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ELS – English Language Solutions –  your partner for improving your English.


Group or individual goal-oriented English language training for companies in and around Graz.

For private customers looking to work on their English to meet their personal targets.


Additional services include workshops, preparation for language examinations, translating and proof-reading.



ELS helps you say it like a native! Get in touch!


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Helle Parnell
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Lenka Lorber


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There is no “table” in “comfortable”…..
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Getting English pronunciation right can be rather tricky…  Just simply consider the fact that the letter combination “ough” can be pronounced in at least 6 different ways – cough, tough, thought, through, though, drought. Totally maddening… What’s worse, there’s not … Read More

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‘Go bankrupt’, ‘make a business deal’ and ‘break off negotiations’ are all examples of collocations. Collo – what? Collocations are combinations of two or more words that always go together. Just think of them as words that like to hang out together. … Read More

Toolbox “Idioms” – Nothing new under the sun?
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What does a native English speaker mean when they talk about “getting wind of something”, “it’s a perfect storm” or being “snowed under”? All these phrases are called idioms and native speakers make use them a lot. Whether it’s to … Read More

I’m sorry, could you repeat that?
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Wanting to be understood is on most people’s wish lists. I, for one have learned first hand what this really entails. Let me explain. What you hear is not always what the person means. Do you get where I’m going … Read More

The Austrian Bar Fund
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I remember the first time I had to withdraw some cash in Austria. Inserting my card into the slot in the cash point, the usual suspects come up, one option being „Bargeld“. Well, I never.. Knowing that the german word … Read More