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ESL - Star Agency in Europe

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ESL among Europe’s best agencies! 2013 Shortlisted 2012 Shortlisted 2011

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Winner 2009 Shortlisted 2008 Shortlisted 2007 Shortlisted 2006 Shortlisted

STM Awards 2013 For the 8th year in a row, ESL – Language Travel was ranked among the top five European agencies at the STM Awards 2013, which took place on 31st August 2013. This nomination rewards professionals in the study abroad industry for the excellent quality of their services. This is the result of a poll carried out by British publisher Hothouse Media. Several thousand accredited language schools from all over the world were asked for their opinion and recognised that ESL is still one of the best agencies in Europe. We are very happy about our long-standing relationships with our partner schools and will meet you next year for the award ceremony.

ESL, winner in 2010 and 2011 After being voted Europe’s Best Agency in 2010 and 2011, this vote strengthens ESL’s position as one of the industry leaders. Like an Oscar for the language travel industry, this award recognises the quality work of ESL’s staff.

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Welcome You can trust ESL for your language learning journey. Ludovic Seri Head of Sales As a dynamic and focused agency, always searching for the best destinations, we work closely with our partner schools to offer top quality language study trips adapted to your specific goals and needs. In this brochure, you will discover over 100 thrilling destinations around the world. Wherever you choose, the schools we have selected for you guarantee some key characteristics: motivational and efficient teaching in “full immersion”, an international environment and academic programmes available throughout the year whatever your age and language level. What’s more, we regularly visit our partner schools and constantly update the information available to you. Our objective is to offer you a tailor-made programme and an unforgettable stay. Choosing ESL, you will enjoy the benefits of original prices, identical to those charged by the schools and without any supplementary fees; a free and personalised advice service, assistance at every turn, care from start to finish, top-quality language travel trips and fully accredited partner schools in the most beautiful parts of the world. Learning a language while immersed in another culture and inspirational surroundings is an experience that will stay with you forever.

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Give yourself the time to acquire a good command of the language; ESL gives you the means to do it! Take advantage of our special offers, free flights and free iPads according to your destination and the duration of your course. Check out our best offers on long-term courses in our prime destinations around the world. *See conditions

ESL quality close to your location – free and personalised interviews Knowing that most of our customers come to us through a personal recommendation gives us great satisfaction. But there are good reasons for it. A language study trip must be well organised and customised, which is why ESL offers you personalised advice, organisation and follow-up to guide you through all the steps of your language course abroad. Come and meet the ESL team in one of our offices or during information days.

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If you find our programmes cheaper with another agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference. At ESL Language Travel, we work exclusively with the original prices of our partner schools. You pay the same price as you would by contacting the school directly. This allows us to guarantee you the most attractive prices on the language travel market! (This excludes additional services such as flights and insurance.)

+ more info: Destinations, programmes, dates, prices, quotes, enrolment For further information about our services and special offers, visit our website

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Full immersion Learn a language in full immersion with ESL速!

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General information

ESL - the best agency in Europe Welcome! ESL Quality Unique benefits Practical information School Quality The best schools Choice of courses Levels and progression Official exams and certificates Accommodation Leisure time The best prices Your Language Stay Corporate Social Responsibility The teacher's home

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Spanish

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England, Scottland London Central London Covent Garden London Bloomsbury Brighton Manchester Bristol

Spain Alicante Barcelona Cádiz Granada Ibiza Madrid Malaga Marbella Nerja Pamplona Salamanca San Sebastián Seville Tenerife Valencia Latin America Bocas del Toro Bogotá Buenos Aires Cusco Playa del Carmen Quito San José-Santo Domingo Santo Domingo

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France-Canada Belgium-Switzerland Antibes Biarritz Bordeaux La Rochelle Lyon Montpellier Nice Paris Montreux Montreal

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland Bamberg Berlin Freiburg Hamburg Heidelberg Cologne Lindau Munich Vienna Zurich

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Portuguese

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Italy Bologna Florence Milan Rome Siena Salerno Taormina Venice Verona Portugal & Brazil Lisbon Olinda Salvador de Bahia São Paulo

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China Beijing Qingdao Shanghai

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Russia & Ukraine Moscow St Petersburg Kiev

English on 5 continents Other Languages All Programmes The ESL community Terms and conditions Enrolment Form

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ESL Quality With ESL, it’s all about you!

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Sofie Dahl Language Travel Consultant “We take nothing for granted. We visit our partner schools regularly, so that we can be completely confident in the quality of experience they provide. Through this, our team knows each institution very well and can provide well-informed advice.”

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Tailor-made advice, constant support and personalised service are unique benefits that ESL gives you at no additional cost. Enrolment, accommodation, organising your stay from start to finish... we’re always here to answer your questions. And that’s before, during and after your stay. Original price and best price guarantee

A wide choice of destinations & renowned schools

With ESL Language Travel, you’re a winner! You pay the same price with us as you would when contacting a school directly. We work exclusively with the original prices of our partner schools. In addition, you benefit from all of the ESL services, without any additional fees. If, for the same course, the same school and the same conditions, you find a more attractive offer, we will refund you 100% of the difference!

Learning a language will be even more enriching if you do it in a location which appeals to you, or where you have always dreamed of going. That’s why we offer a wide range of the most inspirational destinations around the world: exciting large cities or medium-sized towns, small and friendly villages, seaside surf towns, mountain retreats... something in all climates and for all tastes. One thing all of our partner schools have in common is the quality of their services. They are all internationally recognised for the quality of their teaching and we have enjoyed strong relationships with them for years.

SALTA As an international organisation based in Switzerland, ESL is a member of the Association of language travel agents in Switzerland - SALTA. Founded in 2003, the main objective of SALTA (Swiss Association of Language Travel Agents) is to establish precise and uniform quality standards, and to check that they are adhered to. The members of SALTA guarantee the greatest possible security in terms of the quality and reliability of their services and that of the language schools .

Selection of the best language schools For your complete satisfaction, ESL selects the best language schools according to precise and demanding criteria. Course programmes, official exams, distribution by language level, lessons in small groups, the qualification and availability of teachers, school location, course centre facilities, quality environment, a warm welcome, accommodation, activities programme; these are just some of the many factors that we look at closely when selecting our language schools.

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ESL Language Travel in the UK

ESL is a member of the Swiss travel industry’s travel guarantee fund. Created by the Swiss Federation of Travel Agents, this guarantee fund certifies that each member satisfies criteria of competence and financial solvency fixed by the Foundation council. It reimburses the all-inclusive amounts of your language study stay, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy or insolvency of the service provider before or after your departure.

Meet the team in our London office for a free advice session with no obligation to buy. Alternatively, come and meet us at a language or education fair in your town or at one of the various conferences we hold all across the country.

More than 15 years’ experience With more than 15 years’ experience organising language studies abroad, we have placed thousands of students all over the world and have built solid links with our partner schools. We are proud that the majority of participants contact us through the recommendation of a friend or relative who has already used our services.

Competent and personalised advice service All of the members of our team have a background in the area of tourism or language teaching. We regularly visit the cities and schools we offer. We are at your service for what we are passionate about: your project to discover the world and to learn foreign languages.

Quality control The ESL team travels the world visiting our partner language schools. It is very important for us to have a strong relationship with our partner schools and to keep up with the development of their locations. Innovative programs, new courses or supplementary accommodation options... we’re always looking at what’s next!

Administration and enrolment free of charge We organise all of the administrative steps of your enrolment, booking and communication with the school and the place where you will study. This service is absolutely free.

More advantages Benefit from our services and travel with confidence • Free and personal advice service • Assistance with flights • Needs analysis • Visa advice • Free, no-obligation quote • Language level testing • Option to pay in foreign currency • Travel insurance • Original prices • Airport transfer • Accommodation reservation • Frequent special offers ®

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Unique benefits The little “pluses� that make a big difference!

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Sina Pfau Language Travel Consultant “It’s not just the foreign language skills that will put you on the path to professional success. It’s the whole stay! To immerse yourself in a different culture with different customs, new friends and a whole new environment… that experience makes you a more rounded person, which is naturally attractive to employers. We’re here to help you achieve that!”

Free and personalised advice

Documents required to obtain a visa

A language study stay must be well organised and must precisely meet your expectations, your learning objectives and your personal wishes. That’s why the advice of professionals can be a huge help. Do not hesitate to call us for telephone advice or to make an appointment to come and discuss your project. We will provide you with extra information, explain the differences between the schools that interest you, answer all of your questions and calculate the price of the options you have chosen. These appointments are absolutely free and imply no obligation on your behalf.

Do I need a visa? What is the procedure? Where must I make the visa request? We will guide you during your administrative steps and will provide you will the documents necessary for obtaining your visa.

Quality guarantee We have worked with most of our partner schools for many years. Our regular contact with the schools, numerous visits to the schools and the feedback of our students help us ensure the quality of all partners.

Nationalities

Free evaluation of your language level 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 to progress in a consistent manner. It is also what will make the course effective and interesting. Consequently, all of the schools offer an evaluation test during the first day or before arrival. ESL also offers this service during a consultancy interview, if you so wish. This is very useful when you wish to take a certificate preparation or business course for which it is necessary to have a specified minimum level.

Free flights & special offers

ESL partner schools have students from all over the world and the mix changes throughout the year. This is important as you will have the chance to meet people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and you will communicate with them in the language you are learning, rather than your own language. Thanks to our international presence in many countries, ESL can contribute to a school’s nationality mix by sending students from many different countries.

Thanks to the professional relationships we maintain within the travel industry, we regularly offer free flights to some locations. In 2013, for students going to Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and a selection of other destinations, for 12 or 24 weeks of study, we are able to offer free return flights. See the schools’ pages for more information and contact us to find out how you can gain from this offer. New special offers are added to our website throughout the year so visit regularly!

Our prices

Free exam cancellation insurance

Our prices are the original prices of the schools, meaning exactly the same prices that you would pay if you were to enroll directly at the school. No surcharge or administrative fees are applied. This means that by travelling with ESL, you do not pay more than by enrolling directly with the school abroad. In addition, you save yourself numerous administrative steps and benefit from assistance at all times, before, during and after your stay. We guarantee you the lowest price with a refund of the difference if you find a lower price elsewhere.

Ideally and for practical reasons (flight, visa, accommodation), it is necessary to enrol for a language study stay in advance. Many students find themselves held up in carrying out the steps on time when awaiting exam results. Conscious of this situation, we offer cancellation insurance free of charge which allows you to put your plans in place without worrying about the consequences in case of an exam failure. In other words, you can enrol without risk for a language study stay and if you are no longer in a position to travel abroad because of your studies for whatever reason, you get your money back, or we will postpone the course.

Our prices are published in foreign currencies and unless otherwise stated, they will be converted according to the exchange rate of the day the invoice is sent (4 to 5 weeks prior to departure). We also offer you the option to pay in foreign currencies.

