Juniors, Why choose ESL?

Why choose ESL?

Why choose ESL?

All of our partner schools have been teaching languages for numerous years, specialise in the field and are internationally acknowledged for their high standards. The schools belong to federations or professional associations and are all accredited by quality bodies.

The best schools
Young learners are in good hands with ESL: every school we offer is established and fully accredited. Members of our team visit each school regularly to ensure the best conditions for our students.

Motivating and engaging lessons
Designed especially for younger learners, the classes are based on modern, interactive methods. In a fun, international class atmosphere, students rapidly develop their communication skills through a wide variety of enjoyable games and exercises. Everyone studies in a class tailored to their language level.

Dynamic teaching
Qualified, experienced and enthusiastic native-speaker teachers deliver teaching that is perfect for the needs of younger learners. Different age groups benefit from different teaching techniques and our programmes ensure that learners get the right tuition for their needs.

Superb activities programmes
Group activities galvanise new friendships, but the social programmes also encourage learners to use their language skills in context outside of class. Learning is not limited to the classroom!

Ideal accommodation options
Whether you want share the daily life of a local family at a homestay or live socially in a student residence, we have the perfect accommodation for you. Our experienced team are here to help you find the right option.

Flexible, personalised programmes
Your destination, course, type of accommodation, travel dates, extra courses and much more are adapted to your personal needs.

A-Z service with full support
Lessons, activities, meals, accommodation and supervision will all be organised for you. Our experienced, multilingual team are here for you before, during and after your stay to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime.

Travel guarantee: 100% security
As a member of the Guarantee fund of the Swiss travel industry, ESL offers you further protection when booking. In the extremely unlikely case of failure or insolvency of the service provider, the fund will reimburse you.

Specialised programmes
You can choose to add extra activities to your language course with our additional activities programmes. From performing arts, cooking or design to a wide range of sports, the options include something for all tastes.  

Award-winning agency
At the Study Travel Star Awards 2016, which took place on 3th September in London, ESL - Language Travel was voted "Star Agency Western Europe" for the 5th time. This prestigious award makes ESL the only travel abroad agency in the UK to have received the “Lifetime Award”, which recognises the excellent service provided by professionals in the language travel industry.

Appropriate supervision
On-site supervision is adapted to different age groups. Group leaders watch out for the safety and well-being of the participants during activities and outings, and at night in the residence.

ESL group leaders
Our own group leaders stay in destinations including Malta and Brighton,  so young students have a local point of contact who speaks their mother tongue.

Courses guaranteed
When you book a programme with ESL, you can be sure that the course will go ahead (not all course providers can guarantee this). Because we are present in many countries, ESL sends students from all over the world to our partner schools.

Value for money
Courses, full-board accommodation and various activities are included in the price (although some activities and excursions cost extra). Take advantage of our regular special offers and reductions for bookings of more than one person. For more info, check out the special offers online or contact your local office.



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

  2. Star Agency Europe

    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.


    In 2016, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives.


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


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Louise Dornier, France
Louise Dornier, France

I choose Oxford because last year I went to Canterbury and for this summer I wanted to go in a summer camp with older people. In class, we learned the past perfect, modal verbs, present perfect, present simple, present continuous, history about King Arthur and Buckingham. The excursion in Bath was interesting, Portsmouth was very cool because of the sun and the big tower. The Laser Quest was funny, too. I will remember the really good friends I met from Germany, Italy, and Turkey and Saudi Arabia. People are very friendly with each other! Nobody was shy, all wanted to speak English and meet new friends. I liked the excursions, the school had very interesting games. It’s a good city centre with friendly people and the site was comfortable and clean.

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Clara Disaro, France
Clara Disaro, France

“I didn’t want to go to a big city like London, so Canterbury suited me very well. The benefit of learning English in England is improving my pronunciation! I loved exploring cool cities that I’ve never been to before, like Oxford. My favourite activities were the Karaoke night, because it was funny, and the disco, of course! My new friends came from Germany, Spain, Italy and France and I really hope that I will stay in contact with them when we go back home! I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family as it is well organised and I’ve really enjoyed my time here. My advice to my friends who are thinking about coming here is to not always stay with people from your country, and to have friends who finish on the same day, as it’s so sad when we have to say goodbye before my time is up at Canterbury!”

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Laura Gillard, Belgium
Laura Gillard, Belgium

My trip to NY was really unbelievable! The campus (Queens) was really beautiful, we lived in a TV series! I had extraordinary encounters with students of many different nationalities. The understanding with Amy, the director and staff of the school was awesome! I thank ESL for the two best weeks of my life.

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