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About the English Language Center

The mission of the Drexel University English Language Center is:

  1. to provide the highest quality English language instruction and support services to English language learners;
  2. to promote the practice and scholarship of English language teaching in an environment of integrity and respect;
  3. to provide leadership in the areas of intercultural understanding and global cooperation; and
  4. to support the mission of Drexel University in preparing and supporting international students to participate fully in the university community.

Why is Drexel ELC a great place to study English? 

  • 11-week and 6-week Intensive English programs year round
  • Global Business English Pre-MBA programs for university graduates and professionals
  • Drexel International Gateway, an undergraduate foundation year program for conditional admission to Drexel University
  • American Cultural Connections ™ including weekly activities on the Drexel campus and in or around the city of Philadelphia
  • Scholarship opportunities for continuing students
  • Conversation Network, an opportunity for language exchange between American and international students
  • On-campus dormitory, student residence, and homestay accommodations
  • TOEFL preparation
  • IELTS testing and test preparation
  • Communications courses for medical professionals

We are located

  • In the vibrant, exciting city of Philadelphia
  • 2 hours by car from mountains, seashore, New York City, and Washington DC
  • On the campus of Drexel University
  • In a safe, residential urban neighborhood, 10 minutes from downtown Center City “Philly”

You’ll get

  • Small classes so you get personal attention
  • Instructors with advanced degrees and years of teaching experience
  • Placement tests for Speaking and Writing levels at the start of each term
  • An orientation program before classes start
  • Certificates for successful completion of each full or half term.
  • Innovative classroom technology and an interactive, multi-media language lab
  • Leadership training opportunities
  • Visa counseling
  • Academic advising for graduate and undergraduate university study in the U.S.