Accent and Improvisation









The Philadelphia School of Languages is now hosting a series of English language workshops for intermediate to advanced speakers of English who need to improve their accents and to gain confidence in speaking through improvisation/theater exercises and Accent classes.

Our students are invited to participate and may also bring in others to sign up for these classes.




Preparation Courses

Preparation for the CELPE-Bras (Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners)


CELPE- Bras is the only certificate of proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese as a Second language officially recognized and developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC). The CELPE-Bras exam is offered in Brazil and many other countries, such as the United States, Germany, Chile, Colombia and Japan, with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of International Relations (MRE). CELPE -Bras takes place twice per year in April and October. Registration may be done over the Internet during the months of February, March, August, and September.



Preparation for the Citizenship test


The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics.


Speaking Test - Your ability to speak English will be determined by a USCIS Officer during your eligibility interview on Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

Reading Test - You must read aloud one out of three sentences correctly to demonstrate an ability to read in English. The content focuses on civics and history topics.

Writing Test - You must write one out of three sentences correctly to demonstrate an ability to write in English.  The content focuses on civics and history topics.

Civics Test - There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test.


The Philadelphia School of Languages

7708-7710 Castor Avenue

Philadelphia - PA - 19152

(215) 745-0243