EC Washington, D.C.

Learn English in Washington, D.C., United States

The Area & School

As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is a global political center with prestige. Every corner of this city is filled with a sense of monument. Here in the city locates around 19 museums and many other historic sites waiting to be explored. This is an ultimate destination for history lovers. Washington, D.C. also welcomes its global visitors with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Walking around, you will find countless local eats, entertainments and fancy stores. Just two blocks north of the White House, EC Washington, D.C. hosts hundreds of students annually. The school has a boutique interior design style that represents an unique character of the capital.

English Courses

EC D.C. Standard 20 English

Standard 20 English consists of a total of 15 hours or 20 lessons of English lessons per week. The first 12 lessons provide trainings on your Integrated English skills-Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation. The second 12 lessons focus on Targeted English skills to develop one of your "four skills" (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) in order to improve your general English proficiency.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $360 for one week

EC D.C. Semi-Intensive 24 English

With Standard 20 English, Semi-Intensive 24 English adds an extra of 4 lessons with Special Focus each week. This gives you trainings on your fundamental English skills and additional progress in your personal areas of interest. Some options include Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, the Language of Music and more.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $395 for one week

EC D.C. Intensive 30 English

Intensive English adds 10 more lessons to the Standard 20 English course. In addition to the 20 hours of general English training, this program enhances your English skills and cultural knowledge with a special focus on areas such as Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and the Language of Music.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $455 for one week

EC D.C. Exam Preparation Standard 24

Exam Preparation Standard 24 English totals 24 lessons per week with a strong focus to improve students' exam taking skills and English proficiency. This class is offered as a combination of General English trainings and Exam Preparation practices. Only TOEFL preparation is available at this location. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $395 for one week

EC D.C. Business Intensive 30

The Business Intensive 30 course combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons of Business English trainings. In this class, you will be able to gain linguistic skills in the context of building an international career. Some areas of expertise taught in this class include negotiating contracts, management and HR, branding and promotional strategies, project management, company budgets, business ethics and CSR. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $455 for one week

EC D.C. Culture Intensive 30

Culture Intensive 30 English is open for students who have a strong interest in exploring the history, story and culture of the city, while enhancing English language skills in practice. Each week, students will have the opportunity to spend some of the lessons outside of classroom, visit various places, and fully engage with the local community. Some classroom study will also support themes ranging from "Talk like a Local-Neighborhood Visits" to "The Language of Sports-Stadium Visits". Minimum 16 years. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $455 for one week

EC D.C. Exam Preparation Intensive 30

The Exam Preparation Intensive 30 program is designed for students who are confident in their current English language skills and desire to only focus on learning exam-taking skills. This course helps students acquire techniques necessary for getting higher scores on English tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE. Only TOEFL focus available at this location. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $455 for one week

EC D.C. One-to-One English (10 lessons/week)

The school offers one-to-one private English course to train you based on your specific needs. You will learn and practice english face-to-face with a highly professional teacher. This will give you flexibility and availability for learning English through conversations. 10 lessons per week. $75 per lesson.

Starts at $750 for one week


Residential Hall in D.C.

Only a few minutes away from the United States Capitol Hill, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, the student residence provides great comfort and flexibility. The accommodation offers student with 2 communal kitchens, common lounging and dining areas. Each room is quipped with a single bedroom, a TV, and high-speed Internet. Laundry service is also available.

Starts at $400 / week

Host Family in D.C.

EC Washington, D.C. offers a opportunity for you to live with a local American family. In addition to practicing daily English skills outside of school, staying with a host family provides you with safety, peacefulness and a rich cultural experience. With a host family, you will enjoy daily cooked meals, entertainments, and other fun family activities.

  • Students under 18 must book homestay and provide a parental consent form.

Starts at $460 / week

Additional Details

2016 US national holidays:

  • New Years Day-Jan 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan 18th
  • Memorial Day-May 30th
  • Independence Day-Jul 4th
  • Labor Day-Sep 5th
  • Veterans Day-Nov 11th
  • Thanksgiving-Nov 24th
  • Christmas Day-Dec 25th
  • By Plane: The closest airport to the city is Dulles International Airport. Direct pickup to school is available for purchase.

  • By Public Transport: The public transportation in Washington, D.C. is highly convenient. MetroRail is the heart of DC's public transit system. It links to most locations, places of interest, and school.

More information at

Max Group Class Size: 13.25 students per class
Max Capacity: 165 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $24 per class hour

Sample Activities: (Some may include additional charges)

  • Movie Night
  • Games Afternoon
  • Soccer
  • Welcome Event
  • Bowling
  • Tours of Georgetown
  • Hearing the US Navy Band
  • Museum Visits

EC (English Centres) is a highly professional language institute accredited by ACCET and English US. As one of the nine locations in the U.S., EC Washington, D.C. offers a variety of English courses that fully contribute to students' English learning thus help students succeed in every way. EC employs a Communicative Approach to all its courses in which students are given maximized opportunities to develop their language skills. Prior to start of each program, each student is invited to take a placement test so that school can best suit him or her with a program. The school also has abundant resources fully open to its students. EC Washington, D.C. is equipped with twenty five student computers, a student lounge, a quiet self-study room, and free WiFi. A plenty of free language workshops are also offered at this location.