Choosing your English as Second Language School in the Washington, D.C. Metro area

Forum Intensive English Center is not just about learning English with excellence, it is also about experiencing what Washington, D.C. has to offer international students. Every day, the country welcomes international students with different purposes and goals, but language is what connects us all.

We are here to help our students succeed throughout the process of learning the language while also immersing them in American culture in a location that provides the best experiences when studying abroad in the United States.


Forum is located 3 minutes near a metro station, and 20 minutes from Washington, D.C.

We are located in Alexandria, Virginia-just a 3-minute walk away from the Huntington Metro station. Our campus is just 10 minutes away from Old Town Alexandria and 25 minutes from Washington, D.C. The Washington D.C. Metro area has one of the most extensive subway systems in the United States which makes transportation convenient without owning a vehicle.

The nation’s capital offers plenty of things to do; numerous cultural activities, entertainment opoortunities, festivals, free admission museums, monuments, and great restaurants. It is a multicultural city that possessives a significant amount of American history as it is the seat of the United States government.



Forum Intensive English Center has a partnership with AHN Housing Network and 4Stay Housing. These services provide housing options for different budgets and locations.


Four full seasons: beautiful landscapes throughout the entire year!

Alexandria, Virginia has four robust seasons. Toasty summers and frigid winters, beautiful fall and a blossoming spring, we have it all!

During spring, the cherry blossom festival takes place and provides an amazing experience for more than 1.5 million of people who visit the capital every year to admire the trees. This event has happened every year in Washington, D.C. since 1912 when the Japanese donated around 3000 trees to the country as a symbol of the growing friendship between The United States and Japan. Peak bloom is a magical event and usually occurs in April, but that date changes from year-to-year. The best viewing of the cherry blossom trees typically lasts four to seven days around the most popular point, the Tidal Basin.

During fall, the changing leaves showcase exuberant colors and make a unique experience around the city. Dozens of outdoor activities provide the opportunity to welcome the cold season. A common drive through the city turns into a magical experience during this session. Orange, yellow, and red leaves turn the city into an inspiring place.

Winter is another show that you don’t want to miss! We have snow and lots of fun with ice skating activities and winter festivals. The snow is beautiful, and it brings with it the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This season is such a special moment for our Forum Family because it is the period that we are able to be grateful for all the students that we have met from around the world and the friendships that we have made. Christmastime is also sentimental because we organize a Christmas party for the students to reflect and celebrate with our friends and welcome a New Year that is about to come.


Cultural immersion. Experiencing the American culture and other cultures

The diversity of people in the Washington, D.C. Metro area is amazing because while it is possible to experience the American culture and the language, the wide variety of people from different ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, religions makes the experience rewarding and educational. Forum students are able to make life-long friends and interact with people all over to world. By interacting with different cultures, our students become more tolerant, educated, and accepting, which makes our #ForumFamily environment so special.


A different education approach. Speak English confidently.

The mission of Forum is to provide efficient and effective English language training to help culturally our student achieve their academic, professional, and personal English language goals.

But this is not just about reading books and writing… It is all in the technique! Our approach can be explained in one word: Dialogue! Through role-plays, simulations and active class discussions, our students start speaking on the first day of class with a family environment where they feel comfortable and accepted.

Often people learn a language and quickly forget, but at Forum we specialize in bridging the gap between knowing and using language skills in appropriate contexts by incorporating interactive activities that work with memory structures to help them learn English faster and with greater retention.


So, what are you waiting for? Join the #ForumFamily today, and start achieving your English goals!