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ESL Certificate of Excellence

ESL Certificate of Excellence

The ESL Certificate of Excellence is one way for you to know that a school offers students a first-class experience.

What is the ESL Certificate of Excellence?
The ESL Certificate of Excellence recognises schools that consistently deliver a high quality service. Only schools that have obtained excellent reviews from our students throughout the year receive this recognition.

In October, we analyse the results of the previous year’s satisfaction surveys and assign the excellence certificates for the following year. The Excellence Certificate’s logo appears on the profile of each awarded school.
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Who is eligible for an ESL Certificate of Excellence?
Any of 400+ ESL partner schools around the world are eligible for a certificate, if they meet the criteria.
 
What are the criteria?
The ESL Certificate of Excellence is awarded to schools based on the feedback provided by our students. At the end of their programmes, students rate many aspects of their stay, including school facilities, teaching, quality, accommodation services and leisure programmes.
 
To receive the ESL Certificate of Excellence, schools must:
  • achieve a minimum of 4 out of 5 global rating
  • receive a minimum of 20 reviews during the year
 
Does ESL team appraisal have an influence on certificates of Excellence?
No, only student feedback received in the last 12 months count towards the certificate. Schools that achieve average feedback of 4 and above are eligible for the ESL Certificate of Excellence. 

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

Carlos Alonso Rodríguez

Galway was one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a small but incredibly lively city, and it’s impossible to get bored there. It has all the atmosphere of a university town, and every night, there’s something to do, like the salsa nights on Wednesdays at Monroe’s and Fridays at The Front Door. The people there are really friendly and try to help you as much as they can. I stayed with a host family, and they treated me as if I were their own son.

I would also like to mention the Atlantic language school. I had an incredible 8 months there, and every week you have the chance to meet new people. I made lifelong friends, and today I’m still in touch with people from Brazil, Italy and South Korea, to name a few.

If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.

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My one-to-one language stay at Mr & Mrs Smith’s home in Worthing was very good. The couple is very nice and helpful. From Monday to Friday, in the morning I had a 3-hour lesson (often more than 3 hours) with few breaks, and in the evening I had to do some homework in my bedroom (I requested it!). In the afternoon, Tony and his wife Anne would have me visit the surroundings and keep me busy. They are very nice and they welcomed me into their family life as if I were a real member. Their home is simple but comfortable: I had my own big room (around 15m2) facing the garden, and it was very quiet. Tony and Anne were very careful with the food quality (they like organic products), so I ate very well the whole time; Anne likes to cook for her guests and tries to satisfy everyone’s taste.

In a nutshell, I am very happy about this experience: I improved my English in the best conditions and discovered the surrounding region.

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Carmen María Pons Salvador

My stay in Exeter was a beautiful experience both on the personal level as well as on the language learning level.

At ESL, they advised me very well in Valencia. With highly personal service and great organisation, they were always making sure that my trip met my expectations. Both my host family and the GLOBE school were of the highest quality.

Of course, I would go back to ESL again for its amazing service and professionalism.

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