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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.

  • Located in the University Circle area- walking distance to all amenities such as restaurants, convenience stores and bookstores.
  • Within a 10 minute ride of Cleveland Uptown, Downtown Cleveland and "Little Italy"
  • Near beautiful Lake Erie coast
  • Students Residence only one minute walk from the Center
  • Host to profession sports teams and museums such as the Rock' n 'Roll Hall of Fame
  • Join ELS on social media! #ELSCenters #ELSCleveland

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 35
Bank 5
Downtown Area 15
Post Office 20/5
Restaurants 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 30
Sports Stadium 30/20
Supermarket 5/2
Pharmacy 20/15/5
Public Transportation 5








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Programs available at this location

2017 Cost Per Session
$1840 USD
2017 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2017 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Outdoor lounge area Hazel8 apartments Hazel8 Apartments Kitchen and living area Bedroom Bathroom Bedroom Kitchen with appliances

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 16
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Hazel8 Apartments(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Hazel8 Apartments is lcoated in Cleveland's beautiful University Circle. The apartments are in the perfect location right across the street from the ELS/ Cleveland center with easy access to all the amenities of Uptown Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University campus including restaurants, shops, museums, gym, and easy access to public transportation.
Hazel8 is a new and modern apartment complex in the heart of University Circle. ELS students will enjoy spacious double rooms with large windows that accommodate two students. The apartments offer a roomy kitchen, with granite countertops and large kitchen island, and a large living space with hardwood floors in each apartment, as well as a private balcony/patio and the common courtyard with patio, grill, and outdoor fireplace. The furnished apartments also include a washer and dryer, all utilities, and internet.
Quick facts: \*Amenities in Unit: Living area with custom hardwood floors, private balcony/ patio, central heat and air conditioning, washers and dryers, TV. \*Bathroom: Hallway shared bathrooms, 2 students sharing a bathroom \*Parking: Not included \*Students can enjoy free internet and apartment amenities. In addition, utilities and linens are included in the rental price. \*Security: Secure building in a safe area of University Circle Cleveland. Apartments have private entrances and an on-site manager.

Price per Session $920
Occupancy Double
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $85
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Meals are not included. Students have kitchens in the apartments to prepare their own meals. Groceries may be purchased in any of the nearby grocery stores.

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
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Student Health Center
  • Basketball court
  • Library
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • 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

Annie Steuwe

Annie Steuwe

Center Director

Hi! My name is Andrea “Annie” Steuwe, and I am the Center Directorr 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, then the Center 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!

David Napuk

David Napuk

Academic Director

Hi! My name is David, and I’m the Academic Director here at Cleveland. After graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy and English, I taught for seventeen years in places such as Colombia, Ireland, Scotland and even here in the U.S.! When I’m not helping students, I like soccer, cooking, reading, and spending time with my son. I’m originally from Scotland, so I know the challenges that come with moving to a different culture. My job is to help you achieve academic success – my door is always open if you have any questions about learning English!

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!


April 27, 2016


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.



April 27, 2016


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.



April 27, 2016


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.


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

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

December 23, 2016

We decorated gingerbread houses with our students and introduced them to this holiday tradition. With cookies and coffee, creativity was flowing, and everyone had a lot of fun.

Decorating the Christmas Tree

December 13, 2016

Our students decorated the Center's Christmas Tree and got some information about this American tradition.

International Potluck

December 1, 2016

ELS Cleveland hosted an international potluck. Students and staff brought all kinds of tasty dishes from all over the world and enjoyed a cheery gathering in the student lounge.

Thanksgiving Pie Party

November 23, 2016

Our students enjoyed traditional pie and apple cider on Thanksgiving Eve.

Cleveland Cavaliers Game

November 18, 2016

Together with Case Western Reserve University, our students went to a basketball game to see the CAVS.


November 18, 2016

Together with Case Western Reserve University, our students went to a basketball game to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play.

Die de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - 2016

November 1, 2016

We brought some Mexican heat to Cleveland on this first day of November and enjoyed a great party with lots of food, music, and dancing.

Painting Pumpkins

October 21, 2016

Students painted pumpkins for Halloween.

Decorating To-Go Coffee Cups!

October 19, 2016

Students personalized their own cofee cups with stickers and markers.

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

September 16, 2016

ELS Cleveland students went to West 25th street. We looked at the Mitchell's Ice Cream kitchen and also went to the historic West Side Market!

Cleveland Candle Company

August 31, 2016

Students made candles.

ELS students enjoying break time

July 27, 2016

ELS students like to sing during break time!

Tie Dye

July 27, 2016

ELS students tie dyed t-shirts

Making our own candles!

June 14, 2016

ELS students went to the Cleveland Candle Company to make their own candles.

Cupcake Day!

April 27, 2016

Students decorated cupcakes. All the cupcakes were done within 5 minutes!

Nacho Bar!

March 23, 2016

Students created their own plates of nachos using cheese, beans, salsa and guacamole. It was a definite hit!

Lunar New Year at ELS Cleveland!

February 9, 2016

ELS Cleveland students celebrated the Lunar New Year with snacks and red envelopes.


2017 ELS/Cleveland Application

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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 11 2016 Calendar

Session 11 2016 Calendar

Check out what ELS Cleveland is doing this session!

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