Continuing Studies English

Nine-week Fall 2016 Semester (Early Registration continues until Monday, August 15)

Summer semester course registration is now closed. However, discounted early registration for the upcoming Fall 2016 semester continues until Mon., August 15. Click HERE to join the mailing list in order to receive enrollment and other program updates.

Georgetown's Continuing Studies English (CSE) program helps dedicated adult students improve their English fluency to achieve career and educational goals. Each of our night and weekend course sections is held on our historic main campus, is limited to 18 students, and is taught by a Georgetown faculty member with a master's degree. For au pairs and other J-1 visa holders: Our courses award Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and so count toward the U.S. State Department's educational study requirement.

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 (Sept. 14, 2016 - Nov. 16, 2016)
Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-9 PM
Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to improve your ability to communicate in real life situations.

  • Integrated Communication Skills I
    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, 7 PM)
     
  • Integrated Communication Skills II
    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, 8 PM)
     
  • Integrated Communication Skills III
    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, 7 PM)

Communicative Grammar (Sept. 13, 2016 - Nov. 10, 2016)
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9 PM
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, 7 PM)

Business English Courses

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


Business Communications (Sept. 13, 2016 - Nov. 10, 2016)
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9PM
Strengthen your professional English skills for success in a business environment using Harvard Business Review case studies.

  • Business Communications I
    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, 8 PM)
     
  • Business Communications II
    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, 7 PM)
     
  • Business Communications III
    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, 8 PM)

Business Writing (Sept. 14, 2016 - Nov. 16, 2016)
Mondays and Wednesdays 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, 8 PM)

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 I (Sept. 17, 2016 - Nov. 12, 2016)
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
    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, 9 AM)
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation II
    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, 10 AM)
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation III
    Required language proficiency: Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
    Placement Test: (Sat., Sept. 10, 11 AM)

How to Enroll

Click here for detailed course registration instructions.

Fall 2016 Program Schedule

Dates Details

Jun. 8 – Aug. 15

Early Fall Registration Period (10% Discount) = $450

Aug. 16 – Aug. 29

Regular Fall Registration Period = $500

Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

Late Fall Registration Period (Regular Tuition + 10% Late Registration Fee) = $550

Sept. 6 – end of semester

No late enrollments

Sept. 6 – 10 Mandatory Placement Tests
Sept. 13 Fall classes begin
Nov. 16 Fall classes end

Frequently Asked Questions

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Policies and Procedures

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Continuing Studies English Contact Information:

Regan Carver
Continuing Studies English Program Officer
Tel: 202-687-4592
Email: CSEnglish@georgetown.edu
Skype to LearnEnglishGeorgetown