Long term study in immersion: English in the City

This is a new programme with an innovative proposal: to be in direct contact and interact with the locals of the town you've chosen for you language stay! Get firsthand information that’s usually not available to students, and communicate in a relaxed and natural way with the people on-site!

The course

The programme includes two modules:

- The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon.

- The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists. 
By applying the skills acquired in the morning during the class in the afternoon in a relaxed atmosphere, you will gain proficiency and complement your academic knowledge with plenty of genuine phrases and vocabulary related to the culture and the history of the place.
ESL - English in the City

English in the City

In small groups with other international students, you'll conduct surveys on the street, interview people working in emblematic places or visit monuments to discover what’s behind the scenes – exciting missions!  Furthermore, you'll be able to attend lectures or presentations on the most varied fields of local business life.
This way, you'll get original, unusual and maybe even confidential information while interacting with various members of the local population. You'll soon notice your vocabulary becoming richer and your oral and written expression improving, plus, of course, highly improved oral comprehension. The interactive part of this practical experience will bring you a lot of pleasure – it’s English and fun for real! Enjoy authentic immersion in the real world: the local life of your host town.

The practical part takes 10 hours per week.
ESL - English in the City


  • Deep knowledge of your host town
  • Acquisition of essential language skills
  • Development of your ability to speak fluently
  • Direct interaction with locals in English
  • Practical application of the language in action
ESL - English in the City

About the programme

  • Course: 20 classes of standard English/week in the morning
  • English in the City: 10 hours/week in the afternoon
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Start of the programme: every Monday, all year long
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Students per class: max.15
  • Minimum level: lower intermediate (A2-B1)
The “English in the City” programme is offered in the following destinations: