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Study English with ELS

The ability to speak English helps open doors to educational and career opportunities around the world. No matter your goals, ELS helps you reach them. The ELS Advantage

You can trust ELS with your English language education. Here’s why:

  • ELS offers 70+ Centers around the world in exciting locations including: Australia, Canada, China, India, Malaysia, and the United States, many of which are on safe and respected college or university campuses.
  • Benefit from a world-class curriculum, expert instructors and Center staff, comfortable housing options, and charming locations full of culture and networking opportunities.
  • ELS maintains partnerships with 650+ prestigious colleges and universities around the world that accept successful completion of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program as proof of the English proficiency required for admission.


Choose the university or college that will help you reach your goals!

Featured Partner Universities

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne, Indiana


Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), home to ELS/Fort Wayne, is a combined campus of Indiana University and Purdue University, offering more than 200 degrees and certificates from both universities at an affordable price. IPFW’s undergraduate engineering and business programs were recently ranked among the best in the country, and in 2015, U.S. News & World Report named IPFW among the top Regional Universities of the Midwest.

McNeese State University | Lake Charles, Louisiana


A proud member of the University of Louisiana system, McNeese State University, home to ELS/Lake Charles, is a public university with strong academic programs, dedicated faculty, exciting sports teams, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The university was ranked #42 in the Top Regional Schools in the South category by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, and in 2015 Washington Monthly named the university among national schools in the “Best Bang for the Buck in the South” category.

California Lutheran University | Thousand Oaks, California


California Lutheran University, home to ELS/Thousand Oaks, offers small classes and individualized attention, an active and social campus, highly ranked programs, and accomplished faculty members.

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked California Lutheran University #16 on the Best Regional Universities – West category, and Forbes named the university among America’s Top Colleges in 2016.

ELS English for Academic Purposes

Choose the ELS English for Academic Purposes program to help you gain the skills you need to be successful in an English-speaking college or university setting, and beyond.

In addition to listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar, your coursework will focus on crucial academic success skills like critical thinking, presentations and public speaking, note taking, and research. This intensive, academically-focused course is offered to students ranging in language ability from Beginner to Master.


Key Program Facts

  • Minimum Age: Varies by Center and housing option
  • Maximum Number of Students: 20 students (Skills Enhancement Classes); 15 students (all other classes, including Structure and Speaking Practice and Reading & Writing)
  • Sessions: 26 convenient start dates per year
  • Levels: 12 Levels, Beginner through Master (101 – 112)