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Language courses abroad for 30+

Language courses abroad for 30+

Language programme for people over 30

Are you professionally active and want to refresh your language skills – or to finally start learning a language – while enjoying a holiday or a training leave? We launch our new concept, exclusively for you: language stays for students over 30.
 
The 30+ courses are an innovative formula, which deals with the increasing demand from those who are no longer 20 but still love discovering new things, enjoying life, networking and meeting people.  To be admitted you only need to be 30 or more and to be willing to learn or improve a language. If that is your case, go for it and discover our programmes made especially for you:
ESL - Language courses abroad for 30+
Language stays specifically designed for participants over 30 will allow you to:
 
  • Benefit from good language courses with people who share your interests.
  • Broaden your network by meeting students from different cultures and walks of life.
  • Leave your daily routine, whether it be work or studies.
  • Enjoy active holidays and discover a new culture through a language.
  • Make quick progress to reach your language goals.
  • Boost your potential in a globalized world.
  • Invest in your future!
ESL - Language courses abroad for 30+

Discover our training centres for 30+ courses

London Notting Hill 30+
With over 100 years’ experience, the London School of English offers high-standard business training for young professionals, in the beautiful area of Notting Hill. Make the most of the stimulating environment and the lively neigbourhood, whilst enjoying the company of other 30+ students.
London Central 30+
Available all year long at our partner school EC London, the 30+ courses are particularly adapted to the priorities of thirty-somethings, whether they wish to boost their English, overcome a language issue or relate to their career path through practical situations.
The accommodation has also been carefully selected to allow 30+ students enjoy a stimulating environment during their language stay. As far as leisure is concerned, enjoy the capital and its beautiful museums, theatres, shops, pubs and trendy clubs to meet other interesting people in their thirties from all over the world!
London Camden - Kentish Town 30+
Also all year long, our partner school TTI School of English offers you a 30+ programme near Camden Town, one of London’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Cambridge 30+
In this medieval, beautiful city one hour away from London by train, you’ll improve your English skills with other 30+ students. With plenty of cultural and sport possibilities, this university town guarantees an inspiring language experience.
Canterbury 30+
A medieval town that looks very British, this beautiful student town is located at the heart of Kent County. London being one hour away by train, Canterbury is on the top of the list of the most popular towns for a 30+ stay. Our partner school will welcome you in a classy and stimulating environment.
Portsmouth 30+
Within walking distance of the city centre and the beach, this school offers English courses for 30+. You will learn the language with people your age and will enjoy the university’s fitness room in you free time. And for your weekend’s excursions, London is 2 hours away by bus!
Malta 30+
Enjoy a 30+ stay in Malta and revitalize yourself under the sun while you discover an island full of charm and its typically Mediterranean lifestyle. The classes can be business focused or just to boost your general English.
An advantage: a kindergarten is offered to the families in which parents attend a 30+ course (available in the summer for a surcharge.
Melbourne 30+
Improve your language skills with other 30+ students, in a stimulating and relaxed environment! The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is the perfect mix of culture and fun… Take advantage of the school’s ideal location and explore every corner of it!
New York 30+
A perfect destination for thirty-somethings, the city that never sleeps will allow you to combine your interests, whatever they may be, with the improvement of your English. In the heart of Manhattan, you will be able to discover New York off the beaten tracks.
San Francisco 30+
This programme, specially designed for 30+ students, will allow you to study English in the heart of the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Explore one of the most open and welcoming cities in the US and discover its incredible cultural scene with other students your age.
Toronto 30+
With the Ontario Lake as a background, the city offers a very pleasant quality of life and an extremely entertaining nightlife. Add to that a great diversity of ethnic communities and a huge cultural offer – you will love your 30+ stay in Toronto!
30+ in Valencia
You will be able to enjoy the exceptional climate and cultural heritage of Valencia, while attending Spanish classes with people like you: dynamic thirty-somethings eager to learn new things and to improve their language.
 
Please note that some younger students might be integrated in this programme. The school guarantees that at least 30% of the students in the class will be over 30 at some specific starting dates.

30 + Courses in summer

30+ summer session in Ireland
In July and August, we offer 30+ courses in the heart of two of the most beautiful Irish towns: Dublin and Galway. Immerse in the trendy and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Irish capital or discover the more traditional Galway and its legendary history – or combine both destinations by choosing an “East Coast/West Coast” stay.
 
