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Long term study in immersion: Quality of schools

ESL Accreditations

We believe that the quality of our services should be, first and foremost, measured by the satisfaction of our customers, but many international organisations have also chosen to place their trust in us and officially certify our language travel programmes:

English UK partner agency

ESL - 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 

Business English UK partner agency

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

Quality English partner agency

ESL - 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.

SALTA

ESL - 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.

ALTO

ESL - 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.

STM Star Awards

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

IALC partner agency

ESL - 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.

WYSE Travel Confederation

ESL - 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 - 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.

Label of quality for Swiss tourism (Level 1)

ESL - 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.

ICEF

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

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

Hannelore V.

Bournemouth is a pleasant city with a nice beach, lots of sports facilities and beautiful gardens. My two-weeks stay was a great experience. I took classes at Kings. This school has a very good reputation and its teaching staff is very professional and friendly. Here I was able to practise my English with native speakers. I find it important to use my English in real-life situations since the language is becoming increasingly important internationally and in interdisciplinary contexts. I stayed with a British host family, something I really recommend. In retrospect, I would even recommend attending a summer school at a younger age, for instance, during one's last high-school year. ESL really helped me along in my decision-making and I gained great confidence in this organization. I had a most unforgettable experience and would not hesitate repeating it!

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Irene Moreno Ibáñez

This has been such an incredible new experience for me… it’s surpassed my expectations and I’m hardly ever home! I’m really liking the course at St. Giles International. My teacher is pretty energetic which is really nice because it livens up the class and helps you feel less embarrassed to speak up.

New York offers so many cultural and entertainment options. I participate in as many of the activities organised by the school as I can; for example, we went to the Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets baseball game, and I thought it was something interesting and different.

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Guillermo Perdiguero Ruiz

I wanted to study here at Kings to improve not only my level of general English, but also my knowledge of legal English. Holding a degree both in business administration and management and in law, I believe that studying here is an opportunity to further my legal career.

On one hand, during the classes we learned a considerable amount of new terms and vocabulary, which are clearly important from many points of view: from the perspective of someone seeking to pass a specific exam or to someone who simply wishes to improve their CV or learn general English for daily life.

On the other hand, the shared apartments that belong to Kings are just a few minutes away and the perfect convenience for someone interested in studying here. In addition to its privileged nearby location and having every necessary service, the living spaces are new and perfectly equipped for daily use.

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