About ESL, ESL Certificate of Excellence
About ESL

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.
ESL - ESL Certificate of Excellence
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

Andrea Quattrone

I decided to go on a language trip to Newcastle upon Tyne with ESL and now I can say that it was one of the best choices I have ever made. I learned about ESL online; at first, I was very impressed by their website’s precision, and then, by the staff’s availability and professionalism. They were all extremely helpful and precise in clarifying all my doubts!

In the beginning, I went on this trip just to improve my English knowledge and skills, but it soon became one of the best ways to strengthen incredible relationships. I am still very close to some of the people I met during my stay and I really would like to develop these friendships in the future and take them as good excuses to travel more.

Anyone can say that England is a truly unique country, but going there is the only way to deeply understand this statement. The habits, the breakfast, the buildings… there are so many things to discover. And British people are so enthusiastic that they make you feel warm even in a place that isn’t!

The weekend excursions were my favourite thing! Edinburgh, the Lake District, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter’s one!)… The moments I spent in these places were truly unforgettable!

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Inés Miranda Santillana

My experience at EC Malta was fantastic. I chose a mini-group Business English course, as I only had one week and I wanted to focus and improve as much as possible. This was definitely the right choice and I will do it again. Teachers were amazing, very caring and dynamic; they would advise and correct us all the time. Also, during breaks, they would bring coffee and pastries! The school staff was lovely and always helpful. There were plenty of afternoon and evening activities! Don’t miss the welcome dinner, as it’s a great opportunity to meet the other students, nor the excursion to Mdina, the “Silent City”. Although Malta is small, there are many things to do and places to visit. I highly recommend it!

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María Bautista Villaverde

Learning French at the Institut Européen de Français was a great experience. I refreshed my French and got ready for my third Erasmus term. Classes are interactive and practical. Life in Montpellier is quiet, but – as it’s a student town – there is always something to do.

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