The IMF Family Association understands the language barriers for families in transition, so we created our English Language Program to help our members overcome these challenges and help them thrive in their new home in Washington, DC. Our courses for English language learners looking to build their language confidence and improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Private and semi-private classes are available upon request.

 

It is not too late to register for the April-June session! Do not miss this opportunity to learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with other international spouses! 

General Language Classes

General language classes cover grammar, vocabulary, and four key skills – reading, writing, listening, and speaking – while enabling students to communicate in English and interact with each other. Classes are tailored to the needs of the students, and our highly qualified teachers guide students into discussions, activities, and presentations on a variety of interesting and culturally relevant topics.

Classes take place at the IMFFA Office twice a week from from 10 am to 1 pm.

New students are provided a quick and friendly assessment to help us place you in the most beneficial class based on their level and learning needs.

Who is eligible?

IMFFA English classes are open to all spouses and partners of IMF Staff, Contractuals, and Vendors. Other G-4 dependents, such as children or parents, as well as G-5 domestic employees are also eligible provided they can obtain an IMF ID badge.

Spouses from the World Bank are also welcome to join subject to availability.

Tuition + Refund Policy

$395* + cost of books and materials

*IMF spouses and partners may be eligible to receive a 50% reimbursement for English language classes. Some exclusions apply. Full details can be found on the IMF Intranet or by contacting the IMFFA Office for more information.

If a student does not wish to continue, he/she can request a full refund of their tuition within the first two classes of the course. After the first two classes, no refund will be given. There is no refund for partial completion of the course or for missed classes.

Note: If a student joins the course after the first two classes, he/she can request a full refund after his/her first class, but before the start of the second class.

Registration for the Spring session is now open.

April 24 – June 16

Who are these classes for?

You may wish to consider these general language classes if you

  • want to improve your English language proficiency but do not have the time for intensive language courses or rigorous academic style classes.
  • need better English skills in order to look for a job or a volunteer position.
  • are transitioning from another country and would like to learn more about the local culture.
  • have been in the United States a while but have not had the time to focus on your English.
  • would like to meet other spouses/partners going through the same transition.

Our students

  • Busy mothers and fathers of young children, responsible for their households, their children’s schooling, and the health and social life of their families.
  • Young and mid-level professionals with diverse experience living and working around the world; looking to improve their English skills, learn more about the American culture, and make contacts with people of similar profiles.
  • Highly educated professionals who held stable jobs in their home country; they are often looking for jobs or volunteer opportunities in the United States.

Learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with other international spouses!