English schools in the USA and Canada

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School:Georgetown University - Center for Language Educat

The oldest Catholic university in the United States, Georgetown University has been a leader in the field of higher education for more than 200 years. Since its founding in 1789, the university has fostered a spirit of internationalism; students from Spain, Portugal, and the West Indies entered into its first undergraduate programs. Today, students representing more than 100 countries throughout the world study together on Georgetown's beautiful campus located in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The Center for Language Education and Development (CLED) is part of the rich history of international education at Georgetown University. CLED is a unit in Georgetown College, the University's liberal arts school, and is dedicated to enhancing the College's commitment to academic excellence and cross-cultural understanding as it delivers outstanding programs to international students, teachers, and scholars.

CLED consists of two divisions: English as a Foreign Language and Special Programs. English as a Foreign Language offers high quality intensive English instruction to learners interested in pursuing academic study in the United States as well as instruction for those interested in improving their English skills for professional purposes. Founded in the early 1950s, the EFL program is one of the oldest intensive language programs in the United States. Dedicated to teaching excellence, the EFL program provides courses that reflect the best of current teaching practices in second language learning. In addition, state of the art language laboratories, excellent campus resources, and a stimulating intellectual environment offer students a unique opportunity to develop their English skills. The EFL program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and the University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).

The Special Programs division of CLED designs teacher training programs and workshops as well as language programs for clients ranging from academic institutions throughout the world to international organizations in the United States and abroad. Since the 1950s, the program has been involved in standardized English as a Foreign Language test development as well as providing language training programs and consultant resources to United States federal agencies. CLED Special Programs is currently providing proficiency assessment to students at universities in Lebanon and Colombia. Special Programs offers consultation services and will monitor and evaluate English language and teacher training programs for governmental and private organizations. CLED's highly trained and experienced faculty has provided expert analyses and recommendations to institutions in the United States and abroad, including China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Lebanon, the Philippines, Panama, Poland, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

PROGRAMS:
The Center for Language Education and Development offers a variety of English language programs designed to meet the needs of students, working professionals, business executives and teachers. Programs are offered throughout the year on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC. Programs include:

English as a Foreign Language Program - 16 weeks
Study in small classes at one of six levels, Beginning to Advanced, that integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Participate in cultural activities, a conversation partners program and weekly coffee hours. Offered as fall and spring semester programs.

Summer Intensive English Program - 8 weeks

Study in small classes at one of six levels, Beginning to Advanced, that integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Participate in cultural activities, a conversation partners program and weekly coffee hours.

American Language and Culture (ALC) - 4 weeks
The ALC program focuses on understanding American culture and developing listening and speaking skills through field trips, class assignments and individual projects.

American Conversational English (ACE) - 3 weeks
The ACE program develops students' ability to use English in everyday life. Develop listening and speaking skills as you talk about topics of interest in a relaxed and informal setting.

Business and Professional English Certificate Program (BPE) - 1 year
Earn a BPE Certificate in two semesters by taking Georgetown business courses and English for Professional Purposes courses to develop your English skills.

English for Heritage Language Speakers Program (EHLS) - 6 months
Develop English skills for careers in the Federal Government. EHLS is a career development scholarship program for naturalized US citizens.

Pre-MBA English Program - 3 weeks

This program prepares non-native English speaking students entering the Georgetown MBA program by re-activating study skills and providing practice in communicating in a fast-paced environment. This intensive 3-week program runs in July.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program (TEFL) - 6 months

The TEFL program is an online teacher training program with an applied, practical focus for those wanting to teach abroad. This course also includes a one-week teaching practicum on campus at Georgetown University.

Professional Consultation and Customized Group Programs
CLED will work with client institutions and other Georgetown University departments to custom-design and implement language programs and teacher training for groups, both U.S. and international.

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