Students at the Language Institute

The Georgia Tech Language Institute

Established in 1958, the Language Institute helps international students, professionals, and visitors improve their English proficiency. Find out more about our full- and part-time English as a second language programs.

Learn about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech policies that you will need to know while you are here with the Georgia Tech Language Institute Handbook. The handbook also provides information about living in Atlanta.



  • ATTENTION: the Botanical Gardens/Piedmont Park activity is canceled for today due to rain and will be rescheduled for a future date.

  • Future Plans
    Please stop by the registration table this week in the lobby of the O’Keefe Building to complete your registration for the Summer  Session OR to let us know your plans if you are not coming back for the Summer Session.

    If you have received email from the Student Health Center that your student account is on hold, Language Institute staff can help you resolve those medical issues during the registration process. 

  • Medical Requirements
    Please check to make sure you have completed your medical requirements so that you do not have a medical hold placed on your account and you will be able to register for an upcoming session. To check your status, go to using Internet Explorer. Enter your GT account and password as indicated and select view my status. Print the page and bring it to Linda or Adria at the front desk in the O’Keefe building.

  • Taxes
    All F1 students who were in the United States in 2013 for any period of time MUST file tax forms by April 15. Students who did not work need to file form 8843. Forms are available at the front desk in the Language Institute or at  Language Institute lab assistants can help students fill out the form during open lab hours.

  • Earth Day 2014
    Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, along Tech Walkway. The event is free and open to the public.  It features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly give-a-ways, recycling opportunities, a clothing swap, an office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn. Visit the Earth Day website for event schedules and a map of the festival area.

  • May Short Courses
    The registration deadline for the May Short Courses is Friday, April 25, or until classes are full. Schedules, course descriptions and applications are available at the front desk. Register soon because classes are filling up.

  • Perimeter College Open House
    Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) will host an open house on each of its five campuses between April 22 and May 3. Meet GPC staff and students, take a campus tour, learn about GPC program offerings and the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). See posted flyers or visit  for more information.

  • Georgia Tech Admissions Information for Freshmen
    Information sessions are held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Success Center. The sessions are conducted by a counselor from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions who discusses the admission process, majors, opportunities outside of the classroom, campus activities, and student life. The session also provides an opportunity to ask any general questions about Georgia Tech. Each session is followed by a one-hour walking tour.

  • Georgia Tech Admissions Information for Transfer Students
    Information sessions are held weekly on Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Student Success Center for students who have some college experience and who are interested in transferring to one of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate programs. These one-hour sessions are designed to cover the application process, admission requirements, and campus resources for transfer students.

  • Looking for a Conversation Partner?
    Meet GT students and alumni who want to practice their language skills or learn about other cultures.  Find a language partner!

  • GT App for iPhone Users
    For everything you need to know about Georgia Tech at your finger-tips, go to the app store and download GT Buzz. The app will connect you to the GT calendar, campus map, stinger and trolley schedules, the student newspaper, athletics, T-Square, Buzzport, Oscar, Campus Recreation Center, the Library, GT directory, campus police and much more. It’s free and easy to use.

  • Language Institute Newsletter
    Check out the Language Institute's latest newsletter.

    Registration Information

    New Student Registration

    New IEP student registration for Spring 2 will begin on Thursday, March 6. See the video below for more information.