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ELS Language Centers, Melbourne

Florida Institute of Technology [Melbourne, Florida]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL
  • Students enjoy weekend trips to nearby Walt Disney World Resorts, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom
  • Live in Melbourne, a charming city on the Atlantic Coast boasting beautiful beaches and located a little over an hour from Orlando
  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Founded in 1961, ELS Language Centers is a group of private language schools that help millions of students from more than 140 countries significantly improve their English skills in the shortest time possible and prepare them for academic study at an American college or university. With more than 60 ELS locations available across 25 U.S. states, students are exposed to different cross-cultural ideas and influences that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding. Learning from native speaking instructors, students study from a well-developed curriculum designed to enhance their fluency and accuracy and hone their skills in the areas of structure/speaking, conversation, and reading/writing. Students also select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics pertinent to their individual interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation, U.S. Culture, and Listening & Note Taking. As an added feature, more than 550 American colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL in order to admit students to their undergraduate degree programs. ELS Language Centers is a proud member of AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1961
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • ELS Language Centers
      Central Admissions Office

      400 Alexander Park
      Princeton, NJ  08540  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 609 750 3547
      FAX: +1 609 750 3599
      E-mail: admissions@els.com
      Website: http://www.els.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The ELS Center at the Florida Institute of Technology has hosted thousands of students from more than 30 countries around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to ELS from Asia, including Korea (25%), Japan (13%), and Taiwan (13%). Students also come from countries in Latin America (28%), Europe (7%), the Middle East (8%), and other countries worldwide.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • ELS instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of ELS instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • ELS provides students with the opportunity to live in on-campus dormitories or enjoy a homestay experience. Students living on-campus will be close to classes, campus activities and other students – both American and international. ELS also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience American culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments may also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The ELS Language Center on the Florida Tech campus is located in Melbourne, a safe, residential community in Brevard County, commonly known as being on the “Space Coast” of Central Florida for its close proximity to NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Home to over 75,000 residents, Melbourne is a comfortable place to live with its picturesque, tree-lined streets filled with unique shops, street cafés, boutiques and diverse restaurants. The downtown area’s architecture is an inspired and eclectic mixture of old and new, featuring creative storefronts, alleyways and street arcades. While most of Melbourne is located on the Florida mainland, a small portion is also located on the nearby barrier island with the Indian River Lagoon separating the mainland from the island. The Sebastian Inlet cuts through the barrier island, creating a picturesque waterway connecting the Indian River Lagoon with the Atlantic Ocean. The Sebastian State Park is located on the barrier island and is a beautiful place to have a picnic, to go fishing, shrimping or clamming, to enjoy bird watching, go sailing or kayaking or enjoy an evening camping under the stars. If it is a slower pace residents seek, the pristine Atlantic Ocean and over 72 miles of uncrowded beaches are an easy 10-minute drive from downtown Melbourne. Beach goers can choose to bask in the sun at the Canaveral National Seashore Park in the north, Cocoa Beach in Central Brevard or at the Sebastian Inlet State Park at the southernmost tip of the county. The cosmopolitan city of Orlando and its countless world-famous attractions are all a little more than an hour’s drive from Melbourne where visitors can enjoy the thrill of visiting such places as Universal Studios, EPCOT Center, the Kennedy Space Center, SeaWorld Orlando and, of course, the perennially-famous Disneyworld.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1958, the Florida Institute of Technology was originally created to provide continuing education to scientists, engineers and technicians working in the space program at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. As the only independent, technological university in the Southeastern United States, Florida Tech’s primary aim is to keep abreast of the current and anticipated needs in the developing fields of high technology. Named as one of the top 14 technical institutions in engineering by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, Florida Tech is also committed to the pursuit of excellence in the academic fields of the sciences, psychology, management and related disciplines. The 130-acre tropical campus is home to more than 2,310 undergraduate and 2,360 graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and 99 nations from around the world. Students are awarded bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees among the school’s six academic colleges: the College of Engineering; College of Science; College of Aeronautics; College of Business; College of Psychology and Liberal Arts; and University College. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to join research activities that support local and state efforts, beach erosion monitoring, sea turtle studies, software security and energy research. Outside of the classroom, campus life revolves around the Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation and the Denius Student Center while students are also active in participating in intramural athletics, 15 intercollegiate sports teams and over 100 student-run organizations including: the Artists Guild, the Comedy Club, political, professional and religiously-affiliated groups, the weekly student newspaper, “The Crimson,” International Student Service Organization, and FITV, the student-run television station.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certificate of English in place of the TOEFL test.
  • Courses
    • ELS Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • About This Course
    • The ELS Intensive English Program (IEP) program gives students the opportunity to focus on the academic skills needed to succeed at the university level. IEP is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in IEP receive 30 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      In addition to all that is included in ELS’ General English program, IEP students will also be able to receive free university counseling while studying and apply for conditional admission to any of ELS’ 650+ partner universities. IEP is offered at 12 levels of instruction with Level 101 being the most elementary level and Level 112 being the most advanced. All students who complete the EAP program at Level 112 will receive a Certificate of Completion which is accepted as official proof of English proficiency at more than 650 colleges and universities. Upon arriving at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve each student’s academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; Conversation; and Reading/Writing. IEP students benefit from morning classes that are designed to build a foundation for communication skills. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in ELS’ Language Technology Center to develop their skills. Afternoon classes for IEP students are focused on improving Reading and Writing skills. Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.

