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District of Columbia ESL

English Learning School *Online Classes Available
Bowie, Maryland USA



School Introduction

DCESL is now serving the Washington Metropolitan Area. New for Fall 2008 we will be offering classes through Prince Georges County programs at participating PG County community centers. Please contact a DCESL representative for more information. Some Prince Georges county residents may be elgible for discount. Contact the Prince Georges County Dept of Parks and Recreation for more information.


The District of Columbia English as a Second Language (DCESL) was founded in 2004 in Washington, DC as a locally-owned, private organization dedicated to teaching foreign languages and English as a Second Language. Since its inception, DCESL has worked cooperatively with international organizations, government agencies, private companies, and individual students from all over the world, providing language instruction as an English language emersion program. We train diplomats, government and military officials, business executives, development specialists, university and college students, medical personnel, lawyers, judges, economists, and their families.

Our relationships with government agencies and international organizations such as the US Agency for International Development, the Department of State and the State of Maryland have been long-standing; most have been our clients for over 5 years. Our relationships with individuals who have made language learning a life-long commitment have been just as long.

Licensed by the Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia, DCESL is committed to excellence. Many of the DCESL staff are members of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. DCESL participated in the nationwide setting of standards for foreign language instruction and follows the ASTM standard F1562 on Use-Oriented Foreign Language Instruction. DCESL is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and has been designated by the U.S. Department of State as a sponsor of an Exchange Visitor Program. DCESL is committed to giving all immigrants a better means to contribute to this great nation by providing English training and/or TOEFL Certification.

ESL Program Introduction

DCESL will focus on the following:

Listening -- Measures ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America.

Structure -- Measures ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English.

Reading -- Measures ability to read and understand short passages similar in topic and style to those that students are likely to encounter in North American universities and colleges.

Writing -- Measures ability to write in English on an assigned topic. In this section, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to write in English. This includes the ability to generate and organize ideas, to support those ideas with examples or evidence, and to compose in standard written English in response to an assigned topic.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

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Thank you,

DCESL Administrator

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Contact Info

English Learning School *Online Classes Available
District of Columbia ESL
6441 Orchard Ave
Takoma Park, Md.