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Lubbock, TX

1921 Broadway Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Tel.: 806-747-5340
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
In affiliation with: Texas Tech University
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ELS/Lubbock is just minutes away by foot or bus from Texas Tech University, one of the leading universities in the Midwest. Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Lubbock has many music and art festivals each year, and you can enjoy history museums, sports, nightlife and Mackenzie Park.

  • Public Research University campus location with 32,000 students and located in the city of Lubbock that has a population of 230,000
  • Texas Tech offers 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 masters degrees and 50 doctoral programs

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 20
Bank 9
Downtown Area 10
Post Office 7
Restaurant(s) 10
Shopping Mall/Outlet 40
Supermarket 14
Bus Stop/Subway 1








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Programs available at this location

2015 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2015 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Coleman Hall Coleman Hall Room Coleman Hall Lobby

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family student is responsible for his/her personal transportation.

Price per Session $950
Minimum Age 14
Airport Pickup $65
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Coleman Hall(Student Residence (On Campus))

Male and female students housed on different floors

Coleman Hall is located on the southwest side of the Texas Tech Campus. Male and female students are housed on separate floors.
ELS students will be housed in the International Success Learning Community at Coleman Hall, where floors are dedicated to Texas Tech International and American students who are interested in, or studying in, programs related to language or international studies at TTU.
Coleman Hall housing includes double occupancy rooms with in room sinks and shared bathrooms located on each floor. Free in-room wired internet, free cable TV access, and free laundry facilities are included. Wireless internet access is available in the lobby and other common areas of the building. In addition, a 35 seat computer lab is open in the lobby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Texas Tech University Community Advisors are located on every floor, and the hall office is staffed 24/7.
All ELS/Lubbock students have access to dorm kitchens located on their floor and can borrow cooking supplies from the hall office. ELS students living at Coleman Hall also receive $170 in TTU Dining Bucks each session that can be used at any campus dining location. Linens are provided at move in. Common areas and bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Dorm access is electronically controlled by security key cards linked to student picture IDs.

Price per Session $980
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $65
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Students receive $170 Texas Tech Dining Bucks per session.

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

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

Liz Cosgrove

Liz Cosgrove

Center Director

Liz came to Lubbock after living in Taiwan for 10 years. She started teaching English as a Second Language in 2001 and was the Director of an English school in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for over 7 years. Liz has a long-standing connection to the international student community, serving as teacher, administrator and host family. She has travelled to over 30 countries and loves making connections with people from all over the world!

Kymberli Saldaña

Kymberli Saldaña

Academic Director

Kymberli is a native Texan and graduate of Texas Tech University. While in college, she studied abroad and visited many different countries. She has worked with both American and International students while teaching and advising at the university. She greatly enjoys learning about other cultures and helping students through their academic journeys. Kymberli has been in Lubbock for 9 years, so she knows a lot about the community and what it has to offer!

Nick Muniz

Nick Muniz

International Student Advisor

I received my Bachelor's degree in English Literature and I am a Lubbock native. I worked previously as a Student Assistant at Center for Campus Life at Texas Tech University. I enjoy working with students and strive for excellence and honor by doing so.

Kathy Merkley

Kathy Merkley


Kathy has had the opportunity to live in and visit many different places, such as Okinawa, Ecuador, Mexico and almost every state in the US. Family is very important to Kathy. She is the mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two grandsons. She moved to Lubbock eight years ago to be near her oldest daughter. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and learning about other cultures.


July 16, 2014


I could not see myself in other language center. ELS Language Center is great for those who are seeking to learn English for different purpose. As a student of the Center I recommend to anyone because the staff of this Center is built by lovely and friendly people starting from the Center director to the teachers. They will make you have fun while you are learning. ELS Language Center is the best I've ever seen. If you are trying to improve or develop your skills you must take a look at ELS Language Center. I promise you'll not regret it.


July 16, 2014


I've been at ELS Lubbock center for one year and have been really helpful for me. We are all faced with many cultures and traditions. I've been learning a lot with that, such as respect and knowledge. The teachers and directors are great and really polite. Many things have changed in my life because of ELS, I just have to say thanks for all of them.



April 14, 2014


Being a part of ELS family was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. Teachers and staffs have always been there to help us. They taught us how to improve our language skills, how to use English on a daily basis. They have been supporting us all the time. Studying at ELS Lubbock is a great opportunity for learning English.



March 13, 2014


It has been an amazing experience to study at ELS Lubbock Center. Since I arrived here, I have noticed the boosting of my speaking, reading and writing skills. The teachers and administrators are the ones who helped me archiving these goals and being prepared for future challenges. I love being part of this wonderful family.



