• Life in a new language Gap Year

    Life in a new language

    With ESL’s Best Price Guarantee and additional discounts for longer stays, these courses offer exceptional value and a chance to fully immerse yourself in another way of life.  Options include official language certificates, work and study, internships, volunteering programmes, and access courses for higher education, or you can simply enjoy an extended course. This is the fastest route to fluency.

    Gap Year benefits

    • After giving your career an immediate boost, the soft skills and cultural awareness that come with a longer stay abroad will last a lifetime. Employers and universities value the language and personal skills that come with spending time abroad, but perhaps the most important gains you will make are the personal ones as you learn to see life from a new perspective.

    • Whether you want to gain a particular language qualification or to extend your stay and use language skills in action, for example in a working environment, your Gap Year programme will be designed according to your personal requirements. Let us know what matters to you and we can make it happen, together. You will never have a better opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language. 

    ESL quality

    ESL is one of the world’s leading study abroad providers. Each year, we help thousands of people like you to find the perfect destination(s) and course for a gap year abroad.
     
    • Best Price Guarantee
    • Free flights and free goodies
    • Special offers on long-term language stays
    • Exceptional choice of destinations and renowned schools
    • Free enrolment & administration
    • Free exam cancellation insurance or “second chance” guarantee
    • Award-winning personalised service 
     
    No two individuals are the same and our goal is to help you find the right programme for your personal priorities. Get in touch with our team to arrange a free, no-obligation appointment. 

    Lowest prices guaranteed

    ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

    5 REASONS TO CHOOSE ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD

    1. Star Agency Europe
    2. ESL – LANGUAGE STUDIES ABROAD IS EUROPE’S STAR AGENCY  

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

    3. BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 

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

    4. FREE AND PERSONALISED SERVICE 

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

    5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 

      In 2015, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

    6. CERTIFIED QUALITY 

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

    FREE ONLINE TESTS

    Test your language level in a few minutes.

    TESTIMONIALS

    Josep Femenía Fornés

    In Spain, I read and write in English but I rarely speak in English so I wanted to improve my speaking and listening as much as possible in my 4 weeks in Newcastle. I was recommended this city by my English teacher in Valencia and I like it here. I’m very happy with my teacher and classes at International House Newcastle and I have learned a lot. I study 25 hours a week but, to be honest, I would like to study even more! The school is great and everyone is friendly – I feel very welcome. The city has lots of interesting places to visit too. I love the buildings, cathedrals, museums and, of course, the bridges! I visited Edinburgh with the school’s social programme too – it was beautiful but freezing! I hope to come back to Newcastle next summer with my family.

    Read more
    Rossend Benabarre Cassals

    My stay at Liverpool School of English was completely worthwhile. The quality of the lessons is excellent and the methodology that teachers apply invites the group to participate and practice their speaking skills, which is very useful if you’re looking to gain confidence in the language. The progress you make is noticeable because the lessons are quite intensive.

    As to Liverpool, it is a very pleasant city. I explored it in my free time: I visited all the locations that The Beatles made famous, as well as the recently restored port or the shopping areas around the school. The city is worth it!

    I definitely recommend this destination!

    Read more
    Alberto Villaseca López

    My language stay in Liverpool was incredible. I spent 3 weeks there, and it was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Both the school and the residence (The Arch) were amazing: the staff was very professional and teachers were really good. When there was a problem, they were all very helpful. Making new friends was easy, both in school and at the residence; and I also met some nice locals who loved Spanish people! I highly recommend this city. With ESL, everything was perfect; it was my second language trip with them and I will surely repeat the experience.

    Read more

    THE ESL COMMUNITY

    Check out our blogs, social network pages and various online platforms to read travel stories, articles and reviews from our students on language courses abroad.

    VIDEOS