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Intensive English Language Program

Course Descriptions

Margaret Tisa, Assistant Director
211 Vivacqua Hall
(215) 204-7899

The Intensive English Language Program is a full-time day program offered by the Office of International Services and is designed to prepare non-English speakers for undergraduate, graduate, or professional courses of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Instruction is available for all levels, from beginning to advanced. All skill areas are included (grammar, speaking, reading, writing, listening), with special attention given to communicative facility, academic, and research skills.

A full session lasts 14 weeks, but students may also be admitted at mid-term. Class size is strictly limited, and students spend 20 hours per week in class. TOEFL preparation classes are also available, as well as courses arranged at the request of businesses, sponsoring agencies, and other special interest groups. Through its non-credit English courses, the IELP strives to meet all students' English language needs and to introduce them to American culture.

Students in this program have the option of living in on-campus housing or living with an American host family during their studies.