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Accreditations and memberships

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

This label resulted from a merger of two of the most important quality control bodies, ARELS and BASELT. ESL – Language Travel is an official agent of English UK.
 
Membership conditions are as follows:

  • High quality teaching
  • Qualified teachers
  • Detailed programmes
  • Carefully chosen host families
  • Students from diverse backgrounds

 

www.englishuk.com

esl english uk partner agency accreditation
Business English UK partner agency

ESL – Language Studies Abroad is an official agent for dedicated business language training centres in the UK.

www.businessenglishuk.org.uk

 

esl business english uk partner agency accreditation
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.

www.quality-english.com

esl quality english partner agency accreditation
ALTO Association of Language Travel Organisations

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.

www.altonet.org

esl alto accreditation
Study Travel Magazine Star Awards

ESL – Language Studies Abroad has been repeatedly voted “Star Agency Europe” by thousands of language schools around the world. 

 

esl stm star awards accreditation
IALC International Association of Language Centres partner agency

This association brings together more than 80 independent language schools with the same quality standards. These are submitted to regular inspections.

www.ialc.org

esl ialc partner agency accreditation
WYSE Work Abroad Association

This association brings together companies 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.

 

esl wyse work abroad association accreditation
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.

www.swisstourfed.ch

esl label of quality for swiss tourism accreditation
ICEF

ESL – Language Studies Abroad has been recognised by the world leader in event organisation for international education professionals.

 

 

esl icef accreditation
Partner Schools Quality Labels

Offering excellent service and recognised by quality control entities, our partner schools are experts in what they do. Presenting you with only the highest quality schools on the market, we’ve spent the past 20 years choosing and continuing to follow up with our partner schools to ensure their consistent excellent quality.

The American Association of Intensive English Programs

This association exercises the function of national professional association regarding English language schools. It brings together the schools working according to a quality charter.

www.aaiep.org

esl aaiep accreditation
ACCET

This association provides institutional accreditation for organisations whose primary function is for educational purposes and also for organisations offering continuing education. ACCET accredits non-collegiate continuing education and training organisations throughout the United States as well as programmes abroad. ACCET is similar to the British Council in the UK, visiting all their accredited schools every 3 years. The schools accredited by ACCET are among the best in the USA.

www.accet.org

esl accet accreditation
ACPET Australian Council for Private Education and Training

ACPET is an association of independent providers of education services and/or of higher education for Australian and international students.

www.acpet.edu.au

esl acpet accreditation
ALTO Association of Language Travel Organisations

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.

www.altonet.org

esl alto accreditation
ASILS Association of schools of Italian as a second language

This association brings together the best schools teaching Italian in Italy. Its aim is to manage the commercial and didactic competence of member schools and to enforce European quality standards in the linguistic field.

www.asils.it

esl asils accreditation
BAC British Accreditation Council

This accreditation is responsible for maintaining academic standards for higher education and specialised studies in Great Britain. It pays particular attention to foreign students.

www.the-bac.org

esl bac accreditation
British Council

This British governmental organisation examines and determines the quality of language schools.

www.britishcouncil.org

 

esl british council accreditation
Business English UK partner agency

ESL – Language Studies Abroad is an official agent for dedicated business language training centres in the UK.

www.businessenglishuk.org.uk

 

esl business english uk partner agency accreditation
CEELE

This association stemming from the University of Alcalá is the symbol of quality guarantee for Spanish schools in Spain. All ESL partner schools have successfully passed the CEELE inspection.

 

esl ceele accreditation
EAQUALS Excellence in Language Education

This Pan-European association brings together all service providers concerned with language teaching, with the aim of securing the quality of the service providers in the private and public economies.

www.eaquals.org

esl eaquals accreditation
EduSa Education South Africa

Previously known as ELTASA (English language Travel Association of South Africa), EduSA is now a sub-sector of SAYTC (South African Youth and Travel Confederation) and brings together actors of the language travel industry in South Africa. It aims to promote and encourage growth in the sector by guaranteeing the quality and professionalism of its members.

www.edusouthafrica.com

esl edusa accreditation
ELICOS English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

Only schools meeting quality criteria are accredited by this official Australian label.

http://www.elicos.com/

esl elicos accreditation
English Australia

This official Australian label accredits only schools fulfilling certain quality criteria.

www.englishaustralia.com.au

 

esl english australia accreditation
English New Zealand

This federation, which brings together private, accredited schools teaching English, is recognized by the New Zealand Department of Education.

www.englishnewzealand.co.nz

esl english new zealand accreditation
English UK partner agency

This label resulted from a merger of two of the most important quality control bodies, ARELS and BASELT. ESL – Language Travel is an official agent of English UK.
 
