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New schools, destinations and activities… be the first to find out about our newest programmes and discover all the latest news from ESL – Language studies abroad.

ESL - New programmes
30/06/2017
Busan: new destination to learn Korean!
Experience the sub-tropical side of Korea during your Korean language course in Busan! Our partner school is located right in the heart of the vibrant Seomyeon, famous for its cosmopolitan vibe and nightlife. It’s just a stone’s throw from the metro, which you can use to explore the city’s beaches, temples, markets and parks. 
 
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ESL - New programmes
17/05/2017
English + in-company experience in the USA!
Practise your language skills in total immersion with an in-company experience as part of the English in Action programme, now combinable with standard English courses! Take your pick from our partner schools in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego or New York and use your English in the real world. 
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ESL - New programmes
18/03/2017
Intensive and long-term courses in Brooklyn!
Our partner school Brooklyn School of Languages – which was recently voted “School of the Year 2016” at the ESL Awards – now offers intensive and long-term courses for students with a student visa. Participants can attend an academic programme that includes 30 lessons per week, as well as optional courses in the afternoon (“Critical thinking”, “Essay writing”, “Pronunciation”, “Vocabulary and expressions”, etc.)
 
These programmes will start on 1st May 2017 and represent the perfect opportunity to combine a stay in trendy Brooklyn with a high-quality academic course. 
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ESL - New programmes
10/03/2017
New: “English PLUS Festivals” in Edinburgh
Are you passionate about performing arts? Check out the new “English PLUS Festivals” programme offered by BSC Edinburgh!
 
In August, during the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe, Edinburgh becomes the global centre of performing arts. With your teachers, you will attend multiple shows, participate in professional workshops and acquire specific language skills related to the cultural industry.
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ESL - New programmes
10/02/2017
New school and residence in the centre of Brighton
We are happy to announce that Kings is opening a new school in the trendiest seaside city in the UK. Be among the first ones to experience brand new facilities, engaging programmes and the option to live in an on-site residence!
 
With language courses all year round, Kings Brighton offers unique programmes, such as an “English Plus Business and Digital Media” course, combining English learning while developing new creative and marketing skills in one of the most thriving hubs in the world.
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ESL - New programmes
10/01/2017
New destinations to study languages after 30
If you are over 30, professionally active and looking to make the most of your holiday, refresh your language skills with ESL!
 
We offer programmes especially designed for students in their thirties, and have recently added new destinations to our portfolio: Berlin, New York…
 
Boost you career and your social skills with ESL... there’s always room for knowledge!
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ESL - New programmes
21/06/2016
Full immersion at the teacher’s home!
Make the most of your holidays by living and studying with a language teacher.

Check out our courses in England, in Ireland or in France and accelerate your progress with this intensive programme tailor-made for you.

Available for young learners from 7 to 17 years, alone or with a friend.
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ESL - New programmes
10/03/2016
NEW: English + Football in Manchester
Thanks to this new summer camp, you can have football training sessions but also English classes in the Manchester City stadium facilities. Get your studs!
 
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ESL - New programmes
08/01/2016
Nouveau : Learn Spanish in Montevideo!
Do you want to discover a unique country in Latin America? How about a welcoming and appealing city? Our Academia Uruguay partner school in Montevideo offers a new opportunity to learn Spanish, immersed in a captivating universe.
 
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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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