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ELS Melbourne, Florida at Florida Institute of Technology

Learn English in Melbourne on a university campus with ELS Language Centers.

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About ELS Melbourne

Learn English in Melbourne and soak up the sun along the white sand beaches of Florida’s Space Coast, just a short hop from bustling Orlando.

Bask in the beachy and high-tech vibes of the Harbor City, while you take English classes in Melbourne, Florida at ELS. Located on the campus of Florida Tech, at ELS Melbourne, you’ll enjoy an American student experience as you immerse yourself in the English language and connect with students on campus. Outside of class, explore the city with its unique setting on the Indian River Lagoon and next to a vast expanse of beautiful, lush coastline (with 242 annual days of sunshine!).

Take advantage of weekends to visit the Kennedy Space Center, relax on the Atlantic  beaches, check out nearby Orlando, explore picturesque urban parks, attend festivals, and so much more! Join us in Melbourne for a unique and unforgettable American English study experience.

 

Learn English in Melbourne at ELS
on the campus of
 Florida Institute of Technology

 

Florida Institute of Technology is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. The dynamic, Tier 1 ranked university and research institute is on Central Florida’s innovative Space Coast. Originally founded to educate space program pioneers, Florida Tech now offers a comprehensive range of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs, and more! Based on the Florida Tech campus, ELS Melbourne students can connect with FIT students while enjoying access to campus facilities.

Planning to transfer to an American college or university after your studies? Upon successful completion of ELS Intensive English level 112, you will fulfill the English language entry requirement for conditional admission to Florida Institute of Technology, as well as additional nearby partner colleges and universities.

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A beach near ELS Melbourne in Florida, USA on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology.

Why you should Choose
ELS Melbourne for Your English
Learning Experience

  • Learn English in Melbourne, the Harbor City on Florida’s Space Coast where you can immerse yourself in relaxed beachy living and high=tech vibes and explore nearby attractions like Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and more!
  • Get an American student experience as you learn English while connecting with Florida Tech students around campus while you use the campus facilities.
  • Just a 10-minute bus ride to downtown from the ELS campus, you’ll be close to the many sights and attractions Melbourne has to offer, including Florida’s beautiful east coast beaches! 
  • Choose from a variety of ELS English classes and programs tailored to match your learning goals, whether you’re aiming for intensive Academic English or more flexible study options.
  • Learn with our renowned, high-quality curriculum and supportive teachers. ELS Intensive English levels 109 and 112 meet the English language entry requirement for over 600 colleges and universities across the USA, including Florida Tech.

Unique opportunities at
Florida Institute of Technology

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American Conversation Partnerships

ELS students can connect with current Florida Tech students to practice their English conversation.

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Important Campus Info

Derek Thomas
ELS Melbourne Center Director

Derek is passionate about students' English and higher education learning journeys in the USA and is here to support your English acquisition and learning transformation at ELS Melbourne. Derek has been in the ESL industry for over 15 years, and has lived and worked in several countries.

 

Important Campus Info

 

  • 14
    Years Old
    MINIMUM AGE
  • 12-15
    Students
    AVERAGE
    PER CLASS
  • 18
    Students
    MAXIMUM
    PER CLASS

ELS Melbourne | Florida Tech University Campus Facilities

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    BASEBALL FIELD
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    BASKETBALL COURT
  • Book-Store
    BOOK STORE
  • cafeteria
    CAFETERIA
  • computer-lab
    COMPUTER LAB
  • computer-lab
    E-SPORTS CENTER
  • fitness-center
    FITNESS CENTER
  • library
    FOOD COURT
  • gymnasium
    GYMNASIUM
  • library
    LIBRARY
  • racquet-ball-squash-court
    RACQUETBALL/SQUASH COURT
  • football-soccer-field
    SOCCER FIELD
  • health-safety
    STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
  • swimming-pool
    SWIMMING POOL (OUTDOOR)
  • tennis-court
    TENNIS COURT
  • wi-fi
    WI-FI
  • barrier-free-center
    UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE CENTER AND CLASSROOMS
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    WI-FI
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Outdoor Swimming Pool
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Campus
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Tiger Statue

Things to do in Melbourne

Explore some of Melbourne’s top attractions to make your English study experience at ELS unforgettable.
An outdoor display of rockets at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Merritt Island, Florida, USA, near ELS Language Centers.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Delve into the wonders of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Experience space shuttle replicas, engage with astronaut encounters, and explore hands-on exhibits that offer a captivating glimpse into NASA's space missions.

A surfboard in the sand at Sebastian Inlet State Park beach near Melbourne, Florida, USA,  home to ELS Language Centers.

Melbourne Beaches

Revel in the sun-soaked coastline of Melbourne, offering a variety of public beaches, including Paradise Beach with its family-friendly atmosphere, Sebastian Inlet State Park for outdoor activities, and Indialantic Boardwalk for a leisurely stroll by the ocean.

