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FLS - Chesnut Hill College, Philadelphia, USA

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • On campus accommodation offered
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Philadelphia is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Indoor swimming pool

FLS - Chesnut Hill College (FLS)

  • The school is located in northwest Philadelphia's quaint Chesnut Hill neighborhood and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The language school FLS - Chesnut Hill College was founded in Philadelphia, USA in 1924.
  • Address: 9601 Germantown Ave, PA 19118 - Philadelphia, USA (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: FLS International LLC
  • Tax registration ID: 14-1998710
  • Abbreviated name of school: FLS Philadelphia

Accreditations and Quality seals

AAIEPACCET NAFSAWYSE/FIYTOSEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCEA, English USA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Basketball court

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Tennis courts

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

2

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Disabled toilet

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 175
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 125

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

8
13
13

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Philadelphia International Airport or Newark Inter.

Philadelphia International Airport:
75 US$ pick up
150 US$ return (both ways)
Newark Liberty International Airport:
150 US$ pick up
300 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in US$ 430 409 860 817 1290 1226 1660 1577 2490 2366 3320 3154 4150 3943 5200 4940 9120 8664 11520 10944 360 342
Price in ¥ 42540 85080 127620 164224 246336 328448 410560 514436 902242 1139673 35615
18 core classes plus 6 academic workshops.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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No visa required for this course for citizens from Japan
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Price in US$ 395 376 790 751 1185 1126 1540 1463 1925 1829 2310 2195 2695 2561 3000 2850 3375 3207 3750 3563 4500 4275
Price in ¥ 39078 78155 117232 152353 190441 228529 266617 296790 333889 370988 445185
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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Price in ¥ 49465 98930 148395 187967 281951 375934 469918 565880 985343 1250475 39078
18 core classes plus 6 elective classes plus 6 academic workshops.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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Junior
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends
It includes 18 lessons of English per week, 3 seminars per week on select UN topics, activities and excursions.
This program provides the students with a deep look at the working of the United Nations. Students will improve their skills in diplomacy, negotiation, debating and public speaking.
Course duration: 3 weeks. Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2020: 12 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 1940 1843 2425 2304 2910 2765 3880 3686 4850 4608 5640 5358 10200 9690 12800 12160
Price in ¥ 50455 100909 151363 191925 239906 287887 383849 479811 557965 1009086 1266304
18 core classes plus 12 elective classes plus 6 academic workshops.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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Exam Preparation
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Price in ¥ 50949 101898 152847 191925 239906 287887 383849 479811 557965 1009086 1266304
18 core classes plus 12 test preparation classes plus 6 academic workshops.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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Price in ¥ 50455 100909 151363 191925 287887 383849 479811 1069433 1009086 1303403 1266304
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.12.2020.
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Specialty Courses
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Price in ¥ 38089 76177 114265 144438 216657 288876 361095 421442 807763 759782 29679
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in ¥ 32153 64305 96457 122674 184010 245347 682617 676681 874047 854755 26712
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:05  - 15:05
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in ¥ 37099 74198 111297 140481 210721 280962 750879 736039 950717 933899 29185
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:05  - 16:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1160 1102 1450 1378 1740 1653 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 3510 3335 270 257
Price in ¥ 29185 58369 87554 114759 143449 172139 225561 281951 338341 347245 26712
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by FLS International, Philadelphia can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Health insurance: USD 40 (per week).

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in US$ 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2700 225 200
Price in ¥ 23431 46862 70293 93724 117154 140585 164016 187447 234308 281170 23431 20828
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 200
Price in ¥ 28638 57276 85913 114551 143189 171826 200464 229101 286377 343652 28638 20828
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 15
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 200
Price in ¥ 36448 72896 109344 145792 182240 218688 255136 291583 364479 437375 36448 20828
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Proof of immunizations is required for student residence.
Price extra night:
75 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
We have an in-house coordinator that carefully selects either the dormitories or the homestay family placements.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Football (soccer) 
Swimming 
Tennis 
Volleyball 

Reviews

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Facilities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
What students liked about FLS - Chesnut Hill College, Philadelphia
I like the fact that it was in a safe area. Also it has great teachers and excellent facilities.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Students must take care in some neighbourhoods in Philadelphia. It can be very dangerous.
Other comments: Great teacher and facilities but their program is not so solid. And sometimes they mix many levels into the same class.

Brochures

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    FAQ about FLS - Chesnut Hill College, Philadelphia

  • English courses at FLS International start at 281 US$ for Online Course: Vacation English course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of FLS - Chesnut Hill College
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Philadelphia International Airport (75 US$), Newark Liberty International Airport (150 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at FLS - Chesnut Hill College varies from students (Online Course: Academic English ) to 20 students (Model U.N. Camp (16+))
  • 100% of teachers at FLS - Chesnut Hill College hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at FLS - Chesnut Hill College comes from Korea with a 13% representation, followed by students from Japan (13%) and China (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • FLS - Chesnut Hill College offers courses from 15 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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