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Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, MI
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 300students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 (616) 331-9222
  • Fax
  • +1 (616) 331-9223
  • Address
  • GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences 301 Michigan NE, Fifth Floor Room 546 Grand Rapids , MI , 49503

Options

  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Private language institute (at University)
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - High level college class visits
    - Conditional admission with 112 ELS level, without TOEFL scores
    - Free access to all campus facilities
    - Weekend trips possible to beaches, Detroit or Chicago, Niagara Falls
    - Lake Michigan beaches and the Van Andel Museum Center

About the  ELS Language Centers, Grand Rapids, MI

  • For over 50 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centers, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalized approach and commitment to student achievement. ELS' rapidly globalizing world presents many challenges; however, those challenges bring with them many opportunities. Being able to communicate effectively in English can help students make the most of these opportunities and enable student to accomplish his dreams. ELS International Pathways provide one with a seamless journey to further education. Students can study English with ELS in 83 different locations in 11 countries. By completing the ELS English for Academic Purposes program, student satisfy the English requirement for more than 650 ELS partner universities worldwide. ELS University Admission Services will guide students from start to finish as he progress toward his chosen university. Students will make new friends from around the world and come to understand their cultures. This will ensure one a successful journey through a rapidly changing, globalizing world.

About the  Grand Valley State University

  • Grand Valley State University is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan. The school was established in 1960 and its main campus is situated on 1,270 acres approximately 12 miles west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university's growing Pew Campus in Downtown Grand Rapids in Holland. GVSU is a comprehensive coeducational university serving more than 20,000 students as of fall 2012 from all 83 Michigan counties and from other states and foreign countries. It's listed as one of America's 100 largest universities as well as the fifth largest in Michigan in terms of enrollment, and employs more than 2,000 people with over 800 full time faculty and 1,200 supporting staff. GVSU has been noted for its sustainability efforts, ranking as high as 16th in the world for environmental-friendly university management.

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Course Information

  • Focus of Study : 
    The ELS Intensive English Programs use ELS' proven communicative approach to language learning. The Programs will challenge students' abilities and allow them to have fun while developing all language skills. Courses for both programs meet for 30 lessons per week, so the students are certain to learn quickly
     
    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    The program helps students improve English by focusing on the skills he will need to communicate well in everyday business and social settings. Morning classes focus on listening and speaking skills as well as vocabulary development and language structure. In Masters levels, students take one Skills  
    Enhancement Class in the morning. Afternoon classes are dedicated to Skills Enhancement Classes in every level. 
     
    Curriculum : 
    The development of important language skills and elements such as listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary allows one to communicate accurately and effectively. Students 
     practice conversation and other speaking skills using practical, real-world English. Students learn to develop strategic listening skills and improve your use of grammar.
     
    Skills Enhancement Classes allow him to customize his program to suit his individual interests. 
    Sample classes include American Idioms, American Film, Current Events and American Culture*. 
    Choices vary by location.
    In our modern Language Technology Centers, students work on their individual language skills and  
    objectives through technology-supported learning.Contact America! provides students with regular opportunities to meet with native English speakers, listen to guest lecturers and participate in local excursions.
     

    Classroom Hour : 
    Monday through Friday/30 sessions per week 
    8:30-9:20-Structure/Speaking Practice
    9:30-10:20-Structure/Speaking Practice
    10:30-11:20-Vocabulary Enrichment
    11:30-12:20-Language Technology Center
    12:20-1:30-Lunch
    1:30-2:30 and 2:40-3:45 are class periods for courses of one's interest. The class includes Pronunciation/Conversation, Vocabulary in Use, Compelling Conversations, Listening with Confidence, Media Writing, Film and Discussion, Creative Writing, American Slang, Communication through video, What Makes America Tick, English for Business, Public Speaking, Real World Listening, American Ways and more. 

