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.
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. You’ll also develop your knowledge of American business culture and public policy practices. While exploring these fields, the program emphasizes the critical leadership and networking skills you need for success. Offered as 8-week modules, each professional module is independent and may be taken separately or as a sequence.
As a student in the fall modules, you’ll study the principles of American business practices while networking and interacting with native English speakers in professional settings. You’ll also analyze case studies, develop business plans, and explore topics such as microfinance, negotiation, and business ethics.
As a student in the spring modules, you’ll study the principles of organizational behavior, public policy, and nonprofit administration, with a focus on leadership and community engagement. You’ll engage in independent field work involving the nonprofit sector and have opportunities to visit government agencies at the local, state, and federal level.
Intensive Professional English at a Glance
Ideal for: High intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B2-C2)
High intermediate–advanced proficiency (CEFR B2-C2)
Duration: 8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
8 weeks per session, Monday–Thursday
Program Start: August, October, January, March
August, October, January, March
Visa Support: Yes
Test Required: Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTS
Placement exam or TOEFL or IELTS
Small class sizes
Professors with expertise in business and professional English
Workshops in writing, grammar, pronunciation, and American culture
Opportunities to attend lectures and events at the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and other local, national, and international organizations