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. 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.
Drexel ELC offers courses in academic English, Business English, TOEFL / IELTS Test Preparation, and an undergraduate conditional admission program. Courses are offered year-round for beginner to advanced level students.
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The Intensive English Program prepares students for academic study at an American university. The courses offered are designed to meet the academic, personal, and professional needs of students.
Academically qualified students that do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirement for undergraduate admission to Drexel University can receive conditional admission through Drexel International Gateway. Students improve their academic English skills while earning university credits!
Students that do not have the required TOEFL or IELTS score can receive conditional admission to a partner college / university through the Bridge Program. Conditional admission is available for undergraduate and graduate study. Students that complete the requirements of their conditional admission at Drexel ELC can begin full-time university study without having to take the TOEFL or IELTS test.
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Because different students prefer different lifestyles, several types of housing are available.
The English Language Center at Drexel University is located in one of the nation's first and largest cities -- Philadelphia! As the birthplace of America, the city offers opportunities to learn, play, and engage in American culture. Whether you're a sports fan, history buff, lover of the arts, or want to shop 'til you drop, there is something for everyone in Philadelphia. Because Drexel ELC is in a residential urban neighborhood minutes away from downtown's Center City District, you can easily explore the best the city has to offer. Philadelphia is also conveniently located between New York City and Washington, DC -- making it a prime and affordable location to study.
About Drexel University
Drexel University is one of America's 15 largest private universities, and has been ranked among the nation's Top 100 best universities for the past five years. Drexel is best known for starting one of the nation's largest and oldest cooperative-education programs. Through the Drexel Co-op program, students gain on-the-job training with employers worldwide while earning their degree. Visit drexel.edu for more information.
Drexel ELC Accreditation and Affiliations
The ELC has full accreditation from CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation). The ELC is a proud member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs), an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English Programs in the United States, and EnglishUSA (the American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promote professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs.
We look forward to welcoming you to the English Language Center at Drexel University! To learn more, review our programs and select the ones that interest you or apply now.
English Language Center
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