Our English courses help you communicate with confidence

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

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 being more effective in speaking situations?

Converse Confidently will help you be more effective when you have to speak English spontaneously in group conversation settings. In this outcome-based conversation class, you will:

  • Practice both work and social situations
  • Master specific skills such as politely interrupting, describing, giving opinions, giving feedback, giving and receiving compliments, and feeling more comfortable with small talk
  • Discuss a variety of topics from everyday situations to abstract ideas
  • Build formal and casual vocabulary
  • Receive lots of corrective feedback and cultural insight
  • Have fun while meeting other professionals!
  • Let us customize a group course for you!

DC Course


Session 1

Thursdays September 12 - October 17, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join session 1

Session 2

Wednesdays October 20 - December 11, 2019

(no class November 27, Thanksgiving week)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join session 2

Where:  Hera Hub DC, small meeting room

5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20016

Cost: $450.00 for each session (12 hours total)

Limited to 6 people to ensure individual feedback

Online Courses

Option 1: Lunch hour in North America/evenings in Europe

Session 1

Thursdays September 12 - October 17, 2019

12:15 - 1:15 pm EST

Join session 1

Session 2:

Thursdays October 31 - December 12, 2019

12:15 - 1:15 pm EST

Join session 2


Option 2: Post work day in North & South America/early morning next day in Asia

Session 1

Wednesdays September 11 - October 16, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Join session 1

Session 2:

Wednesdays October 30 - December 11, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Join session 2

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: $225.00 for each session (6 hours total each session)

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: Saturday, July 13 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Where: Hera Hub DC, small meeting room

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


Join the creative writing workshop

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.