Please note that these courses are, in principle, attended by participants in their thirties. Some younger students might be integrated in this programme that will nonetheless remain mostly attended by people in their thirties.
Summer programme in Berlin
Participants over 30 –that generation that was born when the Berlin Wall was still standing– will enjoy the creative atmosphere that has prevailed in the city for quite a while. Music, exhibits, cafés and trendy restaurants. On a pleasant summer evening, feel the spirit of David Bowie and Iggy Pop…
 
Generally, these programmes are exclusively for participants in their thirties. There may be younger students, but most of them will be over 30.
Whether it be to boost your career or broaden your horizons in a more personal approach – the 30+ ESL courses are a golden opportunity!
ESL - Language courses abroad for 30+
To complete our 30+ offer, the individual programme Courses in the teacher’s home is particularly popular among thirty-somethings. A customized teaching that takes into account your rhythm and your specific interests!
 
ESL - Language courses abroad for 30+
A question? Contact us, we will be delighted to give you more information about the different programmes to make progress in languages after 30. Are you hesitating? Discover now the 30 good reasons to learn a language after 30 or why 30 is the perfect age to learn a language.

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TESTIMONIALS

After spending 3 months of pure happiness, it’s sad that I have to leave this incredible place with the head full of good memories and magical experiences like Niagara Falls, basketball game, visits in downtown, ice skating and celebrations far from our families like Christmas organized by the school. In addition to that I enjoyed participating in the after school clubs allowing me to learn even more and have a great time. Thanks to this experience I met incredible people (Brazilians, Asians, Russians, Mexicans, etc.) from all over the world that I want and will visit. The supervisors are excellent and always listen to my requests. I definitely recommend to everybody to live the same experience as me but all good things have an end and now it’s my time.

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Sirine Tounsi

In October 2017, I decided to go to Toronto for 2 months. I had just finished my studies, and I had always dreamt about going to Canada. I wanted to improve my English, so I decided to take an 8-week intensive course at OHC – a school I highly recommend. I became friend with students from all over the world and with very nice teachers. I was surprised to see how fast I improved; I passed 2 levels in 8 weeks! In order to be in total immersion, I chose to live with a host family. If you don’t like rules, I suggest staying in a student residence – you’ll have more freedom. I loved the style of the city (I’m Parisian, so everything looked very different). Toronto has the advantage of being close to French-speaking Québec and to the US – you should visit New York, as I did! If I could do it all over again, I would! Thank you ESL for making my dream come true in a few days only.

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Sara Mateos Arévalo

My name is Sara and I decided to take a course in Lyon to improve my level of French. I had started to take French classes again in Barcelona and I thought it would be a good idea to give them a boost.

I wasn’t very clear on my destination, but I finally chose Lyon because it’s a city that has everything but it’s not as big as Paris. And, as the language travel advisor that I am, and knowing the academic quality of the Alpadia school, I thought it would be a good option.

After having been there, I can say that Lyon is an ideal destination for linguistic immersion. As a city, it has everything: shops, good public transport, restaurants, bars, tourism, parks, etc. What’s more, you’re constantly surrounded by events, culture and French cuisine, and it’s a city where a lot of French natives live. That’s why you can also learn about its customs and lifestyle in addition to the language.

The first day when I arrived to my host family’s home, it was a little difficult for me to speak even though I understood Sylvie (the woman who was hosting me) very well. In the mornings, she was already working, but I enjoyed waking up and having a leisurely breakfast. In the afternoons after the activities, I went home and she was preparing dinner. I sat in the kitchen with her while she taught me French recipes. Every night we cooked a different dish, and she even taught me how to make French crêpes! I stayed in her daughter’s room who was studying in Toulouse. To this day, we still write to each other.

With regard to the school, the first day they had me arrive half an hour early to show us new students the school, city, etc. and introduce us to each other. We had 4 and a half hours of class, but the time flew by, as the teaching method that they use is very dynamic and you have two different teachers. My morning teacher made the classes very exciting and helped us improve our weaknesses. The afternoon teacher, on the other hand, gave us a topic to debate and she made us talk a lot while she provided us with useful, daily vocabulary.

There were only 6 students in class, perfect for learning more easily. At school there was a great atmosphere with a good group of students open to meeting new people and making plans after class. I felt like a part of the group from day one. The mix of nationalities was very good with few Spanish-speaking students. In the whole school, there were only two Spanish and two Mexican students, although we weren’t in the same class. Almost all of them were Swiss (from different regions), and there were students of all ages (18-22, 25-28 and 40+).

Every afternoon, the school offered an activity for whoever wanted to participate (movie, visits around Lyon, wine tasting, etc.). At the beginning of the week, they posted a schedule of the week’s activities on the bulletin board. You just needed to sign up and show up at the meeting point at the time specified (even though almost all of us went there together directly from school). The activity I liked the most was wine tasting because we went to a really authentic wine cellar where they gave us different wines and cheeses. For me, this was a very French experience!

To sum up, I’d like to say that for me, it was a great decision to take an intensive course and stay with a host family, since I learned a ton and at the end of my stay, I noticed that I really improved my fluency when speaking French. The truth is that I had a great experience and I would have liked to be able to stay for another week.

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