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Lubbock, TX

1921 Broadway Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Tel.: 806-747-5340
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
In affiliation with: Texas Tech University
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ELS\Lubbock is just minutes away by foot or bus from Texas Tech University, one of the leading universities in the Midwest. Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Lubbock has many music and art festivals each year, and you can enjoy rodeos, history museums, sports, nightlife, and Mackenzie Park.

  • Public Research University campus location with 32,000 students and located in the city of Lubbock that has a population of 240,000.
  • Texas Tech offers 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 masters degrees and 50 doctoral programs

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 25
Bank 30/10/5
Downtown Area 30/10/10/5
Post Office 30/10/10/1
Restaurants 5/5/5/5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 45/30/20
Sports Stadium 20/10/15/5
Supermarket 10/5/10
Pharmacy 10/5/10/10
Public Transportation 1/1








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Programs available at this location

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

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2017 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Coleman Hall Coleman Hall Lobby

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host family student is responsible for personal transportation.

Price per Session $950
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 14
Airport Pickup $75
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

Coleman Hall
Male and female students housed on different floors
(Student Residence (On Campus))

***2016-2017 Winter Meal Adjustments In Effect***

\*ELS students will be housed in the International Success Learning Community at Coleman Hall, where floors are dedicated to Texas Tech International and American students who are interested in, or studying in, programs related to international studies at TTU. \*Coleman Hall housing includes double occupancy rooms with in room sinks and shared bathrooms located on each floor. Free in-room wired internet, free cable TV access, and free laundry facilities are included. Wireless internet access is available in the lobby and other common areas of the building. In addition, a 35 seat computer lab is open in the lobby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Texas Tech University Community Advisors are located on every floor, and the hall office is staffed 24/7. \*All ELS/Lubbock students have access to dorm kitchens located on their floor and can borrow cooking supplies from the hall office. ELS students living at Coleman Hall also receive $170 in TTU Dining Bucks each session that can be used at any campus dining location. Linens are provided at move in. Common areas and bathrooms are cleaned twice daily. Dorm access is electronically controlled by security key cards linked to the picture IDs.

Price per Session $930
Occupancy Double
Minimum Age 17
Airport Pickup $75
Meals / week or Meal Credit
Students receive $170 in Dining Bucks per session to use at any of the dining locations on campus.

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer lab
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking at Center
  • Basketball court
  • Library
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Racquetball/Squash court
  • 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

Jordan McEwen

Jordan McEwen

Center Director

Jordan received both his Bachelor of Arts in History and his Master of Arts in Bilingual Education from Texas Tech University. He started teaching at ELS Lubbock in 2012 and was a recipient of the 2014 ELS Language Centers Award for Excellence in Teaching. Jordan then served as the Academic Director from 2015 to 2016. Jordan is native to Lubbock, and he enjoys traveling to experience different cultures.

Joshua Sills

Joshua Sills

Academic Director

Joshua was born and raised just north of Austin, Texas in a small town named Hutto. He studied Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University where he completed his studies in 2012. During his master’s program, he taught for two years at the Texas Tech Intensive English Program. Upon graduation, he began working for ELS, where he taught as an instructor for four and a half years before becoming the Academic Director.

Kathy Merkley

Kathy Merkley


Kathy has had the opportunity to live in and visit many different places, such as Okinawa, Ecuador, Mexico and almost every state in the US. Family is very important to Kathy. She is the mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two grandsons. She moved to Lubbock eight years ago to be near her oldest daughter. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and learning about other cultures.


August 5, 2016


The first day I came to ELS, Lubbock, I saw how spending some days at such a language institution would be a place where I could build my academic skills and be ready to start the academic life. ELS staff have been doing their best in order to come up with new strategies which can help English learners to develop and enrich their English skills. Finally, my days there were an experience to not forget.

-Mohammed,Saudi Arabia


July 16, 2014


I could not see myself in other language center. ELS Language Center is great for those who are seeking to learn English for different purpose. As a student of the Center I recommend to anyone because the staff of this Center is built by lovely and friendly people starting from the Center director to the teachers. They will make you have fun while you are learning. ELS Language Center is the best I've ever seen. If you are trying to improve or develop your skills you must take a look at ELS Language Center. I promise you'll not regret it.


July 16, 2014


I've been at ELS Lubbock center for one year and have been really helpful for me. We are all faced with many cultures and traditions. I've been learning a lot with that, such as respect and knowledge. The teachers and directors are great and really polite. Many things have changed in my life because of ELS, I just have to say thanks for all of them.



April 14, 2014


Being a part of ELS family was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. Teachers and staffs have always been there to help us. They taught us how to improve our language skills, how to use English on a daily basis. They have been supporting us all the time. Studying at ELS Lubbock is a great opportunity for learning English.



