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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

Andrea Quattrone

I decided to go on a language trip to Newcastle upon Tyne with ESL and now I can say that it was one of the best choices I have ever made. I learned about ESL online; at first, I was very impressed by their website’s precision, and then, by the staff’s availability and professionalism. They were all extremely helpful and precise in clarifying all my doubts!

In the beginning, I went on this trip just to improve my English knowledge and skills, but it soon became one of the best ways to strengthen incredible relationships. I am still very close to some of the people I met during my stay and I really would like to develop these friendships in the future and take them as good excuses to travel more.

Anyone can say that England is a truly unique country, but going there is the only way to deeply understand this statement. The habits, the breakfast, the buildings… there are so many things to discover. And British people are so enthusiastic that they make you feel warm even in a place that isn’t!

The weekend excursions were my favourite thing! Edinburgh, the Lake District, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter’s one!)… The moments I spent in these places were truly unforgettable!

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María Bautista Villaverde

Learning French at the Institut Européen de Français was a great experience. I refreshed my French and got ready for my third Erasmus term. Classes are interactive and practical. Life in Montpellier is quiet, but – as it’s a student town – there is always something to do.

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Ana Briones Gallego

In October, I took an English course in Byron Bay, a small city in Australia, in the region of New South Wales. This experience was absolutely incredible. Byron is a very special place; the pace of life is relaxed, people are really nice and the surroundings are amazing. I spent most of my free time at the beach, where I could see dolphins and whales, only a few meters away from the coast. The main sport here is surf, so even if you’ve never tried, you have to give it a go. At night, there are many bars with live music. The school is very welcoming and all teachers are always helpful. I recommend Byron Bay as a destination, as it’s really similar to paradise! You will learn English whilst feeling constantly on holiday!

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