Intensive Professional English

General

Program Description

Professional English Studies

The Certificate Program in Professional English Studies offers opportunities to refine your English skills for the workplace and develop your knowledge of American business culture and public policy practices. Designed for international professionals, the program explores the fields of business and policy administration while emphasizing the critical leadership and networking skills you need for success.

As a student in the fall semester program, you’ll learn the principles of American business practices and have opportunities to network and interact 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 semester program, you’ll learn 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.

You can enroll in either the fall or spring semester programs, or choose to enroll for both semesters. Courses provided each semester are designed to develop your reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presentation skills, as well as to instill greater self-confidence so you can continue to advance in your chosen field.

  • Ideal for University graduates with advanced English skills
  • Format: On-campus
  • Tuition: $9,216
  • Visa Support: Yes
  • Semester of Entry: Fall & spring
  • Duration: 16 weeks; full-time M-F

As a participant in the program, you will:

  • Develop an advanced level of English proficiency for professional purposes
  • Develop extensive practice in professional reading and writing
  • Conduct supervised field experience in which you use your English skills outside the classroom
  • Participate in organized cultural activities
  • Experience a vibrant university community

Sample Schedule

Classes Are Held Monday–Friday

9:00-11:00 Written Communication in Business (Fall)
Professional Applications in Reading and Writing (Spring)
11:00-12:00 Optional Guest Lecture Series
12:00-1:00 Pronunciation Workshop (optional)
1:00-3:00 Advanced Oral Communication Skills
3:00-4:00 Supervised Professional Field Experience

Weekly Workshops & Events

  • University Application Workshops: These consist of information sessions and individual counseling for students planning to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. Activities include identifying appropriate colleges, writing personal statements, and gathering and submitting required documents to complete the application process.
  • Pronunciation Workshops: Practice in the sounds and rhythms of English.
  • Coffee Hour: Students and faculty gather for conversation at this popular weekly event hosted by the EFL office.
  • Conversational English partners
  • Special guest lecture series

Sample Program Activities

  • National monuments tours
  • National museum visits
  • Georgetown and D.C. sporting events (soccer, American football, basketball, baseball)
  • Performing arts events (dance, theater, music)
  • Kayaking, hiking, and other outdoor activities
Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training a ... Read More

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers graduate programs in professional and liberal studies, more than 30 professional certificate programs, custom and corporate training and education, summer school and special programs, and the University’s only part-time bachelor’s program. Read less
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