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We offer private, paired and small group courses as well as editing services for professional and personal writing. Our courses can focus on pronunciation, writing, conversation, grammar, listening skills or any combination of English language skills that are needed.

Online Group Courses and Workshops

Lunchtime English Conversation Practice (East Coast North America and Brazil)

Too busy to improve your English fluency? Need better listening and conversation skills for meetings and networking? Functional in English but unsure how to pronounce many words? Join us online for a group discussion about a variety of topics. During guided conversation and verbal activities we will push the boundaries of your vocabulary and provide you with corrective feedback about your personal errors.

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays January 8 - February 1, 2018 (8 sessions)
Intermediate level: 11:30am - 12:15pm US Eastern Standard Time
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Advanced level: 12:30 - 1:15pm US Eastern Standard Time
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Tuition: US $200.00

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.

PerFECT the PERfect Verb Tenses Workshop

Have been? Had had? Have been having? Will have done? Have you HAD ENOUGH with feeling insecure about perfect tenses?

Almost everyone struggles with the perfect tenses. In this 2.0 hour workshop we will go deep into the perfect tenses. You will practice in writing and verbally and be able to ask anything that has been previously confusing to you - no question is too basic! You will leave with a clear understanding of how to form and use the past, present, and future perfect tenses.

Limited to 6 people to ensure an interactive environment. Designed for learners with an intermediate or above level of English.

Choose one date:

Saturday January 20, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm US Eastern Standard Time
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm US Eastern Standard Time
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Cost: US $75.00

Platforms: Zoom videoconferencing and Dropbox Paper online editor
Logistical details provided upon registration. Please contact us with any questions.

Private Tutorials

We specialize in private tutorials for adults and school-aged children. Private tutorials are the best option for students who need direct instruction. Meet one-on-one with your teacher to work on any of the following areas. After an interview and assessment, we will customize a course to fit your needs.

  • Pronunciation
  • Conversational fluency and vocabulary development
  • Listening skills (including interpreting U.S. English dialects)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or UNLPE preparation
  • Grammar review
  • Business English
  • Writing and editing (general)
  • Writing and editing for the workplace
  • Presentation skills in English
  • Coaching in the application process for U.S. universities
  • Support for special projects

Prices range from $65 to $80 per hour based on the type of course and duration of study.

Group Classes

Group classes are a great way for friends or coworkers to study together on their own schedule. We can design a course for the special needs of your group, or you can choose to study in any of the areas listed under private tutorials.

  • Groups of 2: $35 to $40 per person based on the type of course and duration of study.
  • Groups of 3 or 4: $25 to $35 per person based on the type of course and duration of study.

Please note that we do not have open enrollment for groups at this time; our group classes are intended for people who already know each other and are seeking a customized course to meet the group’s needs, or organizations that need us to develop an English language course for employees or visiting fellows.

Vacation lessons

Washington, D.C. is a fascinating place to learn English with endless possibilities for experiential learning. Many people come to Washington both for their vacation and to improve their English. Following a video interview with you and your partner and/or family, we can set up a wonderful schedule of interactive lessons, meeting at museums and tourism sites, and engaging in activities based on your interests. We can also help you with advice on how to best plan your vacation in the Washington area – we have been here a long time and have deep knowledge of this region of the U.S. In fact, one of our tutors is a ‘born and bred’ Washingtonian!

This is the most customized of our options; please contact us for price quotes.

Editing services

We have been working with second language writers for 20 years now, and we understand that if you are writing in English and it is not your first language, you need an editor who understands exactly what you are trying to express and can guide you towards the most appropriate and concise phrases. We will of course correct your grammar and punctuation and help make your document sound as professional as possible in English, but we go one step beyond other services and also give you feedback about your patterns of errors, so you can learn and improve along the way.

Editing services: $50 per hour; please contact us for an estimate for your project.

For your convenience, we accept credit card payments for all services in addition to cash and checks.

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