Course Information

Class size 12 Students Schedule 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 Weeks
Course Level 12 level VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 16 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2021-12-06 2021-11-08 2021-10-11 2021-09-13
2021-08-16 2021-07-19 2021-06-21 2021-05-24
2021-04-26 2021-03-29 2021-03-01 2021-02-01
2021-01-04 2020-12-07
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 175
Tuition
4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16 Week 20 Week
(USD)$ 1,410 (USD)$ 2,820 (USD)$ 4,230 (USD)$ 5,356 (USD)$ 6,695
24 Week 28 Week 32 Week 36 Week 40 Week
(USD)$ 7,614 (USD)$ 8,883 (USD)$ 9,584 (USD)$ 10,782 (USD)$ 11,980

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (USD)$ 800 (USD)$ 620

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 110
Other Charges (USD)$ 75    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study : 
    Structure and Speaking Practice, Vocabulary Enrichment, Language Technology Center

    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    Students who wish to study English while on vacation in the USA may do so in the ELS American Explorer Program.
    Curriculum : This program features three morning lessons per day (Monday through Friday) for a total of 15 lessons per week. Afternoons are free for recreation and relaxation. 

    Classroom Hour : 
    Monday through Friday/15 lessons per week
    8:30-9:20 Vocabulary Enrichment/Language
    9:30-10:20 Structure/Speaking Practice
    10:30-11:20 Structure/Speaking Practice

Course Information

Class size 12 Students Schedule 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12 Weeks
Course Level 12 level Minimum age 16
Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2021-12-06 2021-11-08 2021-10-11 2021-09-13
2021-08-16 2021-07-19 2021-06-21 2021-05-24
2021-04-26 2021-03-29 2021-03-01 2021-02-01
2021-01-04 2020-12-07
※ From the Course Starting Dates 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 175
Tuition
1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 8 Week
(USD)$ 455 (USD)$ 845 (USD)$ 1,164 (USD)$ 1,350 (USD)$ 2,700
12 Week Week Week Week Week
(USD)$ 4,050

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (USD)$ 800 (USD)$ 620

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 110
Other Charges (USD)$ 75    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course information

  • Focus of Study :
    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is set out to provide students with the fundamental academic tools they will need in order to study abroad. EAP will be the initiative to students' pursuit of higher education.

    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    Students who enroll in EAP program will ultimately aim for conditional admissions to ELS' 650+ partner universities. Students who complete all 12 levels of Intensive EAP courses will be issued a Certificate of Completion which will prove students' English proficiency at more than 650 universities.

    Curriculum :
    Students at all levels will be offered Language Technology Center and Reading/Writing lessons. From beginner(101-103) to advanced(107-109), students will be provided with structure/speaking and vocabulary lessons while masters (110-112) will be provided with Skills Enhancement Class and Language Studies additionally.

    Classroom Hour : 
    English for Academic Purposes Sample Class Schedule*


    BEGINNER
    (101 - 103)

    INTERMEDIATE
    (104 - 106)

    ADVANCED
    (107 - 109)

    MASTERS
    (110 - 112)

    8:30 – 9:20

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Technology Center

    Skills Enhancement Class*

    9:30 – 10:20

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Language Technology Center

     

    10:30 – 11:20

    Language Technology Center

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Studies

    11:30 – 12:20

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Language Technology Center

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Studies

    12:20 – 1:30

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    1:30 – 2:30

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    2:40 – 3:45

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**



Course information

Class size 15 Students Schedule 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 Weeks
Course Level 12 level VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 16 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2021-12-06 2021-11-08 2021-10-11 2021-09-13
2021-08-16 2021-07-19 2021-06-21 2021-05-24
2021-04-26 2021-03-29 2021-03-01 2021-02-01
2021-01-04 2020-12-07
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 175
Tuition
4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16 Week 20 Week
(USD)$ 1,840 (USD)$ 3,680 (USD)$ 5,244 (USD)$ 6,992 (USD)$ 8,280
24 Week 28 Week 32 Week 36 Week 40 Week
(USD)$ 9,936 (USD)$ 10,948 (USD)$ 12,512 (USD)$ 14,076 (USD)$ 15,640

