English Language Academy

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The English Language Academy is an intensive English language program for students who have completed high school. Here you can find professional instruction for academic Writing, Grammar, Reading, and Oral Communication. The curriculum also includes learning about American culture.

The ELA is ideal for non-native English speakers who want to improve their English skills for college or work. Our classes are separated into levels that are based on a placement test given during our new student orientation.

There are several start dates offered throughout the year for students seeking full- and part-time education. Additionally, housing is available for any students who wish to live on campus.

All students with F-1 visas are required to attend class full-time. Students who do not have F-1 visas may attend part-time, if their visa status allows part-time study. The English Language Academy does not offer admission to B-1/B-2 visa holders.

Students who have completed all Advanced Level courses in the English Language Academy are eligible to be admitted to Harcum College’s academic programs. 
 

Dates & Prices

Testing and class registration will occur on the Thursday and Friday prior to the start of term. Student Accounts will bill each student for tuition and fees due.

2017-2018
Full-time Student Fees

 Full Session
(15 Weeks)
Half Session
(8 weeks)

$5,775 (15 weeks)

$3,105 (8 weeks)

Summer 2017 (10 weeks): May 15 - July 25
Fall 2017: August 28 - December 16
Spring 2018: January 17 - May 5
Summer 2017: n/a
Fall 2017: August 30 - October 21
Spring 2018: January 15 - March 16

*8 week session available only to non F-1 visa holders. F-1 students must take the 15-week session unless specific permission is granted by the ELA Director.

2017-2018
Part-time Student Fees

Full Session
(15 weeks)
Half Session
(8 weeks)
Writing (7.5 hours/week)
$1,785
$960
Grammar (7.5 hours/week)
$1,500
$800
Oral Communication (3 hours/week)
$1,000
$545
Reading (3 hours/week)
$1,785
$960

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Campus Life
The Harcum College campus is an active place where students have many chances to be involved in cultural events, the arts, lectures, social activities, student organizations, sports, and special activities designed to welcome and support international students.

The campus is close to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. Plus, public transportation makes it easy to get to these places, so a car and driver’s license are not necessary.