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Private English Courses for Adults and Children

The English Teacher Collective offers customized English language courses for international professionals and families living, working, studying or vacationing in Washington, D.C.

We specialize in private tutorials for adults and children in need of extra support and an individualized approach to language learning. We offer both in-person and video tutorials, and we travel to the location most convenient to you - your residence, office, university, or favorite coffee shop.

The ETC is a group of professional teachers dedicated to providing high quality language instruction at transparent and reasonable rates. To ensure top quality instruction, we only work with the best teachers; every ETC instructor comes highly qualified and experienced in teaching language.

We are teacher owned and operated, which means the students’ needs always come first.

We offer English instruction in:

  • Pronunciation
  • Conversational fluency and vocabulary development
  • Writing (academic, professional and personal) 
  • Grammar review
  • Business communication
  • English for Specific Purposes (diplomatic, legal, medical, etc.)
  • English for journalists
  • Presentation coaching
  • Intercultural communication
  • TOEFL, UNLPE and IELTS test preparation
  • Preparation for U.S. university applications and admittance essay coaching

Our clients include:

  • Embassy/diplomatic professionals and families
  • Ambassadors
  • NGO employees
  • Journalists
  • International professionals 
  • Graduate and doctoral students
  • Families, couples and individuals vacationing in Washington, DC
  • Spouses of people working or studying in Washington, D.C. 
  • Students applying to universities and graduate schools in the U.S.

New! A weekend immersive experience to boost your English fluency and confidence while relaxing and making new friends.


Too busy to improve your English, or no chance to practice? Does the thought of speaking English in front of a group give you anxiety? Join us for a weekend of relaxing into English with a 48 hour talk-a-thon in a peaceful setting. Connect with others and nourish your body and soul while boosting your English fluency.

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Contact us today to arrange a free one-hour consultation.
We can design a course to fit your needs!