Option of paying in a foreign currency Unless you request otherwise, we will invoice you in pounds sterling according to the exchange rate on the day the invoice is issued. If you would rather pay in the local currency of the school where you will study, please let us know at the time of booking.

Personalised price offers in pounds sterling In order to give you a precise idea of the cost of your language study stay and in order to give you the opportunity to compare different destinations, we send you free, personalised and detailed price offers in pounds sterling. You can think things over at home, at your leisure, whilst having all the necessary elements at hand to make your decision.

Booking of your accommodation (various options) ESL offers a range of accommodation options, including the best host families, selected with care and inspected regularly; student residences or shared apartments. Depending on your destination, you will have a choice ranging from the comfort of a hotel to the freedom of a studio. We have something for all preferences and budgets.

Family / group savings ESL offers you a special discount for bookings made for more than one student. To benefit from this offer, you don’t have to book the same accommodation or even the same destination/school, you just need to make the bookings at the same time and to ask for the discount at the time of registration. • • • • •

from 3 to 5 weeks £40 from 6 to 8 weeks £60 from 9 to 12 weeks £80 from 13 to 23 weeks £120 more than 24 weeks negotiable

Groups For groups of 10 students or more, we offer language courses at very competitive rates. Group courses are ideal for A level or GSCE classes who would benefit from a spell in linguistic immersion to experience the language in its context. These courses are available to all groups, for example work colleagues or members of an evening course, as long as participants are at a similar level. Please contact us for more information.

Organising your trip We work closely with a trusted travel provider that can offer tickets anywhere in the world at competitive prices. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for more details. If you mention it on your enrolment form, we will put you in contact with our partner travel agent.

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Practical information Our objective: to make your life easier

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Carole Javet Manager – International Admissions Centre (IAC)

We’re proud that our students’ high satisfaction rate confirms the quality of our service. What’s the best indicator of this? Most students come to us via word of mouth, having been recommended ESL by a friend or acquaintance.

“To lead the IAC department is a challenge but a great source of satisfaction. You must always have an open ear for the individual needs of each customer, as much before their departure as during their adventures. What I love above all is that every day we learn new ways in which a language trip can make an unexpected difference to someone’s life. I’m always delighted when former students send friends to study with us or come back for another trip themselves!”

Course dates & start dates

Arrival / Departure

General language courses typically start every Monday. Some schools offer beginners courses on more limited fixed start dates. Official exam preparation courses (e.g. DELE, DELF) are offered 2 to 3 times per year on fixed dates.

Europe The arrival day is Sunday, the departure takes place on a Saturday. It is possible to arrive before the weekend on request. In this case, additional nights will be invoiced.

Enrolment deadline If you have made up your mind to travel abroad, do not delay with your enrolment. By enrolling early, you benefit from more attractive prices on your flight and have more time to complete the necessary administrative steps (visa request, extension of your health insurance, any necessary jabs etc.). In addition, your wishes concerning accommodation will be more easily satisfied if we can receive your booking well in advance. Especially if you would like to travel during the busiest time of year, from June until August, we recommend booking at least a couple of months in advance to ensure you get the course and accommodation you want.

How to enrol You have three options: 1. Fill in the enrolment form that you can find at the back of our brochure and mail/fax it to us 2. Complete the online enrolment form on our website. 3. Call us and arrange a time when we can meet you and help with your form or complete the enrolment over the phone. We will confirm the enrolment within seven days of receipt of your enrolment form. This confirmation has all the details of your course, accommodation and transfer (if booked). A deposit is then to be paid within 10 days. If you request it on the enrolment form, we will put you in contact with our trusted flights partner. We will send you the final invoice 5/6 weeks before your departure. You have to pay the outstanding amount, in pounds sterling or another currency before your departure. For more information, please see our general terms and conditions.

Flights ESL - Language Travel can refer you to a good quality travel agent who can find flights to all destinations at very competitive prices. Do not hesitate to ask us for more information. If you mention it on the enrolment form, we will put you in touch with our trusted flights partner.

Visas Depending on the destination and the duration of your stay, you may need a student visa. We will be able to advise you on the application procedure and obtain the necessary documents for your visa request. You will have to pay 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, apart from 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.

Insurance Travel Insurance with Mind The Gap Year

We ask you to make sure you have Travel Insurance in place before your trip with us. At the time of your reservation, we introduce to you Mind The Gap Year, they provide cover for travellers going overseas for longer durations, studying, working and volunteering. Make sure you have cover for Emergency Medical Expenses - which includes repatriation, and Personal liability. You may also want to consider cover for Cancellation & Curtailment, Personal Effects, Legal Expenses, Bereavement etc.

Last minute Do you wish to travel abroad in the next few days? If circumstances do not permit you to book a long time in advance, we will do our very best to organise your language study trip in the space of a few days but no later than the Wednesday prior to your planned departure date.

Worldwide The same goes for the majority of schools overseas. Nevertheless, due to the time difference and the long journey, we recommend that students should travel during the week before the course starts. In this case, additional nights can be booked.

Transfers For all of our destinations, we can organise an airport or railway station transfer to your accommodation. This option can be a nice way to arrive, especially after a long journey. Of course, you can also get to your accommodation independently by taxi, train or bus. These independent solutions are generally less expensive than the transfers organised by our partner schools. The prices indicated on our website are calculated on the basis of a one-way journey .

Travel documents All of your travel documents are sent to you approximately 10 days prior to your departure. They include a travel guide, a detailed description of your accommodation, as well as general information about the school and your destination. In addition, we provide you with documentation on your chosen country that is as complete as possible.

Spending money It is difficult to specify an exact amount of spending money. This depends on your personal needs, the cost of living in your destination, the type of accommodation (without meals/half board/full board) as well as desired activities and excursions. We recommend between £100 and £200 of spending money each week.

Bank holidays Teaching does not take place on bank holidays (national holidays etc.). If the classes missed are not made up by our partner schools, the missed hours are not refunded. Our website contains details of when our partner schools are closed for public holidays.

Size of schools Small schools (S) Studying in a school with 30 to 70 participants has many advantages: a relaxed friendly environment, engaging teachers and small classes. However, the full range of levels and course types is not always available during quiet times of the year. Medium-sized schools (M) With 70 to 150 students, these schools combine the advantages of small and large schools: good technical equipment, a wide range of activities, many levels, personal contact and good flexibility. On the other hand, not all exams are always offered. Large schools (L) Schools with 150 to 350 students offer courses for almost every level, an excellent technical infrastructure and a wide range of activities. Very large schools (XL) Schools with over 350 participants offer the same advantages as large schools, although it will be very difficult for you to meet all the other students! On the other hand, there will be a broad range of nationalities and a wide selection of courses.

Travelling next year Course dates and fees as featured online are valid for the current year. If you are planning your language course for next year, you can use this information as an indication. Prices and dates for next year are usually available from July on. Don’t hesitate to call us for up-to-date information on dates & 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 to satisfy your specific wishes. By enrolling before November for the following year, you will usually pay the same price as for the current year. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for more info. ®

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School Quality ESLÂŽ quality guarantee

An experience of international life

Dynamic teachers

Various accommodation options and a wide range of leisure activities offer a busy and appealing extra-curricular life. The social experience that you have when learning a language abroad is an essential element to the success of your trip. That’s why our partner schools carefully select the various accommodation options and organise exciting activities programmes.

Qualified and experienced in the teaching of their mother tongue as a foreign language, the teachers place particular importance on actively making the most out of the international make- up of the classes, in order to create a positive learning environment. All of the teachers at our partner schools are qualified, but what we are looking for in them cannot be summed up by an academic qualification. They are chosen for their teaching talent, their capacity to combine professionalism and enthusiasm and for the attention they give to each student.

A positive environment Whether a large school with hundreds of students or a little, family-sized school, all our partner schools have something in common: they work hard to offer you a supportive environment. A warm welcome, support, availability and attentiveness... these are all elements that we really value. In other words, there is always someone there to answer your questions! Where do the best DJs play on Saturday nights? Where is the nearest gym? Where can you enjoy the best pizza in the city? Just ask! The teams at our partner schools know their towns well and will be excellent guides!

Internet access All of our partner schools have computers connected to the Internet.The majority of schools offer wireless internet access. You can bring your laptop or mobile device and connect to the web for free in and around the school.

Motivating courses adapted to your level All ESL partner schools have a high-performance academic structure that allows them to offer you a wide range of courses. Whatever your current knowledge, you will be able to take a course corresponding to your objectives and to your language level. Motivating classes in small groups are both dynamic and structured. You will study the language of your choice in a stimulating and international environment. The modern and innovative teaching methods and approaches used during these courses encourage rapid linguistic progress. It’s the most effective way of learning and retaining a language...you will make progress without even realising it!

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The best schools The best schools on five continents

Antonio Anadón

Jasmine Bian

CEO, Enforex

Director, Mandarin House

“Enforex is the leading Spanish language teaching school in the world, and has the best agency in Europe with ESL. I am impressed with the constant growth and continuous reinvention of this agency, which with its exquisite quality, is always caring about the satisfaction of our students when they travel abroad. ESL is an example to follow in this industry and helps customers find a meaning when they contact a representative in their country. ESL offers them a unique orientation and service before and after their language course abroad. Our growth, as we keep moving forward by opening schools of Spanish all over the world, goes together with this organization’s support.”

“As a pioneer of the Chinese language industry, Mandarin House Chinese Schools in Beijing and Shanghai have led the way in welcoming thousands of Chinese learners from around the world. With a unique culture and different way of life, coming to China can sometimes feel daunting, but with its renowned passion and dedication ESL works hard in ensuring students prepare well in advance for their China experience. Mandarin House values its relationship with ESL, proving to be a reliable, long-term partner with a high quality of communication.”

Paul Schroeder

Caridad Santana

President, ILSC Education Group

CEO, Don Quijote

“ILSC has shared a very close partnership with ESL for 13 years. We’ve grown together and admire ESL’s constant innovations in marketing and commitment to meeting student needs and expectations. We have often used ESL’s feedback to evolve our student-centred curriculum and programs and when we opened our school in India in 2007 – ESL recognized the potential appeal for Swiss and European students, created a marketing campaign, and was quickly recruiting students. At ILSC we have a history of social awareness whether fundraising for disaster relief, implementing recycling and other green policies, or providing learning opportunities for underprivileged students in India, and we find this philosophy completely aligned with ESL’s admirable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. We look forward to many more years of collaboration with our colleagues and friends at ESL.”

“As a Premium Spanish school in this industry, we want to be represented by the finest partners. ESL has been working with us for many years from the beginning. We always find out that the information about our schools offered by their consultants is complete and perfect – that’s why we love working with ESL and recommend it as a representative of don Quijote. ESL’s current expansion all over the world is amazing. We congratulate the whole ESL team and we want to give them all our entire support, in order that our main goal - to give always the best service and support to the students - becomes effective from the first moment in which our representatives are contacted in their countries of origin.”

