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Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners


  • PEDAL@GSE: Practical English for Daily Living was founded in August 2012. It is sponsored by the Penn GSE Educational Linguistics division. PEDAL offers free English as a Second Language classes to adult family members of staff, students, professors, scholars, and post-docs of the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • Community PEDAL@GSE was created in 2013 as a partnership with the Walnut Street West branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Community PEDAL classes are open to all members of the West Philadelphia community. 
  • For students within our M.S.Ed. TESOL program, PEDAL@GSE and Community PEDAL are environments in which students grow their teaching skills by gaining invaluable hands-on practice in a supported classroom setting. In PEDAL, first-year and second year TESOL students work together to develop their communicative language teaching skills. 
  • Learn more about the M.S.Ed. in TESOL and the Educational Linguistics division at Penn GSE.