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English With Purpose offers private tutorials and specialized group courses in Washington, DC and online.

Online Group Courses and Workshops

Lunchtime English Conversation Practice (Eastern US Time/UTC-5)

Too busy to improve your English fluency? Need better listening and conversation skills for meetings and networking? Unsure how to pronounce many words? Join us online for spontaneous group discussion about a variety of topics. During guided conversation and verbal activities we will expand your vocabulary, provide you with corrective feedback about your personal errors and build your confidence for speaking in group settings. Best for upper intermediate to advanced speakers. Not sure of your level? Contact us and we will assess you.

Tuesdays and Thursdays November 6 - December 4, 2018 (8 sessions, no class on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 22)
12:30 - 1:30 pm US Eastern Standard Time
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Tuition: US $230.00

Platforms: Zoom videoconferencing and Dropbox Paper online editor
Limited to 6 people in each level to ensure personal attention. Please contact us if you are unsure of your level and need an assessment.


Private Tutorials

We specialize in private tutoring for intermediate to advanced English learners. Private tutorials are the best option for working professionals and others who have not found what they need in traditional programs. After a consultation and assessment, we identify your biggest English challenges and customize a course to fit your needs. Private tutorials can focus on any of the following:

  • Conversational fluency and vocabulary development
  • Speaking with confidence
  • Improving pronunciation
  • Mastering presentations in English
  • Grammar review
  • Writing improvement
  • English for work and career
  • Support for special projects

Homework and practice activities are assigned in between sessions. We decide together how often you can meet each week. Scheduling is flexible when possible and we pause lessons if you are traveling.

Prices for in person tutorials: $75 to $85 per hour based on the type of course and duration of study.

With this option the teacher travels to you at your home, office, or university campus in Washington, DC. We can also recommend a comfortable and quiet public meeting space in your DC neighborhood.

Online tutorials: $65.00/hour

Prices include assessment, course design, materials, homework and practice plan. There are no additional fees.

Group Classes

Our group English classes are developed to meet the unique needs of intermediate to advanced English learners. Our specialized topics change seasonally and are based on the most common requests from more than ten years of working with our clients in the Washington, DC area.

Creative Writing for Nonnative English Writers

The best way to improve writing fluency is to write consistently, but if English is not your first language it can be difficult to motivate yourself to practice. In this workshop we will approach writing as creative play. You will learn how to break through writer’s block and use the English you already have to produce original creative writing. The writing games and exercises will expose you to new vocabulary, increase your writing fluency, and help reduce any anxiety you may have when writing in English.

You are not expected to produce an original poem or story, but you may find that it happens anyway! No previous creative writing experience is required, but this workshop is best for intermediate to advanced English learners.

When: Thursdays November 1, 8, 15 and 29 (Four sessions, no class on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 22)
Where: Hera Hub offices, 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016 (close to Friendship Heights Metro Station)
Cost: US $250.00
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Customized Group Courses

We can design a course for the particular needs of your group. Please contact us for a consultation and pricing.

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