March 13, 2014


It has been an amazing experience to study at ELS Lubbock Center. Since I arrived here, I have noticed the boosting of my speaking, reading and writing skills. The teachers and administrators are the ones who helped me archiving these goals and being prepared for future challenges. I love being part of this wonderful family.



February 25, 2014


ELS teachers helped me to see the strength in my personality, and how to improve my weak points. They have taught me not only English language, but also they gave me the confidence to speak English without fear of making mistakes. To be at ELS inspires me to study hard to be a successful person both at ELS and in TTU in the future.

-Ebtehal,Saudi Arabia


June 25, 2013


ELS is a great place to study in because it has great teachers. It makes anybody learns English easily and smoothly. It has the proper environment to study English.

-Ahmed,Saudi Arabia


October 3, 2012


The classmates are friendly. The teachers are friendly. Studying at ELS has improved my grammar.



October 3, 2012


Studying Reading and Writing course has helped me improve my English writing, speaking and comprehension. Studying at ELS has been a great experience because I have new friends from different countries.



August 3, 2012


Studying in ELS program has been a great experience because ELS has helped in huge ways. As well has helped me improve my English through speaking, listening and grammar.



August 3, 2012


ELS Center, I'm really grateful for being here. My English improved a lot since I got thanks ELS.

-Basem,Saudi Arabia


August 3, 2012


First of all, I was studying English for 8 months here in north Texas. And once the Lubbock ELS Center comes here, I quickly registered. And then I realized it's a really great place to learn English, and I now regret because I didn't study in ELS Centers for the last 8 months that I studied.

-Muath,Saudi Arabia


November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from ELS/Lubbock!

TTU Basketball Game

November 21, 2016

ELS went to the TTU Men's Basketball game and saw them beat Eastern Kentucky 90-71!


November 2, 2016

ELS/Lubbock dressed up in costume and had a costume contest at the Halloween party!

Contact America- Culture Day at TTU

November 2, 2016

ELS/Lubbock attended a culture fair at Texas Tech University and got to meet other people from around the world!

Rio Bronze Medalist Visits ELS/Lubbock

October 19, 2016

Texas Tech soccer star and a 2016 olympic bronze medalist for the Canadian soccer team, Janine Beckie, stopped by ELS/Lubbock to discuss sports psychology. Students had many great questions, and Janine's answers were very insightful.


September 23, 2016

ELS went to the South Plains Panhandle Fair and had turkey legs, corn dogs, brisket, and funnel cakes!

Texas Tech Football

September 6, 2016

ELS went to see Texas Tech's season opener against Stephen F. Austin University with ELS Instructors, Ingrid Graves and Anna Morton. Texas Tech won 69-17!


August 3, 2016

ELS went to Joyland Amusement Park to enjoy all of the rides!

Farmer's Market

July 18, 2016

ELS students enjoyed a Saturday morning at the Downtown Farmer's Market!

Farmer's Market

July 18, 2016

ELS students enjoyed a Saturday morning at the Downtown Farmer's Market!

Downtown Farmer's Market

July 18, 2016

ELS went to the Downtown Farmer's Market!

4th of July

July 6, 2016

ELS students decorated ELS for the 4th of July!

First Friday Art Trail

May 9, 2016

ELS Lubbock enjoyed an evening of music and art at the First Friday Art Trail!

International Talent Show

May 9, 2016

ELS students went to the International Talent Show!

Arbor Day Garden Planting

May 9, 2016

ELS students helped to beautify ELS by planting a garden!

Beautify ELS

May 9, 2016

ELS planted a garden on Arbor Day!

Texas Tech Basketball Game

March 8, 2016

ELS/Lubbock students went to a TTU Men%27s Basketball Game on March 5th with ELS Instructor, Dr. Graves. TTU won the game!

Buddy Holly Center

February 26, 2016

ELS/Lubbock students joined their instructor, Ms. Morton, on a trip to the Buddy Holly Center. Buddy Holly is considered one of the first rock and roll stars and was from Lubbock!

Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival

February 22, 2016

ELS/Lubbock students had a great time at the Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival on February 20, 2016! The Lubbock Pancake Festival is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Pancake Festival in the world! All money raised at the festival is donated to local charities.


2017 ELS/Lubbock Application

2017 ELS/Lubbock Application

2017 ELS/Lubbock Center Application

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Bus Information

Bus Information

Map and information on how to get to ELS/Lubbock from the Texas Tech Student Union Building

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ELS at Texas Tech University

ELS at Texas Tech University

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

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ELS Lubbock Flyer

ELS Lubbock Flyer

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Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Lubbock

Top 10 Reasons to Study at ELS/Lubbock

Provides a list of the top 10 reasons for studying at our ELS/Lubbock Center.

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