Membership conditions are as follows:

  • High quality teaching
  • Qualified teachers
  • Detailed programmes
  • Carefully chosen host families
  • Students from diverse backgrounds

 

www.englishuk.com

esl english uk partner agency accreditation
FaDaF

This national organisation guarantees the quality of the teaching body and content of German as a foreign language lessons given in Germany’s schools and universities.

www.fadaf.de

esl fadaf accreditation
FELTOM Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta

Based in Malta, this federation only recognises patented and eminent schools.

www.feltom.com

 

esl feltom accreditation
FIYTO Federation of International Youth Travel Organizations

This association has been in existence for 50 years and is the largest and most influential organisation in the domain of youth travel. FIYTO counts approximately 350 members, spread throughout 60 countries.

 

esl fiyto accreditation
FLE

In France, this quality label, put in place by the CIEP (Centre International d'Études Pédagogiques), from now on allows foreign students to identify and recognise French language schools guaranteeing an excellent quality of teaching. The FLE assurance of quality is issued to language schools which meet a number of criteria, also entitling them to be featured in the directory established by the CIEP.

www.qualitefle.fr

esl fle accreditation
IALC International Association of Language Centres partner agency

This association brings together more than 80 independent language schools with the same quality standards. These are submitted to regular inspections.

www.ialc.org

esl ialc partner agency accreditation
ICEF

ESL – Language Studies Abroad has been recognised by the world leader in event organisation for international education professionals.

 

 

esl icef accreditation
Instituto Cervantes

The Cervantes Institute is a public institution which was founded in Spain in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.

www.cervantes.es

esl instituto cervantes accreditation
IH International House

International federation of regularly inspected schools that work according to quality criteria of a high standard.

www.ihworld.com

 

esl international house accreditation
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.

www.swisstourfed.ch

esl label of quality for swiss tourism accreditation
Languages Canada

The Languages Canada objective is to guarantee that its members provide high-quality services

www.languagescanada.ca

 

esl languages canada accreditation
MEI Marketing English in Ireland

This association brings together Irish schools teaching English. Members of MEI are also recognised by the Irish Department of Education.

www.mei.ie

esl mei accreditation
NEAS

Australian national governmental accreditation organisation for the recognition of educational institutions. The objective of this organisation is to guarantee the teaching quality of English language schools.

www.neas.org.au

esl neas accreditation
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.

www.quality-english.com

esl quality english partner agency accreditation
Relsa Recognised English Language Schools Association

This association brings together Irish schools teaching English. The members of RELSA are also recognised by the Irish Department of Education.

 

esl relsa accreditation
Study Travel Magazine Star Awards

ESL – Language Studies Abroad has been repeatedly voted “Star Agency Europe” by thousands of language schools around the world. 

 

esl stm star awards accreditation
WYSE Work Abroad Association

This association brings together companies 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.

 

esl wyse work abroad association accreditation
Why choose your next journey with ESL
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Top-rated and award-winning agency

Our free and personalised services are consistently top-rated on Google, and 97% of our clients recommend us to their friends and relatives. In addition, ESL is a Lifetime Award winner after being voted Best Agency in Europe 5 times at the ST Star Awards.  

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Best price guarantee

Get the price difference refunded if you find a better deal for the same programme with another agency or directly with the school.  

  

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Free counselling and A-Z services

Our teams are experts in language travel and their experience in the industry is both professional and personal. Our free and personalised services go beyond the pre-departure stage – our counsellors will be at your disposal before, during and after your stay. 

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Quality control

We select partner language schools according to strict criteria – high-quality facilities, small class sizes at a range of levels, great location, first-class teaching and an exciting activities program, among other aspects. We regularly visit partner schools as it is very important for us to maintain a strong relationship with our partners and to keep up with local developments.   

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Thousands of student reviews

We systematically gather opinions and reviews from thousands of students who chose ESL to go abroad. All reviews are thoroughly checked to ensure authenticity and are added to our school pages so as to provide future students with first-hand details and facts.  

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A wide range of quality accommodation options

Our portfolio also includes a large variety of accommodation types, so we can offer each one of our students the most suitable option. From homestays and student residences to private and shared apartments, all our accommodation types are carefully selected for a comfortable and convenient experience abroad.   

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