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STM Awards 2015

For the 10th time in a row, ESL has been nominated by language schools as one of the five leading language travel agencies in Europe at the annual STM Star Awards. It has been a decade of great success!

These awards, like the Oscars of the study abroad industry, are recognition of the hard work and the commitment of everyone working in this industry.

The winners will be chosen by hundreds of language schools from around the world and will be announced on September 5.

ESL, winner in 2010, 2011 and... 2014!

For the 3rd year, ESL – Language studies abroad was voted Europe’s Star Agency at the STM Awards 2014, which took place on 30th August 2014. This award recognises excellent services provided by professionals in the study abroad industry. This is the result of a poll carried out by British publisher Hothouse Media. Several thousand accredited language schools from all over the world were asked for their opinion and recognised that ESL is still one of the best agencies in Europe. We are very happy about our long-standing relationships with our partner schools and will meet you next year for the award ceremony.

After being voted Europe’s STAR Agency in 2010 and 2011, this vote strengthens ESL’s position as one of the industry leaders. Like an Oscar for the language travel industry, this award recognises the quality work of ESL’s staff.
“For nearly 2 decades, we have been committed to providing the best services to both our partner schools and the people who travel with us. This award, for the third time, is a recognition of our long-standing and enduring work and we are very honoured to have won it”, Head of Products & Partnerships Krister Weidenhielm declared with delight.

Photo of the awards in 2014

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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 third time at the 2014 STM 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 2014, 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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I enjoyed the classes with my teacher very much. We talked a lot in class, and I learned much new grammar.
It was very intensive and I could improve my German very well.
I also enjoyed the city of Salzburg very much. After being a little nervous in the beginning, I quickly found that it is easy to get around e.g. with the public busses, and to explore the sights of the town.
My host family was very nice and the food was delicious. They helped me with my German, we spoke a lot and they corrected me if I made a mistake. I am happy that I picked Salzburg as a destination for my German course.

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More than anything, I enjoyed my time in Torbay. It’s a kind of small town on the cost. I would said that it’s better than a big city… clearly there is fewer attractions or big shops but you need to jump inside the language. You just can’t find any French, german, spanish … etc speaker when you are out from the school. That’s Why I choose Torbay.
Oh ! I must talk about the school a little bit … I went there for improving my english before the EPFL and I wasn’t disappointed. I filled the gaps I had by practising all day my english and the lessons was really well given. I mean I had incredible teachers.
The school also offers execution, some are really worth others not, but all helps you to simply visit the area and jump deeper in Devon. Torbay is divided in three towns : Torquay for shopping and going out to disco, Paignton for enjoying your time and Brixham for visiting a traditional fishing town. Torbay is not far from London so you can easily plan a weekend.
I spent twelve weeks in two blocs and It’s was a great time, I tried the host family the first time. The second time I tried the residence, Hunter’s Lodge, and this one was just fantastic, like a family… we visited everything together, we cooked and shared meals, Now I’m invited to Brazil, Germany, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and most important to Swiss-German part.

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My stay in Freiburg is really good. I really like the courses and the fact that we have different teachers during the week. Also the excursions that the school offers are really interesting! At the beginning it was difficult to get integrated in the class, since most of the students were already here and knew eachother. But then, when the new students come every week it is very easy, we always go talk to them, ask them where they are from and form a new group of friends! There are many French speakers here, so sometimes you are quite tempted to talk in French! Freiburg is a big city for me, since I come from a smaller town. But it´s perfect, there is everything we need and a lot of things to do! My host family is great, we have a good relationship. They are very nice and we do things together such as going for a walk or hiking. I was worried at the beginning that the food wouldn´t be good, but it´s really delicious and there is always a lot to eat!

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