended her to any non-native speaker who is looking for improving their language skills.
Response: It was an absolute pleasure to work with you, Cesar. Your dedication to your growth and language development was impressive.

Shinae Woo: This service has been my secret. But I'm ready to share this to open public for the welfare of all immigrants like me. It's been already more than 2 years since I was on this. I had NEVER been able to voluntarily participate any English lesson more than 1 month in my life before, so I was VERY suspicious when my boss recommended me to take some lessons here. (Even I should pay for it myself? It must be a huge joke, if it didn't happen to me.) But only after the first session, I was half convinced (also, I needed to share something good excuse to my boss), and after a month, I was sold completely, since the lessons were already effective on my daily work life. * Those lessons are very "pragmatic". I can get a better expression right away I can use in my office, for example, you will learn tons of other better professional and nuanced ways other than "I'm sorry, I can't get it". * They understand not only the language, but the cultures and dynamics. You won't learn these anywhere else: "how to professionally dealing with harsh/hostile comments", "how to differentiate genuine compliments among tons of auto-generated ones", or even "how to say when an intense argument is in progress when I believe I am not treated respectfully", of course, not in a copy and paste way, otherwise you would been spotted. * They know non-native speakers better than ourselves. The common mistake, wrong pronunciation, those things nobody fixes/teaches you at workplaces because of potential discrimination concerns or damm PC. I recommend just start it. It was the best thing my ex-boss did for me.
Response: Thank you, Shinae! You did such a wonderful job of pinpointing the exact communication scenarios you found challenging in your work environment, which made it that much easier for us to help you and give you tools for improvement. I was so impressed by your nonjudgmental approach to communication disconnects - you never blamed others or yourself or judged anyone's culture, but rather approached these situations with curiosity, like a social scientist looking for patterns, differences, and solutions. We love your curious mind and positive attitude! And we are so happy you felt a difference after working with us.

Barbara Petzen: We've used the English Teacher Collective to teach English as a component of high-level global executive education programs, and have been incredibly impressed with the level of professionalism of and extensive preparation by the instructors. Julie Yoder is not only a world-class English teacher, but also does a great job of vetting and working with the other tutors so that everyone is on the same page. The model she's pioneered is fair to the tutors and great for the client. I'd heartily recommend the English Teacher Collective for everyone from the most senior executives to students--Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.
Response: We thoroughly enjoyed developing and delivering the English language training component of each of the programs. You were so organized and insightful and your team was an absolute pleasure to work with. We hope to have the chance to do it again.

Arsen: I do like joining the Virtual Campfire Chat MeetUp. It is not only an opportunity to improve your English skills but also to meet people from different parts of the world. The organization is on a high level too. Julie chooses interesting topics that are discussed in small groups. What's more, Julie provides feedback on a regular basis and explains new idioms.
Response: Thank you, Arsen! It has been a pleasure having you in the group. Your perspective and discussion contributions definitely help elevate the experience for everyone.

Mari T: I have learned English with Julie for more than one year. She coordinates each lessons to meet my needs, such as speaking, writing and exploring more vocabularies. Lessons with Julie helps me a lot to keep fluency in English, and I can use English at work with confidence.
Response: Thank you! I am very happy to hear that you feel more confident using English at work. Your hard work in the lessons deserves recognition, too.

Jialing Hou: I have worked with Julie for a short amount of time, however, with her help, I was able to learn enough phrases and vocabularies that enable me to secure an internship position at a competitive consulting firm in D.C. So definitely recommend Julie to learners who are in the job search or job applying process.
Response: Thank you Jialing! I love when I can help clients reach their goals.

7. Inlingua Washington DC

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48 reviews
Inlingua Washington DC
Location
3.5
Prices
3.5
Classes
3.6
Facilities
3.5
Teachers
3.5

Address: 1911 Fort Myer Dr Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (703) 527-7888

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Usman Khalid: This is the worst testing center for IELTS I have ever registered in my life. Please guys if you care about your money do not register for IELTS test in this center. You will definitely regret after paying your fee! These people only care about your money that's all. Even if this is the last option in the world I would say do not register for the test here. The staff is very rude and if you email them that you don’t want to take the test anymore because I don’t need it anymore, they will not refund you and only they care about money the fees 250$ fees you paid and they are the rudest staff I ever talk to, they just say to me that, whether I come to take the test or if I don’t take the IELTS test, they are not gonna refund me, worst and ridiculous customer service, Never Ever Book a test on this testing Center.
Response: Usman, As the Director of this Test Center, I take this sort of feedback very seriously, so thank you for taking time to write out your thoughts. IELTS is an international standardized test with a refund policy that is not set by the local center. Refunds are allowed for documented health conditions and other clearly-defined situations, as described during the registration process. I apologize if our commitment to upholding the standard IELTS policies to which we are accountable was perceived as rude, though we simply do not have the amount of flexibility that you were hoping for. Our commitment is to deliver the IELTS test according to the international standards in all areas of back office administration, test delivery, materials security, personal integrity, and customer service. I would be more than happy to discuss your personal experience further, to get a better understanding of anything you would like to highlight. Jared Holsing Director (703) 527-7888

