Why Temple?

 The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) located at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers english language programs in an urban setting.

Students from around the world come to Temple University in Philadelphia for many reasons.  


Benefit from living in Philadelphia, an exciting city filled with world-class art, culture, restaurants and more. Explore a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own personality and attractions. Philadelphia is also close to New York City and Washington, D.C.  

Outstanding Value

Temple Center for American Language and Culture is reasonably priced and is located in an affordable city. Our program also has rent agreements with local apartment complexes.

Student Experience

Temple University is home to more than 3,000 international students from 110 countries. Meet and become friends with students from many different backgrounds, from all over the world. Temple is a place of ideas and diverse experiences.

Join the Center for the many activities, events and excursions that will help you meet people, experience the U.S. and improve your English. Conversation partners, trips to nearby cities, Temple basketball and football games, picnics, and much more are available to you when you become a part of the program.

Excellent Facilities

As a student in the Center, you will have access to all of the many services and facilities that Temple University offers, such as

  • a state-of-the-art TECH Center that is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. It includes 700 computers, study rooms, social areas and much more.  

  • an indoor track, fitness equipment, racquetball courts and exercise classes.

  • an extensive library system available to all Temple students. 

  • computer services support to help you with your technology questions.