The Center for Language Education and Development offers a variety of English language programs designed to meet the needs of students, working professionals, business executives and teachers. Programs are offered throughout the year on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC. Programs include:
- English as a Foreign Language Program - 16 weeks
Study in small classes at one of six levels, Beginning to Advanced, that integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Participate in cultural activities, a conversation partners program and weekly coffee hours. Offered as fall and spring semester programs.
- Summer Intensive English Program - 8 weeks
Study in small classes at one of six levels, Beginning to Advanced, that integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Participate in cultural activities, a conversation partners program and weekly coffee hours.
- American Language and Culture (ALC) - 4 weeks
The ALC program focuses on understanding American culture and developing listening and speaking skills through field trips, class assignments and individual projects.
- American Conversational English (ACE) - 3 weeks
The ACE program develops students' ability to use English in everyday life. Develop listening and speaking skills as you talk about topics of interest in a relaxed and informal setting.
Earn a BPE Certificate in two semesters by taking Georgetown business courses and English for Professional Purposes courses to develop your English skills.
Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the US government. EHLS is a career development scholarship program for naturalized US citizens.
- Communication Tools for Success - 3 weeks
Non-native English speaking students entering Georgetown GPPI and MBA programs learn practical techniques and effective strategies for communicating in a fast-paced environment. This intensive 3-week program runs in July.
This is an intensive teacher training program with an applied, practical focus. The TEFL Certificate requires the successful completion of the 19-week TEFL Online course, as well as a 5-day TEFL Practicum that is held on the Georgetown University campus.
CLED will work with client institutions and other Georgetown University departments to custom-design and implement language programs and teacher training for groups, both U.S. and international.
"This program is intensive in writing, reading and doing presentations skills just like a graduate program. We take classes on the campus and we are able to meet and talk with native Americans."
~Ebru from Turkey
Enjoy outings all over Washington, DC with other EFL students. Learn about American culture and the nation's capital outside of class!
Join us as we meet with a series of guest speakers who live in the Washington, DC area. Learn about careers and colleges in the US from native English speakers.
International Coffee Hour
International students at Georgetown University are invited to meet with other students, faculty and staff members at this weekly event.
University Application Program
Learn about the process of applying to an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. and receive individual counseling on creating effective application letters and personal statements.
Need extra help with English pronunciation? These sessions are targeted towards speakers of specific languages to help students improve their speaking skills.