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Drexel University

Drexel University

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Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 120 - 150students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 215-895-2022
  • Fax
  • +1 215-895-6775
  • Address
  • 229 North 33rd Street Philadelphia , PA , 19104


  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - Drexel University is located just ten minutes away from the vibrant, exciting city of Philadelphia.
    - In a small class setting, students can get personal attention from instructors with advanced degrees and years of teaching experience.
    - Intensive English Program includes core courses of listening/speaking and reading/writing along with Special Topic classes.

About the  English Language Center

  • The mission of the Drexel University English Language Center is to provide the highest quality English language instruction and support services to English language learners; to promote the practice and scholarship of English language teaching; to provide leadership in the areas of intercultural understanding and cooperation; and to support the mission of Drexel University in preparing and supporting international students to participate fully in the university community. Outside of classroom, students can enjoy number of student activities of Drexel University and all that Philadelphi has to offer. From historic museums and professional sports games, students can enjoy cultural diversity, nightlife and restaurants located just by the Drexel campus. Students can fully experience the American culture during their stay at Drexel and also gain their knowledge of English language.

About the  Drexel University

  • Drexel University is a private research university with the main campus located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier and philanthropist. Drexel offers over 70 full-time undergraduate programs and accelerated degrees. At the graduate level, the university offers over 100 masters, doctoral, and professional programs, many available part-time. Drexel is best known for the cooperative education program (Co-op). Drexel's Co-op is regularly ranked as one of the best co-op programs in the United States. Participating students have a variety of opportunities to gain up to 18-months of paid full-time working experience before graduation. The university has a large network of more than 1,600 corporate, governmental, and non-profit partners in 28 states and 25 international locations. Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, Drexel is one of America’s 15 largest private universities. Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include: Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op, a history of academic technology firsts and Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via:Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites, Drexel University Sacramento, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization and International research partnerships including China and Israel. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s top 10 employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Conditional admission

  • Academically qualified applicants will be conditionally admitted to Drexel University if they successfully complete a 9 – 12 month foundation program that includes academic and English language courses.


Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    The English Language Center at Drexel University is a progressive intensive English program which offers a state-of-the-art education to international students seeking to improve their academic language proficiency. In addition, instructors in ELC program will be aware of and take into consideration individual personality and learning style differences as well as other affective factors

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    Core courses (15 hours per week, morning or afternoon) include Listening/Speaking classes that focus on listening competence, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, and enable students to develop their communication skills and abilities. Reading/Writing classes help students improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammatical structure and mechanics, mastery of paragraph and essay format, idea development, and writing process. Special Topics (3 hours per week; 1 1/2 hours Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday)-Special Topic classes concentrate on specific skills or test preparation, depending on your level. Examples include Vocabulary Development, Oral Presentations, English for Everyday Life, Advanced Grammatical Analysis, IELTS or TOEFL Preparation.
    Curriculum : The curriculum is based on a communicative approach to language teaching / learning, and our courses are learner-centered rather than teacher-centered. The ELC's Intensive English Program is composed of 6 levels of proficiency, from beginning to advanced. Students who successfully finish each term move one level each term. Core classes held 15 hours per week, either morning or afternoon, consist of Listening/ Speaking and Reading and Writing. There are also Special Topics classes held 3 hours per week. There are maximum of 18 students per class.

    Classroom Hour :
    18 hours per class, class schedule may vary for each level.

Course Information

Class size 15-18 Students Schedule 10 Weeks
Course Level 6 level VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 17 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


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Course Schedule

2025-01-06 2024-09-23
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School's Admin fee (USD)$ 65
10 Week Week Week Week Week
(USD)$ 5,481
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Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges (USD)$ 175    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • Homestay
    Students can practice their English and learn about American culture in comfortable private rooms, with self-serve continental breakfast each morning, and 3 family-style dinners each week. Housings are located in residential neighborhoods convenient to the ELC (15-30 minutes). Students will be given free linens and bedding, wireless internet access, access to microwave and refrigerator, and laundry facilities. Additional air conditioning fee ($30 per month) from May through September may be charged.  Payments for the term are made directly to students' host family at the start of each new term.
    International house
    Large, dormitory-style residence for students from many universities 15 minute walk to the ELC.Private bedrooms; 10 residents share a bathroom and kitchen Computer room, weekly films, and special events Many shops and restaurants within 3 blocks Linen services provided for $25 per month.

Surrounding Area

  • “Philly” is a dynamic city, home to more than 1.6 million people. It’s the 2nd largest city on the east coast and the 6th largest in the United States. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Philly was the first capital of the U.S.; home of the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence. The vibrant atmosphere full of music, theaters, museums, restaurants and clubs, shopping centers, sports teams and recreational facilities never keeps the Philly mundane. Home to over 50 colleges and universities and a major center for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, Philadelphia offers academic stimulating envirnment for college students. Philly is also about 2 hours by car, train, or bus from New York City and Washington, DC, and only a short drive from New Jersey beaches and casinos, as well as Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and Amish country.Enjoying all four seasons, Philadelphia’s weather is fairly moderate. Spring and fall have warm days and cool nights with some rain, and winters can be cold, with one or two major snowstorms. Philadelphia summers are usually hazy, hot, and humid.


  • Basketball courts, cafeteria, computer center, fitness center, gymnasium, language technology center, library, running track, snack bar, soccer field, swimming pool, tennis court, wheelchair accessible

Top Native Language by Center

  • Nationalities of students include Asian, South American,European and the Mideast. The percentage may vary each month.


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