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Our classes and programs

English Classes

Daytime: Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm. $155 for the full term.

Evening: Mondays through Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm. $135 for the full term.

Weekend: Saturdays and Sundays, 2 - 5 pm. $135 for the full term.

ConversationSundays, 10 am - noon. $80 for the full term.


Computer Literacy (taught in English): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 7 pm. $45 for the full term.

Citizenship Preparation (taught in English): Monday through Thursdays, 6 - 7 pm. $75 for the full term.

Culinary Job Training for English-Language Learners:  n/a

Business English:  n/a

Click HERE for more information on how to register for all classes. 

FREE Job Preparation services

Some of the ways we assist include:

  • Writing a resume and cover letter

  • Searching for jobs on the Internet

  • Submitting job applications through the Internet

  • Helping you prepare for a job interview

  • Job counseling

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


Registration:  Students must come to our office to register. You will take a English language placement test to see what level you are in - the process may take between 2 to 2.5 hours.  Students must be 18 years of age or older.  All persons are welcome to join our classes.  DC residence or an immigration VISA are not required.

Tuition Fee Payments: We accept all forms of payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, and major Credit Cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS)

Telephone: 202-387-2222


Can I register online?

No.  Students must come into the office to register. Our office is located at 2200 California Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday,  9 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. We are closed on Fridays.

Do I need to have an I.D. / VISA Card?

No. We DO NOT require an I.D. or immigration VISA card. We accept students from anywhere in the Greater Washington Area (D.C., Maryland, Virginia, etc). Please note: we CAN NOT provide I.D. or VISA cards for our students.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept all forms of payment including: Cash, Check, Credit Card and  Money Order.  Accepted credit cards are: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner Club International and JCB.

Where is the nearest metro or bus stop?

The nearest metro station is the Dupont Circle Metro Station (take the Q Street exit) on the Red Line.  If you wish to take the bus, the bus lines are 42, 43, H1, L2, L1.

Does Washington English Center provide childcare?

No. We are an adult education program and do not provide childcare.

Does Washington English Center provide housing?

No. We do not provide housing.

Are books included in the price?

Yes! All textbooks are included in the price.

Where are the teachers and students from?

All over the globe! Washington English Center takes pride in our multicultural atmosphere. We have over 1,600 students from over 100 different countries. We also accept volunteer teachers from around the world as long as they speak fluent English.