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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

local: (727) 864-7820 
toll-free: (800) 456-9009, ext. 7820

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Helen Freiday, Homestay Coordinator

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ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

ELS Language Center at Eckerd College

Meet the Staff

Karen Grubbs

Center Director

Ms. Grubbs is the Center Director and has been with ELS Language Centers for the past 15 years. Her degrees include a BS in Biology and a BS in Medical Technology. She is an IELTS examiner and has worked with committees within ELS Language Centers to develop curriculum for our classes. Ms. Grubbs is warm and friendly and is always happy to help our students. She enjoys reading and spending time with her three precious grandchildren.

Hellen Kantaras

Academic Director

Ms. Kantaras is the Academic Director and has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in TESOL. She had taught for ELS in 2003, has taught in France and has worked in the field of ESL for the past nine years. She was a teaching coordinator at her previous job. Ms. Kantaras enjoys traveling, going to our beautiful beaches and learning about different cultures.

About the Center

Learn more about the Eckerd College center in this video.

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