ELS Student Story: Bandar at ELS/Grand Rapids
January 20, 2017
Bandar Alruwaili began his time with ELS/Grand Rapids at level 101 and has advanced through the program to level 110.
Alruwaili, originally from Saudi Arabia, chose ELS/Grand Rapids because it is a safe and friendly city with a low cost of living. Alruwaili loves ELS/Grand Rapids because of the effective teachers and his exposure to different cultures while at the Center and on the Grand Valley State University campus.
When asked about the ELS Center, Alruwaili said, “First of all, it improved my language. Then, they corrected my grammar mistakes and told me many things about my major. They gave me many after school classes every month. For the first six months I used to go to the speech lab after school to improve my English and my skills. That was helpful.”
Alruwaili plans to continue improving his English with ELS, completing level 112 and moving onto university. Alruwaili has received a conditional letter of admission to Grand Valley State University and looks to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy.
To learn more about ELS/Grand Rapids, visit: ELS.edu/GrandRapids