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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Honolulu, HI

1188 Fort Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel.: (808) 543-8075
On the campus of: Hawai'i Pacific University
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ELS/Honolulu is located on the downtown campus of Hawai’i Pacific University. You have access to excellent facilities: libraries, computer labs, language partner programs, sports facilities, university clubs and more. Hawaii is a tropical paradise ideal for outdoor recreation and offers many cultural attractions and enjoyable nightlife.


  • Located in a tropical paradise
  • Dynamic downtown Honolulu campus
  • Free access to campus library, computer centers, and sports events

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 30
Bank 2
Restaurant(s) 1
Shopping Mall/Outlet 10
Supermarket 5
Bus Stop/Subway 3
Campus Post Office 1

LEGEND

Walking

Bike

Car

Bus

Train


Electricity

110V 60KHz.
Electric Plug Details

1

2


Programs available at this location

2014 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2014 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2014 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

The Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT

Achieve your goals by preparing for the TOEFL® iBT with ELS!

2014 Cost Per Session
$2040 USD

English for Executives

Group and One-to-One Instruction


Super Intensive English Program

One-to-One instruction


Super Intensive Plus

One-to-One Instruction


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Kalo Terrace(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Each apartment has 4 bedrooms; 2 full bathrooms; a full kitchen with two large refrigerators, a microwave, 4 burner stove top and oven; a living/dining area with a television. One set of bedding and towels are included upon arrival. All apartments are equipped with free Wi-Fi, free cable TV and basic room furnishings. Students also have full access to an onsite pool and BBQ area, outdoor patio gazebos and a laundry room with coin operated washers and dryers.

Price per Session $1250 - 1625
Occupancy Double, Double, Single, Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included. Restaurants, fast food eateries, markets, sundry stories, banks and a post office are all within walking distance.

Nu'uanu YMCA(Student Residence (Off Campus))

All rooms are singles with shared bathroom down the hall. Linens and towels included and students have full access to the YMCA facilities such as gym, weight room, fitness classes and pool. The YMCA is a 5 minute walk to the ELS center, Hawaii Pacific University, Downtown, Chinatown, the Arts District and another 5 minutes to the famous Aloha Tower Marketplace. There are many bus lines near the residence with direct buses to Ala Moana and Waikiki. Students have access to coin operated laundry machines.

Price per Session $850
Occupancy Single, Single - Males only
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included. There is an on-site cafe and many restaurants in the area. Supermarket is only 5 minutes away by foot.

Fernhurst YWCA(Student Residence (Off Campus))

All rooms include linen and towel. Double rooms have en-suite bathrooms however shared with adjoining unit (maximum 4 persons sharing bathroom) and single rooms have en-suite bathrooms however shared with adjoining unit (maximum 2 persons sharing bathroom). Students also have internet access downstairs as well as access to living room with TV, study area, kitchenette, and coin operated laundry machines.

Price per Session $1105 - 1700
Occupancy Double, Double, Single, Single - Females only
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week; includes breakfast and dinner daily. Supermarket within a 10 minute walk. Bus stop outside residence with direct lines to downtown and Waikiki.

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students commute to ELS by bus.

Price per Session $1050
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week.

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Fitness Center

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Roger Fong

Roger Fong

Center Director

Roger was born and raised in Panama City, Panama. He has lived in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Boston, Amsterdam, Paris, Luzern and now proudly calls Hawaii home. A graduate from the California State University system as well as having attended the Sorbonne and the University of Paris, Roger has been in the ESL world since 1993. He enjoys spending his weekends trying to find the most authentic "Latino" cuisine on the island and spending time in the ocean snorkeling with "honu" (sea turtles).

Maria Levy

Maria Levy

Academic Director

Maria is a graduate of the University of Hawaii. Originally from Germany, Maria has been living in Hawaii for over ten years. She enjoys teaching English as well as learning about languages from around the world.

Leila Vongey-Lopez

Leila Vongey-Lopez

International Student Advisor

Leila was born and raised in Tahiti, French Polynesia. She likes to call Hawaii her second home as she has been living there for 9 years. She has a Master in TESOL from Hawaii Pacific University. She enjoys traveling, learning various cultures and languages, trying new cuisines, hiking, and cinema.