Hanan KSA: I miss my school and my great teachers 👩🏻‍🏫 👨🏻‍🏫 so much. I had a spectacular experience with all the staff at inlingua school 💛 love you guys 💕 Hanan 🇸🇦April 2015
Response: Hi Hanan! Thank you for this great review for inlingua Washington DC. We pride ourselves for having the best instructors who care about the students' goals in life. Stop by anytime to say hello!

Daniela Melendez: Do not take your TOEFL exam here!!!! I wish I would have read the reviews for this location as a test center before my exam. It wasn't even that the place was not well equipped. I didn't even have the chance to experience that. Nobody showed up!!! We were 15 test-takers waiting, and they never opened the building nor answered our calls. We couldn't take the test, and now I have been on the phone trying to reschedule it for over 2 hours. This is a nightmare; please try to take it at home or find a better location.

Ali Almdaoi: I am so happy I made the decision to go to school lnlingua where I did. I really love Inlingua these are just a few reasons why. The incredible staff i've met The staff I have met at inlingua have made such a huge impact on me. they are so nice with the people. the Inlingua try to help the students also people as they can they will do anything to help students succeed. finally, I recommend you guys to choose inlingua because they try to develop every one to be much better. Also for IELTS exam they are Providing a good environment for test performance, and excellent management handling for cooperation with all people . thank you
Response: Dear Ali, We are VERY happy we made a big impact in your life. We are here to help everyone reach their educational goals and we are glad you are happy with our service!

S Libby: The first time I went to the school, I really enjoyed it. First of all, the front desk service is very professional . They let me clear and quick understanding of the school curriculum, and then they help me for my personal situation made several plans, So I have a lot of choices, and give me plenty time full to consideration. The second, after joining the school, I feel like a family in here, Every teacher who whether you know or don't know . They will be warm to say hello and regard to you. I remembered my first class, I was shy to speak but the teacher was very patiently guide me and help me. Even teacher was effective help for my question of study and make me improve a lot. So I made great progress. And the school every day it will have extra-curricular activities to enrich everyone's spare time. Finally I want to talk about that the geographical environment of the school. The school is located near by the beautiful Potomac River, and a bridge between the famous Georgetown and school. From our school to metro station only 5 minutes by walk. There are many supermarket, restaurants surrounding the school. No matter where you want to go.life in here is very convenient. Therefore, Inlingua , we have no reason to don't love it.I hope there will have more and more friends to join our family in the future! Happy learning together! : )
Response: We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. Our school's pride is our wonderful staff members, teachers and the perks of having a great location!

Amara Ganjuur: It's so unforgettable memories that related with Inlingua Washington. Just after i landed in Dulles airport, it was my first spot to visit and the front-desk stuff welcomed me so nicely and friendly. And i also never ever forget the wonderful feeling when i was trying to find a school and walking along the road when i first got off the Metro in Rosslyn Station. President of School, McKay welcomed me so nicely and Patricia helped me a lot to join right English level when i was there. International Student advisor Natalie helped to invite my family under F-2 dependent visa come here. I really miss the school staff and my classmates there. If its possible, i wanna study here as much as i can. I highly recommend you guys this English school, If you really want to improve your English language Academically and Practically. English language materials and methodology is so practical and very useful.

Mohamed Khadir: This review is about TOEFL test test center in this horrible place . Don't ever take your test here , very bad staff , the hall has the check in desk and you will take the test in the same place , so noisy and distracted , plus the computers separated by cartoon sheets like you literally will hear the person next to you, plus the computers most of it hanging , old , not good .person who check in people lack of experience , she is very slow , doesn't know how to move me and put me in another computer when i asked to , because apparently she doesn't know how to do it . this center waste my time my money because of the bad standards they follow, I hope other people see my comment and please for god sake don't ever take your test here if you wanna get a good score in TOEFL. you all know Toefl need concentration all depend on time each second will change your score , Definitely this is not a good place to achieve your goal .
Response: Hi Mohamed. We would like to extend our apologies regarding your experience in this test. We always make sure our applicants are satisfied with the service. We follow the ETS requirements for testing, and we are very interested in your comments. If you have any suggestions, it would be great if you could email the team with some ideas at toefl@ets.org

Luis Roberto Escoto: The course really helped me improve in my listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in English. This class helped me become more aware of my weaknesses and also gave me tools to strengthen them. Different activities such as question and answer activities, pair work, educational games group, discussions and group projects, dialogues, role playing, oral presentations, multimedia activities and books helped me understand how I could become a more effective communications in English. The class is a lot of work, but it's totally worth it. I learned a variety of elements and principles to continue studying English by myself. The private classes were useful and helped highlight key to review basic concepts and structures to speaking and reading and hold and take part in meetings in English. I particularly enjoyed the private classes. I am already recommending the course to some of my friends who are interested in improving their skills in English. The course requires a lot of work that some people may not be willing to put into it.

