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

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term Courses

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...

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. 

Schedule

  • 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. 

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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. 

COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
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. 

COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
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. 

COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
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*

 

Course Cost
  • Course Fee: $225 per 1.2 credit/12-hr course* 

*The discounted course fees of $180/course which is available to eligible GT students, scholars, employees, and spouses is being extended to all registered students for Fall 2A only

Payment Options and Deadlines 

Payment must be made in full online by credit/debit card, electronic check, or bank transfer within one week of application submission and a minimum of 10 days prior to the course start date in order to receive access.  

Application Instructions 

When you apply you will be asked to provide a copy of the following government-issued identification documents based on your status:

  • U.S. visa holder: a copy of your U.S. visa and passport from your home country
  • U.S. citizen: your U.S. passport
  • U.S. permanent resident: your U.S. permanent resident card and your U.S. passport

You will need to upload your documents in any of the following file types: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .doc. 

Are you unable to attend face-to-face classes? Live virtual online courses are open to enrollment for anyone, including individuals living outside of the US. If applying to participate in a fully online course and living outside of the US, the above documentation is not required in the application. 

Textbook Requirements 

Some courses may require the purchase a textbook or the payment of activity fees. Required textbooks will be noted in your acceptance email. 

 

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