Whether coming for a three-week summer program or an entire semester, studying English through one of Georgetown University’s English Language Center (ELC) programs are sure to be an experience of a lifetime. Attracting students from all over the world, Georgetown ELC is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and promises a vibrant atmosphere with endless opportunities to explore the history and culture of the capital.
ELC students are welcomed into the Georgetown University community and may live on-campus in dormitories or off-campus in apartments or homestays. In addition to participating in Georgetown University student life, ELC students are taken on excursions to professional sports games, shows at the Kennedy Center, and museums.
“As Washington, D.C. is the capital of United States, students have the opportunity to see how our governmental structure works. There are also many museums here. We have air and space museums, art museums, history museums, and much more,” explained ELC Director Deanna Wormuth.
The Georgetown ELC program is CEA-accredited, and the small, intimate classes are taught by highly educated faculty, many of whom have experience teaching outside the US. Whether pursuing intensive English for academic purposes or conversational English for personal needs, students are provided with extensive support to meet their English language goals.
Students have access to several language labs and resources such as writing workshops and college application assistance. They also have the option to be paired with an American conversation partner to practice speaking English and share cultures.
Georgetown ELC hopes to see an increase in the number of Latin American students who attend the program. “We know that Latin America is a strong partner of the United States and that many Latin American students will go into professions in countries that require English. We are in a position to help them strengthen those goals,” Ms. Wormuth added. “They enjoy life and bring great energy and a great mindset to the classroom.”