ELS History Timeline
ELS Inc., USA was formed to provide English language training to a few United States agencies, such as the AID (Agency for International Development), USIS (United States Information Services) and others.
The first ELS Language Centre was established in Washington D.C. Today the number of our centres has grown to 60 units throughout the United States. 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 in other countries.
A new Division, ELS Inc.(International division), was formed to expand ELS’ English teaching activities overseas. ELS(International) opened its first language school in Tokyo, Japan in 1978.
ELS Language Centres Malaysia was established. It has since has grown to having five English language training centres throughout Malaysia. ELS Malaysia is registered with the Ministry of Education of Malaysia.
ELS expanded its operations to include more than 20 language centres outside of the United States.
Following in the footsteps of its franchisor in the USA, ELS Malaysia is the trusted name that has quickly gained recognition as the leader in offering quality English Language Programmes. In 2012, ELS established a centre within the campus of Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM), a top-tier Malaysian public university, which provides academic English language preparation to its inbound students.
The Certified Intensive English Programme(CIEP) is an internationally recognised full-time programme designed to prepare students’ English language skills for university studies. With the CIEP qualification, graduates do not need to provide an IELTS or TOEFL test score when applying to more than 650 universities worldwide.
ELS also offers a range of English language training solutions for companies, professionals, as well as schools.
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