General English Program in India - ELS 

General English - India

About the program

Our General English course helps you communicate more accurately and efficiently. The ELS General English course supports you as you develop skills that will help you communicate in English-speaking situations. In the mornings, you will study the fundamentals of the English language through Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (or Skills Enhancement, in Master's levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Your afternoons will focus on Skills Enhancement Classes.


  • Key Language Skills: Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Speaking, and Vocabulary
  • Skills Enhancement Classes: Exact courses offered at each location may vary, but Skills Enhancement Classes may be dedicated to subjects such as Idioms, Film, Current Events, and Culture
  • Applied Learning: In India, Contact America! allows you to meet with University English-speakers, practice conversing while using real-world English, and listen to guest lecturers and participate in local excursions.

General English - India

  • Age Requirements
    • 18 (students below years permitted with Center Director's approval)
  • ELS Levels Covered
    • 12 Levels: 101 (Beginner) to 112 (Masters)
  • Maximum Students / Class Structure / Speaking Practice, Vocabulary Enrichment
    • 15
  • Maximum Students / Class Skills
    Enhancement Classes
    • 20
  • Number of Centers Offered
    • 1
  • Lessons / Week
    50 minutes each Monday – Friday
    • 30
  • Session / Level
    • 1 session (4-weeks) for each level
  • Start Dates Annually
    • 12


ELS offers 12 levels of instruction to accommodate students of all abilities. All ELS programs offer placement testing to help determine your level of proficiency and place you in the level that is the best fit for you.

You will learn the basics and foundations of the English language in the lower levels. As you progress through the levels, you will find more and more complexity in your courses.

At the end of each three-month session, students who meet the requirements of their level will move up to the next level.

As you move through the levels, you will gain new opportunities through more challenging courses and through higher education options.


General English - India ELS Centers