Improve your English skills while experiencing the excitement and culture of Washington, D.C. Our Intensive Language & Culture program combines classroom instruction, workshops, and cultural excursions into an immersive eight-week learning experience. Spend a semester in the heart of the city, living, learning, and engaging with classmates from more than 30 countries. Our faculty members will provide you with expert instruction on foundational elements of the English language, including grammar, conversation, reading, writing, and listening skills. By the end of the program, you'll have not only improved English language skills but also a deeper awareness of the diversity of American culture and the ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.
Intensive Language & Culture at a Glance
Ideal for: All proficiency levels (CEFR A2-B2)
All proficiency levels (CEFR A2-B2)
Duration: 8 weeks, Monday–Friday
8 weeks, Monday–Friday
Program Start: August, October, January, March, May
August, October, January, March, May
Visa Support: Yes
Test Required: Placement exam
A CEA-accredited program
Small class sizes
Courses in integrated listening and speaking, communicative grammar, reading and writing
Workshops in writing, pronunciation, grammar, and American culture
Professors with expertise in linguistics and language instruction
Field trips and activities throughout Washington, D.C.
The Georgetown ELC Intensive Language & Culture program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period July 2020 through August 2024 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.
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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.