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ELS Cincinnati, Ohio, at University of Cincinnati

Learn English in Cincinnati on a university campus with ELS Language Centers.

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Discover ELS Cincinnati

Historic architecture, modern city energy, and dynamic culture combine in this stunning, riverside city.

Learn English in Cincinnati at ELS on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, one of the world’s most beautiful campuses! At ELS Cincinnati, you’ll enjoy an American University Experience, studying English and connecting with UC students as you enjoy the amenities on this centrally located campus, just a five-minute bus ride to the heart of downtown.

Set along the Ohio River, Cincinnati offers amazing and unique historic neighborhoods for students to explore, year-round festivals, local markets and shopping, great sporting events, captivating parks, and amazing street art, museums, and culture.


Learn English in Cincinnati at University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is listed among the Top 150 national universities and is ranked as one of America's top 25 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. When you learn English at ELS Cincinnati, you can purchase meals at the university's dining halls and a Rec Center pass for access to UC’s stunning fitness amenities, including an indoor climbing wall, six-court gymnasium, track, swimming pools, and more.

Planning to transfer to an American college or university after your studies? Upon successful completion of ELS Intensive English level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to the University of Cincinnati, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.

Explore the University of Cincinnati
Students seated outside on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, the host institution of ELS Cincinnati in Ohio, USA.

Why you should Choose
ELS Cincinnati for Your English
Learning Experience

  • Learn English in Cincinnati at ELS’s campus close to a variety of shops and restaurants and just 5 minutes from the buzz and adventure of downtown.
  • Get the full American student experience as you connect with University of Cincinnati students around campus, and while you use the excellent university facilities.
  • Enjoy living in this student-friendly city with its youthful energy, great nightlife, diverse culture and a more affordable cost of living.
  • Choose the right program to meet your goals and interests, whether you’re looking for intensive Academic English study, or a program that supports more free time to explore and experience the US, we have something to meet your needs.
  • Study with our customized, engaging, high-quality curriculum and passionate English teachers – ELS’s Intensive English level 112 meets the English language entry requirement for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the USA!

Unique opportunities at
the University of Cincinnati Campus

Class Visitation

Free UC Class Visits

Once you’ve reached ELS level 109, we can arrange class visits for you at no cost so you can see what it’s like to learn at the University of Cincinnati.


IELTS Testing Center

Planning to take the IELTS test? ELS Cincinnati is an official IELTS Test center and one of the few in the region, making it an ideal location for your testing needs.
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American Conversation Partnerships

ELS students can connect with current UC students to practice their English conversation.

Explore the ELS Cincinnati Campus


Lee Hunt
ELS Cincinnati Center Director

Lee has been working in English education since 2014, and he loves interacting with people from all over the world and learning about their cultures. His goal is to help his students succeed by supporting them in their English acquisition at ELS Cincinnati and enabling them to explore the culture of the Queen City!


Important Campus Info


  • 18
    Years Old
  • 12-15
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ELS Cincinnati | University of Cincinnati Campus Facilities

* The ELS team will assist students with the purchase of a Rec Center pass to gain access to these facilities.

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  • wi-fi
Tangeman Univeristy Center
Tangeman Univeristy Center
Campus Recreation Center
Campus Recreation Center
Library Square
Procter Hall
Procter Hall

Things to do in Cincinnati

Explore Cincinnati's top attractions to make your English study experience unforgettable. 

A roller coaster at King Island Amusement Park near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Kings Island Amusement Park

Located in north of Cincinnati, Kings Island Amusement and Water park delights with three roller coasters, including the world’s longest wooden roller coaster, a water park, and seasonal themed events and entertainment.

The entrance to Findlay Market in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, near ELS Language Centers.

Findlay Market

Check out Ohio’s oldest public market for fresh produce, ethnic and specialty foods, artisan goods, and delicious dining. Located in the Over-the-Rhine historic neighbourhood, Findlay Market has been continuously running since 1852.

An art display at Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Located in Eden Park, this totally free museum features over 73,000 art works. Make your way there via the Art Climb, a landscaped 9 story high stairway through Eden Park that features sculptures, art plazas, city view points, and more.

An aerial view of Fountain Square baseball stadium, home of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cincinnati Reds Baseball

Join the local Cincinnatians to cheer on their favorite baseball team at Fountain Square. The stadium also features the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame museum where you can learn more about America’s first professional baseball team!

