Language Institute - English as a Second Language (ESL) | Georgia Tech Professional Education | Atlanta, GA

International Undergraduate Students

One of the goals of the Language Institute at Georgia Tech is to help support the international community at Georgia Tech.  Georgia Tech students, whether they are native or non-native speakers of English, are expected to be able to listen to lectures, read books and articles, give formal and informal presentations, work collaboratively in teams, write papers, and produce multi-media presentations. Courses at the Language Institute are designed to help international students improve their communication skills so that they can succeed in their academic classes.

Intensive Academic Preparation (Summer)

Who Should Participate

  • International students who are beginning their freshman year at Georgia Tech
  • Incoming freshmen who are non-native speakers of English and have not studied at a U.S. high school
  • International undergraduate students who would like to polish their communication skills in English in order to be ready for the fall semester

Intensive 8-Week Courses

The Language Institute provides non-credit courses for international undergraduate students who are interested in improving their communication skills in English.  These courses are part of our Intensive English Program and can help students improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Check out our Intensive English Program page for more information about our courses. Georgia Tech matriculated students will receive a 20% tuition discount on all intensive courses.

Online Courses

Part of doing well as a student at Georgia Tech is communicating effectively with professors, administrative staff, and fellow students.  It is important to use clear, professional communication in their academic life at Georgia Tech, from writing e-mails to creating resumes and cover letters. The Language Institute offers a series of courses on professional communication.  Check out our Online Programs page for more information on our online courses.