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ESL, sponsor of, introduces itself on this page. ESL – Language studies abroad has been specialised in the organisation of language courses abroad for over 10 years.

With a selection of accredited and renowned schools in over 40 countries around the world, ESL offers to students tailor-made education, designed to their needs and desires. In fact, students have the opportunity to choose among a large choice of language courses. For each language, official exam preparation courses are also available, taking into account the student’s level. Wishing to answer to the specific needs of everyone, ESL – Language studies abroad has implemented several programmes. The offer ranges from juniors and teenagers programmes, through to business language courses for professionals, as well as the new offers for people over 50 years old and the unique Gap Year programme; ESL thus ensures custom travel planning, completed by competent and personalised advice services, therefore offering quality study abroad.

For more information on the offered languages, please follow the links below:

ESL – Language studies abroad: study plans

Holiday courses for juniors and teenagers

ESL – Language studies abroad believes that total immersion in a foreign country is the best way for juniors from 8 years old and teenagers up to the age of 17 to learn a foreign language and this, in a fun environment, allowing them to gain confidence in themselves and in their language practice. Partner schools propose language courses at all levels during motivating classes with dynamic teachers, especially designed to stimulate and inspire young students. A range of safe and attractive language course destinations has been especially selected for our young students. Whatever their choice, during the afternoon they will find a wide selection of varied and exciting sports and cultural activities, allowing them to meet new people and discover the real culture of the country and its inhabitants. Supervision is ensured on a 24/7 basis by staff with substantial experience of working with young foreign students. With language study stays lasting from two weeks and carried out in one of the English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Chinese language schools, students will be able to improve on their chosen language through oral practice, resulting in a very good understanding of the foreign language and clear expression. They will even certainly thank their parents for their unforgettable language-learning experience.

Language courses abroad for adults and students from 17 years of age

Learning a language abroad is a real opportunity to learn more efficiently and to be integrated in a city’s lifestyle and culture. Indeed, as believed by ESL – Language studies abroad, it’s only in complete immersion that students have the best chances to learn and practice a foreign language.
In this context, ESL offers a large choice of destinations and the opportunity for young and more mature adults to plan their trip according to their expectations and objectives. A selection of language schools of good reputation put emphasis on the practice of speaking, which is essential, just as learning the written language is. Participants can choose a suitable type of language courses among a large choice. But obtaining certificates is also important, because they indicate one’s language level and have world-wide recognition, representing an important tool for the future. That is why ESL’s renowned language schools offer preparation courses to the official exams for the various certificates available in different languages. Accommodation abroad is also a very important aspect of any language studies. Therefore, specially selected institutions guarantee high quality accommodation for everyone. Students are simply required to choose the most suitable type of accommodation for themselves, between host families, residential accommodation, school campus, hotels or apartments; there is even an option to exclude accommodation.

Business language courses

ESL – Language studies abroad introduces its business language program, ideal for professionals who want to boost their career. The aim of the business courses is to provide high-quality, tailor-made language courses abroad making sure to suit personal schedule and requirements of working professionals. Precisely, businessmen require learning as much as possible in a minimum amount of time – time is precious! For this reason, ESL has selected the best language training centres for executives, professionals, managing directors and young employees. Rightly, with the executive courses, their needs can be clearly defined and their goals reached more efficiently. But as the saying goes, “work hard – play hard”! Learning a foreign language abroad is also an excellent opportunity to dedicate time to one’s hobbies and to make unexpected discoveries. ESL – Language studies abroad is convinced that leisure activities and outings represent an integral part of a successful language study stay. That is why language schools for professionals offer a programme completed by cultural and sports activities.

Gap Year – Long-term language studies abroad

The perfect solution for anyone who wants a real, bilingual adventure! Offers include long-term language programs, internships, voluntary work, paid jobs and career training opportunities.
The Gap Year programmes are made up of selected courses and schools for long-term stays. They include quarterly, semi-annual and annual courses. In some places, students can also take part in internships or volunteering, and even paid jobs.

