Continuing Studies English

PROGRAM INFORMATION


10% Spring 2017 Early Registration discount continues until Monday, Dec. 19!

Continuing Studies English (CSE), Georgetown University's part-time night & weekend English as a Second Language (ESL) program, helps adult learners improve their English fluency to achieve career and educational goals. Register online by Dec. 19 to take advantage of our 10% Spring 2017 Early Registration discount.  
(Note: final enrollment is not guaranteed until taking the mandatory placement test for new and returning students).

Intermediate Conversational
English (Weeknight)
Advanced Business
English (Weeknight)
Advanced TOEFL
Test Prep (Saturday)
  • Integrated Communication Skills (Sections II, III & IV) 
  • Communicative Grammar

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  • Business Communications (Sections I, II & III)
  • Business Writing

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  • iBT-TOEFL Prep (Sections I, II & III)

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Program Highlights:

  • All teaching faculty have a master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field
  • Free shuttle buses and $4 flat rate student parking available for weeknight (7-9pm) and Saturday (9am-12:30pm) course sections
  • Classes are limited to 18 students to ensure each student receives personalized instruction
  • Spring Students receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each successfully completed (nine-week) class
    (For au pairs and other J-1 visa holders: CEUs count toward the U.S. State Department's educational study requirement)
Spring 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:
$450.......Early Registration (includes 10% discount)....Oct. 17 - Dec. 19
$500.......Regular Registration.................Dec. 20 - Jan. 6
$550.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty)....Jan. 7 - 19
Spring 2017 Semester Academic Schedule:
Jan. 23 - 28 | (Mandatory Placement Tests)
Feb. 1, 2 & 4 | (Spring classes begin)
Apr. 1, 4 & 5 | (Spring classes end)

Have a question?
Click HERE to sign up for an upcoming information session, or contact the program office at csenglish@georgetown.edu or 202-687-4592.

Course Information


Conversational English Courses

3.6 CEUs awarded for nine-week fall & spring semesters | 3.2 CEUs awarded for the eight-week summer semester.

Integrated Communication Skills
Spring Course Schedule: Wed., Feb. 1 - Wed., Apr. 5
Meets on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm-9pm
Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to improve your ability to communicate in real life situations.

  • Integrated Communication Skills II - (XEFL-301-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak and write in loosely connected sentences, can ask and respond to questions, and can understand short predictable texts.
    Placement Test: (7pm, Mon., Jan. 23)
    Course Description & Registration Link
     
  • Integrated Communication Skills III - (XEFL-302-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak and write in connected sentences in present, past, and future tense about everyday social situations and familiar topics and can understand familiar spoken and written texts with accuracy.
    Placement Test: (8pm., Mon., Jan. 23)
    Course Description & Registration Link
     
  • Integrated Communication Skills IV - (XEFL-303-010) (new this semester)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak and write in connected sentences in present, past, and future tense about familiar topics that go beyond everyday life and can understand the main idea and some supporting details in spoken and written texts on a variety of topics of personal and general interest.
    Placement Test: (7pm., Tues., Jan. 24)
    Course Description & Registration Link

Communicative Grammar - (XEFL-305-010)
Spring Course Schedule: Thu., Feb. 2 - Tue., Apr. 4
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm
Practice English grammar within a communicative environment to improve your accuracy in speaking and writing.
Required language proficiency: Can speak and write in sentences and understand short texts.
Placement Test: (8pm, Tue., Jan. 24)
Course Description & Registration Link

Business English Courses

3.6 CEUs awarded for nine-week fall & spring semesters | 3.2 CEUs awarded for eight-week summer semester


Business Communications
Spring Course Schedule: Thu., Feb. 2 - Tue., Apr. 4
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm
Strengthen your professional English skills for success in a business environment using Harvard Business Review case studies.

  • Business Communications I - (XEFL-310-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can communicate in basic situations, write short compositions in present, past, and future tenses, and understand familiar spoken and written texts.
    Placement Test: (7pm, Wed., Jan. 25)
    Course Description & Registration Link  ► 
     
  • Business Communications II - (XEFL-311-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak at length about a variety of topics, participate in group conversations with some ease, and write organized paragraphs as well as understand clearly structured spoken and written texts.
    Placement Test: (8pm, Wed., Jan. 25)
    Course Description & Registration Link ► 
     
  • Business Communications III - (XEFL-312-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak in paragraphs in informal and formal situations, use detailed examples to support opinions and preferences, write several paragraphs with clear connections between ideas, and understand the main idea and many details.
    Placement Test: (7pm, Thu., Jan. 26)
    Course Description & Registration Link ►

Business Writing - (XEFL-315-010)
Spring Course Schedule: (Wed., Feb. 1 - Wed., Apr. 5)
Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm
Learn to write effective, concise professional letters, memos, emails, reports and presentations.

Required language proficiency: Can communicate in paragraphs and understand the main ideas and details in multi-paragraph spoken and written texts.
Placement Test: (8pm, Thu., Jan. 26)
Course Description & Registration Link

TOEFL Test Prep Courses

3.6 CEUs awarded for nine-week fall & spring semesters | 3.2 CEUs awarded for eight-week summer semester


iBT-TOEFL Preparation
Spring Course Schedule: (Sat., Feb. 4 - Sat., Apr. 1)
Meets each Saturday morning from 9am-12:30pm
Develop advanced speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in preparation for the internet-based TOEFL exam.

  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation I - (XEFL-320-010)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak in paragraphs in informal and some formal conversations, write basic academic paragraphs, and understand clearly structured texts.
    Placement Test: (10am, Sat., Jan. 28)
    Course Description & Registration Link
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation II - (XEFL-321)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak in paragraphs with detail, write on academic topics with good control of grammar, and understand the main ideas and many details of texts.
    Placement Test: (11am, Sat., Jan. 28)
    Course Description & Registration Link
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation III - (XEFL-322)
    Required language proficiency: Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
    Placement Test: (12pm, Sat., Jan. 28)
    Course Description & Registration Link

Course Registration Overview

Steps Details Dates
#1: Choose a course If you are not sure which course to register for, email csenglish@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-4592 for guidance. Now - Jan. 19 (close of Late Registration)
#2: Register online Use the online payment portal to create your Georgetown student profile and register for up to three courses with a debit or credit card (Click here for detailed instructions). "   "   "   "
#3: Take placement test All new and returning students must take a placement test at Georgetown's Intercultural Center (ICC). You will receive your placement test date and time in a "course confirmation" email after registering on the online payment portal. Jan. 23 - 28
#4: Receive final course placement The program director makes final course assignments based on placement test scores and course section availability. Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions, Program Policies & Program Contact

Click HERE to access the Continuing Studies English Help page. You will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a listing of Program Policies, and directions to request assistance if you are unable to find an answer to your question and need to contact a member of our program team.