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Intensive English Program

ELS Language Centers is a separate for-profit corporation and is not part of Grand Valley State University.

Fees charged to students of the program are charged by ELS Language Center, not Grand Valley.

Grand Valley is proud to host ELS Language Center on our campus. ELS Language Centers is America's leading provider of English language instruction. ELS offers 4-week long English courses at twelve different levels. Students may fulfill Grand Valley's English requirement by completing level 112 in the ELS curriculum.

Click Here for ELS Language Center Brochures and Applications.

ELS offers intensive classes in grammar, conversation, reading, writing and listening skills that will prepare you for success in your further studies. ELS Language Centers also provide TOEFL preparation, lessons in American culture, test-taking skills, computer skills, pronunciation and advanced conversation. In addition, research and note-taking skills are stressed. Field trips and activities are also arranged for students. Students may live in University housing or may apply to experience a home-stay with an American family.

ELS is also a great way to practice English with many other students from around the world! This experience will help you develop a sense of independence and self-confidence, and you will broaden and strengthen your English communication skills. It will also help you adjust to life in the U.S. by first studying at ELS Language Centers.

Click here for more information regarding ELS Language Centers or email

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 •