Information

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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.



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

INTERACTIVE AND MASTERY ENGLISH COURSE 


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

Student Registration

Additional Information

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.

Bringing an interpreter or friend who speaks English is recommended but not necessary.

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Enrollment and proficiency exams are available to anyone

Free Basic Placement Test

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Student registration process


All students must take an initial placement test to determine the level and proficiency. We ensure that our students are always placed at the correct level at our school. 


Placing students into an appropriate English class is an essential priority for our staff, and we work hard to ensure that the learner is content in their class and is fulfilling their maximum potential.


The Philadelphia School of Languages placement test consists of a multiple choice grammar section as well as a listening and speaking section administered by school staff. 


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)

English Proficiency Exam

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 English Proficiency Exam


The Philadelphia School of Languages is an approved testing site of the International English Language Proficiency Test is the preferred English proficiency assessment tool of The Philadelphia School of Languages, and the school uses the International English Language Proficiency Test Academic to assess the l language proficiency level and progress of our students. 



The International English Language Proficiency Test Academic is also a valued tool that helps the student and our school determine the learner’s proficiency and progress. All students of any level are welcomed and encouraged to take the Academic International English Language Proficiency Test. However, our school has recently implemented that all Level 7 students or higher are required to take the International English Language Proficiency Test Academic Test to receive their certificate of completion at the end of the course. 


The structure of the international English Language Proficiency TestAcademic comprises of five areas: grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking. The test takes 90 minutes to complete. 


The test gives students an in-depth analysis of students’ English language abilities based on the CEFR Framework.


 Test scores range from 0.0 (Beginner) to 6.0 (Mastery). The grammar, listening and reading sections are multiple-choice and graded automatically by iTEP software. Native English speaking or ESL-trained professionals correct the writing and speaking parts using a standardized scoring rubric.


Students will receive an overall assessment score as well as be able to see their results in each category. It breaks down results and identifies the student’s ability level from beginner to mastery. Students will receive descriptions of their abilities, and it will display the examinee’s strengths and weaknesses. We measure student' progress and our school and identify areas where improvement is needed. 


The International English Language Proficiency Test also has a chart to compare how an iTEP score translates to other language assessments such as the TOEFL iBT and IELTS. 


We offer an international English language proficiency test used by many universities and colleges as a tool to assess incoming students and monitor existing students for continued progress.


Students may use their International English Language Proficiency Test (ITEP) scores to see how well they will fare when taking the TOEFL or IELTS Test. It is a handy tool for creating learning strategies to improve your English Skills.


The cost of the iTEP Academic Test is $65.