Students at the Language Institute

The Georgia Tech Language Institute

Established in 1958, the Language Institute helps international students, professionals, and visitors improve their English proficiency. Find out more about our full- and part-time English as a second language programs.

Learn about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech policies that you will need to know while you are here with the Georgia Tech Language Institute Handbook. The handbook also provides information about living in Atlanta.



  • Botanical Garden- Friday, April 25
    Students who signed up for the tour scheduled Friday, April 18, which was canceled due to rain, may take the tour at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 25. If you do not want to take the tour this Friday, please come to the front desk in the Language Institute and remove your name from the list so that another student can go in your place.
    We will meet in front of the ticket window at the Botanical Garden at 3 p.m. You must have your BuzzCard for free admission. If you are late, you will miss the free tour and have to pay the full admission price of $18.95. Students are responsible for getting to and from the Garden on their own. However, student assistants will accompany students who want to take MARTA or a taxi to the Garden. Meet student assistants at the picnic tables In front of the O’Keefe Building at 2 p.m.

  • Celebrate Earth Day at the Language Institute
    The Green Minds Club and The One Project invite you to our celebration for Earth Day 2014: RETHINK your Actions, Save the Earth. It will be on Friday, April 25, beginning at 12 noon, in front of the Language Institute. We’ll have food, contests, and some things to give away. Make sure you join us to see who designs the best dress from recycled items.

  • Future Plans
    Please let us know whether you are coming back for the Summer Sessionyour OR your plans if you are not .

    If you have received email from the Student Health Center that your student account is on hold, Language Institute staff can help you resolve those medical issues during the registration process. 

  • Medical Requirements
    Please check to make sure you have completed your medical requirements so that you do not have a medical hold placed on your account and you will be able to register for an upcoming session. To check your status, go to using Internet Explorer. Enter your GT account and password as indicated and select view my status. Print the page and bring it to Linda or Adria at the front desk in the O’Keefe building.

  • May Short Courses
    The registration deadline for the May Short Courses is Friday, April 25, or until classes are full. Schedules, course descriptions and applications are available at the front desk. Register soon because classes are filling up.

  • Perimeter College Open House
    Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) will host an open house on each of its five campuses between April 22 and May 3. Meet GPC staff and students, take a campus tour, learn about GPC program offerings and the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG). See posted flyers or visit  for more information.

  • Georgia Tech Admissions Information for Freshmen
    Information sessions are held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Success Center. The sessions are conducted by a counselor from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions who discusses the admission process, majors, opportunities outside of the classroom, campus activities, and student life. The session also provides an opportunity to ask any general questions about Georgia Tech. Each session is followed by a one-hour walking tour.

  • Georgia Tech Admissions Information for Transfer Students
    Information sessions are held weekly on Fridays at 2 p.m. at the Student Success Center for students who have some college experience and who are interested in transferring to one of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate programs. These one-hour sessions are designed to cover the application process, admission requirements, and campus resources for transfer students.

  • Looking for a Conversation Partner?
    Meet GT students and alumni who want to practice their language skills or learn about other cultures.  Find a language partner!

  • GT App for iPhone Users
    For everything you need to know about Georgia Tech at your finger-tips, go to the app store and download GT Buzz. The app will connect you to the GT calendar, campus map, stinger and trolley schedules, the student newspaper, athletics, T-Square, Buzzport, Oscar, Campus Recreation Center, the Library, GT directory, campus police and much more. It’s free and easy to use.

  • Language Institute Newsletter
    Check out the Language Institute's latest newsletter.

    Registration Information

    New Student Registration

    New IEP student registration for Summer will begin on Thursday, May 29. See the video below for more information.