This course focuses on improving students’ overall communicative ability in common language tasks such as making invitations, describing preferences, making suggestions, giving directions, and stating an opinion. Students will work with partners and in groups to write dialogues and summaries, complete interviews and surveys, and analyze written texts and graphs. They will also be introduced to the differences between formal and informal speech.
This course combines speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Students will learn vocabulary related to food and restaurants, idioms, and jobs. They will also practice their pronunciation. Writing assignments include letters, summaries, and descriptive paragraphs. This course also includes a review of present and past tenses including present continuous, present perfect continuous, simple past, and past continuous. Course content is presented in themes related to restaurants, money, and work.
Before taking this course, students should be able to speak and write in loosely connected sentences. They should be comfortable with simple present tense. Students should be able to ask and respond to questions and understand short and predictable texts.
Course Technology Requirement:
All Georgetown University classes will use remote delivery platforms until further notice. This includes the summer and fall Evening and Weekend English program courses. Classes will be held in a virtual setting using the Zoom platform and the university learning management system, Canvas. This means you will have the opportunity to engage with instructors and students online during normal class hours.
To participate in the courses, students are required to have access to a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, and audio capability. (A desktop or laptop computer is recommended). The classes will be held in a synchronous (real-time) manner; you will be required to participate online during scheduled class hours.
I. Mandatory Placement Test Requirement:
All new and returning students are required to take a placement exam before classes begin to determine their correct placement into the course section. After completing registration, you will receive a payment confirmation email including your placement test appointment. If you are unable to attend at the appointed time, you must contact Program Coordinator Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or guELC@georgetown.edu immediately to make alternative arrangements.
Please note that your enrollment will not be complete until you take your placement test. All placement tests will be administered remotely using an online test. Students will be required to have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, as well as audio and video capabilities. Program staff will work with you to communicate additional technology requirements. Within one week after the placement test, you will receive an email with your final course placement.
The Evening & Weekend English program reserves the right to move students to a different level of a course if placement test results or first class diagnostic testing warrants it. All such moves will be completed in the first week of classes with no additional charge to the student.
If your placement test results indicate that you do not meet the minimum English proficiency level required for admission to the Evening & Weekend English program, you will receive a 100% refund of your course tuition payment minus a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee per course enrolled.
No Fall 2020 Semester self-request transfer requests will be accepted if received after Friday, September 4, 2020.
III. Fall 2020 Refund and Withdrawals:
There are no tuition refunds for drops/withdrawals requested four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the course section or after the course section has started. If you have questions regarding test scheduling, contact Program Coordinator Regan Carver at 202-687-4592 or guELC@georgetown.edu.
14 calendar days or more before the published start date of the course section: 100% tuition refund less $50 admin fee
Between 14 and five (5) days before the published start date of the course section: 75% tuition refund less $50 admin fee
Four (4) or fewer calendar days before the published start date of the course section or after the course section has started: $0
Refunds will be credited back to the credit card used to make the payment 30 days after the drop has been processed.
Please contact SCS Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your refund payment. Note: We do not allow deferred enrollment from one semester to another.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Evening & Weekend English : Electives