Families, Useful information
Families

Useful information

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Useful information

Your tailor-made language holiday

Our programmes are intended for families with children. The teaching approach and services provided by the school are specially designed for families travelling together, so that each family member can get the most from their holiday. We will have something that meets your requirements, whether want to travel as a couple or alone with your children. It is perfectly possible for grandparents or other members of the family to join the group or to stand in for parents.
 
A family language holiday is a unique chance to be immersed in an international context, whilst maintaining a certain family privacy. Adults can devote themselves to their language course programme in the morning, safe in the knowledge that their children are being looked after for by conscientious teachers. Afternoons are mostly taken up with each age group's respective activities. And in the evenings, everyone meets up again to share their highlights from the day!
 
In short, a family language holiday with ESL is a chance to:
Enjoy a fantastic, active family holiday
Develop everyone's linguistic knowledge
Get to know a new culture
Make exciting discoveries
Meet participants from around the world in an international environment

The services we offer

The courses
Each member of the family will take part in a course that corresponds to their age group and level. An evaluation test will take place on the first day to find the class that will best suit each person. The on-site teaching will be focused on communication and the acquisition of skills. All the language schools are reputable and experienced. Course content is stimulating and fun, and will allow each person to make progress in the best possible circumstances.
 
Accommodation
ESL has selected accommodation for you that is especially suitable for the needs of families. You will find different accommodation options available in each school. There is no doubt that two types of accommodation are preferred: renting private apartments or staying with a host family. However, we also offer you hotels or bed & breakfast.
 
Leisure
The destinations we have chosen offer a huge variety of sporting and cultural leisure activities, whether for children or parents, or even, at some destinations, for the whole family.
 
Travel
ESL will take care of your holiday from start to finish! We will be happy to organise the reservation of your flights to all destinations and at a competitive price. If you wish, a transfer service can take care of you on arrival and take you to your accommodation. This service may already be included in the price or may be paid as an additional charge (price information is available for each destination under options/additional charges).
 
ESL customer care
Individually tailored advice to find the destination which will suit you best. Our team of advisers are there to provide help and personal care all along the way so that you can leave without any worries and fully enjoy your holiday! We are available to answer your questions, whether it's before, during or after your holiday. Find out why ESL - Language Studies Abroad has won multiple awards for its service!

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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