The English Language Center is currently teaching all classes in-person. However, ALL students attending classes in-person must be fully vaccinated, unless Georgetown has granted them a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines to ensure full safety and compliance. For more information, please refer to Georgetown’s resource page on COVID-19 vaccines.
Improve your English skills while experiencing the excitement and culture of Washington, D.C. Our Intensive Language & Culture program combines classroom instruction, workshops, and cultural excursions into an immersive eight-week learning experience. Spend a semester in the heart of the city, living, learning, and engaging with classmates from more than 30 countries. Our faculty members will provide you with expert instruction on foundational elements of the English language, including grammar, conversation, reading, writing, and listening skills. By the end of the program, you'll have not only improved English language skills but also a deeper awareness of the diversity of American culture and the ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.
Intensive Language & Culture at a Glance
Ideal for: All proficiency levels (CEFR A2-B2)
All proficiency levels (CEFR A2-B2)
Duration: 8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
Program Start: August, October, January, March, May
August, October, January, March, May
Visa Support: Yes
Test Required: Placement exam
A CEA-accredited program
Small class sizes
Courses in integrated listening and speaking, communicative grammar, reading and writing
Workshops in writing, pronunciation, grammar, and American culture
Professors with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
Field trips and activities throughout Washington, D.C.
The Georgetown ELC Intensive Language & Culture program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period July 2020 through August 2024 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.