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About ELS

Since 1961, ELS has helped more than 1.2 million students from over 143 countries around the world learn English quickly and effectively. 

Experience ELS

For more than 55 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centers, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalized approach and commitment to student achievement.

Our quality of instruction is evident through our dedicated, professional teachers. Many of the most experienced teachers at ELS are members of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), hold Master's degrees or TEFL Certificates, and have taught at ELS for 15+ years.


I couldn't speak when I first came to the U.S. to study English. My ELS classes gave me the confidence to learn and speak English well so that I can attend college here.

Shun , Japan

Our Guiding Principles


To cultivate global citizens and future leaders who will contribute to world understanding, peace, and prosperity. 


ELS Educational Services, Inc. is dedicated to developing future global citizens by:

  • Providing English language and global competencies training
  • Enabling our graduates to achieve successful outcomes in their chosen goals, both educational and personal
  • Preparing our students for competitiveness in the global workplace, and for sustained involvement in an interdependent world
  • Acting with our university and other partners to develop internationalization strategies which foster global awareness for its students, and the campus community 



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