      More than 650+ American colleges and universities partner with ELS Language Centers. All IEP students will receive an academic transcript and one free conditional application to any of these host institutions.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,984
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,968
      12 WEEKS US$ 5,640
      16 WEEKS US$ 7,520
      20 WEEKS US$ 8,920
      24 WEEKS US$ 10,704
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 - 24 WEEKS US$ 1,012 Per Month US$ 1,432 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 190 (Orlando International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
    • Semi-Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Semi-Intensive English Program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every four weeks. Students enrolled in the program attend classes during the morning only and receive 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.

      The Semi-Intensive Program is offered at 12 levels of instruction; Level 101 is the most elementary level while Level 112 is the most advanced. Upon their arrival at ELS, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to hone students’ academic skills in the fundamental areas of: Structure/Speaking Practice; and Conversation. To complement their studies, students are also provided with course work in the Multi-Media Lab (MML) to develop their skills using leading technology. Elective courses are also part of the curriculum for intermediate and advanced-level students to allow them to study topics pertinent to their interests while building their core language skills. The most popular elective courses offered are: TOEIC and TOEFL Preparation; American Film; U.S. Culture; Current Events; Grammar Review; and Listening & Note Taking.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12-15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12,16,20,24 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/12/06
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,520
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,040
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,332
      16 WEEKS US$ 5,776
      20 WEEKS US$ 6,840
      24 WEEKS US$ 8,208
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-24 WEEKS US$ 1,012 Per Month US$ 1,432 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 190 (Orlando International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
    • American Explorer

    • About This Course
    • The American Explorer Program (AEP) is a part-time study vacation option offered year-round with sessions beginning every two weeks. The program is suitable for students who want to enjoy a short vacation in the United States and study English part-time. It is also ideal for students who are visiting the USA for the very first time, and want to travel and do sightseeing as much as possible. American Explorer Program participants take 15 lessons per week and usually have a tourist visa or come under the Visa Waiver Program. Be sure to contact the school’s admissions staff if you have any questions.

      The AEP Program is recreational and cultural in nature and is offered at 12 levels of instruction from Beginning to Masters with four weeks of instruction per level. Three morning lessons are offered per day and afternoons are free for recreation and relaxation. Students attending this program may also participate in the evening and weekend social activities that are available at all ELS Language Centers. Upon arriving at their school, students are required to take a placement test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each 4-week session, students are evaluated for advancement to the next level based upon their academic improvement.

      All levels of instruction are designed to improve English skills in the fundamental areas of Structure, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Technology plays an important role in English language studies and all American Explorer students have access to ELS Language Technology Centers (LTC). LTC centers provide computer access for a wide range of English learning activities such as CD and DVD-based programs, language learning software and internet access. In the LTC, students work through goals outlined in their Individualized Learning Plans. Students who wish to emphasize English study during their time abroad and study full-time should consider choosing either the Intensive or Semi-Intensive English Programs also offered at ELS Language Centers.

      Classroom sizes range from 12 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4,8,12 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: None
      VISA INFORMATION: No Student Visa Required
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
      Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 4, 8, 12 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 180
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1,456
      8 WEEKS US$ 2,912
      12 WEEKS US$ 4,140
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-12 WEEKS US$ 1,012 Per Month US$ 1,432 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 190 (Orlando International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.

  • Location
    • United States Melbourne, Florida
    • Location
      ELS Language Centers, Melbourne
      Florida Institute of Technology

      150 West University Boulevard Melbourne, Florida  32901-6988  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Orlando International Airport:
      ELS Language Centers arrange airport pick-up service that costs US$190 and brings students directly to the Florida Institute of Technology campus in approximately 60 minutes.
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