Dr. Francesca Romana Memoli

Bernhard Roters

Director, Accademia Italiana

Director, CLIC International House

“Enthusiasm, motivation and engagement are the qualities which best identify people who work to promote foreign languages overseas. All of ESL’s staff have been recognised over the years for these qualities plus their great professionalism. It is for this reason that Accademia Italiana (Salerno) - which shares the same passion and engagement for the promotion of the Italian language - strongly recommends ESL group as the ideal partner agency and the perfect study abroad operator that really understands and cares about customers’ needs. Sharing the same idea of working, our cooperation with ESL has been increased more and more over the years as both of us have the same important goal: customer satisfaction.”

“Continuous attention to students’ needs, long-standing experience, expertise in the field of education, excellent knowledge of the market, an efficient and dynamic team, flair to pick the best schools, a vision for the future; ESL has undeniable talents and assets which have led the company to its prominent position worldwide. Being a partner of ESL is a privilege and a pride, but it is also a reward that reflects the work and efforts of our efforts of our CLIC team in almost 30 years of existence.”

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Choice of courses A course made for you

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Angelika Maier Director of Studies, ESL Prolog Berlin

We offer a wide range of course types to suit all needs. This page includes an overview of the most popular varieties to give you an idea of what might be best for you. If you would like to know more or have questions about a specific course and location, get in touch and we would love to help you.

“As Director of Studies for German as a Foreign Language, one of my great pleasures is working directly with students, whether it’s finding the right course for them or teaching in the classroom. I’m happy the school offers the opportunity for students to learn about the German language in the school, and also to experience German culture and discover Berlin through our cultural activities programme. I’m very lucky to be able to work with experienced colleagues who have a great level of competency and experience. Together we hope to offer you a successful language study programme here in the heart of Berlin.”

General course (standard or intensive)

Course in the teacher’s home

A course is either “standard” or “intensive” depending on the number of lessons each week. A standard course is usually taught in the mornings (sometimes in the afternoons during the high season), while the intensive course has lessons both in the mornings and afternoons. The theory elements of the courses are designed around the language of everyday life. The courses are based on communicative methodology and touch on topics of general interest (history, news, culture, politics, society, etc.) to give students rounded skills.

A new concept in international education, this is the way to make maximum progress in the shortest time possible, while being completely immersed in the language you are learning. You will live and learn with your teacher, who will analyse your individual needs and tailor the course content to you. Studying a tailor-made course in complete immersion, you will make rapid progress and not waste any time on topics that are not relevant to you. Please contact us for a free language level assessment or a no-obligation price quote.

Standard course

For more information, see the “course in the teacher’s home” section of our website.

A standard course teaches the fundamentals of the language, both written (reading and writing skills) and aural/oral (listening and speaking skills). It focuses on the use of the language in everyday situations. This type of course is appropriate for students who want to enhance their language knowledge and put it into practice, perhaps by taking a job alongside the course. This type of course is also ideal if you want free time around your studies to enjoy a hobby or simply practice your language skills away from the classroom.

Higher Education

Intensive course

Course combined with internship or volunteer work

An intensive course is based on the same model as the standard course but the pace is faster and the subjects are covered in more depth. During the afternoon, the class has a more communicative approach and a wider range of conversational subjects is covered. An intensive course is ideal for students who want to make rapid progress.

We offer various higher education programmes allowing you to start or further your studies at university abroad and specialise in a specific professional field. Most courses are held in English and require a good language level. See the “Higher Education” section of our website to find out more.

After a general language course, students have the opportunity to consolidate their language skills during an unpaid internship. Internships are adapted to your level and your field of interest. This combination is a great opportunity to discover the world of work in another country or get involved in local community projects.

Academic trimester, semester or year

For more information, see the “gap year” section of our website or order a free brochure.

The duration of this programme is ideal to achieve ambitious objectives as it gives you the means to improve your command of a foreign language over several months.

Teacher training

Academic programmes often include official exam preparation as well as lessons focussing on optional topics. Sliding-scale prices are available for long-term courses, providing an excellent return on investment. Take advantage of our special offers.

Exam preparation courses Official certificates indicate your language level and are recognised worldwide. They represent an important tool for your future. Employers and particularly universities use these qualifications to understand the abilities of applicants. Each examination focuses on specific aspects of the language and, as such, requires a different learning approach. We offer preparation courses leading to internationally renowned official certificates including DELF/ DALF (French), DELE (Spanish), ZD (German), CILS (Italian) and more.

Courses PLUS (sport, culture, etc.) Courses PLUS offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the practice of a specific activity included in the programme. Thanks to our cultural extras, including gastronomy, music, dance, film-making, sustainable development and yoga, among others, combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience. With our Courses PLUS Sport programmes, you can develop your language skills while practising a sport you enjoy. Surfing, diving, sailing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding... a language study trip is the perfect chance to enjoy them. For sport all over the world at any time of year, dozens of destinations await you!

Business course A business course enhances your language skills and your ability to express yourself and communicate in a professional context. Some people choose to combine a business course with a general language course.

Courses for professionals Courses for professionals are tailor-made to help you boost your progress and achieve specific goals in little time. The programme improves your language skills while providing a stimulating environment for developing soft skills. Our programmes for professionals offer a wide range of specialised courses. These courses base the topics of language study on a specific field (financial, medical, legal, industrial, commercial, telecommunications, etc.) and deal with the specifics of a domain of activity such as technical vocabulary, industry-specific concepts, correspondence, etc. See the “professionals” section of our website or order a free brochure to find out more.

Private course If you have limited time and a clear objective, a private one-to-one course will ensure rapid language progress in the minimum possible time. The course will be designed around the topics that matter to you and the teacher will adapt to your learning style. It’s an intense way to learn and you will see fast results. It is possible to combine group lessons with private tuition.

Initial training

Mostly designed for native speakers (or non-native speakers with an equivalent level), initial training courses for language teachers allow participants to acquire expert teaching techniques and put them into practice. These courses provide widely recognised teaching qualifications to help you start your career. Refresher courses

Refresher courses for language teachers are an excellent way for teachers to expand their language and didactic knowledge. The world of teaching is in constant development and these courses allow you to keep direct contact with new methodology and to share best practice with other qualified teachers. For some courses, funding may be available via the EU’s Comenius program. For more information, visit the «teacher training» section on our website.

Courses for juniors ESL – Language Travel offers a large range of quality international programs for children and young learners in superb destinations. For more information, see the “young learners” section of our website or order a free brochure.

Family programmes We also offer courses for the whole family: a chance for adults and children to enjoy a holiday in language immersion. Each family member follows a language course and activity programme corresponding to his or her individual needs, while accommodation and free time are enjoyed as a family. Contact us for further information.

50 plus If you are over 50, of course you can take part in any of our adult courses, but perhaps you may like something a little more refined and tailored to students of a similar age. Our “50+” programmes offer a balanced mix of travel, learning and pleasure, with programmes targeted at the discovery of the local culture. Classes are given in the morning; the afternoon and evening are dedicated to activities and excursions, in order to explore the attractions of the destination. An unforgettable language learning and social experience! For more information, see the “50 plus” section of our website.

Courses for groups Whether for a holiday camp, exam preparation or any other group language study project, we offer complete packages designed according to your objectives and priorities (course content, type of accommodation, activities and excursions, etc.). These packages are great value for money and include free accommodation for accompanying leaders/organisers. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free price quote.

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Levels and progression Daily progress! 9 Level close to mother tongue (level C2*) 8 Very advanced level (level C1-C2*) 7 Advanced level (level B2-C1*) 6 Upper intermediate level (level B1-B2*) 5 Intermediate level (level B1*) 4 Lower intermediate level (level A2-B1*) 3 Upper elementary level (level A1-A2*) 2 Elementary level (level A1*)

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Number of weeks of classes necessary to obtain the desired level. The indications are based on statistics and they depend on your personal commitment.

The graph below shows the average number of study weeks necessary to obtain the desired level. Please note that this guide is approximate and your progress will depend on a number of factors including your commitment to practicing the language outside of class, how much you converse with locals, as well as your natural aptitude for languages.

1 Beginner level

The student understands some words and expressions, but does not master the foreign language.

2 Elementary level (level A1*)

The student understands simple sentences, instructions and descriptions used in everyday life, but only uses isolated words and expressions, in incomplete sentences, without real grammatical content.

3 Upper elementary level (level A1-A2*)

The student masters certain example sentences and knows how to write them, but can hardly understand everyday language. Responds with school language with simple turns of phrase.

4 Lower intermediate level (level A2*))

The student understands the language with some difficulty, except in some precise situations. Can read simple texts. Although makes frequent mistakes, is capable of expressing him/herself in several sentences in a limited number of areas.

5 Intermediate level (level A2-B1*)

The student often restarts sentences in order to be understood and does not yet master special turns of phrase. Grammar, accentuation and vocabulary sometimes have gaps. Good general understanding.

6 Upper intermediate level (level B1*)

The student understands everyday language. In spite of some grammar and expression mistakes, is capable of expressing general ideas with nuances. Language knowledge is sufficient, operational, to use in the professional world.

7 Advanced level (level B1-B2*)

The student masters the structure of the foreign language, both oral and written. He/she is capable of expressing him/herself confidently in various situations and of understanding the language spoken by natives. He/she is still recognised by the prudent use of the language, his/her expressions learned by heart or the absence of idiomatic expressions.

8 Very advanced level (level C1*)

The student understands almost everything, including idiomatic expressions. In spite of occasional errors, he/she is close to mother tongue level, even in complex situations.

9 Proficiency level (level C1-C2*) * Based on the European languages framework scale

Comparison between official certificates and language levels mentioned above: French DELF/TCF A1

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Official exams and certificates ! The certificates that indicate your language level are recognised worldwide and represent an important tool for your future. Each examination focuses on specific aspects of the language and our partner schools offer preparation courses for each certificate.

Spanish

German

The DELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma) exams officially recognise different levels of competence and mastery of the Spanish language. They are provided by the Instituto Cervantes and University of Salamanca on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The exams are offered on three occasions each year: mid-may, mid-August and mid-November.

The Goethe Institute issues official and internationally recognised German certificates. The Institute offers several diplomas, ranging from Zertifikat B1, B2 and C1 to GDS (Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom), a very advanced level diploma. All these diplomas correspond to the different levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The Goethe Institute is a member of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe).

• Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera A1 This diploma recognises an elementary level of Spanish. • Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera A2 This diploma recognises an elementary level of Spanish with some basic notions of grammar. • Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera B1 This diploma recognises an intermediate level of Spanish: a language level sufficient for understanding and responding to common everyday situations, asking questions and expressing needs in simple language. • Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera B2 This diploma recognises an upper intermediate level of Spanish: a language level sufficient for confronting common daily situations under normal communication conditions that sometimes demand specialised language. • Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera C1 This diploma recognises an advanced level of Spanish: a language level necessary for to cope in common situations of daily life that require a specialized use of the language.