Komal Ganjoo: I had an awesome experience studying at Inlingua DC. I took an IELTS test prep, where I enhanced my all four areas- Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. My special thanks to Patricia Layden, who responded to all my concerns and guided me accordingly; I am also thankful to Katja Edwards, who helped in all smooth transactions and big thanks to my instructor, Jessica Fast Michel, who patiently worked hard on my weak areas. Sincerely, to learn English, Inlingua is the best.

Mehmet Osman Coskun: I studied at Inlingua prior to going to law school. Learned so much and had so much fun. Teachers were great and very friendly. After studying there i got a 7.5 on the ielts exam.

8. English Now

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11 reviews
English Now
Location
4.6
Prices
4.5
Classes
4.5
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 4963 Elm St #300, Bethesda, MD 20814

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 718-3575

Guy: Language school



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Lloidy Guevara: So bad there is no 0 stars. I got an interview with the Director, I explained my needs in detailed, he sent a test and a registration form, which I completed. After waiting for a response for 2 weeks, I decided to call to see what was going on. Nobody knew what was going on, the Director never made notes, never got back to me and his personal had no idea who I was. After explaining again my goal to the person I was talking with, she told me that they may not have the right teacher for me. Very disorganize place that made me waste my time. If the head of the institution is this disorganized and careless, I just cannot imagine how the rest of the personal is. Do yourself a favor and find a more professional place to learn English This place is a joke

Andrea Alvarez: Great private school to learn English, excellent teachers, small classes. I recommend this place.

steellady zhang: very very good School, I have been this school for 2years, very nice teachers,and very nice school president- Mr.Pual!

Lourdes H: Good

9. Adult ESOL & Literacy Grant Program (AELG)

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21 reviews
Adult ESOL & Literacy Grant Program (AELG)
Location
4.4
Prices
4.5
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 11002 Veirs Mill Rd #210, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (240) 567-8950

Guy: Adult education school



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Cande Torres: (Translated by Google) I want to study there I called but did not answer what I have to do to get information (Original) Qiero estudiar ahi llame pero no contesta q tengo q aser para poder obtener información

Blanca Lopez: (Translated by Google) I would like them to have the same teaching method they give at the Carlos Rosario School (Original) Me gustaría que tuvieran el mismo método de enseñanza que dan en la Escuela Carlos Rosario

Debbie Ninosca Garcia Cuenca: (Translated by Google) Excellent help for Hispanics. (Original) Excelente ayuda para los hispanos.

gloria Gloria: (Translated by Google) The teachers are great(Original)Les professeurs sont génials

10. LADO International Silver Spring - English Language Center

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34 reviews
LADO International Silver Spring - English Language Center
Location
4.3
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 1400 Spring St #250, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 565-5236

Guy: Language school



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Isabella Gabriotti: Trying to talk with someone In this school for two weeks. I went there in person and I had a terrible time with a secretary that doesn’t know about F1 process, he called someone else that told to give me a paper (which I had printed already from internet). Finally I got an email and now I can’t get an answer even by email. Their phone is out of service, and they don’t care about it. I was hoping to study there but it seems like they don’t care about new students:

D G: First time I walked in I was taken back at the professionalism in the office but once I spoke with staff their personalities were anything but. I'm an average person not as high class as the staff hold themselves to and immediately they took to that and spoke to me in such a judgemental way. Right away instead of being helpful with any issue they made it seem as though because of not having something right I wouldn't be able to attend. Mainly I didn't have a sponsor so they flat out told me that I couldn't enroll. Didn't bother to tell me if I had time to look for one or what other options I had to help me enroll. I find this to be bad service.

Carla Klein: It's a great school. Highly recommended.

Dione Viana: Got all the information that I needed.
Response: Hi Dione, we hope to see you again. Thanks

Ishaq Shiwani: It is a nice school to learn English language.

wilson carvalho: I like toMuch
Response: Thanks for being part of the LADO community!

Felipe Brandt: Best English school in town!

Abraham: Very good school!

Sam Miranda: Very good school
Response: Thank you Eduardo! We hope you really enjoyed the English Program! You always are welcome.

