English With Purpose helps international professionals overcome their language and cultural challenges and communicate with confidence.
In group English speaking classes, we target the most common needs of international professionals and advanced learners. We work on speaking skills that cannot be replicated in one-on-one sessions, such as how to:
- Use the ‘signal words’ that native speakers use to naturally control the flow of conversation
- Politely interrupt during a group conversation
- Handle spontaneous questions from multiple speakers
- Speak more confidently in group settings, especially when the topic suddenly shifts
- Speed up spoken fluency and talk with ease about a variety of topics
- Give effective presentations in English
If you want to go deep into your own speaking gaps, improve your accuracy, and work in a small group, try Converse Confidently.
If you just need to practice speaking as much as possible so you can speed up your fluency, try Speak Stronger Online Boot Camp.
In-person classes in Washington, DC, will be offered again when it is safe to do so.
Our two-hour interactive workshops address the most consistent needs of international professionals and advanced learners and help prepare you for the new virtual workplace. Workshops cover such topics as:
- Why am I still struggling with perfect tenses? (have done, have had, had had??)
- How to write more effective emails without taking hours to draft your thoughts in English
- How to sound more polite in English and stop accidentally offending people
- How to speed up your writing fluency (and actually have fun doing it!)
Our goal is to help you feel more secure in each specific communication skill in just two hours so you can immediately apply it to real life. If you struggle to find time to improve your English, then our workshops are for you!
This is our most customized experience.
We start with a free one hour virtual consultation via Zoom or WebEx where we talk about your previous experience with English. After the consultation and assessment, we identify your biggest English challenges together and customize a course to fit your needs. We also:
- Arrange online tutoring or coaching sessions at a time convenient for you.
- Make adjustments and stay flexible along the way
We’ve been coaching international professionals in one-to-one settings since 2007, and we’ve seen it all! Our creative, empathetic and highly experienced English coaches love figuring out how to solve your challenges. There is always a way.
Our retreats are a unique opportunity to boost your English fluency - just not in 2020! We will offer retreats again in the post COVID-19 world, hopefully in 2021.
How to Get Started
If you are interested in our professional English group courses or workshops, please visit our courses page to register and learn more about the format and goals of each course.
If you need one-to-one English tutoring or coaching, please fill out this form and we will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a free consultation.
If you believe we can help you but you are not sure what you need or if your English level is appropriate for our courses, no problem! Just contact us and we will schedule a 15-minute chat to assess your level and answer any questions you have.
We accept PayPal and Square (credit or debit card) for virtual payments for all programs.