English Courses for International Students - ELS 

ELS Language Experience+® 6 - USA

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About the program

With ELS Language Experience+ you can develop your everyday speaking skills in a relaxed learning environment, where you can learn not only from your skilled instructors, but your classmates as well – learning to speak English with ease and accuracy. Whether you study for 3 hours per day or 6 hours per day, or stay for two weeks or 24 weeks, the choice is yours. Study English on your terms, and your budget.

The ELS Language Experience+ course has 3 levels of instruction – basic, intermediate, and proficient – you can take the placement test each Monday to advance in levels, and a certificate of completion is awarded based on attendance. As an ELS Language Experience+ student, you can also participate in a variety of culturally relevant activities throughout your stay, giving you more opportunity to practice your speaking skills. 



Key Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary

Speaking & Conversation: To speak well and to be understood, you’ll need to be precise and accurate. You will learn the building blocks of the English language to seamlessly transition from the classroom to the real world – you will participate in classroom discussions and dynamic activities that help build your critical thinking as well as speaking skills

Classes offered: Everyday English, Grammar in Action, Digital Expression, Discover and Discuss



ELS Language Experience+ is offered at the following locations:


ELS/Santa Monica 

ELS/New York - Manhattan 

ELS/Boston - Downtown

ELS/San Diego

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ELS Language Experience+®

  • Age Requirements
    • Age varies by center and housing option
  • ELS Levels Covered
    • Basic, Intermediate, Proficient
  • Maximum Students / Class Structure/Speaking Practice and Reading/Writing
    • 15
  • Number of Centers offered
    • 5
  • Lessons /day
    • 6
  • Start Dates Annually
    • 52



ELS Language Experience+ offers 3 levels of instruction – Basic, Intermediate, Proficient – as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities.
Levels CEFR Level A2
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need
  • Can express simple opinions and preferences
Levels CEFR Level B1
  • Can keep up a casual conversation for a reasonable period of time, provided that this is of a mainly familiar, predictable nature
  • Can produce simple connected statements on topics which are familiar
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations
Levels CEFR Level B2
  • Can present and justify her/his own opinion, and make nuanced arguments to support viewpoints
  • Can synthesize and summarize information from various sources
  • Can keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, such as personal and professional experiences, events currently in the news, and abstract/cultural topics without strain for speaker or listener

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