Adults, Unique benefits

Unique benefits

Unique benefits

Free, personalised advice

A language study stay should be perfectly organised and meet your expectations, learning objectives and personal wishes to a T. That’s why the advice of ESL's experienced professionals can be a huge help. Don't hesitate to call us for telephone advice or to make an appointment to come and discuss your plan. We'll provide you with extra information, explain the differences between the schools that interest you, answer all of your questions and calculate the price of the options you're choosing between. These appointments are absolutely free and imply no obligation on your behalf.

Quality guarantee

We've been working with most of our partner schools for many years. Our regular contact with the schools, numerous on-site visits and the invaluable feedback of our students help us ensure the quality of all partner schools.


ESL partner schools welcome students from all over the world, and the mix changes throughout the year. This cultural diversity is crucial because you’ll not only have the chance to meet people from all over the world, but you’ll also be communicating with them in the language you’re learning, rather than your own. Thanks to our international presence, ESL can contribute to a school’s nationality mix by sending students from many different countries.

Our prices

Our prices are equivalent to the schools' original prices, meaning that they're exactly the same prices that you would pay if you were to enrol directly at the school. No surcharge or administrative fees are applied. In addition, you save yourself numerous administrative steps and benefit from ESL's assistance at all times, before, during and after your stay. We guarantee you the lowest price with a refund of the difference if you find a lower price elsewhere.

Our prices are published in foreign currencies and unless otherwise stated, they will be converted according to the exchange rate of the day the invoice is sent (4 to 5 weeks prior to departure). We also offer you the option to pay in foreign currencies.

Option of paying in a foreign currency

Unless you request otherwise, we will invoice you in pounds sterling according to the exchange rate on the day the invoice is issued. If you would rather pay in the local currency of the school where you will study, please let us know at the time of booking. 

Personalised price quotes in pounds sterling

In order to give you a precise idea of the cost of your language study stay and the opportunity to compare different destinations, we'll send you free, personalised and detailed price quotes in pounds sterling. You can think things over at home, at your leisure, while having all the necessary information at hand to make your decision.

Booking of your accommodation (various options)

ESL offers a range of accommodation options, including the best host families, selected with care and inspected regularly; student residences or shared apartments. Depending on your destination, you will have a choice ranging from the comfort of a hotel to the freedom of a studio. We have something for all preferences and budgets.

Organising your trip

We work closely with a trusted travel provider that can offer tickets anywhere in the world at competitive prices. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for more details. If you mention it on your enrolment form, we will put you in contact with our partner travel agent.

Documents for obtaining a visa

Do I need a visa? What steps do I need to follow? Where do I have to apply for my visa? We'll guide you throughout these administrative steps and provide you with all the necessary documents for obtaining your visa.

Free evaluation of your language level

The majority of language schools divide students into groups based on current ability with the target language. This is vital in order to feel at ease and progress consistently. It's also what will make the course effective and interesting. Consequently, all of the schools offer an evaluation test during the first day or before arrival. ESL also offers this service during your consultancy interview, if you so wish. This is very useful if you want to take a certificate preparation or business course for which it is necessary to have a specific minimum level.

Free flights & special offers

Thanks to the professional relationships we maintain within the travel industry, we regularly offer free flights to some locations. At any time of the year, book a 12, 24 or 36-week language course in a number of destinations in Europe and the USA, and get free return flights offered by ESL. New special offers are added to our website throughout the year so visit regularly and contact us to find out more.

Free cancellation insurance pending exam results

For practical reasons (flight, visa, accommodation), it's ideal to enrol in a language study stay as far in advance as possible. Many students find themselves held up in carrying out the steps on time when awaiting exam results. Conscious of this situation, we offer cancellation insurance free of charge which allows you to put your plans in place without worrying about the consequences in case of an exam failure. In other words, you can enrol without risk in a language study stay and if you're no longer in a position to travel abroad because of your exam results, you'll get your money back, or we'll postpone the course.

ESL promotions and special offers

Throughout the year, ESL offers special discounts on your language stay. Take advantage of our exclusive promotions by booking your programme in advance or with a friend or family member (the destination/school doesn’t have to be the same). Check our website regularly or contact us to stay informed about our partner schools’ special offers, and travel at the best prices available on the market.


For groups of 10 students or more, we offer language courses at very competitive rates. Group courses are ideal for A-level or GSCE classes who would benefit from a language immersion course to experience the language in its context. These courses are available to all groups, for example work colleagues or members of an evening course, as long as participants are at a similar level. Please contact us for more information.

Information days

ESL – Language Travel will be out and about in London. Come and meet us at one of our information days in your area.


  1. Star Agency Europe

    ESL – Language Travel won Star Agency Western Europe for the fifth time at the 2016 ST Star Awards. 


    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.


    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.


    In 2017, 96% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 


    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  


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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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