Course Description

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.

Course Prerequisites

Course Policies

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 are held at the Georgetown Intercultural Center (ICC) building's English as a Foreign Language Computer Lab. Within one week after the placement test you will receive an email with your final course placement including building, classroom, and required textbooks.

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 Spring 2020 Semester self-request transfer requests will be accepted if received after Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

III. Spring 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 ccpestudentaccounts@georgetown.edu 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


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M, W
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Feb 03, 2020 to Feb 12, 2020
W, M
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Feb 19, 2020 to Apr 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Evening Weekend English Regular Tuition-Spri non-credit $540.00
Section Notes
To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test time on Mon, Jan. 27 at 8:00 PM or make alternate arrangements. Location and other details are included in the payment confirmation email you will receive after enrolling.
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