ESL Program

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The Philadelphia Center
Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

Jae Lee
Administrative Assistant
Philadelphia Center

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027
   215.635.4737 or
   888.258.3764
   jae.lee@alvernia.edu

Alvernia University
Philadelphia Center

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027
   215.635.4734 or
   888.258.3764 X7
   philadelphia@alvernia.edu

   Office Hours:
   Mon - Thur 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
   Fri - Appointment only
   Sat 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Two Distinct Programs

The English Language Program at Alvernia University Philadelphia Center offers two distinct tracks in which students can pursue their professional and personal goals. Semesters are 14 weeks in length and are offered three times a year.

Intensive English Program

 - Focus is on academic preparation for study in a U.S. university setting
 - Classes meet four days a week
 - Six levels of intensive language instruction:
         - Beginner
         - Low Intermediate
         - Intermediate
         - High Intermediate
         - Advanced
         - High Advanced
 - Courses include:
         - Reading
         - Writing
         - Grammar
         - Listening and Speaking
         - TOEFL Preparation at levels 5 and 6

ESL Program

 - Focus is on language development and acculturation
 - Classes meet four evenings a week
 - Classes are multi-level
 - Courses include:
         - Reading and Writing
         - Grammar
         - Listening and Speaking
         - U.S. History and Culture