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LADO International College - Washington DC Center

ESL Programs
Washington, District of Columbia USA



School Introduction

For over 30 years, LADO International College has specialized in providing quality, comprehensive English language instruction at reasonable prices. Over 4000 students attend our nationally accredited school each year and experience first-hand the LADO difference:

Effective Methodology - LADO’s proven methodology is based on the work of Dr. Robert Lado, renowned applied linguist. Our methodology integrates every aspect of language learning: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and pronunciation. In the Intensive Program, students can expect to reach college-level proficiency in about one year.

Internationally Recognized Instructional Materials - Our instructional materials were created by applied linguist and LADO founder, Dr. Robert Lado. Dr. Lado’s English Series, which is used in the first six levels of our program, has been sold in over 80 countries around the world.

Experieced Teachers - At LADO, many of our dynamic teachers hold master’s and doctoral degrees and have over five years of experience teaching ESL/EFL. Many of our teachers have also lived and worked abroad and are fluent in multiple languages.

Personal Attention – Thanks to LADO’s small class sizes, student-centered approach, and emphasis on student talk time, our students receive the individual attention they need to excel.

Reasonable Prices - You do not have to pay more for a quality education. LADO’s affordable programs match your learning needs and your budget.

Flexible Schedule - LADO offers a variety of programs suited to different lifestyles. Whether you are interested in a full-time, intensive program, or a quality evening or weekend experience, LADO has a program for you. And with sessions beginning year-round, LADO fits your life.

Support from Professional Staff - LADO Admissions Officers are knowledgeable and courteous. They will assist you with your needs from registration through graduation, including:
- Placement and registration
- Student visa application forms
- Housing placement
- Transferring to a college or university
All of our Admissions Officers speak two or more languages.

Recreational Opportunities - With three locations in and around Washington, DC, LADO International College is situated near some of the most important cultural and historical sites in the United States. Our students enjoy recreational and cultural opportunities, including field trips, picnics, parties, sporting events and social activities.

Comfortable Housing with American Families - Sometimes, it is the little details that make you feel at home when you are not. Our attention to detail ensures that upon your arrival, your individual requirements have been met. LADO International College partners with Just Like Home to provide comfortable housing for its students. Our homestay program was designed to make you feel at home while you are away from home.

Friday Trips - Make your Fridays special by taking tours with us throughout the historical DC area. Our Friday trips include visits to museums, sport games, historical monuments, universities and many others cultural, historical and fun places.

ESL Program Introduction

Intensive Program - LADO’s Intensive Program is designed for students who want to progress rapidly and see immediate results. Classes are held five days per week during the day or evening. Each session lasts four weeks.

Semi-Intensive Program - For working students, LADO offers a Semi-Intensive Program. This program allows students to enjoy rapid progress while maintaining a busy lifestyle. Classes for this program are held four days per week in the evenings. Each session lasts eight weeks. The Semi-Intensive Program is also offered in the morning at our Arlington, VA campus.

Saturday Program - For those students who have irregular or extremely busy schedules, LADO offers a Saturday Program. Classes meet once a week for eight weeks.

Afternoon Workshops - For students who want to practice in specific aspects of English, LADO offers afternoon workshops. The workshops meet twice a week for three weeks. Each workshop focuses on one of the following areas:
- Conversation
- Pronunciation
- Grammar
- Business English

Tutorials - Tutorials are offered for students who cannot attend regularly scheduled classes or who want extra help outside of class. These special sessions are scheduled individually.

The LADO program includes ten levels of English instruction, followed by a variety of upper-level electives, including:
• Advanced Grammar,
• Advanced Listening
• American Literature
• Advanced Reading
• Business English
• Current Events
• Diversity of American Culture
• Foreign Accent Reduction and Conversation
• Public Speaking.

Test Preparation classes for TOEFL, IELTS, GRE are also available.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Morning Intensive Program
$695 per session
$65 registration fee
9:00am - 1:55pm
4 weeks/16 days

2013 Schedule
Jan 2 - Jan 25
Jan 29 - Feb 22
Feb 26 - Mar 21
Mar 25 - Apr 18
Apr 22 - May 16
May 20- Jun 13
Jun 17 - Jul 12
Jul 16 - Aug 8
Aug 12 - Sep 6
Sep 10 - Oct 3
Oct 7 - Oct 31
Nov 4 - Nov 27
Dec 2 - Dec 20

Evening Intensive Program
$595 per session
$65 registration fee
6:00pm - 9:46pm
4 weeks/20 days

2013 Schedule
Jan 3 - Jan 31
Feb 5 - Mar 5
Mar 7 - Apr 5
Apr 10 - May 7
May 9- Jun 6
Jun 11 - Jul 9
Jul 15 - Aug 9
Aug 14 - Sep 11
Sep 16 - Oct 11
Oct 16 - Nov 12
Nov 18 - Dec 17

Semi- Intensive Program
$520 per session
$65 registration fee
Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
8 weeks/29 days

2013 Schedule
Jan 7 - Feb 27
Mar 5 - Apr 23
April 29 - Jun 18
Jul 8 - Aug 26
Sep 03 - Oct 22
Oct 28 - Dec 17

Saturday Program
$240 per session
$65 registration fee
Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:30pm
8 weeks/29 days

2013 Schedule
Jan 5 - Feb 23
Mar 2 - Apr 27
May 4 - Jun 22
Jun 22 - Jul 22
Aug 24 - Oct 19
Oct 26 - Dec 21

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Our homestay program was designed to make you feel at home while you are away from home. Students can choose from three housing options: - STANDARD HOMESTAY TABLE - EXECUTIVE HOMESTAY TABLE - Roommate/Shared Housing

Contact Info

ESL Programs
LADO International College - Washington DC Center
2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 223-0023
(202) 337-1118