Experience a world of possibilities

Since 1961, ELS has helped more than 1.2 million students from over 143 countries around the world learn English quickly and effectively. Our goal is to prepare our students to compete, excel, and achieve in the global workplace by offering English language and competencies training.

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Learn English on a University Campus

ELS has Language Centers located on the campuses of Colleges and Universities across the United States.  Study English with ELS and you'll enjoy a unique American student experience with the opportunity to meet and connect with local college and university students while you take advantage of shared campus facilities, like student lounges, cafeterias, computer labs, and more!

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Our diverse selection of English programs provide options for every student and situation.

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This language course will prepare you for academic success. The comprehensive curriculum is designed to include all aspects of academic communication to ensure you are comfortable in any setting on a college or university campus.

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The ELS Semi-Intensive English program helps strengthen your English communication skills in the classroom, then allows you time to absorb your surroundings and practice your new skills.

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Start your English learning journey from home for as little as $90 per week! Choose from four online English programs and three schedules, offered two times per day through ILSC HELLO. Online English is offered through ILSC Language Schools, but students can easily transition into on-campus programs at any ELS school.

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The ELS American Explorer course allows you to improve your English proficiency in a casual learning environment, offering a vacation English experience. The structure of the course includes English courses in the morning and free time in the afternoon and evening.

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Language-based standardized tests can be required by both colleges and universities, as well as government agencies and corporations.

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Why Choose ELS?

We put you first. No one else can match the choices and expertise we have.
Our focus is on your success and we can guide you there.


More than 1.2 million students have learned English with ELS from over 143 countries.


Our academic partnerships with over 600 universities offer unlimited opportunities for our students.


From American Explorer to our Youth Programs, we continue to provide innovative English training solutions.


We provide an English language experience that inspires and prepares students to achieve their dreams.

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ELS / ILSC Language Schools is the proud winner of the ST Star Award Chain Language School 2023! Read more HERE.

Celebrating over 60 years of ELS!

Since 1961, ELS has had a reputation for academic excellence. Hear what our University partners have to say!

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Find a university program

Discover what university is right for you.

We have relationships with 600+ universities around the world. You can apply for conditional admission before you have mastered English, and once you have graduated from ELS, you can enter the university of your choice.

Study in Canada or Australia

Now available through our partner schools: ILSC Language Schools and Greystone College

Want to go beyond the US? You can now learn English in Canada and Australia with our partner school, ILSC. Whether you’re dreaming of studying and working by the beach, or looking for high energy adventures in stunning Canadian landscapes – we have a study abroad option to take you further.

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What Our Students Say About Us

ELS Intensive English Alumni Bandar

ELS improved my language. Then, they corrected my grammar mistakes and told me many things about my major. Also, they told me how I can get admission [to university], and there are some classes to help me with my major. They gave me many after-school classes every month. I will start university to catch my goal, and I would like to come back and visit my teachers in ELS because I really made new friends there.

Bandar - ELS Intensive English Alumni, Purdue University Graduate, Saudi Arabia

ELS Fun & Sun Camp participant Valentin

It is an unforgettable experience. You learn English, you make friends, and you have fun. I will tell my family and friends about the ELS program. It was astonishing and enjoyable. I will tell everyone time is running out, life is short, you should go to the ELS Fun & Sun program. I have been there and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Valentin - ELS Fun & Sun Program student, Argentina