Zertifikat B1 As the first level of the Goethe Institute exams, the Zertifikat B1 recognises a good basic knowledge of German, as well as the capacity to communicate in all everyday situations and to understand texts of average difficulty. The Zertifikat B1 is internationally renowned and highly valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. In Germany, it is accepted as proof of language skills required when applying for German citizenship. ZDfB - Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (B2) The ZDfB recognises your ability to communicate in spoken and written German in common situations in the professional world. The ZDfB is especially oriented towards the professional world and is increasingly recognised internationally in business and industry.

• Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera C2 This diploma recognises an advanced level of Spanish: a language level necessary for confronting demanding situations. This qualification denotes an excellent mastery of the Spanish language.

Zertifikat B2 The next step of the Zertifikat program, this qualification demonstrates an upper intermediate level of German and is acknowledged all over the German-speaking world.

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Zertifikat C1 Confirmation of a very advanced standard of German, the Zertifikat C1 opens doors at the top German schools and businesses.

DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) The DELF is administered by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. It is composed of four independent diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exams are offered approximately 10-12 times each year and cover reading, writing, listening and speaking. DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) DALF is the continuation of DELF for the top two levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In order to sit the DALF exams, candidates must either have passed the DELF, take a DALF access test or have passed ‘A’ level French (or equivalent). The DALF C1 exam consists of four parts (reading, writing, speaking, listening) while the DALF C2 is split into two parts: a written assignment and a discussion with a jury. A successfully completed DALF will satisfy the language entry requirements of French universities. TCF (Test de connaissance du français) The TCF exam is administered by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP) for the French Ministry of Education. The TCF exam provides students with a level from A1 (beginner) to C2 (near native), according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Unlike the DELF and DALF, the TCF is not a diploma, but a certificate of recognition of your level. It is a simple and quick way to have your level certified. The test is like a snapshot of a person’s linguistic abilities at a given point in their life. It is therefore only valid for 2 years, while the DELF and DALF are valid for life.

Austrian exam: ÖSD Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch Officially recognised Austrian certificate. Exams and qualifications correspond to the CEFR levels, from A1 to C2.

Italian CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) The CILS exams are divided into four levels and usually run twice a year (June and December). The exam is produced and evaluated according to parameters set out by the European Council. CILS certificates are issued by the University for Foreigners Siena and have an excellent international reputation.

Portuguese CELPE Bras (Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros) The exams test the candidate’s written and spoken knowledge of the Portuguese language in everyday situations. They are offered twice each year, usually in April and October. The qualification is awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture, in partnership with the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.

Mandarin HSK - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (“Chinese Language Proficiency Test”) Officially recognised by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the HSK is the only standardised test of standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. Chinese universities and businesses accept the qualification as evidence of language competence.

Russian TRKI: Certificate of Russian as a Foreign Language The four levels of the TRKI are officially recognised by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and are designed especially for learners whose mother tongue is not Russian. TRKI – 1: Intermediate level 1 (B1) TRKI – 2: Intermediate level 2 (B2) TRKI – 3: Advanced level 1 (C1) TRKI – 4: Advanced level 2 (C2) Visit our website and learn more about these official exams including levels, modules and official recognition.

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Accommodation A home from home!

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Alexia Raineri Accommodation Officer, Babylon Idiomas “Accommodation is a very important part of planning the educational program of our students. Given that every student is unique, we use a wide variety of criteria in order to place them in the right family or student flat. Knowing the families and landlords we work with so well is the key to finding the perfect match. We take the time to make each student feel special and welcome, and it is always rewarding to see we have fulfilled their expectations and contributed to the success of their stay.”

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.

Host family

Halls of residence

Staying with a host family is often the most beneficial type of accommodation for language students. By immersing yourself in the daily life of a local family, you will practice the language constantly and gain an authentic insight into local culture and customs. Host families usually live fairly near to the school (sometimes within walking distance but usually a short ride on public transport) though in big cities they will be further away. Staying with a host family is often the most beneficial type of accommodation for language students. By immersing yourself in the daily life of a local family, you will practice the language constantly and gain an authentic insight into local culture and customs. Host families usually live fairly near to the school (sometimes within walking distance but usually a short ride on public transport) though in big cities they will be further away.

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 will usually share bathroom and kitchen facilities with other students; the exact level of comfort and facilities depends on the standards in the destination but is usually comparable to University halls of residence in the UK.

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 other 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. Also, it is useful if you can let us know of any interests and hobbies you have and these will be taken into account when placing you with the most suitable host family. Staying with a host family is a memorable experience that really brings the language course alive. Friendships are often forged and many students stay in touch with their host families long after returning home.

Residential accommodation If you want to stay with other students or a mix of local and foreign visitors, this is a great option. Residential accommodation consists of hotels and hostels that offer great value prices because of their links with our partner schools. The dining rooms and halls attached to these residences are a great place to meet people and make friends.

Hotels / apartments If you are looking for something a little more luxurious, you could consider a hotel room or a rented apartment. Many of our partner schools offer a hotel or apartment reservation service. This is more expensive than staying in halls of residence or shared accommodation and you will benefit neither from the language immersion of a host family nor the social experience of a shared apartment or student residence.

Courses without accommodation Because your package will be tailor-made according to your individual wishes 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.

Deposit The majority of our partner schools require students who are staying in halls of residence or shared apartments to pay a deposit on arrival. For further details about the deposit, please refer to the “options, extras” section of the price list of each school, on our website. The charge is approx. GBP 130 but varies depending on which school you choose. Students are required to pay this amount with cash or credit card. The deposit is returned to them on the day of their departure, provided that no damage has been caused.

Shared apartment Comfort and independence

In a shared student apartment, you will stay with other students and/or locals. You will have a single room to yourself and enjoy complete independence, including use of a kitchen, while living with people sharing a similarly independent outlook. This option is very popular in Germany (WG or Wohngemeinschaft) and England (student house), but is also offered in Australia, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Malta, Italy, Austria, Egypt and Latin America.

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Leisure Much more than language classes

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Milva Santa Cruz Activities Coordinator, Expanish Buenos Aires “My name is Milva and I am in charge of the social activities at Expanish in Buenos Aires. I like my job because I spend a lot of time with the students. Activities are a very important part of each student’s experience, as they encourage interaction between classmates and Argentine people, in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.”

Something we consider very important when choosing partner schools is the variety of leisure activities offered. This is because the things you do during your free time are not only important for your enjoyment of the experience, but are also hugely beneficial for your language skills. The activities are either offered as part of the program price or at preferential rates. Every destination has its own highlights, so whether you want to surf in Lisbon, tap your toes at the Montreux Jazz Festival, learn to tango at a Buenos Aires milonga, hit the shops in Milan or sample that famous German beer in Munich, you can do it alongside your language course!

Sports

Meetings and discoveries

During your trip, you can combine language study with your favourite sports. Savour a football match at the Nou Camp or join a game on the beach in Salvador de Bahia. Chill out at the surfing championships in Biarritz or strap in for the Grand Prix in Belgium. Get your cowbells out for FIS World Cup skiing events in the Swiss Alps or catch an ice hockey match in Montreal. Get your PADI diving qualification in Thailand or Panama, try your hand at eusko pilota in San Sebastián... the choice is yours!

What would a country be without its people, without their stories, without the words you hear and speak? Travelling to a different country with students from all over the world is an experience of discovery. Discovering new cities, cultures and outlooks. Discovering new people, young and old, from all backgrounds.

Cultural activities From the Great Wall of China to the great restaurants of Tokyo, from the shopping temples of Paris to the Aztec temples of Cholula, from the vibrant swirl of colours at Carnival in Salvador de Bahia to the vibrant swirling colours of the Kandinsky room at the Hermitage, the world is a wonderful place. For some, visiting the misty ruins of Machu Picchu in the early morning is a spiritual experience. For others, the halls of the Musée du Louvre have a similar effect.

Learning a language in immersion brings with it unforgettable experiences. Over time, you will improve your language skills with the locals in exciting countries or with the help of international students in a high-tempo city. When you study in Lyon, Barcelona or Rome and make friends from Sweden, Russia or Brazil, it’s time to format your address book into five continents!

You can take it easy with a strong coffee at a Viennese cafe or explore the slopes where the coffee beans grow in Costa Rica. Gawp at the pearls in Antwerp jewellers’ windows or try and find your own in the depths of the Indian Ocean. One thing is for sure; these experiences will help you understand other, essential dimensions of the language you are learning.

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The best prices The best language schools at the best price!

Original prices

Your personalised price quote online

We strive for transparency and list all prices in local currency, so Euros for Spain or France, Swiss Francs for Switzerland, Yen for Japan and so on. It is important to convert these prices into Pounds Sterling so you can get a good overall idea of the budget necessary to realise your language travel project.

In just a couple of clicks, find the best price for your language course abroad. Our online price calculator makes it possible to compare the different destinations and wide range of programmes that we offer.

ESL prices include course costs, accommodation and school administration fees. Possible additional costs such as high season supplements, exam board fees, course materials, accommodation deposits, airport transfers, etc. always appear at the bottom of the price list, under the “options, extras” section.

Course material All ESL-Language Travel partner schools provide course material for their students. Learning materials vary according to the choice of course. The latest teaching course books and authentic documents will be used. Some schools include the course material fees in the school fees (see «included in the price»), others charge for it separately depending on the duration of the course and possible change in level or according to the specialisation of the course. In that case, an additional charge of approximately £30-35 will apply.

To the price we have quoted, the only addition would be the price of the flight or train journey for your selected dates. We can refer you to our partner travel agency should you wish to receive a quote for a flight. Of course, you can search online if you would rather make your own flight booking. Finally, depending on the country and the length of your stay, a visa may be necessary and this should be taken into account when calculating the total cost. Please contact us for more information, advice or a personalised price quote. We would love to send you a no-obligation quote for your trip. We’re here to help with your decision, to guide you through the strengths of each individual school and destination and to deliver you a package that corresponds to your needs, wishes and priorities. Also consult our tips to find low cost language courses abroad.

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Your trip Have a safe trip!

Communication, a taste for adventure, a sense of humour, curiosity and tolerance are some of the most important qualities if you want to really discover your destination and feel at home quickly. Especially if you are staying abroad for more than a couple of weeks, you can take your time to really adapt to the location. A language study trip is about finding yourself in a new environment, in new situations and surrounded by a new language. Business hours, transport, and mealtimes: all of these everyday situations can be different to what you are used to. The food tastes different, the presentation is unexpected and the flavours are new! Be open-minded and flexible towards different opinions, customs and manners. With this approach, your trip will be an unforgettable life experience. The following pages introduce you to our partner schools and the services they offer. Every school is unique and has its own identity. Page by page, destination by destination, get to know our partner schools, their programmes, accommodation options and any specific dates throughout the year. There is much more information on our website, including prices. Looking at the schools’ rates online will help to give you an idea of the living costs in each destination. For an objective assessment of the quality/price relationship of the schools and destinations, it is important to consider the course options (quantity and length of classes, students per class, etc.), accommodation (single or double room, etc.) and the strengths of each individual school. We’re here to answer any questions you may have. Happy reading and bon voyage!

