Drexel University English Language Center

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Basic Information

Address: 229 N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number(s): (215) 895-2022
Fax Number(s): (215) 895-6775
Director: Rehab (Rubie) Ghazal; PhD Education Administration, MA Teaching English as a Second Language, BA Applied Linguistics

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Additional Information

Ages: 16 +
Programs:

Intensive English Program
International Gateway Program
University Preparation (UPREP)
Drexel Graduate Preparation Program
Drexel International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Program

School Setting:

Residential Urban

School Schedule (Hours in a Day): 3 to 6 hours per day depending on the program
Community:

Residential Urban

School Size: Approximately 220 per year
Classroom Size: 12 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Tuition:

Tuition: 2020-2021 Academic Year International Gateway Program 9 Month • Application Fee: $50 • Tuition: $28,495 • Fees: $3,350 • Room and Board: $15,375 (estimate of off-campus housing rates) 12 Month • Application Fee: $50 • Tuition: $38,248 • Fees: $4,200 • Room and Board: $20,500 (estimate of off-campus housing rates) Intensive English Program Half Term • Application Fee: $50 • Tuition: $3,215 • University Fee: $150 • Health Insurance (estimate): $335 • Room and Board: $2,400 (estimate of off-campus housing rates) Full Term • Application Fee: $50 • Tuition: $5,355 • University Fee: $150 • Health Insurance (estimate): $560 • Room and Board: $4,000 (estimate of off-campus housing rates)

Financial Aid:

None

Languages used as a Medium of Teaching: English
Credit Available: Depending on the program
Course Levels: Courses 1-6
Experience Required:

None

Percentage of Graduating Class: 90%
Parking Space/Availability:

Permit parking; street parking

Support Services:

Tutoring, OED Accommodations

Computer Capabilities:

NA

Housing/Accommodations:

Right at Home Homestay

  • A homestay allows you to experience American culture in the safety and comfort of an American home. It also provides excellent opportunities to practice English conversation. By sharing everyday life with your host family, a homestay becomes much more than just renting a room in a home. It becomes a place where you feel "right at home".

Student.com

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Admissions Requirements:

Admissions Requirements:
Intensive English Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old when your term of study begins
  • You must purchase health insurance from Drexel ELC during your studies or show proof of insurance
  • Applicants for the following courses must place into ELC intermediate or advanced Speaking and Writing levels: TOEFL Test Preparation and IELTS Test Preparation
  • Applicants for the following courses must place into ELC advanced Speaking and Writing levels: Global Business English (GLOBE), STEM, and Media & Design

International Gateway Requirements

  • You must be academically qualified for admission to Drexel University
  • Must have TOEFL 53-78+ or IELTS 5.0-6.0+
Admissions Deadline:

Admissions Deadline: Varies depending on the program

Mission Statement:

Mission Statement:

  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.
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Philosophy/ Belief Statement: The ELC encourages intercultural understanding, provides support and guidance for issues outside of the classroom, and builds students' confidence to adapt to university life and American culture.

School History:

School History: The English Language Center (ELC) at Drexel University was established in 1989 to provide students from around the world with outstanding English language instruction for academic, professional or personal success.

Testimonials:

Testimonials:
"It's not easy for an international student to acquire new knowledge in a new environment without help. Luckily, I have obtained many things which have exceeded my expectation. Living in a dynamic city, studying in a professional environment, making new friends from all over the world, and being respected by the teachers is the amazing feature for me. Drexel University is a perfect choice for me, especially the ELC which is a helpful English center you will never forget. Thanks to the devotion and the inspiration of the teaching staff, I have had a perfect chance to master English like a native American and to be a great man learning about life from lectures given by wonderful teachers." - Nguyen Khai Duong, Vietnam; Intensive English Program

"My friend studied here and she told me that Drexel ELC was a great place to study English. The teachers here are wonderful, they teach you many useful skills in the academic English learning. By the way, Philly is a good place to live. I love the museums here!" - Peiran Lu, China; Intensive English Program

Additional School Information:

Drexel ELC is located on the campus of Drexel University, in a safe residential area near the heart of beautiful, historic Philadelphia. The city lies on the East Coast of the U.S, about 2 hours by car from mountains, seashore, New York City, and Washington, DC. Philly offers many cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities. It was the first capital of the U.S. and is now the country’s fifth-largest city.