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Forum Intensive English Center

Alexandria, Virginia United States

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School Introduction

Forum Intensive English Center offers effective and affordable English language training for adults as well as groups of corporate and diplomatic employees.

At Forum, our mission is to provide effective and efficient English language training to ensure that our students achieve their academic and professional goals. We believe that practice makes perfect and we help our students reach their full potential through engaging lessons, effective teaching strategies and superior academic support.

Through role-plays, simulations and active class discussions our students start speaking on the first day of class! We use an accelerated method developed by renowned European linguist and educator, Dr. Susanna McPhilomy, that works with memory structures to help students learn English faster and remember it better.
Our communicative approach takes boring reading, writing and listening practices and turns them into exciting topics of discussion!

All of Forum's courses can be customized to accomodate each student. We offer affordable and effective English language training and are located next to the nation's capital in Old Town, Alexandria Virginia. We offer plenty of parking and are next to several cafes, shops and restaurants!





ESL Program Introduction

Below please all of the course offerings available at Forum Intensive English Center:

-Intensive English Program: This program is designed for students who want to increase their English proficiency quickly. Forum’s integrated communicative approach to language learning expands vocabulary, establishes speech patterns, stimulates dialogue and perfects grammar structures. This program is offered at six different levels for four-week terms.

- TOEFL Preparation: The TOEFL Preparation courses prepare the culturally diverse learners of Forum to take the required new generation TOEFL preparation test (iBT) and be admitted to US colleges and universities both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Introductory Preparation Course is for a six-week term while the Advanced Preparation Course lasts an eight-week term.

- Professional English Program: This program is designed for individuals who work in an English-speaking environment and are interested in acquiring strong English skills to advance in their careers. This course is offered at five and seven-week terms and combines intensive English language training with business-focused speaking and writing skills that are necessary for career growth!

- Corporate Group English Program: Forum English Center believes that effective communication is a key component to an employee’s productivity and a business’ success. Forum’s trained instructors will work closely with your organization to teach business-oriented topics that are relevant to your industry. This program can be tailored to any level of English proficiency from Beginner to Advanced learners. We offer training at our school as well as on-site training at your business location and customize the topics of the course to meet your groups’ needs. This course is offered at four-week and eight-week terms with 15 hours of English training per week, but the hours, terms and rates can be customized to meet your groups’ needs.

- Diplomatic Group English Program: The Diplomatic English Program is specifically designed for diplomatic employees and members of their families. This course focuses on improving participants’ oral and written communication skills in formal presentations, meetings and negotiation scenarios as well as more informal social situations. We offer training at our school as well as on-site training at your business location and customize the topics of the course to meet your groups’ needs. This course is offered at four-week and eight-week terms with 15 hours of English training per week, but the hours, terms and rates can be customized to meet your groups’ needs.

-English Vacation Program: Forum's English Vacation Program combines an intensive educational experience with an opportunity to vacation in the historic metropolitan area of Washington D.C. This program is designed for adults 18 years old and up as well as business executives who are interested in learning English while experiencing an educational vacation in America. English classes can be tailored to different levels of English proficiency and cover reading and writing skills with a special focus on speaking and conversational skills. Please contact us for details on scheduling and costs.

-Teacher Training Workshops: The workshops train teachers on how to use interactive role-plays and simulations with second language learners in order to enhance their language skills in speaking, listening, grammar, writing and vocabulary development. The 4-week workshops will familiarize teachers with the recent research in ESL methodology, instructional delivery, curriculum work, the use of technology in ESL/EFL classrooms and various forms of assessment. The practical workshops will prepare well-trained, confident and marketable ESL teachers!


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Schedule & Fees

Class times, hours of study and term lengths can be customized for all of our English and TOEFL courses offered. Please contact Forum for more information about the schedules for the Diplomatic and Corporate Group English Programs since these training programs are especially customized for each group.

Additionally, please contact Forum for scheduling and pricing information for the English Vacation Program.


INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
SCHEDULE: Classes begin on the 1st and 15th of each month, first session begins May 6, 2013.

Weekday Sessions: Monday through Friday three hours a day during the following sessions:
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Evening Session: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekend Sessions: Two hours a day Friday through Sunday but the times are flexible based on the participants' schedule and course demands.

COSTS & FEES:
Application Fee = $50
Weekday Sessions (15 hours/ 4 weeks) = $450
Weekend Sessions (6 hours/ 4 weeks) = $250

BOOKS & MATERIALS:
$80 to $100 Depending on the Level


TOEFL PREPARATION PROGRAM
SCHEDULE:Classes begin on the 1st and 15th of each month, first session begins May 15, 2013.

Weekday Sessions: Monday through Friday three hours a day during the following sessions:
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Evening Session: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

COSTS & FEES:
Application Fee = $50
Introductory Course(15 hours/6 weeks) = $1, 000
Intermediate/Advanced Course (15 hours/ 8 weeks) = $1, 200

BOOKS & MATERIALS:
$80 to $100 Depending on the Level


PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAM
SCHEDULE: Classes begin on the 1st and 15th of each month, first session begins May 6, 2013.

Evening Sessions:
Monday & Wednesday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday & Sunday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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COSTS & FEES:
Application Fee = $50
5 Week Term (6 hours/week) = $350
7 Week Term (6 hours/week) = $550

BOOKS & MATERIALS:
$80 to $100 Depending on the Level
CORPORATE & DIPLOMATIC GROUP ENGLISH PROGRAMS

GROUP ENGLISH PROGRAMS
(SCHEDULE IS CUSTOMIZED FOR EACH GROUP, CONTACT FORUM FOR DETAILS)

COSTS & FEES:
Application Fee = $50
4 Week Term (15 hours/week) = $500
8 Week Term (15 hours/week) = $850

BOOK & MATERIALS:
$80 to $100 Depending on the Level


TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOPS
SCHEDULE: Classes begin on the 1st and 15th of each month, first session begins May 15, 2013.

Weekday Sessions: Tuesday through Thursday two hours a day during the following sessions:
Afternoon Session: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Evening Session: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekend Sessions: Friday through Sunday two hours a day during the following sessions:
Afternoon Session: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Evening Session: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

COSTS & FEES:
Application Fee = $50
Weekend & Weekday Sessions (6 hours/4 weeks) = $2, 000

BOOKS & MATERIALS:
$80 to $100 Depending on the Level

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Contact Info

Forum Intensive English Center
801 N. Pitt Street, Ste. #102
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel
703-566-8880
Fax
703-566-8879
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