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University of Pennsylvania

English Language Programs

Study English at an Ivy League University

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One of the top programs in the U.S., the University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs (ELP) offers Academic English, Business English, and General English to 2,000 students from 35 countries each year. As part of the university community, the ELP opens the door for students to study English at a top-ranked U.S. university.

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BOSTON 5 hrs.

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is one of the 8 Ivy League universities. NEW YORK 1.25 hrs.

#5

US university — ­ US News & World Report, 2012

philadelphia

#1

Business school, Wharton —US News & World Report, 2012

23,500+

students, 4,000+ international students 2

W A S H I N G T O N , D.C . 1.5 hrs.

Centrally located, Philadelphia is only hours away from all major east coast U.S. cities, and accessible by all major modes of transit.

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A Cultural Scene

An Exciting Nightlife

An Active Outdoor Life

Gourmet Restaurants and Ethnic Food 3


Program Overview Intensive Program page 07

Summer English Institute page 09

University Connection     & University Connection Plus page 10

Business Intensive Program page 12

International Business Communication Program page 14

Summer Institute for International Business Students page 16

Length of Program

7 weeks

4 weeks

7 weeks

7 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks

Type of English study

General with academic & business options

Content-based

Academic & university admissions

General business

Professional

Pre-MBA

English level and requirements

All levels

Intermediateadvanced

Intermediateadvanced

High intermediateadvanced

Student Services and Resources page 19

Accommodations page 20

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Custom Programs are available for organizations that have specific needs. These high-impact programs can be delivered internationally at the client’s site or on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia. Contact the ELP for additional information.

High intermediateadvanced + 2 years work experience

Advanced + 2 years work experience or MBA acceptance

Partial Client List Banco Bradesco Fulbright Commission Samsung Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Toyota Corporation Universidad del Norte

Benefits of Studying at Penn’s ELP Penn’s ELP provides students with resources that uniquely prepare them for academic and business experiences.

Well-equipped university classrooms

Immersion in the language and culture of the U.S.

Exposure to the U.S. university system

Small class sizes (average of 8–14 students)

Cross-cultural exchange with Penn students

Experienced Faculty All full-time instructors hold Master’s or PhD degrees in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Applied Linguistics and have extensive teaching experience. ELP instructors also have specific areas of expertise, such as business, science, academic preparation, and university admissions. Active in international organizations, they research, publish, and regularly present at professional conferences.

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“The strength of Penn ELP is the outstanding instructors, who are professional and supportive academically and personally. I learned so much and achieved my goal of getting into a top graduate school and improving English skills for my career.” — Glaucia M., Brazil

Intensive Program In the ELP’s accredited Intensive Program (IP), students develop their English language skills through well-designed core and elective courses. P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

7 weeks 20 hours 8 levels Session length

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Core courses cover integrated skills, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Intermediate and advancedlevel students choose from over 40 electives that focus in-depth on specific skills.

Per week

Beginner to advanced

Intensive Program Sample Week Schedule 20 academic hours per week*

8 am 9 am

Elementary to Low- Intermediate Level (100 -500)

Intermediate Level (600 -700)

Advanced Level (800)

mon  –thurs

mon  –thurs

mon  –thurs

Listening and Speaking Core**

fri Listening and Speaking Core**

All Skills Core**

Vocabulary Development

Writing Workshop

10 am 11 am

All Skills Core**

fri

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Advanced Grammar

12 pm 1 pm

Reading and Writing Core**

Clear Pronunciation

2 pm 3 pm

Lunch

Conversational Strategies Reading Academic Texts

4 pm *1 academic hour = 50 minutes **Each of the levels, 100-700, has its own required core course with a specific curriculum designed for that level.

