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Dallas, TX

800 West Campbell Road, ELS 10
Richardson, TX 75080
Tel.: 972-234-4611
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: The University of Texas at Dallas
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ELS/Dallas is located at The University of Texas at Dallas. The ninth largest city in the USA, Dallas is a modern city. This metropolitan area offers “southern hospitality” for all. With one of the largest arts districts in the nation, Dallas offers world-class shopping, outdoor activities, year-round professional sporting events and a great nightlife!


  • Located on an urban public university campus
  • University of Texas at Dallas offers more than 130 academic programs across its seven schools and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes
  • Convenient to numerous attractions in downtown Dallas

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
$1790 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)

Homestay accommodation in the Dallas area is within easy travel distance of the Center. Most students travel by bus (at own cost).

Price per Session $970
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $175
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

University Village Apartments(Student Residence (On Campus))

The ELS campus apartments in University Village each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bedrooms are twin. Total four students per apartment. All feature a balcony, washer/dryer, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven and dishwasher. 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 included. ***Meningitis Vaccination Notification*** Texas State Public Health Law requires ALL students, 21 years of age and younger, including transfer students, be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Student must receive the immunization at least fourteen days prior to taking up residence in on campus housing. 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 his/her designee;" or "An official immunization record generated 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. If this documentation is not received two weeks prior to student's arrival, it may be delay the entry in to campus housing.

Price per Session $740
Occupancy Double Deluxe
Minimum Age 16
Airport Pickup $175
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

Alta Creekside Apartments(Student Residence (Off Campus))

Spacious ELS off campus apartments in Alta Creekside each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bedrooms are twin. Total four students per apartment. All feature a balcony, garage, washer/dryer, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven and dishwasher. Apartment community amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center (gym), outdoor grills, study center and a clubhouse with billiards. Apartments are directly on a free bus route to campus. The bus ride to campus is about 6 minutes. Apartments are a 5 to 10 walk to shopping center with a grocery store, bank, and restaurants. Internet service, a television, and cable service included. ***Meningitis Vaccination Notification*** Texas State Public Health Law requires ALL students, 21 years of age and younger, including transfer students, be immunized against bacterial meningitis. Student must receive the immunization at least fourteen days prior to taking up residence in on campus housing. 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 his/her designee;" or "An official immunization record generated 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. If this documentation is not received two weeks prior to student's arrival, it may be delay the entry in to campus housing.

Price per Session $740
Occupancy Double Deluxe
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $175
Meals / week or Meal Credit
No meals included

  • 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

Anne Marie Baker

Anne Marie Baker

Center Director

After graduating with an MA TESOL, Anne worked for 13 years at Michigan State University as an ESL instructor, language program coordinator, and associate director of the Arabic Flagship and Center for Language Teaching Advancement. She has also worked as a business analyst in the IT field and has lived and taught in Mexico. She enjoys reading, running, traveling, and the fine arts.

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.

Kara Graham

Kara Graham

Assistant Academic Director

Kara was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. After graduating with a Bachelors in Agricultural Economics with a minor in International Marketing at Oklahoma State University, Kara moved to Dallas for her MA in Cross Culture Ministries and TESOL certification. Kara taught ESL at Richland College before coming to ELS. Kara enjoys traveling to India, hiking and biking, helping refugees, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.

Kelly Sams

Kelly Sams

International Student Advisor

Kelly began working at ELS as the International Student Advisor in April of 2013. Kelly is a native Texan, born in Dallas, but moved to Spain to teach English after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. She returned to Dallas in 2009 and since then has been working with international students.

Barbara Poggi

Barbara Poggi

Administrative Assistant

Barbara joined ELS in 2015. Born in Italy, Barbara has also worked in Spain and England. She speaks Italian, Spanish, and English and has past experience working both as an administrative assistant and as an English instructor.

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

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.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

October 29, 2015


Students getting messy with Halloween pumpkins.

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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2016 ELS/Dallas Application

2016 ELS/Dallas Application

2016 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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SAT Test Prep Program

SAT Test Prep Program

Make the most of your studies and get the score you need on the SAT® test! Our next program begins on March 28, 2016, and is 8 weeks long.

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Student Activity Calendar 2B 2016

Student Activity Calendar 2B 2016

Calendar of ELS Activities & Reminders as well as events happening on campus & in the DFW area!

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UTD Campus Map

UTD Campus Map

ELS is located in E6 on this map of the UTD campus, between the administration building and a new parking garage.

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