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University of Pennsylvania

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Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 250students
  • Airport Pickup
  • No
  • Telephone
  • 1-215-898-8681
  • Fax
  • 1-215-898-2684
  • Address
  • University of Pennsylvania 110 Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274 USA


  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program

Why This School?

  • - Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the USA, 2nd largest city on the East Coast and The Philadelphia region is home to the second largest number of colleges and universities in the USA- 49.
    - Staff of the ELP Student Center help students learn more about organizations and activities, such as the Tai Kwon Do Club, Thai Students Association, and Penn Cycling Club, on the Penn campus and how to get involved in them.
    - The English Language Programs at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) for the period of August 2006 through August 2016.
    - There are many different things to do at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) which over 23,000 including 4,500 international students can always enjoiy.

About the  English Language Programs(ELP)

  • The ELP offers instruction in English as a second or international language and exposure to the cultures of the United States. This program also offers testing, consulting services, and cross-cultural training. In addition, The English Language Programs in University of Pennsylvania contributes to the ESL profession as a whole by our work as researchers, presenters, and educators. It serves adults whose purpose is to learn English for a variety of social, professional, academic, or personal reasons. ELP instructors use teaching methods that encourage students to use English for real situations outside of the classroom. They have completed coursework at the graduate level in TESOL, and some have received PhDs and other graduate degrees such as MBAs.

About the  University of Pennsylvania

  • The University of Pennsylvania dates its founding to 1740, when a prominent evangelist, George Whitefield, and others established an educational trust fund and began construction of a large school building at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia. In 1749, Benjamin Franklin –- printer, inventor and future founding father of the United States –- published his famous essay, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth to form an institution of higher education. Led by Franklin, they purchased the property of the New Building and assumed the responsibility of its educational trust. In 1751, Penn opened its doors to the children of the gentry and common people alike as the "Academy and Charitable School in the Province of Pennsylvania."More than 250 years after its founding, the University of Pennsylvania continues to achieve excellence in research and education. Among its many more recent "firsts," Penn developed ENIAC, the world's first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer. In addition to ushering in new ideas, Penn has also welcomed countless leaders through its doors. Nine signers of the Declaration of Independence and 11 signers of the Constitution are associated with the University. Since 1923, more than a dozen Penn scholars have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Penn's heritage is likewise reflected in its landscape, where a vibrant, 302-acre, urban campus boasts more than 200 buildings and many notable landmarks, including Houston Hall, the nation's first student union; Franklin Field, the country's first double-decked college football stadium; and 165 research centers and institutes. The University of Pennsylvania remains an eminent, world-class institution for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, serving as a model for colleges and universities throughout the world. University of Pennsylvania(Penn) has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.

Conditional admission

  • There is no conditional admission in Penn from English Language Programs. However, some credits earned at ELP may acceptable.


Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    This course allows students to achieve higher level of English language skills as a non-native speaker.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :  
    The Intensive Program offers a wide variety of courses because students have many reasons for wanting to learn English. Many of the students in these programs plan to study at a university in the United States after they finish studying English. Other students have careers in business or in the professions that require the use of English. Some students simply want to study English because it is useful to them for traveling and for socializing.

    Curriculum :
    The curriculum of the Intensive Program consists of nearly 40 courses and 8 levels of proficiency in English--from beginning to advanced. Intensive Program classes are scheduled throughout the day. Some begin as early as 8:00 in the morning, and some end around 5:00 in the evening. In all of the courses, students have homework assignments or activities to complete outside of class.During the first three days of the session, students take a placement test to help us determine which level is best for them. They also participate in activities that introduce them to life on campus and in the US. At the end of each 2-month session, students are evaluated by their instructors and are promoted to the next level if they have made sufficient progress.

    Classroom Hour : 
    Most students study full-time, which is 20 hours a week.

