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Cleveland, OH

11321 Juniper Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106
Tel.: (216) 368-2716
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Case Western Reserve University
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ELS/Cleveland is situated on the campus of prestigious Case Western Reserve University. We are located in the University Circle district of Cleveland. Many education, health care, arts and cultural institutions can be found here. The combination of ultra-modern architecture alongside 19th-century mansions, all located in a green, park-like setting, gives this area a very distinctive atmosphere.

  • Case Western Reserve University is very prestigious
  • Convenient to downtown Cleveland's numerous attractions

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 45
Bank 5
Downtown Area 30/10
Post Office 5/10/5
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 5/30
Supermarket 5/10/5








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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Residence Housing for ELS students Bedroom Bedroom Dining area Living room Living room Layout of 3 bedroom apartment

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus and train to come to campus.

Price per Session $890
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Waldorf Towers Apartments(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Three single bedrooms and two bathrooms per apartment. Apartment shared with other ELS students. Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher; basic cookware, utensils, silverware and dishes are provided. There is a shared living room and dining area in each apartment. One set of linens and towels per student supplied upon check-in. Free high speed Internet and cable connections are provided. Coin-operated laundry facilities and a fitness area are available in the building. Supermarket, bank and restaurants are located within walking distance in the nearby Cedar Fairmount District and Little Italy. Downtown Cleveland can be reached either by bus service or rapid transit train.

Price per Session $1200
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included.

Cleveland Center Campus Music Hall Campus Library Campus Building Cleveland School of Management Severance Hall Campus Cafeteria ELS Classroom Campus Indoor Track Cleveland Art Museum City of Cleveland Skyline Cleveland Learning Technology Center (LTC) Cleveland Student Union ELS Class Cleveland Athletic Field
  • Baseball field
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible

What is Conditional Admission?

Institutions in the ELS University Conditional Admission Network offer conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student’s academic record and other university and/or departmental and program requirements, but who have not yet demonstrated English proficiency. Your admission is “conditional” based upon satisfying English proficiency through completion of a specified level of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program and any other specific requirements prior to full admission. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you are able to fully matriculate. These requirements will be outlined on your Conditional Letter of Admission, and your selected ELS center will assist you in completing all of the necessary requirements for matriculation.

Additional matriculation requirements may include other required scores, for example, GMAT® or GRE® for graduate programs.

Our ELS University Partners will offer a Conditional Letter of Admission (CLA) detailing the additional requirements needed for matriculation. You and your family can be assured that you have a university placement and ELS registration prior to departing for the USA.

What is the Conditional Admission Process?

  1. Find a university via our University Finder
  2. Apply for university admission and enroll for English studies at ELS Language Centers with help from a local ELS authorized Counseling Agent.
  3. If you are an acceptable candidate for university admission, you receive a letter of "Conditional university admission subject to English proficiency and submission of any other required documentation for matriculation."
  4. Study at any of the 60 ELS Centers in the USA to fulfill the university entrance requirement for English proficiency.
  5. Begin your university program!

Meet the Staff

Kristen Summers

Kristen Summers

Center Director

Hello, my name is Kristen Summers and I am proud to be the Center Director at ELS Language Centers/Cleveland. I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and absolutely love it. I hold a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the field of French Translation from Kent State University. Prior to ELS, I was the Assistant Director of International Recruitment & Admissions for my alma mater, responsible for managing thousands of applications coming each year from around the world. My previous role in admissions coupled with a nine month study abroad program in Bordeaux, France has provided me a strong base for the many facets of international education. Overall, these professional and personal experiences allow me to better relate with what our students go through when coming stateside. I am excited to welcome you to ELS/Cleveland and strive to make your experience here memorable, worthwhile and fun!

