ELS Language Center at Bates
Welcome to ELS/Tacoma!
International students who need to improve their English skills before entering Bates Technical College are able to attend a world-class language center located on Bates' Downtown Campus.
ELS/Tacoma students have access to all the amenities Bates students have, including dining services, child care, and more. Students can also participate and attend Associated Student Government and Diversity Center activities.
Instead of meeting a minimum TOEFL score, students can complete ELS level 109 (level 112 for select programs) to fulfill Bates' English proficiency entrance requirement. Bates will also issue conditional letters of acceptance to ELS students who have met the requirements. (Read about our admission requirements.)