Short-Term courses offer highly customizable part-time study options for adult learners who are non-native speakers of English. Courses are well suited for learners who would like to improve their English communication skills for both professional and social reasons.
The Fall 2021 Short-Term course schedule will offer alternating sessions of 'face-to-face' and 'live virtual online' instructor led courses.
The short course program may be a good fit for you if you are...
- visiting Atlanta for a short period of time
- a professional with a limited schedule
- an au pair (review our au pair Frequently Asked Questions)
- an Atlanta resident looking for personal enrichment
Live virtual online courses are still open to anyone anywhere in the world!
Choose the Right Level of Study
Short-Term Courses offer 2 levels, Beginner to Intermediate Low and Intermediate High to Advanced.
The Language Institute does not require 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 and no one may request a class change after Day 2 of a session.
Is this the right program for you? Compare to decide.
- Spring and Fall session classes meet 2 days per week, either on Monday (M) and Wednesday (W), or Tuesday (T) and Thursday (R), for 4 weeks.
- Summer session classes meet 4 days per week, Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), and Thursday (R), for 3 weeks.
- No classes meet on Friday.
Details are noted on the schedules below.
Note: A class with TR meets on Tuesday and Thursday. A class with MTWR meets Monday through Thursday.
The Fall 2021 Short-Term course schedule will offer alternating sessions of 'in-person face-to-face' and 'live virtual online' instructor led courses.
Click the course name to read a description of the course. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time for Atlanta, Georgia.
Fall 1A - August Short Course Options
Apply and Pay before Friday, August 13.
|Everyday Conversation||Beginner to Intermediate||MW||Aug 23-Sept 15||10:10-11:40 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$225|
|Better Speaking: Current Events||Intermediate to Advanced||TR||Aug 24-Sept 16||10:10-11:40 AM||Live Virtual Online||$225|
Fall 1B - September Short Course Options
Apply and Pay before Friday, September 10.
|Practical Writing: Basic Business Emails||Beginner to Intermediate||MW||Sept 20-Oct 13||4:00-5:30 PM||Live Virtual Online||$225|
|Job Search Communication 1||Intermediate to Advanced||TR||Sept 21-Oct 14||4:00-5:30 PM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$225|
Fall 2A - November Short Course Options
Click on the Course Description Below to Apply and Pay before Friday, October 22.
|Talk More 1||Beginner to Intermediate||MW||Oct 25-Nov 17||10:10-11:40 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$225*|
|Grammar Basics||Beginner to Intermediate||MW||Oct 25-Nov 17||4:00-5:30 PM||Live Virtual Online||$225*|
|Better Speaking: Total Communication||Intermediate to Advanced||TR||Oct 26-Nov 18||10:10-11:40 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$225*|
|Practical Listening: Following Conversational Interactions||Intermediate to Advanced||TR||Oct 26-Nov 18||4:00-5:30 PM||Live Virtual Online||$225*|