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Improve your English with ELLIS

The ELLIS (English Language Learning Instructional Solutions) Essentials system is licensed (NOT FREE) software for English self-study to improve your vocabulary, listening comprehension, grammar and some pronunciation.

There are five programs to work with: Basics, Intro, Middle Mastery and
Senior Mastery support starters to advanced learners. There is a separate program for Pronunciation.

You need a User Id to use ELLIS. Through the User Id the system remembers what program, unit and task you were working on the last time you logged in, and it automatically continues from there.

To decide what program to start with, you do the ELLIS Placement test. The test consists of three parts: Vocabulary, Grammar and Listening Comprehension. Each part takes a maximum of 30 minutes, but usually 10-20. The result of each part is a score between 5 and 605 and a level between 1 and 12. Depending on the results of the test, you are advised to start with the Basics, Intro, Middle Mastery or Senior Mastery program.

The first time you want to use ELLIS for self study, ask your teacher to give you a brief introduction, to create a User Id, and to recommend what program to start with based on the results of your Placement Test.

[ELLIS software is usually installed on a dedicated server in a language lab. The licensed software can not be installed on a regular computer.]