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Drexel University English Language Center (Drexel ELC)

Global Business English Pre-MBA Program (GLOBE)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA



School Introduction

Accredited programs, affordable prices: Drexel ELC offers both in 11-week or 6-week courses year round. We’ll help you develop the skills and expertise for academic, professional, and personal success. At Drexel ELC, you’ll get the English you need … for the future you want.

The ELC is located on the campus of Drexel University, in a safe residential area near the heart of beautiful, historic Philadelphia. The city lies on the East Coast of the U.S, about 2 hours by car from mountains, seashore, New York City, and Washington, DC. The first capital of the U.S. and is now the country’s fifth-largest city, “Philly” offers many cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities.

ESL Program Introduction

Drexel ELC's Global Business English Pre-MBA Program (GLOBE) is designed to meet the needs of both prospective MBA students and pre-MBAs about to begin their studies. Participants must have a university degree and place into ELC Level 4 in both Speaking and Writing. The course features 18 hours of required classes per week, including The Language of Business Information (7.5 hours). This is an integrated skills course that focuses on concepts and key vocabulary related to specific topics such as marketing, finance, international business, and human resources. The course uses case studies and current business news from authentic sources and includes research and visits to local businesses. Other classes include Academic Reading & Writing (7.5 hours) and a 3-hour Special Topic chosen from academic, business, or cultural English topics, or test preparation (TOEFL, GMAT). Other program features include MBA class observation and networking opportunities plus lectures and workshops.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Full Term Winter 2010: 1/6 - 3/19
1st half Winter 2010: 1/6 - 2/12
2nd half Winter 2010: 2/10 - 3/19
Full Term Spring 2010: 3/31 - 6/11
1st half Spring 2010: 3/31 - 5/7
2nd half Spring 2010: 5/5 - 6/11
Full Term Summer 2010: 6/30 - 8/27
1st half Summer 20010: 6/30 - 7/30
2nd half Summer 2009: 7/28 - 8/27

Tuition: $3, 250 (full term), $1, 950 (half term)
Application Fee: $100
Housing: $1550 - $2150 (full term), $900 - $1000 (half term)

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

3 housing choices are available: Drexel World House Dormitory: located on the Drexel campus, two blocks from the ELC. Shared rooms (2-3 students per room), bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry facilities; lounge with a TV, VCR, stereo and computer. Small, friendly atmosphere with social activities. International House: large dormitory-style residence, 15 minute walk from the ELC. Single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens; computer room, weekly films and special events. Homestays: Live in an American home. Private rooms, self-serve breakfast each morning, 3 family-style dinners per week. Most are located in residential neighborhoods convenient to the ELC.

Contact Info

Global Business English Pre-MBA Program (GLOBE)
Drexel University English Language Center (Drexel ELC)
229 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

(215) 895-2022
(215) 895-6775