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English Language Services

Intensive English Program

Learn English by studying language skills 18 hours a week for 12 weeks. Students take Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Grammar, and an elective. Elective courses include American Culture, Pronunciation, and various English for Specific Purpose courses.

International Certificates

Intermediate to advanced English speakers study Information Technology and Business in addition to English language courses. Students can study for one to three semesters and add an optional six week internship for additional experience.

English Language Program

Graduate, undergraduate, and International Certificate students study English language courses. Courses offered are Listening Enhancement, Effective Communication, Reading and Vocabulary, and Writing. Courses are taken individually but may be taken as a set program.

Professional Communication Advancement

Stuart School of Business in Chicago provides the Professional Communication Advancement (PCA) Program for international students to receive a customized and targeted approach to communications skill-building.

English for Design

Institute of Design created a unique introductory program that combines English for Special Purpose instruction with graduate level design education. The program is taught over two semesters prior to beginning coursework in the Masters program.


ELS provides engaging English language instruction in a dynamic learning environment relevant to your academic and professional needs. We accept applications year round. Apply today!