These short courses are designed especially to meet the needs of international visiting scholars and research scientists who are involved in academic research at Georgia Tech. Although many scholars have studied English formally for years in their home countries, they may not have the communication skills in English needed to function comfortably in an American academic environment. Visiting scholars and research scientists often spend much of their time in laboratories, where few opportunities exist to develop their communication skills in English. These courses help scholars break through some of the language and culture barriers and learn effective communication strategies so that they can take full advantage of opportunities to participate in the Georgia Tech academic community.
Short courses for Georgia Tech J-1 visiting scholars and research scientists are available during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Fees and Requirements
Each course is $110. Payment is due in full at the time of application. Tuition is non-refundable after the application deadline.
To complete the application, applicants must submit the following required documents:
- Application form
- Copy of passport
- Copy of J-1 visa
- Copy of DS-2019
- Copy of BuzzCard (if applicable)
Acceptable file types include .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .doc. To ensure successful processing of your uploaded document, your file must be named in the following format:
- Your Family Name, Your Given Name - Document Type
- Kim, Woo-jin - Passport
- Smith, James - Visa
- Alharbi, Mohammed - DS-2019
- Garcia Lopez, Miguel Angel - Buzzcard
A course may be canceled due to low enrollment. The Language Institute will notify applicants immediately by email if a course is canceled, and applicants will receive a full refund.
Choose the Right Level of Study
The Language Institute does not provide a placement exam for short courses and allows applicants to select their own level of study. Applicants are strongly advised to use our Level Self-Assessment information to help determine which level is best for their current level of English proficiency. There will be no refunds after each sessions deadline.
Each class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM for four weeks
All classes meet in the O'Keefe Building.
Click the yellow box below to access the schedule and application for each upcoming session.