Families, Our programmes
Families

Our programmes

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Our programmes

A holiday for everyone!

Our partner schools offer language courses for the whole family on our language studies abroad programmes which are equally suitable for both children and adults 

Courses for children

We offer you options tailored to each age group according to the destination and the language.
 
Programmes:
 
3 to 7 years old
These courses for very young children provide the right environment to stimulate an interest for foreign languages. A fun approach to the language is combined with a large number of activities. The motto is to learn while having fun! Everything is supervised by teachers or sports instructors.
 
8 to 12 years old
Juniors learn to integrate into a group made up of pupils from around the world and take language courses with other international students. The learning experience is always fun and varied. The extracurricular activities offered in schools add to the learning process by providing further practice of the language.
 
13 to 17 years old
Teenagers develop their linguistic knowledge and can develop in an international context. The activities organised by the school both after class and during the weekend give them an opportunity to meet up together and practise the language in a relaxed atmosphere with young people of the same age while being supervised by responsible adults. In some schools, 13 to 17 year olds can sign up for intensive courses, which considerably accelerate the learning process and lead to rapid progress.

Courses for adults

Within our family language studies abroad programmes' framework, adults can choose the courses which suit them from the options offered by our partner schools.
 
Standard
20 hours of classes a week, which generally take place in the morning. This allows you to follow a programme of activities offered by the school, to explore where you are staying on your own or to meet up with the children and enjoy some free time together.
 
Intensive
The intensive course consists of 25 to 30 lessons a week, some of which take place in the afternoon. The learning experience, as for the standard course, is communication orientated. In the afternoon, the programme offers conversation classes or a choice of topics. It is ideal for making rapid progress.
Please note that certain lessons on the intensive course take place in the afternoon and may not coordinate with having to meet up with children in the afternoon.
 
Business
You develop your level of language, your ease of expression in professional life and the acquisition of language skills for your work. This programme is combined with the general language course.
 
Individual
You benefit from private teaching tailored to your individual needs. The teacher is at your disposal and you learn what you really need to know and develop at your own pace. For this, your timetable is arranged according to your own availability.

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 2016, 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.  

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TESTIMONIALS

Hannelore V.

Bournemouth is a pleasant city with a nice beach, lots of sports facilities and beautiful gardens. My two-weeks stay was a great experience. I took classes at Kings. This school has a very good reputation and its teaching staff is very professional and friendly. Here I was able to practise my English with native speakers. I find it important to use my English in real-life situations since the language is becoming increasingly important internationally and in interdisciplinary contexts. I stayed with a British host family, something I really recommend. In retrospect, I would even recommend attending a summer school at a younger age, for instance, during one's last high-school year. ESL really helped me along in my decision-making and I gained great confidence in this organization. I had a most unforgettable experience and would not hesitate repeating it!

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Aitziber Leatxe Álvarez de Eulate

My time at Shafston College has been wonderful. The school is like a family - it is small and comfortable. Meeting students from other countries has been very enjoyable - learning their customs and sometimes their languages. The teachers take care of the students - I would not have passed my Cambridge course without their support and extra help. The administration staff were amazing and I have had a great time and learnt a lot on the Gold Coast.

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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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