Our team of distinguished educators will work closely with your organization to design and deliver a custom program that suits your unique needs. We offer flexible delivery formats for our workshops, short-term programs, and joint university certificates, including:
- On-site in your home country
- At Georgetown’s downtown Washington, D.C., campus
- Through our online learning modules
- Through any combination of the above
Custom Programs in Teacher Training
Georgetown's English Language Center has substantial experience and expertise in training English language teachers, and we've worked with clients including educational councils, ministries of education, universities, and government agencies. We specialize in developing programs for teachers working in diverse cultural environments with different challenges and resources. We're also able to provide expert analyses and advice to countries seeking to expand English in their national curriculum for public schools.
Throughout all of our programs, our approach is to teach strategies that can be applied immediately in the classroom and encourage teachers to continue their own learning. We emphasize Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), where students learn English by using it in real-world situations. This method is highly effective for teaching English in classrooms around the world.
Custom Programs in Professional Communication
The English Language Center has extensive experience creating custom programs in professional English language skills for sponsors such as foundations, multinational corporations, universities, and government agencies. These programs may focus entirely on professional communication skills, or combine that with another content area such as public policy or business administration. In those cases, we would collaborate with other Georgetown University departments to create one integrated learning experience for your group.
Regardless of what you're looking for, we will work closely with you to determine how to best meet your needs and help your group achieve its goals. Our programs usually combine content instruction with additional activities to create a more comprehensive—and effective—learning experience.
Recent Custom Courses and Workshops
Tokyo Metropolitan Government: Public Policy and Advanced English for the International Arena
In collaboration with the English Language Center, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has sponsored a recurring Public Policy and Advanced English for the International Arena program. This program includes eight weeks of online language instruction and four months of advanced professional English courses at Georgetown. The professional English courses at Georgetown are supplemented by site visits and public policy lectures through Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Additionally, the courses integrate tailored research to address public policy topics of interest to Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Panama Bilingue: TESOL Enrichment Program and Instructional Leadership Workshop
The English Language Center collaborated with Panama Bilingue, a teacher training initiative sponsored by the Panama Ministry of Education, to conduct a recurring TESOL Enrichment Program. This program includes eight weeks of teaching methodology and English communications for teachers at Georgetown, followed by eight weeks of post-program online support.
The English Language Center has also supported an Instructional Leadership Workshop for Panama Bilingue supervisors and coordinators. This two-week program focuses on principles of teaching methodology, leadership in times of change and transition, action plan development, and K–12 school site visits with guest lectures.
- U.S. Department of Defense National Security Education Program
- World Bank
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government
- Embassy of France
- Paris Chamber of Commerce
- Mitsubishi Corporation
- SK Corporation of Korea
- Panama Bilingue
- Tokyo Metropolitan University
- Matsushita Institute of Management
- Ritsumeikan University