Intensive 7-week ESL Program

FXUA’s 7-week Intensive ESL Program for English language learners offers instruction at seven levels of proficiency: low beginner, beginner, elementary, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced. Each level can be completed in one term of full-time study. The overall length of the program depends on the student’s initial placement and how quickly the student progresses from one level to the next.

Each level includes 140 academic hours of classroom instruction per level, per term. Each term is seven weeks long, and full-time students receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week. In addition to the regular ESL classes, students placed in the high intermediate and advanced level or higher are given an option of selecting intensive TOEFL courses, the focus of which is TOEFL iBT preparation.

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Non-Intensive ESL

Our adult ESL programs make language learning fun, flexible, and affordable! We offer on-campus courses such as Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, and Public Speaking with Confidence!

All of our on-campus courses are held at our Fairfax, VA campus at 4401 Village Drive. Business English and Public Speaking with Confidence are restricted to high-intermediate and advanced students.

For au pairs, our Saturday museum trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC take place every Saturday year round, with the exception of major holidays. Students will spend a day at a different museum each week and participate in an interactive, themed museum class facilitated by one of our ESL instructors.

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CEA Accreditation

The Fairfax University of America Seven-week Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2018 through August 2022 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,


The School of Language Studies at FXUA welcomes you to join our ESL community and looks forward to helping you reach your higher education or professional goals.