ELS Language Centers is accredited by the governing authority in each country it operates.

In the USA:

ELS Language Centers in the USA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) – a national accrediting agency listed by the US Secretary of Education. ELS schools are approved to offer the following programs: Intensive Programs, Semi-Intensive Programs, Complete Prep Programs for the TOEFL® iBT, the American Explorer Program, Business English Programs, CELTA and Special Programs. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training

ELS Educational Services, Inc. has been certified by AIRC (the American International Recruitment Council), an organization ensuring that International Student Recruitment agencies are providing a level of professional service, specialized knowledge and integrity that is in keeping with what is expected by U.S. accredited colleges, universities and related postsecondary institutions. ELS is a founding institutional member of the AIRC and one of the first organizations to be certified.


American International Recruitment Council

Professional Memberships

ELS Language Centers and its staff are members of:


American Association of Intensive English Programs


Association of International Education Administrators


Association of International Educators


American International Recruitment Council


Association of Language Travel Organizations


ELS Language Centers is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Any complaints against ELS Language Centers in Illinois (Chicago) may be registered with the Illinois Board of Higher Education at the following address:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Attn: Student Complaint Division
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 33
Springfield, IL 62701