About Us

ELS Language Centres Malaysia (ELS Malaysia) is a franchise of the US-based ELS Language Centres. Established in 1990, ELS Malaysia is the nation’s premier English language training centre that offers an unbeatable combination of university-town and city centre study locations that takes pride in its high academic standards and professionally trained instructors.

55+ yEars

Delivering English language education for over 55 years

Taught 1.2 Million students and counting


Students from 143 different countries have attended ELS


35+ ELS Centres offering intensive English Programmes


ELS opens doors to more than 650 Universities worldwide


2700 counselling offices in 140 countries

ELS History TimelinE

ELS Inc., USA was formed to provide English language training to United States agencies such as the Agency for International Development (AID) and the United States Information Services (USIS).
The first ELS centre was established in Washington D.C. ELS’ strong relationship with universities and their loyal network of counselling agencies around the world has developed pathways for international students to pursue their tertiary studies in the USA and other countries.
A new International Division of ELS Inc. was formed to expand ELS English teaching activities overseas. ELS opened its first overseas language school in Tokyo, Japan.
ELS Language Centres, Malaysia established its first centre.
ELS Malaysia established its first on-campus centre at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), a top-tier public university in Malaysia. At the same time, UPM formally recognised ELS Proficiency Standards as proof of English proficiency for admission into its undergraduate & postgraduate programmes.
ELS Malaysia was named Brand of the Year in the English Education (Malaysia) at the 2014 World Branding Awards
ELS Malaysia was awarded the prestigious 5-Star Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions (SKIPS).
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) formally recognised ELS Proficiency Standards as an alternative to IELTS & TOEFL for admission into its undergraduate & postgraduate programmes.
ELS Malaysia was awarded Language Centre Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan Malaysia
ELS became the first instituition in Malaysia to receive an accreditation from the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), Australia.

Our Intensive English Programme

The Intensive English Programme (IEP) is an internationally recognised full-time programme. Students who have completed the IEP may use the ELS Certificate of Completion as an alternative to IELTS or TOEFL when applying any of the 650+ ELS partner colleges and universities worldwide.
ELS also offers a range of English language training solutions for companies, professionals, as well as schools. Come and find out what makes us special and how we can help you fulfil your English language needs.

Why Choose Els?