Elisa Bosco Language Travel Consultant “A language trip with ESL is tailor made to your needs, down to the very smallest details. It is about having a unique experience that can make a real impact on your life. That’s why we believe in having direct contact with future students, either with personal meetings or at fairs and events. We would love to meet you and help turn your wishes into reality!”

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Corporate Social Responsibility ESL and Sustainable Development

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We are committed to sustainable development and ethical business practice. Every action within the company is thought through in terms of its global impact, which directly influences company policy. This commitment is more than environmental; the wellbeing of staff, suppliers, students and the communities to which we send students are increasingly important when we design and promote products.

ESL has always followed socially responsible business practices and a decision was taken in 2008 to formalise a Sustainable Development strategy and put in place a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Action Plan. Through awareness comes action. Our first steps have included appointing a CSR manager and training our team members. From the paper in our brochures and the electricity that powers our offices to our recruitment policies and the way we travel, everything is considered from an angle of sustainability. We encourage responsible behaviour from our staff whether in something small like turning the lights off at the end of the day or a larger step like finding local suppliers for international offices. We apply the principles of Sustainable Development to our own business practices and are now actively encouraging and supporting our partners and suppliers in doing the same. As an educator, part of our responsibility is raising awareness. The first – and continuous – stage of this process has been to develop awareness within our own organisation. The second step is raising the bar for our industry, in which there is a lot of good intent and potential but the topic of Sustainable Development is often thought of in vague terms. Through the development of a CSR self-assessment tool and accompanying support structure, we are proactively encouraging partner schools to start and/or enhance their involvement in Sustainable Development.

Patrick Siegenthaler Joint CEO “Sustainable Development is part of ESL’s commitment. Education is at the heart of a sustainable world and we are ready to play a leading role both internally within our company and in our worldwide community. As much as we can, every action we take is considered in terms of its global impact, which, in turn, directly influences company policy. This goes far beyond environmental awareness, although of course this aspect is a key element of the process. To be truly sustainable, we focus on the human and societal aspects of our business practices too. Formalising and expanding our policies has led to a deeper level of understanding and action. Our process is ongoing and if you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them!”

ESL CSR Self-assessment tool Using our own experiences in the field of CSR and with strategic support from the consultancy firm ECO2 Initiative, we have developed a CSR self-assessment tool especially for language schools. Based on the ISO 26000 norm and validated by a consulting committee of renowned language schools, our tool helps schools evaluate the degree of maturity of their current approach to CSR issues. It then assists the schools with developing their own action plans according to their local circumstances, based on three key fields of action: management & operations, education and community. The results of the implementation process of CSR actions will be featured under the schools’ descriptions on our website, in order to raise awareness of sustainable values and stimulate further action. Our partner schools are part of our identity and their approach to sustainability matters to us. We want to provide you with as complete a picture of each school as possible, allowing you to make a decision based on all factors that are important to you. As a company and as individuals, we believe passionately in Sustainable Development. Find out more about Sustainable Development on our website.

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Krister Weidenhielm Head of Products & Partnerships “Without education, sustainable development is just wishful thinking. At ESL, we want to make sustainable development a reality, not just talk about it. We have been working to identify and implement simple actions in our head office and drop-in offices with regards to Human Resources, purchasing and energy consumption policies. This resulted in the creation of a sustainable roadmap that everyone in the company is now aware of. Once the foundation was laid, it became obvious that we had to focus on the eco-design of our products. We therefore developed an innovative tool allowing our partner schools around the world to assess their Corporate Social Responsibility performance and engage in a constant improvement process. Our initiative is also geared towards helping students make the right choice: as well as informing them about the infrastructure and services offered by our partner schools, we also provide information about the sustainable development measures put in place by every one of them to improve the quality of their study environment.”

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Find out more: On our website, discover more photographs, videos, information about the weather, practical information and everything you need to know to prepare your language study trip abroad.

Courses in the teacher’s home In order to learn the language of your choice in the country of your choice, live and study in your teacher’s home! Do you think studying in a classroom is not the best way for you to learn a foreign language? Are you shy? Perhaps you lack motivation or time? Too few occasions to express yourself? Are you looking for a targeted programme and training at the heart of the language? We have a tailor-made, quality solution to offer you. The effectiveness of the courses in the teacher’s home lies in the method: a language course in total immersion in your teacher’s home, in order to focus on your specific needs during private lessons. A choice of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of courses per week. Course options designed for students, professionals of all fields and for those who want to make a lot of progress in a minimum amount of time. These programmes are geared to participants of all levels, with no age limit.

Emily Barrow Student, 2 weeks in the teacher’s home in France “I chose to take a two-week French course in France as part of the ESL programme in the teacher’s home because I needed to improve my French skills rapidly but didn’t have much time at my disposal. If you are in the same situation, I strongly recommend this programme! There are many advantages to it: you are fully immersed in the French language and culture throughout your stay and private tuition is a great way to progress at a surprisingly fast pace. Besides, the schedule of lessons allows you to visit the city and/or region where you are staying, which is very pleasant. Personally, I had a really great time. My host family was very friendly, we talked a lot and they showed me around the area. Thanks to them, I made huge progress in French and learnt a lot about France. The ESL programme in the teacher’s home is very comprehensive. If I had to do it again, I would not hesitate a second!”

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Private course in the teacher’s home

When choosing the course location, we take into account your interests, the kind of teacher you are looking for and the lifestyle that offers the best possible environment for your studies. Teachers usually live in small towns or in the suburbs of large towns. The United Kingdom offers a large choice of destinations, easily accessible by plane. The choice is especially wide in the beautiful South East, between the capital city and the seaside, with many experienced teachers living close to London airports or railway stations served by Eurostar. Outside the United Kingdom, it is possible to book a course in the teacher’s home in Ireland or Malta, if you wish to learn English in Europe. If you prefer to study English overseas, we also offer courses in the teacher’s home in North America and Australia. Other languages such as German, Spanish or French are available in the teacher’s home, among a choice of 20 other foreign languages in many countries around the world. The currency used for the price calculation varies according to the destination. Please refer to our website for detailed information on the language and destination of your choice. One-to-one tuition is ideal for achieving specific objectives. It is particularly suitable for professionals who need to develop specific language skills in their field, for students wishing to update their language knowledge and for all those who wish to prepare for an exam individually. Regardless of your age and occupation, language courses in the teacher’s home will allow you to improve your language skills in a targeted way and make rapid progress. Whether you wish to develop your speaking skills, overcome a personal block, or find a way to learn the target language at your own pace, through a privileged relationship with your private teacher, this programme gives you the opportunity to make a lot of progress in a minimum amount of time. Different teachers are specialists in different areas, often depending on their background, so you can customise the course as much as you like. Living with your teacher means that you will make the most of every moment in order to achieve your objectives, not only during lessons but also during the rest of the time you will spend together. You will have neither the opportunity to speak in your mother tongue nor to withdraw from this total immersion as conversations around meals, activities and social contacts you will have with the members of his/her family will take place exclusively, and naturally, in the target language. The “one-to-two” option enables you to book a private course with a friend or a colleague with the same language level (see options ad extras). To optimise the course content, the programme is entirely tailor-made, analysed and designed prior to your arrival. Lessons are given all year round, even at Christmas, New Year or Easter.

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One-to-one intensive course Lessons: 15, 20, 25 or 30 of 60 minutes Course duration: 1 - 48 week(s) Level: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: 1 student (one-to-one) Students/class: 2 students (one-to-two) with the same level and interests Minimum age: 18 years (16 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Australia) Daily schedule: to be arranged with the teacher One-to-one professional intensive course Lessons: 20, 25 or 30 of 60 minutes Course duration: 2 - 48 weeks Details: see one-to-one intensive course Official exam preparation course (English) Details: see one-to-one intensive course The exam cannot be taken in the teacher’s home.

You will benefit from unique learning conditions in your teacher’s home. Staying in a single bedroom, with full board provided, you will take advantage of every moment spent with your teacher to enrich your fullimmersion experience. Sharing the daily life of your teacher and his/her family allows you to improve your language skills in a natural, continuous and effective way. Your learning is focused and smooth while your newly acquired knowledge is strengthened day after day. Compatibility between you and your teacher is paramount, which is why you will be asked to fill in a form indicating your tastes, interests and any other request you may have. This will help us find the perfect teacher for you. On request and at a charge, you can enjoy a private bathroom.

✓ Full immersion in the teacher’s home ✓ Private course tailored to the student’s needs and objectives ✓ A maximum amount of progress in a minimum amount of time ✓ Authentic cultural experience in a family atmosphere

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start or to be confirmed Departure: Saturday following course end or to be confirmed Starting dates: Every week, throughout the year

Included in the price Language course & course material Accommodation in the teacher’s home/single room/full board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A B C D

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“one-to-two” : - 20% (price per person) Airport transfer (mandatory -18): on request, depending on destination Airport transfer available from/to the nearest airport to the teacher’s location Private bathroom: Destinations EUR/USD: 180/w. Supplementary night: Group 1 (EUR) 116/nuit Group 2 (EUR) 111/nuit Group 3 (EUR) 113/nuit Group 4 (EUR) 116/nuit Group 5 (EUR) 111/nuit Group 6 (USD) 107/nuit Group 7 (EUR) 113/nuit Group 8 (EUR) 116/nuit Group 9 (USD) 112/nuit Group 10 (USD) 162/nuit Group 11 (USD) 119/nuit Group 12 (USD) 112/nuit

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South Africa, Austria, Brazil, Canada (French), Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland (French-speaking and German-speaking parts), Turkey: see our website for more details.

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England The English language is a metaphor for modern Britain itself. Made up from bits of one language, bits of another and words from many others; easy to learn but with many subtleties and occasionally, just occasionally, a little eccentric, the language - and the place - are at once unique and strangely familiar. The “good old boys” watching a cricket match at Lords may pine for the days when Britannia ruled the waves and everyone knew their place, but London’s young, cosmopolitan crowd are too busy having fun and getting ahead to worry about that! Of course, tradition remains strong in a country where the royal family are back in fashion and anything beyond the English Channel is still referred to as “on the continent”. You can still pop to the local pub for a pint of ale (no litres here) or enjoy tea and scones in a quaint cafe, but you could just as easily tuck into Jamaican Jerk Chicken, a Goan Curry or a Meze before heading to a gig or nightclub until the early hours. British bands and DJs are some of the country’s finest exports. London is one of the world’s great cities. From its chaotic but charming, scruffy but fertile streets come amazing music, art and literature. Enjoy amazing shops in the West End or, on a rainy day, check out any of the world-class museums for free. Sunbathe on Hampstead Heath or lose yourself in Camden Town’s nightlife. Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are thriving artistic hubs, the famous university towns of Oxford and Cambridge offer a taste of traditional England and Bournemouth is a cool coastal town. Brighton, on the south coast, is great all year round. As well as having a famous beach, this is a super-liberal and arty student town: a great place to learn English. Scotland offers another side to Britain, whether in charming, cultural Edinburgh or the beautifully sparse Highlands, perfect for exploring in the summer months. Be sure to pack a hip flask with some whisky for the authentic experience!