February 25, 2014


ELS teachers helped me to see the strength in my personality, and how to improve my weak points. They have taught me not only English language, but also they gave me the confidence to speak English without fear of making mistakes. To be at ELS inspires me to study hard to be a successful person both at ELS and in TTU in the future.

-Ebtehal,Saudi Arabia


June 25, 2013


ELS is a great place to study in because it has great teachers. It makes anybody learns English easily and smoothly. It has the proper environment to study English.

-Ahmed,Saudi Arabia


October 3, 2012


The classmates are friendly. The teachers are friendly. Studying at ELS has improved my grammar.



October 3, 2012


Studying Reading and Writing course has helped me improve my English writing, speaking and comprehension. Studying at ELS has been a great experience because I have new friends from different countries.



August 3, 2012


Studying in ELS program has been a great experience because ELS has helped in huge ways. As well has helped me improve my English through speaking, listening and grammar.



August 3, 2012


ELS Center, I'm really grateful for being here. My English improved a lot since I got thanks ELS.

-Basem,Saudi Arabia


August 3, 2012


First of all, I was studying English for 8 months here in north Texas. And once the Lubbock ELS Center comes here, I quickly registered. And then I realized it's a really great place to learn English, and I now regret because I didn't study in ELS Centers for the last 8 months that I studied.

-Muath,Saudi Arabia

ELS Lubbock is thankful for...

November 19, 2015

All month long, ELS students at the Lubbock center have been writing on our "Thankful Board" to show their fellow students what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Teachers and administration were given their own board to share their thanks as well.

Halloween 2015

November 2, 2015

ELS celebrates Halloween with our annual Halloween party! Teachers, students, and administration dressed up and had a great and spooky time!

ELS Goes to the Corn Maze and Carves Pumpkins!

October 27, 2015

ELS students spent the last half of the school week pumpkin carving and going to At'l Do Corn Maze! Students are getting ready this week for our annual Halloween party, spooky!!!

ELS Goes to the Corn Maze and Carves Pumpkins!

October 27, 2015

ELS students spent the last days of the school week going through the Corn Maze and carving pumpkins for the center! The students are hard at work gearing up for this week's annual Halloween party! Spooky!!!

South Plains Wildlife

September 18, 2015

South Plains Wildlife and Rehab Center was invited to speak to ELS about natural wildlife in the Lubbock area. It was educational and exciting!

South Plain Wildlife

September 18, 2015

South Plains Wildlife and Rehabilitation was invited to ELS to teach our students about natural wildlife in the Lubbock area. It was educational and exciting!

South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Visits ELS

September 18, 2015

The South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was invited to ELS to explain to our students the habitats of the birds in the area. It was educational and exciting!

ELS Cultural Food Fair

September 10, 2015

Students from around the globe brought dishes from their home countries to share with their classmates! It was delicious!!!

ELS Paints like Picasso!

August 24, 2015

ELS Students learned how to paint a whimsical tree with help from our Center Director Liz Cosgrove. Everyone had a great time!

ELS Olympics!

August 3, 2015

ELS students spent the day at the park showing off what great athletes they are!

Museum Day at Texas Tech!

August 3, 2015

ELS students spent the day at the Texas Tech University Museum!

ELS Ice Cream Party!

July 27, 2015

ELS students enjoyed an ice cream party to beat the summer heat!

ELS Makes Tie Die Shirts

July 14, 2015

ELS Students got to make boss tie-dye t-shirts!

4th of July

July 2, 2015

Happy 4th of July from ELS/Lubbock!

ELS sees Jurassic World

June 30, 2015

ELS Lubbock spent the afternoon at the South Plains Mall and saw Jurassic World. It was great day of shopping and dino watching!

Watch out for the Dinosaurs!

June 30, 2015

ELS Lubbock travelled to the South Plains Mall and saw Jurassic World! It was a great day of shopping and dino excitement!

ELS Welcomes Saudi Arabia, Angola and Brazil!

June 24, 2015

ELS Welcomes Saudi Arabia, Angola and Brazil!

ELS Celebrates Father's Day

June 15, 2015

ELS students decorated their own frames for their fathers. This was a great way to say thank you to all of the dads out there!


2016 ELS/Lubbock Application

2016 ELS/Lubbock Application

2016 ELS/Lubbock Center Application

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Bus Information

Bus Information

Map and information on how to get to ELS/Lubbock from the Texas Tech Student Union Building

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ELS at Texas Tech University

ELS at Texas Tech University

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

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ELS Lubbock Flyer

ELS Lubbock Flyer

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Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Lubbock

Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Lubbock

Provides a list of the top 10 reasons for studying at our ELS/Lubbock Center.

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