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ELS Language Centers, Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati [Cincinnati, Ohio]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL
  • Students can enjoy a major city in the American Midwest with a large variety of tourist attractions such as museums, theme parks and sporting events
  • Enjoy living at UC, a large, beautiful American university campus with an exciting and diverse student community
  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Founded in 1961, ELS Language Centers is a group of private language schools that has helped millions of students from more than 170 countries significantly improve their English skills and prepare them for academic study at an American college or university. With more than 80 ELS locations available across 30 U.S. states, students are exposed to different cross-cultural ideas and influences that will help improve 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 polish their skills in the areas of structure/speaking, conversation, and reading/writing. Students also may select from a wide variety of elective classes to study topics relevant to their individual interests, including TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation, U.S. Culture, and Listening & Note Taking. As an added feature, more than 650 American colleges and universities accept the ELS Certification of English in place of the TOEFL test in order to admit students to their undergraduate degree programs. ELS Language Centers is a proud member of EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1961
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / ACCET
      Enrollment : 175
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available From School
      Tuition : High
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • ELS, Cincinnati is located at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in Cincinnati’s uptown district, north of downtown. The ultra-modern campus is equipped with every convenience necessary to live and learn. The ELS center is close to shops, restaurants, sporting events and a wide variety of nearby attractions that earned Cincinnati a place among the top 20 “fun cities in the USA”. We look forward to receiving your application from ApplyESL.com!


      Ms. Carol Olausen
      Center Director
      University of Cincinnati
      ELS Language Centers
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • ELS Language Centers
      Central Admissions Office

      400 Alexander Park
      Princeton, NJ  08540  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (609) 750-3566
      FAX: +1 (609) 750-3599
      E-mail: admissions@els.com
      Website: http://www.els.edu
  • More Details
    • 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 is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, within Cincinnati’s uptown district, north of the downtown area. Cincinnati is one of the major inland cities in the United States and the third-largest city in the state of Ohio with a population of 333,000 residents. The city of Cincinnati was one of the first major towns settled in the heart of the country to rival the larger coastal cities in its size and wealth and thought of by some as the first purely American city. Cincinnati’s culture is strongly influenced by the fact that it is positioned on the border of both the Southern and Midwestern United States making many of its traditions dynamic and interesting for visitors. Like many American cities, Cincinnati was also influenced strongly by its history of European immigrants. As a busy river town, Cincinnati is famous for its beautiful riverfront parks, its very popular professional football and baseball teams, the Cincinnati Zoo and a large variety of tourist attractions such as theme parks, museums and galleries. Cincinnati is a major city in the Midwestern section of the United States and students will find it quite affordable compared to many cities and states on the east and west coasts.
    • About the College/University
    • Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is a public research institution which has an enrollment of over 37,000 students making it one of the 100 largest universities in the United States. Offering students a good balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, UC hosts more than 2,000 students from 100 different countries who study at UC every year making it one of the largest and most exciting international communities. The university offers hundreds of programs of study including 139 associate programs, 167 undergraduate programs, 170 master’s programs and 908 doctoral programs. Popular major subjects of study at the school include: Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Education and Political Science. UC’s academic programs in Interior Design, Criminal Justice, and Music and Industrial Design rank in the top-tier of programs in the USA. UC provides a Conditional Letter of Acceptance to international applicants who qualify for admission but who do not yet meet the required English proficiency level for university entrance. Noted for its attractive hillside setting overlooking the Ohio River, the school enjoys a rich cultural history and the campus is home to many interesting shops, restaurants and sporting events. Students at ELS, Cincinnati can take advantage of many of UC’s sporting and recreational facilities.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Over 650 U.S. colleges and universities accept the ELS Certificate of English in place of the TOEFL test.
  • Study Options
    • ELS Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
    • Costs
    • 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$ 1,020 Per Month US$ 1,132 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 130 (Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky 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

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/12/06
    • Costs
    • 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$ 1,020 Per Month US$ 1,132 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 130 (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay and on-campus housing fees include meals.
    • American Explorer

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
    • Costs
    • 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
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4-12 WEEKS US$ 1,020 Per Month US$ 1,132 Per Month N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 130 (Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky 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 Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Location
      ELS Language Centers, Cincinnati
      University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio  45221  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Cincinnati International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$130 and brings students directly to the campus in approximately 25 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.5
      School Environment: 4.3
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.2
      Activities and Social Life: 4.3
      Accommodation: 4.2

      4.3

    • There are 6 reviews for this school

    • Rani
      [ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Male ]
      I developed my mind
      I chose ELS Cincinnati because I've heard that it has strong teachers who can help me to improve my English skills. My biggest challenge was how to speak with American people and how to make a lot of friends. ELS Cincinnati is like the second home where someone can learn English with their friends. Actually, everyone in ELS Cincinnati is like my family. The three biggest benefits of attending ELS Cincinnati were: I made new friends, learned how to break the ice (I can talk in speaking evaluations), and I developed my mind. My teachers at ELS Cincinnati impacted me step by step. They encouraged my English skills so I can speak very fluently. Even though, sometimes, I felt stressed and that I could not concentrate in the classes, it was okay because a lot of my teachers and friends supported me. ELS Cincinnati absolutely helped me adjust to life in the US through their activities and staff presentations. It helps all the students. Right now, I'm trying to decide which university I want to attend after ELS. I am between two universities: the University of Cincinnati or Louisiana Tech University.
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      Chengyu
      [ Shanghai, China, Female ]
      I love my teachers
      I chose ELS Cincinnati because I need to improve my English skills and I want to study at the University of Cincinnati. When I arrived at ELS, I think my biggest challenge was that I couldn't understand what my teacher said. I love everybody at ELS Cincinnati. I love my teachers, my friends, and I can experience many cultures. The three biggest benefits of attending ELS Cincinnati are: getting English skills, making more friends, and having a very full day every day. Teachers at ELS Cincinnati are always full of energy. The teachers have many methods to teach us English. ELS often organizes activities to help you adjust to US life. After studying at ELS Cincinnati, I want to study at the University of Cincinnati.
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      Wei-Chieh
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]
      Like a big family
      ELS Cincinnati is like a big family. Teachers and advisors really care about every student, not only for the English learning, but to help students to adapt to the new culture and new life at the UC campus. Students feel comfortable and are encouraged here. Also, ELS Cincinnati holds lots of activities. I always learn new things after participating in varieties of activities. It is a perfect place with perfect teachers and advisors for me to learn English. I will start my Master's degree at a US university this year and I feel ELS Cincinnati has helped me to be prepared for it.
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      Ahmed
      [ jeddah, saudi arabia ]

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