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International Language Institute, Gaithersburg MD:
Learn English in Maryland with the International Language Institute (ILI)! Conveniently situated in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County (only 15 miles north-west of Washington DC and just south of Germantown), ILI provides English language courses to students from around the world, including Intensive English, TOEFL exam preparation and private English lessons. Available during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays, our English courses are suitable to students of all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced. ILI also has a language school in Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington DC, a short distance by foot or Metro from Washington's most famous places, including the White House.

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English Language Courses for Adults:
Available for beginner to advanced level students. Our English courses are available during the day, in the evening, and on Saturdays. 

Photo of English Language Classes in DC area / Maryland• Intensive English Program (IEP)
Beginner to advanced levels: Each level is 16 weeks / 320 hours, with four 4-week sessions for each level.

Our IEP Program covers all of the basic language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and writing.

In addition, we include conversation, vocabulary development, American idioms, American culture, pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation for advanced levels. Successful completion requires a cumulative attendance rate of 85% and a course grade of 75% or higher for all coursework.

• Private English Tutoring:
Individual instruction is available for students who want a more customized program. Instruction can  take place at the student's workplace, at home or at the Institute. 

• Semi-Private English Tutorials:
A semi-private tutorial is the simultaneous instruction of two students by one teacher. Both students need to be at the same level and follow the same curriculum.

• Special Group English Class:
A special group class consists of three or more students on the same level who are instructed together. Each session is a minimum of 2 instructional hours.

• Community English Program (Morning, Evening & Weekend Classes)
Image of English Language Classes in DC area / MarylandCovers all of the basic language skill areas: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and grammar.

- Morning Classes:
Morning classes meet from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM every day of the week, Monday through Friday. Each level in the morning is 16 weeks in length and students may enroll for 10 to 15 hours per week. There are four 4-week sessions for each level.

- Evening Classes:
Evening classes meet from 6:30-8:30 Monday through Thursday evenings. Each level in the evening is 24 weeks in length and 8 hours per week. There are six 4-week sessions for each level.

- Saturday Classes:
Saturday classes meet from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday. Each level on Saturday is 24 weeks in length and 4 hours per week. There are six 4-week sessions for each level.

• TOEFL English Exam Preparation Course:
There are two course options: semi-intensive from 11:00am - 1:00pm (10 hours per week) and Intensive from 9:00am - 1:00pm (20 hours per week).

The semi-intensive course focuses on test-taking skills, doing practice tests and learning strategies for the different types of exercises that are on the exam.

In the intensive course, students also work on improving language skills that will help them succeed on the exam. Vocabulary, writing and grammar are the focuses of this part of the class.

• Corporate / Business English Programs:
ILI's Corporate Program consists of special group courses available for companies and organizations. There are a total of 11 intermediate and advanced level courses:

- Accent Reduction I
- Accent Reduction II
- Essential Idioms
- Business Idioms and American Reduced Speech
- Popular Idioms and American Reduced Speech
- Vocabulary Development
- Grammar and Practice
- Grammar and Practice I
- Grammar and Practice II
- Business Writing and Composition
- Readings in American Culture and Conversation

Photos of International Language Institute, Gaithersburg MD• Homestay Program:
Live with a local family for the duration of your stay. Ideal solution for our F-1 students who wish to stay with one of our selected families during their visit in the U.S., and enjoy total immersion into American living, culture and language.

Homestay includes self-serve breakfast everyday and dinner 5 days per week.

• Further Language Programs:
Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, and more.

Student Testimonials:
"I thank all the teachers and staff at ILI for helping me succeed. They were very accommodating and friendly. I enjoyed the after school activities and the free workshops. I would recommend ILI to anyone who wants to learn English!"
- Laban, Equatorial Guinea

"I have met wonderful people from all over the world at ILI. The teachers at ILI are well prepared and they are available to help answer any questions if I ever need help."
- Yenny, Venezuela

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Address: 26 North Summit Ave, Lower Level, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, USA
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