American Explorer Program United States - ELS 

American Explorer - USA

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About the program

Enrich your vacation in the United States with English language instruction. Improve your English while vacationing in the United States with the ELS American Explorer program. Deepen your understanding of English, strengthen your vocabulary, and improve your speaking skills in this program's morning classes – and still have plenty of time to enjoy your travels abroad!


  • Key Language Skills: Listening, Pronunciation, Speaking, and Vocabulary

American Explorer Program

Age Requirements
  • Age varies by center and housing option
ELS Levels Covered
  • 12 Levels: 101 (Beginner)
    to 112 (Masters)
Maximum Students / Class
  • 15
Number of Centers offered
  • ALL
Lessons / week
50 minutes each
Monday – Friday with afternoons free
  • 15
Number of Weeks for each ELS Level
  • 4
Start Dates Annually
  • 26


ELS offers 12 proficiency levels (Beginner to Masters), as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities. At the end of every four-week session, if you successfully meet your level's requirements, you will move up to the next level. As you progress through the levels, your courses build upon the skills you learned in the lower levels and become more complex.

Levels 101/102/103
  • Communicates at a basic level in everyday situations
  • Understands English when spoken to slowly and clearly
  • Understands a few words and phrases
  • Responds to simple questions and directions
Levels 104/105/106
  • Communicates facts and opinions
  • Discusses and argues in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed
  • Carries on conversations with native speakers
  • Uses English to shop, order food in restaurants and ask for directions
Option on Completion
  • Enroll in the Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL iBT® or Business English Program (available at select Centers)
Levels 107/108/109
  • Communicates effectively in most social situations
  • Understands a wide range of idioms
  • Maintains extended conversations with native speakers
  • Participates fully in most conversations
Levels 110/111/112
  • Speaks and understands English with ease
  • Conducts business competently in English

Sample Class Schedule

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