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

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 Spring 2023 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 session's 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 Spring 2023 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. 

Spring 1, 2023 - January Short Course Options 
COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
Everyday Conversation Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Jan 9 - Feb 1 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Grammar Basics Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Jan 9 - Feb 1 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250
American Pronunciation High Intermediate to Advanced TR Jan 10 - Feb 2 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Professional Presentation Skills High Intermediate to Advanced TR Jan 10 - Feb 2 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250

 

Spring 2, 2023 - February Short Course Options 
COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
Talk More Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Feb 6 - Mar 1 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Writing Basic E-mails Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Feb 6 - Mar 1 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250
21st Century Communication Skills High Intermediate to Advanced TR Feb 7 - Mar 2 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Professional Writing High Intermediate to Advanced TR Feb 7 - Mar 2 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250

 

Spring 3, 2023 - March Short Course Options 
COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
Everyday Conversation Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Mar 13 - Apr 5 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Reading Club Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Mar 13 - Apr 5 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250
American Pronunciation High Intermediate to Advanced TR Mar 14 - Apr 6 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Advanced Grammar Review High Intermediate to Advanced TR Mar 14 - Apr 6 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250

 

Spring 4, 2023 - April Short Course Options 
COURSE LEVEL DAYS DATES TIME DELIVERY FEE
Talk More Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Apr 10 - May 3 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Grammar Basics Beginner to Low Intermediate MW Apr 10 - May 3 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250
Professional Presentation Skills High Intermediate to Advanced TR Apr 11 - May 4 10:15-11:45 AM Face-to-Face in Atlanta $250
Professional Writing High Intermediate to Advanced TR Apr 11 - May 4 6:00-7:30 PM Live Virtual Online $250

 

Course Cost
  • Course Fee: $250 per 1.2 credit/12-hr course* 

*The Georgia Tech Language Institute is offering a 20% discount on short courses for Georgia Tech employees, matriculated students, and spouses of employees and matriculated students.  If you are a member of this group, please contact askgtli@pe.gatech.edu to receive the discount code.  You will need to add the code when you register for the course to receive the discount. 

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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