Cibele Randall

Cibele Randall

Registrar

Cibele is the Registrar for ELS Honolulu. She is originally from Brasilia, Brazil and the second of three daughters. She moved to the US in 2006 and was recently married and has a newborn daughter. Her degree is in Business Administration and she enjoys cooking and baking. She also likes to watch cooking shows as this gives her fresh new ideas of things to make for her friends and family.

Chelsea Toyama

Chelsea Toyama

Homestay Coordinator

Chelsea is from Honolulu, Hawaii and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Communication at Hawaii Pacific University. She has also attended Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She enjoys learning about new cultures, trying new foods and drinking coffee at little coffee shops.

Muriel

July 25, 2014

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I have been studying for eight months in paradise, that’s how I call Hawai’i. I have extremely improved my everyday language as well as my academic English in ELS Honolulu. The teachers always support me in my studies. All in all, learning English in such a wonderful place is like a vacation.

Jeong-In

November 11, 2013

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I have studied at ELS Honolulu for six months. The reason I came to here was to study English and gain a lot of experience. Before I came here, I didn’t speak English well. I was afraid to speak with foreigners in English because I lacked self-confidence. Now, I get more confidence and it is fun to learn English thanks to ELS. There are many good teachers here. Not only did they kindly teach me what I didn’t know, but they also helped me with good counseling and encouragement. ELS Honolulu has a very good systemic education curriculum. Also, I could take extra classes like writing and grammar tutorials. I loved this strict and systemic class because it helped me to improve my English skill. Moreover, there are many fun and exciting activities such as kayaking, hiking, ice skating, lei making, sunset sailing, and so on. I could enjoy Hawaiian life thanks to these activities. I never ever regret choosing ELS Honolulu. I learned many things, I made many good friends, and to top that off, it was good experience to me. Thank you for everything ELS Honolulu!

-Jeong-In,South Korea

Nicoletta

July 29, 2013

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I’ve studied at ELS Honolulu for two months during my summer vacation. I came to Hawaii to see the beautiful culture and landscape, and most importantly to improve my English speaking and writing skills. The school location is very convenient. The staff and students help me reach my goals while I was here.

-Nicoletta,Puerto Rico

Nick

July 29, 2013

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Aloha! This was my second time in ELS Honolulu. I love it so much here that I decided to come back. I studied at ELS Honolulu for almost 11 months. Before I came here, I couldn’t speak English fluently, just a few simple words in a sentence. At ELS, I had many opportunities to practice my speaking with teachers and students. There are many students from different countries. You were forced to speak English instead of your mother language. I really enjoyed this. In class, teachers will correct your grammar when you are speaking. So don’t be shy to make mistakes. Moreover, ELS Honolulu not only helped me in practicing my speaking, but also in improving my writing. I was planning to go to university in America. Writing is important for me obviously. I wrote a 10-page research paper, and that was a nightmare for me. However, I conquered it, and it gave me confidence in writing. After talking about studying, you may wonder if I had any fun here. Of course I did. I didn’t come to Hawaii only for studying. I also enjoyed the weather, beaches, and the famous touristy areas, especially the friendly people here. Don’t be afraid to talk with them once you come to Hawaii. Thanks to all the ELS teachers and staff for helping me during my stay here. Mahalo 

-Nick,Taiwan

Eryvelton

July 29, 2013

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When I decided to come to Hawaii, I wasn’t sure about my future plans. However, I now can say that I’m very happy to live this experience in Hawaii. During my first month in school, I didn’t understand anything and couldn’t express myself in English well. At that time, I was wondering how I could ask for help when I couldn’t even make a full sentence in English. However, I had class with Adam whom I think was a great teacher; his class was funny and he was very good at explaining what I didn’t understand. Thanks to that class, I started to gradually speak in English and gain more confidence. I love ELS because all the teachers are great and they teach us a lot of useful things. I have been here for almost six months and I will stay at least another 6 months. Hawaii is amazing and really special to me. Thank you to all the ELS staff for making my stay in Hawaii very enjoyable.