Magaly Mendes BSC, London Central “My name is Magaly, I’m Portuguese and I come from Switzerland. I’ve been studying English for six months and I have to say that it was an amazing experience. After the precious advice of ESL, I have decided to go to London to improve my English and it was the best decision I ever took. London is a wonderful city where I enjoyed my time and where I felt like at home even if in the beginning I felt little homesick. British Study Centres is the best school where I could go to improve my English. All of my teachers were very experienced so I found it very easy to pick up English, and the staff was really nice and helpful when I arrived there without knowing a lot about English. Today, I can say that I’ve improved my English, I’ve met a lot of amazing people and that it was on of the best experience of my life. Thanks to BSC and of course ESL!”

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London | England

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The part of Central London known as the West End is the epicentre of London’s fashion and shopping scene. Take an English course in London Central with ESL - once you have seen all of London’s world famous attractions, you can move on to discovering London as the locals see it, from the peace and quiet of Hyde Park to the loud and lively music venues of Camden Town.

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BSC London Central

Accommodation

Close to famous Oxford Street and the Bond Street and Baker Street tube stations, our partner school has all the modern facilities you need to make progress in English. Apart from the 24 bright and spacious classrooms (35 during the high season), students have access to a resource centre with a library, audio and CD-rom material, a computer room with flat-screen computers where they can access the Internet and make use of computerised languagelearning methods. The school also has a WiFi network. There is a study centre where students can take university-type courses in Business, Computers, Hotel Management and Tourism, as well as a Job Club.

Host family Host families, which have been carefully selected by our partner school, generally live around 45-60 minutes away from the school and offer a natural and stimulating environment for practising the language. Students stay in a single room and have half board provided, which is an interesting option considering that it allows you to account for meals for the whole of your stay. Student house (from 18 years) This option allows several students from the school to share accommodation during their stay. Each student has his/her own room and shares the common rooms and equipment (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) with the other students. The student houses are located in zone 3 of London, around 40 minutes away from the language school building. Superior student house (from 18 years) This high-class student house is ideally located in zone 2, a 30-minute tube journey to the English school and a short bus ride to the famous Camden Town market. The house comprises of 8 single or double very comfortable bedrooms (bedlinen provided), all fitted with their own modern private bathroom. The students from the school will be able to socialise in the kitchen and other common areas of the house, surf the internet thanks to the free Wi-Fi access, or sunbathe in the garden during the summer months.

Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website.

Leisure

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Semi-intensive course 25 x 50min Intensive course 30 x 50min Business course 25 x 50min (15 general + 10 business) English + Cooking 20 x 50min (20 general + 6 cooking) Cambridge course 20 lessons (FCE, CAE) 20 x 50min Cambridge course 25 lessons (FCE, CAE) 25 x 50min IELTS course 20 x 50min (15 IELTS + 5 options) TOEFL course 20 x 50min (15 general + 5 options + 2 one-to-one) (20 general + 5 TOEFL mini-group during July-August) TOEIC course 20 x 50min (15 general + 5 options + 2 one-to-one) (20 general + 5 TOEIC mini-group during July-August)

London overflows with leisure possibilities, especially from a cultural point of view. There are a large variety of monuments, museums, galleries and shows on offer, the most classic mixing with the most extravagant. Sports lovers will also have plenty to keep them busy in the numerous sports centres found in town and in the suburbs. The school organises activities and outings of the sort that will create a dynamic group atmosphere outside of the classroom, thereby allowing students to practise their English in an authentic context.

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Elementary to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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School is centrally located (Baker Street or Bond Street tube stations) Large choice of academic programmes Quality school with experienced teachers Job Club

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Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday (Superior student house) Sunday following course end The arrival and departure days must be identical

Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or student house School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Student house, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 945 3 1370 4 1795 6 2615 8 3455 12 4895 16 6255 24 w. 9095 Extra week (24+) 375 Semi-intensive course 2 985 3 1430 4 1875 6 2735 8 3615 12 5135 16 6575 24 w. 9575 Extra week (24+) 395 Intensive course 2 1025 3 1490 4 1955 6 2855 8 3775 12 5375 16 6895 24 w. 10055 Extra week (24+) 415 Business course Cf. Semi-intensive course English + Cooking 2 w. 1230 Cambridge course 20 lessons (FCE, CAE) 10 w. 4095 12 w. 4895 13 w. 5100 Cambridge course 25 lessons (FCE, CAE) 4 w. 1875 IELTS course Cf. Standard course TOEFL course, TOEIC course 4 2115 8 4095 12 w. 5855 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Work experience placement (4-16 weeks) Work experience placement (17-24 weeks) Low season discount, Course (per week) (TOEFL/TOEIC : 29.06-30.08.2014) Airport transfer (Heathrow) Airport transfer (Gatwick) Airport transfer (Stansted, Luton) Train station transfer (St. Pancras) Transfer supplement (Arrival at accommodation after 10pm - Arrival possible until 11pm)

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London | England

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This exceptional school fits perfectly in its fashionable surroundings, where simple outdoor pleasures go hand in hand with upmarket shopping and dining. This hip London area is also home to many museums, galleries, concert venues and theatres. Culture with capital C, bars, nightclubs, shops, iconic buildings and all kinds of people: no need for a stage, Covent Garden is a show in itself.

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Accommodation

If you are in your thirties, you will feel comfortable at this course centre, which has been specifically designed for people in your age group. In a pleasant setting, our partner school offers a perfect atmosphere in which to socialise. You will be able to meet students from all over the world, who, just like you, are looking to expand their knowledge and network and will be delighted to talk about topics that interest you. In the classroom, teachers adapt their teaching to your needs and expectations, taking into account the personal interests of each student (max. 12 per class) in order to offer exciting and effective lessons. On-site facilities include 11 comfortable classrooms, a cafeteria, a library, a study room, a student lounge, Wi-Fi access throughout the building and 16 internet-ready computers. In one of the most attractive districts of London, you’ll find a course centre to meet your expectations.

Host family Staying with a host family at the heart of London is a standard option for students who wish to have direct contact with the denizens of this vibrant city. Our students over 30 can benefit from direct insight into English culture, continuous practice of the English language and travel tips provided by their hosts. Carefully selected by our partner school, the families offer students a single bedroom, half board and access to their laundry room. The bathroom, just like all other communal rooms, is shared with the hosts. Some families offer private bathrooms (at a charge, in zones 3 and 4 only). Bedlinen and towels are provided and the family’s telephone may be used for incoming calls. Somerset Court Residence Take advantage of your stay in London to share an apartment with other students from the four corners of the globe. In this brand new building, each apartment consists of 4 to 6 single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The lounge and kitchen are shared with your flatmates. Internet is accessible in the bedrooms. Bedlinen is provided but you must bring your own bath towels. The rooms are cleaned weekly and bedlinen is changed in the process. The residence is located 30 minutes’ walk to the school, six minutes to the nearest subway station and close to two supermarkets. Camden Studios Modern and versatile, this residence offers a choice of comfortable and easy-to-use single, twin and double studios (only for students travelling together). In all cases, you will have a private bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette, work space and free Wi-Fi internet access. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed once a week. Weekly housekeeping is included. The building is located at the heart of vibrant Camden Town and a 30-minute commute to the school. For your convenience, spacious communal areas with pool tables and games as well as a coin-operated launderette are available for use.

Courses Standard course Intensive course English for Work

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 30 years / 35 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Leisure 20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min

In the heart London, you will enjoy hundreds of attractions and countless options to make the most out of your free time. The central location of the school and excellent transport links mean you will be free to explore the English capital at your own pace. But do not miss out on the very attractive leisure programme offered by the school. Activities on offer include museum visits, city tours, trips to surrounding areas, disco nights, excursions to Bath and Stonehenge, etc. Together with the other students, also in their thirties, exploring the city and its surroundings will be even more enjoyable!

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Dates and prices in GBP

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08/ 25.12/26.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 01.01.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) A B Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) English for Work 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 60 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 15.06-06.09.14) 30 Airport transfer (Heathrow) 100 Airport transfer (Gatwick) 110 Airport transfer (Stansted/Luton) 120 Train station transfer (King’s Cross St. Pancras) 70

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Lively area bursting with culture: opera, ballet, theatre, museums, galleries Shopping in Oxford Street, nights in Soho Course centre dedicated to 30+ students, relaxed atmosphere Countless leisure options

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With its British Museum, university colleges and theatres, Bloomsbury is one of London’s most exciting districts. The language school is located in the heart of this area, where calm and culture meet in the heart of the city; the attractions of the capital’s centre are just steps away.

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St Giles International London Bloomsbury

Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website.

A mix of a historical, central location and a surprising calm makes St Giles Bloomsbury an alluring destination for an English course in London. Located in a centenary building that has been renovated and modernised, the school will pleasantly surprise you with its unexpected and charming rooftop terrace which is used regularly in the summertime. It has 51 spacious classrooms, a language lab, modern teaching equipment including interactive whiteboards, a library and a large cafeteria where snacks and hot meals are available. There is also WiFi access and more than 50 computers available for students. All this at the very heart of London, just fifteen minutes walk from Oxford Street and the West End.

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Intensive course 28 x 50min Intensive course beginner 28 x 50min Cambridge course 20 lessons (FCE, CAE, CPE) 20 x 50min IELTS course 20 x 50min TOEFL course 28 x 50min (20 TOEFL + 8 generalL) Cambridge course 28 lessons (FCE, CAE, CPE) 28 x 50min

At a glance School size: L-XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Accommodation Host family For those who wish to get an insight into English culture through a family, the choice is quickly made. The homestay option is ideal for practising English with total confidence in a warm environment, within a carefully selected family. Living around 45-60 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single room with half board provided. You can also stay with a “superior” host family, where you will have the use of a private bathroom. If two of you are travelling together, you will benefit from an attractive price by booking a twin room. Contact us for further information on this offer. Residence (from 18 years) Unique to London, St. Giles offers its students onsite accommodation on the upper floors of the school, in single or twin rooms with breakfast or half-board provided daily. Each bedroom is equipped with a sink, a kettle and a TV. Bedlinen is provided and changed once per week. You will share the bathrooms and have your meals in the canteen. This residence is very secure, as there is a security guard, a door entry system and CCTV monitoring of the corridors. It is also extremely practical, allowing you to avoid London public transport and the costs that go with it, and will also be the opportunity to live in close contact with other students and to sleep in a little longer in the mornings... Shared apartment - Somerset Court (from 18 years) The St. Giles language school in Bloomsbury also proposes staying in the Somerset Court shared apartments. Located in the Camden district, they are 20 minutes’ walk away from the school. They offer you high-quality accommodation, including the use of a modern single bedroom, with private bathroom and internet access. Each apartment contains 4 to 6 bedrooms, with an equipped kitchen and a common living room. Life in a shared apartment is perfect for independent people who wish to meet international students. Prices and additional information on request. Hotels A range of nearby hotels are proposed to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Prices and additional information on request.

