Temple Center for American Language and Culture - Temple Center for American Language and Culture - Study in the USA Philadelphia PA

Temple Center for American Language and Culture

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

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

  • Setting


  • 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.


  • 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 Intensive English Language Program (IELP) has a program to help you achieve your goals!


Temple University (#53 Top Public Schools, U.S. News & World Report) and its Intensive English Language Program (IELP) 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.

Temple’s 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 IELP also offers Access Temple for students admitted conditionally to Temple and Short-Term Programs.

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.


2.5km to downtown Philadelphia

150km to New York City

200km to Washington, D.C.


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 & IELP excursions
  • 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

Access Temple for conditionally admitted students

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

  • 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!

Provisional admission is available for students with TOEFL below 65 or an IELTS below 5.5

Special Programs

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


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.


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


Carmen Olivero from Venezuela is a freshman studying English in the 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
  • 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
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation

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