ELS Courses and Levels
A comprehensive program with 12 levels of proficiency
An ELS education covers all aspects of language learning, including listening and writing comprehension, written and oral expression, extensive vocabulary, grammar, and correct pronunciation. New ELS students are tested on the day of arrival to establish their language competence and to determine which level is right for them (from level 101-112). Each level consists of 20 to 30 hours per week over a period of four weeks.
During your session, you will:
Improve your listening comprehension with exercises
Develop your writing skills
Undertake team work with other students and the teacher organizing debates
Evaluate your progress through regular testing and coaching from your teacher
Achieve your personal goals in the language education technology centers
Practice your English on a daily basis
Progress to the next level
At the end of each session, students who have achieved the required competency will progress next level.
Students are assessed across a range of criteria, including:
Completion of homework
Standardized exams at the completion of each level
Who are ELS courses for?
ELS programs are suitable for anyone who wants to improve their English. If you want to study at an English-speaking university, then the intensive academic English course is right for you. Over 650 universities accept the ELS Advanced Academic English program (equivalent to level 109 to 112) as a certification of proficiency in English valid for admission. If you want to improve your English for personal or professional reasons, then we suggest the Intensive General English program. Both of the Academic and General English programs include 30 lessons per week. If you’d prefer to have more free time during your study abroad experience, we also have the semi-intensive program of 20 lessons per week, or the American Explorer program of 15 lessons per week.
Whatever your language learning goals, ELS has the program that’s right for you!