Georgetown's English Skills for Graduate Students is a three-week course open to non-native English speakers who have been accepted into a U.S. graduate program. Designed to reactivate your study skills and increase your readiness for graduate-level coursework, this course will prepare you for success in your academic pursuits.
Throughout the program, you'll strengthen your skills in gathering, analyzing, discussing, and presenting information for written and oral assignments, both individually and in group settings. You’ll also develop practical techniques and effective strategies for communicating with professors and classmates in a fast-paced academic environment, navigating the expectations of an American university classroom, and managing the critical reading and writing coursework involved in a graduate program.
English Skills for Graduate Students at a Glance
Ideal for: Students accepted to a graduate program
Students accepted to a graduate program
Duration: 3 weeks
Enrollment: Full time, Monday–Friday
Full time, Monday–Friday
Program Start: July
Visa Support: Yes
Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to:
Read large volumes of writing more efficiently
Understand rapid speech, unfamiliar accents, and idiomatic language
Negotiate project ideas and plans in a group setting
Think critically about readings, information from text and audio sources, and connections across texts and cultures
Develop awareness of formal writing tone
Deliver planned and unplanned oral presentations
Participate interactively in classes, group discussions, and team meetings
Research and write short reports and summaries
Manage heavy reading and assignment loads on a daily basis
Request information to find out the latest on the English Language Center.
All fields are required.
Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 11:54 AM EDT
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. All in-person courses continue through distance instruction. All staff and faculty who normally work at the 640 Massachusetts Ave NW campus are teleworking and are available virtually.
Please note: If you are applying to our programs and have concerns about your immigration status, please email ELCimmigration@georgetown.edu for assistance.