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Discover your full potential Speaking a foreign language opens up a world of opportunities. It creates new relationships and career paths and allows you to discover new horizons and ways of thinking. But whatever anyone may tell you, learning a language takes time. Our Gap Experience programmes offer excellent-value longer stays in thrilling destinations around the world. There’s no better way to become fluent! By combining long-term language studies with something extra, whether it be a language certificate for your CV, a volunteer experience or a specific activity or sport, you’ll be able to make the most of your time in full immersion. Our innovative vocational training courses will give you the skill set you need for a bright future.

This is the perfect time to explore the world on your own terms, while gaining skills that will stay with you for a lifetime. There is simply no faster, more rewarding way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. If you want to take a gap year or enjoy your freedom before entering the job world, these programmes will give you much more than just a language course. Request a personalised and free interview with us, and we’ll help you turn your dreams into a reality and make the most out of your Gap Experience abroad. Take this opportunity to discover your full potential! Johan van Wegen Regional Manager


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ENGLAND

IRELAND AND NORTHEN IRELAND

U N I T E D S TAT E S

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AUSTRALIA

CANADA

M A LTA

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

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NEW ZEALAND SOUTH AFRICA

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GERMANY

FRANCE

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ENGLISH

SPANISH

PA N A M A ARGENTINA

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PERU MEXICO

JAPANESE AND KOREAN

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WHY CHOOSE ESL?

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OVER 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

ONLY THE BEST LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE

ESL’s privileged relationship with our partner schools means more peace of mind for you. We’ve been organising language studies abroad for over 20 years, placing thousands of students all over the world and creating strong local relationships in the process.

In addition to academic excellence and a positive environment, a partner school must provide small class sizes at a range of levels, a great location, modern facilities and accommodation, first-class teaching and an exciting activities programme (and much more). All of our partners are accredited by reputed national and international quality control agencies.

MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING AGENCY

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At the Study Star Travel Awards, ESL has been voted “Star Agency Western Europe” 5 times, entitling us to the “Lifetime Award”, which recognises excellent service provided by professionals in the language travel industry.

Every decision taken within ESL is considered in terms of sustainability because ESL believes passionately in sustainable development.

CLIENT SATISFACTION

QUALITY CONTROL AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

More than half of our new students contact us after a recommendation from a friend or relative. Last year, 97% of our students said they would recommend ESL.

You can trust our team to have the latest information. Maintaining a strong relationship with our partners through regular visits enables us to keep up with local developments. What’s more, many members of our ESL team take language courses at our partner schools themselves!

FULL SUPPORT No matter how long your stay, our multilingual team are here to ensure you have a memorable experience. In the unlikely event that anything should go wrong during your time away, we’re here for you.

We guarantee the lowest prices on all adult courses. If you find the same programme cheaper directly with the school or with another agency, we’ll refund 100% of the difference.

UNIQUE PROGRAMMES Using feedback from students and based on our educational background, we can offer you innovative and unique programmes, designed to take you to the next level. Thanks to the communicative method used in the classroom, you will improve both your language and soft skills.

Meet the team in any of our offices for a free consultation with no obligation to buy. Alternatively, come and meet us at a language or education fair near you or at one of the various conferences we hold all over the world. ESL · A world of languages

BEST PRICE GUARANTEE

ONE-TO-ONE SERVICE IN OUR LOCAL OFFICES

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TYPES OF COURSES

With the considerable boost that language knowledge can give your career and the soft skills that you’ll develop, these programmes are a superb investment in your future. They have been specially developed in partnership with first-class language schools and colleges. Whatever your individual needs and goals, we have a course for you.

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STANDARD OR INTENSIVE GENERAL COURSES Develop well-rounded skills by studying a structured language course over a number of months. These popular programmes offer you the chance to make rapid progress towards fluency, while enjoying total cultural immersion. You will progress upwards through multiple levels and gain a broad general and working vocabulary, enabling you to accurately discuss a wide range of topics with ease. With the ability to speak, listen, read and write in the language, you will have lifelong assets that will open the world to you, both personally and professionally.

ELECTIVE COURSES

EXAM PREPARATION COURSES Employers, academic institutions and official authorities around the world use language certificates to make important decisions about you. Without a certificate, they have no proof of your level. If your application were compared to someone’s with a language certificate, who would you choose? The programmes are carefully designed and taught by experts who specialise in exam preparation and will help you reach your objective, with a special emphasis on the topics that are essential parts of the exam you’ll be preparing.

GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT Gain in-depth insight into the professional world, develop your language skills and come home with invaluable international experience. Offered in a selection of global cities, this programme will help you structure your career, while benefiting from the insights of local business leaders who are actively involved in the programme.

ACADEMIC YEAR Offering excellent value for money, academic year programmes take place over 6 or 9 months. They lead to a recognised certificate upon completion and are also an ideal pathway to Higher Education. The programmes are structured to give you the language skills required in the modern world but will also help you develop soft skills to let you shine in your personal and professional future. Whether you choose to spend a year on campus or living immersed in one of our thrilling destinations, don’t miss this chance to have a truly authentic year abroad that will certainly shape the rest of your life.

MULTILINGUAL ACADEMIC YEAR Imagine coming home from your travels with incredible stories to tell and the new languages to tell them in. Dedicate a year of your life to studying more than one language, and there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Because we have schools in more than 50 countries around the world, we can offer you something to your taste, tailor-made to your preferences. Your programme will be surprisingly affordable, too, with our special offers for longer stays.

COURSE + INTERNSHIPS Getting an internship in a foreign country is an incredible asset to add to your CV, and doing it abroad is even more impressive. We’ll work with you to find an internship placement that’s perfect for you, where you’ll get hands-on experience and learn the ropes at an international company. You’ll become increasingly proficient in the language as well, as you’ll complete a language course prior to starting your internship to boost your confidence and gain the skills you need to make it a success.

COURSE + PAID JOBS Working during your time abroad is a great way to put your language skills to the test in a real-world situation, make some extra cash and extend your stay while living in full immersion. Getting practical work experience in your field of study is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result! It’s also a nice way to get to know locals and become further immersed in your host country’s culture.

COURSE + VOLUNTEERING Giving back to the community is a priceless experience that you can enjoy during your long-term language programme. Volunteering can be an incredible capstone to your course and will really consolidate the language skills you’ve learned along the way. Enjoy total immersion in the culture in an experience where the language will become your vehicle to providing support where it’s most needed.

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These programmes combine language training with specialised sessions on topics relevant to you. Studying in small groups, alongside others who share an interest in your field of study, you will make fast progress towards your goals. Participants in these programmes are often, but not always, working towards professional objectives. Not only will you make the best possible progress with the language you’re learning, but you will also come back brimming with confidence in your specialty.

In-context language lessons ensure rapid development of your English, while the experience of professional workshops will give you enviable and valuable soft skills. And all of this comes with the immeasurable benefits of living and studying in total cultural immersion. There’s no better way to start your career.

DIPLOMAS AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING From specific fields of study like business or health and beauty, you can achieve a certificate or diploma through exciting vocational training. It’s the perfect way to study in English after studying English during your time abroad! We’ll help you navigate the prerequisites for these programmes and give you our personalised advice to make sure you choose the course of study that’s right for you, and at the end of your stay, you’ll have a distinguished diploma as a testament to your hard work!

NOTE: Some of our programmes include a range of innovative online learning tools available before, during and after your language course. Designed to complement your studies, they give you access to extra study materials, help you monitor your progress and let you stay in touch with the school community during your stay. Optional group or private online courses are particularly helpful to warm-up or reinforce your level before you start your course abroad as well as to continue studying and maintain your language level upon your return home.

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Levels and progression As you progress with the language, new doors will open for you… and stay open. Of course, the personal benefits of studying abroad go far beyond communication, but your new language abilities alone will give you a new world of opportunities. Add in the soft skills acquisition and life experience that come with the programme, and your future looks very bright indeed.

LEVELS

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EXPERIENCES & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WORKING WORLD

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Advanced trade, diplomacy, negotiation, teaching, translation, espionage...

PROFICIENCY LEVEL

All office work, international business, marketing, presentations, teaching young learners…

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ADVANCED LEVEL

Some office work, internship programmes, tourism and hospitality, hotel, bar, restaurant work…

B2* UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

B1-B2*

Entry-level jobs, service work, volunteer programmes…

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

A2-B1* Manual work that involves limited communication: cleaning, fruit picking…

LOWER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

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Official exams and certificates

ATTITUDES

ACADEMIC PATHWAYS & LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES

Academia. CPE; IELTS 7-9; TOEFL iBT 96-106; TOEIC 821-990; BULATS 90-100; DELTA; DALF C; TELC C2; Goethe-Zertifikat C2; DELE C2; DALC; DUPLE; TRKI 4

The student can understand almost everything, including idiomatic expressions. He/she can produce complex texts and uses the language effectively for professional, academic and social purposes.

Access to all elective and professional programmes; teacher training and all university courses. CAE; BEC H; IELTS 6-7; TOEFL iBT 86-95; TOEIC 651-820; BULATS 75-89; CELTA; DALF C1; TELC C1; GoetheZertifikat C1; DELE C1; DALI; DAPLE; TRKI 3

The student understands everyday language. Despite making some grammar and spelling mistakes, he/she can write and speak fluently. He/ she is able to interact with native speakers without strain. Language knowledge is sufficient to use in professional contexts.

Access to professional and industry-based language programmes, all elective courses and many university courses. FCE; BEC V; IELTS 5-6; TOEFL iBT 56-85; TOEIC 401-650; BULATS 60-74; DELF B2; TELC B2; ZDfB; Goethe-Zertifikat B2; DELE B2; DILC; DIPLE; TRKI 2

The student is able to understand the main ideas of a complex text. He/she can interact with a degree of spontaneity, but often has trouble with grammar and vocabulary.

Access to General Business language courses; cultural and work-related electives. PET; BEC P; IELTS 4-5; TOEFL iBT 26-55; TOEIC 151-400; BULATS 40-59; DELF B1; TELC B1; Goethe-Zertifikat B1; DELE B1; DILI; DEPLE; TRKI 1

ENGLISH THE ENGLISH EXAMS

FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English) [B2] CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) [C1] CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) [C2] BEC (Business English Certificate) IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

THE AMERICAN EXAMS

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) TOEIC (Test of English in International Communication)

GERMAN telc / telc PREMIUM Zertifikat B1 (Zertifikat Deutsch ou ZD) Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB) [B2] Zertifikat B2 (Zertifikat Deutsch Plus ou ZD Plus) Zertifikat C1 (ex-ZMP)

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Usually following a long stay abroad, the student can understand virtually everything and masters the foreign language perfectly. Sometimes, his/ her knowledge of the language is superior to that of a native speaker, with perhaps fewer idiomatic expressions.

An official language certificate is a passport to your future. It can help you stand out in the working world and get an interesting job in an international environment or enter a foreign university. At ESL, we select schools that are experts in preparing students for official language exams. They can offer you specialised exam prep courses so you’ll arrive to test day ready to take your exam confidently.

SPANISH DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera)

The student gets the general idea of what is being said, but usually has difficulties, except in some specific contexts. He/she can read and write simple texts and is able to hold a basic conversation about topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

FRENCH Access to KET; IELTS 3; TOEFL iBT 25; TOEIC 101-150; BULATS 20-39; DELF A2; TELC A2; DELE A2; DELI; CIPLE; TBOU

The student masters simple sentences and can write them, and understands expressions related to areas of immediate relevance. He/she is able to participate in a direct exchange of simple information and uses vocabulary that is generally taught in school.

The student understands basic phrases and instructions used in specific situations. He/she can interact in a very simple way and uses incomplete sentences, without real grammatical content.

DELF DALF TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français)

ITALIAN CILS – Università per Stranieri di Siena AIL – Accademia Italiana di Lingua Firenze

PORTUGUESE CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira) CELPE-Bras (Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros)

MANDARIN HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi

In principle, the student has no knowledge of the language in question. Beginners are classified in two groups: - Absolute beginners, who have had no previous contact with the target language. - False beginners, who have already been exposed to the language in a passive way or have studied it in the past.

RUSSIAN TRKI

More information about all the official exams you can take, their requirements and specifics can be found online.

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UNIQUE BENEFITS

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FLEXIBLE COURSE START DATES General language courses typically start every Monday. Some schools offer beginner courses on more limited fixed start dates. Official exam preparation courses are offered 2 to 3 times per year on fixed dates.

FAST AND EASY BOOKING You have two options: 1. Complete the online enrolment form on our website. 2. Call us to set up a time to meet to help you fill out your form or to complete your enrolment over the phone. We’ll confirm your enrolment within seven days of receiving your enrolment form. This confirmation includes all the details of your course, accommodation and transfer (if booked). A deposit must then be paid within 10 days. We will send you the final invoice 5-6 weeks before your departure. You must pay the outstanding amount, in your preferred currency before your departure.

AFFORDABLE FLIGHTS

FREE VISA ASSISTANCE Depending on the destination and duration of your stay, you may need a student visa. We’ll be able to advise you on the application procedure and obtain the necessary documents for your visa request. You will be responsible for paying any visa fees. The formalities as far as visas are concerned are generally the same for people coming from EU countries. If you have an EU passport, you will not need a visa to study within the EU. The majority of the other countries, except for Russia, Egypt or China, allow you to study for up to 12 weeks as a tourist. For stays of more than 3 months, a student visa is sometimes required.

TRAVEL SAFE AND REASSURED

ANALYSIS 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 make consistent progress. It’s also what will make the course effective and interesting. Consequently, all of the schools offer an evaluation test on 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, where it’s necessary to have a specific minimum level.

PERSONALISED QUOTES IN YOUR CURRENCY 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 your currency. You can think things over at home, at your leisure, while having all the necessary information at hand to make your decision.

PROMOTIONS, FREE FLIGHTS 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). Furthermore, some of our programmes include free flights! 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.

TRAVELLING NEXT YEAR? Course dates and fees as featured online are valid for the current year. If you’re planning your language course for next year, you can use this information as an indication. Prices and dates for next year are usually available starting in July. Don’t hesitate to call us for up-to-date information on dates and prices before their publication (end of September). We receive many enrolments several months in advance so that we can guarantee popular courses or accommodation or satisfy your specific wishes. By enrolling before November, for the following year, you will usually pay the same price as for the current year.

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ESL can refer you to a high-quality travel agent who can find flights to any destination at very competitive prices. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information. If you mention it on the enrolment form, we’ll put you in touch with our trusted flights partner.

FREE LANGUAGE LEVEL EVALUATION AND NEEDS

We ask you to make sure you have travel insurance in place before your trip with us. At the time of your reservation, we offer you the option to buy travel insurance with our partner provider: they provide coverage for travellers going overseas for longer durations, whether studying, working or volunteering. Make sure you have coverage for emergency medical expenses, which include repatriation and personal liability. You may also want to consider coverage for cancellation & curtailment, personal effects, legal expenses, bereavement, etc.

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A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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Accommodation is a key aspect of any language course abroad. That’s why, when choosing our partner schools, we select institutions that can guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they can for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the type of accommodation that is most suitable for you.

SHARED APARTMENT

By immersing yourself in the daily life of a local family, you’ll practice the language constantly and gain authentic insight into local culture and customs. Host families usually live fairly near the school (sometimes within walking distance but usually a short ride on public transport away) though in big cities they will be further away.

In a shared student apartment, you’ll be able to live with other students and/or locals. You’ll have a single room to yourself so you can enjoy some independence, while common areas like the kitchen and living room will be shared with your flatmates. This option is offered in Germany, England, Australia, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Malta, Italy, Austria, Egypt and Latin America.

Our partner schools are highly selective when choosing host families and monitor them via student feedback. Unless you request otherwise, you will generally not be accommodated with students who speak your mother tongue. Any other specific requirements or preferences you may have will be taken into account whenever possible, including things like special diet, preference for smoking/non-smoking households, pets, children, etc. You must let us know if you have any allergies or medical conditions so we can inform the family in advance. It’s also useful if you let us know your interests and hobbies so we can take these into account when placing you with the most suitable host family.

COURSES WITHOUT ACCOMODATION

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HOST FAMILY

Because your package will be tailor-made according to your individual needs and objectives, you can also book a course without accommodation. If you want to find longer-term accommodation with other students or locals, we would recommend booking some form of official accommodation for the first few weeks while you find your feet.

STUDENT RESIDENCE Stay in a single or, more commonly, shared twin room with other students. This is a great way to enjoy your independence while meeting people from all over the world. You’ll usually share bathroom and kitchen facilities with other students; the exact level of comfort and facilities depends on the standards of the destination.

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Student testimonials

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DESTINATION:

NEW JERSEY, USA

LENGTH OF STAY:

6 MONTHS

For 6 months, I lived on a real American campus. The reason I chose to go to New Jersey is because it’s one of the few programmes with a language school located on campus; this allowed me to interact not only with international students, but also with Americans.

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My classmates were all international students. The rest of the campus was shared with local students: the canteen, gym, recreational centre, different clubs and much more. The friendships I made in the US are strong and genuine, and I hope they will last forever. Actually, I am sure they will; in these kinds of experiences, 6 months feel like 6 years. ESL · A world of languages

As much as my friends played an essential part in my experience, I also studied and achieved high results: thanks to my teachers and my preparation, I got great results on both the TOEFL and IELTS certification exams.

ALEJANDRINA LENGTH OF STAY:

3 MONTHS

My desire to go to Korea arose when my best friend and I entered the world of K-pop (Korean music) and its TV shows. I would never have thought that what was just a hobby at the start would become a path towards what I hope to be my future. We arrived in South Korea in early February. The classes were easy to follow and fun, and time flew. Living in a foreign country, with a culture and language different from your own is exciting because you have to go beyond your limits, and you learn more about yourself. It’s an experience I strongly recommend, a unique experience that only you can decide to undertake – you just need to take the first step!

