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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? 

  • Year round Intensive English programs with 10-week and 5-week terms
  • Drexel International Gateway, an undergraduate foundation year program for conditional admission to Drexel University
  • Weekly activities on the Drexel campus and in or around the city of Philadelphia
  • Allison Rose Scholarship opportunities for continuing students
  • Conversation Network, an opportunity for language exchange between American and international students
  • A variety of housing options including student residences and homestay
  • Communications courses for medical professionals
  • Business English Programs when offered

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 the residential urban neighborhood of University City near many restaurants, cafes and public transportation options and 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 test for language level before the start of your program
  • An orientation program before classes start
  • Certificates for successful completion of each full or half term.
  • Leadership training opportunities
  • Visa counseling
  • Graduate and undergraduate admission advising for university study in the U.S.