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Young Learners (aged 8-17)

It’s never too early to see the world and a language stay is the way to go!

Language programmes for children and teenagers (8 - 17 years old)

Yes, young students tend to be sponge-like and therefore faster language learners. But do you know how to boost this ability? By making the learning process a real ADVENTURE! Dynamic lessons, new international friends and fun activities… the excitement never ends! Will it be an English and surf course? Or a French and horse riding programme? Or how about Spanish and dancing? You decide! What’s more, you can also choose to learn more unusual languages such as Japanese or Korean!

Why go on a Junior language course abroad?

By enrolling in one of our Junior courses, young learners will:

  • Learn to communicate in a new language on a daily basis
  • Make friends from all over the world and thus acquire essential social and intercultural skills
  • Enjoy fun and active classes taught by experienced native instructors
  • Have the time of their lives thanks to our carefully planned activity programme
  • Develop a never-ending sense of curiosity and global awareness

More about our language courses abroad for kids and teens

Over 25 years of experience has taught us that children and teenagers require very specific and tailor-made programmes. This is why aside from offering numerous activity choices, we only work with language schools that offer lively and age-adapted lessons; we select accommodation options very carefully and make sure all adults involved are well trained and provide suitable supervision; and last but not least, we guarantee every aspect of our young learners’ language courses abroad focuses on creating a fun and sociable environment – the perfect setting to create unforgettable friendships! 

Why choose ESL for a Junior language course abroad?

Our vast experience working with young learners has allowed us to develop very specific courses that guarantee active learning in a safe and constantly supervised environment. If you book one of our Junior courses, you will receive the following free services:

  • An expert advisor who will guide you through the best options for children and teenagers
  • A choice of accommodation options such as host families or supervised student residences
  • Support for your travel arrangements – our team is here to offer help with flights, documentation etc.
  • Personalised and extensive suggestions as to what to combine the language course with – our Language PLUS courses  
  • Information on our special offers and discounts so as to make sure you maximise your budget


Want to know more? Get in touch and let us fill you in! Alternatively, you can also find more information on our free brochure.

Our students often ask:

How long are ESL’s language courses for children and teens?

At ESL, we can tailor your child’s language course to the length of their choosing, but typically a junior language programme will last between 1 to 9 weeks. Our High School programmes are longer, and teens can choose to stay for one semester or up to one year.

How many people will be in one language class?

At our partner schools, children will be in a class with 15 participants maximum, meaning they’ll benefit from some personalised help from the teacher and make fast progress with their language skills. Smaller groups also encourage children to chat with all of their peers, making close friends and developing communication skills.

What does the cost of the junior language course include?

A junior language course from ESL will include language study, full-board accommodation, plus any activities or excursions that are explicitly mentioned in the study programme. However, there may be additional activities that incur an additional cost. We also recommend that students bring $100 of pocket money per week to cover additional activities, phone credit, snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and any other costs.

Do you have further questions about studying abroad with ESL?

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.
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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