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AURÉLIEN DESTINATION:

SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA

LENGTH OF STAY:

2.5 MONTHS

I stayed in Australia in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast for two and a half months. It was just great! The school where I studied is 5-10 minutes by tram from the centre of Surfers Paradise and the beach. The atmosphere was really great, the teachers were all nice and they tried to push our English skills further day after day. I actually arrived there with a B1/ B2 level and I left with a C1 level and 7.5 at the IELTS exam. As for Surfers Paradise, I think it’s the perfect city in Australia for a stay up to 4-5 months, where you can find absolutely everything you need to be entertained. Gold Coast is also ideal for surfing. I surfed a lot during my stay and that remains one of my most beautiful memories. ESL · A world of languages

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I recommend anyone going to Australia to plan spending time and money on travelling because it’s a beautiful country and I think it’s a pity to go to the other end of the world without planning 3-4 weeks to travel after following a course at the language school.

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Student testimonials

ALESSANDRO DESTINATION:

SAN DIEGO, USA

LENGTH OF STAY:

3 MONTHS + INTERNSHIP

As a part of my English in Action programme, I took a TOEFL exam preparation course and did an in-company internship. Each stage of the programme allowed me to progress in a different way. During my 3 months at school, we focused on theoretical exercises, writing texts and studying grammar. We also did lots of conversation exercises, where I was able to interact with my classmates.

What’s more, during my stay I had the opportunity to visit the University of San Diego, and I was very interested in the programmes they offered. After passing my TOEFL exam and submitting my application, I got accepted… in January I start my LL.M in Comparative Law with a concentration in Business and Corporate Law! I recommend that everyone take advantage of this experience, as it’s the most enriching one you could have, both on the personal and professional levels!

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On the other hand, the people I worked with at the company where I did my internship were native English speakers, and they spoke with me as if I were, too. This allowed me to become familiar with the language quickly, and it forced me to make myself understood.

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BRISTOL, UK

LENGTH OF STAY:

6 MONTHS

My language course in Bristol was one of the best experiences of my life. I greatly improved my level of English thanks to the teachers, all of whom were very kind. I lived with a host family for my entire stay. My hosts were friendly and very attentive. I felt right at home all the time.

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This trip has given me so much, both in terms of improving my English as well as personally. I want to thank ESL for helping me to book my programme and for solving my problems and answering my questions quickly! I 100% recommend ESL! I’ll never forget my stay… I’ll always have Bristol! ESL · A world of languages

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VANCOUVER, CANADA AND SALAMANCA, SPAIN 6 MONTHS

Upon finishing my studies, I decided to spend a year abroad. My goal? To take some time just for me, discover new places and meet new people. I studied English and Spanish: two languages, two cultures and two totally different worlds. After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to travel to Vancouver (Canada) and Salamanca (Spain), and they didn’t disappoint!

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The ESL team was always available. They answered my questions in great detail and helped me with a few little problems that came up during my stay. I especially recommend Vancouver… everyone who’s studied there has one thing in common: they all want to go back!

I S H

I totally recommend taking a trip like this… it’s a truly enriching experience! You not only discover another country and lifestyle, but also learn about lots of other cultures as the students at the language schools are from all over the world! In my case, I met a bunch of Japanese, Brazilian and Mexican students in Vancouver, and lots of Chinese and Dutch students in Spain.

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ENGLAND

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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There’s a reason why students flock to the UK to learn English. Doing a gap programme here means being a part of a vibrant, multicultural, English-speaking culture where business, art, music and fashion set the trends for the rest of the world. If you’re imagining a seaside destination, Bournemouth and Brighton are fantastic choices. If you’re picturing strolling the cobbled streets of one of the UK’s prestigious university towns, then you could live out your perfect semester in Cambridge or Oxford with the crème de la crème of international students. Or, maybe you’ve always dreamed of London, and now’s your chance to live out your love affair abroad! Wherever you end up, you can make your time in the UK uniquely yours by combining English language learning with a job, internship or volunteer work, or simply by becoming completely immersed in this incredible culture.

No visa is required for EU and Swiss students.

JOBS MINIMUM WAGE (BASED ON AGE):

£5.60-7 .5 0 PER HO UR LEGAL WORKING AGE:

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HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?*

DID YOU KNOW?

MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

University College London was the first to integrate male and female students all the way back in 1878.

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

The word “quid” is slang for a pound, and a “grand” is 1000 pounds.

£615 £60

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

£30

CINEMA TICKET:

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DO I NEED A VISA?

“The other place” is how the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford refer to each other. That’s one famous rivalry!

£1 0

LUNCH AT SHOOL CAFETERIA:

£1 2

A CAPPUCCINO:

£2. 50 A BEER:

£3. 50 A PORTION OF FISH AND CHIPS:

£5

A PAIR OF WELLIES FROM PRIMARK:

*Prices are approximate.

£8

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BOURNEMOUTH KINGS

This coastal city, located in the south of England, enjoys a mild climate and is a favourite holiday destination among Londoners. But students taking English courses in Bournemouth will also enjoy its many attractions: beaches, shops, a youthful atmosphere and lively nightlife! Our partner school is situated in a peaceful, leafy residential area, only 10 minutes’ walk to Bournemouth’s city centre and famous beaches. The school occupies two traditional buildings surrounded by luxurious gardens, offering an on-site sports court, a cafeteria and a restaurant with outside dining on two sunny patios. Learning facilities include two computer centres, a library, a multi-purpose/lecture hall, spacious classrooms, many with interactive whiteboards, and free Wi-Fi throughout. The school offers a warm welcoming atmosphere and a great sports and social programme. The second oldest language school in Bournemouth, it has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching.

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Kings Bournemouth also has an annexe located at St Peters Quarter, right in the town centre, 5 minutes’ walk to the beach and around 10 minutes’ walk to the main school building. Occupying an entire floor of a recently refurbished building, the annexe includes 15 bright, spacious classrooms, many with interactive whiteboards, a computer learning centre, free Wi-Fi access and a large social area fitted with a wide flat-screen TV.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 25 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE (DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH) 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24-48 weeks IELTS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 IELTS) Duration: 24-48 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks

ENGLISH COURSE + BUSINESS & FINANCE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 Business & Finance + 6 hours project work) Duration: flexible Make the most of your time in Bournemouth with this interesting course. The UK is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the business world. You’ll spend the mornings perfecting your language skills through general English courses, as well as analysing case studies, debating with your classmates or visiting different places related to the business sector. If you wish, you can even prepare for the Cambridge Business English Certificate. This is the perfect course to make professional progress while having an incredible experience abroad!

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks) - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Kings Charminster residence (from 16 to 18 years) St. Peters residence (from 18 years) Beach Premium residence (from 18 years)


BRIGHTON KINGS

In Brighton, Londoners on holiday converge with the young and vibrant student population. Cosmopolitan and welcoming, this coastal city has a lot to offer and attracts young people from all over the world who want to learn English in Brighton. Located in the buzzing, trendy area of London Road, Kings Brighton is a brand new school with high-tech learning technologies, a modern cafeteria and a very convenient on-site residence. You will study English in one of the large classrooms, with the help of advanced interactive whiteboards, and have access to the Computer Learning Centre and to the library. Wi-Fi is available in the whole building. The school is surrounded by shops, markets, bars and parks where you can eat on a sunny day... and the country’s oldest cinema is walking distance! The city centre is only a few minutes away and the beach is reachable in a 15-minute walk. If all this is not enough, you can always visit London – it only takes 50 minutes to get there by train!

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE (DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH) 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 FCE or CAE) Duration: 24-48 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 FCE or CAE) Duration: 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 IELTS) Duration: 6 weeks ENGLISH COURSE + BUSINESS & FINANCE 28 of 45 (20 general + 8 Business & Finance + 6 hours project work) Duration: flexible

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH COURSE + BUSINESS & DIGITAL MEDIA 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 Business & Digital Media) Duration: 12 weeks This programme – combining 20 general English lessons and 8 Business and Digital Media lessons per week – includes three 1-month modules. Even though the minimum duration is 2 weeks, the school recommends attending at least one full module (1 month) to gain a global overview of the topic. The full programme takes place over 12 weeks (3 modules). The 3 modules are the following: - Social Media Marketing and Digital Strategy - New Technologies, and Communication Systems - Creative software and the digital media workplace

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks) - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Kings residence (from 16 years old)

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BRIGHTON BSC

In Brighton, Londoners on holiday converge with the young and vibrant student population. Cosmopolitan and welcoming, this coastal city has a lot to offer and attracts young people from all over the world who want to learn English in Brighton. On a quiet tree-lined street in Hove (the grander half of Brighton & Hove), the language school is located in a large, beautiful 4-storey Victorian house. From this ideal location, you can take advantage of all of the attractions of the city centre and the beach, which are both around 15 minutes away. You will benefit from an excellent environment for learning English, including 15 spacious and bright classrooms, an independent study room, a library, a computer room, Wi-Fi, a cafeteria, garden and terrace.

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One of the major attractions of BSC Brighton is its Job Club, which can help you find local part-time work during your studies. This free service offers appointments every two weeks to give you the latest information on potential employers - usually bars, hotels, shops and promotional work. As well as information regarding British working laws and customs, you will enjoy personalised help with writing the perfect CV and cover letter.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15, 20, 25 or 30 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 50 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks

BUSINESS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (20 or 25 general + 5 business) Duration: flexible

Finish your gap experience in Brighton with more than just a British accent - take home a language certificate to show off all your hard work! An exam prep course while living in full immersion is the perfect capstone for a gap experience after a general English course, and holding a prestigious Cambridge certificate is the equivalent of a golden ticket for your future! Spend mornings taking classes designed specifically to prepare you for the exams and the afternoons enjoying all that Brighton has to offer.

IELTS COURSE 20 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking + 5 or 10 electives) Duration: flexible TOEFL OR TOEIC COURSE 22 of 50 minutes (15 general + 5 options + 2 private) Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card

Student house (from 18 years) Phoenix Hall summer residence (from 18 years)


BRIGHTON EC

In Brighton, Londoners on holiday converge with the young and vibrant student population. Cosmopolitan and welcoming, this coastal city has a lot to offer and attracts young people from all over the world who want to learn English in Brighton. Our partner school, EC Brighton, is located only two minutes’ walk away from the famous “Brighton Pier”, right beside the Royal Pavilion, the famous Lanes and all the restaurants, bars and clubs which give the city its reputation. The course centre is bright, modern and spacious, with 17 classrooms, common areas, a library, a study room and sections with computers available. Internet is available throughout the building via WiFi. The building has been completely renovated and offers ideal conditions for studying. Interactive whiteboards are available in the classrooms. The learning of English is focused on communication. The classes allow for an exchange between the students from throughout the world and the highly qualified teachers, specialised in the teaching of English to foreigners. Established since 1982, the school warmly welcomes students and allows them to discover a lively and dynamic city whose main attractions are located on its doorstep!

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks If you’re looking to learn or improve your English while boosting your career skills and employability at the same time, the English for Work course, which combines general English and business English classes, is your perfect fit. Focusing on the type of vocabulary and skills you need in the workplace, the course will prepare you for getting a job in an Englishspeaking environment and help you further your career. Now that’s a gap experience!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Standard Student House (from 18 years, recommended 18-25 years) Brighton Seafront comfort residence (from 18 years, recommended 18-25 years) Mitre House superior residence (from 18 years, recommended 18-25 years)

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LIVERPOOL LSE

On the banks of the Mersey River, Liverpool is known for being the birthplace of the Fab Four with hits like “Let It Be”, and for having two famous football teams. Studying abroad in Liverpool is a great choice! Set in a magnificent Georgian building, LSE is a large independent school that, like the city of Liverpool itself, is proud of its welcoming atmosphere where you can quickly make friends and feel right at home. The centre has 26 classrooms, most with interactive whiteboards. After classes, socialise with the other students in the school’s café, in the communal room or in the adjacent garden with its lovely patio. There are two study rooms and a library where you can study and practise your English. Liverpool’s vibrant university district is on your doorstep, with Albert Dock and the city centre just a short walk away. This is your chance to rapidly improve your English in a relaxed atmosphere, in a city overflowing with culture, nightlife and personality.

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In July and August, some classes take place at John Moores University, only 5 minutes on foot from the LSE course centre.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

IELTS COURSE 3 of 55 minutes (15 general + 8 IELTS) Duration: flexible

SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 21 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

Industrial-chic Liverpool is a fantastic option for a long-term language stay, especially if you need to prepare for the IELTS exam! Required in order to access European universities or to move to many Englishspeaking countries, the IELTS is an incredibly useful exam that measures the skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Take advantage of your time living in Liverpool in total immersion to increase your English level at lightning speed with a general English course, and then get the exam score you need for your future with an IELTS prep course.

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible SUPER-INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 23 of 55 minutes (15 general + 8 FCE/CAE) Duration: 10 or 12 weeks SUPER-INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP 30 of 55 minutes Duration: 6-week course + 6-week internship

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card

Deen House residence (from 18 years) The Ascent Studios The Arch residence (from 18 years)


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INTERNSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAMME This programme is suitable for students who wish to improve their level of English while having the opportunity to practice the language as part of an internship programme. This is a chance to discover the English working world and gain valuable professional experience for your résumé! The programme is divided into three parts: after 5 weeks of intensive English tuition, you will follow 1 week of internship preparation and then start your internship in an English company for a period of 6 weeks or more. THE ACADEMIC PART (min. 5 weeks) You will first attend an intensive language course for a minimum of 5 weeks in order to develop your speaking and listening skills together with other students from all over the world. It is necessary to have achieved an intermediate level in English to start the internship preparation. Number of lessons: 30 lessons/week Lesson duration: 55 minutes Schedule: 9:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 Students/class: 15 students max.

THE INTERNSHIP PREPARATION (1 week) Combining general English classes with internship-specific lessons, this week of preparation aims to provide you with essential tools to approach your work placement with confidence. Topics covered during this week include: workplace language and etiquette, understanding company branding and image, presentation skills, how to improve your CV, SWOT analysis, group characteristics and observing conventions, among others. Number of lessons: 15 general English lessons + 6 internship-specific lessons

who you will meet weekly and who will visit you regularly on site. The school will also give you a diary to fill in during your internship.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS: - Minimum age: 17 years - English level required for the internship: intermediate - Enrolment at least 6 weeks prior to the internship preparation week - Résumé and cover letter in English - Indicate one, two or three field preferences for the internship

Schedule: 09:00-12:00 (Mo-Fri) + 13:00-15:00 (3 afternoons per week) Note: the internship preparation week is offered on fixed dates (please take this into account when choosing the dates of your English language course). THE INTERNSHIP (min. 6 weeks) After the internship preparation week, you will be able to start the practical part of the programme and join an English company as an intern. The internship is unpaid and must take place over at least 6 weeks. Throughout your professional experience, you will enjoy personal monitoring from the programme coordinator,

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LONDON BSC

Your English course in London will definitely live up to your expectations! With its endless list of places to visit and its incredible lifestyle, the British capital will captivate you. But London isn’t just somewhere full of tourist attractions to take pictures of, it’s also an offbeat city full of unique things to do and see. In the heart of the capital, BSC London Central is walking distance from two iconic spots: Covent Garden and the British Museum. The two school buildings overlook Bloomsbury Square, 5 minutes from Holborn tube station. The 12 classrooms are spacious and, during the high season, 8 additional rooms are available to welcome more international students. Teachers use interactive boards and advanced technologies to make their classes more interesting.

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COURSES GENERAL COURSE 15, 20, 25 or 30 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: minimum of 6 weeks of course + internship

BUSINESS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (20 or 25 general + 5 business) Duration: flexible

This school has the added benefit of a Job Club, where you can find out about available jobs if you want to combine your course with work. Every two weeks, the Job Club organises interviews with students interested in finding a job (at bars, hotels, shops, etc.) and explains the current labour laws in the UK. What’s more, the school offers customised CV advice, completely free of charge!

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 50 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks IELTS COURSE 20 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking + 5 or 10 electives) Duration: flexible TOEFL OR TOEIC COURSE 22 of 50 minutes (15 general + 5 electives + 2 private) Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Job Club - Learning Progress Guarantee - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card

Student house (from 18 years) Liberty Plaza residence (from 18 years) Fortune Green studios (from 18 years)


It is recommended to avoid scheduling your internship in July and August, if possible. Sectors: Administration, marketing, media, public relations, web design, customer service, educational administration, fashion business, hospitality, travel and tourism (others available upon request). The aim of the internship is to put your language skills into practice in a professional context, which is why it is essential to have achieved at least an intermediate level before starting the internship (level 6 minimum, see table). Internships take place over a duration of a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks, usually between 4 and 12 weeks on average.

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PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS: - Must be a EEA/Swiss national or a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa holder (Tier 5) - Minimum age 18, maximum recommended age 29 - Completion of a General English course (minimum 6 weeks) - Résumé and cover letter in English - Photocopy of work certificates and letters of reference - Please send your application file at the same time as the enrolment form - Please indicate 3 field preferences - Interview by telephone or in person once in the UK

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Following an intensive English course of a minimum of 6 weeks, complete your stay in the British capital with a priceless in-company experience that will help you perfect your English skills in a professional environment! The internships are unpaid but allow you to focus on a specific sector.

They are offered in the form of packages which include various course + internship options according to the duration, objectives and language level of each student. The accommodation is included for the duration of your stay.

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For all language stays including 12-week courses, the flight to London is free of charge. For language stays including 24-week courses, the transfer from the airport (one way) is also offered by ESL. Contact us for more information.

Programme also available in Brighton and Manchester. More information at www.esl-taalreizen.com.


LONDON EC

Your English course in London will definitely live up to your expectations! With its endless list of places to visit and its incredible lifestyle, the British capital will captivate you. But London isn’t just somewhere full of tourist attractions to take pictures of, it’s also an offbeat city full of unique things to do and see.

