English school in St. Petersburg: ELS

From 1125.- USD
approx 991.- EUR
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Key points

  • Typical American campus in Southwest Florida
  • Lively classes with conversation partners option and university certificate
  • Countless options for practising sports on campus
  • A unique feel for US student life

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
20 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc..
ratings
16 authentic opinions

Set on the beautiful campus of Eckerd College near St. Petersburg, our partner school offers superb facilities in a unique location. The English classes focus on developing and strengthening your communication skills, and teachers are not only committed to teaching, but also see themselves as real coaches for foreign students. After your lessons, you can visit the university library to do some research or sign up for the “conversation partners” programme to practise English with locals in a relaxed atmosphere. Given the connection with the local college, you'll also have the chance to attend university courses as an observer or study to achieve a university certificate in International Business, International Relations or Global Affairs.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1125.-
(about EUR 987.-)
Lessons
15 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
For other starting dates, prices on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
1125
1995
3
1444
2563
4
1630
2982
6
2405
4627
8
3080
5784
12
4328
8384
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1188.-
(about EUR 1042.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
For other starting dates, prices on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
1188
2058
3
1519
2638
4
1728
3080
6
2552
4774
8
3276
5980
12
4608
8664
16
6084
11492
24
8604
16716
48
16164
32388
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From USD 1476.-
(about EUR 1295.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
(afternoons : 20)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:20 + 13:30-15:45 (Mo-Thu) + 08:30 - 12:20 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
For other starting dates, prices on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
1476
2346
3
1849
2968
4
2168
3520
6
3212
5434
8
4156
6860
12
5856
9912
16
7748
13156
24
10980
19092
48
20628
36852
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 09.12.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 21.01 / 18.02 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 04.07 / 02.09 / 28.11 / 29.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 48 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) (Residence) 300 USD
Airport transfer (Tampa International Airport) 95 USD

Other accommodation options

Course info

Our ELS partner school is an official TOEFL exam centre, so you can have access to TOEFL preparation materials and sit the exam on site.

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

16 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich fand es besonders gut, da die Sprachschule auf dem Campus vom Eckerd College war. Ich fand es toll, dass es Aktivitäten gab, welche auch Studenten von Eckerd besuchen konnten und man somit in Kontakt mit den Studenten kam.
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Nicht viel, da ich nicht für eine lange Zeit war. Jedoch habe ich am meisten von meiner Gastmutter oder anderen Studenten gelernt, da ich dort mein englisch sprechen geübt habe. »
School highlights
« Dass die Lehrer und verantwortlichen dort alle sehr offen und freundlich waren. Man konnte jederzeit gut mit ihnen reden und sie haben sich immer um einem gesorgt. »
35 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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46 years old - Colombia
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Le campus est un cadre idéal pour étudier l'anglais. Possibilité de passer du temps avec des personnes parlant couramment l'anglais. Grâce à ce voyage, j'entreprends les démarches pour commencer l'université en janvier prochain dans une université aux États-Unis et peut-être à Eckerd College.
12 weeks, March – May 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, car le contact avec des étudiants de l'université d'Eckerd était très présent donc pour parler cela a été très rapide. Le cours à ELS étaient aussi très instructifs. »
School highlights
« Le contact avec les personnes de l'université. Proche de tout (plage, ville, etc...) »
Top tips
« St-Petersburg Downtown, Tampa, participer aux activités du collège pas forcément que ceux d'ELS. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, August – November 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Super Schule, tolle Leute
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
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16 years old - Germany
/ 5
Voll und ganz zufrieden mit dem Kurs, dem Ort/das Collage und dem Reiseland Werde nächstes Jahr sicherlich wieder eine ELS-Sprachreise in die USA unternehmen
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Hat mir viel gebracht, umgangssprachlich wie auch grammatikalisch und vom Wortschatz her.Lehrmethoden waren sehr auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse ausgelegt und der Lehrstil sehr motivierend. »
47 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
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19 years old - Belgium
/ 5
La ville est super pour une première expérience! St Petersburg est une ville très rassurante quand on y arrive seul avec cette ambiance très cool surement par rapport à la plage, très culturelle aussi! Mais c'est vrai que pour visiter d'autres villes, la Floride et les transports, c'est pas trop ça! Pour plus d'aventure, la Californie doit être la meilleure destination. Le campus est juste génial Ma famille était géniale!
21 weeks, January – June 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, May 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere

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Host family
Families living close to the campus (walking or cycling distance) or a little further away (in this case, transportation to/from the campus in the morning/evening is included) welcome international students in the purest American tradition: with open arms! You'll receive 14 meals per week and take part in the daily life of your host family. Full immersion in the American language and culture guaranteed!

Continuing Ed Center University residence (17-25 years)
The various on-campus halls of residence each welcome 32 students in air-conditioned double rooms, with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and Wi-Fi. Bed linen is supplied and weekly housekeeping is included. There are coin-operated laundry facilities on site. You will be provided with full board during the week, and enjoy brunch and dinner on campus at weekends. More than 80% of university students live on campus – a unique opportunity to get to know a fascinating world!

Note: This accommodation option is available for minimum stays of 8 weeks if booking an intensive course, or for stays of 2 weeks or more if booking a semi-intensive course.

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University Residence On Campus

General information

More than 80% of university students live on campus – a unique opportunity to get to know a fascinating world. Students live in same dormitory as university students. Gated and secured campus.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
monthly : 35$
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 17+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 9:30 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
200$
1

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
full board (19 meals per week)
1

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
outside
1
Cafeteria 1
Shared kitchen 1
Oven
Microwave 1
Cutlery available
Vending machine 1
Laundry
4 washing machines / 4 dryers
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
cable provided
1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
registration fees: $45
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool 1
Gym 1
Ping pong table
Ping pong tables
1

Room types and facilities

Twin
13 rooms
min.: 24 m2/ max.: 25 m2
bathroom ~ 6.7 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
weekly
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
Floor
carpet or lino
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

On the campus, sport has pride of place! Facilities include a fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a soccer pitch. Make the most of these to dip into the young and vibrant atmosphere of an American campus!
With the school being located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, you can easily join hundreds of local students who thrive on waves and fine sand after classes. Sports facilities on the beach invite you to enjoy the waterfront to the full, offering self-access canoes and kayaks. On public beaches, you will also find jet skis, paddleboards and parasailing companies.
In St Petersburg, the biggest museum dedicated to Salvador Dali is a major attraction. On the first Friday of the month, street musicians and vendors flock to the city centre, much to the delight of local and international students. Within 90 minutes’ drive, you will find no less than 8 amusement parks, including Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Sea World and Busch Gardens, to name a few. Many shopping options await you in the three famous “outlet centres” of the state of Florida!

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