ESL Club 50, Why choose ESL?
ESL Club 50

Why choose ESL?

Language courses abroad for the over-50s: Why choose ESL?

Lowest prices guaranteed

We offer the lowest prices on all adult courses and will refund 100% of any price difference if you find the same programme cheaper with another agency or directly with the school.

Superb schools

We work very hard to find the best partner schools around the world, so you can rest assured that you are getting an excellent standard of teaching. 

Exceptionally high client satisfaction

97% of our students in 2015 would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. Most of our new students contact us after a recommendation from a former ESL student.

Qualified, experienced teachers

Quality teaching ensures that you will make fast progress with the language you are learning, while having fun.

Smart holidays

This is a holiday with a difference; not only will you enjoy your destination more by using the local language, but you will also come home with valuable skills. 

Exciting activities programme

With a range of activities offered each afternoon and evening, you can make the most of your destination. Weekends include optional all-day activities and trips.

Fun and motivating classes

Modern language teaching focuses on learning to communicate while having fun. The days of endless grammar tables and repetition are history!

Certified quality

ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.

100% Security

ESL is a member of the Swiss travel industry’s travel guarantee fund. It reimburses the all-inclusive amounts of your language study stay, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy or insolvency of the service provider before or after your departure.

Students of a similar age and interests

The idea of exchange is at the heart of these programmes, and you will meet people from all corners of the world, brought together by a common interest in the language and culture.

Carefully selected accommodation options

Staying with a local host is the perfect way to immerse yourself fully in the local culture, but various accommodation options are available in each destination. 

Language study stay organised entirely by ESL

To make your life easier, we organise your trip from A to Z. This means you have a single point of contact in case you have any questions or need to change your booking.

Value for money

Prices include classes, accommodation and afternoon leisure activities. We guarantee the original prices of our partner language schools, so you will not find the same programme cheaper anywhere else.

A-Z service & full support

Our experienced, multilingual team are here for you before, during and after your stay to ensure your experience goes smoothly. You can always rely on our support in the unlikely event that anything should go wrong during your time away. 

Varied destinations

Whether you want to stay in a major city or a seaside retreat, we have something for everyone. You can get a feel for the options on our website or speak to a member of our team for free, personalised advice. 

Ideal dates

These programmes are offered slightly outside of peak tourist season, so you can enjoy the best of the destination without the crowds. 


  1. Star Agency Europe

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fifth time at the 2016 ST Star Awards. 


    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.


    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.


    In 2016, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 


    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  


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Carlos Alonso Rodríguez

Galway was one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a small but incredibly lively city, and it’s impossible to get bored there. It has all the atmosphere of a university town, and every night, there’s something to do, like the salsa nights on Wednesdays at Monroe’s and Fridays at The Front Door. The people there are really friendly and try to help you as much as they can. I stayed with a host family, and they treated me as if I were their own son.

I would also like to mention the Atlantic language school. I had an incredible 8 months there, and every week you have the chance to meet new people. I made lifelong friends, and today I’m still in touch with people from Brazil, Italy and South Korea, to name a few.

If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.

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My one-to-one language stay at Mr & Mrs Smith’s home in Worthing was very good. The couple is very nice and helpful. From Monday to Friday, in the morning I had a 3-hour lesson (often more than 3 hours) with few breaks, and in the evening I had to do some homework in my bedroom (I requested it!). In the afternoon, Tony and his wife Anne would have me visit the surroundings and keep me busy. They are very nice and they welcomed me into their family life as if I were a real member. Their home is simple but comfortable: I had my own big room (around 15m2) facing the garden, and it was very quiet. Tony and Anne were very careful with the food quality (they like organic products), so I ate very well the whole time; Anne likes to cook for her guests and tries to satisfy everyone’s taste.

In a nutshell, I am very happy about this experience: I improved my English in the best conditions and discovered the surrounding region.

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Carmen María Pons Salvador

My stay in Exeter was a beautiful experience both on the personal level as well as on the language learning level.

At ESL, they advised me very well in Valencia. With highly personal service and great organisation, they were always making sure that my trip met my expectations. Both my host family and the GLOBE school were of the highest quality.

Of course, I would go back to ESL again for its amazing service and professionalism.

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