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Dallas, TX

720 W. Lookout Drive
Richardson, TX 75080
Tel.: 972-234-4611
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
In affiliation with: The University of Texas at Dallas
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ELS/Dallas and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have great academics, amazing food and weather, close proximity to a vibrant southern city, and campus life at a highly ranked university. Situated in quiet and safe Richardson, Texas, the UTD campus is diverse and growing, but still small enough that students can walk to the library, exercise facility, student union or soccer fields in about 10 minutes. If students are looking for big city excitement, Richardson is 25 minutes by car from the Dallas city center. With one of the largest arts districts in the nation, Dallas offers world-class shopping, outdoor activities, year-round professional sporting events, cuisine from all over the world and many exciting entertainment options.


  • Affiliated with The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) with access to campus facilities and events
  • UTD was ranked 16th worldwide and 3rd in the U.S.A. in the 2015 Times Higher Education list of outstanding young universities
  • ELS/Dallas is 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, located in the quiet, safe city of Richardson
  • Join ELS on Social Media! #ELSCenters #ELSDallas
  • Center temporary relocation from August 1, 2016 to Fall 2016

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

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

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Electricity

110V 60KHz.
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Programs available at this location

2016 Cost Per Session
$1840 USD
2016 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD
American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2016 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

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Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Students can fully immerse themselves in English, experience southern hospitality and absorb American culture with a homestay family. Homestay students have the advantage of a private bedroom and English-speaking family members who will welcome them into their home. Homestay accommodation in the Dallas area is within easy travel distance of the Center. Depending on the family, students travel either by bus, ride a bike, drive, or carpool with family members.
***Meningitis Vaccination Notification*** Texas State Public Health Law requires ALL students, 21 years of age and younger, be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes one of the following: \*A letter that indicates the month, day, and year of the immunization with the signature stamp of the physician, or \*An official immunization record from a local health department, translated in English. Please submit evidence of your immunization to the Center for processing. This documentation must be received two weeks before your arrival.
Immunization documents are required for this Center and included in the Student Welcome Package.

Price per Session $970
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $160
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

University Village Apartments(Student Residence (On Campus))

Want the easiest access to campus life? University Village Apartments are modern 2 bedroom/2 bathroom units with a living area, balcony, dining area, kitchen and laundry area in each unit. Bedrooms are double-occupancy, with a total of four students per apartment. All are furnished and feature a balcony, washer/dryer, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven and dishwasher along with cookware, linens and a comforter. Apartment community amenities include a swimming pool, volleyball court, outdoor grills, study centers and a clubhouse with billiards and ping-pong tables. Internet service, a television and cable service are included. Students can easily walk to class or catch a free shuttle or bus.
***Meningitis Vaccination Notification*** Texas State Public Health Law requires ALL students, 21 years of age and younger, be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes one of the following: \*A letter that indicates the month, day, and year of the immunization with the signature stamp of the physician, or \*An official immunization record from a local health department, translated in English. Please submit evidence of your immunization to the Center for processing. This documentation must be received two weeks before your arrival.
Immunization documents are required for this Center and included in the Student Welcome Package.

Price per Session $740
Occupancy Double Deluxe
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $160
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Library
  • Racquetball/squash Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Center is handicapped accessible
  • Classrooms are handicapped accessible
  • Cafeteria

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

Ann Waghorne

Ann Waghorne

Academic Director

Ann Waghorne is a native Texan and received her M.A. in ESL from the University of North Texas. During her undergraduate she had the opportunity to study in Salzburg, Austria which furthered her interest in working with international students. She started her career at a small ESL school and is looking forward to growing into the ELS family. In her spare time she practices Taekwondo and referees competitions.

Sakina

June 8, 2015

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“My name is Sakina and I came to ELS – Dallas on September 15, 2014. I had a great experience. The teachers are very helpful and kind and respectful. They are thoughtful and help you with everything you need, even if it isn’t related to your English class. Not just this, but you can make friends from other countries. You actually learn more than English, you learn some language and culture from your classmates as well. I just graduated in May, 2015, and finished level 112. After I go home to see my family, I will come back to the U.S. to start studying at Texas Tech University, where I will study finance starting in fall, 2015. I know I am ready for this!”

-Sakina, Cote D Ivoire

Sophia

July 11, 2014

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Studying at ELS Dallas has been one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of my life. It helped me to enhance my English skills like speaking and writing but I learned so much more than just English. I gained confidence by practicing the language every day with native speakers. ELS Dallas is my home away from home and the teachers are friendly and helpful. Moreover, I had the opportunity to meet people from different countries. I really loved the atmosphere at ELS and I am thankful for the opportunity to interact with different cultures and be a student at ELS Dallas.

