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Temple University

Center for American Language and Culture (TCALC) [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]


  • Temple University's Center for American Language and Culture has offered
    intensive English language and culture programs for non-native speakers since
  • Conditional admission to Temple University offered for qualified students. Scholarships are available. Please contact the school for eligibility requirements.
  • It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the U.S. east
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public University
      Establishment : 1974
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / MSCHE
      Enrollment : 350
      Average Class Size : 16
      Airport Pickup : Student Arranged
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • At the Temple Center of American Language and Culture (TCALC), you will find
      that you, the student, are at the center of everything we do. Whether you want
      to improve your English language skills for career purposes, gain admission to a
      degree program, or enhance your knowledge of U.S. culture, TCALC can help you
      reach your goals.

      Based in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly and Sisterly love, we at TCALC take
      pride in our supportive and caring environment. From the application process to
      arrival, from your advising sessions to your farewell event, our Temple
      international family will work together to guide you through your student

      Discover all TCALC has to offer and become an integral part of the Temple
      University community.

      We hope to see you soon!

      Jackie McCafferty
      Center for American Language and Culture
      Temple University
    • Temple University
      Center for American Language and Culture

      1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 303
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19122  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (215) 204-7899
      FAX: +1 (215) 204-7899
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 16 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 10 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 7,14,21,28 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Graduate
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2024
      7 WEEKS:
      8/26 - 10/11
      Apply by 7/23

    • Costs
      US$ 100
      TUITION FEE (2023 - 2024)
      7 WEEKS US$ 3,846
      14 WEEKS US$ 7,692
      21 WEEKS US$ 11,538
      28 WEEKS US$ 15,384
      7-28 WEEKS N/A N/A Contact the School
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged
      Health Insurance
      US$ 250 (For F1 Visa Students ONLY)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Location
      Temple University
      Center for American Language and Culture

      1938 Liacouras Walk, Suite 303 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19122  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Philadelphia International Airport:
      Temple University Main Campus is located approximately 20 minutes away Philadelphia International Airport. Students can get to campus via SEPTA Regional Rail/Train, taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.6
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.8
      Activities and Social Life: 4.6
      Accommodation: 2.5


    • There are 8 reviews for this school

    • Philomene Bado Kanzame
      [ West Africa, Burkina Faso, Age 50, Female ]
      2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      IELP Experience
      At IELP, I learned more than English. I learned American culture and language. I was not just a student, but a member of the IELP family. It was wonderful to see how, people who didn't know each other before, help each other to move forward together. This environment promotes good academic results. I like the new name: Temple Center for American Language and Culture.
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      [ Kuwait City, Kuwait, Age 18, Female ]
      2 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      Nice Experience
      Studying at the IELP was a nice experience and it helped me to overcome 'culture shock' and the homesickness. People at IELP from employees, students workers, to teachers were all so friendly, Moreover, the weekly trips and events were so much fun. I felt that they taught me how to live in the US.
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      A Former Student
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Age 19, Male ]

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.

    • Pil Joo Kim
      [ 세종, 대한민국, Age 57, Female ]
      Intensive Language English Program
      학교가 도심지에 위치에 있어 교통이 편리하고 필라델피아 도시를 가장 가깝게 느낄 수 있었음. 전체적인 선생님의 자질이 높은 편이며, 열성적임. 다만 학습 단계에 따라 학습 인원이 집중되는 반이 있어 집중도가 떨어지는 경향이 있었음.

      Adriana López
      [ Ciudad de México, México, Age 36, Female ]
      Una gran experiencia
      Una gran experiencia

      [ Madrid, España, Age 22, Male ]
      3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
      Recomiendo este programa a todo el que quiera venir. Hay estudiantes de todo el mundo, los profesores están muy formados y el ambiente en la universidad es muy bueno. Mi experiencia aquí ha sido excelente.

      [ Seoul, South Korea ]

      Estudiante Anterior
      [ Cartagena, Colombia, Age 36, Female ]
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