ELS Language Centers

Introduction

Experience ELS

For more than 55 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centers, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalized approach and commitment to student achievement.

Our quality of instruction is evident through our dedicated, professional teachers. Many of the most experienced teachers at ELS are members of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), hold Master's degrees or TEFL Certificates, and have taught at ELS for 15+ years.

Vision:

To cultivate global citizens and future leaders who will contribute to world understanding, peace, and prosperity.

Mission:

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is dedicated to developing future global citizens by:

  • Providing English language and global competencies training
  • Enabling our graduates to achieve successful outcomes in their chosen goals, both educational and personal
  • Preparing our students for competitiveness in the global workplace, and for sustained involvement in an interdependent world
  • Acting with our university and other partners to develop internationalization strategies which foster global awareness for its students, and the campus community

I couldn't speak when I first came to the U.S. to study English. My ELS classes gave me the confidence to learn and speak English well so that I can attend college here.

Shun , Japan

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  • English

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Courses

English Business Programs

Campus September 2019 USA Princeton

Learn business English and develop the communication skills you need to be competitive in global business. The ELS Business English course is designed for effective communication in real business situations – you will receive instruction in workplace skills, intercultural communication skills, and relevant business discussion topics – so you can be sure you are prepared for success. Business English is recommended for people ages 18 to 25. [+]

About the program

Learn business English and develop the communication skills you need to be competitive in global business. The ELS Business English course is designed for effective communication in real business situations – you will receive instruction in workplace skills, intercultural communication skills, and relevant business discussion topics – so you can be sure you are prepared for success. Business English is recommended for people ages 18 to 25.

Curriculum

Key Language Skills: Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing

Key Workplace Skills: Giving presentations, negotiating, participating in meetings, networking, writing emails, and more

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English for Academic Purposes Program

Campus September 2019 USA Princeton

The English for Academic Purposes Program is for international students who want to attend a college or university abroad, including students who wish to apply for conditional admission to any of ELS's 650+ partner institutions. If learning English for college or university study abroad is your goal, the intensive ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program can help prepare you for success in an academic setting. Morning classes are dedicated to Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (in levels 101-109) or Skills Enhancement Classes (in Masters levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Afternoon classes are dedicated to Reading and Writing. [+]

About the program

The English for Academic Purposes Program is for international students who want to attend a college or university abroad, including students who wish to apply for conditional admission to any of ELS's 650+ partner institutions. If learning English for college or university study abroad is your goal, the intensive ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program can help prepare you for success in an academic setting. Morning classes are dedicated to Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (in levels 101-109) or Skills Enhancement Classes (in Masters levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Afternoon classes are dedicated to Reading and Writing.... [-]


English Language University Preparation Programs

Campus 3 weeks September 2019 USA Santa Monica New York

Young students in our Malibu University Preparation program can improve their English and learn about higher education in the United States. This all-inclusive camp-style program is located on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University* in Malibu, California. It is perfect for students who want to learn English, get an introduction to U.S. higher education, prepare for standardized testing, and gain the skills necessary to succeed in a college or university. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will participate in on-campus activities, go on afternoon and evening excursions, and take guided tours of area universities. Upon completion, students will be better prepared to apply to a U.S. college or university in the future. [+]

University Preparation – Malibu - USA About the program

Young students in our Malibu University Preparation program can improve their English and learn about higher education in the United States. This all-inclusive camp-style program is located on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University* in Malibu, California. It is perfect for students who want to learn English, get an introduction to U.S. higher education, prepare for standardized testing, and gain the skills necessary to succeed in a college or university. In addition to learning in the classroom, students will participate in on-campus activities, go on afternoon and evening excursions, and take guided tours of area universities. Upon completion, students will be better prepared to apply to a U.S. college or university in the future.... [-]


Language Experience

Campus September 2019 USA Orlando Santa Monica New York

With ELS Language Experience+ 3, you can work toward improving your English for 3 hours each day. Your classes will focus on the conversation that you can use inside of the classroom, and more importantly, outside in the real world. You also have the opportunity to put your new speaking skills to use with a variety of cultural activities specific to the Center you choose. [+]

About ELS Language Experience+ 3

With ELS Language Experience+ 3, you can work toward improving your English for 3 hours each day. Your classes will focus on the conversation that you can use inside of the classroom, and more importantly, outside in the real world. You also have the opportunity to put your new speaking skills to use with a variety of cultural activities specific to the Center you choose.

You can start any Monday of the year and stay for as few or as many weeks as you like. The program’s 3 levels of instruction – basic, intermediate, and proficient – have a placement test each Monday for students to advance in levels, and a certificate of completion is awarded based on attendance. The choice is yours. Choose ELS Language Experience+ 3.... [-]


Semi-Intensive English Program

Campus September 2019 USA Princeton

Study English while still having the freedom to explore your surroundings. The ELS Semi-Intensive English program helps strengthen your English communication skills in the classroom, then allows you time to absorb your surroundings and practice your new skills. Your morning classes will focus on the building blocks of English proficiency: Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment, and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. You will have the opportunity to explore the local area in the afternoons. [+]

About the program

Study English while still having the freedom to explore your surroundings. The ELS Semi-Intensive English program helps strengthen your English communication skills in the classroom, then allows you time to absorb your surroundings and practice your new skills. Your morning classes will focus on the building blocks of English proficiency: Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment, and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. You will have the opportunity to explore the local area in the afternoons.

Curriculum

Key Language Skills: Listening, Pronunciation, Speaking, and Vocabulary

Applied Learning: In the United States, Contact America! allows you to meet with native English-speakers, practice conversing while using real-world English, listen to guest lecturers, and participate in local excursions... [-]