About ESL, Why choose ESL?
About ESL

Why choose ESL?

Why choose ESL?

Lowest prices guaranteed

We offer the lowest prices on all adult courses and will refund 100% of any price difference if you find the same programme cheaper with another agency or directly with the school.

Exceptionally high client satisfaction

Last year, 97% of our students claimed they would recommend ESL. The majority of our new students contact us after a recommendation.

A-Z service & full support

Our experienced, multilingual team are here for you before, during and after your stay to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime. You can always rely on our support in the unlikely event that anything should go wrong during your time away.

Free administration and inscription

Unlike some other agencies, we organise all of the administrative steps of inscription completely free of charge. This includes study, accommodation, transfers, visas and any further communication with the school or destination.

Award-winning agency

ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the fifth time at the 2016 STM Star Awards
 

Certified quality

ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.

100% Security

ESL is a member of the Swiss travel industry’s travel guarantee fund. It reimburses the all-inclusive amounts of your language study stay, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy or insolvency of the service provider before or after your departure.

Over 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years' experience organising language studies abroad, we have placed thousands of students all over the world, creating strong local relationships. Our influence with partner schools means more security for you.

Ratings & reviews

We publish tens of thousands of unedited student reviews on our websites. This information is there to help you choose the school and destination that is right for you.

A sustainable organisation

ESL – Education believes passionately in sustainable development and every decision taken within our organisation is considered in terms of its global impact.

A worldwide organisation

With offices around the world and staff that speak dozens of languages, ESL – Language studies abroad is a truly international organisation.

Quality control

We regularly visit partner schools. It is very important for us to have a strong relationship with our partners and to keep up with local developments. This enables our team to give you the best advice.

Unique and innovative programmes

We work with trusted partners to develop original programmes based on the needs and feedback of our students.

Academic excellence

Our background in education ensures that we thoroughly understand language learning and keep up to date with the latest developments in teaching.

The best language schools

We select partner language schools according to demanding criteria. As well as academic excellence, a partner school must provide high quality facilities, a welcoming environment, appropriate accommodation, small class sizes at a range of levels, great location, first-class teaching and an exciting activities programme (and much more besides). Our partners are established, internationally recognised and accredited by reputed national and international bodies.

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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