Washington English Center

About Washington English Center

Washington English Center is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization located in Downtown DC. We provide excellent and affordable online and in-person English classes and other workforce development programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers. We serve up to 1,500 students from 90 different countries annually with the help of our corps of over 350 volunteer teachers.


Adult Basic English Teacher Volunteer

July 2018 - August 2018 Washington, DC
“My goal for this summer was to go to D.C., since my sister works and lives there, and do some kind of volunteering. I had no idea where/how I wanted to volunteer, I just knew I wanted to make good use of my time. I started researching online, and found out that there was an opportunity to teach basic English to immigrants at D.C., and thus, make their lives a little bit easier. I loved seeing how my students where so bright and learned so fast. I could see how hard they were trying to learn English; starting from the alphabet. Now I know that I helped 8-10 international students communicate and express themselves better, on a daily basis. It was such a rewarding experience, with a great and fun group of students from all over the world. I had a co-volunteer teacher from Vietnam, who worked really well with me. We prepared together before each session, and now I have a new long distance friend!”
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