Course Information

Class size 13 Students Schedule 7, 14, 21, 28 Weeks
Course Level 8 VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 18 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


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Course Schedule

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※ From the Course Starting Dates 7, 14, 21, 28Weeks(month) Choose



School's Admin fee (USD)$ 90
7 Week 14 Week 21 Week 28 Week Week
(USD)$ 4,768 (USD)$ 8,800 (USD)$ 13,200 (USD)$ 17,600
Week Week Week Week Week


Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 285
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
7 weeks (USD)$ 1628 (USD)$ 1960 (USD)$ 2175

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges (USD)$ 214    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

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



  • The university offers ELP House at the Sharaton, Homestay, International Hose and On-Campus Penn Dormitories for Summer Programs. 

    ELP House at the Sheraton is located three blocks from the ELP. Consisting of two special floors that are dedicated to student housing, these accommodations are air-conditioned and include access to some hotel amenities.Homestay allows students to experience American culture in the warmth, variety, and spontaneity of an American home while having frequent, relaxed opportunities to practice English conversation.International House is a safe, high-rise building just four blocks from the ELP. International House, which is organized into suites that consist of ten single rooms and a common lounge, provides a friendly living experience for approximately 400 American and international students.On-Campus Penn Dormitories For Summer Programs provide students with a true US university living experience. The Penn Dormitories are located just minutes away from the ELP classrooms and are available for ELP students attending July & August programs only.

Surrounding Area

  • The Philadelphia region is home to the second largest number of colleges and universities in the USA- 49 and the metropolitan area population is 1.8 million. Philadelphia is 100 miles/160 km from New York City, 140 miles/225 km from Washington, DC, and 320 miles/516 km from Boston.


  • The ELP makes extensive use of technology in teaching and learning.  Each classroom in the Fisher-Bennett Hall Building has a state-of-the-art teaching console providing audio, video and Internet access.  Every ELP class has its own Canvas course management website which teachers use to develop a complete learning community experience.  Teachers post assignments, relevant documents, quizzes, surveys, interactive assignments, and related audio and video materials.The University of Pennsylvania campus provides wireless access which enables use of the University website and on-line library. ELP students in most programs receive an identification card (the Penn Card) that permits them to use Penn's academic and recreational facilities or services such as: 15 libraries, Penn museums, computer labs with Internet access, digital language laboratory, campus bus service and walking escort service, tennis courts, gymnasiums with exercise and weight-lifting rooms, indoor courts for squash, racquetball, basketball, and volleyball, indoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms, and an ice skating rink. (Use of some recreational facilities require a fee.)


  • There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, ELP students have a right to be in the middle of the excitement—and their family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

Top Native Language by Center

  • The Intensive Program has a policy regarding diversity: its goal is that no nationality will exceed 35% of our total student population. According to this policy, there are students from Asia, Africa as well as Europe studying with a lot of friends from different cultures. The percentage of the nationalities may vary in each session.

Getting to the school from the airport, 3D School view

  • Philadelphia International Airport ( is located 7 mi/11 km from Center City – 15-20 minutes away by taxi.Shuttles - Several van shuttle services operate between the airport and Philadelphia and can be found at the Ground Transportation Desk in the luggage claim area. The best priced service is Lady Liberty, (215) 724-8888, which charges about $10 per person and operates 24 hours a day.  To reserve a seat on one of the vans, go to the Ground Transportation Desk in the luggage claim area. Taxis from the airport to locations on the University of Pennsylvania campus charge a flat rate of $28.50, not including tip (suggested tip: 15%). Airport Train - The SEPTA ( or, by phone: (215) 580-7800) Airport Line (R-1) connects Train Station with the five airport terminals. It operates daily every half hour from 5:30 am to midnight and costs $5.50. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the airport.  Those without a ticket before getting on the train are charged $2 extra. The trip is approximately 20 minutes to the 30th Street Station. A lot of taxis operates from 30th Street Station to the University. The taxi fare is approximately $4.


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Q: 目前有打算去賓州大學念語言學校,因為想要進入賓州大學就讀研究所,想請問賓州大學的條件是入學制度?? A:您好,感謝您來信詢問,關於賓州大學的條件式入學制度,以下為您做個介紹與說明。在賓州大學不提供條件式入學給英語中心的學生,然而在 ELP 習得的學分可以被承認。也就是說念完賓州大學的語言學校後,並不能直接升上研究所或大學,但是在語言中心學習的學分,是可以抵大學或研究所學分的。


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