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Advanced Plus Field Trip: Learning about the United States through Its Art

By Cathy Sunshine On May 22, the Advanced Plus PM class took a field trip to the Phillips Collection, an art museum just a few blocks from Washington English Center. We saw “Made in the USA: American Masters from The … Continue reading

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Students Write: Why We Like the Washington English Center

At the end of winter term, several students in the Advanced Plus class were so enthusiastic about their experience that they volunteered to write the following short essays for the blog. Elvia is from Colombia, and Abdallah is from Sudan. … Continue reading

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Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and More: Foreign Language Classes in DC

By Cathy Sunshine Does teaching English ever make you want to be on the other side of the desk for a change, learning a language, or brushing up on one you learned a while ago? It has had that effect … Continue reading

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Surviving a Washington Winter: Advice from Our Students

By Cathy Sunshine When the polar vortex swept into DC in January, a number of my students were shocked and awed. Several have recently arrived from warm countries and are experiencing a US winter for the first time. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Language ETC Is Now Washington English Center

By Cathy Sunshine

The school has a new name! This is good news. For one thing, it will make it easier to find us when prospective students or volunteers search online for English language classes in Washington, DC. Unlike the slightly perplexing “Language ETC,” the name “Washington English Center” says right up front where we are located and what our core mission is. Continue reading

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