About Us

CLED Special Programs offers expertise in designing programs that engage students and encourage self-directed learning. This unit grew out of the foundation of the former American Language Institute and now specializes in Professional Communication, Teacher Training, and Continuing Studies English.

We provide open-enrollment programs for individuals as well as customized services for institutions. Our location on Georgetown University’s Washington DC campus puts us within easy reach of the myriad resources of the nation’s capital and allows us to add program features that enrich the learner’s experience.

Our goal is always to create the best learning environment that meets our students’ and clients’ needs. The Professional Communication programs supplement classroom work with opportunities for practice, such as online discussion boards, presentation venues, networking events, site visits, and campus living. The Teacher Training programs include authentic classroom experiences and feedback from veteran teaching professionals. The Continuing Studies English courses are offered in the evenings and weekends to suit DC-area students seeking continuing education credits.