English Classes2021-10-29T18:33:22-04:00

English Classes with IMFFA

The IMF Family Association provides high beginner-intermediate and high intermediate-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 6 to 8 students and is currently being offered online via Webex. Our students commit to two sessions of three hours per week.

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.

Kanako (Japan)

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.

Satu (Finland)

“A journey of learning and friendship” – : http://chronicles.imffa.org/2016/06/20/a-journey-of-learning-and-friendship/


Students giving oral presentations

Field trip to the National Portrait Gallery


We offer three sessions of classes during the year:

  • Fall (September – December), 12 weeks/24 classes, $500
  • Winter (January – April), 12 weeks/24 classes, $500
  • Spring (April – June), 9 weeks/18 classes, $400

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. Spouses 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. Students should pay course fees by the first day of the class.

Registration for the Fall  2021 Session is now open. 

Do not miss this opportunity to learn English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with other international spouses!

Register – Beginner English

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.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be provided up to the beginning of the second class of each session. Students must inform the IMFFA Office and 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.

Learn More

For further details please contact Danhong Ning, Education Chair, the IMFFA Board, at ndh099@gmail.com.