This program is designed to provide the non-native student with the necessary language skills and basic information needed to succeed in becoming a self-supporting member of the global society. The General English program teaches English for everyday living and to function successfully in personal, professional and academic environments.

    The certificate program is 1260 clock hours in total length. The number of hours is dictated by the necessity of providing students with the full range of language skills and information needed to succeed in overcoming cultural and linguistic challenges.

    The program is divided into seven separate courses. Each course is eight to ten weeks long (180 hours).

    Each course meets for a total of 18 to 22.5 hours per week.

    Graduates of this program acquire sufficient English to pursue education in an American post-secondary, degree granting, institution.




Placement Test

To be admitted, applicants are required to take a placement test to demonstrate their English proficiency.

Course specific information can be found in our Course Catalog.

Students are placed into the course appropriate for their level of proficiency through our comprehensive placement test upon application.

There is no pre-requisite for the Low Beginner course.

Check the academic calendar to see when these courses will be available.

You can take the practice test to see where you might fit in and apply.



  • Low Beginner
  • Beginner
  • High Beginner
  • Low Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • High Intermediate
  • Advanced .


"GT Educational Center has provided me with the opportunity to broaden my horizons. The teachers and fellow faculty have really helped me to achieve goals I didn't believe were attainable. I would recommend GT Educational Center to anyone who wants to learn or master English. "

Agnieszka Dabrowska, Poland

“Studying at GT Educational Center helped me to significantly improve my English language skills. Teachers know exactly how to find the right approach to my style of learning. I also like to participate in the school’s activities - I have made many friends from all around the world.”

Liliana Manjarres, Colombia

Sample weekly schedule for an 8 week course, meeting 22.5 hours per week:

Time/Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:30 Class Class Class Class Class
10:40-12:00 Class Class Class Class Class
12:00-12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30-1:30 Class Class Class Class Class