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More Than Just English… Have fun and make friends!
You'll learn so much more than just English with ELS. Your time at ELS will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Learn English and American culture both inside and outside of the classroom.
ELS Ruston gave me numerous opportunities and chances to become familiar with daily life and study on campus. This made me adapt as fast as possible to American college life. Here I met a lot of new friends from all over the world. This is a great opportunity to experience various cultures. Teachers here are all friendly and helpful. With no doubt they will try their best to help you with any difficulty you faced in your life. Most important things is my English skill, especially listening and speaking, have been greatly improved. In a word, study in ELS Ruston is the best decision that I have ever made for going to university in America. It gives me great help for both study and normal life.
ELS has a lot of nice students and friendly teachers. The center is awesome to study at, it's a quiet place where you can really improve your studying. The center is very helpful. The student activities allow the students to enjoy themselves and they are awesome. Since I came here I felt more responsible for my education because of the influence of the center. It feels like a home away from home.
It's a good place to learn English because the teachers help you understand and learn slowly starting with the first level. If you don't understand, the teachers will explain until you understand. I enjoy coming to class because the teachers and staff make learning and classes fun. The trips are enjoyable and there is always great things to see. ELS always chooses the right day to go on off-campus trips.
Well, let me begin by stating that study abroad is not an easy task for anyone! Personally, I left my home country without speaking any English and I believe that taking a English course at one of the ELS language centers was definitely the best choice I have made. At the ELS I could not only learn English as a second language, but also I could learn basic skills that would be beneficial for my academic journey or even for my future career. For instance, in reading classes, we were taught how to think critically and how to come up with arguments or questions every time we read something. Also, besides focusing on improving students' writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills, it seems to me that the ELS is also concerned about getting students involved in American culture. That is, while in ELS, I took part in various activities (though I should have done more!) where students had to interact with each other and speak with Americans as a way of practicing what they have learnt in class. That was really helpful because we could measure our level of English and perhaps work on our weaknesses. Overall,
I had such a great time at ELS, I made a lot of friends there, and most important I was able to learn one of the most spoken languages in the world. So, I encourage you all to keep working, never give up, always be assertive, and never forget to enjoy every single moment at the ELS. I assure you that it is worthy!!
“ELS is the best school to learn English. The main qualities are: professionalism and methodology. The teachers have high qualifications and expertise. All of the team works together to provide the best conditions to students get a high level of English. I recommend this school only if you truly want to learn English.”
“I have been in ELS Berkeley one year. When I came here for the first time, I could barely speak English. I had a great experience in Berkeley! I learned about many cultures, I met a lot of people from everywhere, and the most important thing, I can speak English now. I will never forget the experience here and the teachers and friends who supported me during this time.”
“When I came to the USA, I heard a speech from Martin Luther King Jr. in the airport. He said: “I have a dream…” I started to think that this was a special message. I came here to reach my goals and I had dreams also. Moreover, the ELS Berkeley center helped me to improve my skills and language. Also, all teachers, staff, and students became my family, which is the most important part. Here is the special atmosphere and methods of teaching. It was the best three weeks in my life and I want to say thanks to all teachers who helped me reach my goals.”
“When I first arrived at ELS Berkeley, I never thought I would get so attached to it. The staff is all helpful and respectful. I got the chance to improve my English and learn about different cultures from around the world at the same time. The teachers here are the best. They are super nice and have really good educations and share their knowledge with the students. I will never forget my time here.”