-Sophia,Morocco

Session 12 Awards Ceremony

December 7, 2016


Students and staff gathered to celebrate our Session 12 graduates and to hand out Certificates of Promotion and Certificates of Completion! Congratulations, Graduates!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2016


ELS/Dallas held a Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, November 23rd. Students got to enjoy some traditional American Thanksgiving food!

Beautiful Dallas Weather!

November 15, 2016


Instructor, David Elliot, took advantage of our beautiful Dallas fall weather on November 14th and held one of his class outside. Students worked together in small groups during one of our Reading and Writing classes.

Halloween!

November 15, 2016


ELS/Dallas students and staff celebrated Halloween on October 31st! Students enjoyed a pizza lunch, candy and a costume contest!

Aunt Shirley

November 15, 2016


ELS/Dallas invited Aunt Shirley%27s Food Truck to offer some delicious lunch for our students. Students and staff enjoyed some wonderful southern food and experienced an American cultural event.

Dark Hour Haunted House

November 15, 2016


ELS/Dallas students took a trip for some spooky fun at the Dark Hour Haunted House on October 28th. It was a frightfully fun time!

ELS ITA Effectiveness Course at UTD

November 14, 2016


UT Dallas Graduate students participated in the ELS ITA Effectiveness course this fall semester. The course is designed for students who have current teaching assistant positions or for students who are looking to enhance their skills and possibly teach in the future. The class was a great success!

Session 10 Awards Ceremony!

October 10, 2016


ELS Dallas students celebrated the end of the session on 10/7/16. Congratulations graduates!

The State Fair of Texas

October 6, 2016


ELS/Dallas students went to the State Fair of Texas!

Senior Public Safety Officer speaks at ELS

October 6, 2016


Senior Public Safety Officer David Spigelmyer of The University of Texas at Dallas Police Department spoke with ELS students about public safety and bystander intervention.

Pinstack

September 26, 2016


ELS/Dallas students took a trip to Pinstack on Friday, September 23rd for food, bowling, climbing wall, laser tag, and games!

Main Event

September 22, 2016


ELS/Dallas students went to Main Event for some karaoke, bowling, games, and fun!

ELS students tour UTD labs

September 22, 2016


ELS/Dallas students took a tour of the UT Dallas Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab.

Fun in the sun at ELS/Dallas!

September 22, 2016


Take a look at some of the fun things going on at ELS/Dallas this summer!

ELS students meet with UTD!

July 18, 2016


ELS/Dallas students met with UTD Professor, Dr. Hongbing Lu, to learn more about UTD's Mechanical Engineering Programs.

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

February 19, 2016


ELS Dallas students had a sweet time decorating cookies to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

February 19, 2016


ELS Dallas students had a sweet time decorating cookies to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Graduation, January 29, 2016

February 9, 2016


Students celebrate their achievements and hard work at the end of session 1

Dallas Aquarium

January 26, 2016


Sharks, and Sting-rays and Super-star English learners at the Dallas aquarium!

Bowling

January 20, 2016


ELS Dallas student relax and bowl on a Friday afternoon.

Gingerbread house making

January 12, 2016


ELS Dallas students got crafty making these sweet houses.

Ugly sweater Christmas party

January 12, 2016


ELS Dallas celebrated the holidays with an ugly sweater Christmas party.

Ice-skating

January 12, 2016


Holiday ice-skating at Galleria mall in Dallas.

Thanksgiving party 2015

December 18, 2015


Our Thanksgiving party included traditional American favorites like turkey and stuffing, plus some side-dishes from all across the world.

Graduation

December 17, 2015


Each session, we celebrate student accomplishments with a short ceremony and a light lunch.

Downloads

2015 Dallas Top 10 Flyer

2015 Dallas Top 10 Flyer

2015 Dallas Top 10 Reasons to study in ELS/Dallas

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2017 ELS/Dallas Application

2017 ELS/Dallas Application

2017 ELS/Dallas Center Application

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Floorplans for housing

Floorplans for housing

Housing Floorplans

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Free bus route

Free bus route

The Comet Cruiser, bus 883, is a free bus that runs through the campus and to shopping, restaurants, off-campus housing, and the DART train station.

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Maps for students in ELS housing

Maps for students in ELS housing

Area map which shows location of on-campus and off-campus housing.

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SAT Program application

SAT Program application

SAT Program application

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