Leisure The school provides a monthly program that informs students of the cultural (theatre, concerts, dance, opera, etc.) and other events going on in London. Students can purchase discounted tickets for musicals, a book club, a film club, football and regular visits to local places of interest. There is also a film shown each week on a large screen at the school. On Fridays, teachers and students meet in a traditional pub. Discos are organised on a boat that cruises the River Thames. Outside of London, there are excursions to discover Oxford, Cambridge, Stratfordupon Avon and other places of interest in the UK and also in Europe.

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Sunday following course end

Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, breakfast A

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Central location in a lively district in the heart of London (Euston and King’s Cross stations are nearby, offering connections all over the UK) Established and reputable school with an excellent library Residence within the school Exciting social programmes FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Young, hip and open-minded Brighton is sometimes called “London by the sea”. Say that to a Brightonian, however, and you’ll probably be told that London is just “Brighton on Thames”! Only 70km south of central London – that’s less than an hour on the train – Brighton & Hove is one of the most popular British seaside cities, with regency terraces, great shops and an iconic beach to enjoy during the day, where incredible nightlife and an undying bohemian spirit coming out to play at night. Until a nearby doctor claimed that local seawater had healing properties, Brighton was a quiet fishing village. After the Prince Regent followed the doctor’s advice in the 1780s, the resort quickly became a favourite of the English aristocracy, who built extravagant terraces of summer houses by the sea and helped give the modern city its grand style. Nowadays, Brighton language schools and two highly-respected universities are magnets for students from across the world. As a result, the town feels lively and there is a vibrant music scene. You can catch a band or a DJ any night of the week, head to the theatre to watch a play or just enjoy the sunset from the beach. Take an English course in Brighton with ESL and find out why so many students come to Brighton and end up staying for years!

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The school occupies a large, beautiful 4-storey Victorian building located in Hove, on a small quiet tree-lined street which opens out onto Kings Way, the large street beside the sea. This ideal location allows students to take advantage of all of the attractions of the city centre and of the beach which are both around fifteen minutes away. BSC Brighton offers its students modern equipment and excellent conditions for learning English, including 15 spacious and bright classrooms, an independent study room, a library, a computer room, a WiFi connection, a cafeteria, a garden and a terrace. 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.

Host family Staying with a host family is an enriching experience from both a social and linguistic point of view. The families are often located in residential areas, around 30 minutes away from the school by bus. Students stay in a single room with half board provided daily. Student house (from 18 years) This option will suit more independent students, who will stay in a single bedroom. Meals are at your own expense, but the kitchen is at your disposal. The living room and bathroom are shared with the other flatmates. The student houses are situated between 10 and 20 minutes’ walking distance away from the school. Phoenix Hall summer residence (from 18 years) Located in Brighton city centre, close to the iconic Brighton Pier and 20 minutes away from the language school by bus, the Phoenix Hall residence offers an excellent quality-price ratio. You will stay in a single room fitted with a desk, chair and wardrobe. The private bathroom will offer you a certain amount of comfort and welcome privacy. You will be able to prepare your meals in the modern, fully equipped kitchen together with the other international students. A TV lounge, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi internet access are also available on site. The apartments accommodate up to 8 rooms, so you will have plenty of opportunities to come into contact with interesting people!

Leisure The school offers a complete social program that will allow you to make connections with the other students easily. Outings and excursions are organised for both during the week and on the weekend. The town’s numerous sports complexes will help you stay in shape, as will the wide quays that run alongside the ocean and are perfect for jogging or roller skating, unless you prefer water sports. More leisurely types will enjoy the Lanes, small alleys that are great for shopping because you can find everything there.

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Intensive course 30 x 50min Semi-intensive course 25 x 50min Business course 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 business) Cambridge course 20 / 25 lessons (FCE, CAE) 20/25 x 50min IELTS course 20 x 50min (15 IELTS + 5 options) TOEFL course 22 x 50min TOEIC course 22 x 50min English + Windsurfing 20 x 50min English + Cooking 20 x 50min (20 general + 6 cooking)

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Elementary to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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Beautiful location, only a stone’s throw away from the sea Warm and welcoming atmosphere Located close to main places of interest Work experience and Job Club placements

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Dates and prices in GBP

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end The arrival and departure days must be identical Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or student house School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents

A Host family, single room, half board B Student house, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 855 3 1235 4 1615 6 2345 8 3095 12 4415 16 5615 24 w. 8135 Extra week (24+) 335 Intensive course 2 935 3 1355 4 1775 6 2585 8 3415 12 4895 16 6255 24 w. 9095 Extra week (24+) 375 Semi-intensive course, Business course 2 895 3 1295 4 1695 6 2465 8 3255 12 4655 16 5935 24 w. 8615 Extra week (24+) 355 Cambridge course 20 lessons (FCE, CAE) 10 w. 3695 12 w. 4415 13 w. 4580 Cambridge course 25 lessons (FCE, CAE) 4 w. 1695 IELTS course Cf. standard course TOEFL course, TOEIC course 4 1975 8 3775 12 w. 5375 English + Windsurfing 2 w. 1425 English + Cooking 2 w. 1115

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2015 3855 5495 1445 1135

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Work experience placement (4-16 weeks) Work experience placement (17-24 weeks) Airport transfer (Heathrow) Airport transfer (Gatwick) Airport transfer (Stansted) Airport transfer (Luton) Train station transfer (St. Pancras) Transfer supplement (Arrival at accommodation after 10p.m - Arrival possible until 11p.m)

60 395 475 140 95 185 190 160 30

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Manchester | England

Manchester is a city with a swagger in its step. As one of Britain’s great industrial hubs, Manchester was among the most important cities during the days of the industrial revolution and the empire. Those days are now long gone and the city is finding new ways to assert itself nationally and internationally. The local music scene has produced greats such as the Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis. The local football teams are among the best in Europe. And the local nightlife has to be experienced to be believed. Learn English in Manchester, one of Britain’s most popular student cities. Eric Cantona, George Best and David Beckham made their names playing on the hallowed turf of Old Trafford. If you can’t get hold of tickets for the big match, you can cram yourself into one of the city’s busy pubs to catch the game: a unique experience in itself. But there’s another side to Manchester too. Just as the football teams produce great art on the pitch and local bands concoct classic songs across the city, there is a thriving theatre and arts scene. At the Royal Exchange Theatre, the actors move among the crowd from the round stage. The university brings people to Manchester from all over the world and many of them stay after studying, inspired by the creative atmosphere. Manchester’s shops are fantastic, whether you want to pick up some familiar names at the Trafford Centre or dig through the bargains at Affleck’s Palace. Oldham Street has some superb bars and music shops, while there are plenty of nice spots to see around the canals. If you get hungry, Rusholme’s “curry mile” serves spicy Indian food 24 hours a day. Take an English course in Manchester and get stuck in!

ELC Manchester Academy of English Our partner school, ELC Manchester Academy of English, is located in the heart of the city centre, close to the fashionable Northern Quarter, where it has been established since 1991. Here it is surrounded by independent shops, restaurants and, bustling cafés and bars, and is only a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Gardens, where students can go to relax during their free time. The school offers students a serious, yet 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 room, all of which have been refurbished to modern standards.

Accommodation Host family Staying with a host family is certainly the ideal means of combining English culture with the practice of the language. This option, chosen by the majority of students, will allow you to make the most out of your stay. You will gain ease and confidence by using the language you have learned in class in real-life situations and in a friendly environment. All of the families are selected with care by our partner school. Manchester, being a multicultural city par excellence, offers the possibility to students to stay with suitable families regarding special meals (Halal, Kosher...). You will stay in a single room with half board provided, around 30 minutes by public transport away from the school. Prices and information on request. Liberty Point Residence (from 18 years) The residence offered by our partner school is a great option for international participants. Located close to major university buildings, it accommodates many local students with whom you will be able to establish contacts. The residence is also a few minutes away from public transport, including Piccadilly station, and Manchester city centre, which means you can make the most of the city’s vibrant social and cultural life. Staying in a single bedroom with WC/shower, you will have the use of a kitchen and living room shared by 6 students, as well as high speed cable internet. Bath towels are not provided but bedlinen is. The residence enjoys 24-hour surveillance. Amenities include a spacious room to socialise with other residents and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Leisure

Courses Standard course 15 x 60min Semi-intensive course 20 x 60min (15 general +5 options) Intensive course 25 x 60min (15 general +10 options) IELTS course 20 x 60min (15 general + 5 IELTS) TOEIC course 20 x 60min (15 general + 5 TOEIC) Cambridge course (FCE, CAE, CPE) 20 x 60min

The school goes out of its way to help students get the most out of the delights that England’s second city has to offer. A staff member organises social activities, which may include a Manchester music tour, a visit to the BBC or trips to the city’s football stadiums, home to Manchester City and Manchester United. The school also invites students to take advantage of three free-of-charge activities, including its conversation, debating and film clubs.There is something to suit all tastes and budgets in Manchester, the vibrant capital of the north.

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Key points • • • •

A long-established quality school with great modern facilities Excellent city centre location, close to three major universities Well-organised social programme, from after-school clubs to weekends away Small friendly team of staff, offering a very personalised service.

Dates and prices in GBP

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08/ 25.12/26.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A

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Standard course 1 516 2 872 3 1248 4 1584 6 2316 8 2808 12 4104 16 5432 24 w. 8088 Extra week (24+) 326 Semi-intensive course 1 556 2 952 3 1368 4 1744 6 2556 8 3208 12 4632 16 6136 24 w. 9144 Extra week (24+) 372 Intensive course 1 612 2 1064 3 1536 4 1968 6 2892 8 3656 12 5304 16 7032 24 w. 10488 Extra week (24+) 426 IELTS course, TOEIC course 4 1744 8 3208 12 w. 4632 Cambridge course (FCE, CAE, CPE) 6+1 w. (FCE, CAE) 2703 9 w. (FCE, CPE) 3594 10 w. (CAE) 3980 10+1 w. 4127 12+1 w. 4779

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (30.06-29.08.2014) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (29.06-31.08.2014) Supplement (per wk.) (Halal / Kosher) Airport transfer (Manchester) Airport transfer (Manchester / Arrival between 09 p.m. and 09.00 a.m) Airport transfer (Liverpool) Airport transfer (Liverpool / Arrival between 09 p.m. and 09.00 a.m)

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Bristol | England

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, Bristol was one of the world’s most important cities: the second-largest English city after London and a key link between Europe and the new world. Nowadays, the grand buildings, busy docks and important institutions remain, but the city has “taken a chill pill” and is best known for a highly original music scene and a large, active student population. Sitting on the River Avon in south western England, the city is just 90 minutes from London by train. On the streets of Bristol, you will find a whole mishmash of people and styles. The local university is famous for attracting posh students from the wealthy counties around London, but there is also a huge underground music scene here and some of the most interesting live music venues and nightclubs in the UK. You will see some spectacularly scruffy people going in and out of pristine regency buildings, great food served in traditional pubs and some ugly housing estates poking out of glorious countryside. 800 years of history in Bristol don’t stop the city looking forward with a smile: find out why with an English course in Bristol.

