Continuing Studies English

Part-time night & weekend English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for the DC metro region

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Late registration is closed for the Summer 2017 Semester (May-July).

Sign up HERE to receive Fall 2017 Semester course registration information.

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 (Note: final enrollment is not guaranteed until taking the mandatory placement test for new & returning students).

Intermediate Conversational
English (Weeknights)

Advanced Business
English (Weeknights)

Advanced TOEFL
Test Prep (Saturdays)

  • Integrated Communication Skills
    7-9pm on Mon. & Wed.
    (Sept. 13 - Nov. 15)
  • Communicative Grammar
    7-9pm on Tue. & Thu.
    (Sept. 14 - Nov. 14)
  • Business Communications
    7-9pm on Tues. & Thurs.
    (Sept. 14 - Nov. 14)
  • Business Writing
    7-9pm on Mon. & Wed.
    (Sept. 13 - Nov. 15)
  • iBT-TOEFL Prep
    Saturdays 9am-12:30pm
    (Sept. 16 - Nov. 11)

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Fall 2017 Semester Program Highlights:

  • All teaching faculty have a master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field
  • Weeknight (7-9pm) and Saturday (9am-12:30pm) courses are held on Georgetown's historic main campus
  • Free shuttle buses are available for weeknight and Saturday classes 
  • $4 flat rate student parking is available for weeknight classes with free parking for Saturday classes 
  • Classes are limited to 18 students to ensure each student receives personalized instruction
  • Fall (and Spring) students receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each successfully completed (9-week) class (3.2 CEUs awarded for 8-week summer classes)
  • For au pairs and other J-1 visa holders: CEUs count toward the U.S. State Department's educational study requirement

Fall 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule: (Click HERE to receive course registration information) 

$450.......Early Registration..........................................Pending Announcement - August 9

$500.......Regular Registration......................................August 10 - 24
$550.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty)......August 25 - September 12

Fall 2017 Semester Academic Schedule:
Pending Announcement (Mandatory Placement Tests)
September 13, 14 & 16 (classes begin)
November 11, 14, & 15 | (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


Intermediate Conversational English Courses


Integrated Communication Skills

Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English to improve your ability to communicate in real life situations.
3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for each successfully completed 9-week Fall class.
Class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 7 - 9 pm | Dates: Sept. 13 - Nov. 15.

  • Integrated Communication Skills - (XEFL-301)
    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: (Pending)
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  • Integrated Communication Skills - (XEFL-302)
    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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
     
  • Integrated Communication Skills - (XEFL-303)
    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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
Communicative Grammar

Practice English grammar within a communicative environment to improve your accuracy in speaking and writing.
3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for each successfully completed 9-week Fall class.
Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 pm - 9 pm | Dates: Sept. 14 - Nov. 14.

  • Communicative Grammar - (XEFL-305)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak and write in sentences and understand short texts.
    Placement Test: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +

Advanced Business English Courses


Business Communications

Strengthen your professional English skills for success in a business environment using Harvard Business Review case studies.
3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for each successfully completed 9-week Fall class.
Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 pm - 9 pm | Dates: Sept. 14 - Nov. 14.

  • Business Communications - (XEFL-310)
    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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
     
  • Business Communications - (XEFL-311)
    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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
     
  • Business Communications - (XEFL-312)
    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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
Business Writing

Learn to write effective, concise professional letters, memos, emails, reports and presentations.
3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for each successfully completed 9-week Fall class.
Class meets Mondays & Wednesdays from 7 - 9 pm | Dates: Sept. 13 - Nov. 15.

  • Business Writing - (XEFL-315)
    Required language proficiency: Can communicate in paragraphs and understand the main ideas and details in multi-paragraph spoken and written texts.
    Placement Test: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +

TOEFL Test Prep Courses


TOEFL Test Prep

Develop advanced speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in preparation for the internet-based TOEFL exam.
3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded for each successfully completed 9-week Fall class.
Class meets Saturdays from 9 am - 12:30 pm | Dates: Sept. 16 - Nov. 11.

  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation - (XEFL-320)
    Required language proficiency: Can speak in paragraphs in informal and some formal conversations, write basic academic paragraphs, and understand clearly structured texts.
    Placement Test: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation - (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: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +
     
  • iBT-TOEFL Preparation - (XEFL-322)
    Required language proficiency: Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
    Placement Test: (Pending)
    Course Description & Registration Link +

Course Registration Instructions


Steps

Details

#1: Choose a Fall course

Choose an Intermediate Conversational English, Advanced Business English, or Advanced TOEFL-Prep course from the sections listed above. If you are not sure which course to register for, email csenglish@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-4592 for guidance.

#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.

#4: Receive final course placement

The program director makes final course assignments based on placement test scores and course section availability.

#5: Participate in course Students order textbooks and participate in 9-week Fall semester course(s).

 


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.