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


More Than Just English… Have fun and make friends!

You'll learn so much more than just English with ELS. Your time at ELS will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Learn English and American culture both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Kengo

April 27, 2016

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Hello, I'm Kengo from Japan. ELS of Cleveland is the best place for me! Everyone is very kind and funny so it is so fun every day. Let`s learn English together! Thank you.

-Kengo,Japan



Jose

April 27, 2016

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Hello! I am Jose Ivan Mantilla. I am from Colombia and I study English in Cleveland. ELS in Cleveland is the best place to learn English because of four things: teachers, students, city and Case Western Reserve University.

First, the teachers in ELS are a group of professionals skilled and experienced in the English language. Also, they are always mindful of all learning processes in speaking, listening, writing and grammar.

Second, the students at ELS are from very different countries in the world. This is very amazing because you can learn about different countries in the world. For example, here you can find students from Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Colombia, Mexico and France. In addition, all students are very friendly with all people in ELS.

Third, the city is very nice because the people here are very friendly with the people of others countries, and you can find diversity of many things to do.

Finally, Case Western Reserve University is a good place to practice your English in a place with many different types of students. For example, you can talk with students who study engineering, business and art. Also, you can practice different types of sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball and baseball.

In conclusion,come here to Cleveland and be a part of this big family.

-Jose,Colombia



Yudai

April 27, 2016

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Hi! My name is Yudai Yamamoto. I'm from Japan. By next weekend, I will have studied English in Cleveland for 1 month. ELS Language Centers in Cleveland, Ohio is a very good place to study English because of three reasons. First, our teachers are very kind and good at teaching English. Learning English in the USA is very difficult for students studying abroad. Sometimes we can’t understand what our teachers said. If you can’t understand them in your class, you can ask them anytime. Our teachers teach us very clearly. Second, I think Cleveland is the best place in America. One day, I got lost. I was very confused, because that was only my third day in America. I didn’t know where I should go. But many people helped me! They helped me search how to get to my house, and then I could go back home. Third, we can make a lot of friend at ELS. My friends are from Saudi Arabia, Korea, China and Colombia. We have the same goal: to improve our English skills. We always encourage each other. We can concentrate on our studies. Sometimes we teach each other about our country's culture, like religions and languages. It’s very fresh for me. Now I’m very comfortable, because I have many good teachers and many good friends. My decision was not wrong. It was the greatest choice, I think, and I have a wonderful time here. If you decide to learn English in America, I really recommend ELS Language Centers in Cleveland.

-Yudai,Japan



Eduardo

April 27, 2016

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My host family is amazing. They drive me to school every day and help me all the time. If I have any problem, my host mother, Carol, always helps me to solve it. In my host family, people are pleasant. My house is always clean and cozy. Dinner at home is wonderful. My host mother cooks very well. For example, she makes sushi and spaghetti with lemonade.

--Eduardo from Brazil

-Eduardo,Brazil



Judy (Chun Fang)

April 27, 2016

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This is my first experience living with an American family. In the beginning, everything was fresh and exciting. However, I was very concerned about situations that I could not solve due to differences in culture. Unexpectedly, I feel that I live with the best family. Everyone not only treats me like a family member, but also help me enthusiastically when I have questions. Moreover, my host mother’s cooking is surprisingly fantastic. My host family are always patient when I cannot express English correctly. They converse with me every day. Thank you host family for this opportunity! I will not regret living with my host family. Thank you for giving me these unforgettable memories during my studies in Santa Barbara!

--Judy, from Taiwan



Andre

April 27, 2016

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My host family are like friends to me. They give me a lot of advice. For example, they tell me where is the best place to sing karaoke, watch a movie, or buy clothes. They cook very well. Craig loves to cook. He even has a bookcase full of recipe books. Every day I eat different types of food. Moreover, they like to invite friends over to have dinner together so I can practice speaking English. Every Friday, they clean the house and wash towels. They have a cat called Pearl. She likes to play with everyone who sits on the couch. My host family has a beautiful piano in their house, and they allow me to play it. They also like to help me with my homework.

— Andre from Brazil

-Andre,Brazil



Rabbi

April 27, 2016

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Rabbi Kasanda Malemba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, April 2016

Being an ELS student was a tremendous experience. Teachers
and staff members were so nice and put so much energy and joy every single day
of class that there was no other option than liking them. The school is a
mosaic of nationalities from all around the globe which had me learn so much
about different cultures and all the similarities I have with them. On top of
that, the school organization wasn’t just about English classes; they have
homestay families welcoming and helping students learning the American culture.

