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School Quality

School Quality

Offering excellent service and recognised by quality control entities, our partner schools are the experts at what they do. Presenting you with only the highest quality schools on the market, we’ve spent the past 20 years choosing and continuing to follow up with our partner schools to ensure their excellent quality.

ESL quality guarantee
Because your language trip doesn’t only occur in the classroom, our goal at ESL is for you to have the time of your life both during class and outside the classroom. You’ll reap all the benefits of ESL’s privileged relationship with our partner schools, who will welcome you and accompany you throughout your stay with special attention because you’re coming from ESL! The thousands of online reviews by students just like you help us maintain our high quality standards. Using these highly valued student ratings, ESL recognises excellence in schools at the yearly ESL Language Travel Awards ceremony. You can immediately see which partner schools our students love most with the ESL Certificate of Excellence logo.
 
A close-knit environment
All of our partner schools share one characteristic, whether they’re schools with huge student bodies or small academies with just a couple of classrooms – they all put their students’ well-being first! A welcoming environment and dedicated staff who are available to support you 24/7 will make your language stay unforgettable. Going through the experience with you will be the new friends you’ll make, who will not only be your classmates but also your companions as you discover your new destination. By the time you leave, you’ll know all the best things to see and do in the city plus the locals’ favourite places to eat, hang out and get a dose of culture. Make the most of your experience abroad in full immersion!
 
Stimulating courses tailored to your level
Upon arrival, your needs will be assessed and you’ll take a level test in order to be placed in the perfect class for you. From start to finish, your learning goals will be clearly stated, your teachers will give you feedback on your progress and you’ll receive a certificate attesting to your achievement at the end of the course. You can choose to take an official exam or at the very least, progress to the next level in your language studies. As you study, you’ll enjoy perks like small class sizes, conversation-based lessons and a diversity of backgrounds, ages and nationalities among your classmates that will enrich your lessons. All of this will help improve your soft skills, heighten your cultural awareness and of course, provide you with lasting language skills to help you in all your future endeavours.
 
Excellent teachers
Because teachers are such a vital part of the learning process, our partner schools’ educational staff are all highly trained and experts in their field. Native speakers of their languages, your experienced teachers employ the communicative methodology so you can practise your language skills in a real-world context. Your classes will use technology to enhance your learning experience, all with the constant availability, support and evaluation from your teacher.
 
Your experience outside the classroom
Because your time outside of the classroom is just as important as what you learn inside the classroom, our partner schools make sure to offer a dynamic variety of leisure activities and excursions plus comfortable, modern accommodation so you and your fellow students will have a welcoming place to lay your head at the end of every day.
 
Wi-Fi and internet
Offering free Wi-Fi and computers with internet access for student use, you can always get online at any of our partner schools to stay connected throughout your language stay.

Quality Institutions

All of the schools that we work with have been established partners for several years and are internationally recognised. They are affiliated to federations and/or professional associations and are accredited by the following quality control insitutions:

Accreditations

AAIEP

ESL - Accreditations  - AAIEP
This association exercises the function of national professional association regarding English language schools. It brings together the schools working according to a quality charter.

ACCET

ESL - Accreditations  - ACCET
This association provides institutional accreditation for organizations whose primary function is for educational purposes and also for organizations offering continuing education. ACCET accredits non-collegiate continuing education and training organizations throughout the United States as well as programs abroad. ACCET is similar to the British Council in the UK, visiting all their accredited schools every 3 years. The schools accredited by ACCET are among the best in the USA.

ACPET

ESL - Accreditations  - ACPET
ACPET is an association of independent providers of education services and/or of higher education for Australian and international students.

ALTO

ESL - Accreditations  - ALTO
With members in more than 30 countries on the 5 continents, ALTO brings together specialised language travel organisations working according to its demanding quality charter.

ASILS

ESL - Accreditations  - ASILS
This association brings together the best schools teaching Italian in Italy. Its aim is to manage the commercial and didactic competence of member schools and to enforce European quality standards in the linguistic field.

BAC

ESL - Accreditations  - BAC
This accreditation is responsible for maintaining academic standards for higher education and specialized studies in Great Britain. It accords particular attention to foreign students.

British Council

ESL - Accreditations  - British Council
This British governmental organization examines and determines the quality of language schools.

Business English UK partner agency

ESL - Accreditations  - Business English UK partner agency
ESL – Language studies abroad is an official agent for dedicated business language training centres in the UK.

CEELE

ESL - Accreditations  - CEELE
This association stemming from the University of Alcalá is the symbol of quality guarantee for Spanish schools in Spain. All ESL partner schools have successfully passed the CEELE inspection.

EAQUALS

ESL - Accreditations  - EAQUALS
This Pan-European association brings together all service providers concerned with language teaching, with the aim of securing the quality of the service providers of the private and public economy.

