We help our clients confidently communicate in English so they have more time and energy to create solutions to global challenges.

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You can listen to interviews with our clients and learn more about the work they are doing in our Professionally Purposeful Podcast

  • Daniela, Lawyer and Women’s Rights Advocate
    English With Purpose has helped me to improve my communication and presentation skills. Its approach allows me to identify and work on the specific areas where I need to improve and also gives me the tools to integrate these learnings more naturally in my day-to-day work. Its experience working with students that are practitioners working on law, human rights, diplomacy and related fields separate them from other English coaching options that use an English for business focus
    Daniela, Lawyer and Women’s Rights Advocate
  • A.O., Aerospace Engineer
    I am very grateful for the opportunity to be trained by you. I enjoyed the course from the beginning to the end. Thank you for going the extra mile in making sure that I have all materials I needed for the speech training/coaching class. This has helped me in becoming a better person in English speaking and communication and also shaped my presentation strategies and skills. The shadowing exercises enabled me to be accustomed with the correct way of expressing one’s thoughts with good intonation, focus and emphasis on words, pitch, and parallel structure. Thank you very much for being a good motivator and mentor.
    A.O., Aerospace Engineer
  • Barbara, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    I’d heartily recommend English With Purpose for everyone from the most senior executives to students. Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.
  • Vanessa, Postdoctoral researcher and MPH Epidemiology student, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    When I trusted my English learning to English with Purpose, I wanted to improve my English in a professional environment; however, I gained much more. Janna taught me how to express myself in a much more experienced, fluid, and secure way. Janna's support was critical in my admission to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I will start an MPH this summer; I can't wait! Thank you your professionalism, experience, and good humor!
  • Shinae, Software Engineer
    This service has been my secret. But I'm ready to share this with the open public for the welfare of all immigrants like me. After a month, I was sold completely, since the lessons were already effective in my daily work life. I can learn a better expression right away that I can use in my office - for example, you will learn tons of better professional and nuanced expressions other than "I'm sorry, I can't get it.” They understand not only the language, but the culture and dynamics. You won't learn these anywhere else: "How to professionally deal with harsh/hostile comments", "How to differentiate genuine compliments among tons of auto-generated ones", or even "What to say when an intense argument is in progress and I believe I am not being treated respectfully". They know non-native speakers better than ourselves. I recommend just start it.
    Shinae, Software Engineer
  • Gina, Colombia

    Thank you and thank you, Julie!  Janna - I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you on my English skills. Thanks to your guidance and patience, I have learned and improved grammar rules. After working with Janna, my coworkers mentioned how they noticed an improvement in my writing and pronunciation. I still have a lot of work to do to enhance my English, but thanks to my tutor Janna I have great tools to continue this journey. Janna is a professional and dedicated tutor, and she is also fun, sweet, and friendly.

    Gina, Colombia
  • Vanessa, Colombia/France

    When I trusted my English learning to English with Purpose, I wanted to improve my English in a professional environment; however, I gained much more. Janna taught me how to express myself in a much experienced, fluid, and secure way. She also helped me prepare, in record time, for the IELTS and, due to some last minutes COVID-related challenges, helped me as well, even faster, to prepare for the TOEFL. Janna's support was critical in my admission to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I will start an MPH this summer; I can't wait! Thank you Janna for your professionalism, experience, and good humor!!!

    Vanessa, Colombia/France

    I have worked with Julie for a short amount of time, however, with her help, I was able to learn enough phrases and vocabularies that enable me to secure an internship position at a competitive consulting firm in D.C. So definitely recommend Julie to learners who are in the job search or job applying process. 

    Jialing, China
  •   This has been by far my best learning experience of English as a second language. Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is so patient, a very good listener and so creative in explaining difficult things in a simple and comprehensible manner. She tailors every single lesson to my specific needs and pushes me to go to the extra mile. Julie is always looking for new ways and tools to improve my speaking confidence and pronunciation. She has a great personality which facilitates the teacher-student relationship. I feel so comfortable during classes! I highly recommend English With Purpose as the best place to learn and/or improve English; it is just the best you can find here!
    Viviana, Colombia
  •   I would like to thank you for the time you devoted via Skype meeting with me and reading, reviewing and editing the personal statement. Your input was vital to improving the personal statement and the readers that I asked for their opinion said that it clearly reflected who I am and my goals. Once again, thank you for all your help.
    Nestor, Miami, FL

