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Astar Education Institute, Washington DC Metro Area:
Located in Manassas, Virginia in the suburbs of Washington DC, Astar Education Institute is an English and second language training center providing a range of quality immersion courses and ESL classes to students from around the world. Whether you would like to improve your English skills or dream of attending an American high school, college, or university, Astar has what you need to achieve your goals. With our proven teaching methods and highly qualified teachers, Astar looks forward to assisting you in achieving academic success! We also offer summer and winter ESL camps as well as vocational training courses.

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Year-round English Courses:
If currently living outside of the U.S., contact us at Astar to determine whether we can accept international students for your specific program of interest.

Photo of Learn English in Virginia / Washington DC area• Intensive English Program:
Ideal for students who have weekday daytime hours available for concentrated study, this intensive ESL program aims to immerse you in English through quality class instruction, after-class tutoring, and language exchange with native English speakers.

It integrates all aspects of the language: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary. Topics studied include everyday situations and American culture, society, and history. Accent reduction classes are also included in this program.

This course is suitable for students of all levels - from complete beginner, intermediate to advanced learners. On arrival, you will complete placement tests and interviews, and will then be placed at the level that best suits your needs.


• Semi-Intensive English Classes:
At Astar, we aim to provide ESL programs that can fit into your busy schedule.

Suitable for students at all levels - from beginner to advanced - our semi-intensive English classes are available in the mornings and afternoons for students who work, but still want to improve their English quickly.


•  Daytime, Evening and Weekend English Classes:
At Astar, we understand that not everyone has the time to study English intensively. Therefore, we aim to provide ESL programs that can fit into your busy schedule.

Suitable for students at all levels - from beginner to advanced - English classes are available in the mornings, evening and weekends for students who work, but still want to improve their English quickly.


• TOEFL iBT Preparation Program:
Image of Learn English in Virginia / Washington DC areaAstar offers group TOEFL classes designed to prepare international students for entrance into United States colleges and universities. 

Students can take morning or afternoon group classes or create their own schedule using Astar's private tutors!

The Astar Institute Academic Placement Service also offers university and college placement services for TOEFL iBT test takers.

The TOEFL prep classes are based on thematic units that develop academic skills in English while building test taking confidence. Teachers create lessons that give integrated skill practice to develop critical thinking.

Teachers go over sample tests with the class to give practical test taking strategies. Instructors keep track of individual students’ progress and provide targeted instruction where needed.


•  Medical English Program:
Course Duration: 2 weeks / 30 hours

This course introduces the student to the technical vocabulary, communication techniques and communication contexts needed to successfully function as a healthcare worker / caregiver. 

The course focuses on the main stages of medical and care-taking communication. Topics include:

- Active Listening
- Verbal Expression
- Record Keeping
- Voice Management
- Reading & Understanding Written Instructions
- Non-Verbal Expression 


•  University Placement Program:
Photos of Astar Education Institute, Washington DC Metro AreaAstar assists prospective students in navigating the complex and competitive U.S. higher education admissions process.

Astar’s has established partnerships with universities across the country. Astar’s faculty and staff closely monitor students’ progress throughout their studies at Astar to ensure that they are on track to enter their desired university.

Astar offers assistance with:

• Required testing including test preparation
• Registration
• Interpretation of results
• Translation and analysis of transcripts
• Selection of academic or vocational program by academic interests and geographic preference
• Finding a university or college which accepts the maximum number of transfer credits for students who are entering a new academic program with prior study credits.


•  High School Placement Program:
Picture of Learn English in Virginia / Washington DC areaAstar offers international students the chance to pursue their high school education in the United States and get a unique view of American culture.

With partner schools in almost every state, we can arrange a variety of programs to suit your educational needs.

This program provides the opportunity to study for a semester, a year, or up to all four years in your chosen institution.

Students in possession of an F-1 visa (which we will facilitate for eligible students) have the opportunity to attend private or boarding schools.

Whether you are looking for academic programs with ESL courses available, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or impressive college placement courses for graduating students, we are here to guide you toward your goals.

Many students wish to remain in the U.S. for university, and when that time comes, we will be here to assist you with that process as well.

If a student chooses a school program with Astar, we will assist you in finding a local host family near your school for the duration of the program, if you would like one. 


• Au Pair Program:
Travel to the USA to live with an American host family and work as a nanny (also known as an au pair) for their children. 

All au pairs will have room and board provided as well as earn a monthly stipend and paid vacation.  Au pairs will also complete an educational course of their choice while in the US and the cost will be paid by the host family. 

This program lets you see the world while furthering your education and making money all at the same time. 


• Internship & Trainee Program:
Gain valuable work experience in the United States by allowing Astar to find you an internship for up to 6 months.  

This program is ideal for university level students or recent graduates seeking to improve their English and develop practical skills and knowledge 

Students will work in the field they are currently studying to gain valuable job skills and international work experience. 


• American Host Family Program:
Astar can find you a host family anywhere in the United States whether you are studying at Astar Education Institute or have already been accepted into a U.S. school.

Students in homestays will have 24 hour support from our dedicated staff 365 days a year.


•  ESL Summer Camps & Winter Immersion Programs for Adults / College Students
Images of Astar Education Institute, Washington DC Metro AreaExperience the United States by immersing yourself in American culture!  These customized camps allow students to travel to the U.S. for up to six weeks to experience the culture, sights and sounds of America during a summer or winter break.


Vocational Training Courses for U.S. & International Students:
• TESOL English Teaching Certification
• Nursing Assistant Program
• Personal Care Aide (PCA) Program
• Medication Aide (CMA) Program


Student Testimonial:
"I am so glad that I could study in Astar. I have been prepared TOEFL almost two years in China. I went to many institutes in China, and did a lot of practices. But when I took the TOEFL test.

After I came here for half a year, my English has been improved dramatically. Our teachers are responsible and friendly, especially Mr. Graham. His class is so interesting and helpful.

The moment I open my acceptance letter, I was so excited. I even couldn’t believe that one of the top-ranking universities accepted me. All in all, I greatly appreciate all the efforts and support from my Astar family."

- Allan

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Address: 7864 Donegan Drive, Manassas, Virginia 20109, USA
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