UMD: A Globally Connected University

English Language Programs

The Washington, D.C. metro area has many English language schools. Most paid programs offer intensive and part-time study. You can easily do a web search to find English schools in the area.

Maryland English Institute (MEI)
The University of Maryland has an English institute on-campus that offers full- and part-time English courses. The Intensive English Program is Monday through Friday and lasts 13 to 14 weeks. You can contact MEI for more information.

International Student Scholar Services​ (ISSS)
ISSS has a free English conversation class for students, faculty and staff. All others must pay $75 per semester. For more information contact the ISSS office at umdesol@gmail.com or visit http://umdesol.weebly.com

Montgomery County Public Schools Adult Education
The Montgomery County Public School system offers adult English classes around the county which are either free or require a small fee.

Prince George's County Community College Adult Education
Like Montgomery County, Prince George's Community College offers adult English classes which are either free or require a small fee.

Please note: F-2 adult dependents are only allowed to study recreationally, and it is only authorized part-time. If you have any questions about this, please contact the International Student and Scholar Services at (301) 314-7740. J-2 and H-4 dependents are allowed to study full-time.