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Welcome High School Teachers from Brazil!

The English Language Center is pleased to host this six-week program, funded by the Brazilian Government and administered through the Institute for International Education (IIE).

The following links will give you information about the English Teachers Program, the English Language Center, Drexel University, and Philadelphia. We look forward to meeting you.

Program Overview

The six-week program for high school English language teachers from Brazil will focus on the components of language teaching pedagogy, interactive speaking and listening skills, and an introduction to U.S. culture and society. The program will be held on the Drexel University campus in the vibrant, historic city of Philadelphia and will include a robust experiential component to support the academic program.

Pre-Arrival

Contact Mara Blake-Ward, Associate Director with your flight information so that we can meet you at the airport. If there are any changes to your flight information, please call 914-960-0571.

Arrival

You will be met at the airport by either the program coordinator or the associate director. They will be holding a sign that says “English Teachers from Brazil /DREXEL UNIVERSITY” on it.

Campus and Living Arrangements

Housing: You will be living in the Philadelphia International House, with individual rooms arranged in suites.
Food: You will eat at the Drexel Dining hall which has vegetarian options and you will also have some dining dollars to eat at local restaurants.
Books: All books and materials needed for the program will be provided by the English Language Center.
ID Cards: You will get a Drexel Dragon ID card that will give you access to all Drexel facilities.

Program Schedule

A tentative program schedule can be found here.