Families, Why choose ESL?
Families

Why choose ESL?

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Why choose ESL?

12 Good reasons to choose ESL

1. ESL - the language holiday specialist
With 20 years of experience, we have built up a network of reputable and experienced partner schools. We can offer you a professional and skilled team.
 
2. The best schools
All our partner schools have an excellent reputation and are internationally accredited.
 
3. Exciting courses
Quality teaching takes place in a stimulating and safe multicultural environment in specific groups for children and parents. Children are supervised by qualified and committed teachers or instructors. Parents also benefit from excellent learning conditions. They can take courses or just enjoy some free time while the children are being looked after.
 
4. Large choice of attractive destinations with a choice of activities
Our partner schools offer a programme jam-packed with activities outside of the courses, whether it's for children, adults or the whole family. The school staff are there to help you organise the family trips you have planned.
 
5. A range of accommodation chosen with care
The different accommodation options offered are specifically suited to the needs of a family in order that you can better enjoy the holiday.
 
6. ESL - your partner for a tailor-made language trip
ESL takes care of your holiday from start to finish, so that you have nothing to worry about! This includes the courses, activities and accommodation – and not forgetting our team of advisers, who are always there to answer your questions! We look after your every need and are very flexible. We can even take care of flight reservations or airport transfers.
 
7. A range of programmes to suit everyone
In our course package, we offer you the opportunity to enjoy your adult course, while the children take their own, and the chance to meet up as a family again once lessons are over. If you would prefer your children to participate in the programmes of leisure activities so that you can use your free time, then choose a destination which offers a programme of leisure activities for young participants. Other destinations offer no programmes of leisure activities simply because there are so many possibilities for exploring local attractions on your own or as a family. Select your programme according to your own preferences.
 
8. Regular monitoring of our partners
We regularly monitor the schools and the programmes we offer. Each year, our team visits the schools to ensure we can always guarantee you the best value for money for your holiday.
 
9. Attractive prices
Better yet less expensive! Why miss out on a family holiday that also offers you the chance to learn a foreign language? Our programme of family language holidays are often less expensive and more rewarding than a traditional holiday and are a very attractive option which offers everyone new experiences.
 
10. Free advice service with no commitment
ESL has a team of advisers at your disposal, who are fully informed about our programmes and are ready to find you a destination that best suits your needs. So, please don't hesitate to contact us, either by email, telephone or visiting us in one of our offices. Our specialist team will work out your plans with you.
 
11. The ESL travel guarantee - 100 % secure
ESL is a member of the Guarantee Fund of the Swiss Travel Industry. Travel with peace of mind!
 
12. Learn a language as a family - a unique experience!
Holidays are often a time to strengthen the bond between parents and children. A language holiday will be full of discoveries and experiences to share with your children and you will bring back home many memories.

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

Florian D.

I spent 24 weeks at EC in Malta, for an intensive course. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I don’t regret it at all! In 6 months, my English level improved a lot. Malta is a beautiful island full of places to visit – I spent 6 months there and I wasn’t even able to see everything!

If you’re still unsure about a language stay, stop doubting and go! It will be the best experience of your life.

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Héloïse E.

My stay at Kings in Boston was very successful. I loved the idea of travelling far away on my own. When I arrived at the airport, the adventure started. Kings Boston is located in a natural, beautiful setting, far from the noise of the city. Classes are provided by motivated, native teachers, and this makes the learning process faster. I improved a lot! Also, during classes we talked about interesting topics, and what’s cool is that we watched many videos, news reports and movies. I find this teaching method very practical; it’s different from the traditional ones that I experienced at school or uni. Another thing I liked a lot was that my afternoons were free, so I could explore Boston from 12:30pm until late at night. Kings gives you a lot of independence and freedom. If you want to burn off the greasy and boring food of the cafeteria, the school organises many sport activities every day, and there is also a gym (open until late). All the other activities are as cool as the sports ones: you’ll be able to spend a day in an amusement park, a weekend in Washington or New York, a night on a boat or a day at the beach (but be careful, as some activities can be very expensive, from 25 to 300 dollars).

Rooms are not luxurious – they’re basic and not great, but at least they’re big enough for two people.

In general, I spent 3 unforgettable weeks at Kings. Boston has thousands of things to offer, and if I can give you a piece of advice, travelling alone is even better, as on site you’ll meet so many people from around the world!

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Alexandra I.

On 15th May 2017 I packed and went to Ireland. I was supposed to stay for 2 months and travel by myself for the first time! The transfer from the airport to my host family went well (a member of the school staff took care of it). This is where I realised that my English was pretty bad and that my very French accent was a big barrier.

My host family was adorable and gave me a city map, explaining which buses I had to take and where the school was.

The first day was frightening. Luckily, the school organised some group activities every day (which allowed me to make new friends) and excursions every weekend. In addition, the teachers did their best to help us integrate.

Ireland (despite some negative aspects, such as the rain, greasy food and some dirty streets in the capital) is a marvellous country with incredible landscapes and a warm and open-minded population.

After my first month with a host family, I decided to move to a student residence. ESL and ISI were super quick and effective with this change.

At the end of my trip, I had improved my English a lot (B1 > B2), and I can say that in Dublin, I had one of the most enriching experiences of my entire life.

A couple of tips: try to avoid people who speak your native language; if you can, stay in the country for more than a month (you need at least 1 week just to get used to the new place and 1 month to feel at home); visit as many places as possible and don’t skip your classes!

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