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TLC-Philadelphia

111 S. Independence Mall East
The Bourse, Suite 840
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Tel: (267) 886-9399
Fax: (267) 886-9627
tlcphilly@thelanguagecompany.com

Director:
Ms. Jennifer Martin

Director of Admissions:
Mr. John Magalhaes
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TLC-Philadelphia




TLC-Philadelphia is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.  Our classes and activities teach students the English skills they need for future university study or jobs.

Programs Offered:

  • Intensive English Program
  • Intensive English Part Time
  • Foundations of English Program
  • Special Programs -- English for Professionals
  • Special Programs -- Academic Test Preparation

The City

The city of Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, so every American child studies about the city’s famous sites.  Our school is located directly next to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, places that thousands of American and international tourists visit every year.  In addition, Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the U.S., so people from many cultures and backgrounds live here.  When students study in Philadelphia, they can experience the real diversity of the United States.


  • Less than two hours by train to New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • Only two hours to the Atlantic Ocean beaches or the Pocono Mountains

The Weather

Pennsylvania has the advantage of experiencing all four seasons, which means that students can enjoy weather that they may have never experienced. Winters are typically mild with an average temperature of 41°F (5°C) and average snowfall of19.3 in (49.0 cm).. Spring brings beautiful flowers and an average temperature of 73°F.( 23°C ) .  In summer the temperatures are around 86°F (30°C).  In the autumn all of the trees change color, and the temperatures change to 66°F (19°C).


Housing Options

Housing Options are described in the HOUSING section. Please refer to this section for details.
  • Homestay
  • Apartments

Activities

TLC-Philadelphia staff organizes social and cultural activities which take advantage of the Philadelphia area's many attractions. Many activities are free or have only a small fee. Trips may include:

  • Beaches along the Atlantic Coast
  • Snowtubing in the mountains
  • Trips to Washington D.C. or New York City
  • Historical sites or museums
  • Professional sports events
  • Seasonal parades and festivals
  • Shopping in outlet malls
  • Amusement parks
e Language ompany - Chester is located on the campus of Widener University. We work closely with the University to guarantee that you will be prepared for academic study after you finish your English course.

Programs Offered:

    * Intensive English/ Academic English
    * Macro and Executive English Programs

The Cities of Chester and Philadelphia
The Language Company - Chester and Widener University are in the suburb of Chester within the Philadelphia area, just twenty minutes by train or car from downtown Philadelphia and only ten minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
Philadelphia's population is 3,000,000, the fifth largest city in the U.S.

    * Less than two hours by train to New York City and Washington, D.C.
    * Only two hours to the Atlantic Ocean beaches or the Pocono Mountains
    * Home of Liberty Park, Independence Hall, and other U.S. historical sites

The Weather
Pennsylvania has the advantage of experiencing all four seasons which means that students can enjoy weather that they may have never experienced. Winters are typically mild with an average temperature of 40 degrees with average snowfall. Spring is crisp and very colorful. Summers are mild and not too hot. The autumn is similar to spring

Housing Options
Housing Options are described in the HOUSING section. Please refer to this section for details.

    * University housing
    * Homestay
    * Apartments
    * Hotels

Activities
TLC - Chester staff organizes social and cultural activities which take advantage of the Philadelphia area's many attractions. Many activities are free or have only a small fee. TLC - Chester may organize week-end trips to other cities such as Washington D.C. or New York City for a reasonable, affordable fee.

    * Historical sites and museums
    * Campus activities
    * Professional sports events
    * Seasonal parades and festivals
    * Week-end trips to the beach, mountains, or East Coast cities