ELS srl is an Educational & Training Agency located in the heart of the city of Chieti — situated 15 kms from the Adriatic Sea and the Abruzzi mountains and only 180 kms from Rome. It is easily reached by bus or train as well as by car on the freeway. Alternatively, the airport in Pescara (about 10 kms from Chieti) is connected with the most important European cities.
ELS was founded in 1983 and for over thirty years has been operating in the ﬁelds of education and consultation. As Appointed Agency of the Region of Abruzzi, Els Form has been providing high quality training services designed according to the actual needs shown in the labour market.
ELS originates as a centre for research and services in the field of foreign languages. Our action has aimed at designing specific course for the different language needs: individual and group classes, grammar and conversation classes, basic language and business jargon, courses for teachers and courses for foreign learners. Over thirty years, ELS has gradually widened its action to the sectors of vocational training and business consultation, still keeping a priority for the field of languages.
Since 1988, our agency has focused on the analysis of the real skill needs coming from the local companies and factories. For this purpose, we have started partnerships with a whole range of little and medium companies, thus creating a direct communicative link between demand and offer on the labour market. In this way, the educational mission and the training services offered by our agency have been conceived as a ‘conveyor belt’ between the active population and the skill shortage expressed by the productive ﬁeld. One of the results of this linking role played by Els is the creation of the book “Analisi dei Fabbisogni Linguistici delle PMI Abruzzesi (Essay on the Linguistic Needs of Abruzzi’s Enterprises), published in 1997 with the support of ESP (European Social Fund).
Over the decades, the function of Els has turned into a more and more deﬁnite form: besides the educational and training sector, a publishing sector has been created (ELS PUBLISHING). The combination of these different operating lines, let Els stand nowadays as leading agency for educational and training services. For further information, visit our section “PUBLISHING”
A vision for international collaborations is another key-factor for ELS, as our agency has been an active member in trans-national projects over the last ten years, both as partner and applicant. For further information, see our section “ERASMUS PLUS”.
Els headquarters are set in a centrally located building dating back to about 1850 and fully restored. The premises abide all requirements stated by safety laws and regulation. Training facilities include: four classrooms (among which a Hi-Tech room and a large meeting-room), reception and director’s room.
- carrying out steady up-dating and research in the sector of applied linguistics and didactics
- monitoring over the linguistic needs of workers and companies
- working out courses for new linguistic needs on specific contexts (both for learners and teachers)
- working out formal and informal learning programs according to the new skills requested in the labour market
- creating multimedia learning materials
- carrying out market analyses and surveys in different sectors (language didactics; analysis of language needs; teaching methods; training patterns; good praxes)
- generating an entreprenuerial view and international vision
- promoting EU programs and trans-national actvities (Erasmus Plus, Equal, LDV, Grundtvig, Study Visits) with a view to implement and disseminate good praxis activities and mobility programs.
ELS has been awarded with a series of certifications and appointments
Design and provide training services and research of sources for training
IQNET n. IT-26369 categories: design; planning; development; educational/training services; quality management system.
Appointed by the Ministry of Transports, according to the article 7 D.M. 16.5.1991 n.1998 n. 49357/23.14.01, dated 11/06/08 and according to the art. 6 of Legislative decree 22.10.00 n.395 R.U. n. 86022/U - DM 448/91-CFP, dated 27/10/08.