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

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English Skills for Graduate Students

English Skills for Graduate Students is a three-week pre-term course open to non-native English speakers who have been accepted into a U.S.-based graduate program of study. Designed to reactivate study skills and increase readiness for intensive programs, this course prepares you for success in both the classroom and the workplace. You’ll develop practical techniques and effective strategies for communicating in a fast-paced environment, navigating an American classroom environment, and working with large amounts of information.

Please note: There are two sessions of this program offered. Session I, July 2-24 is held at the McDonough School of Business on Georgetown's historic main campus. Session II , July 29 - August 16  is held at the School of Continuing Studies in downtown Washington DC. The content of the two sessions is the same.

Ideal for
Students accepted to a graduate program

3 weeks


Full time, Monday–Friday

Program Start
Early and late July (2 sessions)

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    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

You'll improve the following skills throughout program:

  • Reading large volumes of writing more efficiently
  • Understanding rapid speech, unfamiliar accents, and idiomatic language
  • Negotiating project ideas and plans in a group setting
  • Writing clear analyses of case studies
  • Researching and presenting case studies
  • Delivering planned and unplanned oral presentations