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Melbourne, FL

150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
Tel.: (321)727-3990
ELS Center Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed on weekends and holidays)
On the campus of: Florida Institute of Technology
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ELS/Melbourne is located on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology. It offers a state-of-the-art campus nestled in a tropical garden just minutes from Florida’s beautiful white sand beaches. You can enjoy weekend visits to Walt Disney World Resorts®, Magic Kingdom®, EPCOT®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Animal Kingdom®, Universal Studios® and Kennedy Space Center.

  • Campus Facility Use
  • Year-round mild weather
  • Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens
  • Palm Beach, Tampa Bay and Miami are possible weekend trips
  • NASA's Kennedy Space Center nearby and FIT's location is ideal for students with an interest in aeronautics

Distance to Key Locations from ELS Center

Location Minutes Transportation Method
Airport 60
Bank 15
Downtown Area 5
Post Office 1
Restaurant(s) 5
Shopping Mall/Outlet 7








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Programs available at this location

2015 Cost Per Session
$1790 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1680 USD

2015 Cost Per Session
$1410 USD

American Explorer Program

Enjoy the Adventure

2015 Cost Per Session
$1350 USD

Melbourne Student Residence Lounge Student Residence Room

Grissom Hall(Student Residence (On Campus))

Shared typical on-campus dorm room. Shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include a desk, a bed, a mini fridge, a small microwave, an end table and a chair. Linens are also included. Self-service laundry machines are available in a nearby dorm for a small fee. Security: The Security office is located in Shall Hall dormitory. There is one resident assistant for each floor or wing (1 per approx. 10 students).

Price per Session $1370
Occupancy Double
Minimum Age 18
Airport Pickup $165
Meals / week or Meal Credit
19 meals per week

Homestays in the area(Homestay)

Host families drive ELS students to the campus in the morning and pick them up after class Monday through Friday.

Price per Session $955
Occupancy Single
Minimum Age 14
Airport Pickup $165
Meals / week or Meal Credit
14 meals per week

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  • Baseball field
  • Computer center
  • Gymnasium
  • Soccer field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Health center
  • Library
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • 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

Betty Jean Humpherys

Betty Jean Humpherys

Center Director

Betty Jean began her ESL career teaching at ELS/St. Petersburg in 1981. She has taught ESL at Florida Institute of Technology, Brigham Young University and ELS/Melbourne. She received her MA in Linguistics from BYU. At ELS/Melbourne she began as the Registrar in 2002 and has served as a teacher, Academic Director and is currently the Center Director. Her goal is to maintain a comfortable, productive academic environment ensuring steady student matriculation to the best US universities. Aside from being a second mom to the students, she is the proud mother of three children Sarah, Emily, and Michael, and granddaughter, Isla.

Michael Hensley

Michael Hensley

Academic Director

Michael began his ESL career in Japan in 2000. After fourteen years of teaching English in Japan, he decided to return to sunny Florida and join the Melbourne ELS team. As Academic Director, Michael’s main goals are to maintain the quality of the language program and ensure both teachers and students are successful at ELS Melbourne. He is married and has two sons. His favorite poem is “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley.


March 19, 2015


Hi! My name is Chaoran. I am from China. This is my first time in the U.S. and I am very glad to be here! I like the weather here in Melbourne and I have been here for three months. The teachers are very nice and they have a lot of experience teaching and helping students improve English skills. I can feel comfortable and safe with teachers and students. ELS helps me adapt to college in America and makes me feel more confident about my English.


Halloween Party

November 4, 2015

Carving pumpkins is a fun activity. We spend time outside and the most creative students get prizes.

We Welcome you to ELS Melbourne

November 4, 2015

The ELS sign is right in front of our building.

Ice Skating

November 4, 2015

Out on the ice.


November 4, 2015

The students had a fun time on different teams.

Kennedy Space Center

November 4, 2015

There are many things to see at Kennedy Space Center!

In the Classroom

November 4, 2015

Students study in the classrooms.


October 5, 2015

A student trip to the zoo.

Pizza Party

October 5, 2015

Celebrating new students arriving with a pizza party.


2016 ELS/Melbourne Application

2016 ELS/Melbourne Application

2016 ELS/Melbourne Center Application

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August Calendar

August Calendar

Our Activities through August!

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ELS Language Center at Melbourne

ELS Language Center at Melbourne

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

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Florida Institute of Technology Map

Florida Institute of Technology Map

This is the map of our campus. We are located in building #9 Grissom Hall. We look forward to seeing you!

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July Calendar

July Calendar

Our activities through July!

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September Calendar

September Calendar

Our activities through September!

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