ELS LANGUAGE CENTER
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

  • Saint Joseph's University

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  • Location

    600 S. 43rd St, Whitecar Hall
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 19104

  • IELTS Testing Center

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About This Center

Centrally located, adjacent to downtown Philadelphia on the stunning, University City campus of Saint Joseph’s University, English Language Center Philadelphia is located in the fifth-largest city in the country. Popular for its historical sites, the city attracts nearly 40 million visitors per year.

Using the city’s extensive public transportation system, students can enjoy Philadelphia’s culture, iconic sights, professional sports, dining, shopping, and entertainment. When students are not studying English courses in Philadelphia, they can visit tourist attractions, historical sights, food markets, bars, and artistic and cultural attractions.

Minimum Age: 17

Learn English at Saint Joseph’s University

The nationally recognized private Saint Joseph’s University offers more than 40 academic majors, including some top ranked programs such as Marketing. ELS students have complete access to the campus facilities, which include both academic and non-academic offerings. Whether it’s using the modern computer labs for extra studying or going for a swim in the indoor pool, this institution offers it all.

Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Saint Joseph’s University, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.

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IELTS Testing Available

This location is an IELTS testing center and offers computer-based testing. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.

Learn more or book an IELTS test

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ELS Philadelphia | Saint Joseph’s University - University City Campus Facilities

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  • Basketball court
  • Indoor Track
  • Cafeteria
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Computer lab
  • Fee for parking at University
  • Fitness center
  • Gymnasium
  • J.W. England Library
  • Student Health Center
  • Wi-Fi

English Language Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Housing Options

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Living & Learning Commons

The Living & Learning Commons, or LLC, is a 426-bed, mixed-use residence hall located on SJU’s University City location. It features double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, laundry, lounge and study spaces on each floor, Residence Life staff apartments and offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, retail spaces, TV and game rooms, and an open-air plaza. The LLC also incorporates numerous sustainable design features which earned a Green Globe rating. American students live in the same building.

Cost per Week: $375

Occupancy: Double room

Meal Credits: No meals included. A full kitchen with a stove is available.

Minimum Age: 17

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Great Things to See and Do in Philadelphia

 

Old City: This historically-significant section of the city is home to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin’s workspace, and more.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: This museum features the work of late 19th- and early 20th-century artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, Picasso, and Rodin.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum: This unique and innovative museum houses the world’s largest artificial heart.

English Classes and Courses in Philadelphia

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM PHILADELPHIA

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AMERICAN EXPLORER PHILADELPHIA

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SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM PHILADELPHIA

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Small Group Business English Lesson

BUSINESS ENGLISH PHILADELPHIA

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TESTING AND TESTING PREPARATORY COURSES PHILADELPHIA

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