As the health and well being of our students and community is important right now, Georgetown English Language Center classes will be operating in a remote learning format—using Zoom video conferencing to mirror a traditional classroom with regular interaction between professors and students—for the Spring 2021 session. Please refer to Georgetown's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center for the latest updates and guidance.
This two-week course 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, 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.
Each class is offered between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. during the weekdays.
American Conversational English at a Glance
Ideal for: B1 CEFR or higher
B1 CEFR or higher
Duration: 2-week Sessions
Program Start: January
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
Instructor with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
Frequent instructor feedback/correction
Instructor prepared notes available online each day