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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

ELS Language Centers, DeKalb
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 300students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 609 750 3547
  • Fax
  • +1 609 750 3599
  • Address
  • 385 Wirtz Drive DeKalb, IL 60115


  • Suburban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - Located close to the windy city of Chicago
    - American Conversation partnerships
    - Free access to all campus facilities
    - Number of activities outside of academic settings
    - Low living cost

About the  ELS Language Centers, DeKalb

  • 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  Northern Illinois University

  • Northern Illinois University is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and Oregon. It was originally founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School pon May 22nd, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college educated teachers. The university is composed of seven degree-granting colelges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports.

Conditional admission

  • With over level 112 in ELS, students can be accepted to Bachelor, Master and Doctorate's programs. Both Undergraduate and Graduate schools issue a CLA to students.


Course information

  • Accountancy
    Applied Management: Equity Leadership and Mentoring
    Applied Management: Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation
    Art and Design Education
    Art History
    Art Studio and Design
    Biological Sciences
    Biomedical Engineering
    Business Administration
    Child Development
    Communication Studies
    Communicative Disorders
    Computer Science
    Dance Performance
    Early Childhood Education
    Electrical Engineering
    Elementary Education
    Engineering Technology
    Environmental Studies
    Family and Individual Development
    Family Social Services
    Fashion Merchandising
    General Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
    Geology and Environmental Geosciences
    Health Sciences
    Human Development and Family Sciences
    Industrial and Systems Engineering
    Mathematical Sciences
    Mechanical Engineering
    Mechatronics Engineering
    Medical Laboratory Sciences
    Middle Level Teaching and Learning
    Nonprofit and NGO Studies
    Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness
    Operations and Information Management
    Physical Education
    Political Science
    Public Health
    Public Service Leadership
    Rehabilitation and Disability Services
    Special Education
    Sport Management
    Statistics and Actuarial Science
    Theatre Arts
    Theatre Studies
    Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
    World Languages and Cultures

Course information

Schedule 52 Weeks Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence, Off-campus Residence


  • N/A

Course Schedule

2025-01-13 2024-08-26
※ From the Course Starting Dates 52Weeks(month) Choose



School's Admin fee
52 Week Week Week Week Week
(USD)$ 13,000
Week Week Week Week Week


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

Airport Pickup

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Remarks / Other Information

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



  • Homestay 
    Location: Homestays 
    Room Type: Double 
    Meals: 14 per week (daily continental breakfast & dinner) 
    Min Age: 14 
    Key/Damage: None 
    Description: Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation.

    Student Residence (On Campus)
    Location: Neptune West Hall  800 Lucinda Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115 
    Room Type: Double 
    Meals: $50 declining balance meal card which can be used at various dining sites on- campus and also off-campus restaurants 
    Min Age: 17 
    Key/Damage: $150 
    Description: 2013 Temporary Summer Meal Adjustments ONLY applicable to Sessions 6, 7, 8 and 9:
    • Area restaurants will accept Huskie Bucks for payment. $50 Huskie Bucks are included for each session while student is living in on- campus housing.
    • The Blackhawk cafeteria in the Holmes Student Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-1:30pm.In the International House, students, international scholars and artists interact in a convivial atmosphere to share ideas about living on an increasingly vital world stage. Here you will meet students from over 32countries speaking more than 15 different languages. Special activities include dinners from varying cultures; opportunities for foreign language students to focus on language skills in French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese; and discussions and activities related to political science and public service. Douglas Hall is located on the West Campus near the Student Recreation Center. It is also very close to Huskie Stadium as well as some of NIU's other athletic fields. The residential floors are located in four five-story wings. Most rooms are double occupancy, with twin bunk beds. Douglas also features the popular dining facility, the Dog Pound Deli. Rooms include a bed, closet, desk, chair, microwave, mini-refrigerator, telephone and internet access. Self-service laundry machines are available for a small fee. Students living in the International House are involved with the Foreign Language Residence Program, domestic students who want to live with international students, have studied abroad, are interested in international issues or international students who have an interest in global issues. 

Surrounding Area

  • ELS/DeKalb is located in a small and friendly university community. Our Center is on the main campus of Northern Illinois University, with its 300 hectares of trees and grassy areas. An affordable cost of living and many outdoor activities make this the perfect location for students with families. Northern Illinois University offers 63 undergraduate majors, 79 graduate programs and 11 Ph.D. programs.


  • Baseball field, Basketball court(s), Computer center, Fitness Center, Gymnasium,Music practice room(s), Racquetball/squash Courts, Soccer field, Swimming pool (indoor), Tennis court(s), Wheelchair accessible

National Mix

  • Students from all over the world with different nationality and cultural background have chosen ELS program to study English in a new Environment. Nationalities of students include Arabic(77%).Chinese(7%). The percentage may vary each month.

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