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In this ever-bustling district, our partner school is established in a modern and bright building located within walking distance of the Camden area. You will enjoy the comfort and state-of-the-art facilities offered at EC London Euston. Every one of the 14 classrooms is fitted with interactive whiteboards to facilitate learning. The competent and attentive teachers make good use of them to motivate and guide students in their language progress. The break-out areas where you can relax between classes are equipped with computers and internet access via Wi-Fi; they are also a great place to socialise and chat with the other international participants. The library and computer centre are ideal for self-study. There is a large reception area on the first floor and, on the ground floor, a fantastic café serving delicious food and drinks at reasonable prices is available for students.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE CPE COURSE 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 Global Career Development) Duration: 8 or 16 weeks Available in London, Toronto and New York, this programme will give you a solid base to improve your job prospects in the short- and long-term, thanks to immersion in real-life situations in the English-speaking world. You’ll come back home with a recommendation from a local company, a network of international contacts and an excellent command of the English language: three excellent assets for your future! The programme consists of 2 independent modules of 8 weeks each.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Liberty Plaza superior residence


LONDON KINGS

Your English course in London will definitely live up to your expectations! With its endless list of places to visit and its incredible lifestyle, the British capital will captivate you. But London isn’t just somewhere full of tourist attractions to take pictures of, it’s also an offbeat city full of unique things to do and see. Applying the highest standards in teaching and the choice of its teachers, the school offers high quality courses. The campus has two traditional buildings connected by an ultra-modern cafeteria, opening onto spacious green gardens and serving a wide variety of hot and cold meals and snacks (including halal and vegetarian). There are additional state-of-the-art classrooms in a recently refurbished building 2 minutes walk away. Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards; there are two computer centres for self-study and free Wi-Fi throughout the school. Opposite the school is an award-winning spa and sports centre which offers Kings students discounted rates, as well as a free public library. The school offers a lively programme of lectures and social evenings and most host families are within walking distance. This school is a great option for people who want an authentic experience of London and not just a tourist stay.

GENERAL COURSE 20 or 28 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE (DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH) 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24-48 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 IELTS) Duration 2 or 6 weeks ENGLISH + BUSINESS & FINANCE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 Business & Finance + 6 hours project work) Duration: flexible

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH + LAW 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 law + 6 hours project work) Duration: flexible ENGLISH + ART & DESIGN 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 Art & Design + 6 hours project work) Duration: flexible Live the artist’s lifestyle in full English immersion in South London thanks to the Art and Design course. If you love languages and art, there’s no better way to combine your two passions. In addition to your English lessons, you’ll also take classes from a local art teacher, who will help you develop your very own portfolio. You’ll work on drawing, painting and sculpting techniques in your classes, which gives you the chance to study IN English in addition to studying English.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks) - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Kings London apartments (from 18 years) Student House (from 18 years)

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MANCHESTER BSC

Doing a language programme in Manchester is a great way to immerse yourself in British culture. Former cotton capital and current football capital, this young city full of life has nothing to envy of the other larger European cities: pubs, live music, art galleries, all sorts of museums... it’s impossible to get bored! Our partner school, Manchester Academy of English, is located in the heart of the Manchester city centre. Close to the fashionable Northern Quarter, it is surrounded by boutiques, restaurants and bustling cafés and bars, and is only a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Gardens, which is the perfect place to relax during your free time. The school offers students an academic but relaxed atmosphere for studying English. The stunning Victorian school building is equipped with 22 classrooms, a library, a multimedia centre with internet access and a comfortable TV lounge, all of which have been recently refurbished.

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COURSES GENERAL COURSE 15, 20, 25 or 30 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: minimum of 6 weeks of course + internship

BUSINESS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (20 or 25 general + 5 business) Duration: flexible

After taking an intensive course of at least 6 weeks in length, you’ll be assigned a company or organisation where you’ll carry out your internship, available in diverse areas such as administration, marketing, communication, public relations, web design, customer service, educational administration, fashion or tourism and hospitality.

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 50 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks IELTS COURSE 20 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking + 5 or 10 electives) Duration: flexible

It’s essential to have at least an intermediate level of English before starting your internship, which will last from 4-24 weeks. This programme is also available in Oxford.

TOEFL OR TOEIC COURSE 22 of 50 minutes (15 general + 5 electives + 2 private) Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card

Liberty Point residence (from 18 years) (minimum 2 weeks)


OXFORD BSC

Discover the English character and immerse yourself in this famous city, crucial in the history of British education. Learn English in Oxford and have a stay full of surprises!

COURSES GENERAL COURSE 15, 20, 25 or 30 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible FCE CAMBRIDGE COURSE 25 of 50 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks BUSINESS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (20 or 25 general + 5 business) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 20 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 25 or 30 of 50 minutes (15 IELTS + 5 listening and speaking + 5 or 10 electives) Duration: flexible

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

TOEFL OR TOEIC COURSE 22 of 50 minutes (15 general + 5 electives + 2 private) Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: minimum of 6 weeks of course + internship Ah, Oxford… you’ll feel more intelligent just by breathing the air here! In this prestigious and historic university town, you can live out an incredible gap experience while preparing for an English exam that will help you gain admission to the university of your dreams or rocket-launch your career with a stellar CV. Take specific exam preparation courses for the Cambridge exams (FCE or CAE), the IELTS or the TOEFL or TOEIC exams after you’ve taken a general English course - it’s your choice!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card

Cavalier House residence (from 18 years) Superior student house 101 Botley (from 18 years)

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Our partner school is situated on the main shopping street, at the heart of the historical district, opposite the University and close to a multitude of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. The school has 17 bright and comfortable classrooms, a computer room with free Internet access and a large library where you will be able to work independently. In order to relax after class and to meet up with your friends, you can head to the cafeteria. During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms close to the main course centre. Finally, the school distinguishes itself by having a Job Club, where students can get information concerning student jobs. In this way, the school becomes a favourable platform for those who wish to find part-time work during their studies. This service is free and gives appointments to interested students once every two weeks in order that they may find out information on potential employers (bars, hotels, promotional work, shops. etc.). Participants are given information regarding the laws and methods in force and benefit from a complementary personalised service on how to correct/adapt CVs.

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A gap experience in Ireland means adventure: striking landscapes of sea cliffs and rolling green fields by day, swilling Guinness and singing along to the locals’ favourite Irish folk songs in student pubs by night. Make friendships and have an experience that will linger in your memory long after your language stay is over. Whether you’re studying English and working in a cute coffee shop in Galway, interning at an Irish company in the area of your interest or simply studying the ins and outs of the English language in lively Dublin, a gap programme in Ireland can be your ticket to a brighter future. Find out just why the Emerald Isle is such a magnet for international students and make your way to vibrant Ireland!

For European and Swiss citizens, no visa is required, so pack your bags!

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

€626

They drink more tea per person in Ireland than in England. Ireland has had two female presidents.

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

JOBS

€1 00

MINIMUM WAGE:

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

€9.25/HO UR

€41

LEGAL WORKING AGE:

A LUNCH:

18

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DO I NEED A VISA?

You should never walk under the campanile at Trinity College. If you do, and the bell chimes, superstition says you’ll fail your exams!

€1 5

A CAPPUCCINO:

€3

A BEER:

€5

A FULL IRISH BREAKFAST:

€7. 50

A CLADDAGH RING:

€30 *Prices are approximate.

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DUBLIN AT L A N T I C

Doing a language course in Dublin will allow you to discover a city designed to be enjoyed. Stroll the streets to experience Dublin’s charm and discover the rich cultural heritage of the Irish capital.

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With its modern, centrally located building, designed by two renowned architects and specifically adapted to the needs of language learning, our Atlantic Language partner school has a clear goal: providing high quality English courses in a modern and stimulating environment. Under the guidance of qualified and motivated teachers, you will receive effective teaching and make rapid progress with the help of the latest technology. The school has 18 light classrooms spread over 4 floors, all fitted with interactive whiteboards, as well as a comfortable lounge cafeteria with Wi-Fi access and a spacious lobby on the ground flour. The large student area located on the same floor is equipped with flat screen TV, computers and vending machines for snacks and drinks: it is the perfect place to socialise with the other international participants. Located in Dublin city centre, the school is well served by public transport, so the many attractions of this fascinating town are all within easy walking distance.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

BUSINESS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 business) Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

Vibrant, fun-spirited Dublin is a great setting for a gap programme. Pick up the Irish lilt in your English accent as you experience everyday life in total immersion. If you’re thinking about a future career, a General English + Business course is a fantastic option. You’ll improve your English as well as learn specific vocabulary for business and skills like giving presentations, writing reports and practising interactions with potential clients and coworkers. You’ll be amazed at the results!

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Welcome activity - Learning progress monitoring - Diploma or Certificate - Activity programme

Dorset Point residence (ages 18 and over)

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DUBLIN EC

Doing a language course in Dublin will allow you to discover a city designed to be enjoyed. Stroll the streets to experience Dublin’s charm and discover the rich cultural heritage of the Irish capital. Enjoy a warm welcome at our Dublin language school with modern facilities, located just 15-25 minutes on foot from St Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College and lively Temple Bar. The school boasts 9 classrooms, equipped with smart TVs plus free Wi-Fi throughout the building, so you can be connected at all times. There’s also a library, study room, computers for students’ use, a student lounge where you can hang out with your fellow international classmates and a café right next door. A bus stop just around the corner connects you quickly and easily with all the major city sights, or simply get there on foot. Experience immersion in the English language right in the heart of Dublin!

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible STANDARD COURSE 30 PLUS 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 PLUS 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 8, 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH FOR WORK AND ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 PLUS 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for work) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH IN THE CITY AND ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 PLUS 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon. The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

LIV Dublin residence

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GALWAY AT L A N T I C

Everyone who takes part in one of the English programmes in Galway is utterly delighted. This growing Irish city houses many treasures: the famous Quay Street, the Galway Arts Center, the cathedral, the many festivals and, of course, the pubs, a must on your list. Our trusted partner school is situated right in the very heart of the city centre. The building is equipped to welcome a large number of students and offers modern facilities and bright and spacious classrooms with quality audiovisual equipment. You’ll also have access to a large library and a multimedia room, and during the high season, extra classrooms are made available. The school is recognised for its competent team of teachers coming from different backgrounds as well as for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Finally, there is a rooftop terrace where students can go during their breaks and after class to relax and chat with their new friends while taking in the magnificent views over the famous Galway Bay and the city.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible BUSINESS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (25 general + 10 business) Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4 or 6 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE + JOB CLUB This school has the added benefit of a Job Club, where you can find out about available jobs if you want to combine your course with work. Every two weeks, the Job Club organises interviews with students interested in finding a job (at bars, hotels, shops, etc.) and explains the current labour laws. What’s more, the school offers customised CV advice, completely free of charge!

IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - Activity programme

Gort na Coiribe shared apartment (from 18 years)

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BELFAST

I N T E R N AT I O N A L H O U S E

Go learn English in Belfast and discover Northern Ireland! This capital boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage and a wide variety of exciting and unique attractions. Located in the university area, just a 10 minute walk from the city centre, in a district full of bars and restaurants intended for a large, international student population, our partner school has 12 modern classrooms a student room equipped with computers, a small garden and even a kitchen and a dining room. A WiFi connection is also available for free throughout the building. You will learn English in a magnificent four-storey Victorian-style building where you will meet students from the 4 corners of the world!

COURSES

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible STANDARD COURSE + ELECTIVES 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 private - Media, English for specific purposes, etc.) Duration: flexible BUSINESS COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 private Business) Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE, CAE OR CPE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 Cambridge) Duration: 4, 8 or 12 weeks

STANDARD COURSE + INTERNSHIP 20 of 55 minutes Duration: minimum of 4 weeks of course + internship This programme mostly offers placements in the sustainable development field. It’s perfect for young people looking for an active job or for students who want to improve their job options. Working within a local company allows participants to improve their language skills and use them in a professional work environment.

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STANDARD COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

The programme consists of a minimum four-week English course combined with a 10- to 16-week unpaid internship. Minimum age: 17 years.

IELTS COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 IELTS) Duration: 4, 8 or 12 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card - Activity programme

Sandhurst House apartment Queen’s Elms residence

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U N I T E D S TAT E S

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The options for a gap programme in the USA are as varied as its landscapes and people. Truly, the USA is a patchwork of cultures and cities. From the historic east coast cities with their sparkling skylines and huge student populations like New York and Boston, to sunny and sultry Miami, to the laidback California vibes of San Diego and San Francisco, you can make your time abroad whatever you want it to be. As a student in the USA, the world is your oyster! Whether you’re coveting an internship in San Francisco or New York, imagining breaking into Hollywood with a film course in LA or simply dreaming about taking an English course and meeting students from all over the world, the American lifestyle will welcome you with open arms. What are you waiting for?

For courses of less than 3 months (and up to 18 hours per week), citizens of Switzerland and the majority of European countries can apply online for the ESTA in just a few clicks! If you’re taking an intensive course (over 18 hours per week) for over three months, you’ll need to apply for a Student Visa.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

$ 635

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

$ 65

DID YOU KNOW?

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DO I NEED A VISA?

The Library of Congress stores every tweet sent by Americans for posterity. There’s no official language in the USA! Almost one third of the businesses in the USA are run by women.

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

$ 36

CINEMA TICKET:

$11

A LUNCH:

$13

A CAPPUCCINO:

$4

A BEER:

$4

A BOX OF MAC AND CHEESE FROM WALMART:

$1.75

A PAIR OF LEVI’S JEANS:

$ 40 *Prices are approximate.

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BOSTON KINGS

Doing a language programme in Boston means immersing yourself in the student lifestyle of the country’s academic capital. Visit Harvard to discover the place where people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg once studied. Founded by the British and later the seat of the American independence movement, Boston is a young and dynamic city with a European vibe.

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Located in Chestnut Hill, an exclusive district, just 20 minutes by metro from downtown Boston, it offers modern, bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards, a computer learning centre and Wi-Fi internet throughout. The stylish and funky student zone is a great place for students to relax in and features a flat screen TV, comfortable furniture as well as vending machines for drinks. Kings Boston is set on the grounds of Pine Manor College, one of the most attractive university campuses in the United States. It therefore provides an exceptional study environment and a unique opportunity to interact with Americans and get a flavour of American college life. Facilities you will be able to access on this beautiful and stunning 60 acre green campus include a cafeteria serving an excellent variety of hot and cold dishes, the college library, a fitness room, a sports hall (basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, football), outdoor football and softball fields, outdoor tennis courts, lovely woodland walks and a running track. These sporting facilities are shared with the students of Pine Manor College and available free of charge at specified times. In the dance studio, you can take part in optional classes and workshops at an additional charge. You can even have the experience of living on campus in student residence, and be less than two minutes away from your classes! It is a ten-minute walk to the closest subway station, 20 minutes from the city centre, and a regular free shuttle service runs between the campus and the subway station while Pine Manor classes are in session.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes (20 general + 4 self-study) Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks TOEFL COURSE 35 of 45 minutes (TOEFL + independent study) Duration: up to 16 weeks

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ENGLISH PLUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 entrepreneurship) Duration: 4 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE (DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH) 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 elective) Duration: 24-48 weeks Customise your objectives with the Diploma of English programme! Combine your English course with themed lessons in the afternoons (special interest groups) and exam prep, English PLUS courses or a semester-long work experience in the business, tourism or hospitality industry (subject to availability).

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 exam prep) Duration: up to 12 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Learning Progress Guarantee (+12 weeks) - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Pine Manor residence (from 16 years)


LOS ANGELES KINGS

Ride up to The Getty Center and admire the view of Los Angeles, the famous City of Stars. Studying abroad in Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind experience. This sunny city, set between the ocean and the desert, embodies the American dream. As you gaze up at the Hollywood sign, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Right in the heart of Hollywood and a stone’s throw from the famous Walk of Fame, our partner school occupies a central location just off Sunset Boulevard. The school occupies a bright and stylish, modern building with lots of great outdoor space for relaxing and celebrity spotting! Classrooms are bright and spacious, many with interactive whiteboards and there is a student common room with TV and video as well as a newly refurbished cafeteria. High-quality teaching with all the backing of Kings’ years of experience is supported by state-of-the-art learning facilities, which include a computer learning centre, free Wi-Fi throughout and an Apple Mac editing suite, used by students on the highly popular English Plus Film course. There are additional stateof-the-art classrooms in a recently refurbished building 2 minutes walk away.

STANDARD COURSE AND STANDARD 25 PLUS COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: Up to 12 weeks

TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes (TOEFL + independent study) Duration: up to 16 weeks

SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes (20 general + 4 independent study) Duration: flexible

ENGLISH + FILM 28 of 45 minutes (20 English + 8 film) Duration: 12 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE AND INTENSIVE 25 PLUS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE (DIPLOMA OF ENGLISH) 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24-48 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 Cambridge) Duration: 12 weeks

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Learn English in Los Angeles, the world’s film capital! You’ll be able to watch your favourite films and TV series in English and discover all the secrets of film-making. This English course will allow you to improve your language skills while studying script-writing, acting, contemporary film and production, as well as learning how to use professional digital editing software. Explore the film industry by meeting all the interesting guests invited by the school (actors, directors, etc.) and visit iconic film locations and studios.

TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks) - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

La Mirada residential complex (from 16 years) Cassil Campus residence (from 16 years old)

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MIAMI EC

Taking an English class in Miami is a recipe for a good time! This subtropical, cosmopolitan city boasts 10 km of beaches, stylish nightclubs and vibrant neighbourhoods. What more could you ask for? You’ll be able to practise sports like surfing, tennis or golf as well as visit Miami’s famous art galleries.

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The new course centre of our partner school is located on Lincoln Road, in the very heart of bustling Miami, inside a modern air-conditioned building surrounded by cafés, bars and restaurants. Ocean Drive is close by, as is the beach, which can be reached in just a 10-minute walk. In this environment conducive to relaxation, however, you will study English with experienced and motivated teachers in 9 light, spacious classrooms. The large lounge area with comfortable seating and vending machines for snacks and drinks is the perfect place for chilling and socializing with the other students from all over the world. Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the school building and a few computers are available for use. The flat screen TV will allow you to watch local TV shows and share your impressions with your international friends.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 11 or 12 weeks

ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks Are you trying to break into the job world but still feeling a little unsure of yourself? Then the English for Work course in Miami is just what you need for your gap experience. Combining General English and Business English, this is the perfect way to enjoy a new city in full immersion, boost your basic language skills and learn the specific vocabulary and techniques you’ll need in your career. Your future self will thank you!

ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

The Loft Comfort Studios

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NEW YORK EC

“New York, New York”... the song may be old, but the chorus is still catchy! City of superlatives, adventures and the city that never sleeps, it’s impossible to study English in New York and not succumb to its cosmopolitan charms! Our partner school’s course centre is situated in the heart of Times Square, a very lively district close to the city’s major attractions and easily accessible by public transport. Only a stone’s throw away, you will find the theatres of Broadway, the famous 5th Avenue and its shops, the Empire State Building and much more! The school building overlooks Times Square and has 10 spacious and bright classrooms, a lounge reserved for students, several computers with Internet access, a study room and a full library. WiFi is also available in the course centre. Our school benefits from an exceptional location, which will allow you to explore the most mythical city in the United States after classes.