A person driving a go-kart at Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne, Florida, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Andretti Thrill Park

For a day of exhilarating adventure, visit Andretti Thrill Park. Enjoy go-kart racing, mini-golf, arcade games, bumper boats, laser tag, and other thrilling attractions. The entry fee includes unlimited access to all of the amazing attractions, so make a day of it and get ready to have fun!

A capybara swimming at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Brevard Zoo

Discover more than 900 animals at the Brevard Zoo. Adventures seekers can challenge themselves at the Treetop Trek, an aerial obstacle course with ziplines, or take in the animal exhibits by kayak expedition, or train offering a unique zoo experience!

A colorful mural of two robots painted on a brick wall.

Downtown Melbourne Art Walk

Experience the vibrant arts scene by participating in the Downtown Melbourne Art Walk. This monthly event allows you to stroll through galleries, interact with artists, and immerse yourself in the local creative community.

An image of three baseballs lined up. Sports fans can watch Major League Baseball games at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne, Florida, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Space Coast Stadium

Sports enthusiasts can catch a game at Space Coast Stadium, hosting various events and serving as the spring training facility for Major League Baseball teams. Experience the excitement and cheer for your favorite teams.

Two people walking together while holding shopping bags. Visitors can enjoy shopping trips at Melbourne Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Florida, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Melbourne Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Open during business hours, Melbourne’s Downtown Pedestrian Mall offers a unique shopping and dining experience. Stroll through the pedestrian-friendly area, explore boutiques, and enjoy diverse culinary offerings in this lively downtown hub.

A zebra longwing butterfly atop of a flower. Visitors can see butterflies, greenery, and more at the Florida Institute of Technology botanical garden in Melbourne, Florida, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Florida Tech Botanical Garden

Explore the lush and diverse botanical gardens right on campus at Florida Tech. The Botanical Gardens offer a peaceful retreat for nature lovers, providing a serene environment for relaxation and exploration.

An exterior view of Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) in Melbourne, Flordia, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD)

EGAD is a trendy and eclectic arts district in Melbourne, offering a mix of galleries, boutiques, and cafes. It's a great place to explore unique shops and experience the local arts and culture.

A view of Epcot Center and Bay Lake in Orlando, Florida, USA near ELS Melbourne.

Orlando

Orlando boasts iconic attractions like Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT Center, and Universal Studios, offering magical experiences and thrilling rides. Disney's theme parks enchant visitors with beloved characters and immersive experiences, while EPCOT showcases technology and culture through exhibits like Spaceship Earth. Universal Studios' blockbuster-themed rides and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter provide unforgettable adventures for visitors of all ages.

ELS Melbourne
Homestay Accommodation

Students in homestay are assigned private rooms in the homes of local families, but they may share a bathroom. Most host families live within a 15-mile radius of the Florida Tech campus and ELS Melbourne, with a commute time between 20 and 30 minutes. All ELS Melbourne host families drive their students to and from school each day.

Housing availability and confirmations are contingent on university and/or provider approval and are subject to change.

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  • price
    $360
    Cost per week
  • single
    Single
    Occupancy
  • Meals
    14
    Meals per week
  • age
    16+
    Minimum Age

ELS Melbourne
Student Residence Accommodation

Florida Institute of Technology Campus Residences offer shared dorm rooms with shared hallway bathrooms. Rooms include two desks, two chairs, two lamps, two beds, mini-fridge, and small microwave. Linens are also included. Self-service laundry machines are available in a nearby dorm for a small fee. The security office is nearby. One resident assistant for each floor or wing—one resident assistant for about every 10 students.

Housing availability and confirmations are contingent on university and/or provider approval and are subject to change.

Students gathered inside the Melbourne student residence at the Florida Institute of Technology Campus Residences which is home to ELS Melbourne students.
  • price
    $425
    Cost per Week
  • double
    Double
    Occupancy
  • Meals
    19 meals per week
    (Full board on weekdays and half board on weekends)
  • age
    18+
    Minimum Age
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    On Campus

Discover ELS English Programs in Melbourne

Intensive English

Our most complete English learning experience, designed to develop your language proficiency to support success in English-speaking higher education, business, or in any activity where you need to speak English well. Choose this program if you plan to attend one of the 600+ colleges that recognize ELS level 109 or 112 for language entry. 

Semi-Intensive English

Make English language development a priority while still leaving plenty of time to discover local culture and activities. Enjoy four daily English lessons designed to quickly improve your English communication skills. Outside the classroom, connect with locals and discover the attractions in your USA study city. 

American Explorer

The American Explorer Program offers a casual English learning experience while providing plenty of free time for local discovery and American cultural immersion. Designed for the curious explorer, this relaxed study program will help you improve your English to enrich a short-term study adventure. 

Where to Find ELS Melbourne

ELS Melbourne is located on the Campus of Florida Tech:

  • 150 West University Boulevard,
    Melbourne,
    Florida, United States
    32901
  • (321) 674-8350

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