Accommodation

Housing Placement
Accommodation fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 110
Other Charges (USD)$ 315    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Location


Accommodation

  • Student Residence (On Campus)
    Location: GVSU Residence Winter Hall at 32 Winter Avenue SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504 
    Room Type: Single Deluxe, Single 
    Meals: No meals included. 
    Min Age: 18 
    Key/Damage: None 
    Description: Students can take a free bus to the ELS Center. Private bedroom in a shared suite-style unit
    in urban student residence. Shared suite- style bathrooms. Rooms include full size refrigerator, stove, microwaves may be available, dining table and chairs. Big screen TV, gym located in building. Linens are also included and can be changed weekly. Students clean their own rooms during stay. 
    Security: Key card-access building. A
    resident assistant lives in the dormitory. 


    Homestay 
    Location: Homestays in the area 
    Room Type: Single 
    Meals: 16 meals per week 
    Min Age: 16 
    Key/Damage: None required 
    Description: Host family students are
    responsible for their personal transportation. Most students use the bus to get to campus.

Surrounding Area

  • ELS/Grand Rapids is located next to the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan is 20 minutes away. Allendale is located within 30 minutes of the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan and a little more than two hours from Chicago. West Michigan, iwth its beaches, blueberry patches and four seasons is safe, and the people are welcoming and friendly. The Grand Rapids area is big enough to provide many ways to practice English, and includes many events throughout the year. Art Prize, the Festival of Arts, Griffins Ice Hockey, Whitecaps baseball and many musical concerts are on offer for entertainment. International students are sure to enjoy life while studying at ELS/Grand Rapids.

Facilities

  • Basketball courts, cafeteria, computer center, fitness center, gymnasium, language technology center, library, music practice room, Racquetball/Squash courts, Recreational park, running track, snack bar, soccer field, swimming pool, tennis court, wheelchair accessible

Top Native Language by Center

  • Students from all over the world with different nationality and cultural background have chosen ELS program to study English in a new Environment. Majority of the students come from Asian countries including Japan (30%), Taiwan (25%) and Korea (20%). Some students from Central America (6%), Europe(9%) and Middle eastern countries (4%) have also chose ELS to enrich their English skills.

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Image 2018-03-16 13:46:58

かんな

学生の国籍の比率について
Q:学生の国籍比率の最新情報を教えて下さい。


A:はい。
 
 2017年の留学生の主な出身国の平均は、

  *日本 7%
  *韓国 7%
  *サウジアラビア 20%
  *コロンビア 15%
  *ブラジル 12%
  *ベトナム 10%

 となっております。
 日本人学生が少ない環境で勉強したい学生にお薦めの学校です。



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Image 2018-03-16 14:05:28

もえ

1年間セミインテンシブ英語プログラムに留学しました。

日本人が比較的少ない環境で勉強したかったので、ここの学校を選びました。
ミシガン州公立大学のグランドバレー州立大学の中にキャンパスがあって学校は広く綺麗でした。
学校施設も語学学校の学生も使えるので大学内の図書館で良く勉強していました。

留学していた1年間は、半年はキャンパス内の学生寮、残り半年はホームステイをしました!
個人的な意見になってしまいますが、学生寮がお薦めです!
ホームステイが決して悪かったというわけではなく、ファミリーの皆もとても親切でいい方達だったんですが、
学校から少し遠く通学が大変でした;;
学生寮はキャンパス内にあるので、大変なことはないですし、なにより、友達がたくさん出来ます!
なので会話の練習にもなるのでとてもいい環境でした!

始めは大学進学を考えずに留学を始めたのですが、途中で大学進学に切り替え、今は無事編入でき、大学に通っています。

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