ESL Club 50: Language studies abroad for over 50s

Designed specifically for people 50 years and over, ESL’s Club 50 also offers the baby boomers and young retirees the opportunity to learn and improve a language abroad, surrounded by people of the same generation. Alone, in couple or between friends, ESL Club 50 offers seniors and retirees the opportunity to meet new people from different countries and to stay in complete immersion, offering the ideal environment to learn a language and discover a country. ESL Club 50 carefully selected for people over 50 years of age fabulous destinations, but also renowned schools presenting attractive language courses, focusing primarily on the practice of speaking. The courses, offered in the morning, leave time in the afternoon to enjoy planned excursions, sports or cultural activities, and to relax and enjoy delicious traditional dishes in the evening. Whether one wishes to study German, English, Spanish, French, Italian or Mandarin, where it is spoken, ESL Club 50 offers a safe and ideal destination according to one’s needs and expectations.

For further information, please contact ESL – Language studies abroad at or visit the website:

Below is also a list of the main ESL offices across the world.


MONTREUX (Head office)
ESL – Séjours linguistiques
Grand-Rue 50
Case postale 1204
CH-1820 Montreux 1
Tel: +41 (0) 21 962 88 80
Fax: +41 (0) 21 962 88 81
ESL – Séjours linguistiques
Rue de Chantepoulet 23
CH-1201 Genève
Tel: +41 (0) 22 716 09 80
Fax: +41 (0) 22 716 09 81
ESL – Séjour linguistiques
Escaliers du Grand Pont 7 (Place de l'Europe)
CH-1003 Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0) 21 345 90 20
Fax: +41 (0) 21 345 90 29
ESL – Sprachaufenthalte
Seehofstrasse 3
CH-8008 Zürich
Tel: +41 (0) 44 397 17 00
Fax: +41 (0) 44 397 17 01
ESL – Sprachaufenthalte
Barfüsserplatz 3 (Eingang Falknerstrasse)
CH-4051 Basel
Tel: +41 (0) 61 271 91 71
Fax: +41 (0) 61 271 91 72
ESL – Sprachaufenthalte
Neuengasse 24
CH-3011 Bern
Tel: +41 (0) 31 311 85 90
Fax: +41 (0) 31 311 85 91
ESL – Sprachaufenthalte
Grendelstrasse 15
CH-6004 Luzern
Tel: +41 (0) 41 410 80 44
Fax: +41 (0) 41 410 47 84
ESL – Sprachaufenthalte
Neugasse 46
CH-9000 St. Gallen
Tel: +41 (0) 71 244 90 80
Fax: +41 (0) 71 244 90 81
ESL – Soggiorni linguistici
Viale Portone 4a
CH-6500 Bellinzona
Tel: +41 (0) 91 825 25 52
Fax: +41 (0) 91 825 25 57
ESL – Soggiorni linguistici
Via Cattedrale 9
CH-6900 Lugano
Tel: +41 91 924 90 90
Fax: +41 91 924 90 91
ESL – Soggiorni linguistici
Via della Posta 6
CH-6600 Locarno
Tel: +41 (0) 91 751 22 11
Fax: +41 (0) 91 751 42 00


ESL – Séjours linguistiques
Rue de l'hôtel Colbert 14
FR-75005 Paris
Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 42 10 12
Fax: +33 (0) 1 43 26 11 03
ESL – Séjours linguistiques
1 Rue Phillipe II
L-2340 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 27 99 01-88
Fax: +352 27 99 01-89
ESL – Séjours linguistiques
Rue du Rouleau 29
Boîte 12
B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 203 59 91
Fax: +32 2 203 28 13
ESL – Sprachreisen
Sendlingerstr. 24
D-80331 München
Tel: +49 89 232 391 60
Fax: +49 89 232 391 610
ESL – Sprachreisen
Zieglergasse 3
A-1070 Wien
Tel: +43 1 522 7000
Fax: +43 1 522 7000-70
ESL – Soggiorni linguistici
Via della Braida 10
I-20122 Milano (MI)
Tel: +39 02 89 05 84 44
Fax: +39 02 89 05 85 31
ESL – Idiomas en el extranjero
Apartado 0832-00119,
World Trade Center Multicentro, local # 122, piso1
Panamá, República de Panamá
Tel: +507 390 92 80
Fax: +507 390 92 81
ESL – Idiomas en el extranjero
Calle Princesa 2
7 Puerta 6
E-28008 Madrid
Tel : + 34 91 115 04 41
Fax : +34 91 115 01 56
ESL – Språkutbildning utomlands
Vegagatan 27
S-413 11 Göteborg
Tel: +46 (0) 31 24 84 36
Fax: +46 (0) 31 24 84 36
ESL Education
s.r.o. Šafaříkova 24
CZ-12000 Praha
Tel: +420 222 251 500
Fax: +420 222 250 998

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