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible TOEFL COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks

GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 Global Career Development) Duration: 8 or 16 weeks Available in London, Toronto and New York, the programme will give you a solid foundation for professional success through exposure to authentic professional situations in the English-speaking business world. You will come home with a local employer reference, an increased international network and an excellent command of English: three assets to increase your career prospects! The programme includes two independent modules of 8 weeks each.

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ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH + DANCE English: 20 of 45 minutes + Dance: 5 of 90 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

New Yorker standard residence Comfort summer residence

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SAN FRANCISCO EMBASSY

A ride on the tram will allow you to explore the different areas of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Taking an English course in San Francisco means enjoying a mild climate, open-minded locals from around the world, plus a rich and varied culture. You’ll also be able to enjoy museums, art galleries, concerts and theatres. Just steps from San Francisco’s emblematic Pier 39 full of shops and restaurants, this English language school is right in the heart of charming Fisherman’s Wharf. Occupying the 2nd floor of a beautiful modern building with waterfront views, the school is comprised of 6 classrooms, a computer lab and a student lounge with a Ping-Pong table, with free Wi-Fi throughout. The building also hosts American university students so you’ll have the opportunity to practise your English with locals! The school is surrounded by public transport options, including several bus lines as well as a stop for San Francisco’s iconic streetcar. You can also catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island just outside the school or hop on the bus to the Golden Gate Bridge!

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COURSES VACATION AND TRAVEL ENGLISH 16 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible COMBINED BUSINESS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 business) Duration: up to 24 weeks TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks TOEFL COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 TOEFL + 8 Skills Development) Duration: flexible

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STANDARD OR INTENSIVE COURSE + ENGLISH IN ACTION 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24, 36, or 48 weeks LANGUAGE SEMESTER ABROAD 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24, 36 or 48 weeks If you’re looking to live abroad and really dedicate yourself to learning English, the Intensive course was made for you. You’ll spend some serious time studying English, which will guarantee that you make quick progress. What’s more, you’ll be living in total immersion in one of the most beautiful, desirable cities in all of the USA, where you’ll use your English everyday in the real world when you go grocery shopping, take public transport and just interact with your new international and local friends.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate

Kenmore residence Monroe Hotel residence (from 16 years)


This unique programme includes two distinct parts: after an English course of 4 weeks or more, students get to practice their language skills in action, whether in a company or another type of institution. All necessary steps to find an in-company experience after the academic training are carried out right onsite, with the assistance and supervision of Embassy English. LANGUAGE TRAINING (4 weeks minimum) The language course will help you develop strong language skills and feel more comfortable in an English-speaking professional setting. As well as enriching your vocabulary, you will gain confidence speaking English and learn to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts. IN-COMPANY EXPERIENCE (4 to 8 weeks, part-time) After achieving an upper intermediate level (B2 according to the CEFR) during their academic training, students have the possibility to gain real-life experience in a professional setting during the second part of their stay in the USA. This is a great opportunity to practice your English in action while taking part in the daily workings of an American business or institution.

The school awards a certificate of completion for the “English in Action” programme so you can highlight it on your résumé, and you will also receive a letter of recommendation. To help you make the most of this immersion in the working world, the school will offer you skills workshops before the in-company experience and full support throughout your time. Various areas are offered as part of the “English in Action” programme (fashion, business, journalism, management, non-profit, etc.) but opportunities may vary according to the time of year, the city where you are staying, your skills, etc.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS: - Minimum age: 18 years - English level required: B2 or more (upper intermediate) by the end of the course - Pre-admission interview by telephone/Skype - Tourist visa / ESTA visa waiver for the Standard course and Vacation and Travel English programme, valid for stays of maximum 90 days - Student visa for the Intensive course - Indicate 3 areas of interest for the in-company experience - The full application file must be sent at the same time as the enrolment form. It is possible to book the in-company experience beforehand or onsite, as long as the school is notified at least 4 weeks in advance.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME:

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- English course of 4 weeks or more - Accommodation only during the academic period

FORMALITIES TO BE COMPLETED ONSITE: - Search for a training opportunity in a business, academic institution or other association - Obtaining Study Care Insurance for the incompany experience - Booking accommodation for the in-company experience

Programme also available in San Diego and New York. More information available at www.esl-taalreizen.com.

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SAN DIEGO EMBASSY

Admired for its great lifestyle, San Diego is the southernmost city in California. With 300 sunny days per year and a gorgeous natural setting by the ocean, taking an English course in San Diego is synonymous with a magical holiday.

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Our partner school is located in a lively area with many shops, restaurants and cafés, close to major public transport links and to a beautiful shopping centre. The 13 classrooms are all fitted with interactive whiteboards and modern furnishings – 12 of them offer a spectacular view of the city and harbour district. You will have the use of a large multimedia centre equipped with a few internet-ready computers. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building. The small student lounge (with board games and vending machines for snacks and drinks) is a great place to relax and chat with your friends over coffee. Our partner school offers everything you need to have a fantastic study experience while building strong friendships with students from across the globe.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 16 or 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: flexible COMBINED BUSINESS COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 business) Duration: up to 24 weeks TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks TOEFL COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 IELTS + 8 Skills Development) Duration: flexible LANGUAGE SEMESTER ABROAD 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 8 electives) Duration: 24, 36 or 48 weeks

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STANDARD COURSE + ENGLISH IN ACTION 20 or 28 of 45 minutes Duration: 4-12-week course + 4-8 weeks of English in Action CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 or 28 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 weeks Sunny San Diego, California is an excellent choice for a gap experience! Spend your days exploring the rugged coastline and wide, sandy beaches, and practise English all around you as you integrate into the famous Californian lifestyle. After gaining confidence with a general English course, why not take the opportunity to prepare for a Cambridge exam? Having one of these certificates is a gold star for your CV and an incredible investment in your future!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate

J Street Inn residence (from 18 years)


SANTA MONICA EC

Dreaming of California? Then an English course in Santa Monica is just the thing! Near Beverly Hills and Venice Beach, this city on the Pacific Ocean is the perfect place for students looking for sun and sand. With a great atmosphere, a bevy of bars and restaurants and kilometres of golden beaches, this is the recipe for an unforgettable stay. Located just steps from the beach and the popular Third Street Promenade, it will introduce you to one of the hippest towns in the Los Angeles County - look around, you might spot your favourite star… In this setting worthy of a Hollywood movie, you will be impressed by the EC course programme too. Stimulating and effective, it will allow you to develop your English skills at your own pace together with other students from the four corners of the globe. You will enjoy first-class facilities for a maximum amount of progress: 21 light, brand new classrooms, free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout, a computer lab and a library to study in peace and quiet. The student lounge is the perfect place for students to meet up after class, chat and put their new language knowledge into practice. Then, you will have no problem making yourself understood by the locals on the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica or in its numerous restaurants, cinemas and shops!

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 8, 10 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks TOEFL COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks The academic teaching of the English language is done in the morning and consists of 20 lessons per week. It deals with grammar and vocabulary, but also prepares the students for their “field mission”, which will take place in the afternoon. The subject dealt with during the class (one set theme per week) is then treated in-depth through visits, group work or lectures on the subject given by external specialists.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Barrington Plaza comfort shared apartments (from 18 years) Aqua Marina Del Rey superior shared apartments (from 18 years)

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AUSTRALIA

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The land down under is full of gorgeous beaches for surfing, hip cities with exciting local live music scenes, red rocks jutting out of rugged aboriginal landscapes, and, of course, countless opportunities for adventurous travellers. A gap programme in Australia could be anything from an intensive English course in Gold Coast where your afternoons are spent learning to surf, to a student job at one of Brisbane’s or Sydney’s ultra-cool coffee shops, a dynamic course to prepare you for a Cambridge exam, or even a vocational training course in business or health and beauty to extend your stay! By living among Australia’s famously friendly locals and staying in one of these amazing student meccas, you’ll not only improve your English, but also start to feel undeniably Australian.

If you’re an EU or Swiss citizen and staying for less than 3 months, you just need to request the eVisitor online – easy and free of charge! A Student Visa, on the other hand, is required for courses of more than three months. With this visa you can work and even take a break in the middle of your studies! Finally, the Working Holiday Visa (available for some nationalities) enables you to stay for up to a year and work with a maximum of 4 months of studies.

JOBS MINIMUM WAGE:

A $18 .29 PER HO UR LEGAL WORKING AGE:

16 - 17 DEPENDING ON STATE

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

A$89 5

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

A$14 0

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

A$60

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The cleanest air in the world is in Tasmania. The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps! More than half of students end up extending their language stays to travel around this incredible county.

A LUNCH:

A$18

A CAPPUCCINO:

A$4

A BEER:

A$7

SURFBOARD RENTAL:

A$15/H O U R

A JAR OF VEGEMITE:

A$8

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BRISBANE BROWNS

Study English in Brisbane! With its many skyscrapers, the capital of Queensland might look like an American city, but you only need to spend a day there to discover its 100% Australian soul. Dynamic and cultured, Brisbane has grown enormously since the 80s.

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Study English in an international environment in the very centre of Brisbane, amid countless shops and restaurants. Occupying the first floor of a beautiful building, our partner school offers comfortable classrooms, all equipped with TV screens. Between classes, socialise with the other participants in the spacious communal lounge, where you have access to computers and learning software; revise your lessons in the large library or watch the news in English on TV. A fully equipped kitchen is available and the large balcony is the perfect place for students to eat in the sunshine. Other services will make your life easier on site: the school noticeboards show the latest job offers in Brisbane while the activities office provides daily information about what’s on in Brisbane and the area. Want to let off steam? Squash courts are available on the top floor of the building!

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes (10 general + 5 independent study) Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 general + 5 independent study) Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 IELTS + 5 independent study) Duration: up to 20 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ENGLISH + BARISTA 30 of 60 minutes (20 general + 10 Barista) Duration: 5 weeks This programme aims to prepare students to apply for a paid job in the coffee industry, which is enjoying spectacular growth, just like Brisbane’s economy itself. With this full training programme, you will improve your English level and increase your chances of finding a seasonal barista job: coffee drinkers will love it! You will have 30 hours of classes per week in all, including 20 hours of interactive English classes, which will allow you to develop your English ability while learning hospitalityspecific vocabulary. The 10 remaining hours are dedicated to the vocational “barista” training, with both theoretical and practical workshops. Explore all aspects of this highly demanded job in the tourism industry: from how a coffee machine works to texturing milk, to coffee varieties and regulations on the service of alcohol, you will learn everything there is to know about serving coffee like a real barista.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - Learning Progress Guarantee (Cambridge, IELTS) - End-of-course report and certificate

Adelaide Street apartments (from 18 years) Wharf Street apartments (from 18 years)


GOLD COAST BROWNS

When you’re packing your bag to study English in Gold Coast, remember to bring your sunglasses! An hour by car from Brisbane, the 40 km of white sand beaches in Gold Coast promise an unforgettable stay. Between sporting and cultural events, beach parties and trips to the national parks, you’ll fall in love with this incredible region. The new campus of our partner school is located 15 minutes’ walk away from the most beautiful white sandy beaches and 10 minutes by bus away from Surfer’s Paradise word famous surfing breaks. Close to the building which houses the course centre, you will find shops, supermarkets, parks and the bus stops of the main urban lines. Bright classrooms, welcoming common rooms, a computer centre with computers at the disposal of the students, Wi-Fi throughout the building and a well-stocked library are the assets of this school. A very well-equipped kitchen allows you to have something to eat and an outdoor courtyard welcomes you for your meals or discussions amongst students from the four corners of the planet. On the notice board at the reception, you will find the latest information concerning travel possibilities, accommodation or temporary jobs in Australia.

STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

ENGLISH + SCUBA DIVING 25 of 60 minutes (23 general + 2 scuba diving) Duration: 2 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 general + 5 independent study) Duration: flexible

ENGLISH + TENNIS OR GOLF 23 of 60 minutes (21 general + 2 tennis or golf) Duration: up to 12 weeks

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks

Have an active gap experience in Gold Coast, Australia while you learn English surrounded by beautiful beaches! A language PLUS course means attending English classes in the morning, and after lunch, taking part in exciting sports lessons several times a week. Choose from surfing, diving, tennis and golf. Of course, for longer stays, you could always choose more than one, or start off your stay with an intensive course and sign up for a language PLUS course later. The world is your oyster!

IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 IELTS + 5 independent study) Duration: up to 20 weeks COMBINED BARISTA COURSE 30 of 60 minutes (20 general + 10 Barista) Duration: 5 weeks

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ENGLISH + SURF 23 of 60 minutes (21 general + 2 surf) Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - Learning Progress Guarantee (Cambridge, IELTS) - End-of-course report and certificate

Southport Central shared apartments (from 18 years)

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NOOSA LEXIS

Do you want to have the time of your life with a language course in Noosa? In this surfers’ paradise, where none of the buildings are taller than the trees, it’s easy to meet the locals who are known for their relaxed and welcoming personality. Our partner school is located ten minutes’ walk from the famous Noosa Beach, close to shops, bars, cafés and cinemas. It provides students with 20 modern, air-conditioned classrooms, two multimedia language labs (15 terminals), a large library, free Internet WiFi access and a relaxation area with a snacks/drinks vending machine and a microwave. You can also chat with your new friends on the patio before going to see a film in the projection room.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS 20 de 60 minutos Duration: 30 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 general + 5 independent study) Duration: flexible

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS 20 of 60 minutes Duration: 92 weeks

CAMBRIDGE FCE, CAE OR CPE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 Cambridge + 5 independent study) Duration: 10, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 Cambridge + 3 activities + 2 independent study/workshop) Duration: flexible IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 IELTS + 5 independent study) Duration: up to 12 weeks

If studying English and business while living in immersion by the beach are on your wish list for your gap experience, this programme is for you! You’ll start by taking an English course to ensure you have a minimum level to move on to the VET courses. Then, you can continue your time abroad with the Certificate III in Business which will teach you skills like organising tasks, managing workplace information, producing business documents, providing customer service and communicating effectively. It’s a fantastic asset for your CV!

ENGLISH + SURF English: 15 of 60 minutes + Surf: 4 of 2 hours Duration: up to 4 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Diploma or Certificate

Student House (from 18 years)

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PERTH LEXIS

This sunny destination awaits on the west coast of Australia! When you arrive for your English course in Perth, it won’t take more than a day before you fall in love with this fantastic place that has its own distinct vibe from other Australian cities. With its natural wonders and lively nightlife, it’s no surprise that Perth is so popular for travellers. Our partner school is located on the famous Sunset Coast, at Scarborough Beach, only a stone’s throw away from this strip of coastline where a joy of living is displayed at every hour of the day. Separated from the beach by a row of bars, clubs, restaurants and Internet cafés, a short quarter of an hour away by public transport from the centre of Perth, the school houses 16 bright and comfortable classrooms. All of the rooms are arranged around a sun-drenched covered patio, where there is also a cafeteria. A kitchen is at the students’ disposal and a recreational area proposes diverse games in a relaxed atmosphere. Some computers connected to the Internet are available to the students and WiFi is free throughout the building. The unique location of the school, close to the most beautiful beaches, is also reflected in the interior of the course centre: windsurfing boards suspended on the walls, a radiant light and bright colours show the energy and vitality of the premises.

STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS 20 of 60 minutes Duration: 30 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 general + 5 independent study) Duration: flexible

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS 20 of 60 minutes Duration: 92 weeks

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 Cambridge + 5 independent study) Duration: 10, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE CPE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 CPE + 5 independent study) Duration: 10 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 IELTS + 5 independent study) Duration: up to 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

If you’re looking for a gap experience that combines learning English with preparing you to enter the business world in your host country, this is it. You’ll be living and studying in Perth, with its booming economy, and have the possibility to extend your time in Australia by working while you study. Get your English skills up to snuff by first taking a general English course, and then move on to vocational training in the form of the Certificate III in Business or the more advanced Diploma of Business, designed to prepare you for leadership roles.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Diploma or Certificate

Scarborough student house (from 18 years) Western Beach Lodge residence (from 18 years)

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SUNSHINE COAST LEXIS

With its magnificent beaches, wild rivers, activities for every taste and its wide variety of shops, English immersion in Maroochydore is a real pleasure.

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Our partner school, Lexis English, is located close to public transport, in a lively and suitable environment for language learning, the language school building is modern and very well-equipped. You will find in it 12 bright classrooms, a multimedia resource centre, computers connected to the internet and free Wi-Fi. In order to relax after classes and during breaks, the school makes available a corner kitchen, a lounge and common areas to students. The building of the Lexis English Maroochydore School is located right beside a shopping centre, the “Sunshine Plaza” and numerous cafés and restaurants. After your English classes, you will also be able to take advantage of the sun on one of the school’s three balconies with your new friends, unless you would prefer to go directly to the beach, 5 minutes’ walk from the course centre.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS 20 of 60 minutes Duration: 92 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 general + 5 independent study) Duration: flexible

HEALTH AND BEAUTY Duration: 22, 76 or 102 weeks

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 Cambridge + 5 independent study) Duration: 11 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks ENGLISH + SURF English: 15 of 60 minutes + Surf: 4 of 2 hours Duration: up to 4 weeks

This special programme is an incredible opportunity for those who are interested in a career in the world of beauty. After achieving a minimum intermediate level through a general English course, you can continue your time in Australia with a specialised beauty course including makeup, facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, waxing, body massage and aromatherapy, as well as how to advise on and sell skin care and cosmetic products in a retail setting, and all right by the beach!

CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS 20 of 60 minutes Duration: 30 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Welcome activity - Diploma or Certificate

Backpackers’ hostel


SYDNEY ELC

On the east coast of Australia, this multicultural metropolis awaits for a one-of-a-kind language stay. The English courses in Sydney will take you on an exciting adventure, especially for anyone who loves sun and surfing. The city locals live in harmony with nature but they also know how to have a good time: clubs, restaurants and concert halls... in Sydney, you’ll find it all! Our ELC partner school is located in the city centre, right in the heart of Sydney’s shopping and entertainment area. The iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as Darling Harbour and many other tourist attractions are only minutes away. The main train station and bus stops are within two minutes walk. ELC’s highly trained teachers keep you active and communicating with the modern, effective curriculum. The school has 22 comfortable, well-equipped classrooms, a multimedia centre, free internet and Wi-Fi access, a student kitchen, lounge and a travel desk. ELC provides excellent teaching, individualised academic support and great courses.

STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (15 general + 5 specialty + 5 electives) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (15 general + 5 specialty + 5 private) Duration: up to 20 weeks BUSINESS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (15 general + 5 specialty + 5 private) Duration: up to 36 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE, CAE OR CPE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (20 Cambridge + 5 electives) Duration: 9, 11 or 12 weeks

PREMIUM IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (15 general + 5 IELTS + 5 private) Duration: up to 20 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE + JOB (WTC) Duration: 4-week minimum course

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Discover Australia through a work experience where you can practise the language in a real world context as you make money to finance your travels! Start off with an intensive or exam prep course to solidify your English skills (minimum intermediate level) before consulting with the Student Work Assistance Program which will help you find a job, most likely in the hospitality industry. The best part is that you can even combine multiple work experiences, allowing you to travel all over Australia!

IELTS COURSE 25 of 60 minutes (15 general + 5 IELTS + 5 electives) Duration: up to 30 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Use of study centre - Job Club - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Studyhouse student house (minimum stay: 2 weeks) ELC residence (minimum stay: 10 weeks) Link2 student house (minimum stay: 2 weeks)

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CANADA

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There’s no better word to describe Canada than “breathtaking”. Witness the wonders of this incredible country as a student. The welcoming locals will open their doors to you and have you feeling like one of their own in no time! International students love coming to Canada for its chic cities and unparalleled natural landscapes. You can study English in the pearl of the Pacific, Vancouver, in modern Toronto or in Whistler, where you can spend your afternoons on the slopes. There are also plenty of internship options if you’re looking to gain your first work experience in an international environment, and you can even combine your studies with the totally unique experience of volunteering on a Canadian ranch. What could be a better setting for a gap experience you’ll never forget?

EU and Swiss citizens have to apply online for an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization). If your course lasts 6 months or less, you don’t even need to apply for a student visa! For longer courses of more than 6 months, you’ll need to apply for a Student Visa.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

C$60 8

DID YOU KNOW? Canada is so massive that there are 6 time zones in just one country.

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

There are more lakes in Canada than in the rest of the world combined.

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

Canada is the most educated country in the world – over half of its citizens are college grads!

C$91

C$5 0

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DO I NEED A VISA?

A LUNCH:

JOBS MINIMUM WAGE:

C$10.8 5 -1 3.60 , DEPEN D ING O N PR OVI N CE LEGAL WORKING AGE:

15- 18 , DEPENDING ON PR OVINCE

C$15

A CAPPUCCINO:

C$4

A BEER:

C$6

A PORTION OF POUTINE:

C$7 . 50

ICE SKATES RENTAL:

C$8

*Prices are approximate.

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MONTREAL ILSC

Cosmopolitan, modern, dynamic and above all, bilingual! With its dualspirit, this Canadian city knows how to captivate visitors. The English courses in Montreal attract young people from all over the world for the city’s magnificent natural setting, creativity and friendly people.

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In the heart of the old town and a few minutes’ walk away from the old port, the ILSC school in Montreal offers the opportunity to learn English, and also French, in a lively and stimulating environment. It occupies the third floor of a historical building which has been superbly renovated. The course centre has 35 classrooms, each with a view to the outside, two multimedia rooms, and a quiet room. It also includes several common rooms and internet access is available in various places in the school. Between the two cafeterias and the numerous restaurants and cafés close to the course centre, you will be spoiled with eating options. After classes, there are so many interesting things to explore around the city. You could enjoy yourself on St. Paul Street, famous for its shops and art galleries, visit one of the many museums in the city, shop along Ste. Catherine street, take a walk up beautiful Mont-Royal for an amazing view of the city or simply hang out in the trendy Plateau neighbourhood.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 17 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes (standard + 2 electives) Duration: flexible

SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 50 minutes (standard + 1 elective) Duration: flexible

Customise your gap experience with the amazing elective classes available at ILSC in the heart of historic Montreal! In addition to general English classes, you’ll be able to enrol in a wide selection of electives, with exciting options like public speaking, Cambridge exam prep, business English, English through film and even yoga. There’s no better way to learn a language than by studying something you’re passionate about!

CAMBRIDGE FCE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes Duration: 6, 7, 10 or 11 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes Duration: 6, 8, 10 or 12 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Trylon apartments (from 18 years) EVO Vieux Montreal residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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TORONTO EC

Discover everything this incredible Canadian city has to offer by taking an English course in Toronto! An hour and a half by car from Niagara Falls, you’ll enjoy Toronto’s art, culture, nightlife and shopping. Based in a high building in Midtown Toronto, our partner school enjoys an ideal location. Its proximity to public transportation links means students have this big, multicultural city on their doorstep. In the 22 spacious and light classrooms, skilled teachers provide high quality language classes. You can use the many internet-ready computers and Wi-Fi access available throughout the building to keep in touch with your family and friends back home. A student lounge, study room and relaxation room are also available to you. Renowned for its cultural and dynamic atmosphere, the course centre is surrounded by bars, restaurants and cafés where you can have a bite with your new friends from all over the world.

STANDARD AND 30 PLUS STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

TOEIC, TOEFL OR IELTS COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks

SEMI-INTENSIVE AND 30 PLUS SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 Global Career Development) Duration: 8 or 16 weeks

INTENSIVE AND 30 PLUS INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks

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Available in London, Toronto and New York, the programme will give you a solid foundation for professional success through exposure to authentic professional situations in the English-speaking business world. You will come home with a local employer reference, an increased international network and an excellent command of English: three assets to increase your career prospects! The programme includes two independent modules of 8 weeks each.

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 8 or 12 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Parkside superior residence (from 18 years) CCNM standard residence (from 18 years) 89 Chestnut comfort summer residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks) Shared apartments / hotels

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TORONTO ILSC

Discover everything this incredible Canadian city has to offer by taking an English course in Toronto! An hour and a half by car from Niagara Falls, you’ll enjoy Toronto’s art, culture, nightlife and shopping. Our partner school is located in Toronto city centre, and features two campuses designed and equipped to offer a first-class learning environment and facilities to students. In addition to the 63 classrooms dedicated to English classes, three computer language labs, and Wi-Fi internet access throughout the building, the school also has common areas where students can relax and get to know each other in an international and multicultural environment. ILSC is close to Toronto’s main attractions, including the vibrant bars and restaurants in the entertainment district, the fashion district and China Town.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 17 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes (standard + 2 electives) Duration: flexible

SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 24 of 50 minutes (standard + 1 elective) Duration: flexible

Beyond learning and improving your English grammar skills, a gap experience in Toronto allows you to learn the language through a vast range of electives that will really spice up your language-learning experience! Choose from options including English communication, English for marketing, English through comedy, English through Toronto, where you’ll get to know the city in-depth, and even English for university admission. Choose what interests you the most or combine multiple electives!

CAMBRIDGE FCE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes Duration: 6, 7, 10 or 11 weeks CAMBRIDGE CAE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes Duration: 6, 7, 10 or 12 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Campus One residence CCNM student residence Chestnut summer residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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VANCOUVER EC

Included in all the lists of cities with the best quality of life, this Canadian city boasts a gorgeous natural setting. Immerse yourself in an English course in Vancouver and discover everything this city between the sea and the mountains has to offer.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE CPE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks IELTS OR TOEFL COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks Perched on Canada’s west coast surrounded by forests and mountains, Vancouver is the perfect setting for a gap experience. After you’ve built up your confidence with a general English course, the perfect capstone to your time abroad is an official exam certificate that will help your CV arrive to the top of the stack every time. Choose from the Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE, the IELTS or the TOEFL, and get the preparation you need to pass your exam of choice with ease.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Viva comfort apartments (from 19 years)

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Located in downtown Vancouver, a stone’s throw away from the public library and the main means of public transport, our partner school offers an exceptional learning environment to study the English language. Its bright and spacious classrooms are the ideal setting for interactive lessons, taught by passionate and qualified teachers. Between or after classes, the international participants will profit from the comfortable student lounge for a coffee break or a snack in a convivial atmosphere (vending machines are available for student use). A flat-screen TV will allow you to watch TV programmes in English with the other international students, whereas the individual study room will provide you with the perfect setting to revise for your lessons in a calm and quiet environment. You can also access the internet through the free Wi-Fi network and on the many computers available for use. The school staff will be at your disposal in the reception area, to welcome you and to provide you with help and support on a daily basis.

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VANCOUVER

G R E YS TO N E CO L L EG E ( I L S C)

Included in all the lists of cities with the best quality of life, this Canadian city boasts a gorgeous natural setting. Immerse yourself in an English course in Vancouver and discover everything this city between the sea and the mountains has to offer. Greystone College is located in the heart of Vancouver, which will allow you to fully enjoy this Canadian city during your long-term studies abroad. The premises include 7 bright and comfortable classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, as well as a computer lab, reception area and a small dining area with water fountains and microwaves. In between lessons, you can meet up with the other students from all around the world in the lounge or get in touch with your family back home by using the free Wi-Fi. Just a few minutes from the school, there are shops, museums, bars, parks and several public transport stops.

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COURSES DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Duration: 26 weeks

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES Duration: 26-98 weeks

DIPLOMA IN CUSTOMER SERVICE Duration: 26 weeks

DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Duration: 26 weeks Through this programme, you will gain an excellent understanding of the essentials of business management in the current global business environment. The main themes covered include: business in the global context, marketing planning and execution, how groups and individual behaviours work within an

organisation, communication in business and cross-cultural environments, the management process (including planning, organising, directing and controlling organisation activities), basics of contract law and legal terminology. - Duration: 24 weeks + 2 weeks of postplacement feedback - Salary: paid - Language requirement: C1 - Minimal training level: high school diploma.

Greystone College students may work up to 20 hours per week with a student visa.

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

GEC Viva Tower residence (from 19 years)


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ACADEMIC STUDIES

If you wish to improve your English while developing solid professional skills in your area of interest, the Work and Study programmes are perfect for you. Greystone College offers diplomas combining academic training and work placement in 4 different areas:

Alongside specific courses related to your chosen field of activity, all programmes include a 4-week work placement skills course in the presence of industry professionals. The course prepares students to apply for an internship and work in a Canadian company. Upon completion of the internship, all students will go back to the school for a 2-week post-internship follow-up course, which concludes the programme.

-Business Communications -International Business Management -Customer Service -Tourism and Hospitality Management Pick the diploma that matches your interests and enjoy an extensive training programme. Upon completion of the course, you will receive an official diploma delivered by Greystone College. This is your opportunity to improve your English knowledge, both in an academic and work setting, while building career-focused skills. With this international experience in a Canadian company, you will develop essential soft skills for the workplace, which will make you more employable. A real asset on your résumé!

WORK PLACEMENT Greystone College has its own job board to ensure every student has the resources to find an internship relevant to their programme and adapted to their professional and language skills. The salary and schedule are determined by the employer and include an average of 21 hours of work weekly (and up to 27h/week for the Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management). Work placement hours cannot exceed study hours. The content of the internship depends on the employer’s needs and student’s skills.

THE WORK PLACEMENT SERVICE OFFERED BY GREYSTONE COLLEGE INCLUDES: - permit sponsorship and extension if necessary - documentation support - explanation of Canadian government reporting procedures - work placement search tips - job interview and internship preparation - résumé building and cover letter - personalised follow-up during work placement

Programme also available in Toronto. More information at www.esl-taalreizen.com.

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OTHER ENGLISHSPEAKING COUNTRIES

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If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track place to study English, you have plenty of options for an incredible gap experience. If you love sunshine and the sea, try the tiny island nation of Malta, where in addition to learning English and living in full immersion, you can explore ruins that are older than the Pyramids or Stonehenge! New Zealand, on the other hand, is a paradise for nature lovers and a magnet for international students and young people in general. And finally, to experience a rich culture different from your own, South Africa is full of warm, friendly people and surrounded by breathtaking wildlife, mountains and beaches. The only question is – which will you choose?

For Malta, if you’re from Switzerland or an EU country, no visa is required! If you’re travelling to New Zealand, you’ll need to apply for a Visitor Visa, a Student Visa or a Working Holiday Visa depending on your length of stay and what you plan to do during your gap year. South Africa allows European and Swiss students to stay for up to 90 days with no visa! If you stay for longer than 3 months, you’ll need to obtain a Study Visa.

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Malta is one of the sunniest countries in Europe, with about 3,000 hours of sunshine per year! (Better pack your shades!) Sign language is one of the official languages of New Zealand! The other two are English and Maori. South Africa, on the other hand, has 11 official languages (English and Afrikaans plus 9 tribal languages).

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ST. JULIANS

MALTA

EC

The touristic centre of the Maltese island chain, this old fishing village is a little treasure. The language courses in St. Julian’s are very popular among our students, as it offers beaches, lively nightlife and a wide variety of activities. Surrounded by a magnificent natural setting, you’ll learn English while discovering the incredible city history.

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The language school is located in the heart of St. Julian’s, just steps from the main bus terminal. It is contained within three buildings, two facing each other and the third one a few metres around the corner. There are a total of 42 spacious, bright and air-conditioned classrooms, 12 of which are especially designed to accommodate small groups or one-to-one classes. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Between classes, you can relax and enjoy the superb view from the rooftop terrace, or go to one of the cafés on the ground level. A language resource centre with video material, a library, computers with internet access as well as a reading or study room are made readily available to you by the school. Interactive whiteboards are available in the classrooms. EC offers a complete range of courses which will suit as much students who wish to work intensively on the language (mini groups, one-toone lessons) as those who need to unwind and learn whilst adopting a Mediterranean lifestyle.

COURSES GENERAL COURSE (30 PLUS AVAILABLE) 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE CPE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks TOEFL OR IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks STANDARD COURSE IN MINI-GROUP 20 or 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 4 weeks ENGLISH FOR WORK (30 PLUS AVAILABLE) 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ENGLISH IN THE CITY (30 PLUS AVAILABLE) 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible The programme is open to participants aged between 18 and 30 years with at least a preuniversity level. Continuing your stay in Malta through an internship is the best opportunity to put the language skills you have acquired during the classes into practice! The internship period is unpaid and any compensation remains at the discretion of the employer. The coordinators will also be available during the internship period in order to ensure the smooth running of the stay. At the end of your stay, you will receive references on behalf of the employer.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Shared apartments (from 18 years) (recommended 18-27) Hotel or private apartment


AUCKLAND

NEW ZEALAND

NZLC

It’s no surprise that studying abroad in Auckland is a favourite option among young students from all over the world! This young and dynamic city on the northern island of New Zealand offers incredible landscapes and every kind of activity under the sun. Ride to the top of Sky Tower or hike up Mount Eden for an extraordinary panorama! A short walk from the vibrant waterfront area and central Britomart transport station, NZLC is located in a modern and dynamic environment in the heart of Auckland. In order to make the most out of your English course, you will have access to modern learning facilities such as a library, self-study centre, computer lab, Wi-Fi and a student presentation room to help you make the most of your English course. The school offers a variety of after-school and weekend activities, as well as a student lounge where you will have the opportunity to socialise with other NZLC students from all over the world. And to let off steam after classes, take advantage of the newly renovated swimming pool and gym complex located right next to the school!

STANDARD COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 23 of 60 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 23 of 60 minutes Duration: 10 or 12 weeks TOEIC COURSE 17 of 60 minutes (15 general + 2 TOEIC) Duration: 5 weeks

If you’re searching for a natural paradise with friendly locals who will welcome you with open arms, Auckland is a great choice! Take English classes right in the heart of the city’s vibrant waterfront, and enjoy day trips to places like the Coromandel Forest Park and Hobbiton, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. The perfect way to finalise your studies is with an exam prep course, so you have an official certificate to take back with you and add to your CV! Choose from the FCE, CAE, IELTS or the TOEIC.

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COURSES

IELTS COURSE 23 of 60 minutes Duration: up to 30 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - Job Club - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

YMCA residence (from 18 years)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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QUEENSTOWN

NEW ZEALAND

SLEC

It’s impossible to take an English class in Queenstown without falling in love with the magic of the place. Set between the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu, this city with a strong Maori tradition will give you a stay where you can try parasailing, water skiing and windsurfing, to name a few activities. If you love adventure and excitement, Queenstown is paradise! Southern Lakes English College is located in the centre of Queenstown, close to shops, banks, parks, cafés and restaurants. This school, which is deliberately small in size, offers students optimal learning conditions with a notably very high quality teaching staff. It is made up of 13 spacious classrooms and a common room with a kitchenette and a ping-pong table. In the same building as the school, the students also have Internet via a WiFi connection and benefit from concessionary rates for the Queenstown Gym and at Discovery Lodge.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 15 of 55 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks

ENGLISH + MOUNTAIN BIKE English: 15 of 55 minutes + 5 Mountain Bike Duration: up to 32 weeks

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

ENGLISH + SKI/SNOWBOARD English: 15 of 55 minutes + 5 Ski/Snowboard Duration: up to 16 weeks

CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes Duration: 9 or 12 weeks IELTS COURSE 25 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible TOEIC COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (15 general + 10 TOEIC) Duration: flexible ENGLISH + WINE 15 of 55 minutes Duration: 1-3 weeks

Nothing can prepare you for New Zealand’s natural beauty. Queenstown is the ideal destination for nature and sports lovers, and your gap experience will give you the opportunity to combine learning English with sports like mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, rugby or golf. Spend your mornings learning English and your afternoons doing the sport of your choice, or start off with an intensive or exam prep course and add your favourite sport whenever you like. There’s no way you won’t have a good time!

