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Georgetown University EFL English as a Foreign Language-OVER VIEW

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School Size                                                                                                                        Medium
Tuition                                                                                                          $15,000—$20,000 Year
Affiliation                                                                                                                            Private
Type of School                                                                                                                   University 
Student Body Gender                                                                                                       Co-ed
Religious Affiliation                                                                                                          Catholic 
Scholarships for International Students                                                                         No 
Conditional Admission Available                                                                                     No
Top Programs                                      Business English, Bridge Programs, English for Professionals
Accreditation and Certification                                      CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member
Setting                                                                                                                                City
Type of Housing                                                                        Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

The mission of the English as a Foreign Language Program at Georgetown University is to provide quality language instruction and cultural orientation to students who need English for their academic, professional, and personal needs. The program meets the needs of these students with different language backgrounds and learning styles by helping them acquire:
  • the ability to use English fluently and accurately in speaking, listening, reading, and writing;
  • the ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways; and
  • an awareness of the distinctive qualities of U.S. culture in comparison with their own and other students' cultures.


  • Integrated and balanced classroom instruction at six levels, basic to academic bridge.
  • State-of-the art language and computer laboratories.
  • Small classes allowing attention to individual learning styles and needs.
  • Electives for special interests in business, academics, current events, and popular culture.
  • Orientation components including:
    • TOEFL study course
    • Guest lecture series
    • Pronunciation workshops and tutorials
    • University Application Program
    • Access D.C. Activities program
    • Brown bag orientation sessions
  • Field work in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Special Sections for Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Advanced English for Professional Purposes.


  • Certificate Program in Business Administration and Professional English
  • Winter Four-Week American Language and Culture Program
  • Summer Three-Week American Conversational English Program


Georgetown University is dedicated to excellence in education within an international and inter-cultural environment. The oldest Catholic university in the U.S., Georgetown has been a center of higher education for over 200 years. This distinguished educational tradition continues today among its 12,000 students, more than 1,000 of whom come from foreign countries. Located in the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers a rich educational, historical and cultural environment.


The Georgetown EFL faculty members combine graduate degrees in TESOL with many years of teaching experience both in the United States and abroad. Teachers use varied teaching methods and up-to-date technology to guide students toward both fluency and accuracy in English.


  • Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a secondary school education and must be at least 17 years old.


  • Submission of a completed application, including a $200 tuition deposit and a non-refundable $50 application fee by the appropriate deadline.
  • Proof of secondary or university education.
  • Evidence of financial support for students requesting an I-20 form.
  • Copy of passport and passport-size photo
Admission to the English as a Foreign Language programs does not constitute admission to any other program of Georgetown University, and students should not anticipate admission to the University upon completion of an EFL session.


Housing: Limited dormitory housing on campus. Assistance locating off-campus rooms and apartments.
Transportation: Free shuttle bus service to and from nearby subway
Meals: Weekly meal plans plus university cafeteria and restaurants in the Leavey Student Center
Health Insurance: Automatic enrollment in a low-cost health insurance policy.
Yates Field House: Student recreation center with indoor facilities for swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, hand ball, racquetball and squash. There are also indoor and outdoor jogging tracks, weight machines, lockers, and saunas.
The Leavey Center: Campus social center which includes a book shop, restaurants, a cafeteria, fast-food services, and student-managed grocery store as well as lounges, automated banking machines, and a hotel.

Academic Year Schedule

Please visit the web site of Georgetown University English as a Foreign Language for schedules and application deadlines.
Fall Semester Intensive English Program
Late August - mid-December
Spring Semester Intensive English Program
Early January - early May
Winter 4-Week American Language & Culture Program
Early January - early February

Summer Programs

8-Week Intensive English Program
End of May - late July
3-Week American Conversational English Program
Late July - mid-August
The CLED Intensive English Program at Georgetown University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.
Georgetown University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution in employment and admissions.

Intercultural Center 481 Box 571054
Washington DC 20057-1054
P: 202.687.5978

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