Furthermore, I have applied to a great University without
taking any IELTS or TOEFL which is the privilege of being an ELS student. My
English skills have been shaped and honed in a way that I feel more than ready
to be a university student. My writing has reached a level where I can myself
be proud of what I write. The extracurricular activities were a bonus which
first helped me improve the speaking in informal situations but also put me in
a typical American lifestyle. We only live once, right? Being an ELS student is
an incredible lifetime experience I guarantee you will never forget.



Oscar

April 8, 2016

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Coming to the U.S to achieve your goal is something everyone doesn't do often. Before I came to ELS I loved taking classes at another language school and I thought with the certificate of that school I will be able to enter college class without taking the TOEFL or IELTS test. But since I have come to ELS I have gotten the chance I wanted to get because I wanted to go to a school that has arrangements with many Universities and Colleges that can facilitate me pursuing my major in office skill management.

Oscar Mba

-Oscar,Equatorial Guinea



Ahreum Park

April 6, 2016

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Before I studied at ELS, even it wasn't easy to order Caramel Macchiato because of my pronunciation. They couldn't understand what I ordered! While I've been studying English with the great teachers and classmates at ELS, I could improve not only my English but also confidence. Also, I learned how to treat many people of different nationalities. For me, ELS isn't just school. I really appreciate ELS for everything.

-Ahreum Park,South Korea



Albarra

March 31, 2016

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Albarra Aldossary completed ELSlevel 112 and is studying to become a pilot. He is currently running for student body president at Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University!

-Albarra,Saudi Arabia



Juan

March 31, 2016

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Juan Ramirez began at ELS Charlotte in level 102. He completed 112 and is now an FAA certified private pilot. He is currently studying to fly 787s!

-Juan,Colombia



Yoshi

March 22, 2016

Hello, everybody. I am Yoshi from Japan. I have studied
English at ELS Hollywood for a half year. When I came here, I felt a little nervous. However, teachers are so nice and always very helpful. And then, the environment makes students interesting and concentrate on study.
My time in the United States was not easy, but also amazing because of them and that I have made many wonderful friends from different countries.
Finally, I would like to recommend everyone, studying English in the United States, to come to ELS Hollywood and The Los Angeles Film School. Here is the place you can enjoy and
study hard. Thank you so much!

-Yoshi,Japan



Christina

March 7, 2016

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My name is Christina and I'm living in Milwaukee for four months now. Originally I'm from Munich / Germany and I decided to come over to Milwaukee to attend classes at the ELS language school to improve my English. After finishing ELS with level 112, I would love to work in an international setting. I do love Milwaukee - not only because it is located at Lake Michigan and it is so close to Chicago, but also because it's a great city with lots of historic sites and great quarters to explore. ELS is an excellent language school with teachers who will do everything to help you improving your language skills. Everybody at ELS, teachers as well as the administrative staff, are always willing to help with any needs or requests to make your stay to an unforgettable one.



Elayne Chernichenko

February 20, 2016

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Today I am writing to say thank you to all of you! All the teachers, all people from ELS staff. When we are living abroad, everything is scary, the language that you don't dominate, the new place, you don't know no one, everything is new, different. At ELS I could find very nice people, very nice friends and teachers. The ELS staff is a kind of people always willing to help and support the students. It for me was really important and helped me a lot. I really would like that you could say to everyone that all of you has a special place in my heart forever. Thanks, thanks so much for everything.



Carlos

February 19, 2016

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I had a rich experience in ELS- Concordia University. Before I went to my class on American Culture I didn’t have any idea about what would happen in this class. I was very surprised that the teacher found a great way to teach English to us; she decided that we will have a conversation with some students of Social Work studying at Concordia University. I was excited and pretty interested in this activity. My first meeting was with two kind and beautiful students. They asked me about my family, my life, my favorite activities and some questions about my experience in Portland. I was happy to answer all of their questions. It was amazing to me that we can have different beliefs and accept each other. For me it is always fascinating to meet people and to be exposed to diverse ways of thinking.

-Carlos,Colombia



Ryoya

February 2, 2016

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ELS Berkeley is a great school to study English and
prepare for college! No I’m a student who goes to Orange Coast College. Thanks to the classes I’ve taken here at ELS Berkeley, I got enough grades to transfer
to a university! If you have time to study English here before you go to college, I really recommend you study here until you pass 112, which is so helpful! All ELS teachers are helpful if you show your effort! Have fun in ELS Berkeley.

Ryoya, Japan

-Ryoya,Japan



Eve

February 2, 2016

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I have been living here in Berkeley for 5 months.
During my time here, I got so many experiences from ELS Berkeley. I love ELS Berkeley! My classmates are so nice and really friendly. I am the only one Thai student here. I felt a little bit lonely when I first came here. After that, I forgot that feeling! My life at ELS Berkeley was so amazing. Teachers and staff here are so nice and really help me to enjoy living here. Finally, I would say I will come back here again for sure! :)

Eve, Thailand

-Eve ,Thailand