-Eryvelton ,Brazil

Mahmoud

June 18, 2013

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ELS is a good place to learn English in Hawaii. You can improve your English at ELS and make many friends. Also, if you want to go university after you finish your English here, ELS is the best choice. ELS offers you to study at Hawaii Pacific University if you finish level 112. This was the main reason for me to come here. I recommend every to come to ELS Honolulu. You will enjoy it here because there are many things to do in Honolulu.

-Alessa Mahmoud,Saudi Arabia

Madlaina

June 18, 2013

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ELS is super cool. I had originally planned to study English at ELS Honolulu for three months. However, because I liked the school and the students so much, I stayed four months instead. The school system is great and I improved my English a lot. The two-hour SSP course was the most profitable for me. I learned a lot of useful vocabulary. The grammar was repeated a lot, but in my case it was perfect. Furthermore, the activities were also great; from Hula-lessons, hiking, and dinner, I always had an awesome time. To be honest, I wouldn't change anything if I ever decide to come back to Hawaii.

-Campell Madlaina,Switzerland

Li-Ying

June 18, 2013

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I have been studying at ELS Honolulu for six months. In the period of these six months, I have met many friends who are from different countries and are very nice and friendly. ELS Honolulu is good for studying English because we have a good environment and teachers here. I will leave Hawaii in a couple of months because I will go to study for a master degree on the mainland. I had a lot of fun here!

-Hsu Li-Ying,Taiwan

Bao Yun

June 14, 2013

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I studied at ELS Honolulu for five months. The reason I studies at ELS is to prepare for studying at Hawaii Pacific University. At first, I was really worried about my English, but my teachers and friends helped me a lot. I found I made a great progress when I graduated from ELS Honolulu. The staff in ELS teaches academic English, and this is helpful for a student who wants to go to a university in the U.S. They teach students and make them improve from listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I gain more confidence to talk to other people. Thank you to all the ELS staff. I really enjoyed my five months there. Mahalo!

-*Tang Bao Yun,China

Kim

June 14, 2013

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Hawaii is amazing and so is ELS Honolulu. I enjoyed every single day here and I’m so glad that I chose ELS as a language school. The main reason why I’m so happy with ELS is that you meet students from many different cultures. Other language schools in Hawaii have a high percentage of Swiss students and if I had gone there, I think that I wouldn’t have spoken English that often. One other fact that makes ELS so good are the great motivated teachers and the nice and helpful ELS team. I could really improve my English during the three months I have been here and I’m sure that if I ever study English abroad again, I would choose ELS for sure. I’m very sad that I have to leave soon and I will definitely miss everything!

-Unholz Kim,Switzerland

Ahmed

June 14, 2013

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I have been studying at ELS Honolulu for six months. My English has improved a lot. I have met many teachers and friends. I really like the teachers because they are very friendly and kind. ELS has a great English learning system. I enjoy studying with my teachers. I also have fun participating in the activities with the student advisor. I recommend ELS to anyone who wants to improve their English and go to university.

-Sibyani Ahmed,Saudi Arabia

Qiu-Zhu

January 15, 2013

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Hi, I come from Taiwan. This is my first time to study abroad, before I go to HPU, I am glad to study in ELS from level “108”. It helps me establish the confidence about my English capability steadily. After living in Hawaii for 2 months, I feel less nervous to talk with Americans. I also think that it will be a better and helpful decision to study at an English language school for a person who studies abroad for the very first time. They will pay more attention on you and your problems in learning English and going to classes make foreign students preview some information about formal classes in universities. In addition, in Honolulu ELS, they will arrange lots of activities about Hawaiian culture and take students visiting many famous spots. We are studying and playing at the same time and I truly love it!

-Lai Qiu-Zhu,Taiwan

Karl

December 26, 2012

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My name is Karl Holm and I am from Sweden. I am in level 112 and this is my fourth session at the ELS center in Hawaii. I really enjoy ELS. The teachers are so enthusiastic so it is easy for me to learn English. My plan is to attend HPU; ELS prepared me well so now I have more confidence to use my English skills. Here you will make many friends from all around the world. I like the location; Hawaii is the world’s paradise with friendly people and great weather. There are a lot of fun activities here with the beach right around the corner.

