Improve your English skills, interact with students from around the globe and learn about the U.S. in IELP at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The IELP will help you
greatly improve your English skills.
enroll in an American university.
get a job that requires English proficiency.
experience the U.S.
meet new friends from around the world.
Whether you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced English speaker, IELP has courses that fit your needs.
Classes are offered in writing, reading, speaking and listening, all of which include instruction in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. You will also choose an enrichment class that will improve your skills in specific areas and a short course focused on culture.
If you have completed your high school studies, you are eligible to attend.
No English test scores are required for admission. When you arrive, your English will be evaluated so you are placed in an appropriate class level.
Temple’s IELP offers 12 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced allowing you to move up in the program until you reach the IELP's highest academic level.
Reading: Improve your reading speed and comprehension and prepare for the amount of reading you will be expected to do at a university.
Writing: Learn academic writing and receive targeted feedback as you practice it.
Listening and speaking: Focus on fluency, pronunciation and vocabulary development. Advanced listening and speaking classes will teach you about listening to lectures and developing formal presentation skills.
Enrichment classes: Develop specific English skills through reading and listening comprehension classes; presentation and writing workshops; TOEFL preparation; English for business or the sciences; and grammar, spelling, vocabulary and pronunciation classes.
- Short courses: Focus on developing fluency in English and cultural understanding. You will use your English skills in courses such as Conversation Skills, American TV, Current Events, Tours of Temple University, Discover Philadelphia, Chatting with Americans and English in Action.
|Session||Application Deadline*||Orientation Dates||Class Dates|
|2017 Spring I||December 2, 2016||January 4 - 6, 2017||January 9 - February 24, 2017|
|2017 Spring II||February 6, 2017||March 7 - 10, 2017||March 13 - April 28, 2017|
|2017 Summer I||April 7, 2017||May 9 - 12, 2017||May 15 - June 30, 2017|
|2017 Summer II||June 2, 2017||July 3 - 7, 2017||July 10 - August 25, 2017|
|2017 Fall I||July 28, 2017||August 28 - 31, 2017||September 5 - October 20, 2017|
|2017 Fall II||September 22, 2017||October 23 - 27, 2017||October 30 - December 15, 2017|
*Applications are due 5 days before the start of a session if you are already in the U.S. on a valid visa. Submit a paper application. The online application closes 30 days prior to the beginning of each session.
2016-2017 Academic Year
Enroll for more than one session and receive a 5% discount on your tuition.
|Item Name||1 Session (7 Weeks)||2 Sessions (14 Weeks)||4 Sessions (28 Weeks)|
All amounts are shown in U.S. dollars. You may find amounts in your currency by using an online currency converter. Students need to pay a non-refundable $100 application fee with their application. Cash will not be accepted as payment for application fees. A late fee of $100.00 will be charged to any student who pays after the Friday of registration week.
Find details about the IELP Refund Policy, here.
In addition to language school costs, students will need to pay for their living expenses. Please see the list below for an estimate of common living expenses for students per seven-week session. All F-1 students must have medical insurance. IELP offers HTH medical insurance for students to purchase. Medical insurance costs depend on age and weeks of coverage.
- Health insurance: $250
- Housing: $1,500
- Food: $1,000
- Textbooks: $80
- Transportation: $125
Apply online in English:
For assistance, follow these step-by-step instructions.
Apply online in your own language:
Apply with a paper application:
Submit the following documents
Temple University Intensive English Language Program
1700 N. Broad St., Suite 209
Philadelphia, PA 19121
*Application fee must be mailed separately.