Now registering for Winter Term classes! Register and take your placement test as soon as possible

Schedule for English Classes

Daytime classes

Monday – Thursday:  10 am-1 pm/ January 8 – March 22/ $155


Evening classes

Monday – Thursday:  7 pm- 9 pm/ January 8 – March 21/ $135


Weekend classes

Saturday & Sunday:  2 pm-5 pm/ January 13 – March 25/$135

Sunday  Advanced Grammar Class and Conversation Classes:  10 am-12 pm/ January 14 – March 25/$80


*NOTE: $10 late registration fee charged for registrations on and after the first day of class*


Additional Classes


Computer Literacy (in English) $45

  • Tuesday & Thursday:  6pm-7pm / January 16 – March 20


Citizenship Preparation (in English) $75

  • Monday – Thursday:  6pm-7pm /  January 8 – March 20


Hospitality & Guest Services Training (in English) $50

  • Monday – Thursday:  5pm-9pm /  January 29 – March 1


Washington English Center also offers free services to help you find a job. Some of the ways we can assist you include:

  • Writing a resume and cover letter
  • Searching for jobs on the internet
  • Submitting job applications on the internet
  • Helping you prepare for a job interview
  • Providing job counseling

Are you ready to get help with your job search? Email for more information.

To see the ACADEMIC CALENDAR click on this link:

Academic Calendar 2017-2018


Registration:  Students must come to our office to register. You will take a placement test to see what level you are in – the process may take between 2 to 2.5 hours.  Must be 17 years of age or older.  All are welcome to join our classes.  DC residence or a visa are not required.

Payment: We accept all types of payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, and all major Credit Cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS) 

For more information please contact us via
EMAIL:   or  TELEPHONE: 202-387-2222

Register early!

Be sure to register early for the new term to avoid having to pay the new late registration fee! Students who register on or after the first day of class will pay an additional $10.00 late registration fee. Open the Academic Calendar to check the dates classes begin each term.

 Photo by Kate Maloney



Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds:

• They range in age from 17 to 86.

• Have various levels of education. Almost half our students (44%) have less than 7 years of education. 38% were able to attend middle or high school. They generally have basic literacy skills that are transferable to English. About 18% of students have attended or even finished college.

• Are very hard-working (85% have one or more jobs).

• Are from over 90 different countries!

They are from:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala , Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.