ELS Language Centers will celebrate 50 years of global leadership and international English language education with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Summit Classroom Building.

ELS has been on the University of St. Thomas campus since 1997, when the program moved here from Hamline University.

ELS works closely with the International Education Center and with the Office of International Student Services to help diversify the campus and to encourage qualified students to apply to St. Thomas.

All St. Thomas faculty and staff are invited to join ELS for hors d’oeuvres and desserts in the lower level of the Summit Classroom Building.