Super-Intensive Program Super-Intensive Program (SIP) allows Intensive Program students to take practice courses in the evenings once or twice a week (totaling 22.5 or 25 academic hours per week). 6

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Summer English Institute The Summer English Institute provides a foundation for university-level English. Students receive an introduction to academic content-based language and experience life and culture at a U.S. university. P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

4 weeks 1 lecture 20 hours 3–5 hours Session length

Per week, by a university professor

Per week

Intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced levels

Field work or socio-cultural activities per week

Summer English Institute Sample Week Schedule monday 9 am

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

All Skills Core*

All Skills Core

All Skills Core

All Skills Core

All Skills Core

Elective**

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Art Museum Visit

Historical District Visit

10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm

Guest lecture by University Professor

* All Skills Core course covers integrated skills, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. ** Elective course covers academic content and themes that may include topics from Economics, Environmental Science, Design, and Psychology. 8

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University Connection The University Connection program (UniConn) prepares students for the undergraduate and graduate school admissions process as well as academic study at the university level. P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

7 weeks 20 hours Session length

Per week

Intermediate to advanced levels Program benefits

• Academic English and study skills • Customized academic plans • One-on-one meetings with a university advisor (maximum 3 hours per session) • Orientation to the U.S. university system • University admissions-related workshops

University Connection Plus University Connection Plus (UniConn Plus) includes all components of UniConn, plus SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT preparation courses and extensive one-on-one meetings with a university advisor. U n i v e r s i t y Acc e p ta n c e s

UniConn and UniConn Plus students have been accepted into top undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S., such as:

UniConn and UniConn Plus Sample Week Schedule 20 academic hours per week*

8 am

UniConn

UniConn-Plus

mon-thurs

mon-thurs

Listening to Lectures

SAT Preparation

Applying to U.S. Universities

University Application Essay

Lunch

Lunch

Academic Reading & Writing

Writing Research Papers

Test Strategies for TOEFL

Academic Speaking

9 am 10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

4 pm

Yale University

*1 academic hour = 50 minutes

Stanford University University Of Pennysylvania Duke University Boston College

Credit non-degree courses at Penn Eligible advanced-level students can take a credit course through Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS). This option allows students to study alongside Penn undergraduate students and earn academic credit. Students who take a credit course are also enrolled in 3 advanced ELP electives.

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Business Intensive Program The Business Intensive Program (BIP) focuses on building general Business English skills for highintermediate to advanced-level students and professionals. No prior business experience is required.

“Penn is a great place to study English as there are many activities on the university campus and in the city of Philadelphia to practice your English, learn about American culture, and make great friends from all over the world.” — Carlos A., Spain

P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

7 weeks 20 hours Session length

Per week

High-intermediate to advanced levels

Business Intensive Program Sample Week Schedule 20 academic hours per week

mon  –thurs 10 am 11 am

Speaking in the Working World Target Listening

12 pm

Lunch 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm

Breakthrough Reading

Professional Writing

4 pm 1 academic hour = 50 minutes 12

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International Business Communication Program The International Business Communication Program (IBCP) concentrates on business communication competencies needed in today’s globalized business world. Targeted skills are integrated into simulations based on current international business cases. Two years of professional work experience are required. P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

4 weeks 20–25 hours 3-5 hours

International Business Communication Program Sample Week Schedule 20–25 academic hours per week*

monday

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

8 am

Ta r g e t e d Bu s i n e s s c o m m u n i c at i o n S k i l l s

Productive meetings Persuasive and strategic speaking Negotiation strategies Cross-cultural interactions

Business Analysis & Decision Making

Building a Global Strategy

Building a Global Strategy

Persuasive Speaking

9 am

Business Analysis & Decision Making

10 am

Strategic Speaking

Strategic Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Smart Negotiations

Describing Data

Describing Data

Smart Negotiations

Smart Negotiations

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Productive Meetings

Productive Meetings

Essential Business Writing

Essential Business Writing

Socio-cultural Event

11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm

Corporate Visit

Professional writing

4 pm

Team and individual presentations

5 pm

Session length

Wharton Leadership Lecture

6 pm

*1 academic hour = 50 minutes

Per week

Professional and socio-cultural activities per week

sample program   ac t i v i t e s

High-intermediate to advanced levels

Guest lecture from Wharton professor and/ or local business leader Wharton conference Corporate visit and business networking event Optional trip to NYC or Washington, DC

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Summer Institute for International Business Students The Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS) equips students with the skills needed for success with the first year MBA curriculum. Admission into an MBA program or two years of work experience is required.

mba and business l a n g uag e s k i l l s

Case study analysis, discussion, and write-up Classroom participation strategies Team presentations Speed reading and timed writing Accurate pronunciation

