Welcome to Stratford Language Institute, where students learn English, American academic culture, and communication skills in a warm and supportive environment! Our English program includes the most important skills that students need to learn in order to participate in university, work, and daily life. We also offer a conditional acceptance pathway course to a degree program at Stratford University.

Your classes at Stratford will also include projects, research, media, and field trips that will enrich your understanding of U.S. culture and help you to expand your ideas.


At Stratford University, you will be supported by us in a number of ways:

  • FREE tutoring in our Student Success Center from an ESL professional
  • A Student Support Services office that will help you with tasks like finding an apartment, opening a bank account, and making connections in the community
  • Career Services for FREE help with writing a resume, conducting a job search, dressing for success, interviewing for a job
  • Career fairs
  • FREE workshops on academic research skills and using a library database

Student Activities

You will also enjoy the following:

  • Student clubs where you can practice speaking English with students studying in other programs
  • Field trips around the nation’s capitol
  • Celebrating diversity – Stratford University has teachers and students from 30 different countries
  • Cultural events
  • Guest lecturers on topics like health and wellness, networking, and stress management


The mission of Stratford Language Institute’s English as a Second Language program is to ensure that each learner develops linguistically and academically within a socially and culturally supportive environment so that they may achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Meet the Faculty

Krystle Carter
Faculty Lead

Faculty Lead
Baltimore General Education

Alireza Khorsand

Falls Church School of Business Administration

Deborah Schiavone
Program Director

Program Director
Falls Church School of Nursing

Erik Walton

Glen Allen General Education

Jon Kerbaugh
Campus Dean

Title: Campus Dean
Campus: Alexandria Academics Administrative

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