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ESL Accreditations

ESL Accreditations

ESL Accreditations

Although we believe that customer satisfaction is the best measure of the quality of our services, numerous international organisations have also chosen to put their confidence in us and officially certify our study abroad programmes:

English UK partner agency

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - 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

Business English UK partner agency

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - Business English UK partner agency
ESL – Language Travel is an official agent for executive language training centres in the UK.

Quality English partner agency

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - Quality English partner agency
ESL – Language Travel is an official agent of Quality English. This label is only accessible to independent schools with an excellent reputation that offer high quality programmes satisfying demanding criteria.


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.


ESL - ESL Accreditations  - ALTO
This association brings together language travel organisations that comply with its demanding quality charter. It has members in 30 countries over 5 continents.

STM Star Awards

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - STM Star Awards
ESL – Language Travel has been repeatedly awarded “Star Agency Western Europe” award by several thousand language schools around the world. 

IALC partner agency

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - IALC partner agency
IALC is an association of more than 80 exceptional independent language schools.

WYSE Travel Confederation

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - WYSE Travel Confederation
With 350 members in 60 different countries, WYSE has been the biggest and most influential organisation in the field of youth travel for more than 50 years.

WYSE Work Abroad Association

ESL - ESL Accreditations  - WYSE Work Abroad Association
As well as setting high quality standards for its members, this association works in partnership with local 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)
ESL – Language Travel has fulfilled all necessary conditions to achieve level 1 of the Label of Quality for Swiss tourism, which was created 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 - ESL Accreditations  - ICEF
ESL – Language Travel has been recognised by ICEF, the world leader in event organisation for international education professionals.

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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