Our school is located in the city centre of Philadelphia. It is a young, newly renovated school with a great atmosphere where you can make friends from all nationalities. The school has no cafeteria, however there is a refrigerator and microwave in the student lounge to keep your food cool and heat your own food, as well as many cafes and restaurants located in the vicinity of the school. The teachers will help you acquire the necessary skills so you can develop your English properly. In the evenings and in your free time, you can you sign up to extracurricular activities that the school organises.
Accreditation: the school is accredited by the Council for Continuing Education and Training.
A friendly and accessible city with magnificent history and culture.
World famous for being the city where the United States was founded, Philadelphia is the wedge of American history. Here the United States as a country was born after the declaration of independence, and it is home to the Revolution.
Usually it is a residential town, consisting of a wide variety of neighborhoods, each with their own traits and characteristics that differentiate them from others. Its streets are distributed following a perfect grid, guided by two main streets: Market St crosses the city from East to West, while Broad St does the same from North to South. This makes it very difficult to get lost. Philadelphia is also a renowned center of culture with its museums, galleries and historic monuments and is home to 10 major universities.
Throughout Philadelphia, you will find plenty of dance, comedy, jazz, rock and R & B clubs, as well as several bars with very specific styles.
The Old City is a cultural and culinary precinct with more than 100 restaurants offering all kinds of food, American and foreign. Spread over the streets you can find a variety of local customs, from sites specialising in regional cuisine to Italian, Cuban, Spanish, Chinese, English, Moroccan, Japanese or even Indian.
Other interesting places to eat are Chinatown and Chesnut Hill. You'll have to try the famous 'Philly Steak', a typical Philadelphia sandwich with meat and melted cheese.
Class in the morning or afternoon
The timetable in the morning is 08:45-12:00; The timetable in the afternoon is from 14:15-17:30
No VISA F1 is required
Ideal for those that want to spend their time studying and enjoying their free time visiting the city and sightseeing.
The general English course has a minimum duration of 2 weeks with 3 hours of English classes per day, 5 days a week. The rest of the time is for you to do what you like, other activities such as sightseeing, participating in social events at the school or staying with your new friends.
This is a combination of the standard course of 20 lessons per week + 7 structured study sessions: these sessions will help to reinforce what you have learnt and improve in the areas you need to the most, using books, language exercises online and interactive programmes.
Class in the morning and in the afternoon
F1 VISA is required
Ideal for those that want to make the most out of their stay studying in the academy in the mornings and afternoons.
The Semi-intensive English course focuses on 4 main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also learn vocabulary and grammar, how to speak in formal and informal discussions, interviews etc.
This course is a combination of the general 20 lesson course + 8 lessons of specific skills (including vocabulary, culture etc) and 7 lessons of structured studying which will help reinforce what you´ve learnt and improve the areas that need most practice - with the use of selected books, language exercises online and interactive programmes.
For this course, F1 visa is needed
Ideal for those that want to make the most out of their stay, studying in the academy in the mornings and afternoons.
The objective of this course is to reach fluency in English and learn grammar and vocabulary that can be used in daily conversations.
This course combines 28 lessons of exam preparation + 7 lessons of structured study.
F1 VISA is required
This course is ideal for students interested in getting their TOEFL. It is the most popular spoken and written English exam in North America.
The course will give you academic skills and a level of English that you need to be prepared for the exam. You will practice reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as practicing exam style questions and doing simulation tests. You will get used to the model of the exam and its structure, whilst practicing and improving your level.
The structure of the course is the same as the semi-intensive. The duration is 5/6 months and the objective of the course is to improve your level of English until you reach fluency.
Visa F1 required
Ideal for those looking for language immersion for 5-6 months
The structure of the course is the same as semi-intensive. They are 5-6 month courses, which have an objective of improving your level of English until you reach fluency.
Ideal for those that want to study an academic year abroad.
The duration of the course is 8 months. 32 weeks of the course + 3 week holiday. The course objective is to improve your level of English until you reach fluency. If you´re interested, you can combine general English classes with vocabulary classes and practice specific language skills to ensure your English reaches the highest level possible.
The school organises a varied plan of extra activities. You can sign up to whichever you prefer. Some activities are free, some you need to pay. Participating is an optimal way to make new friends and practice your English.
This list is just an example:
The school offers housing for students in a residence near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Living with other international and American students is a great way to practice your English in a relaxed atmosphere. The residence is a 30 minute walk from the school, and 15 minutes by public transprt.
It consists of blocks; each block has 10 single rooms, 2-4 bathrooms and a kitchen. All rooms are fully equipped.
Each room has a fridge, bathrooms are shared with other students. There is free Wifi connection in all bedrooms. There is also a computer room and a laundry.
Location: University of Pennsylvania
Check In: Saturday before 22:00
Check Out: Saturday before 11:00
Number of people who share the kitchen: 10 people
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single room
School distance: 30 minute walk
Deposit fee: No
Homestay accommodation is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. By sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations. Families don´t live in the center. This means that to get from the family home to the school, you will have to take public transport.
Families can be traditional families with or without children, or single parents. All host families are carefully selected to provide a safe and welcoming home environment.
Room Type: single or double room
School distance: 20 to 50 minutes by bus or walking
Phiiladelfia International Airport is located 11 km (7 miles) from the city center.
Trains, buses and minibuses will drop you at the door of your destination, and taxis connect the airport with the urban area.
The train ride takes about 20 minutes to the city centre.
There are bus connections to the train station (Amtrak's 30th Street Station) and the Greyhound bus station. There are several bus lines and some have a faster service with fewer stops.
Taxis operate 24 h
In the baggage claim area of each terminal you will find information on transportation (tel. (215) 937-6958)