    I worked with Julie on improving my writing for around 6 months. During this short period of time I noticed how my writing became more fluid and concise. Julie's edits and advice were always spot on and the materials she shared were very useful (I have some of them on my desk all the time). On a personal level, she is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that she could easily bring clear examples to explain her points. I'd recommended her to any non-native speaker who is looking for improving their language skills.
    César, Colombia

    We've used English With Purpose (formerly the English Teacher Collective) to teach English as a component of high-level global executive education programs, and have been incredibly impressed with the level of professionalism of and extensive preparation by the instructors. Julie Yoder is not only a world-class English teacher, but also does a great job of vetting and working with the other tutors so that everyone is on the same page. The model she's pioneered is fair to the tutors and great for the client. I'd heartily recommend English With Purpose for everyone from the most senior executives to students--Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.
    Barbara, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    As a native Spanish speaker with French as a second language, I moved to the United States about two years ago with what I would say a decent working knowledge of the English language. However, I soon realized I needed to improve some of the common mistakes non-native speakers make as well as my pronunciation and conversational skills. After looking around for high qualified and experienced tutors in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, I was pretty happy to find English With Purpose. Classes at EWP are very dynamic and customized to your particular needs. My tutor always prepares classes in advance and provides me with a lot of useful resources for me to keep practicing outside my sessions. She really enjoys her work and is very well experienced. You will definitely get the value for your money and have a good time while learning and improving your English.
    Carlos Mejía, The Dominican Republic
  •   English With Purpose is the best fit for me! I have been studying English for a long time, but it was never personalized and directed to my needs. Julie is very knowledgeable and has great expertise and experience on how to teach you according to your gaps and weaknesses in English. Our one-to-one lessons are very productive and well-prepared in advance by her. She provides homework tutorials that really help you to keep focused and achieve your learning goals. My reading, writing and speaking skills have improved a lot. Julie's ability to quickly understand your limitations and teach you how to overcome them is impressive! Furthermore, she is really nice, fun and friendly. She always supports her clients' diverse backgrounds, which give us all so much confidence!
    Joyce, Brazil

Our clients work in a wide range of fields and come from the following organizations:


  • The Embassy of Brazil
  • The Embassy of Chile
  • The Embassy of Colombia
  • Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The French Embassy
  • The German Embassy
  • The Embassy of Israel
  • The Embassy of Japan
  • Embassy of Poland
  • Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
  • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • The Embassy of Spain
  • Embassy of South Korea
  • The Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia
  • The Embassy of Uruguay
  • The U.S. State Department
  • The Embassy of Uzbekistan
  • The Embassy of Hungary
  • The Embassy of The Gambia
  • The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

International Development

  • CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture)
  • The World Bank
  • The Inter-American Development Bank
  • The International Finance Corporation
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • The Organization of American States
  • The Pan American Development Foundation
  • The Pan American Health Organization
  • World Resources Institute

International Policy

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The International Crisis Group
  • The Pew Research Center


  • Wellspring Philanthropic


  • The United Nations
  • The U.S. Senate
  • The U.S House of Representatives
  • The Federal Communications Commission
  • Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation
  • The U.S. Army

Nonprofit Organizations

  • United We Dream
  • The Halo Trust, USA
  • Freedom House
  • Ashoka
  • EIA Global (Environmental Investigation Agency)
  • GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
  • Scholars at Risk
  • Mi Casa


  • Covington and Burling
  • Clifford Chance
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • Abente Stewart (Paraguay)
  • Oh-Ebashi LPC (Tokyo, Japan)
  • National Association of Attorneys General


  • BBC Mundo
  • Yonhap News Agency (South Korea)
  • Voice of America

Healthcare and Biotech

  • Washington Hospital Center
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • AstraZeneca

Private Sector Companies

  • Meta (Facebook)
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kratos Defense
  • Delta Electronics Europe
  • Omni Shoreham Hotels
  • Nordstrom
  • MetLife
  • AmCham Chile
  • Santander Asset Management UK
  • Everis
  • Colvazca (Colombia)
  • Gescrap/GES Recycling
  • Premier Group Services Accounting


  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • George Mason University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Frederick Community College
  • Coppin State University
  • Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China)
  • Echo International (China)
  • Maret School


  • Provincia Di Foggia Dei Frati Minori Cappuccini (Italy)
  • Washington Buddhist Vihara


  • NuAxis Innovations
  • Perfect Sense Digital
  • IonQ
  • Nefeli Networks

Real Estate

  • Global Market Connection Group
  • Keller Williams
  • William Raveis

Contact us to arrange a free consultation and find out if we are the right fit for you.