Lauveen OBOULOUGOU: It's very good and fun to learn in this school, I like it.

11. ILA - International Language Academy of Washington, DC

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18 reviews
ILA - International Language Academy of Washington, DC
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 8000 Westpark Dr #160, McLean, VA 22102

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (703) 712-8002

Guy: Language school



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Divine Damango: Such a great school !!! I strongly recommand this school to learn english ! I met an excellent professors and students. We learned english faster but brillant !

Khalid Alnuaimi: In short and simple... The location is great... (Near to the Metro, Tyson Corner Mall, Coffee shop, and to the Supermarket(Harris Teeter)). The environment depends on students... Students are not allowed to talk in any other language than English, and it is essential to talk in low voice, so other students can concentrate on study. The ILA stuff encourages students to speak in English during the day. Short classes... Classes usually from 10 to 2, So do not care about traffic and if you have a car, parking is available and free. In addition, you just have four days a week. Books are provided... Most books are provided, and it's not just the language I get from the school, but culture understanding and many important topics that we cover over sessions. To conclude, you should visit the Institute if you interested and check that your self. (Read, Write if you want to learn fast, but remember good things take time!!)

Laura Sansone: ILA is an amazing English school. I studied at ILA for 2 months and I has been a great experience!

Ummuhan Yavuz: It is a great place to learn English. Teachers are very good.

Wesley Taylor: Great school and excellent staff. Highly recommend.

Ayman Ibrahim: Excellent institute, dedicated instructors, honest management

12. LinguaLink DC

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10 reviews
LinguaLink DC
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 650-8952

Guy: English language school



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Carolina Abrusci Quijada: The sessions with Marike have been excellent. She assessed my level of English and has adapted each session to my needs. We have used the sessions to prepare material I need for my work, which has been of tremendous help. It goes without saying that she is an expert when it comes to English, but I especially value the approach she has to explaining everything with perfect and very clear examples. The sessions with her have improved my English and built my confidence. I recommended her to several colleagues, and they all share my opinion. Thank you Marike for all your help. Your sessions are not only educational, but also very fun.

Jon Ch_y: Marike helped me with accent reduction and pronunciation. She's just the best. She tailored the learning for the legal English I use for my job. The amount of work she put in the preparation of the coaching sessions was just amazing. She perfectly knew and understood the expressions, technical vocabulary and idioms I get to use for my day-to-day. And she always had incredibly positive energy at each of our sessions. I got promoted a few weeks after I started working with Marike. And I still feel improvement in my oral English months after my last session with her. I highly recommend her!

Helga Veigl: I had a great time with Marike and I have learnt a lot during our sessions. She always customizes the lessons to my actual needs, and she makes sure that we are making progress. I always got some homework that was tailored to my needs and interests. She always gives feedback and sends it after the lessons. I highly recommend taking her classes. It is a very unique skillset she is offering, and it is very hard to find someone like her who understands all the delicacies of the business world.

Flavia Tello Sánchez: Marike is not a simple English teacher. She is a fabulous private coach. Marike knows about global politics, different cultures and diplomacy, so you can encourage your skills to communicate in a professional way. She is also a friendly person. If you try some classes with her, you will understand why I am saying this. 100% recommended.

Fabiana Santos: When I decided to find a private English teacher I was tired of all kinds of English courses that typically pair you with someone who is not a trained teacher or put you in a classroom with lots of other students. I wanted something different. My first contact with Marike surprised me. She is a fantastic teacher, and she gave me the opportunity to explain exactly what I wanted so that she could customize the learning experience. A real coaching experience! She is truly the best in the city. Every class she offers interesting topics and proves her amazing versatility and flexibility as an English coach and tutor. And because it's only me and her I always return home confident that I have improved a lot. Every minute with her counts. She is an amazing guide to English and American culture. Nowadays, I feel much more at ease talking with Americans and my quality of life has improved tremendously.

Kang Wang: Highly recommended! Marike has been my English tutor for a while now. I have learnt a lot from her and have been enjoying our weekly sessions very much. My English has improved a lot. She has been very patient with me and helped me with my pronunciation and vocabulary expansion. What I also appreciate very much is how I have learned a lot about American/western politics and culture in addition to English training. I came to the U.S. four years ago and didn't know much about this society and culture. Marike is an English teacher with a background in American Studies and Political Science which makes her not only excellent but unique in her approach. Our topics cover many fields we are both interested in like politics, history, and cultural diversity through which I have not just practiced my English but have also gained a lot of other interesting knowledge.

