Language studies abroad, ESL Club 50
Language and culture courses ESL Club 50

Language courses abroad for the over 50s

Learn a language in the company of peers from your generation. Studying in immersion, you will develop your language skills quickly while also experiencing a thrilling cultural exchange. Visit one of our tantalising destinations around the world to enjoy so much more than a normal holiday!

A cultural language experience

The courses, offered in a range of destinations from sleepy beach towns to vibrant cities, are designed especially for learners over age 50. The lessons emphasise communication, while the activities will help immerse you in the local culture, cuisine and history. Through connecting the language with its culture, the programmes make studying fun. Everything about them encourages cultural exchange.
Learning a language is about much more than learning vocabulary and grammar. These programmes give you the chance to improve your language skills while enjoying an active holiday immersed in the language you are studying. 

​Why choose ESL?

You are in good hands with ESL. Organising study abroad courses since 1996, we have helped a wide range of people achieve their goals. Before, during and after your stay, we are here to ensure you have an excellent experience.
When choosing a destination, why not come and visit us in any of our 40+ international offices? This is the perfect chance to discuss your needs face-to-face and find the ideal programme for you. If that is inconvenient, just give us a call or email your local office. You will be put in touch with a highly trained specialist who will personally guide you through your choices.

Lowest prices guaranteed

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

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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