Annie Steuwe

Annie Steuwe

Academic Director

Hi! My name is Andrea “Annie” Steuwe, and I am the Academic Director at the Cleveland ELS Language Center. I hold a Masters’ Degrees in TESOL, Education, and Biology from University of Heidelberg in Germany. I have taught TESOL at German middle schools for about 5 years before I moved to the USA, where I started working at ELS as an instructor prior to becoming the Academic Director. I was born and raised in Germany, and I love traveling and meeting people from different cultures. A fun fact about me: I am a volunteer horse trainer at a horse rescue farm. I am an outdoor person and enjoy every ray of sunshine I can catch. I am a native speaker of German, and besides English, I understand and to some extent speak French. Not being a native speaker myself, I can truly understand the needs of our students. I look forward to meeting you at ELS Cleveland and to make your experience here memorable and enjoyable!

Danielle Browske

Danielle Browske

International Student Advisor

Hi! I’m Danielle Browske and I began working at ELS as a teacher. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and I truly love this city. There is so much to do here! I have also lived and studied in India. While abroad, I stayed a host family, travelled to as many different cities as possible, and studied new languages. I love being able to meet new people from different countries and cultures and sharing experiences. As the International Student Advisor, I am here to assist you with anything you need.

Regina Maneiro

Regina Maneiro


My name is Regina Maneiro and I have been the Registrar at ELS/Cleveland for more than twenty years. What I enjoy most about working at ELS Language Center is the opportunity to help the students and make a positive difference in their experience at ELS/Cleveland. See you soon!

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

IELTS Administrator

My name is Elizabeth Miller, and I am the IELTS Administrator at ELS Cleveland. I have a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of Toledo and an MA in East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia. After living abroad for a few years, I have returned to my hometown of Cleveland. ELS offers me a great opportunity to continue working in an international environment while living close to my family, and I'm happy to be on the team! At ELS, I do most of the administrative work for the IELTS exam, so if you have any questions about IELTS, contact me any time!

Miso Jeon

June 8, 2011

If you are hesitating to choose a language institute, I highly recommend ELS-Cleveland, Ohio. I am so sure ELS-Cleveland is the institute you have been looking for, albeit there are myriads of language institutes in USA There are several things I want to mention about how great ELS-Cleveland is.

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If you are hesitating to choose a language institute, I highly recommend ELS-Cleveland, Ohio. I am so sure ELS-Cleveland is the institute you have been looking for, albeit there are myriads of language institutes in USA There are several things I want to mention about how great ELS-Cleveland is.

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Joonwoo, South Korea

September 3, 2010

Do you want to experience real English? Are you hesitating about what school you should choose for improving English? If so, the answer to those questions is ELS in Cleveland, Ohio. I have studied English at ELS in Cleveland for about 10 months. Before I chose this center as a study place for 1 year, I also thought of a lot of possible choices and considered about it over and over as you may do the same. My decision was not wrong; it was the greatest choice ever. Why? First reason is the location. Cleveland center is located in a clam and peaceful city, Cleveland, in Ohio. The campus where ELS is situated is surrounded by fabulous nature and a lot of well-known cultural places such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. You will be able to improve your English skill at ELS as well as with the famous museums through visual learning. In addition, you can get together with native students who go to the host university, Case Western Reserve University, and make a variety of friends either at the ELS school, or around the university campus. What I think the best thing the Cleveland center has is the people's kindness. Not only are all the teachers kind, thoughtful and generous, but the staff working in the offices always take care of students and give warm hands to help them not get in trouble with unfamiliar American life. When it comes to teachers and curriculum of ELS, both of them are well harmonized with professional abilities of teachers and helpful textbooks. Especially, long experienced teachers always encourage students to keep on the track of studying English and cheer them up through constant feedback. As a matter of fact, I am not perfect at English right now, and still need to improve, but I have gotten so much confidence and I will be able to continue to study English based on teaching of ELS. If you start studying with ELS Cleveland, I am 100% sure you will be fully satisfied with your choice and you will overcome the fear of learning a foreign language. ELS Cleveland is the key which introduces you to a new world and enables you to achieve your goal more easily.

- Joonwoo, South Korea

Veronika Volochayeva, Kazakhstan

May 13, 2010

I would like to say that I like ELS Cleveland and enjoy spending my time to learn English here. ELS has a very friendly environment and the teachers are very patient and always available to answer questions. In particular, they give you enough time to understand your mistakes. All in all, they are very professional in teaching English and helping you to do your
best. Also, I like the location of ELS Cleveland because it is in the center of Case Western Reserve University campus and it makes it easier to meet students to practice English with
native speakers. I am sure that ELS is the best place for anybody who dreams to learn English and discover American culture.