ENGLISH + RUGBY OR GOLF English: 15 of 55 minutes + Rugby or Golf Duration: flexible

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card - Activity programme

Student House


CAPE TOWN

SOUTH AFRICA

EC

Prepare yourself to fall in love with studying abroad in Cape Town. In the far south of the African continent, the natural landscapes are breathtakingly majestic, and the beaches are picture-perfect. The Atlantic Ocean laps at the banks of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. Study English in the heart of Cape Town! With stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, our partner school offers a study setting of choice, just minutes from the waterfront and the city centre. State-of-the-art equipment will help you progress with the language, including interactive whiteboards in all 12 classrooms. Other facilities include a large library, several self-access computers and free Wi-Fi access. Find out what’s on in Cape Town at the reception area and socialise with the other participants from all over the world in the student lounge. Nearby Long Street is brimming with hip shops and cafés where you can experience the lively city atmosphere.

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks CAMBRIDGE FCE OR CAE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks IELTS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 23 weeks ENGLISH FOR WORK 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English for Work) Duration: up to 23 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ENGLISH IN THE CITY 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 English in the City) Duration: up to 23 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP OR VOLUNTEER WORK 30 of 45 minutes Duration: up to 12 weeks (4-8-week course + internship or volunteer experience) A long-term language stay in Cape Town is an experience that will stay with you forever. After achieving an intermediate level through an intensive English course (minimum, 4 weeks), you can move on to an internship or volunteer work. The exciting internships include placements in the film industry, wine production, a diving centre and more, or volunteer at the St Joseph’s Home for children, the Red Cross hospital or gardening at a clinic for AIDS patients. Whatever you choose, your experience will be unforgettable.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Access to e-learning platform - Welcome activity - Orange Carpet Experience - Optional language workshops - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Mountain View comfort student house (recommended 18-25 years) Milner Road standard student house (from 18 years)

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CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY BY COMBINING DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND DESTINATIONS!

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GERMANY

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There’s nothing like a long-term stay in Germany for your gap experience. Whether you’re cuddled up in a cosy café sipping on a Kaffee creme and savouring a piece of rhubarb strudel watching the snow fall in the winter, or toasting with your new German friends at a Biergarten decorated with twinkling lights during the summer, there’s a lot to love about Germany. Work on your German language skills in a charming city like Munich, pass an official exam in Freiburg or even combine a language course with an internship in trendy Berlin. You’ll boost your CV, your German and your life experiences. And when you leave, you’ll be able to say you’ve experienced Germany beyond Oktoberfest and the Christmas markets, although there’s no shame in taking part in these beloved local events, too!

EU and Swiss citizens do not require a visa to travel to Germany, so all you have to do is book your programme!

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

€4 3 0

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

JOBS MINIMUM WAGE:

€8 .8 4 /HO UR LEGAL WORKING AGE:

18

€70

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

€30

A LUNCH:

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There are no tuition fees for university students in Germany – even international ones! Almost 1/3 of Germany is powered by renewable energy! And that’s not all – coffee pods are banned in German government buildings to reduce waste. Germany’s oldest brewery is almost 1,000 years old and has remained in constant operation!

€1 0

A CAPPUCCINO:

€2. 6 5 A BEER:

€3. 50 A SOFT PRETZEL:

€1 . 50

A WOOLLY HAT:

€1 5 *Prices are approximate.

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BERLIN A L PA D I A

Studying abroad in Berlin will open the doors to a city that’s just begging to be explored! Visit this European capital, which is one of the most avant-garde cities in the world. The course centre is located in the vibrant Schöneberg district, in the heart of the German capital. Many of Berlin’s main attractions are found nearby, as well as excellent public transport connections and a huge selection of cool shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Students can also make use of a cafeteria: an ideal place to meet up with others and practise the language. With an average of 10 people per class, Alpadia Berlin is known for its family feel and personal atmosphere, where every student benefits from individual attention.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE (30 PLUS AVAILABLE) 20 of 45 minutes Duration: 4, 8, 11 or 12 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking) Duration: flexible PREMIUM COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking + 5 writing in mini-group) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 25 or 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 or 10 private) Duration: flexible GOETHE ZERTIFIKAT B2 OR C1 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 exam prep in mini-group) Duration: 4 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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TELC B1, B2 OR C1 COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 exam prep in mini-group) Duration: 4 weeks PRIVATE COURSE (AT SCHOOL OR ONLINE) 10, 15 or 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible GERMAN COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: 6-week minimum course + internship Berlin has an atmosphere unlike any other European city, which makes it the perfect choice for learning German during a longterm stay! Dive into the sights and sounds of the city with a general or intensive German course, all while living in full immersion and practising your German in the real world. A great way to finish your time abroad is with an exam prep course, as adding a Goethe Zertifikat or TELC certification to your CV is a fantastic asset!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Shared apartment with local residents (from 18 years) Am Brandenburger Tor residence (from 18 years)


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IN-COMPANY INTERNSHIP After the German course (minimum 6 weeks) that will help you reach the required level (B2) to apply for an internship in a company, you will benefit from the school’s assistance to find an unpaid internship in a local business. Internship duration: 6-12 weeks Sectors: tourism, hospitality, administration, social. The school will ask you to write a CV and a cover letter in German. Then, when you are at school,

you will have an interview with the manager of the company that is interested in your application. A second interview will be organised if the first one is unsuccessful for a reason beyond your control. Internships are offered to EU and Swiss citizens. Students of other nationalities need a student visa that allows them to work or a work permit.

PROGRAMME CONDITIONS: - Minimum age: 18 years old - Minimum 6-week German course - Minimum: level B2 - CV and cover letter - Accident insurance for the duration of the internship

More information at www.esl-taalreizen.com.

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FREIBURG A L PA D I A

Your language studies in Freiburg will allow you to discover a sunny German city with a Mediterranean lifestyle. Green, international and a student city, it’s just a stone’s throw from the border with Switzerland and France. Learn German in this gorgeous university town. Renowned for the quality of its teaching, our partner school offers German courses in a beautiful 3-storey neoclassical house. Facilities include 13 bright and airy classrooms, a cafeteria, a study area and a computer room with learning software. Students from all over the world love the large outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery. In a friendly atmosphere and with the help of dedicated and experienced teachers, you will be amazed at how quickly you improve. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the university and with parking for cars, enjoy Freiburg’s young and dynamic spirit and put your German skills to the test.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 25 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 private) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 private lessons) Duration: flexible

PREMIUM COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking + 5 writing in mini-group) Duration: flexible Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

PREMIUM TELC B1, B2 OR C1 COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 TELC in minigroup) Duration: 4 weeks PRIVATE COURSE (AT SCHOOL OR ONLINE) 10, 15 or 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible GERMAN COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: 6-week minimum course + internship

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Shared apartment (from 18 years) Alpadia residence (from 18 years)


HAMBURG COLON

After strolling along the rivers and canals and visiting the city’s modern port, you’ll understand why they call it “the Venice of the north”! Your German course in Hamburg will make its mark on you! Founded in 1952, Colón Language Center is one of the longest-running language schools in Germany. Its three buildings, located in a pedestrian area in the heart of the city, house some 50 teachers and 800 students, both international and German, as the institution is also a recognised centre for continuing education. This range of cultures reflects the diversity that Hamburg is known for. Our partner school has developed its own teaching manual, and uses numerous interactive resources to help you learn German. There is Wi-Fi throughout the school, so you can stay connected at all times.

COURSES

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (25 general + 5 private lessons) Duration: flexible STANDARD COUSE + TELC 20 of 45 minutes + 1 day TELC prep Duration: flexible

The vibrant port city of Hamburg is a great choice for a longer period of time abroad learning German. Spend your days developing your German skills at an accelerated pace as you study for the TestDaf exam and your free time exploring sights like the Altonaer Balkon Park on the waterfront and Hamburg’s charming old quarter. If you prefer to go for your TELC diploma, you can attend an exam prep day at the school. What’s more, the school is an official TELC centre, so you can take the exam right where you’ve been preparing for it – how convenient!

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STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

TESTDAF COURSE 35 of 45 minutes (25 intensive + 10 TestDaf) Duration: flexible

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Colon Language Center residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks) Shared apartment (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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FRANCE

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Joie de vivre may be an overly used phrase, but there’s a reason why we use the French words for “the joy of living” in every language! Your gap experience in France could be anything from a language course on the French Riviera in Nice or surrounded by arts and culture in Lyon, to a combination of French language studies and work experience in Paris, or an academic year in the wonderfully student-friendly, bohemian city of Montpellier. Spend your days learning and perfecting your French, your nights heading out to the bars with your new French friends and your weekends picnicking in Paris’ historic parks or at Montpellier’s nearby natural beaches. There’s no better way to improve your language skills than in full immersion, and living an authentic, local life combined with your language course is the perfect way to do it.

If you’re from Switzerland or an EU country, no visa is required.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

€4 0 0

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

€55

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

€35

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Up to 50% of basic English words come from a French origin! French is the only language besides English that is taught in every country in the world. There’s a reason why French cinema is famous – film production, at 500 films per year, is number two in the world!

A LUNCH:

€1 2

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€2 . 6 5 A BEER:

€5

A BAGUET TE:

€1

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€1 0 *Prices are approximate.

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In Lyon, they take cuisine seriously! In the city centre, the famous bouchons are perfect for foodies. The French courses in Lyon will not only allow you to learn the language, but also to dive into the culture, try your hand at active pursuits and shop for local products. Learn French in the centre of Lyon surrounded by culture and lively local life. Located in one of the nicest areas in Lyon, the language school occupies a beautiful 19thcentury building on the Rhône River. With 7 spacious and bright classrooms, a cafeteria, multimedia centre for independent study and free Wi-Fi, conditions are ideal for study. Just a stone’s throw from the Place Bellecour, right after your classes you can immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the area’s cafés and bouchons: favourite meeting places for Lyon’s large student population.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 25 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 private) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 private) Duration: flexible

PREMIUM COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 5 speaking + 5 writing in mini-group) Duration: flexible Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in French through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

DELF/DALF COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 DELF/DALF) Duration: 4 weeks PRIVATE COURSE (AT SCHOOL OR ONLINE) 10, 15 or 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible FRENCH COURSE + INTERNSHIP Duration: 6-week minimum course + internship

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Le Loft shared apartment (from 18 years) Residence (minimum 4 weeks) Hotel-Residences (2 and 3 stars)


MONTPELLIER

INSTITUT EUROPÉEN DE FRANÇAIS

This student city in the south of France never ceases to amaze. Here you’ll find both medieval and modern gems, friendly people and a fantastic climate. If you enrol in a French programme in Montpellier, you’ll combine learning the language with an unforgettable Mediterranean stay, where you’ll be able to chat with other foreigners as well as locals in one of the city’s beautiful squares. The Institut Européen de Français is situated right in the heart of the historic centre of Montpellier, in a converted 17th-century hotel. The school has 13 spacious, bright classrooms so you can learn French in a lovely setting. During breaks or after classes, get snacks from the vending machine or head to the nearby cafés for lunch or the famous French pastries. To stay connected, you can use the multimedia resource centre with free Wi-Fi and unlimited internet access.

COURSES

INTENSIVE COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (26 general + 2 electives) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSES 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 6 private + 2 electives) Duration: flexible

If you’re looking for a student-friendly city in France, there’s no better choice than Montpellier! Full of student pubs, live music venues and street markets, you’re bound to have the time of your life here. An extra incentive could be using part of your time abroad to prepare for the DELF or the DALF exam, which is invaluable for your CV or for university entrance. And, you’ll still have your afternoons free to explore all that Montpellier has to offer, from its nearby beaches to its great music festivals!

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STANDARD COURSE 22 of 45 minutes (20 general + 2 electives) Duration: flexible

DELF (A1/A2/B1/B2) COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 6 DELF mini-group + 2 workshops) Duration: 4 weeks DALF COURSE 28 of 45 minutes (20 general + 6 DALF mini-group + 2 workshops) Duration: 4 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP 28 of 45 minutes (26 general + 2 electives) Duration: flexible

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Optional language workshops - Diploma or Certificate - Activity programme

Shared apartment

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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NICE

AZURLINGUA

The French Riviera’s most iconic city offers anyone who visits it a wide range of attractions, each one more appealing than the last, under the blue sky in the south of France. Taking a French course in Nice, ever popular and elegant, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn the language right where it’s spoken. One of the most experienced language schools in France, Azurlingua has two interconnected Belle Époque buildings in the very centre of Nice, around 15 minutes’ walk from the sea, Vieux Nice and the Promenade des Anglais. The superb central garden is much loved by students who relax in the Mediterranean atmosphere outside of class time. 11 modern and spacious classrooms plus an outdoor classroom are used for teaching. A computer room allows students to work quietly while there is free Wi-Fi throughout the school and garden. High-performance audiovisual equipment complements modern teaching methods.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 22 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 mini-group) Duration: flexible

COMBINED COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 private) Duration: flexible

Want to improve your French at lightspeed while living in one of the most beautiful towns on the Côte d’Azur? Then Nice is the perfect option! An intensive French course is the ideal way to make fast progress, which is complemented by living in full French immersion. You’ll spend your days studying French in dynamic classes, with 2 free afternoons a week to hit the beach, do some shopping or explore the region from Cannes to Monaco. You’ll be amazed with your language skills by the end of your stay!

BUSINESS COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 mini-group) Duration: 1-2 weeks DELF A2/B2 COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 DELF) Duration: 2-4 weeks

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - End-of-course report and certificate - Activities programme

Campus Central residence (from 16 years) Montebello residence (July and August only, from 18 years)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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PARIS

FRANCE LANGUE

Want to learn French in Paris? Who wouldn’t? The city, shared by locals and tourists alike, is made up of different neighbourhoods that are almost like their own little villages. Irresistibly romantic, the lovely French capital has a one-of-a-kind charm. Just steps from the Pantheon and Notre-Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité, learn French right in the historic centre of Paris. The language school is located in the Latin Quarter, famous for its prestigious universities and vibrant student life. The building, formerly a private mansion dating back to the 1880’s, is located on the edge of a pretty little park. Facilities include 7 spacious classrooms with natural light, a student lounge, study area and computers. Whatever your language goals, you will enjoy lively, interactive lessons with personalised pedagogical support to help you make rapid progress with the French language. When classes are over, let yourself get carried away by Paris, with its countless cafés, museums, gardens and boutiques!

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 45 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 26 of 45 minutes (20 general + 6 modules) Duration: flexible LONG-TERM INTENSIVE COURSE 26 of 45 minutes (20 general + 6 modules) Duration: 12, 24, 36 or 48 weeks SUPER-INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 modules) Duration: flexible LONG-TERM SUPER-INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 45 minutes (20 general + 10 modules) Duration: 12, 24, 36 or 48 weeks

FRENCH + PAID JOB Duration: 2-week minimum course + job If learning or improving your French in full immersion and working in France are high on your list, then this is the perfect gap experience for you. Take a French language course in the heart of Paris, where you’ll work your way up to an intermediate level (minimum). Then, it’s time to get to work, with a placement in the hospitality industry that could be anything from a job in a restaurant to a hotel, bar or a chic Parisian boutique. It’s the ideal way to practise your French in the real world! This programme is also available in Bordeaux.

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COURSES

DELF COURSE 26 of 45 minutes (20 + DELF) Duration: 4 weeks

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate - Activity programme

Nexity Tessier residence

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S PA N I S H

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The second-most spoken language in the world, Spanish gives you the opportunity to choose your destination from across the globe. In Europe, head to Spain for a gap experience surrounded by historic architecture in a country that loves to party! Study Spanish under the orange trees and on the beaches of Valencia, or get an internship in the vibrant capital city of Madrid to take your CV to the next level.

DO I NEED A VISA? For Spain, if you’re from Switzerland or a EU country, no visa is required! For Latin America, you don’t need a visa for stays of under 3 months. Staying longer? You can extend your stay onsite!

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR MY STAY IN SPAIN?*

DID YOU KNOW?

MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

Spain’s most famous festival, La Tomatina, takes place just outside of Valencia. 150,000 tomatoes are used in the world’s most famous food fight!

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

Panama is paradise for beach lovers – you could be swimming in the Pacific in the morning and the Atlantic in the afternoon!

€30 5 €40

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

€35

A LUNCH:

€1 0

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Latin America, on the other hand, offers you endless possibilities after completing a Spanish course, like volunteering on the Caribbean in Playa del Carmen, Mexico or near the mystical ruins in Cuzco, Peru. Get your scuba diving certification in Bocas del Toro, Panama, or learn to tango with the best of them in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Wherever you choose to live out your Spanish gap experience, you’ll be sure to have the time of your life!

Argentinians love their films almost as much as football. The country has the highest rate of movie watching in the world, so make sure to practise your Spanish by heading to the cinema!

A CAPPUCCINO:

€1 . 50 A BEER:

€2

A PAELLA:

€1 5

SCARF FROM YOUR FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAM:

€20 *Prices are approximate.

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MADRID

SPAIN

ENFOREX

This cosmopolitan city offers modern infrastructure and an incredible cultural and artistic heritage. The Spanish programmes in Madrid will allow you to enter this fascinating world. Enforex Madrid is located in the heart of the Argüelles district in central Madrid, opposite the university, near the bars of Malasaña and only a few minutes from the Plaza de España. The school occupies a two-storey building that has been recently renovated so you can study Spanish in the best conditions. There are 40 spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, a modern library, a video room and a computer room with free internet access. To relax after your classes, you can either meet your friends in the student lounge or enjoy the sunshine in the public park situated only 150 metres from the school, or join university students in Malasaña’s many bars and live music venues.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation) Duration: flexible DELE A2, B1, B2 OR C1 COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: 2 or 4 weeks DELE COURSE 30 of 55 minutes (20 general + 10 private DELE) Duration: flexible

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Head to the Spanish capital to learn the language and then put it into practise with an internship in the field of your choice! Start off by building your confidence with the language through an intensive Spanish course, designed to fully prepare you for the next stage. Then, the school’s dedicated staff will work with you in order to place you in an internship that’s a perfect fit for you. Areas include hospitality, tourism, marketing, graphic design, advertising, event planning, education and more!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Learning progress monitoring - Diploma or Certificate - Activity programme

Shared apartments (from 18 years)

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING

INTENSIVE COURSE + INTERNSHIP 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation) + internship Duration: flexible


VALENCIA

SPAIN

D O N Q U I J OT E

With a gorgeous historic centre and welcoming locals, the paella capital of the world invites you to study Spanish in Valencia! This coastal city, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean, is famous for its festivals and amazing oranges! Our Don Quijote partner school is located in the heart of Valencia, in a 15th century renovated palace, about 30 minutes away from the beach by public transport. The school offers very good learning conditions; you will attend the lessons in one of the 18 bright and air-conditioned classes, equipped with the best educational resources! And during the breaks, you can relax on the terrace or in the garden. You will have access to the cafeteria, the library and the student lounge, as well as the free Wi-Fi connexion. In the afternoon, discover Valencia’s historical treasures, go shopping or have a drink with your new international friends in one of the nice bars in the area. And don’t forget to enjoy the beach to the fullest!

