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Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Atlanta, Georgia]


  • Study on the campus of Georgia Tech, one of the top-ten public universities in the U.S., and enjoy access to state-of-the-art campus facilities.
  • Experience student-centered active-learning classes taught by experienced instructors who understand the needs of international students.
  • Participate in a rich student life through planned student activities and advising support, and close proximity to restaurants, music venues, cultural activities, and sporting events in the heart of Atlanta.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Georgia Tech Language Institute has more than 56 years of experience meeting the academic, professional, and social needs of international students from more than 100 countries. IEP provides students with a highly experienced faculty, individualized attention and 20 hours of core classes per week with elective course options. The IEP curriculum emphasizes preparing individuals for academic and professional success. The Language Institute’s programs are not intended for complete beginners. Elementary level students must be able to speak, understand, write, and read simple English sentences before coming to the Language Institute. Students enrolled in the IEP have access to state-of-the-art resources and facilities of Georgia Institute of Technology, a world-renowned university. Georgia Tech Language Institute has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, and EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1958
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA, UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 250 - 325
      Average Class Size : 14 - 15
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from Atlanta, Georgia,
      Welcome to the Language Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Founded in 1958, the Language Institute has helped thousands of international students and professionals improve their ability to communicate effectively in English. At the Language Institute you will experience a well-designed curriculum taught by outstanding faculty in a student-centered learning environment where students learn both in and out of the classroom. We have a large support staff that will help you with housing, academic advising, and adjusting to life in the U.S. As a Georgia Tech student you will be able to use the outstanding campus services and facilities, including a state-of-the-art campus recreation center, a student health center, the library, and the student center. Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta and is close to sporting events, museums, music venues, restaurants, and shopping. We would love to tell you more about our program. Please visit our website or contact us at

      Karen Tucker
      Georgia Tech Language Institute
    • Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI)
      151 6th Street NW
      Atlanta, Georgia  30332-0374  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (404) 894-2425
      FAX: +1 (404) 894-8755
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • The IEP at Georgia Tech Language Institute provides students with the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories (when available), off-campus residences, or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. The school also helps arrange homestays for those who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Georgia Tech Language Institute and the Intensive English Program are located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and a world-class, modern city with a rich history. It is an international city where many students from all over the world come to study. With a population of 5 million in the metropolitan area, Atlanta is the largest city in the state and has a moderate climate which enables students to enjoy many outdoor activities such as mountain hiking and picnicking in local parks. Another benefit of the region is that it has an affordable cost of living compared with many other large cities in the United States. The city is convenient for those coming from around the world as the main airport is considered the primary transportation hub in the Southeastern United States. Atlanta is the leading financial, retail, industrial and communications center in the southeastern United States. With an increasing number of residents coming from other parts of the United States, the city is one of the most multi-cultural in the country. With more than 30 colleges and universities, Atlanta is considered a major center for higher education. Students can find many social and cultural opportunities such as art and music festivals, museums, theaters, professional sporting events, amusement parks and historical attractions.
    • About the College/University
    • Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically-based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. A strong academic work ethic at Georgia Tech is balanced by a comfortable atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations. Alongside their academic work, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • No conditional admission to the university is available.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Georgia Tech Language Institute provides international students with 20 hours of core classes per week plus elective course options. Courses are provided at seven levels of proficiency from Lower Elementary to Upper Advanced. All new students at IEP take a placement test before classes start to determine their initial level placement. Core courses include grammar, reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Additional courses offered for ‘Specific Purposes Track’ students include Writing More Creatively, TOEFL Preparation, Admissions 101, Service Learning. and Developing Communication Skills through Online Gaming.Students may also register for optional electives courses, which include TOEFL Preparation and GMAT/GRE Preparation and Preparation for IELTS Completion of the program can take from two months to 16 months depending on initial placement. Students can also participate in numerous extracurricular student activities including the conversation partner program, parties, day trips, sporting events and volunteer work. The Georgia Tech Language Institute also offers bridge programs to numerous local colleges and universities which allows students who pass all advanced level academic track courses to waive the TOEFL test from their application to the schools.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 14 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,16,24,32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: On-Campus Housing
      Off-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2021
      8 WEEKS:
      6/7 - 8/6
      Apply by 5/7
      8/23 - 10/15
      Apply by 7/23
      10/25 - 12/17
      Apply by 9/24

    • Costs
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,184
      16 WEEKS US$ 4,368
      24 WEEKS US$ 6,552
      32 WEEKS US$ 8,736
      8-32 WEEKS US$ 900 Per Month US$ 1929-2650 Per Term US$ 800 Per Month
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged (Taxi, Bus or Car Service)
      Student Health Center
      US$ 88
      Computer Support Fee
      US$ 55
      Medical Insurance
      US$ 419.16 (For F-1 Students ONLY)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Atlanta, Georgia
    • Location
      Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI)
      151 6th Street NW Atlanta, Georgia  30332-0374  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport:
      It is the student's responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$45 and will arrive on campus in 20 minutes. The campus is also accessible by a combination of bus and subway.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.4
      School Environment: 4.5
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.5
      Activities and Social Life: 4.9
      Accommodation: 4.0


    • There are 10 reviews for this school

    • Marcos
      [ São paulo, Brazil, Age 18, Male ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      No better place that I could learn english
      Different from any other English course that I’ve ever made, GTLI brings you a wide knowledge in all subjects with academic content. The teachers are very capable and comprehensible, the environment is great and you have the possibility to meet people from all over the world. I really enjoyed my experience there!
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      Victoria García
      [ Quito, Ecuador, Age 26, Female ]
      1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      Startling English Institute
      My experience at GA English institute is amazing, I have met a lot of people from different countries, the Teachers encourage to you for achieve yours goals and encourage to you for introduce you to usa culture.
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      Muqrin H Alrehaili
      [ Medinah, Saudi Arabia, Age 22, Male ]

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