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ELS Language Centers, Philadelphia

St. Joseph's University [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL
  • Graduates of ELS Level 112 earn 3 academic credits to be applied to their undergraduate or graduate degree at Saint Joseph’s University
  • Enjoy living in lovely Philadelphia, the “Birthplace of America” and home to historical sites and cultural attractions
  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Founded in 1961, ELS Language Centers is a group of private language schools that help millions of students from more than 140 countries significantly improve their English skills in the shortest time possible and prepare them for academic study at an American college or university. With more than 60 ELS locations available across 25 U.S. states, students are exposed to different cross-cultural ideas and influences that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding. Learning from native speaking instructors, students study from a well-developed curriculum designed to enhance their fluency and accuracy and hone their skills in the areas of structure/speaking, conversation, and reading/writing. Students also select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their individual interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation, U.S. Culture, and Listening & Note Taking. As an added feature, more than 550 American colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL in order to admit students to their undergraduate degree programs. ELS Language Centers is a proud member of AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1961
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available From School
      Internet Access : At School
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • ELS Language Centers
      Central Admissions Office

      400 Alexander Park
      Princeton, NJ  08540  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (609) 750-3547
      FAX: +1 (609) 750-3599
      E-mail: admissions@els.com
      Website: http://www.els.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The ELS Center at Saint Joseph’s University has hosted thousands of students from more than 40 countries around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to ELS from Asia, including Korea (35%), Japan (18%), and Taiwan (7%). Students also come from countries in Latin America (20%), Europe (7%), the Middle East (8%), and other countries worldwide.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • ELS instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of ELS instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • ELS provides students with the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. ELS also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience American culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The ELS Language Center on the Saint Joseph’s University campus is located on the edge of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a celebrated and lovely city recognized as the “Birthplace of America.” Regarded as one of the nation's most historic cities, Philadelphia was the United States capital from 1790-1800 and is the location where the Declaration of Independence was signed. As the 5th largest city in the United States with a total population of 1.8 million people, Philadelphia (commonly called “Philly”) offers its visitors and residents cultural attractions such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, 50 museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest in the United States. The downtown area’s Penn’s Landing is the perfect sightseeing spot situated on the waterfront for visitors to explore the Independence Seaport Museum, take the RiverLink Ferry to the New Jersey Aquarium, or enjoy the summer music series during the warm summer months. Throughout the year, sports lovers can cheer on Philadelphia's professional sports teams, including the Phillies (baseball), the Eagles (football), the 76ers (basketball) and the Flyers (hockey). The location of this historic city offers a temperate climate and four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn in Philadelphia are sunny and especially pleasant because of the warm winds off the Atlantic Ocean. The Amtrak train station is a short walk from the University campus and provides easy and affordable travel to New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and Boston.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, Saint Joseph’s University is a nationally recognized Jesuit Catholic institution that, for more than 150 years, has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, deepens understanding, expands knowledge, and develops moral and spiritual character. Home to 3,900 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate, part-time and doctoral students, Saint Joseph’s upholds the Jesuit tradition of “cura personalis” – care for the entire person – through the university’s rigorous academic experience, its spiritual campus, and its focus on the common good. Students are offered 40 undergraduate majors, 52 graduate study areas, 20 study abroad programs, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership within the university’s five colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences; the Erivan K. Haub School of Business; University College; Graduate Arts & Sciences; and Graduate Business. Outside of the classroom, students are active within the campus community, especially among the over 70 student clubs and organizations, including: the political action club; the French, Spanish and German clubs; volleyball, skiing, men and women rugby, and ice hockey teams; jazz band; the WSJR student-run radio station; or Habitat for Humanity. Students are avid fans of their sports team, The Hawks, and are always present to loudly cheer on the 20 varsity men and women teams competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Students may earn up to 3 university credits to be applied to their undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph’s University upon completion of the Intensive English program. Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certificate of English in place of the TOEFL test.
  • Courses
    • ELS Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • About This Course
    • The ELS Intensive English Program (IEP) program gives students the opportunity to focus on the academic skills needed to succeed at the university level. IEP is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in IEP receive 30 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      In addition to all that is included in ELS’ General English program, IEP students will also be able to receive free university counseling while studying and apply for conditional admission to any of ELS’ 650+ partner universities. IEP is offered at 12 levels of instruction with Level 101 being the most elementary level and Level 112 being the most advanced. All students who complete the EAP program at Level 112 will receive a Certificate of Completion which is accepted as official proof of English proficiency at more than 650 colleges and universities. Upon arriving at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve each student’s academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; Conversation; and Reading/Writing. IEP students benefit from morning classes that are designed to build a foundation for communication skills. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in ELS’ Language Technology Center to develop their skills. Afternoon classes for IEP students are focused on improving Reading and Writing skills. Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.