STANDARD COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation) Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation + 5 semi-private) Duration: flexible DELE A2, B1 OR B2 COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: 2 or 4 weeks

Enjoy a gap experience in full immersion on Spain’s Mediterranean coast! Valencia has everything you could ever wish for: gorgeous beaches, a stunning historic centre that comes alive at night when its bars open their doors, paella, a vibrant modern side that you can see through the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences and a large student population that ensures you’ll never be at a loss for company. Studying Spanish here is truly a privilege!

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DELE COURSE 30 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation + 5 private DELE) Duration: flexible

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Learning progress monitoring - End-of-course report and certificate

Shared apartments Valencia Campus residence

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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BOCAS DEL TORO

PANAMA

H A B L A YA

An Afro-Caribbean atmosphere, untouched beaches, coves, coral and dolphins... tempted? Take a Spanish course in Bocas del Toro and fall in love with its natural beauty.

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Our partner school in Bocas del Toro is located on Isla Colón, the largest island in the archipelago. You will find bars, restaurants, cafés, a supermarket and a number of shops close by. The colonial-style building offers a colourful, painted interior and 12 airconditioned classrooms to students from all over the world. Classes are run in groups with a maximum of 6 participants, which means teachers can accompany students closely in their language learning. Based on constant and lively interaction, the lessons are designed to teach the elements of Spanish in a very short time. Facilities include a student lounge with TV, a large balcony and a kitchen. The beach is just 20 minutes away on foot – no doubt you’ll get there as soon as the classes are over! Pick-up package: 1st night in Panama City and transfer to Bocas del Toro: When you arrive at Panama City airport, you will be picked up and taken to a hotel downtown, where you’ll spend your first night and get some rest after the long flight. The next day, you will have some time to visit the city before taking your transfer to the airport and boarding your domestic flight to Bocas del Toro.

COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 private) Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 30 of 55 minutes (20 general + 10 private) Duration: flexible SPANISH + SURFING Spanish: 20 of 55 minutes + 5 afternoons of surfing Duration: up to 6 weeks SPANISH + DIVING Spanish: 20 of 55 minutes + 6 afternoons of diving Duration: up to 6 weeks

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STANDARD COURSE + 2-WEEK VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: 6-week minimum course + 2-week volunteer experience Finish up your Spanish course with a volunteer experience in Bocas del Toro. This experience in the field will allow you to integrate into the local community by working with charitable organisations. Available options include: working with the elderly, helping at a primary school, collaborating with an English language programme, Give & Surf and working in urban gardens. Minimum age: 18.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Diploma or Certificate - Activity programme

Palma Royale Hotel Tropical Suites Boutique Hotel B&B Bocas Surf Hostel


BUENOS AIRES

ARGENTINA

E X PA N I S H

Nostalgic, elegant and cosmopolitan, the capital of Argentina is a metropolis with European charm that might remind you a little bit of Paris with a South American soul. Students who are looking for an exciting stay will be happy here: Spanish immersion in Buenos Aires guarantees a stay full of music, tango, football, art and great meat! Housed on one floor of stately historic building which has been entirely refurbished, our partner school is located in the heart of the Argentinian capital, just steps from the iconic Plaza de Mayo and the Obelisco. 16 bright, hi-tech classrooms, a multipurpose room (film, lectures, dance classes), a student lounge, two study rooms and a coffee/ tea/mate area are perfect for meeting the other students and speaking Spanish. The school provides an assistance service for students. The school is located in a pleasant pedestrian area lined with cafés, restaurants and shops. The nearest subway station is 100 metres away and both the waterfront Puerto Madero neighbourhood and the traditional San Telmo neighbourhood are within walking distance.

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible INTENSIVE COURSE 30 of 50 minutes Duration: flexible BUSINESS COURSE 20 of 50 minutes + 4 private business Duration: flexible SPANISH + TANGO 20 of 50 minutes + 2 tango (one 90-min. group + one 60-min. private) Duration: flexible STANDARD COURSE + VOLUNTEER WORK 20 of 50 minutes Duration: 2-week minimum course + 8 weeks of volunteer work

STANDARD COURSE + INTERNSHIP 20 of 50 minutes Duration: 4-week minimum course + 8-week internship Extend your stay in Buenos Aires and improve your Spanish with an internship programme! You’ll be accompanied by an educational coordinator throughout the programme and will be able to take part in the activities organised by the school.

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The internships could be in areas such as non-profit organisations, business, law, marketing, art and design, medicine, environmental issues, education, tourism, IT and engineering. The minimum age is 18.

INTENSIVE COURSE + VOLUNTEER WORK 30 of 50 minutes Duration: 2-week minimum course + 8 weeks of volunteer work

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Welcome activity - Use of study centre - Optional language workshops - End-of-course report and certificate - Free local SIM card - Activity programme

Shared apartment (from 18 years) Hotel (from 18 years)

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CUSCO

PERU

D O N Q U I J OT E

A language course in Cusco means a stay in the oldest city on the American continent, immersing yourself in the magic of the Incan empire and discovering a unique mix of pre-Colombian monuments and colonial buildings. This legendary city sits at the foot of Machu Picchu - Cusco awaits for a one-of-a-kind experience! The school is located at the heart of the city centre, in a beautiful fully refurbished colonial building just steps from the Plaza de Armas. The course centre has 7 light and spacious classrooms, some located on the ground floor and opening onto the sun-drenched inner courtyard, others on the first floor, with a balcony and views of the Santo Domingo Church. Smaller rooms are also available for private courses. To relax after classes, socialise with your new international friends in the cafĂŠ overlooking the courtyard or in the large common room. Other facilities include a multimedia room, a kitchen and a cafeteria.

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COURSES STANDARD COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible COMBINED COURSE 30 of 55 minutes (20 general + 10 private) Duration: flexible PRIVATE COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

STANDARD COURSE + VOLUNTEER WORK 20 of 55 minutes Duration: 4-week minimum course + 4 weeks of volunteer work This is the perfect opportunity to combine a Spanish course with a real-world experience. Volunteering is also an excellent way to break down the walls that normally exist between tourists and locals. Options for volunteer work include: health clinics, hospitals, an after-school programme, working with the homeless, a nursing home or a primary school. Minimum age: 18.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Learning progress monitoring - Diploma or Certificate - Activity programme

Amauta residence

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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PLAYA DEL CARMEN

MEXICO

D O N Q U I J OT E

Welcome to the Yucatan! The language courses in Playa del Carmen are the perfect way to combine studies with holidays. With a great climate all year round, 100 km of golden sand beaches and thousands of lively bars and restaurants, this coastal destination will allow you to enjoy the Mexican lifestyle to the fullest. The warm and chatty locals will be thrilled to welcome you! With a beautiful location in the centre of Playa del Carmen, the language school is just a few minutes’ walk from magnificent white sand beaches and the famous 5th Avenue. Surrounded by a tropical garden, you can study Spanish in a fantastic, Caribbean environment. The 14 comfortable classrooms are full of natural light, and lessons take place in mini-groups. Students have access to a computer lab and free Wi-Fi, plus a multimedia room with a TV and DVD-player. The school, known for its friendly, social atmosphere, has a spacious cafeteria and a student lounge to relax in as well as a volleyball court.

STANDARD COURSE 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

STANDARD COURSE + VOLUNTEER WORK 20 of 55 minutes Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation) Duration: flexible

INTENSIVE COURSE + VOLUNTEER WORK 25 of 55 minutes (20 general + 5 culture and conversation) Duration: flexible

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After your Spanish course in Mexico (minimum 4 weeks), you will have the opportunity to become a volunteer in one of the following areas: - Health: volunteering with the Red Cross - Gardening: working with the plants and trees of the Yucatan Peninsula - Animals: sea turtle conservation Dive into the local culture and improve your language skills in a real-world context. Minimum age: 18 years.

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Learning progress monitoring - Diploma or Certificate

Residence

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J A PA N

S O U T H KO R E A

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There’s a reason why Japan is such a desirable destination for a gap experience: it’s the centre of technology, fashion, history, cuisine and culture, and there are no friendlier or more helpful people than the Japanese. Students flock to Japan for an exotic adventure and leave feeling like they’ve gained a second home. You’ll meet other students from all over the world as you browse rows upon rows of manga in comic shops, slurp noodles together in ramen bars and sing karaoke during Tokyo’s electric evenings. South Korea, on the other hand, is so much more than just “Gangnam Style”, but students do love their K-pop! Practise your Korean as you soak in one of the country’s famous spas, feast on Korean barbecue, kimchi and bibimbap with the locals and hit the beaches of Busan. Navigate the neon city of Seoul, and explore gorgeous natural landscapes like Jeju Island or Bukhansan National Park. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to learn Korean while fully immersed in the language and culture!

EU and Swiss citizens don’t need a visa for stays of less than 3 months. If you’re staying for longer than 3 months, you’ll need to apply for a Student Visa or leave the country to get back in for 3 additional months.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?* MONTHLY RENT, BEDROOM IN SHARED APARTMENT:

¥5 4 , 9 0 0 ₩ 52 1 , 0 0 0

JAPAN SOUTH KOREA

JAPAN

DID YOU KNOW? Japan’s famous “bullet trains” hold a record for hitting 375km/h and have an average delay time of only 36 seconds! South Korea has the fastest average internet speed in the world! Can’t decide between the two countries? ESL has your back – we’ll help you combine both countries for your gap experience!

SOUTH KOREA

MONTHLY GYM MEMBERSHIP:

¥8,700 ₩61,800

A CAPPUCCINO:

¥375 ₩4,400

JAPAN SOUTH KOREA

A BEER:

¥4 0 0 ₩ 3, 0 0 0

JAPAN

MONTHLY TRANSPORT PASS:

¥10 , 0 0 0 ₩ 55, 0 0 0

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DO I NEED A VISA?

JAPAN SOUTH KOREA

SOUTH KOREA

A MANGA COMIC BOOK:

¥1 , 0 0 0

JAPAN

A BENTO BOX FROM A CONVENIENCE STORE:

¥4 0 0

JAPAN

ENTRANCE FEE FOR A KOREAN SPA:

A LUNCH:

¥800 ₩7,000

JAPAN SOUTH KOREA

₩12,000

SOUTH KOREA

KOREAN BARBECUE:

₩12,900

SOUTH KOREA

*Prices are approximate.

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TOKYO

JAPAN

KUDAN

This city in constant motion reinvents itself daily. If you decide to take a Japanese course in Tokyo, you’ll discover an urban landscape full of contrasts.

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Occupying three floors of a modern building in the centre of Tokyo, the language school is easily reachable by metro (Kudanshita, Jimbocho or Suidobashi stations). It has 11 bright, spacious classrooms on the lower floors, while the 8th floor conveys a traditional, peaceful atmosphere full of plants with a Japanese tea ceremony room and calligraphy room. It is open for students to have lunch or study. The school is located in a business district which is home to numerous universities, shops and restaurants that you can visit in the company of your international classmates from over 35 different countries. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the school as well as 8 computers, a small library, drinks machine and a hot/cold water dispenser. The Kudan Institute also offers events such as a graduation ceremony, speech contest and cultural exchange.

COURSES HIRAGANA/KATAKANA COURSE (BEGINNERS) 20 of 50 minutes Duration: 4 weeks CONVERSATION COURSE 20 of 50 minutes Duration: 2-23 weeks CONVERSATION COURSE 23+ 20 of 50 minutes Duration: 24, 36 or 48 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 20 of 50 minutes (16 general + 4 Kanji) Duration: up to 19 weeks INTENSIVE COURSE 19+ 20 of 50 minutes (16 general + 4 Kanji) Duration: 20, 30 or 40 weeks

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For a completely unique and exciting gap experience, there’s nothing like Tokyo. A long-term stay is the perfect way to develop or solidify your Japanese language skills, and living in full immersion will really accelerate the learning process. For all the artists out there, a Japanese + Manga course could be a dream come true. Spend several afternoons a week learning the basics, from drawing a background and faces, to the various genres of Manga and even how to do a Manga-style self-portrait. Your portfolio will speak for itself!

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - End-of-course report and certificate

Guesthouse/Shared apartment

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING

COURSE + MANGA Japanese: 20 of 50 minutes + 5, 10 or 16 Manga (for 4-, 8- and 12-week courses respectively) Duration: 4, 8 or 12 weeks


SEOUL

SOUTH KOREA

LEXIS

Bisected by the Han River, the political, economic and social centre of South Korea boasts thousands of years of history and culture. The Korean courses in Seoul will acquaint you with a lifestyle that combines urban energy with inner peace. Our Korean language school occupies the 11th floor of a newly built tower of glass and steel in the centre of Seoul. 10 spacious and air-conditioned classrooms, a multimedia room, kitchen and student lounge make this a modern and comfortable environment for learning Korean. The location is hard to beat, with the famous Gangnam district on your doorstep. A wealth of cafés, restaurants, bars and shops define this hip area of the South Korean capital, which really gets going after sunset.

COURSES

INTENSIVE COURSE 25 of 60 minutes Duration: flexible

SPECIAL OFFER Book a Korean course at our Lexis partner schools in Busan and Seoul and take advantage of this exceptional offer: - Get a free one-way SRT high-speed bullet train ticket between the 2 cities Conditions: - Offer valid for minimum stays of 8 weeks (4 weeks per destination)

ACCOMMODATION

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

Host family

- Level and needs assessment - Use of study centre - Job Club - Learning progress monitoring - Diploma or Certificate

Mini studio (from 18 years) Apartment (from 18 years)

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SEMI-INTENSIVE COURSE 15 of 60 minutes Duration: flexible

FREE PRICE QUOTES AND PERSONALISED ADVISING For more information about prices, start dates and durations of our programmes, visit www.esl-taalreizen.com. Contact us or visit your nearest office for a personalised advice session.

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Other languages

MORE THAN 20 LANGUAGES IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES Immersion courses in more than 20 languages: discover a world of opportunities!

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PORTUGUESE

RUSSIAN

SWEDISH

NORWEGIAN

I TA L I A N

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GREEK

HUNGARIAN

HINDI

DANISH

THAI

TURKISH

ARABIC

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W H AT ’ S N E X T ?

So, now that you’ve made it this far, what comes next? Follow, connect and book with us to get your Gap Experience plans off to a great start.

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Send us an email or give us a call – we love helping out students and getting you all the answers you need! You can also set up an appointment with one of our expert language travel consultants, where you’ll discuss the language trip of your dreams with no obligation to book.

Once we’ve worked together to create your perfect language stay, all that’s left to do is book it! Rest easy, as we offer you the best price on the market. Besides, we’ll be there for support all along the way, and you’ll be joining the ranks of our community of students across the globe. Go discover the world!

If you want to learn a little bit more about who we are, find out about our latest contests and giveaways and connect with a network of likeminded travellers and language lovers, follow us on social media!

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Other ESL programmes There are many opportunities available. Whether you are interested in language courses for juniors, students or adults, internships, volunteer work, courses for executives and professionals or active holidays with your family, ESL is the solution!

A D U LT S , S T U D E N T S A N D PROFESSIONALS 22 LANGUAGES IN MORE THAN 40 COUNTRIES

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ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, CHINESE, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, ARABIC, GREEK, FRENCH, DUTCH, SWEDISH, DANISH, NORWEGIAN, FINNISH, HUNGARIAN, POLISH, CZECH, THAI, TURKISH, HINDI, KOREAN.

Learning and practising a foreign language in the country where it is spoken is undoubtedly the best method and constitutes a rewarding and memorable experience. Whatever your reasons for wanting to improve your language skills, ESL will offer you a programme that meets your goals, wishes and priorities. With more than 250 destinations among the finest cities in the world, we offer a wide choice of course types for all language levels (from 1 to 48 weeks), official exams preparation courses, various accommodation options as well as a free personalised advice and enrolment service. ESL’s partner schools welcome students from the four corners of the world in a quality international environment.

BUSINESS LANGUAGE TRAINING LANGUAGE COURSES ABROAD FOR EXECUTIVES AND PROFESSIONALS, BEYOND THE BORDERS OF BUSINESS SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, JAPANESE, CHINESE, ENGLISH.

A maximum of progress in a minimum amount of time with intensive language courses, tailor-made to your goals and needs. • Free, personalised advice • Private or mini-group specialist courses • Specific courses in engineering, international business, finance, trade, administration, medicine and other sectors according to the needs of the participant • “Executive” accommodation

H I G H E R E D U C AT I O N COLLEGE STUDIES AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ABROAD ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, CANADA.

Our higher education programmes are suitable for students who wish to start or further their studies at university abroad. They allow you to specialise in a specific professional field and start a career in one of the following sectors: Business & Management, Finance & Economy, Tourism & Hospitality, Design, Art, Fashion, Photography, IT, Media & Marketing.The courses are accredited by internationally recognised universities.

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JUNIOR LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES FOR STUDENTS FROM 7 TO 17 SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, DUTCH, ENGLISH.

Junior programmes give students an opportunity to benefit from active language learning through a linguistic approach based on communication. An attractive and serious alternative to the traditional school language curriculum, these programmes are a good way to have active and stimulating holidays. Our schools provide high-quality courses combined with comprehensive and exciting programmes of activities. Students are placed in classes of 10 to 15 international students according to their level and can either stay with a host family or in a residence. Qualified staff members provide 24-hour supervision during the whole duration of their stay.

E S L FA M I LY P R O G R A M M E S COURSES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, FROM AGE 3 FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, ENGLISH.