EduSa

ESL - Accreditations  - EduSa
Previously known as ELTASA (English language Travel Association of South Africa), EduSA is now a sub-sector of SAYTC (South African Youth and Travel Confederation) and brings together actors of the language travel industry in South Africa. It aims to promote and encourage growth in the sector by guaranteeing the quality and professionalism of its members.

ELICOS

ESL - Accreditations  - ELICOS
(English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)Only schools meeting quality criteria are accredited by this official Australian label.

English Australia

ESL - Accreditations  - English Australia
This official Australian label accredits only schools fulfilling certain quality criteria.

English New Zealand

ESL - Accreditations  - English New Zealand
This federation, which brings together private, accredited schools teaching English, is recognized by the New Zealand Department of Education.

English UK partner agency

ESL - Accreditations  - English UK partner agency
ESL – Language studies abroad is an official agent of English UK. This respected organisation grew from a merger of two of the most important quality control bodies: ARELS and BASELT.
 
Membership conditions include:
  • High standards of teaching
  • Qualified teachers
  • Extensive language programmes
  • Carefully selected host families
  • Students’ nationality mix 

FaDaF

ESL - Accreditations  - FaDaF
This national organisation guarantees the quality of the teaching body and content of German as a foreign language lessons given in Germany’s schools and universities.

FELTOM

ESL - Accreditations  - FELTOM
Based in Malta, this federation only recognizes patented and eminent schools.

FIYTO

ESL - Accreditations  - FIYTO
(Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations)
This association has been in existence for 50 years and is the largest and most influential organisation in the domain of youth travel. FIYTO counts approximately 350 members, spread throughout 60 countries.

FLE

ESL - Accreditations  - FLE
In France, this quality label, put in place by the CIEP (Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques), from now on allows foreign students to identify and recognise French language schools guaranteeing an excellent quality of teaching. The FLE assurance of quality is issued to language schools which meet a number of criteria, also entitling them to be featured in the directory established by the CIEP.

IALC partner agency

ESL - Accreditations  - IALC partner agency
This association brings together more than 80 independent language schools with the same quality standards. These are submitted to regular inspections.

ICEF

ESL - Accreditations  - ICEF
ESL Education has been recognised by the world leader in event organisation for international education professionals.

IH

ESL - Accreditations  - IH
International federation of regularly inspected schools that work according to quality criteria of a high standard.

Instituto Cervantes

ESL - Accreditations  - Instituto Cervantes
The Cervantes Institute is a public institution which was founded in Spain in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.

Label of quality for Swiss tourism (Level 1)

ESL - Accreditations  - Label of quality for Swiss tourism (Level 1)
The quality label for Swiss tourism was initiated by several Swiss tourism institutions including the Swiss Federation of Tourism (FST), the Swiss Tourism Office (ST) and the Swiss Association of Tourism Directors (ASDT). ESL has fulfilled all necessary conditions to achieve level 1 of this quality label.

Languages Canada

ESL - Accreditations  - Languages Canada
The Languages Canada objective is to guarantee that its members provide high-quality services

MEI

ESL - Accreditations  - MEI
This association brings together Irish schools teaching English. Members of MEI are also recognised by the Irish Department of Education.

NEAS

ESL - Accreditations  - NEAS
Australian national governmental accreditation organisation for the recognition of educational institutions. The objective of this organisation is to guarantee the teaching quality of English language schools.

Quality English partner agency

ESL - Accreditations  - Quality English partner agency
The Quality English label is only accessible to well-respected independent schools offering quality programmes complying with strict standards. ESL – Language studies abroad is an official partner agent.

Relsa

ESL - Accreditations  - Relsa
(Recognized English Language Schools Association) This association brings together Irish schools teaching English. The members of RELSA are also recognised by the Irish Department of Education.

SALTA

ESL - Accreditations  - SALTA
Founded in 2003, SALTA (Swiss Association of Language Travel Agents) establishes precise and uniform quality standards. As a member of SALTA, ESL – Education guarantees the greatest possible security in terms of the quality and reliability of its services and that of its partner schools.

STM Star Awards

ESL - Accreditations  - STM Star Awards
ESL – Language studies abroad has been repeatedly voted “Star Agency Europe” by thousands of language schools around the world. 

WYSE Travel Confederation

ESL - Accreditations  - WYSE Travel Confederation
For more than 50 years, WYSE has been the biggest and most influential organisation in the field of youth travel. It counts some 350 members in 60 different countries.

WYSE Work Abroad Association

ESL - Accreditations  - WYSE Work Abroad Association
This association brings together organisations actively engaged in the organisation or promotion of work abroad programmes. It sets high quality standards for its members and works with governments to promote work abroad programmes.

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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