All ELP programs will be taught through remote (online) instruction through the Fall of 2020. We are excited to offer our engaging courses and opportunities for extracurricular activities online. Learn more here.

Intensive Program

A Message About Fall 2020 to the ELP Community

From:  Nora E. Lewis, Vice Dean, Professional & Liberal Education, and Jack Sullivan, Interim Executive Director, English Language Programs

June 25, 2020 - Today the University of Pennsylvania announced its plans for the reopening of campus in Fall.  In accordance with the guidelines and safeguards outlined in the University’s message, the ELP is engaged in detailed and careful planning to ensure the continuity and excellence of our academic mission while also protecting the health and safety for all members of our community. . . Read More >>


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Program Overview

The Intensive Program (IP) combines high-quality curriculum with experienced instruction to help you achieve your academic, professional, or personal goals.  

In the IP, you can focus on academic English, business English, or all-purpose English. Our courses will help you improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Every aspect of your Penn experience – from in-class discussions to out-of-class group projects, from living on a university campus to participating in planned cultural activities – will assist you in improving your English skills, developing confidence, and enhancing your understanding of US culture.

Offered 6 times per year, the Intensive Program is flexible to fit your schedule. 


Session length

7 weeks

Focus of study

General proficiency with academic & business options

Hours per week

20 academic hours

Proficiency level

Beginner to advanced

Related Programs

4 weeks
Pre-intermediate to advanced