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Course Description

This two-week class offers an opportunity to practice conversational English with other participants in structured speaking activities led by an experienced instructor in the Intensive English Program at Georgetown University. Participants will first be introduced to common discussion strategies such as offering an opinion, asking for clarification, and agreeing and disagreeing. Then participants will use these strategies in pairs and small groups as they engage in a variety of speaking activities on topics of interest, including current events, social issues, pop culture, politics, and more. Instructor feedback will be given on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation during each class. Youtube, audio recordings, and online tools for grammar and vocabulary will provide support for some activities.

Course Prerequisites

I. Course Technology Requirement

All Georgetown University classes will use remote delivery platforms through August 2020. Classes will be held in a virtual setting using the Zoom platform. To participate in the class, students are required to have access to a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, and audio capability. A desktop or laptop computer is recommended.

II. Summer 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. 

  • 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

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. Refunds will be credited back to the credit card used to make the payment 30 days after the drop has been processed.

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