This course focuses on improving students’ overall communicative ability in both informal and formal language tasks such as apologizing, making recommendations, giving a warning, participating in group conversations, and speaking on the telephone. Students will also work on academic skills such as giving presentations, reading academic texts, and writing persuasive paragraphs. There will be special attention on adjusting speech depending on the scenario and relationships.
This course combines speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Students will learn vocabulary related to gossip, shopping, customer service, and the environment. Writing assignments include summaries, reviews, posters, and formal opinionated paragraphs. Course content is presented in themes related to entertainment, customer service, and the environment.
Before taking this course, students are expected to be able to speak and write in connected sentences in present, past, and future tense. They should be able to speak comfortably in everyday social situations and be able to write paragraph-length texts about familiar topics. Students should be able to understand familiar spoken and written texts with a good amount of accuracy.
Important Placement Test Information: All new and returning students must take a placement test to participate in the program. The test’s time, date and location are included in a payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.
If you are unable to attend your assigned placement test, you must contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu to make alternative arrangements.
|Summer 2017 Semester Course Registration Schedule:
|$405.......Early Registration (includes 10% discount)....Mar. 1 - Mar. 31
|$450.......Regular Registration........................................Apr. 1 - Apr. 27
|$495.......Late Registration (includes 10% penalty).......Apr. 28 - May 5
Visit the Continuing Studies English (CSE) program's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for detailed course registration instructions (link: HERE). For additional assistance, contact Continuing Studies English Program Officer Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or CSEnglish@georgetown.edu.