Center Update

Students, staff and faculty at University of Tampa are encouraged to be vaccinated for in-person instruction. Unvaccinated students and staff are required to wear masks, practice social distancing and will undergo regular screening and testing. ELS students can receive free vaccinations in the community on arrival!

About This Center

The ELS English Language Center in Tampa is located at The University of Tampa, which promotes a richly diverse learning community that has students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries. Students taking English classes in Tampa are within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, and the popular Riverwalk, which is the city’s restored downtown waterfront area.

Tampa enjoys warm and beautiful weather year-round while offering Gulf Coast beaches, shopping, dining, nightlife, and theme parks within easy reach. In Tampa, there’s no shortage of exciting cultural activities for students, from outdoor sports and relaxation to arts and entertainment to sunshine and sandy beaches.

Learn English at the University of Tampa

Boasting a very social campus, the private University of Tampa has more than 150 student clubs and organizations. The university also offers a diverse range of academic options with 200 areas of undergraduate study. ELS students have access to a computer center for extra study time and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with weight training and cardio equipment.

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


IELTS Testing Available

This location is an IELTS testing center. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. Thousands of universities accept the IELTS as proof of English proficiency as an admissions requirement.

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ELS Tampa | University of Tampa Facilities

  • Baseball field
  • Basketball court
  • Cafeteria
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking at University
  • Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Wi-Fi
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English Language Center Tampa

Housing Options



Host families live within a 30-mile radius of the University of Tampa campus and ELS Tampa. Transportation is available through some host families, and otherwise through public transit, depending on the distance from the center.

Cost per Session: $1,200

Occupancy: Single

Meal Credits: 14 meals per week


Great Things to See and Do in Tampa

Florida Aquarium: The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 animals and plants.

Busch Gardens®: Spend the day at this thrill ride park, zoo, and botanical garden.

Beaches: Tampa Bay is home to some of the best beaches in the Sunshine State.

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