ESL Club 50, Courses
ESL Club 50

Courses

Language courses abroad for the over-50s: Courses

The exact details of the courses vary between schools and destinations, but there are certain characteristics shared by all of our programmes:

Ideal dates throughout the year

Popular destinations become very busy during their peak season, which coincides with school holidays. The 50+ programmes are offered outside of the height of peak season, making for a more relaxed atmosphere. 

2-week programmes

This is the perfect amount of time to combine language study and cultural immersion. You can really get to know your destination and dive deeper into the culture than during a single week. 

Designed especially for learners aged 50+

In contrast to courses for younger learners which may focus on using languages in professional or academic environments, you will learn vocabulary to make your holidays more enjoyable and the local culture more accessible.

Communication-based learning

The teachers focus on learning through communication. This involves exercises and group work designed to simulate conversation in everyday situations. By learning in this way, you will be ready to communicate in the real world, outside of the classroom.

Superb activities

Really get beneath the surface of your destination. After morning class and at weekends, the school organises a superb range of activities for you to enjoy with your classmates. 

Emphasis on culture

The lessons and activities focus on culture, to give the language context. Through a diverse activities programme, you will enjoy great group dynamics while learning all about local history, gastronomy and traditions. 

Structured study & trip

The package includes tuition and enrolment, accommodation and an activities/excursions programme. All elements of the trip are designed to help you study while enjoying an active break.

Intercultural exchange

You will study and share experiences with people from all over the world. Not only is this a richly rewarding experience, but you will also use the language you are learning for authentic intercultural communication. 
Please note that in certain circumstances, lessons may include learners of all ages. This may happen if it gives the group a more balanced language level, which is important to ensure the lessons are appropriate. If this is the case, the specialised activities programme will still be exclusively for 50+ learners.