Estimate includes tuition and housing costs ONLY. An additional Materials & Technology fee will be required for each session of study. All prices are listed in US Dollars the local currency of the ELS Center. Program & housing availability as well as cost are subject to change.
Centers & Locations
"ELS has a very friendly environment and the teachers are very patient and always available to answer questions. In particular, they give you enough time to understand your mistakes."
ELS/Melbourne is located on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. It offers a state-of-the-art campus nestled in a tropical garden just minutes from Florida’s beautiful white sand beaches. You can enjoy weekend visits to Walt Disney World Resorts®, Magic Kingdom®, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Animal Kingdom®, Universal Studios® and Kennedy Space Center.
Campus Facility Use
Year-round mild weather
Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens
Palm Beach, Tampa Bay and Miami are possible weekend trips
NASA's Kennedy Space Center nearby and FIT's location is ideal for students with an interest in aeronautics
Shared typical on-campus dorm room. Shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include a desk, a bed, a mini fridge, a small microwave, an end table and a chair. Linens are also included. Self-service laundry machines are available in a nearby dorm for a small fee.
Security: The Security office is located in Shall Hall dormitory. There is one resident assistant for each floor or wing (1 per approx. 10 students).
Price per Session
Meals / week or Meal Credit
19 meals per week
Homestays in the area(Homestay)
Host families drive ELS students to the campus in the morning and pick them up after class Monday through Friday.
Price per Session
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Center is handicapped accessible
Classrooms are handicapped accessible
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?
Find a university via our University Finder
Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
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."
Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
Begin your university program!
Meet the Staff
Betty Jean Humpherys
Betty Jean began her ESL career teaching at ELS/St. Petersburg in 1981. She has taught ESL at Florida Institute of Technology, Brigham Young University and ELS/Melbourne. She received her MA in Linguistics from BYU. At ELS/Melbourne she began as the Registrar in 2002 and has served as a teacher, Academic Director and is currently the Center Director. Her goal is to maintain a comfortable, productive academic environment ensuring steady student matriculation to the best US universities. Aside from being a second mom to the students, she is the proud mother of three college students Sarah, Emily, and Michael.
Henry Rockhill is entering his third year of employment with ELS/Melbourne and his second year as the acting academic director. After working a year as a classroom instructor and activities coordinator, Henry transitioned into an administrative role in the beginning of 2012. Henry is a graduate of ELS/Melbourne’s host institution, Florida Institute of Technology. He has worked with ESOL students as a Florida educator from 2007 until he joined ELS Language Centers in January 2011. Before working as an educator, Henry worked as a professional chef in the central Florida area for over six years. His many interests include fishing, surfing and his pot bellied pig “Lilly”.
Rene has been the Registrar at ELS/Melbourne since 2005. Rene's previous work experience as an administrative assistant in a school district and law firm in Pennsylvania has been an asset to this center. She is detail-oriented, positive, patient, and loves working with international students. Rene moved to Melbourne three years ago with her husband and three sons. She enjoys the beach, pool and being with her big Italian family. Rene adds finesse and flair to our Melbourne family.
Sarah-Kate joined ELS Melbourne in October 2012. As the Student Activities Coordinator she is able to interact and learn from a diverse group of students. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Education Science, with a concentration in school psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Sarah-Kate recently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2010-2012, where she was immersed in the community, culture, and language. She enjoys sharing her experience with others.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy
March 21, 2013
Jean Pierre ~ Kinshasa, Congo
I am so cheerful to have the opportunity to study at ELS Melbourne. Studying at ELS Melbourne has been one my most marvelous experiences. I am proud to say that all my English skills have been learned at ELS Melbourne, and it has also helped me adapt and integrate into American culture. I have made many friends as well by participating in the different activities available each session. God bless you!
-Jean Pierre,Congo, Democratic Republic Of
March 14, 2013
Falah ~ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
I have been studying at ELS Melbourne for three months, but it only feels like one or two days. I remember being a little nervous on my first day, but everyone talked to me and asked me if I needed help. ELS Melbourne works as a family.
The teachers are very helpful, and I love my classes. The teachers have a great way of explaining things to make sure we understand what is being taught.
I have a lot of friends at ELS Melbourne. We eat lunch together, go out on the weekends, and help each other with homework.
If you want to study English, ELS Melbourne is the best place. I love ELS Melbourne, and Mrs. Betty Jean!
March 14, 2013
Naoyuki ~ Nagareyama, Japan
Hello everyone! I am Naoyuki, and I am from Japan. I started studying at ELS Melbourne a session and a half ago. I have been working hard to do my best, and I think my ability to use English is improving thanks to my many teachers, friends, and host family.
In addition, ELS provides us with many interesting activities, such as Universal’s Islands of Adventures, and the beach party. These activities also helped me make a lot of friends and improve my English skills.
I can’t help appreciating ELS Melbourne! I want to continue doing my best and want everyone to see my English improvements before I go back to Japan.
March 14, 2013
Badur ~ Bahla, Oman
My experience at ELS Melbourne has been great. One of my favorite things about this center is the activities. It gives me the chance to make friends and share experiences.
The teachers have a fantastic way of teaching, and make learning fun. I love the class schedule and the classes. The teachers are always willing to help, and make sure you understand the material.
The office staff at ELS Melbourne is also helpful. I know I can go to them if I need anything and they will always help me!
March 14, 2013
Yoo Young ~ Incheon, South Korea
I have been studying at ELS Melbourne for six months. This was one of the best choices I have made in my life. I have had many experiences with wonderful friends and teachers, such as the beach party, Universal Studios in Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, and sports. I have really enjoyed all of them and have great memories of Melbourne.
Every teacher has stuck with me through thick and thin. Also, students from all over the world are really friendly and kind. If you want to study English at ELS, I recommend ELS Melbourne.