60+ centers in the USA
Learn what you can expect from the leader in English language instruction.
For over 50 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.
With over 60 USA locations, ELS offers international students a wide range of academic English and test preparation programs, as well as Executive English programs, youth and vacation programs.
English for Academic Purposes (30 lessons per week)
For students seeking admission to a college or university outside of your home country, the ELS English for Academic Purposes program provides you with the English language and academic skills you need to accomplish your goal. Complete Level 112 of the program and receive an official certificate recognized by more than 650 colleges and universities confirming that you have achieved the English language proficiency required for admission.
General English Program (30 lessons per week)
Improve your English skills and communicate accurately and effectively with the ELS General English program. Develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and more with this full-day intensive program.
Semi-Intensive English program (20 lessons per week)
The ELS Semi-Intensive English program offers the perfect balance of classroom time and exploration, with classes in the morning and afternoons free to venture out and put your improving English to use.
To help you better plan for your studies in the United States, ELS has created a Pre-Arrival Test (PAT). The PAT is a quick, inexpensive and easy way to find out your current English proficiency. With that information in hand, you will know how much time you will need to complete a course of study at ELS. You will also know in advance whether you qualify for advanced level course offered by ELS, such as the Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT.
ELS University Placement Service
ELS can help you find the right university, college or career school before you leave your country through its University Placement Service. We help you find schools that best match your educational goals, and help you secure conditional admission before you leave your home country.