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If you’re age 50 or over and want to have an amazing holiday with people from your generation, ESL CLUB 50+ offers you ideal conditions: • L anguage courses with privileged access to culture • L anguage schools and accommodation options adapted to your needs •A  ctivities with a focus on culture, leisure and tourism, exclusively designed for people of 50 and over. • Exceptional courses, from elementary to advanced levels.

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Algemene voorwaarden - België 1. INSCHRIJVING & BEVESTIGING

Bij inschrijving aanvaard je de algemene contract- en reisvoorwaarden van ESL Taalreizen BVBA (“ESL – Taalreizen”). Het inschrijvingsformulier kan handmatig worden ingevuld en per post of rechtstreeks online worden verstuurd. Bij ontvangst van je inschrijving, bevestigen we je taalverblijf binnen 7 dagen. We informeren je zo snel mogelijk en stellen je een alternatief voor indien de cursus die je gekozen hebt volgeboekt is. In het geval van een late inschrijving, vanaf 2 weken voor het vertrek, wordt er 30 EUR extra in rekening gebracht. Het totaalbedrag in buitenlandse valuta, afhankelijk van je taalverblijf, wordt omgerekend in euro op de dag van de verzending van je rekening (ongeveer 6 weken voor je vertrek). Wij berekenen een wisselkoers gebaseerd op de aangepaste interbancaire dagkoers om onze wisselkoersrisico’s te dekken. De keuze om te betalen in buitenlandse valuta moet aangegeven worden op het moment van de aanvankelijke reservering. Internationale bankkosten van 10 EUR worden je aangerekend voor de verrichtingen uitgevoerd door ESL – Taalreizen naar onze partnerscholen.

4. ANNULERING Betreffende de taalreizen a. Een eventuele annulering moet ons bereiken per aangetekend schrijven. Indien de annulering gebeurt meer dan 30 dagen voorafgaand aan je vertrek, wordt je een bedrag van 300 EUR berekend. b. Indien je annulering gebeurt minder dan 30 dagen voorafgaand aan je vertrek, zullen volgende kosten van de annulering aangerekend worden, berekend op het totaalbedrag van de factuur en met een minimum van 300 EUR: van 29 tot 15 dagen voor het vertrek 20%, van 14 tot 8 dagen voor het vertrek 40%, van 7 tot 1 dagen voor het vertrek 80%. Vanaf de eerste dag van je verblijf of in geval van een voortijdige terugkeer, wordt geen enkele schadevergoeding toegekend. Betreffende de accommodatie

De appartementen/studio’s/hotelkamers zijn onderhevig aan de annuleringsvoorwaarden van de verschillende lokale dienstverleners en de annuleringskosten liggen in het algemeen hoger dan voor gastgezinnen. Gedetailleerde annuleringsvoorwaarden op aanvraag.

2. BETALING

5. REISGARANTIE

Een voorschot van 300 EUR is te betalen bij ontvangst van de inschrijvingsbevestiging. Het saldo is te betalen ten laatste 4 weken voor het begin van de cursus. Indien de inschrijving gedaan werd op minder dan 8 weken voor het begin van de lessen, verzoeken wij je het voorschot met creditcard te betalen om jouw taalreis te bevestigen. Het overige saldo is te betalen bij ontvangst van de eindfactuur. De transactiekosten voor de betaling via creditcard van 0.3% worden door ESL kwijtgescholden. Indien je het resterende bedrag ook met creditcard wenst te betalen, worden de transactiekosten alsnog aangerekend. De volledige betaling moet ons bereikt hebben voor je vertrek. In geval van niet-betaling van het voorschot en/of van het saldo, kan je reservering geannuleerd worden door ESL – Taalreizen (volgens de annuleringsvoorwaarden vermeld onder punt 4). Je dossier wordt je opgestuurd bij ontvangst van de volledige betaling (ong. 10 dagen voor je vertrek).

Conform de Belgische wet van 16 februari 1994 tot regeling van het contract tot reisorganisatie en reisbemiddeling, is ESL - Taalreizen, houder van de licentie B n°2250, gemachtigd reizen te organiseren als bemiddelaar. Al onze programma’s zijn gedekt door een insolventieverzekering die de klanten beschermt in geval van faillissement of insolvabiliteit van het bedrijf. ESL - Taalreizen heeft een insolvabiliteitsverzekering afgesloten bij het Garantiefonds Reizen, Metrologielaan 8, 1130 Brussel.

3. VERANDERING VAN RESERVERING Voor je vertrek Indien je de aankomst- en/of vertrekdatum wijzigt of een extra dienst toevoegt, dan rekenen we je 30 EUR administratiekosten aan. Indien je de vertrek- en/of aankomstluchthaven wijzigt, dan wordt er 50 EUR aangerekend. Indien je je cursus en/ of accommodatie wijzigt, je taalreis inkort of uitstelt naar een andere datum, dan rekenen we je 100 EUR aan. Een verandering van school wordt beschouwd als een annulering in overeenstemming met de annuleringsvoorwaarden vermeld onder punt 4. Vanaf je vertreK Vanaf je vertrek, leidt elke verandering van de oorspronkelijke overeenkomst niet tot een heropening van je dossier. Je moet je rechtstreeks tot de school richten indien je vroegtijdig de school verlaat, je accommodatieformule wenst te veranderen of welke andere verandering je ook maar wilt vragen. Indien de verandering in verband staat met een klacht, zie punt 12.

6. VERZEKERINGEN

Maandelijkse annulerings- en bijstandsverzekering (met medische kosten en hospitalisatie) Een annulerings- en reisverzekering kan afgesloten worden voor al onze taalreizen bij onze partner. In geval van onmogelijkheid om te reizen (ziekte, ongeval, overlijden van een naaste, etc.) voorgevallen voor je vertrek, dekt deze verzekering je persoonlijk tegen de annuleringskosten. Deze verzekering dekt eveneens de bijstandsgaranties (ziekenhuistransporten, repatriëring, etc.), de burgerlijke aansprakelijkheid evenals de bagage (diefstal, laattijdige levering van de bagage). Door te kiezen voor deze verzekering bij je inschrijving, aanvaard je de verzekeringsvoorwaarden van onze partner. Contractuele bepalingen kunnen geraadpleegd worden op onze website of schriftelijk aangevraagd worden. Jaarlijkse annulerings- en bijstandsverzekering (met medische kosten en hospitalisatie) Voor de taalreizen van lange duur, raden we aan een jaarlijkse verzekering af te sluiten bij onze partner. De bijstands- en burgerlijke aansprakelijkheidsgarantie is beperkt tot een maximum van 180 opeenvolgende dagen in het buitenland. Vanaf de zevende maand, is het mogelijk de bijstands- en burgerlijke aansprakelijkheidsdekking te verlengen. Deze verzekering zal elk jaar automatisch verlengd worden. Ziekte- en ongevallenverzekering Je bent verplicht verzekerd te zijn tegen het risico op ziekte of ongevallen in het buitenland. Het is nodig je vertrek naar

het buitenland aan te geven bij je sociale zekerheid (of aanvullende verzekering). Gratis ESL examen annuleringsverzekering Indien je een examen moet afleggen waarvan een negatief resultaat je vertrek zou beïnvloeden, is het mogelijk om gratis onze examen annuleringsverzekering af te sluiten. In dat geval vragen we je om een officieel document voor te leggen als bewijs van de hierboven vermelde situatie. De schadevergoeding zal een integrale terugbetaling zijn. Gelieve op te merken dat het vliegtuigticket afzonderlijk is en geen deel uitmaakt van deze annuleringsverzekering. Deze verzekering is geldig tot 10 dagen voor het vertrek. Herkansingsgarantie voor een officieel certificaat Onze herkansingsgarantie voor een officieel certificaat geeft deelnemers van een voorbereidingscursus op een officieel examen de mogelijkheid om het gekozen examen gratis te herkansen, indien ze gezakt zijn voor de eerste poging tijdens hun taalreis (let op: de doeltaal dient hetzelfde te zijn). Voor EUR 17,-- dekt ESL de registratiekosten voor het herkansingsexamen op de locatie waar de cursus plaatsvindt of thuis in België. Geldigheid: 18 maanden na het zakken voor de eerste poging. 7. TOELATING TOT HET LAND VAN BESTEMMING

Alle deelnemers moeten over geldige reisdocumenten beschikken. Alle verplichtingen voortvloeiend uit je reis (bekomen van visa, geldige verzekeringen, douaneformaliteiten, etc.) zijn voor eigen rekening. We bezorgen je de gegeven informatie van de ambassades en helpen je met de verschillende stappen om een visum te verkrijgen. Gelieve de stappen tot aanvraag van een paspoort en een visum tijdig te ondernemen, dit kan enkele weken duren. Indien de goedkeuring tot toegang tot een land u wordt geweigerd voor onafhankelijke redenen buiten de wil om van ESL – Taalreizen, zal je verblijf geannuleerd worden volgens de voorwaarden onder punt 4. 8. VOORBEHOUDEN RECHTEN VAN ESL – TAALREIZEN

Wij, ESL – Taalreizen - België en onze partnerscholen behouden ons het recht voor om een inschrijving te weigeren of een deelnemer terug te sturen zonder enige schadevergoeding, indien, naar onze mening, zijn gedrag het goed functioneren van een school schaadt. Alle daaraan verbonden kosten – de terugreis inbegrepen – zijn voor de rekening van de deelnemer of de ouders. De deelnemers, of hun wettelijke vertegenwoordiger, zijn verantwoordelijk voor schade of verlies opgelopen tijdens hun verblijf. 9. VERANTWOORDELIJKHEID VAN ESL – TAALREIZEN

ESL —Taalreizen kan niet verantwoordelijk gehouden worden voor de onmogelijkheid van het verzekeren van oorspronkelijk voorziene prestaties in geval van overmacht. ESL - Taalreizen kan niet verantwoordelijk gehouden worden voor verlies of opgelopen schade door personen of goederen ongeacht de oorzaak. ESL - Taalreizen is in zijn hoedanigheid als agent voor taalreizen verantwoordelijk voor de authenticiteit van de brochure, de juistheid van zijn inhoud, de nauwgezette keuze van de dienstverleners alsook voor de overdracht van reisdocumenten tot het punt van verkoop/cliënt. ESL - Taalreizen kan in geen

enkel geval verantwoordelijk gehouden worden in geval van een ongeval op de plaats van verblijf of tijdens de reis. Enkel de verantwoordelijkheid van de dienstverlener (school, luchtvaartmaatschappij, etc.) kan ingeroepen worden. ESL - Taalreizen kan niet verantwoordelijk gehouden worden voor eventuele wijzigingen van het programma (lessen, klassen, details van de accommodatie, etc.) welke zijn partnerscholen zich genoodzaakt zien te maken. ESL - Taalreizen behoudt zich het recht om, zonder voorafgaande kennisgeving, de inhoud van zijn brochure aan te passen evenals de gekozen dienstverleners. 10. ANNULERING VAN EEN PROGRAMMA

De organisator kan een programma annuleren in geval van overmacht, op bevel van de autoriteiten, staking, onrust of andere dwingende redenen. Het totaalbedrag betaald voor de lessen wordt onmiddellijk teruggegeven, echter, in alle gevallen, kan de organisator een compensatie voor gedeeltelijk geleverde diensten inhouden. 11. PRIJSWIJZIGINGEN

ESL - Taalreizen behoudt zich het recht om de prijzen te wijzigen tot 21 dagen voor de vertrekdatum in geval van onvoorspelbare veranderingen zoals monetaire fluctuaties, stijging van de transportkosten, invoering of verhoging van staatsbelastingen zoals luchthavenbelastingen of BTW. Indien de verhoging meer dan 10 % van de prijs bevestigd door ESL - Taalreizen bedraagt, heeft u het recht, zonder bijkomende kost, uw contract met ESL - Taalreizen te verbreken, per aangetekend schrijven, binnen de 10 dagen volgend op onze bevestiging. 12. KLACHTEN

Elke klacht moet rechtstreeks tot de school gericht worden en tijdens de duur van je verblijf gebeuren. Indien je benadering van de school geen resultaat oplevert, contacteer ESL – Taalreizen. Indien het probleem niet onmiddellijk opgelost kan worden, kan je een geschreven rapport van de school eisen en het aan ons adresseren vergezeld van je klacht, ten laatste 30 dagen na het einde van de lessen. Elke klacht gemaakt na deze tijdsduur is onontvankelijk. 13. CURSUSMATERIAAL

Alle cursusmateriaal wordt niet systematisch opgenomen in de prijs van het verblijf. Indien niet inbegrepen, is het ter plaatse te betalen en varieert het naargelang de evolutie van je taalniveau (duur van je verblijf), naargelang het gekozen programma (specifieke lessen, examenvoorbereidingen), of in functie van de specifieke noden van de student (steun, privélessen). Om je een idee te geven, de prijs van het cursusmateriaal varieert tussen 20 EUR en 100 EUR. 14. FEESTDAGEN

Als er geen les gegeven wordt op feestdagen (nationale feesten, etc.) en als de lessen niet gecompenseerd worden door onze partnerscholen, worden de gemiste uren niet terugbetaald. 15. LESWIJZIGINGEN

In functie van het aantal deelnemers, hun taalniveau, of het seizoen, zijn onze partnerscholen soms verplicht gereserveerde groepslessen te vervangen door privélessen (van een minder aantal). Deze wijzigingen leiden niet tot een prijswijziging.


16. PROMOTIEMATERIAAL

ESL - Taalreizen behoudt zich het recht voor om de afbeeldingen en foto’s die genomen worden in zijn partnerscholen of in het kader van een taalverblijf te bewaren/ gebruiken voor promotionele doeleinden in overeenstemming met de deelnemers. Daartegenover staat dat ESL – Taalreizen zich engageert tot vertrouwelijkheid en discretie om de rechten en goederen van zijn klanten te beschermen conform de bestaande wetgeving. 17. GRATIS VLUCHT

Afhankelijk van de school, de bestemming en het aantal opeenvolgende geboekte weken, biedt ESL gratis vluchten aan (inclusief toeslagen, geldig voor vluchten vanaf grote Europese luchthavens, voor een bedrag tot 350 EUR voor Europa en tot 1000 EUR overzees). De cursus mag niet later dan 6 weken voor aanvang van de cursus geboekt zijn. De vlucht wordt alleen door ESL geboekt. Deze aanbiedingen zijn niet met terugwerkende kracht in het geval de duur van de cursus ter plaatse wordt verlengd. Mocht de deelnemer de duur van de cursus, de school of de bestemming wijzigen voor of na vertrek, dan komt de aanbieding te vervallen en komt de prijs van de vlucht voor rekening van de deelnemer. Deze aanbiedingen mogen zonder voorafgaande kennisgeving gestopt of aangepast worden door ESL op elk moment gedurende het jaar. Lees meer over de voorwaarden en speciale aanbiedingen per school op de profielpagina van de school op onze website.

20. CLAUSULE BETREFFENDE FINANCIËLE STAATSSTEUN EN KINDERBIJSLAG

In de mate waarin de student in aanmerking komt om financiële steun van de Belgische staat, zal ESL – Taalreizen, geval per geval, de student zo goed mogelijk bijstaan in zijn aanvraag. ESL – Taalreizen heeft echter geen verplichting de student bij te staan in de te ondernemen stappen en kan in geen geval verantwoordelijk gehouden worden voor de individuele aanvragen. ESL – Taalreizen kan in geen geval garanderen dat de financiële hulp zal goedgekeurd worden door de bevoegde autoriteiten. 21. VERANTWOORDELIJKE ORGANISATORS

Organisaties van de respectievelijke partnerscholen. 22. PLAATS VAN JURISDICTIE

Enkel de bepalingen van het Belgische recht zijn toepasselijk op de handelingen gesteld tussen u en ESL – Taalreizen. De plaats van jurisdictie is Brussel. ESL Education België Bvba Rolstraat 29 1000 Brussel T: +32 (0)2 203 59 91 F: +32 (0)2 203 28 13 E: info@esl.be Lic. Cat B 2250 BTW : BE 0821-502-403 H.R. Brus. 821502403

18. BESCHERMING VAN DE PERSOONLIJKE LEVENSSFEER

Afhankelijk van de school, de bestemming en het aantal opeenvolgende geboekte weken, biedt ESL gratis vluchten aan (inclusief toeslagen, geldig voor vluchten vanaf grote Europese luchthavens, voor een bedrag tot 350 EUR voor Europa en tot 1000 EUR overzees). De cursus mag niet later dan 6 weken voor aanvang van de cursus geboekt zijn. De vlucht wordt alleen door ESL geboekt. Deze aanbiedingen zijn niet met terugwerkende kracht in het geval de duur van de cursus ter plaatse wordt verlengd. Mocht de deelnemer de duur van de cursus, de school of de bestemming wijzigen voor of na vertrek, dan komt de aanbieding te vervallen en komt de prijs van de vlucht voor rekening van de deelnemer. Deze aanbiedingen mogen zonder voorafgaande kennisgeving gestopt of aangepast worden door ESL op elk moment gedurende het jaar. Lees meer over de voorwaarden en speciale aanbiedingen per school op de profielpagina van de school op onze website. 19. LAAGSTE PRIJSGARANTIE

Indien, binnen de 30 dagen volgend op de afhandeling van je rekening, je exact hetzelfde programma vindt met dezelfde prestaties inbegrepen en voor dezelfde data (identieke school en accommodatie) aangeboden door een andere taalreisorganisatie in België en aan een gepubliceerd tarief in een officiële brochure en in de munt van het desbetreffende land, aan een lagere prijs dan die betaald aan ESL – Taalreizen, engageren wij ons ertoe het verschil terug te betalen. Alle promotionele aanbiedingen of gepersonaliseerde offertes van andere taalreisorganisaties vallen niet onder deze garantie evenals de volgende diensten: vliegtuigtickets, verzekeringen, hotels, etc.

FOTO CREDITS

Padilla & Rigau, Eric Marin, Antonin Borie, Tony Kunz, Thinkstock, Getty Images, Istockphotos, Stockxpert, Destination Queenstown, Tourism Coromandel Media Service, Mexico Press Room, South African Tourism, Icep Portugal, MEV, Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus, Visit Britain, Britain on view, Costa del Sol Tourist Board, LA Photo Tour, ESL-team.


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