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ELS Cleveland, Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University

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

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Discover ELS Cleveland

Located on the scenic shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland stands as the USA's fifty fourth largest city, boasting stunning architecture, an expansive state, national, and local parks system, and an unending array of arts and cultural offerings.

Experience an immersive English learning journey at Case Western Reserve University, nestled in the charming surroundings of Cleveland. By studying at ELS Cleveland, you'll merge the vibrant essence of the city’s bustling urban atmosphere with the American university lifestyle at Case Western Reserve University.

Cleveland presents a wealth of thrilling opportunities for students to relish while immersing themselves in an enriching English learning experience and embracing American culture. Explore Cleveland's renowned world-class museums, located a short five-minute walk from the center; the largest theatre district between New York and Chicago; major-league basketball, baseball, and football; and a huge variety of outdoor activities available throughout the year!


Learn English in Cleveland at ELS
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Case Western Reserve University is a Top 50 ranked university. This private university is known for its world class research, with top-rated graduate programs in medicine, law, biomedical studies, engineering, and business management. ELS students have access to a host of campus facilities, including a gymnasium, library, sports courts, and indoor pool.

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 Case Western Reserve University’s law program, and for a variety of programs at nearby partner colleges and universities.

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An exterior view of the Stone Commons at Case Western Reserve University, ELS Cleveland's host institution in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Why you should Choose
ELS Cleveland for Your English
Learning Experience

  • Enjoy Cleveland’s lower cost of living, making it an attractive option for students seeking quality education and American adventure without the high expenses.
  • Get the full American student experience as you connect with Case Western Reserve University students around campus, and while you use the university facilities..
  • Lake Erie and the surrounding parks offer abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. The scenic beauty and diverse activities available in these natural spaces make Cleveland an excellent choice for those seeking a harmonious blend of urban living and outdoor adventures.
  • Choose the right program to meet your goals and interests, whether you’re looking for intensive English study, or a program that supports more free time to explore and experience the US, we have something to meet your needs.
  • Study with our customized engaging curriculum and reputable high quality English training – ELS’s Intensive English level 109 or 112 meet the English language entry requirement for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the USA!

Unique opportunities at
Western Reserve University


American Conversation Partnerships

ELS students can connect with current Case Western Reserve University students and local residents to practice their English conversation.


IELTS Testing Center

Planning to take the IELTS test? ELS Cleveland is an official IELTS Test center.

Learn More

Explore the ELS Cleveland Campus


Don Robinson
ELS Cleveland Center Director

Don has been directing ELS Language Centers locations for over 25 years. With over 15 years’ experience living, studying, and working in other countries, he understands the challenges of arriving in a new country to learn a new language and adapt to the local culture.


Important Campus Info


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  • 12-15
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ELS Cleveland | Case Western Reserve University Campus Facilities

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Science World
Old Arcade Case
Thwing Center
Museum of Art
Severance Hall
Peter B Lewis Building

Things to do in Cleveland

Explore Cleveland's top attractions to make your English study experience unforgettable. 
Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Lake Erie Beaches

Nestled along the northern shores of Ohio, Lake Erie’s beaches offer pristine sandy stretches and scenic waterfronts for visitors to enjoy. With picturesque views, recreational activities, and the charm of lakeside communities, these beaches provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation and outdoor fun.

Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA near ELS Cleveland.

Cedar Point

Situated near Cleveland in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point is renowned as one of the premier amusement parks globally, featuring a spectacular array of roller coasters and attractions. With its picturesque location along Lake Erie, Cedar Point is a great destination for those seeking a day of excitement in a scenic landscape.

Dinosaur fossils at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Cleveland, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Houses fascinating exhibits on prehistoric life, geological formations, and cultural artifacts. Includes a planetarium, interactive displays, and a diverse range of scientific collections.

An indoor view of vendors at the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

West Side Market

A historic market showcasing diverse vendors offering fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and ethnic foods. A vibrant atmosphere with a rich blend of culinary delights and cultural experiences.

A gorilla at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Spanning 183 acres, this zoo houses a wide variety of animals from around the world and features engaging exhibits, educational programs, and conservation efforts.

 Fuchsia-colored orchids at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio, USA near ELS Language Centers.

Cleveland Botanical Garden

A serene oasis featuring diverse gardens, including tropical plants, orchids, and seasonal displays. Engaging exhibits, outdoor spaces, and educational programs for all ages.

ELS Cleveland
Student Residence

Cleveland Student Residence is situated in the University Circle area, within walking distance of Case Western Reserve University, world-renowned museums, and nationally recognized hospitals. All students enjoy a fully furnished apartment with private bedrooms, utilities, Wi-Fi, and linens. Common areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room are shared with 2-3 other students living in the apartment.

All students will be assigned to their specific apartment residence closer to their starting dates, at which time updated Housing Confirmations will be provided.

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

An outdoor view of the balcony at the Cleveland Student Residence, home to ELS Language Centers students in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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Discover ELS English Programs in Cleveland

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. 

English for Executives

English for Executives is built to cater to the unique needs of business executives and professionals. Combine group classes designed to build comprehensive English skills with private lessons tailored to your specific learning needs and business communication goals.  Available for individuals or for teams. 

Super Intensive English

A fully customizable, one-on-one course designed for executives and professionals to quickly gain proficiency in business English. Choose 15, 20 or 30 lessons per week, and schedule this flexible program at a time that fits around your professional and personal commitments. 

Where to Find ELS Cleveland

ELS Cleveland is located on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University:

  • 11321 Juniper Road,
    Stone Commons, Room 109
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • (216) 368-2716