September 11 - December 6

The purpose of this program is to help you understand and use the English language within the context of our missionary training base. Our goal is that when you complete your time in the ELC, you will have an increased ability to communicate in English and have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

All participants must be 18 years old on the day the ELC begins. Beginner, intermediate and advanced English speakers are welcome.

Why ELC?


ELC is a full time, residential program that removes you from your normal routine and allows you to focus on learning English. Your housing and food is covered.


ELC is a relational program, you will build lifelong friendships as you study, serve, speak, and play together in a fun and encouraging environment

Spiritual Growth

ELC is part of Youth with a Mission, and ELC students will grow in their faith as they participate in the worship, prayer, teaching, and outreaches that are a normal part of our missions community.

Real Students
Real Learning

Check out what our foreign language students have to say about YWAM ELC.