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Improve Your English…Small Classes and a Special Environment!


These programs are especially for high beginner to advanced level students who prefer a three- or four-day per week program that follows a curriculum. Classes are small (maximum six students), so students receive personalized attention. Classes focus on all areas of language learning – speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing.

Course Objectives

Flexible Year-Round Program Options for Adult Students

Choose the three-day program option that works best for you - semi-intensive morning classes until 12:15 p.m. or full intensive classes until 2:15 p.m. Classes meet on this schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30-12:15 Semi-Intensive Program Semi-Intensive Program Special Topics Classes or Private Lessons Available Semi-Intensive Program Friday outing in Washington, D.C. (no additional charge, guests welcome)
12:15-12:45 Break Break Break
12:45-2:15 Special topics workshop electives Special topics workshop electives Special topics workshop electives
Intensive Students

Add a fourth day of classes if you would like, on Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. On Wednesdays, you can choose to add Special Topics Classes or Private Lessons. On Friday, you can add Private Lessons, and on Saturday, you can add Private Lessons or English for Workplace Communications Classes. Please contact us to discuss which option would fit best with your specific goals and interests.

Summer 2020 Intensive English for High School and University Students. We invite you to join our small classes and experience a special approach to learning this summer. Summer 2020 finds us living in a different way because of the global health challenge we are facing. You may be among the many who are still staying safely at home in the Washington, D.C. area. Or perhaps you are joining us from a country now able to slowly return to its way of life.

Wherever you are, join and maintain connection in our school community this summer. This special program for high school and university students will enable you to advance in language proficiency, challenge yourself with new ideas, and prepare to thrive in our new world, *together online*. Learn more about these programs here.

Adult students – and all students looking ahead to Fall 2020 and beyond – will continue to enroll in our flexible, Semi-Intensive/Intensive English Program, as follows:


How to Enroll

Talk to us about your goals. Take a placement test (written test available online, with no cost and no commitment) to determine your level. Complete a registration form online. See our term dates on our website. Confirm enrollment in person or by email. Groups continue from term-to-term, with students progressing to higher levels. Continuing students do not repeat course material.


Intensive English Program classes meet for four-week terms. Groups are organized on a term-to-term basis. Continuing students progress to a higher level in the curriculum and do not repeat course materials.

* Five-week terms

Fun Activities Every Week!

All students are invited to participate in weekly, Friday activities such as visits to museums. Students pay for the Metro, and lunch if they would like, but admission to most museums is free. An English Now! staff member leads the group. See our Student Activity Calendar for details about weekly and other programs.

If you have questions, or to learn more on how to enroll in the English Now! Semi-Intensive and Intensive English Programs, please visit us at the school or contact us, or to enroll click here.