      More than 650+ American colleges and universities partner with ELS Language Centers. All IEP students will receive an academic transcript and one free conditional application to any of these host institutions.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,984
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,968
      12 WEEKS US$ 5,640
      16 WEEKS US$ 7,520
      20 WEEKS US$ 8,920
      24 WEEKS US$ 10,704
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 - 24 WEEKS US$ 1,260 Per Month US$ 1,492 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Philadelphia International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Semi-Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Semi-Intensive English Program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in the program attend classes during the morning only and receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The Semi-Intensive Program is offered at 12 levels of instruction; Level 101 is the most elementary level while Level 112 is the most advanced. Upon their arrival at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to hone students’ academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; and Conversation. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in the Multi-Media Lab (MML) to develop their skills using leading technology. Elective courses are also part of the curriculum for intermediate and advanced-level students to allow them to study topics pertinent to their interests while building their core language skills. The most popular elective courses offered are: TOEIC and TOEFL Preparation; American Film; U.S. Culture; Current Events; Grammar Review; and Listening & Note Taking.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 -15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/12/06
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,520
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,040
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,332
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,776
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,840
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,208
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-24 WEEKS US$ 1,260 Per Month US$ 1,492 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Philadelphia International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay housing fees include meals.
    • American Explorer

    • About This Course
    • The American Explorer Program (AEP) is a part-time study vacation option offered year-round with sessions beginning every two weeks. The program is suitable for students who want to enjoy a short vacation in the United States and study English part-time. It is also ideal for students who are visiting the USA for the very first time, and want to travel and do sightseeing as much as possible. American Explorer Program participants take 15 lessons per week and usually have a tourist visa or come under the Visa Waiver Program. Be sure to contact the school’s admissions staff if you have any questions.

      The AEP Program is recreational and cultural in nature and is offered at 12 levels of instruction from Beginning to Masters with four weeks of instruction per level. Three morning lessons are offered per day and afternoons are free for recreation and relaxation. Students attending this program may also participate in the evening and weekend social activities that are available at all ELS Language Centers. Upon arriving at their school, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve English skills in the fundamental areas of Structure, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Technology plays an important role in English language studies and all American Explorer students have access to ELS Language Technology Centers (LTC). LTC centers provide computer access for a wide range of English learning activities such as CD and DVD-based programs, language learning software and internet access. In the LTC, students work through goals outlined in their Individualized Learning Plans. Students who wish to emphasize English study during their time abroad and study full-time should consider choosing either the Intensive or Semi-Intensive English Programs also offered at ELS Language Centers.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: No Student Visa Required
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay

    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,456
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,912
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,140
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-12 WEEKS US$ 1,260 Per Month US$ 1,492 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Philadelphia International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Location
      ELS Language Centers, Philadelphia
      Saint Joseph’s University

      5414 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19131  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Philadelphia International Airport:
      ELS Language Centers arrange airport pick-up service that costs US$150 and brings students directly to the Saint Joseph’s University campus in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 3.7

      4.2

    • There are 4 reviews for this school

    • Giulia Grazzini
      [ Rome, Italy, Female ]
      Perfectly organized school
      I’m really proud of my choice of ELS Philadelphia. I can’t imagine another way to improve my English than the and the well prepared teachers. The staff is always available for any requests, to encourage you and help students achieve their academic or professional goals. The whole atmosphere you are surrounded by lets everyone feel comfortable. Another reason why I’m really satisfied with my studies is the amenities the campus offers. I enjoyed not only the efficient library and the up-to-date gym, but also the trips to the close towns of New York, Washington and Boston. In short, this campus location is strategic to study, travel and experience the typical American lifestyle.
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      Ahmed Alamoudi
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      Now I can speak fluently
      When I first came to ELS, I didn't think that I will be ready to start my upper studies in such a short period of time. After 9 months of studying at ELS, I didn't just finish level 112, but also got I high score at the TOEFL exam because of the English program at ELS. Now I can speak fluently, read novels, and write many kinds of articles and researches. ELS made my dream comes true. Thank you ELS for everything that you has been giving to us.
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    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      Vicente Martinez
      [ Santo Domingo, Republica Domincana, Age 36, Male ]
      3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      Asistencia del Personal
      ELS cuenta con un personal calificado con la disponibilidad de ayudarte y orientarte siempre, los profesores se integran con vocacion y hacen que las clases sean dinamicas y eficientes, el personal de administracion esta siempre en la disposicion de ayudar.

      Mi experiencia fue grandiosa y me ha ayudado bastante en lo personal y profesional


      Gianni Anelli
      [ Antofagasta, Chile, Age 19, Male ]
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      La Elección Correcta
      Esta desición que estas por tomar, podría abrirte a un mundo nuevo, a un mundo donde te encontrarás aprendiendo inglés de una muy grata forma y a un excelente nivel de enseñanza junto a compañeros de todo el mundo con lo que podrás poner en practica lo aprendido.
      Grand ambiente, gran viaje, gran experiencia.
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