Spend 3 weeks in summer or winter living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and engaging with classmates from more than 30 countries. Our three-week American Conversational English program provides you with expert instruction in grammar, conversation, and listening skills. The focus of the program is on using English in everyday life while learning about American culture.
Morning classes develop listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, while afternoon classes provide opportunities to listen to and talk about topics of interest in a relaxed, informal setting. Extracurricular activities and field trips will give you opportunities to practice your language skills in the exciting world of Washington, DC.
Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll be evaluated to determine your specific instructional needs. We’ll then place you in classes with other students at the same proficiency level, ensuring that you receive the best learning experience to suit your needs.
American Conversational English at a Glance
Ideal for: All proficiency levels
All proficiency levels
Duration: 3 weeks
Program Start: January & July
January & July
Visa Support: Yes
Small class sizes
Emphasis on communication skills through an introduction to American culture and orientation to Washington, D.C.
Morning classes that develop listening and speaking skills
Afternoon classes that focus on cross-cultural communication through field trips, class assignments, and individual projects
Professors with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
Cultural activities and extracurricular opportunities
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 11:54 AM EDT
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. All in-person courses continue through distance instruction. All staff and faculty who normally work at the 640 Massachusetts Ave NW campus are teleworking and are available virtually.
Please note: If you are applying to our programs and have concerns about your immigration status, please email ELCimmigration@georgetown.edu for assistance.