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

Upcoming Workshops

Creative Writing for Nonnative English Writers

Have you dreamed of expressing yourself more creatively in English? This can be easier than you think.

In this workshop we will approach writing as creative play. You will learn how to loosen up, move past any resistance you feel, and use the English you already have to produce fun and original creative writing both collaboratively and on your own.

The writing games and exercises will expose you to new vocabulary, increase your writing fluency, get you energized about writing in English, and - I promise - make you laugh!

This workshop is good for anyone at the intermediate level or above and no previous creative writing experience is required.

When: Thursday May 23 and Thursday May 30, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (two sessions)

Where: Hera Hub DC, small meeting room

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016 (close to Friendship Heights Metro Station)

Cost:$80.00 for the four hour workshop (two sessions)

Join the creative writing workshop


Group Classes

Our group English classes are designed to help intermediate to advanced English learners improve fluency and move forward with confidence.

Converse Confidently

The work meeting is nearly over and you haven’t been able to contribute your thoughts in time. Your spouse wants you to attend a party, but this means making small talk in English with strangers and this is not your favorite thing.

What if you had specific strategies for better navigating speaking situations?

Converse Confidently will help you feel more like yourself when speaking English. In this outcome-based conversation class, we will master specific skills such as politely interrupting, giving opinions and compliments, and effectively making small talk in a way that feels comfortable. You will also build your casual vocabulary and receive lots of corrective feedback and cultural insight.

Summer Converse Confidently dates coming soon!

Let us customize a group course for you!

Our experienced instructors have seen it all! We can design a course to meet any English challenge your group may be facing.

We can come to your organization in Washington, DC or develop online instruction if you are elsewhere. Just get in touch to chat more about your needs.

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: $80 to $90 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: $70.00/hour

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

Have questions about the right course for you? Just write or call and we will talk about your goals and needs.