P r o g r a m F e at u r e s

4 weeks 20 hours Session length

Per week

Summer Institute for International Business Students Sample Week Schedule 20 academic hours per week*

Advanced level

sample program ac t i v i t i e s

Guest lecture by Wharton faculty Discussion with recent Wharton alumnus Corporate visit and business networking event Major League Baseball Phillies game Optional trip to NYC or Washington, DC

monday

tuesday

wednesday

thursday

friday

8 am Power Reading

Accurate Speaking

Power Reading

Accurate Speaking

Speed Reading and Writing

MBA Core: Case Study Analysis, Discussion, and Write-Up

MBA Core: Presentations

MBA Core: Listening to Business Lectures

MBA Core: Team Building

MBA Core: Idioms

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Corporate Visit

Discussion with Wharton Alumnus

9 am 10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm

Guest Lecture and Discussion with Wharton Professor

3 pm *1 academic hour = 50 minutes

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Student Services and Resources The ELP has excellent resources and support services for students. Student Center

Free Activites and Trips:

• Learn about fun events on campus and in Philadelphia • Relax with a cup of coffee, meet new people, and practice English • Check e-mail on Penn computers Social and cultural activities, including museum visits, concerts, and parties

Additional Resources

Field trips, such as professional sporting events, shopping excursions, and beach trips

Conversation Partners program to practice English with native speakers (based on availability)

Penn student clubs to volunteer, play sports, or explore new interests

• Academic advising • Assistance with cultural adjustment, housing, and visas • Private tutoring (additional fees apply)

P H I L L I E S S TA D I U M BY M . K E N N E D Y F O R G P T M C

On-campus Resources

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Wireless internet

Student Health Services

Access to computer labs, university museums, 15 libraries

Lectures by well-known professors and industry leaders

Transportation around campus

Dining plan options

Fitness centers (additional fees apply)

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Accommodations E 2 1

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elp

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ELP House at the Sheraton 0.48 kilometers from ELP

International House 0.64 kilometers from ELP

Shared or single rooms available.

Suites of ten single rooms with shared lounge, bathroom, and optional kitchen.

Private bathroom, microwave/mini refrigerator, and access to hotel fitness center.

Over 350 American and international student residents.

Homestay within walking distance of campus Private bedroom, some shared meals with host family. Experience of American life with Englishspeaking family.

Dormitories – Summer Only On-Campus Penn Dormitories provide a true U.S. university living experience.

Off-Campus Options

Penn’s Off-Campus Services has information on area apartments, hotels, and other housing options. Please check the ELP website, (www.sas.upenn.edu/elp/housing_other) for more information.

Available for ELP students attending July and August programs only.

Free activities, such as international festivals and foreign films.

Points of Interest A B C 20

Institute of Contemporary Art Penn Park Penn Museum

D E F

Health and Fitness Center 30th Street Train Station Movie Theater

G H

Fresh Grocer Penn Ice-Skating Rink

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Apply to English Language Programs: Enrollment form can be downloaded at: www.sas.upenn.edu/elp/apply Program-specific requirements can be found on the enrollment form. For more information, please contact us at: University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs 110 Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274 USA Tel: 1.215.898.8681 Fa x: 1.215.898.2684 elp@sas.upenn.edu www.sas.upenn.edu/elp

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University administered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to: Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106 or by phone at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD). The federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act requires Penn to provide information on its security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents and arrests on campus to students and employees, and to make information and statistics available to prospective students and employees on request. The College and University Security Information Act requires Penn to provide information on its security policies and procedures to students, employees, and applicants; and to provide crime statistics to students and employees, and make those statistics available to applicants and prospective employees upon request. This information is available by calling the Division of Public Safety at 215.898.7297.

Accreditations The Intensive Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period of August 2006 through August 2016 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the US. We also adhere to the standards of the following two organizations, of which the ELP is a member: AAIEP: Association of American Intensive English Programs, UCIEP: Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs. Enrollment in the ELP does not constitute admission to any other program at the University of Pennsylvania. Cover Photo of Drexel Park by J. Fusco for GPTMC


University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs 110 Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6274 USA Tel: 24

1.215.898.8681

Fa x: 1.215.898.2684

elp@sas.upenn.edu

www.sas.upenn.edu/elp

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