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Drexel University (DU) is a private research university, founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, USA. Drexel offers 70 full-time undergraduate programs and accelerated degrees. The English Language Centre at Drexel was created with the purpose to offer high quality English language support and instruction. The center makes available 1-week and 6-week Intensive English programs year round; an undergraduate foundation year program, which provides conditional admission into the university; TOEFL and IELTS preparation; and Global Business English Pre-MBA programs for university graduates and professionals. The English programs at the English Language centre strive to offer a well-rounded experience, and include weekly activities on the campus as well as an opportunity for language exchange between American and international students.

All Programs Available:
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Language Courses
    • Language Courses and Cultural Immersion Programs
    • English Language and Literature (in Language Schools)
Language of instruction


Type of school

Private University




229 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States, 19104


Commission on English Language Program, Accreditation (CEA), 4/02 - 4/07; member, University & College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and American Association of Intensive English.> programs (AAIEP)

More information about Academic Programs

Intensive English: Four 11-week terms per year, beginning in January, March, June, and September. Half-term (6-week) courses during the first or second half of each term. There are 6 levels of instruction. Testing is done at the start of each term. Small classes (10-12 average). Certificates are awarded at the end of full and half term. At least 18 class hours per week are required: 3 hours each morning of Speaking/Listening and Reading/Writing, plus one 3-hour afternoon Special Topic chosen from academic, language skills, business, cultural, or test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC) topics. Optional free grammar, pronunciation, and conversation classes. The Global Business English Pre-MBA Program (GLOBE) is designed for prospective and pre-MBA s tudents as well as business professionals. Participants must have a university degree and place into ELC level 4 or higher in both Speaking and Writing. Classes including The Language of Business Information, an integrated skills course focusing on business concepts and key vocabulary related to specific business topics. Other program features include MBA class observation, networking opportunities, lectures and workshops.

More information about Graduate Programs



$7,100 for a full term (11 weeks). Includes tuition ($3,125); estimated living expenses ($3600 for housing, food, books, health Insurance, and personal expenses); application fee ($75); and health insurance ($300).

Financial Aid

Allison Rose Fellowships - Scholarships awarded each term to two or three continuing full-time students. Allison Rose Fellows receive tuition remission of $1000 in exchange for office work at the ELC during the term.


Drexel World House (on campus) has shared rooms & baths plus kitchen, lounge, & laundry facilities; International House, a private residence near campus, offers single rooms with shared baths & kitchens; family homestays in nearby neighborhoods provide private rooms, breakfasts and three family style dinners a week.

Services and Activities

Access to Drexel University facilities - Library, gym & athletic facilities, computer labs, & language labs. Weekly activities program - historic sites, cultural events, shopping, sports events, recreational activities. Conversation Network - An opportunity to meet and talk with American students.

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