ISABEL CLAVERO: When I met Marike, the founder of LinguaLink DC, I realized right away that > she was the English teacher I needed. No more exercises not tailored to > your needs, no more so-called small groups of 8 people always focusing on > the same questions without any customization! Marike has changed all this > with her unique combination of being a great conversationalist and teacher > all in one. She has really helped me a lot with diverse topics ranging from > pronunciation to complicated press articles and always adapts her approach > to my needs. Isabel Clavero. Embassy of Spain

Javiera Sandoval Quiroz: I highly recommend LinguaLinkDC to improve your English. I took a 3-months course to improve my speaking, and I feel that I have improved a lot. The methodology of the teacher is useful and practical, so you can easily track your advances. In addition, the teacher is very nice and smart, so she challenges you to think beyond. I will definitely continue recommending her to my Spanish-speaking colleagues. Thanks again, Marike.

iran costa: Having Marike Korn as my English teacher and coach has been fantastic. When I came from Brazil, I still thought my English was fine because I was able to communicate with other people, but then I got to a point in my life when I started feeling stuck. I realized my vocabulary was really poor and it started to frustrate me because I was missing out on some good opportunities in my life. That is why I started taking lessons with Lingua Link DC. It's crazy but Marike is so fantastic that only after a couple of days of having her as my teacher I figured out so many little things that I had never thought about before. She has really helped me a lot. Everything about her is great vibes. She is an amazing professional and English coach.

evan alterman: Even though as a native English speaker I utilize LinguaLink DC for German lessons, I can attest to Mrs. Korn's superb pedagogical abilities and, most importantly, love of language and teaching. Classes are jam-packed with information, yet they are presented in such a way that make the entire process engaging and fun. Mrs. Korn utilizes a wide variety of platforms to present material, so our discussions go far beyond declining nouns and involve nursery rhymes, music videos, cooking, and movies to promote a holistic understanding of culture via language. Mrs. Korn has a knack for tailoring instruction based on overall language goals, and I'm confident that she brings the same passion, dedication, and detail to her English-language students.

13. Maryland English Institute

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15 reviews
Maryland English Institute
Location
4
Prices
4
Classes
4.1
Facilities
4
Teachers
4

Address: 1117 Cole Student Activities Building, College Park, MD 20742

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 405-8634

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Mohamed DIABAGATE: Thank you so much for teaching us those skills that were more than useful and helped me to reach my goals. I have the pleasure to inform you that I have recently graduated from UMGC (Masters degree in Project Management). Meanwhile I also managed to gradually reach a senior management position at work (I am Quality Analyst Assurance in an Digital Identity Protection Company - DC Metro area). Again, Thank you so much for everything and Happy New Year!

Richard Beďatš: Positive: ProfessionalismMEI helped me immensely to get adjusted and thrive at American universities. There are vast differences in the educational systems among different countries and MEI prepares you perfectly for the American school system. After MEI, I felt much more ready to excel in an American classroom.

Manal Ali: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityMEI helped me improve my skills in English, both teachers and students were collaborative and able to answer any question, I enjoyed spending time on campus as well as doing classes online with ZOOM meeting.

Xuyuan Zhang: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueMEI is a great place to learn English. Professors are very friendly, professional and enthusiastic! I had a very enjoyable learning experience in MEI.

Salman Hijazi: Studied there 6 years ago. The best English school you can go to.

14. Language Trainers USA

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2 reviews
Language Trainers USA
Location
5
Prices
5
Classes
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 1300 I St NW Suite 400E, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

Telephone: (202) 301-4610

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franco brachetta: I've been taking Italian classes, to re-connect with my relatives in Parma. I'm not only getting the results I was hoping to get, the customer service is excellent. They have always replied in an efficient and timely manner.
Response: This is lovely to know, Franco! We help learners from all over the world learn a language for any reason, but few are better than helping family to connect better.

SEAN KIM: Great student. I loved teaching my native language to the student. A great experience.
Response: We are thrilled to read this, Sean! We work hard to find the right student-teacher setup and are glad you had a great experience! Your student shared similar comments with us, highlighting how helpful you were with his Korean learning.

15. Esl & Immigrant Ministries

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2 reviews
Esl & Immigrant Ministries
Location
3.4
Prices
3.5
Classes
3.4
Facilities
3.4
Teachers
3.4

Address: 716 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

Telephone: (703) 841-0292

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16. International School of Languages

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15 reviews
International School of Languages
Location
4.6
Prices
4.6
Classes
4.7
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 7906 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (301) 312-8847

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John Wood: As a current student I can say I am a huge fan of ISL for many reasons. I have been taking Portuguese there online with a fantastic professor and support staff and am having a lot of fun learning the language. When I visited Brazil my inlaws / family / friends all were asking me how I had improved so much recently and I told them about my classes at ISL. They told me I must have a good teacher and I said I definitely do. Other benefits include the flexibility of online classes and the the very affordable cost. Overall I am extremely happy with ISL and am excited I am finally on my way to becoming bilingual.
Response: Thank you so much John for your nice review! It is great that your Portuguese classes are going well with Rosangela and that you have accomplished so much. We are very happy to have you as a student!

