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Courses for 50+

It's never too late to improve your language skills or learn a new one!

Language courses abroad for 50+

Learn a language together with people from your own generation. By studying in immersion, you’ll quickly develop language skills while experiencing a thrilling cultural exchange. Travelling is all about discovering and connecting with others, and our programs for students over 50 are the perfect combination of a smart vacation and exercising your mind!


Key information

Course duration:
1-2 weeks
Minimum age:
Class size:
Entry level:
Beginner - Advanced

Why take a language course abroad for seniors?

  • Choose from a range of destinations - from sleepy beach towns to vibrant cities
  • Learn a language in the company of peers from your generation
  • Get daily language practice while experiencing a thrilling cultural exchange
  • Get beneath the surface of local life through a diverse activities program which will allow you to learn all about local history, gastronomy and traditions
  • Take your pick among a wide array of accommodation options in each destination: hotels, private studios, shared apartments, residences…

More about our courses for 50+

Our courses have been especially designed for learners aged 50+. In contrast to courses for younger learners, which may focus on using languages in professional or academic environments, you’ll learn vocabulary that will make your holidays more enjoyable and the local culture more accessible.

It’s your turn to explore the world on your own terms, while you gain new skills that will come in handy in your everyday life. Travel to one of our tantalising destinations around the world and enjoy an experience that offers much more than a traditional holiday!

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Want to hear more about what we can do for you? Reach out to us for more information, you’ll be under no obligation to book! If you’d rather read more about our courses and destinations, don’t hesitate to ask for your free brochure.

Frequently asked questions about courses for 50+ abroad

How advanced should my language skills be for a 50+ course?

Our 50+ language courses are suitable for all levels, and our schools offer classes from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1) level, so you’ll find the right class for you whether you’re just brushing up on your skills or are just starting your language journey.

Does my language course include accommodation?

Yes, you can book accommodation alongside your language course. The most popular option for learners aged 50+ is staying with a host family, which comes with half board provided. However, there are also options for staying in a hotel which ESL can help you book.

How will I learn on my language course?

Emphasis is placed on all four major language skills in lessons - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - but also on finding out more about the culture of your destination. In small classes, you’ll have the chance to put all of these skills to practice, both with your native teacher and with peers.

Do you have further questions about studying abroad with ESL?

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