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Holidays & learn (1-7 weeks)

A smart holiday: learn while having fun and exploring a new destination

Travel and learn

With courses of 4 weeks on average, you’ll be able to choose the length of your stay from 1 week on and even further customise your experience. You can, of course, opt for a general language course or private lessons, but why not add some spice to it? Combine your language learning with an extra skill, such as sports, cooking or even yoga! On the other hand, if you’re thinking of sitting an official language exam, our exam prep courses are definitely the fastest track towards success.

Short-term language courses

We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of courses. Whatever your age, goals and level, we have a course for you!

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General courses

It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!

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Course Plus

Our Plus courses offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the regular practice of a sport or a specific activity included in the program. Thanks to our cultural extras, including cooking, music, dance, filmmaking, sustainable development and yoga, among others, you can combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience.

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Private language courses

For some people, a language course in a group may not be the best option for learning a language. We have a solution that offers personalised tuition in a unique setting: immersion language courses in a one-on-one environment. This course type matches learners with an experienced language teacher in the country of their choice. The result? A personalised learning experience that delivers the fastest possible language progress.

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Courses for 30+

These courses offer a more mature study environment than a standard adult language course (which is available to anyone aged 30 or over). If you need English mainly for the less formal areas of professional life, as opposed to for a specific professional goal, this course is a great fit.

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Courses 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!


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Teacher Training courses

Whether you're new to the field of education or an experienced teacher, our Language Teacher Training courses will take your career to the next level! In partnership with accredited teacher training centers in superb international locations, we offer language teacher development courses for both native and non-native speakers.

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Blended Learning

More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!

Our students often ask:

Does my course include accommodation?

Yes, ESL can help you arrange accommodation during your language program. We have a range of choices, including staying with a host family, shared rooms in a student residence and a shared apartment with other students or locals. There are also options to book a language course without accommodation if you’d prefer to choose your own.

How many people will be in my language course with me?

This might depend on your destination and the language school you study at, but typically classes will be made up of small groups of approximately 8 to 15 students. This is to ensure that every student has the chance to get personalized help and make quick progress with their language learning.

How many hours of language lessons will I take each day?

Standard courses are made up of 20 to 30 language lessons per week, each lasting between 45 minutes and an hour. We can help you tailor your course to your preference, adapting the number of lessons per week to allow for more free time or increasing the intensity of your language course to ensure sustained progress.

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Why choose your next journey with ESL
Top-rated and award-winning agency

Our free and personalised services are consistently top-rated on Google, and 97% of our clients recommend us to their friends and relatives. In addition, ESL is a Lifetime Award winner after being voted Best Agency in Europe 5 times at the ST Star Awards.
Best price guarantee

Get the price difference refunded if you find a better deal for the same programme with another agency or directly with the school.
Free counselling and A-Z services

Our teams are experts in language travel and their experience in the industry is both professional and personal. Our free and personalised services go beyond the pre-departure stage – our counsellors will be at your disposal before, during and after your stay.
Quality control

We select partner language schools according to strict criteria – high-quality facilities, small class sizes at a range of levels, great location, first-class teaching and an exciting activities programme, among other aspects. We regularly visit partner schools as it is very important for us to maintain a strong relationship with our partners and to keep up with local developments.   

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Thousands of student reviews

We systematically gather opinions and reviews from thousands of students who chose ESL to go abroad. All reviews are thoroughly checked to ensure authenticity and are added to our school pages so as to provide future students with first-hand details and facts.
A wide range of quality accommodation options

Our portfolio also includes a large variety of accommodation types, so we can offer each one of our students the most suitable option. From homestays and student residences to private and shared apartments, all our accommodation types are carefully selected for a comfortable and convenient experience abroad.   

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