Why Georgetown PES?

Like the previous Business and Professional English (BPE) Program our revised Professional English Studies (PES) Program allows students to broaden their knowledge, strengthen their resumes, and advance their careers with courses that meet their needs and instructors that provide individual attention. Courses are geared toward practical application of English language skills in professional contexts. The PES Program offers similar professional English experience to our previously known BPE Program, but now with the option of being only a one-semester program if desired. 

Read about what our alumni have to say!


The BPE program is great opportunity to learn practical business skills and meet professionals from all over the world. I have made long lasting friends in the BPE program and have enriched my cross cultural experience at Georgetown University.

~ Alejandro, Colombia (2011 Graduate)


During the Business and Professional English (BPE) course, I really tried to get to know the professors. The relationships, resources, and free workshops I attended improved my resume and graduate school applications. I also worked on a non-profit project and was introduced to a volunteer from the World Bank, who provided a recommendation letter that helped me get accepted into a top-five university!

~ Ran, China (2011 Graduate) 


It's a good opportunity to study in the BPE program. After eight months, I've improved my English in speaking, writing and listening. Thanks to the teachers, I have more confidence in learning English.

~ Ching Ching, Taiwan (2011 Graduate)