“Being a Temple IELP student gives you the opportunity to explore American culture through class work, theater and museum visits and historical trips in the City of Independence.”
Jasem Alsayafi, Kuwait
“My IELP classmates are very friendly and hard-working. The friendships I made during this program will last way beyond the semester.”
Maria Schiavone, Italy
“Academically you are surrounded by a well rounded and diverse faculty who offer extraordinary programs that are challenging, exciting and entertaining, something out of the ordinary when learning a second language.”
Maria Michelle Alegrett, Venezuela
“At the IELP I meet students from all over the world. In my Writing class alone there are students from Morocco, Mexico, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. I not only learn English in class, but also different cultures and lifestyles.”
Murat Civelek, Turkey
“Studying English in the IELP at Temple is an experience that changes your mind and your life forever.”
Elisa Malia, Spain
“Without taking reading and writing classes at the IELP, my English would not be what it is today. Each day I achieve more than I expected.”
Naif Al-Nabt,Saudi Arabia
“I have had a lot of good experiences in the IELP, especially classes that helped me improve my listening and speaking skills. Also I enjoyed meeting classmates who come from many different countries.”
Ora Aquarin, Indonesia
“I do believe studying in the IELP is better than the past language institute that I attended. While studying in the IELP, I had special experiences, like social networking. I also live with a host family. Living with my host family has shown me what American life is like.”
Yunchuan (Ving) Wu, China
Welcome to the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Temple University. Located on a beautiful campus in the historic city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, IELP offers English as a second language courses to non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their English language skills for the purpose of seeking a university degree in the United States, for employment reasons, or everyday life skills.
The teaching and administrative staff at IELP understands that each learner has specific language needs and therefore has developed many special programs to address those requests:
- For students interested in improving their basic language skills, the IELP offers small, year-round English classes for many proficiency levels. The program teaches all the language skills and gives students options for their elective and cultural education classes. One of the most popular elective courses available is Business English.
- International students who are preparing for university admission in the United States, are encouraged to enroll in Access Temple which requires a higher level of English proficiency and serves as a gateway into Temple University. These students will be able to simultaneously study in the Intensive English Language Program and take a credit-bearing Temple University course in an academic area of their choice.
- Teaching Assistants who are non-native speakers of English are encouraged to take advantage of the International Teaching Assistants (ITA) program which assesses and trains all international instructors who need to be certified in English prior to assuming classroom teaching responsibilities.
- Students enrolled in the IELP have the opportunity to take part in the Conversation Partners Program which connects IELP students with conversation partners from Temple. The program is known for quickly enhancing communicative competence and forging long-lasting friendships.
The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Temple University prides itself on its commitment to English learning, high standards for excellence among faculty and students, unique course selection, and the friendly atmosphere where all this happens.