Georgetown SCS English Skills for Graduate Students
English Skills for Graduate Students

English Language

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English Skills for Graduate Students

Are you preparing for graduate studies in the U.S.? Our three-week long pre-term course is a great way for non-native English speakers accepted into graduate programs to sharpen their English comprehension and writing skills prior to starting class.

Our course provides you with practical techniques and strategies for communicating in a fast-paced environment, navigating an American classroom, and working with large amounts of information. You’ll gain a comprehensive introduction to academic content and instructional methodologies that will prepare you for success in your upcoming graduate studies.

Ideal for
Non-U.S. students entering grad school

3 weeks



Semester of Entry

Visa Support

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • Headshot of Patricio Garcia, Chile

    I am now moving on to a master’s program here at Georgetown University, and Georgetown’s program provided me with the skills—not only reading and writing but also the speech fluency and speech management—that will for sure help me during my graduate work.”

    Patricio Garcia, Chile English Skills for Graduate Students

Program Features

  • Read large volumes of writing more efficiently
  • Understand rapid speech, unfamiliar accents, and idiomatic language
  • Negotiate project ideas and plans in a group setting
  • Write clear analyses of case studies
  • Research and present case studies
  • Deliver planned and unplanned oral presentations