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ELS USA LOCATIONS

Pittsburgh, PA

201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel.: (412) 392-3802
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Point Park University
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ELS/Pittsburgh is located on the Point Park University campus, where you have access to theater, arts and entertainment. Pittsburgh is home to many world-class educational institutions. Consistently ranked in Rand McNally’s “Most Livable Cities in North America,” Pittsburgh is safe, inexpensive and friendly.


  • Campus Facility Use
  • World-class arts & entertainment within short walk or bus ride
  • Professional sports games nearby
  • Washington D.C., Philadelphia & Niagara Falls nearby for trips
  • Outstanding Museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, Frick Art Museum and others

Fast Facts - Pittsburgh

Fast Facts - Pittsburgh

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Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 35
Bank 15
Downtown Area 1
Post Office 1
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5
Supermarket 5
Bus Stop/Subway 5

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

Student Residence at Lawrence Hall Alumni Park Relaxing in the Dorm Student Residence Room Hanging out in the Dorm

Lawrence Hall(Student Residence (On Campus))

Coed dorms with males & females on same floor. American & ELS students are on the same floors. Shared double occupancy dorm rooms in urban university-owned dormitory with Private bathrooms. Rooms include a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. Linens are also included. Students clean their own rooms during their stay. Self-service laundry machines are available in the dorm building for a small fee. Security: 24-hour security desk located at the building entrance. There is one resident assistant for every 30 students.

Price per Session $790
Occupancy Double, Double
Minimum Age 18
Please note that the Point Park University dorm does not accept students over the age of 25
Airport Pickup $120
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most homestay families will be in the suburban, residential areas and will require a short commute (30 mins or less) on public transportation.

Price per Session $800
Occupancy Single, Single
Minimum Age 15
Airport Pickup $120
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

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  • Computer center
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Only some 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?

  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

Joyce Parris

Joyce Parris

Center Director

Joyce earned her MS in Language Arts Education from Duquesne University and her MA in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh where she also earned a certificate in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Linguistics Department. She has enjoyed a career teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at the university level for over 25 years. She became the Director of the ESL Program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1998 and the Center Director and Academic Director of ELS Language Centers Pittsburgh at Point Park University in 2003. She is a member of NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors) as well as a member of TESOL, where she recently co-presented at the 2008 Conference.

Katie Garson

Katie Garson

Academic Director

Katie first began at ELS Pittsburgh in 2012 as an instructor. Before coming to ELS Pittsburgh, Katie had worked extensively with college students and the institutions they attend. She was previously an Assistant Coordinator of the International Student Orientation Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She also taught ESL at Binghamton University, Drexel University and Philadelphia’s International House as well as teaching English in Israel and Argentina. She holds an M.S.Ed Degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania.

Hannah Hinkle

Hannah Hinkle

International Student Advisor

Hannah Hinkle, International Student Advisor , received her BA in Political Science from Ohio University. She graduated with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies and a concentration in Spanish Language. Hannah studied abroad in Mèrida, Mexico. She enjoys helping new students navigate their way through Point Park University and the city of Pittsburgh, assisting ELS students in applying to universities, arranging appointments, participating in the Conversation Partners Program, and planning fun enjoyable excursions for all.

John Dolence

John Dolence

Registrar

John has an Associates Degree in Business Management & Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania. John has previous employment experience as Finance Director & Registrar as well as Accounting, Bookkeeping and Operations Management. He especially enjoys working with International Students.

Beth DeMont

Beth DeMont

Instructor

Beth, MATESL (Saint Michael's College Vermont) has taught with ELS Language Centers in Pittsburgh since 2006 and became their Senior Instructor in 2008. She is a dedicated educator with international and domestic experience in academic and behavior programs, student assessment and advising, and curricula/materials development. Her scholarship also includes a Psychology BA with minors in philosophy and fine arts from Trinity College of Vermont and Masters work in Counseling at Seton Hill College, Pennsylvania.

