Course Description

This advanced-level English as a Second Language course is designed for students who are either currently working professionals or for those who are seeking work. It provides an overview of the major writing formats in a business setting including emails, memos, letters, reports, and presentations. For each of these formats, students will aim for concise and error-free writing. In addition, students will work on recognizing audience and tone, using professional language, formatting texts, and identifying main ideas. Finally, this course includes instruction in essential grammar points so that students can gain more credibility in the business world. At the end of the course, students will give with presentations and analyze a business case study.

Before taking this course, students should be able to communicate in paragraph-length discourse. They should also be able to understand the main ideas and details in multi-paragraph spoken and written texts.

Application Instructions

Fall 2022 Operating Status:

The English Language Center is currently teaching all classes in-person. In order to maintain safety, Georgetown requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines to ensure full safety and compliance. For more information, please refer to Georgetown’s resource page on COVID-19 vaccines.

Course Registration Pricing:

Course registration is made with a student's debit card or credit card after creating a student profile during the following registration periods:

June 28 - August 5
  • Early registration price: $486
August 6 - 19
  • Regular registration price: $540
August 20 - September 2
  • Late registration price: $594

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 Manager 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.

II. Fall 2022 Transfers

No Fall 2022 Semester self-request transfer requests will be accepted if received after Friday, September 2, 2022.

III. Fall 2022 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 Manager Regan Carver at 202-687-5978 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 noncreditaccounts@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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7:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 14, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
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7:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 12, 2022 to Nov 16, 2022
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Course Tuition
EWE - Regular Registration Price - Fall 2022 non-credit $540.00
Section Notes
To maintain your seat in the course, you must attend your assigned placement test or make alternate arrangements. The department will be in touch with you about additional details regarding placement test scheduling.
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