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Live abroad (2+ months)

Learn a language, live new experiences & change your life forever

Take the time to learn a new language abroad

Our long-term courses are as varied as they are efficient in providing rapid learning progress! Living and learning a language for an extended period of time in a different country to your own opens the door to a plethora of new experiences and expands your comfort zone. Ready to start your adventure?

Long-term language courses

We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of courses. Whatever your age, goals and level, we have a course for you!

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Exam Preparation courses

An official language certificate is a key asset. Its advantages include standing out from the crowd in a sea of job applicants, enabling you to get a fulfilling job at an international company or being able to opt out of the language test to enter university abroad. Our ESL partner schools have plenty of experience in preparing students to obtain official language certificates. Among their course selection, you can choose specific exam preparation courses to give you all the confidence you need on the big day.

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Blended Learning

More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!

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General courses

It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!

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Professional diplomas

Get a certificate or diploma through exciting vocational training in specific fields of study like business or health and beauty. Studying in your target language is the perfect way to achieve fluency in different real-life contexts and, at the end of your stay, you’ll have a distinguished diploma as a testament to your hard work!

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Courses for 30+

These courses offer a more mature study environment than a standard adult language course (which is available to anyone aged 30 or over). If you need English mainly for the less formal areas of professional life, as opposed to for a specific professional goal, this course is a great fit.

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Course + Work experience

These programmes combine a general language course with an internship, a paid job or a volunteering programme. Putting your language skills to the test in a real-world situation is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result!

Our students often ask:

If I need a visa for my course, will ESL handle it?

ESL can help you with the process of obtaining a visa, as this will depend on the country you plan on visiting and the length of your stay. For example, if you hold an EU passport you will not need a visa to study in the EU, and most countries – excluding Russia, Egypt and China – allow for stays of up to 12 weeks as a tourist. However, you will be responsible for paying any visa fees.

How long will I spend abroad on ESL’s language course?

On a long-term language program, you’ll immerse yourself in language learning every day, as you adapt to living in a new country. Our courses can be personalised according to your preference, so you can spend as little as three months or as long as one year studying abroad.

How many people will be in my language course with me?

Typically, language classes will not include more than 15 students – the average is 8 to 12. In these classes, you’ll benefit from some personalised help from the teacher and get to practice your skills in smaller groups.

Do you have further questions about studying abroad with ESL?

Why choose your next journey with ESL
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.
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.
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.
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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