June Lee: My daughter worked with a wonderful tutor from middle school through her high school graduation to supplement her school French class and to improve her French speaking/listening comprehension. As her schedule became busier I would check to see if she wanted to continue the tutoring sessions and the answer was always a strong YES. Johannes' patience, warmth and natural teaching style really helped her improve her level, confidence and interest in truly learning beyond school. Johannes and the staff at ISL are invested in their students - celebrating, congratulating or showing concern as life events happen outside of class. This is a connection we will always appreciate.
Response: Dear June, thank you very much for sharing your experience at ISL. We are lucky to have such nice students!

Tatijana Pesic: I had the excellent experience with the International School oh languages. They came to my assistance when I needed them and were most prompt and expedient when I needed them. I am most happy with everything with them. I recommend them completely. The language teacher was most nice and helpful. I had the good experience with them. Thank you International School of Languages. I will use you again.
Response: Thank you Tatijana for sharing your experience. It has been a pleasure having you as a student. A presto!

Bill Geary: I started taking individual in-person French classes through ISL just before the pandemic shut everything down. Classes continued on Zoom which is a great format for one-on-one language training. Everything is captured on the whiteboard and emailed to me so I don't have to focus on taking lots of notes... instead I can focus on listening and learning. My teacher is a native French speaker and everyone involved with ISL has been friendly, flexible, and communicative. I also use Duolingo but it is not as good at teaching languages. I highly recommend language training at ISL.
Response: Hello Bill, Bill, thank you so much for taking the time to kindly share your experience with us! We are very happy that you are enjoying the French lessons at ISL. We look forward to continue helping you in your French journey :)

Bill Lustig: I have taken beginner Spanish lessons here since September 2012, and have been very pleased with my progress. My instructor was always prepared for class, and did a good job explaining confusing subjects (for me, it was grammar, while for another student in my class, it was pronunciation). The office staff was very helpful, and was great about setting up make-up classes for me whenever I had a scheduling conflict. If you're hoping to learn a new language, or brush up on one that's gotten rusty, I would definitely recommend Language Fundamentals. Also, it's nearby a pretty good burger place.

Johnnie Kenneybrew: I took both Portuguese and Hebrew at ISL for a few months and I was thrilled with the service I received. The school is very small which allows for you to get more individualized attention from the teacher and you get a chance to build good relationships with those around you as well. I really enjoyed the approaches that were used in classes. The Portuguese teacher, Rosangela, really went above and beyond and worked hard to ensure that we were really pushing ourselves in class and working outside of the classroom as well (she also brought in pão de queijo which was a delicious motivator). I had a blast refreshing my Hebrew skills with private lessons and group classes as well. The teacher, Miriam, was very supportive as we went over the alef-bet, basic vocabulary, and conversational Hebrew that I'd be able to use everyday during my trip to Israel. She was really creative and made class very interactive sometimes even with songs and coloring (2 activities that I feel are underrated when it comes to learning a new language!). The administrative team was extremely flexible with me and I could not be happier with the relationships I've made at ISL or with the language services I've received. I am taking a break for now just because I can't find the time these days but as soon as that changes I will be back in the classroom. I found their classes and lessons to be quite affordable and everyone you interact with there truly wants to help you on you goal of learning a new language. It's a really uplifting environment!

Ana Toribio: I had english conversational private lessons for 12 hours. The teacher was great, she had lots of patience, very good manners and a big constantly smile. I can say my english really improved. I would highly recommend International School of Languages to anyone who wants to improve in english speaking language.
Response: Ana, thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you had a good experience with us. It has been a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you soon! Have a great trip back home!

Alpaca Paca: WORST management & irresponsible customer service! (I would rate a negative star if I could!) I've registered for the Japanese language spring classes like one month ago. ONE hour prior to the class started , I got a call from the center saying that the classes is CANCELLED due to I'm the only student where they need at least 2 pax to start the group class!! I was being recommended to wait a week or two perhaps there will be additional head count for the class, or I can switch it to private lesson ( 7 instead of 11 classes for what I've paid .) I will appreciate if they could carry on the class as I was given such a last minute notice. However, I was not being offered that . Instead , I requested for refund as I'm so disappointed with the management. Meanwhile , other language schools has started their spring classes too , means that I can't sign up at other centers too! Well, I wish you luck if you were to sign up for this school.
Response: Dear Lim, I am sorry that this has happened. We definitely did not reach our standards today when we missed the fact that there was only one student (you) enrolled in today's class and failed to call you earlier to let you know. Instead, we gave you a call an hour before the class was supposed to start so I understand your frustration. I would feel the same way. As a first time student with us, I am sorry that this is the impression we have left on you. Many of our students have been with us for several years largely because of their satisfaction with our services. We recognize our mistake and for that reason we were very prompt in refunding your entire investment. Please accept our apologies once again.

