This two-week class offers an opportunity to practice conversational English with other participants in structured speaking activities led by an experienced instructor in the Intensive English Program at Georgetown University. Participants will first be introduced to common discussion strategies such as offering an opinion, asking for clarification, and agreeing and disagreeing. Then participants will use these strategies in pairs and small groups as they engage in a variety of speaking activities on topics of interest, including current events, social issues, pop culture, politics, and more. Instructor feedback will be given on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation during each class. YouTube, audio recordings, and online tools for grammar and vocabulary will provide support for some activities.
You may choose to attend one 2-week session or both 2-week sessions. Each class is offered between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. during the weekdays.
American Conversational English at a Glance
Ideal for: All proficiency levels
All proficiency levels
Duration: 2-week Sessions
Program Start: July
Visa Support: No
Remote online delivery—connect from your home anywhere in the world
Small class sizes
Emphasis on conversational American English
Variety of interesting topics
Professor with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
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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.
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