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    Studying a language abroad gives you so much more than language skills. It’s the fastest way to achieve fluency in a language, naturally, but this is also your chance to explore the world on your own terms, to meet new people and get beneath the surface of another culture. Whatever your goals or current language level, our award-winning team will help you have the experience of a lifetime.

    Lowest prices guaranteed

    We offer the lowest prices on all adult courses and will refund 100% of any price difference if ...

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    ESL winner in 2010, 2011, 2014 and… 2015!

    For the fourth time, ESL was voted Europe’s Star Study Abroad Agency. ESL received the award at the STM ...

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    Reduction for family, spouse, friends or group

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    About the programmes

    Whether you are studying, working or you just love travelling, these communication-based courses will give you fast and measurable progress with speaking, listening, reading and writing. Choosing from 23 languages and more than 250 destinations, from 1 week to 48 weeks, your course will be customized according to your individual needs. Popular study options include:
    • Intensive language courses
    • Small group language courses
    • Exam preparation courses
    • Language for work
    • Language for specific purposes (electives)
    • One-to-one language courses 
    • Language PLUS courses with additional activities
    • Private language courses in the teacher’s home

    Official exams

    An official language certificate is an asset for your future, recognised by employers and academic institutions around the world. Some of the most important include:

    We offer exams and preparation courses in destinations worldwide.

    Lowest prices guaranteed

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


    1. Star Agency Europe

      ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fourth time at the 2015 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 2015, 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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    I have enjoyed my time here at The Liverpool School of English, it has been a very good experience for me. I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and practicing my English with them during lunch times and activities on the Social Programme. When I started at The Liverpool School of English three weeks ago I could speak little English just “My name is …” and “I live in …”, now I can have a conversation and I understand everything you are saying and asking me so I am very happy. Liverpool is a city with friendly people and lots of different nationalities, I love it. I would recommend Liverpool as a city to visit and The Liverpool School of English as a place to improve your English, I am pleased.

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    Fanny Rosset

    My 15 weeks in Vancouver were the best experience of my life! I chose OHC school, perfectly located in the pretty Gastown neighbourhood. It is a small school, which gives you the opportunity to meet all the students in a “family” atmosphere. Many activities were organised by the school. I lived in a host family, which turned out to be like a second family! Vancouver is a perfect town for many activities, like for example bike rides in Stanley Park, shopping in the city centre, beer drinking in the many microbreweries as well as various things - or outside the city but close to it: a road trip in the Rocky Mountains, a ski ride in Whistler or in the North Vancouver mountains, kayak in Deep Cove, whale or bear watching in Tofino etc. Canadians are known for being welcoming and nice, I can only confirm it! My English improved, my self-confidence as well and, most of all, I have friends from all over the globe! I am already organising my next stay.

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    Kevin Clavien

    Canada was always a dream for me, so I decided to go and live my dream. I spent 3 months in Vancouver. It is such an amazing city. It has it all! You will enjoy all types of nature in one place: the mountains, the Ocean and the huge green parks and you will be able to enjoy the modern city with all of these fantastic high-rises at the same time!
    SEC was a big part of my joy. Although I joined a part time program, nevertheless, I did have great achievements in improving my English language skills. I participated in many activities through the school. I went to Rocky Mountains with group of International friends. I met many people from everywhere around the world. Across this, I have opened my mind to new experience and took a big step ahead in improving my personality and widen my vision.

    Now, I am not back to Switzerland with only beautiful photos, but I am back with a big joy of living those great moments! I really loved this place and I will do my best to come back again.

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