Matthew Wilson: THE place to sign up for intensive personalized training at the right level for you!
Response: Thank you Matthew for sharing! We are happy to hear that lessons are going well with Ana Maria. Very happy to have you as our student!

Nancy Shalett: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueMy professor is fabulous - and the staff is attentive and pleasant I can highly recommend them!
Response: Nancy, thank you soo much for your kind words. Students like you is what makes us want to work harder every day!

17. Goethe-Institut Washington

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8 reviews
Goethe-Institut Washington
Location
4.8
Prices
4.7
Classes
4.7
Facilities
4.7
Teachers
4.7

Address: 1377 R St NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 847-4700

Guy: German language school



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Diego Chojkier: This review is only valid for the World Cup. The Goethe Institut has been nice enough to project all of ze Germany games on a giant screen. The upstairs ampitheater holds a large crowd of (politely rowdy) German fans. Most importantly, it's BYOB. The walgreens across the street just became your best friend.

Kevin Brazda: Amazing place to learn and grow not only your skills as a German speaker but also the quintessential location to broaden your cultural understanding of Germanic anthropologies

Patrick Göbels: Building bridges.

Gamble Hayden: Great place!

Derek Lesho: (Translated by Google) Friendly staff and cozy atmosphere (Original) Freundliches Personal und gemütliche Stimmung

18. Fluent City

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38 reviews
Fluent City
Location
4.6
Prices
4.7
Classes
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 1100 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM

Telephone: (877) 284-5122

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Mark Johnston: I had an excellent first experience with Fluent City. My teacher was incredible! He really brought the class to life and had us practicing Spanish constantly throughout class. Our teacher used a number of engaging activities to make the class social. Besides feeling like I really made progress in learning Spanish, I felt like I got to know my classmates and my teacher. Highly recommend!
Response: Thank you so much for your review Mark! We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your class! Keep up the amazing work in Spanish 3 :D - Jess, and the Student Success team

Lauren P: I loved taking classes through fluent city!! They are conveniently located near the metro in downtown DC. My teacher was great! (Thanks Ramiro!) Class size was small so it was a more personal feel. Would (and have) recommend this course to my friends!
Response: Lauren, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your class with Ramiro! Gracias for joining us on your path toward Spanish fluency!

Chris Pabon: Fluent City is the way to go to learn a new language. Modern classrooms, small class size, located across from Metro Center. Very reasonable class times. I have taken classes at USDA and Goethe, and feel that Fluent City has provided me with the best overall learning experience.

Matt A.: This place is not "bad", however I wouldn't recommend choosing this venue if you are serious about learning and becoming fluent in any language offered here. I work as an interpreter, so I can strongly say the once per week approach is only practical for a refresher course if you want to polish your skills for a vacation or leisure but NOT for fluency. I'd only suggest this as a way to get your feet wet. Make sure you read the policy for this business as well as others. If you see a "no money back under any circumstances" I would encourage you to look else where because it shows the business priority is monetary and not to provide a service to the patrons of the business. I would recommend GW or hiring a private tutor if you're seriously intent to commit to what it takes to learning a language fluently. Hope this helps someone make a smart decision as far as investing their time and money. Good luck folks!

Robert Stanton: Half way through my level 2 course and things have been great. Usually the instructor speaks English for the first 10 mins or so just to go over what we'll be covering or to answer any questions from the previous week. They rest of the class is in Spanish. It's really helped me get over my hesitation to speak the language.

Amenaua Foy: Class was excellent. Instructor made the material relevant and fun while getting into the nuances of French. The location was not desirable as downtown D.C. at 1830 is a challenge to navigate/park.

Reed Muhra: This review is NOT for students... it is for teachers trying to find a job at this school. I applied for a PT teaching job at this school; I was asked to send a short video introducing myself then was transferred to a hiring manager in NYC, or I should say the only hiring manager. This person apparently has a hectic daily schedule, but insists to do all the interviews by himself- the interview was supposed to be via one of the social media platforms- first appointment he did not show up at all with no explanation whatsoever, he did not even send an email to apologize for mot showing up. I sent him an email, he apologized and gave another appointment; this time he showed up after about 45 minutes- I was already gone. Again, as if nothing happened- he did not even send an explanation, not even acknowledgement! I sent another detailed email... Simply and to sum up- if is the most unprofessional language school I have experienced!
Response: Reed, I am sorry to hear about your experience applying for a position as a teacher. We're growing quickly, but strive for a high level of communication. Our Hiring Manager will be contacting you today to address these concerns!

