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
ELS Homestay Program
Helen Freiday, Homestay Coordinator
local: (727) 864-8682
toll-free: (800) 456-9009, ext. 8682
Meet the Staff
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.
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.