Course Description

This course is designed for students who are either currently working professionals or for those who are seeking work. It follows a Case-Based Learning curriculum. This means that students will read several stories throughout the semester about business scenarios. They will work in groups to analyze the cases, discuss issues, and make decisions. Students will also get an opportunity to take on the role of someone involved in the case, which gives them a chance to reflect on the case’s impact on key players and stakeholders.

A Case-Based Learning curriculum gives students an opportunity to refine their communication skills in the context of a realistic business scenario. In this course, students will work on comparing and contrasting alternate options and opposing views, taking notes in a group meeting, expressing a well-structured opinion with supporting reasons, and evaluating a service or product. In addition, students will write a formal business letter. This course ends with individual persuasive presentations.

Before taking this course, students should be able to speak in paragraph-length discourse in both informal and formal situations. They should be able to use detailed examples to support their opinions and preferences. They should also be able to write several paragraphs with clear connections between ideas. In addition, students should be able to understand the main idea and many details in straightforward spoken and written texts.

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.

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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 Thu, Jan 30 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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