There are a number of local options for foreign national researchers in need of ESL training in the Philadelphia area.

Note: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia does not endorse any of the ESL courses/programs listed below. Please research all of your options to find a program that best suits your individual needs.


Drexel Language Center
Drexel English for Professionals
Drexel University
229 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2022

Penn English Language Programs
University of Pennsylvania
110 Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-8681

Nationalities Service Center
1216 Arch Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
(215) 893-8400

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
One Penn Center, Suite 555, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 557-2626

International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 387-5125

Berlitz Languages, Inc. / Philadelphia
1608 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 735-8500

ELS Language Centers/Philadelphia
c/o St. Joseph's University
5414 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
(215) 473-4430


Please note that Temple, Drexel, and the University of Pennsylvania provide quality ESL classes. You can learn more by visiting their individual Web sites.