For more than 40 years, our Intensive English Program has been teaching students the language skills needed to enroll in Virginia Tech and other U.S. colleges and universities, as well as providing instruction to students who want to improve their general English ability for professional or personal reasons.

During your first week at the LCI, you will participate in an orientation session. You will take a language placement test, review all institute policies, get introduced to the area, and begin learning about American life and culture.

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Learn about our two beautiful locations: Blacksburg and Fairfax.

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Before Your Arrive

A move to a new city or country is daunting at any age. You are never quite sure what to expect. Our pre-arrival information will, hopefully, answer any questions you may have.