GTLI short-term courses offer part-time study options for adult learners who are non-native speakers of English. Courses are designed for learners who would like to improve their English communication skills for both professional and social reasons.
Who should take short 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)
- someone looking for personal enrichment
If you are not in Atlanta and would like to take a course, you can apply for a short course delivered online.
Choose the Right Level of Study
Short-Term Courses offer 2 levels of proficiency:
High Beginner to Intermediate
High Intermediate to Advanced
You choose your own level of study. You are strongly advised to use our Level Self-Assessment information to help determine which level is best.
GTLI short courses may be taken in person (face to face) or virtually (instructor-led online). Please check the upcoming schedule for the delivery method for the course(s) you are interested in.
Is this the right program for you? Compare to decide.
- Classes in the Spring and Fall sessions are 4 weeks in length and meet Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Classes in the Summer session are 3 weeks in length and meet in one of the following formats:
MW or TTh for 2 hours each class meeting
MTWTh for 1 hour each class meeting
Note: A class with MW meets on Monday and Wednesday. A class with TTh meets on Tuesday and Thursday. A class with MTWR meets Monday through Thursday.
Click the course name to read a description of the course.
Spring 1A Short Course Options
|Everyday Conversation||Beginning to Low Intermediate||MW||January 8 - January 31||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
|Professional Presentation Skills||High Intermediate to Advanced||TR||January 9 - February 1||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
Spring 1B Short Course Options
|Grammar Basics||Beginning to Low Intermediate||MW||February 5 - February 28||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
|American Pronunciation||High Intermediate to Advanced||TR||February 6 - February 29||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
Spring 2A Short Course Options
|Talk More 1||Beginning to Low Intermediate||MW||March 11 - April 3||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
|Professional Writing Skills||High Intermediate to Advanced||TR||March 12 - April 4||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
Spring 2B Short Course Options
|Writing Basic Emails||Beginning to Low Intermediate||MW||April 8 - May 1||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
|Interpersonal Communication Skills||High Intermediate to Advanced||TR||April 9 - May 5||10:15-11:45 AM||Face-to-Face in Atlanta||$250|
Continuing Education Units
GTLI short courses meet for a total of 12 instructional hours. If you attend at least 80% of the classes and successfully complete the course assignments, you will receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Tuition: GTLI short courses are $250 per course.
GT Campus Special Discounts
The Georgia Tech Language Institute is offering a 20% discount on short courses for Georgia Tech employees, matriculated students, and spouses of GT employees and matriculated students. If you are a member of this group, please contact email@example.com to receive a discount code that you will need to enter when you apply.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Research Security and Compliance requires citizenship information be maintained for those participating in most GTPE courses. Citizenship information is obtained directly from the learner at the time of registration and is maintained in the Georgia Tech Student System.
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.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
Please see https://pe.gatech.edu/terms-and-conditions for policies about course refunds, withdrawals, and transfers.
Course Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of a GTLI short course (80% minimum attendance and a passing grade), you may receive a certificate indicating the number of CEUs earned.
Summer Short Course
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.
Fall and Spring Short Courses
When you apply for a Fall or Spring Short course, you will use the GTPE registration system.
The instructor will provide the instructional materials you need for the course. In some courses, a textbook may be required. Required textbooks will be noted in your acceptance email.
If you are not sure which course is right for you or if you have a question about how to register, let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org Or call (404) 894-2425. We would be happy to provide you with additional guidance.