FC Cincinnati soccer stadium in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

FC Cincinnati Soccer

Established in 2016 and admitted to Major League Soccer in 2019, FC Cincinnati has burst into popularity in the Queen City. With a new, modern stadium and thousands of fans, you can join in the excitement of a match and cheer on the local soccer club!

An aerial view of the field at the Cincinnati Bengals football stadium in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cincinnati Bengals Football

Experience the thrills of American football with Cincinnati’s National Football League team. With a stadium located on the riverfront and near local restaurants and nightlife, you can learn about the United States’ most popular sport while cheering along with local Cincinnatians and enjoying the amenities of downtown!

An animal display at Cincinnati Museum Center in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Located in a beautiful historic train station, the Cincinnati Museum Center showcases Cincinnati’s famous art deco architecture and provides a wide variety of exhibits that allow you to experience local, national, and international culture. Traveling exhibits provide new opportunities to learn, no matter the time of year!

A penguin at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Just a short 10 minute transit ride from the ELS Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden features animals from all over the globe, including Elephants, Lions, Hippos, and more.

A colorful neon lights display.

American Sign Museum

Check out a collection of advertising signage and see the development of styles and techniques, from hand lettered signs to neon and more, this museum will give you a unique view of the USA over the past century and more.

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge near Mainstrasse Village in Covington, Kentucky, a short trip from ELS Language Centers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mainstrasse Village

Just across the Ohio River, Mainstrasse Village offers a little taste of German-American culture and architecture. This quaint, walkable village offers amazing restaurants, music, drinks, sights, and a variety of fun festivals throughout the year.

Sight-seers can go on street art tours in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Mural Tour

Cincinnati ranks high for street art, with more than 230 public murals around the city showcasing local and international artists. You can join a tour with ArtWorks Cincinnati, or grab their free mural map to create your own street art walking tour. You can also experience a new perspective on Cincinnati’s street art with the Blink Festival, which features light shows and installation exhibits to explore once the sun goes down!

ELS Cincinnati
Homestay Accommodation

ELS Cincinnati has a well-established homestay program to accommodate students’ interests and needs. Living with a homestay family allows students to immerse themselves in American culture and practice their English skills daily. Homestay families provide a warm, welcoming environment. Homes are a bus ride away from the center and located near attractions and events throughout the city. They’re in safe residential neighborhoods that are easily accessible to campus by a shuttle or bus.

Housing availability and confirmations are contingent on university and/or provider approval and are subject to change.

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ELS Cincinnati
Student Residence

University of Cincinnati Campus Residences offer apartment‐style living with on‐campus convenience. Students can choose between the Campus Recreation Center dormitory, which features single (private) rooms with a living space and bathroom shared between two people and Morgens Hall, which features double (shared) rooms in studio-style apartments shared between two or four people. Residence buildings also feature amenities like a hall study lounge, recreation equipment, keyless entry, elevators, state of the art laundry facilities, and wired/wireless internet connection.

Housing availability and confirmations are contingent on university and/or provider approval and are subject to change.

An exterior view of the University Of Cincinnati Campus Residences apartment buildings on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, the partner institution of ELS Language Centers in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
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    Minimum Age
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    Meals not included
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    On Campus

Discover ELS English Programs in Cincinnati

Intensive English

Our most complete English learning experience, designed to develop your language proficiency to support success in English-speaking higher education, business, or in any activity where you need to speak English well. Choose this program if you plan to attend one of the 600+ colleges that recognize ELS level 109 or 112 for language entry. 

Semi-Intensive English

Make English language development a priority while still leaving plenty of time to discover local culture and activities. Enjoy four daily English lessons designed to quickly improve your English communication skills. Outside the classroom, connect with locals and discover the attractions in your USA study city. 

American Explorer

The American Explorer Program offers a casual English learning experience while providing plenty of free time for local discovery and American cultural immersion. Designed for the curious explorer, this relaxed study program will help you improve your English to enrich a short-term study adventure. 

English for Executives

English for Executives is built to cater to the unique needs of business executives and professionals. Combine group classes designed to build comprehensive English skills with private lessons tailored to your specific learning needs and business communication goals.  Available for individuals or for teams. 

Super Intensive English

A fully customizable, one-on-one course designed for executives and professionals to quickly gain proficiency in business English. Choose 15, 20 or 30 lessons per week, and schedule this flexible program at a time that fits around your professional and personal commitments. 

Where to Find ELS Cincinnati

ELS Cincinnati is located on the Campus of the University of Cincinnati:

  • 60 West Charlton Street,
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • (513) 556-8565