Program Details

One of the oldest language programs in the United States, the intensive English language program at Georgetown University began in the early 1950s as part of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.
Washington, United States
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Over nearly six decades, our dedicated faculty and staff have offered dynamic and innovative courses to engage students with a wide range of language backgrounds and learning styles.


Intensive Academic English
Develop the academic writing, reading, grammar, and communication skills you need to successfully transition into academic life at a U.S. college or university.
Duration: 16 weeks (Fall, Spring); 8 weeks (Summer)
Program Start: August, January, May
Tuition: $9,216 (Fall, Spring); $4,814 (Summer)
Test Required: Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTS

Intensive Professional English
Refine your English skills while developing an understanding of American professional practices in business and public policy, as well as the critical leadership and networking skills you need for success.
Duration: 8 weeks, Monday–Friday
Program Start: August, October, January, March
Tuition: $4,608
Test Required: Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTS

Intensive Language and Culture
Improve your English language skills while gaining a deeper understanding of American culture and how to communicate in a variety of cultural settings.
Duration: 8 weeks, Monday–Friday
Program Start: August, October, January, March, May
Tuition: $4,814
Test Required: Placement exam

American Conversational English
Learn how to effectively use English in everyday life through a blend of classroom instruction and real-world practice in the vibrant cultural hub of Washington, D.C.
Duration: 3 weeks
Program Start: January & July
Tuition: $1,989

Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Acquire instructional methodology, communication skills, and the hands-on experience you need to teach English as a foreign language with this entry-level credential.
Duration: 15 weeks + practicum
Semester of Entry: Fall & Spring
Tuition: $4,350

English Skills for Graduate Students
Reactivate your study skills and increase your readiness for managing the critical reading and writing coursework involved in U.S. graduate programs.
Duration: 3 weeks
Program Start: July
Tuition: $2,576

Evening and Weekend English
Explore a variety of focus areas—ranging from conversational English to professional/business writing to grammar skills—in flexible courses offered on weekday evenings.
Duration: 8–9 weeks
Enrollment: Part-time, Evening & Weekends
Tuition: $540* Fall & Spring, $480* Summer
*Tuition is subject to change. 10% early registration discount available. Late enrollment fee may be assessed.

Custom English & Teacher Training
Georgetown University’s English Language Center offers custom programs in professional communication, teacher training, and continuing studies English. We specialize in providing tailored programs for educational councils, ministries of education, universities, and government agencies. Our location in the heart of Washington, D.C., puts us within easy reach of the myriad resources in and around the nation’s capital and allows us to incorporate program features that further enrich your learning experience. Our goal is to create the best learning environment that meets our students’ and clients’ unique needs.