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Summary of Program

The ELS online English classes are available to current ELS students. These classes include 12 hours of remote teaching each week, plus individual work in GEL tailored to each student’s needs. 

The 12 hours of remote teaching include:

  • 4 hours SSP
  • 4 hours Reading and Writing
  • 2 individualized instruction sessions (1 SSPand 1 R/W)
  • 1 2-hour group activity on Fridays.

All classes are fully aligned with the ELS curriculum so you can work towards your Certificate of Completion, which is accepted in place of IELTS/TOEFL at 650+ universities in the US and Canada.

Start Dates, Fees and Contact Information

We encourage you to study with ELS online for 3 sessions to progress through an entire proficiency band.

  • Start Date: May 4, 2020
  • Fee: $700 for each 4-week session

Your virtual center is your first point of contact for any and all questions. They will help you with your studies, payments, and other questions you might have.

Center Managers:

Questions?

If you have a question about your university, contact uasinfo@els.edu.

If you have a question about immigration, contact mmolina@els.edu.

If you have any other questions, contact studentsupport@els.edu.

Online Classes FAQs

Yes! Online classes will follow the same ELS curriculum and books used in regular classes. In addition, this curriculum is supplemented with interactive listening, reading, writing and grammar exercises across ELS’ innovative online language learning platforms. Instructors will review this work and provide feedback and guidance to students throughout the week.

Online program features include:

  • 12 lessons of live instruction in speaking, reading, writing and listening plus American Experience - fully aligned with our in-classroom instruction
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with instructors
  • Virtual contact with Americans
  • Daily practice sessions using two online self-study programs (Guided eLearning, National Geographic Learning)
  • Academic counseling session with Center Director or Academic Director each session
  • Independent online activities and assignments can be done at any time 

Intensive students will attend 12 lessons of live instruction each week (10 lessons of group instruction in classes, and 2 lessons of one-on-one instruction with their teachers).

A sample schedule for an intensive student is as follows:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Period 1

Structure and Speaking (SSP)

Reading and Writing
(RW)

Structure and Speaking

Reading and Writing

American Experience

Period 2

Structure and Speaking

Reading and Writing

Structure and Speaking

Reading and Writing

American Experience

Period 3

Online work

Online work

Online work

Online work

Period 4

Online work

Online work

Online work

RW Teacher Meeting

Counseling session

Period 5

SSP Teacher Meeting

Online work

Online work

Online work

Period 6

Online work

Online work

Online work

Online work

A sample schedule for a semi-Intensive student is as follows:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Period 1

SSP

SSP

Online work

Period 2

SSP

SSP

Online work

Period 3

Online work

Online work

Online work

Online work

Period 4

Online work

Online work

Online work

Conversation session

Period 5

Online work

SSP Teacher Meeting

Online work

Online work

Period 6

Online work

Online work

Online work

Online work

Yes. The content on all of the online platforms can be accessed on a phone. However, because you will be spending a lot of time doing online coursework and assignments, we recommend using a computer or tablet.

Students will receive grades in the online classes the same way they received grades in class. However, because of the online format, the assessments will not be exactly the same. Students will be assessed based on attendance and participation in live sessions, completion of online listening, grammar and reading activities, and speaking and writing evaluations.

Yes. Students who pass the level with an overall average of 79% or higher will advance to the next level. The online live instruction and educational platform is fully aligned with the ELS methodology. You can work toward your Certificate of Completion, which is accepted by more than 650+ colleges and universities in US and Canada.

Each week, you will participate in group classes with instructors, private one-on-one sessions with instructors, and independent work online. It will be 12 hours of remote teaching, plus individual work in the GEL platform. 

Listening and speaking practice and feedback will be a particular focus in during the Structure and Speaking class. Listening and speaking will be done through guided interactions with the teacher and in monitored discussions with other students in online breakout rooms. Listening practice will also be emphasized in independent online activities.