Vitória Lima de Moraes: Overall good. I would recommend, but would ask if the professor will be able to teach all ten classes. In my class, I had three different professors, and that turned out to be inefficient. No one to blame, these things happen, but I would just make sure of that.

LuAnne Patrick: A wonderful learning experience. I think the materials are the best of any program that I looked at. The teachers are wonderful and friendly do a great job of teaching adults.

San-Eou Lan: I'm not really good at learning new languages, but I definitely learned a lot better from Fluent City than from any language classes in undergrad or even grad school

19. Diplomatic Language Services

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16 reviews
Diplomatic Language Services
Location
4.3
Prices
4.3
Classes
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 1901 Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

Telephone: (703) 243-4855

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Aicha Bensaid: I have been working for DLS, as a Foreign Language Instructor for the past 8 years and I have enjoyed being part of their instructors team and have had a good professional experience so far. The Management team including our Language Training Supervisors (LTS) are all very professional, diplomatic and treat their employees with respect and kindness. We continuously receive recognition and support from our Managers. I can only speak highly of DLS and will recommend it to anyone who is aiming to learn any Foreign language in the best possible and effective way!

Luis Chavez: Ustada Amal made it all worth it. On-line instruction is all around but she IS the course. Great knowledge, professionalism, punctual, and cares about her students. Thank you!

PeiHsuan Chiang: Chinese language teacher has strong political biases. She berated/yelled at the student for using a different dialect of Mandarin and barely came to her private class prepared. Unprofessional and patronizing to students. You should vet your chinese teachers and see if they are Chinese communist party members before hiring them to teach your future diplomats! Bad experience about one one one classes during COVID-19. Probably the teachers are more disciplined in person but slacking online? Doesn’t worth the money when the teacher basically picked a news article and asked you to read it out loud for 3 hours (didn’t edit the article at all therefore I said the teacher isn’t prepared for the class) Any native speaker can teach in this style. The teaching quality is AWFUL. Beware! After talking to the agency, apparently the teacher they hired did not have a teaching background. They hired her because she speaks the language.
Response: We are saddened to hear this feedback and take this very seriously. However, we are unable to find a record for you as a previous student of DLS in our system. Could you provide more information so that we may address this concern - what year did you study with us, and who was your instructor? It is our priority to remedy any discontentment from our community. Without knowing who the instructor is, we cannot address this properly. To look into this directly, please contact us at care@dlsdc.com with important details such as student and instructor name. If they would prefer to keep anonymity, please contact our HR hotline at 855-449-0417. We take resolving this issue very seriously and look forward to hearing back from you.

Malik Siraj Akbar: I have had the pleasure to work with DLS as a curriculum developer. The staff is extremely professional and supportive. I would highly recommend them to people interested in foreign languages. They are very closely located outside the Rosslyn metro station in Arlington, Virginia.

VPlatium: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueI had one of the greatest instructor for Spanish language. DLS was always professional and very attentive to my needs. I recommend them highly.

Fery Farsi: The only both student and instructor friendly language school in DMV area I have taught at. If you plan on learning a language long term , DLS is the only school you can afford to choose.

Anna Byers: Did not work over there for a long time, but liked the manual : excellent idea, HR..and previous receptionists :very proper and friendly, supervisor was knowledgeable...positive memories from the short period of time..Not sure what's going on with D LS now..I am using its manual until today, thank you for such a great work...

Ebony Marafa: The most unprofessional, unorganized and disrespectful institution I have ever tried to work with. They emailed and offered a position with start date and then asked to go to their office, which is about 30 miles from my home. I went only to learn that the position has been filled.
Response: We are sorry to hear you felt your experience with DLS was negative. We do our best to keep everyone – instructors, students, staff, clients – informed and pleased with the services provided, so we take your discontentment seriously. We do realize that the temporary position about which you were first contacted was filled before you came to our office for an interview, and we apologize for not informing you of that beforehand. However, as we anticipate other, relevant opportunities arising in the near future, we felt it was still prudent for you to meet with your Language Training Supervisor. It is common practice – at least at DLS and other schools we are familiar with – for LTS’s to meet with instructors prior to giving them a first class. This ensures that the instructor is comfortable with the environment, it allows the LTS to gauge which students the instructor would best mesh with, and it allows the instructor and LTS to get to know each other. We do stand by this practice, as we find it makes our teachers feel like a part of the bigger DLS team, but we also recognize that it was not a practice that worked for you. And for that, we sincerely apologize!

Ibrat Usmanov: Best company! Professional Management! Great Staff! It is a pleasure to work with such great professionals!

Veronica Rivero: The place that speaks the languages of the world. #DLS