High intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B2-C2)
Designed for working professionals and university graduates, the Intensive Professional English program offers opportunities to refine your English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for professional settings. You’ll develop your knowledge of practices and organizational structure in the U.S. private and public sectors, including business, NGOs, non-profit administration, government, and public policy. While exploring these fields, the program emphasizes the critical leadership, cross-cultural, and communication skills you need for success. Offered as two 8-week modules, one with a focus on business and NGOs (module A), and the other on government and nonprofit administration (module B), each professional module is independent and may be taken separately or in two consecutive terms.
As a student in module A, you’ll study the principles of U.S. business practices and NGOs while networking and interacting with native English speakers in live and/or virtual professional settings. You’ll also analyze case studies, develop business plans, and explore topics such as microfinance, negotiation, networking, and business culture and ethics.
As a student in module B, you’ll study the principles of organizational behavior, public policy, and nonprofit administration, with a focus on leadership and community engagement. You’ll study the U.S. public and nonprofit sectors and have virtual or in-person opportunities to visit government agencies at the local, state, or federal level.
Intensive Professional English at a Glance
Ideal for: High intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B2-C2)Ideal for
Duration: 8 weeks per session, Monday–ThursdayDuration
8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
Program Start: August, October, January, MarchProgram Start
August, October, January, March
Visa Support: YesVisa Support
Test Required: Placement examTest Required
- Small class sizes
- Professors with expertise in business and professional English
- Workshops and electives in grammar, pronunciation, communication strategies, and American culture
- Opportunities to attend virtual or in-person lectures and events at Georgetown University and other local, national, and international organizations