Temple University
Intensive English Language Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Cost of Attendance

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

WHY TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S IELP?

Temple University (#115 Best Colleges, 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: America’s first World Heritage City. 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- or 14- week sessions offered year-round. The IELP also offers Access Temple for students admitted conditionally to Temple and Special 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.

LOCATION

2.5km to Center City Philadelphia

150km to New York City

200km to Washington, D.C.

OUR PROGRAMS

IELP (7- or 14- week sessions)

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

  • Sessions available all year long
  • 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
  • Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

HOUSING

Students in Temple’s IELP are responsible for their own housing (except for select Special Programs), but our staff is happy to help you find the right fit. We recommend students take advantage of homestay, the opportunity to live and practice your 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 ielp.temple.edu to find up-to-date pricing of our programs and living expenses.

 

Interviews

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 University
Intensive English Language Program

1700 N. Broad Street
Suite 209
Philadelphia PA 19122
P: 215.204.7899

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