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Temple Center for American Language and Culture

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), English for Specific Purposes Programs, Summer Intensive English

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Learn English and experience American culture at one of the most diverse and highly ranked public universities in the U.S.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO STUDY ENGLISH?

  • To prepare for an American university?
  • To prepare for a graduate or professional degree?
  • To improve your resume in order to obtain a fulfilling job?
  • To acquire an understanding of American culture?
  • To enhance your everyday life?

If you answered yes to any of the reasons above, Temple University’s Center for American Language and Culture has a program to help you achieve your goals!

WHY TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CENTER for AMERICAN LANGUAGE and CULTURE?

Temple University (#46 Top Public Schools, U.S. News & World Report) and its Center for American Language and Culture attract students from all over the world to the historic city of Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. You can experience the city’s artistic and historic attractions as well as its many restaurants. You can also enjoy the excellent educational resources available at one of America’s top research universities and the many cultural experiences available on and near campus.

The Center’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP), founded in 1974, has a long tradition of helping students build their reading, writing and speaking skills in English, through seven-week sessions offered six times per year. The Center also offers a Conditional Admission Program for students with a TOEFL score below 79 who wish to enroll at Temple.

Whichever program you select, you will have the opportunity to participate in excursions to nearby destinations such as New York City; Washington, D.C.; the beach town of Ocean City, New Jersey; and the Pocono Mountains.

LOCATION

2.5km to downtown Philadelphia

150km to New York City

200km to Washington, D.C.

OUR PROGRAMS

IELP (7-week sessions)

Improve your English and your American cultural fluency in sessions that fit your schedule

  • Sessions available six times per year. Start when it’s convenient for you!
  • Courses in TOEFL preparation, American film & more
  • Take advantage of university facilities, conversation partners & excursions in the Philadelphia and surrounding region
  • Learn from caring and experienced ESL instructors who hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Second Language or a related field
  • Successful completion of Advanced 2 in the IELP meets the university language requirement for admission

conditional admission Program

Guarantee your spot in Temple’s undergraduate class upon successful completion of 1-2 semesters in Conditional Admission

  • 5.5 IELTS (65-83 TOEFL and 6.0 IELTS for students applying to the Fox School of Business)
  • For students who academically qualify for undergraduate admission, but have a 65-78 TOEFL
  • Earn credits that can be used toward your bachelor’s degree
  • Courses in English for Business; English for STEM; English for Liberal Arts & Arts; and Academic Presentation Skills
  • No further TOEFL or IELTS testing required to gain admission!
  • Conditional admission also available to academically qualified students with no language test scores.  Length of time varies based on placement into the program

Special Programs

  • EducationUSA Academy at Temple University (for high school students)
  • American Culture at Temple (ACT)
  • 4-Week Super-Intensive English
  • Graduate Academic English (GAE)

HOUSING

We offer flexible housing for students in short-term programs, featuring fully-furnished apartment suites and no obligation to sign a full-year’s lease. Students may also take advantage of homestay, the opportunity to live and practice their English every day with an American family. Students can also choose to live in off-campus student apartments near Temple University or in another one of Philadelphia’s vibrant neighborhoods.

COST

Please visit tcalc.temple.edu to find up-to-date pricing of our programs and living expenses.
 

Interview

Carmen Olivero from Venezuela studied English in the Center's Intensive English Language Program and International Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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Temple Center for American Language and Culture
1415 N. Broad Street
Leon H. Sullivan Building, Suite 229
Philadelphia PA 19122
P: 215.204.7899


Temple University Center for American Language and Culture - Mailing Address
1801 N. Broad St.
Conwell Hall, Suite 403
Philadelphia PA 19122
P: 215.204.9567
Summer
  • Bridge Programs
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Special programs
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Teaching English Language
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
  • University Transfer
English Programs
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Postgraduates
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English for Young Learners (ages 10-17)
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
Certificate/Short Term
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Special programs
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Teaching English Language
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
  • University Transfer
Masters
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation

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