In 1961, ELS was founded in Washington, D.C to improve the English proficiency of immigrants
chasing the American Dream. Since then, ELS has always believed that a good command of the
English language will open doors for educational, career and social success.
The first ELS Malaysia centre was established in 1990 to provide quality English language
programmes to students seeking better higher education opportunities and a brighter future.
We have consistently championed our parent company's core values of integrity and
compassion by nurturing academic excellence in the classroom and providing a supportive
environment for our students.
Thanks to ELS Malaysia’s reliable academic standards, our top achievements to date are our
long-standing partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), a top-tier university in Malaysia
and our endorsement by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) from Australia.
In 2012, UPM became the first university outside of the U.S. with an on-campus ELS centre. We
have since helped more than 3,000 international students at UPM to fulfil the English requirement of their undergraduate or postgraduate programme.
With the NEAS endorsement in 2019, ELS Malaysia became the first internationally-accredited
language institution in Malaysia. This accreditation is a recognition of our commitment towards quality in helping our students to achieve success.