Junxin

May 6, 2014

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I like ELS Language Center
Pittsburgh because I think it is a very good program. First of all, the teachers at ELS are very
nice. They have very good teaching
skills and some of them are very funny, so it is easy to pay attention in
class. Second, the teaching material
suits the students’ needs. It includes
comprehensive lessons that help students improve their English. Finally, ELS has some good group activities
for students every month. Activities are
good for students because they help students relax after studying. ELS Pittsburgh is great and I recommend it to
you!

-Junxin,China

Ali

May 6, 2014

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The management at ELS is very professional. They really care about the students. They are always helpful, not only with school related issues, but with issues outside of the school, as well. The teachers treat me like family. They always make me feel comfortable. They correct me when needed, so I can improve my English. The group activities are great. I've learned about other countries and I've made a lot of new friends.

-Ali,Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman

May 6, 2014

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ELS Pittsburgh is pretty awesome! ELS is a great school for beginners who want to improve their English. All of the teachers are very helpful to new and continuing students. The school offers amazing group activities every week.

-Abdulrahman,Saudi Arabia

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium!

September 23, 2014


Last weekend, the students of ELS Pittsburgh visited the Pittsburgh Zoo! It was a beautiful Fall day filled with equally beautiful animals, including playful tigers, resting lions, and silly penguins.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium!

September 23, 2014


Last weekend, the students of ELS Pittsburgh visited the Pittsburgh Zoo! It was a beautiful Fall day filled with equally beautiful animals, including playful tigers, resting lions, and silly penguins.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium!

September 23, 2014


Last weekend, the students of ELS Pittsburgh visited the Pittsburgh Zoo! It was a beautiful Fall day filled with equally beautiful animals, including playful tigers, resting lions, and silly penguins.

Phipps Conservatory!

June 2, 2014


Visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a Pittsburgh tradition! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game!

June 2, 2014


The students of ELS Pittsburgh kicked of the Summer season by attending a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game!

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game!

June 2, 2014


The students of ELS Pittsburgh kicked of the Summer season by attending a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game!

Downloads

Campus Map

Campus Map

Point Park University Campus Map

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Computer Labs

Computer Labs

This document provides instructions for students to obtain internet and computer lab access at Point Park University. Also, it lists locations of computer labs and other ammenities on campus.

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Dining Schedule

Dining Schedule

Dining schedule hours are subject to change during summer hours and most holiday breaks.

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ELS at Point Park University

ELS at Point Park University

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

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Fast Facts - Pittsburgh

Fast Facts - Pittsburgh

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Session 10 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Session 10 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Check it out!

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Session 11 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Session 11 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Getting ready for Halloween, and American tradition!

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Session 12 Activities Calendar

Session 12 Activities Calendar

Here is the Activities Calendar for this session!

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Session 1211B Activities Calendar

Session 1211B Activities Calendar

Take a look at the Group Activities ELS Pittsburgh has planned for Session 1211B!

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Session 1212B Activities Calendar

Session 1212B Activities Calendar

Here are the activtites we have planned for Session 12!

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Session 1303B Activities Calendar

Session 1303B Activities Calendar

Here is the Activity's Calendar for next session- 1303B!

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Session 2 Activities Calendar-2014

Session 2 Activities Calendar-2014

Here's the Activities Calendar for Session 2 of 2014!

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Session 4 Activities Calendar- 2014

Session 4 Activities Calendar- 2014

Activities Calendar for Session 4!

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Session 5 Activities Calendar- 2014

Session 5 Activities Calendar- 2014

Here's the Activities Calendar for Session 5!

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Session 6 Activities Calendar- 2014

Session 6 Activities Calendar- 2014

This is the Activities Calendar for Session 6! We still have lots of great activities planned for this session, including a soccer game and Graduation!

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Session 7 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Session 7 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Check out the Activities Calendar for Session 7! We have many exciting activities planned, including a trip to Kennywood, Pittsburgh's oldest theme park!

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Session 9 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Session 9 Activities Calendar- 2014!

Laurel Caverns Group Activity coming up this Friday, October 3rd!!!!

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