Continuing Studies English

PROGRAM INFORMATION


Intermediate Conversational English
(Weeknight)
Advanced Business English
(Weeknight)
Advanced TOEFL Test Prep (Saturday)
Integrated Communication Skills (Sections I, II & III) & 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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Register by Monday, August 29 to participate in a Fall 2016 Semester course offered by Georgetown's Continuing Studies English (CSE) program. Late registration is accepted with a 10% penalty until Sept. 5.

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 with your credit or debit card to reserve a seat in one of eleven Fall 2016 courses sections offered during our nine-week September - November semester (Note: final enrollment is not guaranteed until taking the mandatory placement test for new and returning students).

Fall Course Registration Schedule:
Fall Academic Schedule:
$450.......Early Registration (includes 10% discount)....Until Aug. 15 Sept. 6 - 10 (Mandatory Placement Tests)
$500.......Regular Registration....Until Aug. 29 Sept. 13, 14 & 17 (Fall classes begin)
$550.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).......Until Sept. 5 Nov. 10, 16 & 17 (Fall classes end)

Program Highlights:

  • All teaching faculty have a master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field
  • Free shuttle buses and $3 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
  • 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)

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
Fall Course Schedule: Sept. 14 - Nov. 16 | Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-9pm
Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to improve your ability to communicate in real life situations.

  • Integrated Communication Skills I - (XEFL-300-008)
    Required language proficiency: Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
    Placement Test: (Fri., Sept 9, 7pm)
    Registration Link
  • Integrated Communication Skills II - (XEFL-301-008)
    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: (Fri., Sept 9, 8pm)
    Registration Link
  • Integrated Communication Skills III - (XEFL-302-008)
    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: (Wed., Sept 7, 7pm)
    Registration Link

Communicative Grammar - (XEFL-305-008)
Fall Course Schedule: Sept. 13 - Nov. 10 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9pm

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: (Tues., Sept. 6, 7pm)
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
Fall Course Schedule: Sept. 13 - Nov. 10 | Tues. & Thurs. from 7-9pm
Strengthen your professional English skills for success in a business environment using Harvard Business Review case studies.

  • Business Communications I - (XEFL-310-008)
    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: (Tues., Sept. 6, 8pm)
    Registration Link  ►
  • Business Communications II - (XEFL-311-008)
    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: (Thurs., Sept. 8, 7pm)
    Registration Link ►
  • Business Communications III - (XEFL-312-008)
    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: (Thurs., Sept. 8, 8pm)
    Registration Link ►

Business Writing - (XEFL-215-008)
Fall Course Schedule: Sept. 14 - Nov. 16 | Mon. & Wed. from 7-9pm
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: (Wed., Sept 7, 8pm)
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
Fall Course Schedule: Sept. 17 - Nov. 12 | Saturdays 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-320-008)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak in paragraphs in informal and some formal conversations, write basic academic paragraphs, and understand clearly structured texts.
    Placement Test: (Sat., Sept. 10, 9am)
    Registration Link
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation II - (XEFL-321-008)
    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: (Sat., Sept. 10, 10am)
    Registration Link
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation III - (XEFL-322-008)
    Required language proficiency: Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
    Placement Test: (Sat., Sept. 10, 11am)
    Registration Link

Course Registration Overview

Steps Details Dates
Choose course If you are not sure which course to register for, email csenglish@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-4592 for guidance. June 1 - Sept. 5
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). June 1 - Sept. 5
Take placement test All new and returning students must take 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. Sept. 6 - 10
Receive final course placement The program director makes final course assignments based on placement test scores and course section availability. Sept. 6 - 10

 


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