Center Update

The ELS Cleveland center is moving to online instruction effective Monday, November 30 as a result of the new "Safer at Home" restrictions announced by the City due to increases in COVID-19 cases. ELS Cleveland will provide the exact same program online as in person (same classes, teachers, contact hours, but delivered online) until we can resume in-person classes.

New students who are supposed to arrive to start classes on Monday, December 7th have a few options:

  • Move your studies to any one of the 6 other open centers in the US for in-person classes
  • Remain in your home country, connect with the online classes given by ELS Cleveland (8:30 AM – 3:50 PM) GMT and enter the US for in-person studies starting on January 4th, 2021
  • Start your program in the ELS online ION+ program (classes begin at 7:00am & 11:00am EST) until in-person classes resume in Cleveland
  • Defer your studies until January, ELS will update the date on your I-20 for start in classes on Monday, January 4th, 2021

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About This Center

Located on the campus of the prestigious Case Western Reserve University, this program to learn English in Cleveland is within walking distance of many restaurants and coffee shops. Experience American culture and get to know the friendly people of Northwest Ohio at local theaters, shows, and sporting events in the Cleveland City Center.

During breaks from English classes in Cleveland, students can visit the calm, serene Lake Erie beaches and parks, located near campus. These are ideal locations for relaxing, sun bathing, swimming, and fishing.

Experience American culture and get to know the friendly people of Northwest Ohio at local theaters, shows, and sporting events in the Cleveland City Center.

Learn English at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is a Top 50 ranked university. This private university is known for its world class research, with top-rated graduate programs in health law, biomedical engineering and nonprofit management. ELS students have access to a host of campus facilities, including a gymnasium, health center, library, sports courts, and indoor pool.

Upon successful completion of ELS Level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Case Western Reserve University, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.


ELS Cleveland | Case Western Reserve Facilities

  • Baseball field
  • Basketball court
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Fee for parking at University
  • Fitness center
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • Soccer field
  • Student Health Center
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court
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English Language Center Cleveland, Ohio

Housing Options



Homestays are in a quiet residential area of Cleveland. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Most students use the bus or train to travel to and from campus.

Cost per Session: $1,000

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: 14 meals per week. Students can use the kitchen to make food and snacks in addition to the meals provided.


Great Things to See and Do in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum: Learn about the history, significance, and icons of rock and roll music.

Cedar Point: Located at the edge of Lake Erie, this amusement park boasts the largest number of roller coasters in the world. Take a ride!

Downtown Cleveland: Cleveland is home to three entertainment districts and has the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York City.

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