ELS Language Center at Hawai'i Pacific University
Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is excited to be welcoming ELS Language Centers (ELS) onto our campus this summer. Since June 2,2008 ELS, the international leader in academic English-language preparation, is providing intensive English training, semi-intensive English training and their American Explorer program on HPU’s downtown Honolulu campus.
ELS Language Centers operates more than 45 intensive English language centers throughout the U.S., most of which are located on college campuses. ELS offers Intensive (30 lessons per week), Semi Intensive (20 lessons per week), and American Explorer (15 lessons per week) programs organized over 4-week sessions. Four weeks are required to complete each level in the ELS 12-level curriculum. ELS's 12-level program ranges from absolute beginner to the highly advanced level needed for university entry.
HPU will accept a certificate of completion of level 112 of the ELS intensive program in place of our TOEFL requirement, and will offer "conditional letters of admission" for all students who meet HPU's academic requirements but have not yet satisfied our minimum English requirement. Please note that students who are in levels 110, 111 or 112 may enroll concurrently at HPU, earning credits that can be used towards a degree.
ELS students are integrated into HPU's student life experience, providing students the opportunity to make friends with American and other international students from the moment you arrive, so that by the time you are ready to matriculate into full-time study at HPU, you will be fully oriented and prepared for your HPU education.
Students not meeting the University’s English requirements will need to apply to both, the ELS Center and HPU.