ELS | About Us 

About ELS

Since 1961, ELS has helped more than 1.2 million students from over 143 countries around the world to learn English quickly and effectively.

Experience ELS

For over 50 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centres, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalised approach and commitment to student achievement.

I couldn't speak when I first came to the U.S. to study English. My ELS classes gave me the confidence to learn and speak English well so that I can attend college here.

Shun , Japan

Our guiding principles

Many of the most experienced teachers at ELS – senior instructors and instructional specialists – are members of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).


To cultivate global citizens and future leaders who will contribute to world understanding, peace and prosperity. 


ELS Educational Services, Inc. is dedicated to developing future global citizens by:

  • Providing English language and global competencies training
  • Enabling our graduates to achieve successful outcomes in their chosen goals, both educational and personal
  • Preparing our students for competitiveness in the global workplace and for sustained involvement in an interdependent world
  • Acting with our university and other partners to develop internationalisation strategies which foster global awareness for its students and the campus community 



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