- Veronika Volochayeva

Bolin Xu, China

May 13, 2010

The most important reason why I came to ELS/Cleveland is to improve my English. They can give you systematical teaching and tutoring. The teachers and administrators are friendly and patient and help you out of problems. They are all helpful and obliging. In fact, ELS is not only a place to learn a second language, but also a place to learn about other countries' cultures. This is a cross-cultural center, because people are from different countries. So we can extend our social circle with different foreign friends. I believe
ELS/Cleveland is the best choice for you!

- Bolin Xu

Jana Smutna, Czech Republic

May 5, 2010

The beginning of my new life started last summer in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended the ELS Center Cleveland for 8 months because I was a foreign student and I wanted to have new experiences, friends, and information about American's culture. I wanted to improve my English because I know that this language is necessary not only for my future job, but also for better welfare. I was really surprised and happy because the ELS center in Cleveland offers many interesting and useful opportunities which I received from classes such as: Structure and Speaking Practice, Reading and Writing, Language Technology Studies, and other special classes, for example, Advanced Grammar, Listening, or Vocabulary, TOEFL Preparation, Creative Writing, Touchy Situations, or Writers' Workshop, and many others. These diverse and colorful selections helped me in many areas of improving English. I have very good relationship with the staff in this center. The teachers and administrators are friendly, helpful, and supportive. Thanks to them I have better opportunities for my future since I have attended the ELS center Cleveland.

- Jana Smutna

Yun Ying Chen, China

May 5, 2010

The ELS center in Cleveland provides English courses which are very beneficial to me. I can practice everyday and academic conversations, learn vocabulary and how to interact with English speakers and this prepares me for more advanced work. I can explore U. S. culture and customs by visiting museums and cultural attractions in Cleveland. It allows me to reach my language learning goals quickly; also, I have the opportunity to practice English not only in the classroom, but also through social activities. I feel that this additional study at ELS in Cleveland will make me better prepared to succeed in the undergraduate courses. Come to learn English at the ELS center in Cleveland. It is your best choice!

Hiroki Kuriyama, Japan

September 17, 2009

English is a common and worldwide language like “Music.” By using English we can share several experiences with each other. Teachers in this ELS center are essential for me to become an English speaker. Not only in class but also after school, they are willing to teach us English. Because the teachers give us several topics to discuss in class, I could get interested in American and other countries' culture, education and religion. And also, this ELS center provides us with lots of fun events including apple picking, watching basketball and baseball, ski and snow boarding and shopping and so on. This ELS center is located in Case Western Reverse University, therefore we have many academic opportunities here. In my case, I belong to a laboratory as a voluntary researcher. I am very lucky to be with teachers here. Good luck for your English and experience!

- Hiroki Kuriyama

Skyzone Trampoline Park

December 23, 2015

Students jumped on trampolines at Skyzone!

Holiday Cards for the Elderly

December 14, 2015

ELS students made holiday cards for elderly residents at a nearby assisted living home.

Ice Skating at Wade Oval

December 14, 2015

ELS students went ice skating at Wade Oval.

University Fair

October 29, 2015

Students met with admissions counselors to discuss requirements and majors.

Henna Party

September 3, 2015

ELS Cleveland had a henna party.

ELS Cleveland goes to Put-in-Bay!

September 3, 2015

ELS Cleveland went to Put-in-Bay, a popular island near Cleveland.

ELS Cleveland visits a farm!

September 3, 2015

ELS Cleveland visited CWRU's farm.


2016 ELS/Cleveland Application

2016 ELS/Cleveland Application

2016 ELS/Cleveland Center Application

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Cleveland Campus Map

Cleveland Campus Map

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ELS at Case Western University

ELS at Case Western University

Provides a brief description of ELS, our Programs and the Cleveland ELS Language Center. The flyer also offers some specific attributes of the university, its programs and other helpful information.

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Session 12 Activity Calendar

Session 12 Activity Calendar

Here is the activity calendar for session 12.

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