Our Values

Warmth and friendliness towards all.

Open communication, feedback and discussion.

Continuous improvement.

Integrity, flexibility and compassion.

Open-door policy and a passion for teaching.

Our mission

The Philadelphia School of Languages is a private and independent language school. 

We welcome students of any nationality and encourage them to learn English and other languages as a means for them to become better citizens.

We offer high-quality English classes and foreign languages as a means to expand our students understanding of the world.

Our services go beyond the classroom. We provide professional translation services, tutoring, and guidance.

All our clients have many different needs, and we accommodate their needs in a nurturing and professional environment.

Our goal is that all our clients become more integrated into society.

Our staff have contact with people of different cultures and speak many languages. In this environment, they embrace diversity.

We seek to expand and reach more people who need our services.



What do I need to enroll?

New students must fill out the application form in the school office and have a state issued valid photo ID, a driver's license or a passport as well as payment for classes.

A placement test is required of all new students and re-enrolled students.

There is no need to schedule the placement test. Please visit the school during our regular office hours and speak with a representative.

Even if you speak very little English, the test is required. It consists of three parts and takes about thirty minutes. Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Levels of English Proficiency

Level I - Beginner - (Interactive English Course)

Level II - Advanced Beginner (Interactive English Course)

Level III - Pre-Elementary (Interactive English Course)

Level IV - Elementary (Interactive English Course)

Level V -Pre-Intermediate (Interactive English Course)

Level VI - Intermediate (Interactive English Course)

Level VII - Upper Intermediate (Life 3 Course)

Level VIII - Advanced I (Life 4 Course)

Level IX - Advanced II (Grammar and Academic Writing Course)

Level X - Mastery (Business English and Academic Writing Course)

When do classes start? Are there semesters?

Class start dates are available upon completion of the placement test. Generally, a new Level 1 group starts every month. Enrollment for levels 2 and above are every two and four months. Check start dates with a member of staff. Extra practice classes (Electives) are available all year, and new students may begin these classes upon registration. Semesters are a little longer than four months. Each level consists of 32 lessons that are spread out over four months. Start and end dates may vary.

English as a Foreign or Second Language

Non-Credit and Continuing Education Courses

The Philadelphia School of Languages 

Courses designed to help you communicate better in English


Practice and Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Learn to communicate, in English, in a stress-free, friendly environment. 

We offer morning, evening and night classes that includes six (6) levels from Beginner to Intermediate and four (4) levels 7 to 10 Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced and Mastery Levels. 

The price of tuition includes the required textbook given at the first day of class. * To enroll you must first have an interview with one of our staff and take a placement test.

Extra practice, grammar, conversation, pronunciation and culture classes are free for students

Students of all ages welcome (adults & mature teens)

Small classes with individualized attention

Certificate awarded upon successful completion of each level

Each Level of Interactive English (Levels 1-6) is 48 hours of instruction, each level from (Levels 7-10)  require 96 hours of instruction to complete.

Class Times and Schedules

Mandatory English Language Class Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays  (9:00 am -10:30 am), (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm), (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Tuesdays and Thursdays  (9:00 am -10:30 am), (6:30 pm -8:00 pm), (8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Saturdays  (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

**Check availability and start dates when you enroll. Generally new classes start every month. Take your placement test first.

Promotional Group Classes

*** Free classes are only for students currently enrolled in a general English program. ****Four-month course is $500.

Study Hall for Self-Study– 2:00pm to 6:00pm

*Students have access to library, books and resources; free Wi-Fi, computers and copy machine ($25c per page) room 5 and Library. 

**Access to computers may be limited if there are testing or tutoring sessions in progress.

For more information or to register, contact our school office:

The Philadelphia School of Languages: Northeast

7708 Castor Ave, Philadelphia PA 19152

(215)745-0243 or info@psolschool.org

Extra Classes and Activities


Free elective classes

Extra Practice Classes NIGHT CLASSES: 

Vocabulary Building – (Elementary to Intermediate) 

Mondays 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Pronunciation Classes – (Beginner to Intermediate) 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – All year

Reading and Conversation Classes (All levels) 

Thursdays 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – All year

English Language Fundamentals– (Beginner to Elementary) 

Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – All year

American Culture Class – (Pre-intermediate to Advanced) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – all year


School Expansion Project 2019

More elective classes, new updated classrooms, library, study hall, new books and materials coming soon!

The Philadelphia School of Languages is now a Partner of The Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance.



What are you waiting for? Enroll today

Courses are offered all year long.

Registration is easy.

You don't have to wait for the next semester to start.

Begin studying today!

Course. and School Information

Our teachers use a variety of instructional techniques and strategies adapting to every student.

Designed to help you communicate better in English.

Practice and improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing, grammar and vocabulary. Learn to communicate, in English, in a stress-free environment. We offer morning, evening and night English classes that include six (6) levels from beginner to intermediate and four (4) levels 7 to 10  intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and mastery level.

What time are the English classes?

Mandatory English Language Classes are twice (2) a week.

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am, 6:30-8:00pm and 8:00-9:30pm. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:30am, 6:30-8:00pm an 8:00-9:30pm.

Weekend mandatory English Classes are once (1) a week.

Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

*Students may participate in multiple groups according to class level availability and after taking a placement test. 

**All English language course students will be placed in level appropriate groups.

Does PSOL offer Student Visas/ issue I-20s?

No, we are currently going through the accreditation process to offer Student Visas and I-20s in 2019. We are and independent post-secondary language education school.