The ELS Experience
Learn what you can expect from the leader in English language instruction

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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Vanessa

May 16, 2016

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My name is Vanessa and I studied 8 weeks at ELS. I really at first didn’t think I’ll like it but I did. It was a wonderful experience. You will meet so many people from other countries and that’s really fun. You learn about the culture from them, but the main thing is that you make friends all over the world. The teachers at ELS are really great. They always help you, they are funny, always happy and at the same time you’re learning with them. That’s amazing. I liked it so much and I will miss them. Thank you ELS for this experience.

-Vanessa,Germany



Ruslan

May 13, 2016

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Hello friends my name is Ruslan. I am from Russia. I came to the United States in 2012. Initially, I could not speak English very well. I started at level 104 and was able to graduate in eight months. Shortly after graduation from ELS, I started my graduate degree in California Lutheran University in Business Administration. I also continued my relationship with ELS by helping them out with the new student orientation. I enjoy meeting new people from other countries and helping them out. During my study at CLU, I was able to obtain a highly competitive position as a graduate research assistant. I graduated from the MBA program in 2015 with honors and was accepted to Sigma Beta Delta honor Society. Now, I am finishing another graduate degree in Information Systems and Technologies. I want to thank ELS for their amazing teachers and staff, who helped me learn English quickly from the beginning. The skills that I learned at ELS allowed me to become very successful in my after school educational experience in the United States.

-Ruslan,Russia



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.