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Language Institute - Intensive English Program, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
University rank #34 (WUR) , GA,
The Language Institute - Intensive English Program from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers more than 56 years of experience meeting the academic, professional, and social needs of international students from more than 100 countries.


The Language Institute - Intensive English Program (IEP) from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers courses to learners of English at seven different levels of proficiency, from beginning to advanced.

The IEP curriculum has been divided into three different tracks. The track learners follow depends on their level of proficiency and their purpose for studying English.

In Levels 100-400, students take courses in the Foundation Track. The Foundation Track provides learners with the basics of English in grammar, reading, writing, and speaking/listening. This track will be useful to all learners who want to improve their English communication skills no matter what their goals are for studying English

In Levels 500-700, learners can choose to take classes in our Academic Track, our Specific Purposes Track, or both tracks.

The Academic Track is designed for learners who are preparing for study at an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. The curriculum in these classes helps learners develop the linguistic and study skills needed to be successful at a U.S. university. Learners develop skills in reading academic texts, listening to academic lectures and other types of communication, writing clear academic papers and professional communication, participating effectively in class discussions, and making presentations.

The Specific Purposes Track offers high intermediate to advanced learners a wide variety of courses, each focused on a particular skill or topic. Courses in this track include test preparation classes for the TOEFL or GRE, writing classes on blogging or creative writing, culture classes like Cross-cultural Communication, American Movies, American Literature, or courses focused on business like Business Case Analysis or Team Leadership.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core Courses
  • Grammar
  • Reading and Discussion
  • Writing
  • Speaking/Listening
  • Specific Purposes Track Courses
The Language Institute offers a number of Specific Purpose Track courses every session. For a complete list of all course descriptions, visit Course Catalogue--Specific Purposes Track Courses. Visit Current Specific Purposes Track Courses to see which courses are currently offered.
  • Elective Courses
In addition to core classes, students can register for Elective classes in standardized test preparation for TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE/GMAT Writing and a course on developing vocabulary in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The Language Institute does not normally require transcripts, diplomas or certificates from students outside the US. In some circumstances, we may request documentation of previous English study to determine if you can be successful in our program.

The minimum age for admission to the Intensive English Program is 18 years. Prospective students who are 17 years old may apply and be accepted by submitting a Guardianship Form proving they have a responsible adult living in the metropolitan-Atlanta area who will be responsible for them and a Medical Entrance Form, giving authorization to treat while the student attends Georgia Tech.

Transfer students are required to be in active status and to be in good academic standing at their current school (with a 2.0 or higher GPA) as well as attending class regularly in order to be admitted to the Language Institute. Transcripts are required from transfer students in order to prove current academic and attendance standing.

Please note that admission to the Language Institute is not the same as admission to Georgia Institute of Technology's regular degree programs. Contact the Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate admission offices for more information on policies and requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5883 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5883 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5883 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5883 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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