-Karl Holm,Sweden

Megumi

November 5, 2012

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I have been studying at ELS for 5 months. My goal is to go to Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) and get a nursing degree. I recommend ELS because if I pass the 112, I can go to HPU. All the classes help me improve my English skills, for example, reading, writing essays, grammar, speaking, listening, idioms, vocabulary, note taking, presentation and so on. When I have questions, ELS staff, administrators, and teachers help me. Not only the staff, but my friends also suggested me good ideas, which is very helpful because students here have different cultural backgrounds. I can go swimming at the beach, hiking, and shopping on weekends. I am surrounded by good people, good weather, and I have been enjoying learning English in Hawaii.

-Megumi Amano,Japan

Sweet Monday!

July 14, 2014


Students enjoyed freshly baked blueberry danishes and chocolate croissants for breakfast today :)

Sweet & Salty Kind of Day!

July 10, 2014


Students were spoiled with a variety of staple American snacks today!

Let's GO-KART!

July 7, 2014


Students experienced the thrill of indoor-go-kart racing in Hawaii this weekend! It was a blast!

Fruity Monday!

June 30, 2014


Students had a pretty "fruitful" Monday :) We're lucky in Hawaii as we can get a wide selection of fruits year-round!

Social Mixer

June 26, 2014


New and continuing students got to mingle during the social mixer over delicious Kimbap (Korean sushi).

Paintball

June 10, 2014


Paintball was a hit (pun intended). Students enjoyed the adrenaline of the games! They had a few bruises afterwards but it was well worth it...I hear ;)

Cheese & Crackers!

June 9, 2014


Free food is always popular at the center :) Students particularly enjoyed their variety of cheese and crackers at lunch time today!

Pastry Day!

May 22, 2014


Pastry Day is always very appreciated by the students at the center! Delicious cinnamon croissants and apple turnovers were the favorite this time around!

Henna Tattoo

May 22, 2014


Students enjoyed a private session of henna tattoo with the International Student Adviser! The most popular tattoo was the "Aloha" pattern :)

More bowling!

May 14, 2014


Bowling has been very popular for the past couple of sessions that we decided to have it again this session! Students just can't get enough of cosmic bowling! :)

Kuliouou Ridge Hike

May 5, 2014


We hiked for 4 hours on the Kuliouou Ridge Trail located on the South part of Oahu. Eventhough it was a muggy day in Hawaii Nei, my students were all a really good sport! We were rewarded by amazing views of the windward side of the island at the submit! :)

HPU Intercultural Day!

April 25, 2014


HPU celebrated its cultural diversity with fun booths, activities, games, and performances. I've got the chance to reunite with former ELS students who matriculated to HPU :)

Happy Easter!

April 16, 2014


Easter Chocolate Eggs for everyone at the center!

Cosmic Bowling

April 15, 2014


Students had a blast cosmic bowling!

Donuts Day!

April 7, 2014


Students satisfied their sweet tooth with cake donuts this morning. The "muddy" or "oreo" donut was a hit!

Social Mixer

April 2, 2014


Some students tried Spam musubi for the first time today! Spam musubi, composed of a piece of Spam on top of rice wrapped in dried seaweed, is a popular snack in Hawaii.

Study Hawaii Day

February 14, 2014


Students had the opportunity to attend the "Study Hawaii Day" event at the State Capitol in celebration of International Education and were recognized by the Hawaii Senate Chambers.

Whale Watching Cruise

February 10, 2014


Humpback whales swim all the way from Alaska to Hawaii to breed and nurse their young ones in the warm shallow waters. They can be sighted in the Hawaiian waters from October to May. We were lucky to spot a few tail and fin splashing during our morning whale watching cruise. We were also spoiled with beautiful weather.

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ELS at Hawaii Pacific University

ELS at Hawaii Pacific University

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Honolulu ELS Language Center at Hawaii Pacific University. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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