Intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B1–C2)
Designed for students interested in pursuing degrees in the U.S., Georgetown’s Intensive Academic English program will help you make the transition to academic life at an American college or university. Our program features full-time intensive courses that emphasize academic writing, reading, grammar, and communication. You’ll engage in lectures and class discussions, give presentations, take organized notes, critically analyze written texts and media, and learn writing and research skills for university-level coursework.
Throughout the program, our experienced faculty members will provide an integrated approach to academic preparation in English, offering individualized feedback along the way. By the end of the program, you’ll be prepared to pursue a degree in the United States, and have a greater awareness of cultural expectations in the American higher education system.
Intensive Academic English at a Glance
Ideal for: Intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B1–C2)Ideal for
Visa Support: YesVisa Support
Program Start: August, October, January, March, MayProgram Start
August, October, January, March, May
Duration: 8 weeks per session, Monday–ThursdayDuration
8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
Test Required: Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTSTest Required
Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTS
- A CEA-accredited program
- Small class sizes
- Emphasis on academic writing and source use, critical reading, and strategies for lecture note-taking, public speaking, and class-based discussion
- Workshops in writing, grammar, pronunciation, and university preparation skills
- Professors with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
- Cultural activities and extracurricular opportunities
The Georgetown ELC Intensive Academic English 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.