Supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

ELS English Language Ambassador Award

The ELS English Language Ambassador Award Essay Writing Competition is a yearly CSR programme dedicated to “Driving English Language Excellence” in national schools.

Who can participate?

Form 4 and Form 5 students in national schools.

Reasons to join.

  • Improve academic and creative writing skills
  • Prepare for SPM English Writing
  • Receive Co-Curriculum Marks
  • Attractive prizes awarded to finalists!

How does it work?

ELS will run an 8-week interactive online programme to help students develop their academic and creative writing abilities, which can be applied to SPM English Writing. At the end of the programme, students are invited to submit their best essay for a chance to win the Grand Prize.

Project Impact

Project Impact

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  • 247 schools in the year 2022
  • 516 schools in the year 2023
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  • 19,514 students in the year 2022
  • 30,987 students in the year 2023

Strategic Partners

  • The University of Adelaide
  • UPM
  • UTM
  • Just English
  • Sunago Education

Other Projects

School Partnerships
School Partnerships

ELS has worked with over 60 schools in Malaysia to provide additional support through several initiatives:

  • Students: School English Camps and English workshops.
  • Teachers: Professional Development workshops and paid participation at ELT conferences.
  • Schools: Free subscriptions to Just English Magazine and subsidised teaching resources.

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Local Scholarship Students at ELS
ELS Scholarships

Since the year 2015, ELS has been providing full scholarships for Malaysian students to study English. These scholarships (amounting to RM 650K) were given without any bond to help students enhance their English language skills, which will ultimately assist them in their future academic and professional endeavours.

To date, over 240 students have benefitted from the scholarships and have successfully mastered the English language through their enrolment at ELS.

Light Up! Initiative
Light Up!

The ELS Light Up! Initiative was launched in 2015 to bring light, hope, and change to underprivileged communities in Malaysia who do not have access to a safe and reliable source of electricity. ELS pledged to donate one solar LED lamp for every new student enrolled in the Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP).

Project Impact

We have distributed 1,500 solar lamps (worth RM 135K) to the following communities:

  • Orang Asli villages in Kelantan, Pahang and Selangor
  • Fire victims in Tawau and communities in Sabah's interior
  • Penan nurseries in the Kubaan-Puak interior in Sarawak
  • Children (7-15) under the care of Persatuan Buku Jalanan Chow Kit

Project Partners

UPM Holdings, Komuniti Kasih, Selangor State Legislative Assembly (Dengkil Office), Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

English ACCESS Microscholarship
ACCESS Programme

The English ACCESS Microscholarship programme was established by the US Department of State in 2004. Since then, it has positively impacted over 150,000 bright, economically disadvantaged students across more than 80 countries worldwide. From 2010 to 2012, the US Embassy in Malaysia collaborated with ELS to provide a group of 14 to 18-year-old secondary school students with a strong foundation in English language skills. This was done with the hope that it may lead to better job prospects and educational opportunities.

During the two years, ELS employed its effective teaching methodology and materials to improve each student's general English proficiency. Their tuition fees, transportation, and meals were fully sponsored.

Project Impact

270 students from 15 national schools in Selangor, Johor and Penang.

TESOL Internship
TESOL Internship

The Associate Teacher Training programme was introduced to help Malaysians, particularly final year TESOL students and graduates, pursue a career in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT).

Shortlisted candidates underwent 6 weeks of intensive training, which included 200 learning hours in various aspects of teaching. Trainees also participated in classroom observations, micro-teaching, and practicum sessions with actual English learners at ELS. At the end of the programme, successful trainees each received a job placement offer from ELS and a contribution towards their university tuition amounting to RM 4,500.

ELT Conferences
ELT Conferences

ELS has demonstrated a strong commitment towards knowledge sharing and professional development in English Language Teaching (ELT) by co-organising and co-sponsoring several conferences in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). These conferences include the bienni​al Malaysia International Conference On English Language Teaching (MICELT) and the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT). 

Such events provide a platform for educators, researchers, and experts in ELT to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the field. By participating in these conferences, ELS has contributed to the growth and development of the ELT community in Malaysia and strengthened our expertise and capabilities in the field.

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Contact ELS today to find out how our English programmes can help you achieve your goals.

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