The English Language Center plans to resume in-person classes for the Fall term beginning in August 2021. 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.
Georgetown's English Skills for Graduate Students is a three-week course open to non-native English speakers who have been accepted into a U.S. graduate program. Designed to reactivate your study skills and increase your readiness for graduate-level coursework, this course will prepare you for success in your academic pursuits.
Throughout the program, you'll strengthen your skills in gathering, analyzing, discussing, and presenting information for written and oral assignments, both individually and in group settings. You’ll also develop practical techniques and effective strategies for communicating with professors and classmates in a fast-paced academic environment, navigating the expectations of an American university classroom, and managing the critical reading and writing activities and assignments involved in a graduate program.
English Skills for Graduate Students at a Glance
Ideal for: Students accepted to a U.S. graduate program
Students accepted to a U.S. graduate program
Duration: 3 weeks
Schedule: Full time, Monday–Friday
Full time, Monday–Friday
Program Start: June
Visa Support: No
Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:
Read large volumes of writing more efficiently
Understand rapid speech, unfamiliar accents, and idiomatic language
Negotiate project ideas and plans in a group setting
Think critically about readings, information from text and audio sources, and connections across texts and cultures
Develop awareness of formal writing tone
Deliver planned and unplanned oral presentations
Participate interactively in classes, group discussions, and team meetings
Research and write short reports and summaries
Manage heavy reading and assignment loads on a daily basis