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.
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 4 Stay Housing. It is a website that gathers housing for international students by location and works similarly to Airbnb. Their service provides lots of options for different budgets and locations.
The changing seasons is breathtaking. Toasty summers and frigid winters, beautiful fall and blossoming spring. We have it all!
During spring session, 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 happens every year in Washington DC since 1912 when 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 on April, but that date changes year-to-year. The best viewing of the cherry blossom trees typically lasts four to seven days around the most popular point, Tidal Basin.
During fall all the leaves changing their colors make a unique experience around the city. Lots of outdoor activities provide the opportunity to welcome the cold that is close to happen. Even your way back home turns into a magical moment during this session. Orange, yellow, and red leaves turn the city into an inspiring place.
Winter is another show! We have snow and lots of fun with ice skating activities and winter festivals. Snow is beautiful, and it brings with it the Thanksgiving and Christmas session. 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 and friendships that we make all over the world. Christmas time is also so special because we organize a Christmas party for the family when we are able to connect even more with all our friends and welcome a new year that is about to come.
Diversity of people in the Washington DC 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 make the experience rewarding the multicultural. Forum students are able to make life-long friends and interact with people all over to world. By knowing different cultures our students become more tolerant and acceptable which make our forum family environment so special.
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 free 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.