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We offer private and small group English courses as well as editing services in Washington, DC and online. We conduct a free consultation and assessment to identify your current English challenges. Then we recommend the most effective approach based on your available time and budget.

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? 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays September 4 - September 27, 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 $225.00

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

Do you long to spend more time on your creative writing practice? Do you dream of writing poetry in English but feel intimidated? Do you have a story inside you? (everyone does!) In this four week workshop we will practice together in a supportive and inclusive environment - no grades, no assessment, just building writing skills and expanding your vocabulary while ‘flexing your creative muscles’. Through exercises, prompts and language games, we will loosen up and lose our fear of writing creatively 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 learners.

When: Thursdays 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm, September 13 to October 4
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.

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.

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