English Classes with IMFFA
The IMF Family Association provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced level English Classes for spouses and partners of IMF Staff, Contractuals and Vendors.
Our 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.
Each class generally has 8 to 10 students and typically takes place at the IMFFA Office (see location). Our students commit to two sessions of three hours per week from 10 am to 1 pm.
What our students are saying
I had a great time studying English thanks to wonderful teachers and classmates! The English class was very helpful and enriched my life in D.C.
LEARNING : L – Lots of new friends / E – English as a second language is more fluent now / A – Arts has become more familiar during classes / R – Reading skills have improved a lot / N – New skills for how to express myself in English / I – Interesting topics every time / N – Never enough time for discussions during the three hour class / G – Great way of getting to know new cultures from all over the world.
“A journey of learning and friendship” – : http://chronicles.imffa.org/2016/06/20/a-journey-of-learning-and-friendship/
We offer three sessions of classes during the year:
- Fall (September – December), 12 weeks/24 classes, $400
- Winter (January – April), 12 weeks/24 classes, $400
- Spring (April – June), 8 weeks/16 classes, $275
Registration for our courses is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We try to welcome as many students as possible, however, priority may be given to newcomers if the number of registrations exceeds capacity. Spouse from the World Bank are also welcome to join subject to availability. New students are provided a short and friendly assessment free of charge. Tuition fees do not include the cost of books and materials.
Registration for the Winter session (January 10 – April 06) is now open.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with other international spouses!
Did you know?
The IMF provides tuition reimbursement for English language classes. Eligible spouses and partners may receive up to 50% reimbursement regardless if you take classes with IMFFA or somewhere else.
Some exclusions apply. Full details can be found on the IMF Intranet or by contacting the IMFFA Office for more information.
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.
Full refunds will be provided up to the beginning of the second class of each session. Students must inform the IMFFA Office or their teachers in writing if they wish to cancel their registration. There is no refund for partial completion of the course or for missed classes.