Families, Accommodation
Families

Accommodation

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Accommodation

A home from home...but abroad!
Accommodation is one of the things which determine whether your language holiday is a success. You should feel comfortable in surroundings that meet your needs. You can then fully enjoy your free time after class and at the weekend together as a family during your language holiday.

Host family

This is widely regarded as part and parcel of a language holiday and staying with local residents has many advantages:
 
  • Direct contact with a local family
  • Complete immersion in a language
  • Family meals together
  • Cultural discovery through sharing the day-to-day with a local family
  • Experiencing local hospitality in an authentic environment
  • The chance to join in with family activities (celebrations, trips)
 
Host families are carefully chosen by our partner schools and are monitored regularly to check that they are meeting all the required criteria. If you like a relaxed and family-orientated way of life, this is the ideal arrangement for you!
 
Please note that the phrase 'Host Family' does not necessarily mean a traditional family, but that the household can be made up of older people, a single person or several adults. Different options will be available regarding how many members of your family can be housed with a host family. In the majority of cases, the bathroom is shared with the host family, as well as the lounge and other communal rooms.
 
Accommodation with a host family is not guaranteed for large families.

Private apartment

You benefit from greater privacy in a private apartment. You and your family will be living together much like 'at home'. This means, however, you will be doing household jobs, such as cooking or cleaning the apartment.
 
The apartments have single, double and sometimes triple rooms. We can offer you accommodation that suits the needs of your family composition.
 
You will need to pay a deposit when you arrive (on average €200). This is, of course, returned at the end of the holiday if there has been no damage.

Hotel / B&B

Hotel and B&B rooms are available in certain destinations.

Language holiday without accommodation

You and your family can take a language course without booking accommodation through us.

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To perfect my French language skills I contacted ESL, who quickly helped me figure out the best options. A friend of mine had shared with me her own experiences with ESL, which made me decide to contact this organisation as well. First I visited their website which is very well organised and where you can actually find all the essential information you are looking for. Then I called them for an appointment and agreed on meeting them in their Antwerp office. Everything went pretty smoothly and we were immediately given all necessary details and explanations. Once in Tours it all started! I can really recommend the "Institut de Touraine"! The teachers are very enthusiastic and its location is excellent. I myself started at a very low level, but after three months I had acquired a very considerable knowledge of the French language. To conclude, I would like to say a few words about Tours itself, which is also very important. It is a historic town situated quite nicely between the Loire and Cher rivers. I really enjoyed the many castles and beautiful scenery alongside these two rivers. My French host family was incredibly friendly / helpful and provided everything else I needed. In short, an unforgettable experience!

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Alexandra Bessan

I went to London for 4 weeks at BSC London and it was the best experience of my life. I travelled alone, met new people, built relationships and lived extraordinary moments. I had the chance to visit every corner of London. Thanks the high-quality course, I improved my English; teachers at school were helpful and very approachable.

I don’t regret choosing ESL; they advised me very well and helped me in the organization of my project!

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A two-month language learning trip to sunny Spain, with accommodation in a host family and a content-rich course at a real Spanish school. That is what ESL offered me, all of this well-organized, completely hassle-free without any problems. The school welcomed me very warmly, with many different nationalities represented. The only pity was that during my study period (in the fall) there were fewer students of my own age, so Nerja is especially recommendable during the summer months for people in their twenties and thirties!. My host family was very open-minded, clean and sympathetic, I could not have wished for a better stay. One thing is for sure: I will definitely go back to Nerja!

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