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Accommodation

Located in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the bustling commercial area, our partner school in Bristol occupies contemporary premises in peaceful Queen Square. Students attend English classes in 26 large classrooms, spread over 3 floors, and can make use of the library, self study room, student lounge and free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the building. Several computers are also at their disposal. Interactive whiteboards are available in the classrooms. Facing the centre, Queen Square is an ideal place for relaxing after English lessons and students will be able to participate in the numerous cultural and artistic events that take place on its green lawn, especially in the summer months.

Host family This accommodation option is ideal for students who wish to take advantage of their language course in England to practise English on a daily basis and discover the culture of such a charming country. You will stay in a single room and receive half-board accommodation. It is an opportunity to build relationships with the locals and share unforgettable moments over delicious meals! If you choose the superior homestay accommodation option, you will also benefit from the use of a private bathroom. Host families are situated approximately 25 – 40 mins away from school and students use public transport or walk to school. Please note that it is compulsory for students of 16-17 years to stay in a single room and to book a return transfer. Kings Square Residence (from 18 years) Studio In the heart of Bristol’s student area, this residence offers comfortable studios with bathroom, kitchenette, large desk and TV. Cable internet is available free of charge. The rather luxurious facilities of the residence include a games room (video games, table tennis, table football), home cinema, on-site gym and large TV lounge. The high-tech laundry facilities are operated by means of a top-up laundry card. Twodio In the same residence, twodios including two bedrooms with private bathrooms and desks are also available, allowing you to enjoy some privacy while sharing the kitchenette with a roommate. This residence is only a 15 minute walk from school.

Leisure Courses Standard course Intensive course English for Work

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 “English for Work”) Cambridge course (FCE, CAE) 30 x 45min IELTS course 30 x 45min

In this university town, you will enjoy and live a real British experience with other students from the whole world! You will start by exploring Bristol’s historical centre and its bustling Harbourside, which overflows with museums, exhibitions, clubs and coffee shops and hosts the famous Bristol Harbour festival each year. Then cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the symbol of Bristol, to get a wonderful view over Avon Gorge, and visit the Bristol zoo to discover many rare and endangered species. On the edge of Bristol, the impressive mansion of Ashton Court Estate is also worth visiting if you are keen on history and it is the site of the breath-taking annual Bristol Balloon fiesta. And If you need a change of scenery, just organise a little trip amongst friends to Bath to take advantage of its thermal baths, to Stonehenge, to admire megalithic monuments, or else to Cardiff in Wales!

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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Dates and prices in GBP

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/05.05/26.05/25.08/ 25.12/26.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) A B Standard course 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 24 w. Extra week (24+) English for Work 1 2 4 6 8 10 12 24 w. Extra week (24+) Cambridge course (FCE, CAE) 10 w. 12+1 w. IELTS course 4 8 w.

450 830 1590 2350 2830 3520 4210 7750 320

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family: 15.06 - 06.09.2014) Airport transfer (Bristol) Airport pick-up and drop-off (Bristol) Airport transfer (Heathrow) Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow) Airport transfer (Gatwick) Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gatwick)

50 30 50 100 220 440 270 540

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Young and dynamic university town School ideally situated in the heart of Bristol Modern and comfortable facilities School with a good nationality mix

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Spain You hear the name and think of sunshine, sea and startling cities, of wild creativity and classic style, from Gaudi and Picasso to Balenciaga and Zara. Late nights and loud conversations, flamenco and fiestas, passion for life and all the good things it brings. From hip, throbbing capital city Madrid to the sun-soaked Andalucian coast, from the lush Basque country to the Moorish arches of the Alhambra, there is nowhere like it. This is Spain. A few things are consistent throughout this diverse country. Great food and wine, enjoyed with family and friends, are at the heart of Spanish culture. The fine restaurants of San Sebastian and Barcelona have accolades thrown at them but superb flavours can be found sitting on bars across the country. In some cities, such as Granada, the tapas are free. And the wine flows freely… forget the Sangria that literally sells in bucketloads on the Costas and discover why La Rioja and Ribera del Duero are considered among the top wine regions in the world. The food and wine act as lubricants for the impassioned socialising that is the other great constant in Spanish life. From Galicia to Catalonia, Asturias to Andalucía, this is a country that likes to party. At the famous Pamplona Bull Run, the infamous La Tomatina tomato fight in Buñol or the cutting-edge nightclubs of the Balearic Islands, the Spanish know how to let their hair down. Even if you took tourists out of the equation, the bars and cafes would be full every night. Everyone joins in the conversation, so be prepared to use your Spanish skills often. And don’t worry if you end up gesturing wildly with your hands as you explain what you mean… you won’t be the only one!

Sophie Pedgrift Student, 2 weeks in Madrid “The teachers are young and friendly, and the school is well situated in the middle of the city. The students come from all over… very nice and open people. You do a lot of things together: going out, sightseeing, day trips, etc. And as always, there is no better way to learn a language than to stay in the country.”

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Alicante | Spain

This beautiful corner of Spain may be best known for dazzling sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and wild nightlife, but there is much more to Alicante than Mediterranean thrills and spills. Watch the yachts swaying in the glamorous marina, indulge in succulent tapas; start the evening late like the locals and finish much, much later! And if you get the urge to explore a little further afield, Valencia and the Balearic Islands are within easy reach. Alicante is home to a top university and around 30,000 students, giving it a youthful character, even when set against the stunning classical buildings of the old town. Climb Mount Benacantil, right in the middle of town, and enjoy the spectacular view from the Castillo de Santa Bárbara. Explore the city’s grand avenues and winding lanes, stroll between the brightly coloured fruit stands, breathe the sea air and stop to have an ice cream or a coffee on the way. Get chatting with the Alicantinos and experience some of Europe’s most exciting nightlife, practising your Spanish at every step of the way. And then head to the beach! June is a great time to visit Alicante, as the weather is warm but not uncomfortable and you can see the startling Hogueras de San Juan (Bonfires of Saint John) festival, where huge, intricate wood and papier mache effigies are paraded through town and then burnt to the ground. But the party spirit continues twelve months a year here, so prepare for some late nights during your Spanish course in Alicante!

Enforex

Accommodation

Only a stone’s throw away from the sea, our partner school is located in the heart of Alicante on the Paseo de la Explanada, nestled amongst palm trees in a Mediterranean-style building and close to public transport lines. The language school building contains 8 spacious, bright and air-conditioned classrooms. A computer room with Internet access is available, as well as a study room and a video library. Small classes (maximum of 10 students per class) will enable you to study Spanish intensively in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with motivated, experienced teachers available to help you. Group cultural activities give you the opportunity to better understand the history and way of life on the Peninsula, and to meet other students from around the world.

Host family Our partner school personally takes care of selecting families to welcome students. Living around 20 minutes from the language school building, you will stay in a double or single room with half board provided. This option will allow you to discover the lifestyle which is particular to the Costa Blanca, the warm and open inhabitants, and to practise Spanish daily in a friendly atmosphere. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Very popular in Spain, shared apartments offer you the opportunity to share with other international students. You will stay in a single or double room and will share the bathroom, kitchen and bathroom. The apartments also have a television and a washing machine.

Leisure The school organises activities and outings for students, some for free or at reduced prices, during the week and on the weekends. A night at the movies, dancing, wine tasting, sports and excursions allow you to better understand the culture and way of life in Eastern Spain, while at the same time practising the Spanish language outside of class with the other students. The archaeological marvels and palm groves of the stunning Elche oasis are minutes away by bus, and you can reach the little island of Tabarca by speedboat. Further away, the surrounding countryside is well worth visiting for a gastronomic adventure into the kingdom of olive and almond groves, vineyards and oranges.

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Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/18.03/19.03/29.03/01.04/11.04/ 01.05/24.06/15.08/09.10/12.10/01.11/06.12/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material (first level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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374 658 942 1226 1704 2242 3318 4394 6426 264

375 660 945 1230 1710 2250 3330 4410 6450 265

514 938 1362 1786 2604 3442 5118 6794 10146 419

515 940 1365 1790 2610 3450 5130 6810 10170 420

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 38 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, double room, no meals) 30 - 15.06 - 06.09.2014 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, single room, no meals) 50 - 15.06 - 06.09.2014 Airport/Railway station transfer (Alicante) 85 Airport/Railway station transfer (Valencia) 250

Courses Standard course Intensive course

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20 x 55min 25 x 55min + 5 of culture

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Magnificent region Central location on the Mediterranean coast Quality school with excellent, friendly teachers

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Barcelona | Spain

Barcelona is a city with arguably Europe’s finest nightlife, avenues where traditional big-city Iberian blocks are punctuated by the brilliance of Gaudi’s twisting colours and a medieval old town where hip locals, students and visitors mix the latest fashions and music. A city of style and grace, at once proudly Catalan but with those distinctly Spanish passions for great food, conversation and a damn good party, there is nowhere like it. Both Catalan and Castilian Spanish (Castellano) are spoken and understood everywhere in a city that will quickly have you thinking “I could live here”. Dive into one of the Barri Gotic’s hip shops or El Raval’s sometimes seedy but compelling bars and you will meet a diverse and often eccentric bunch, more than happy to chat away in Spanish or Catalan. In the stylish streets surrounding the marina, you can tuck into delicious, succulent seafood brought ashore the same day by the fishermen who have lived and worked here for generations. With so much going on here, it’s no wonder residents are fiercely proud of their town. For a weekend in June, the city is taken over by the Sonar electronic music festival, where artists and DJs set up across the city centre and drive tens of thousands of partygoers wild with beats and bleeps. Watch FC Barcelona play at their enormous Camp Nou stadium, or just get chatting to a local in a bar or cafe about football and you’ll learn some spectacular vocabulary that you wouldn’t come up in the classroom! And all of this with a modern harbour and city beach just minutes away. Only in Barcelona.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

Our partner school is situated at the heart of Barcelona, in the central and animated Eixample district, close to the Sagrada Familia cathedral and numerous shopping streets. The school is spread out over three floors in a modern building and consists of 55 spacious and bright classrooms and a conference room. Numerous common areas are available to students. A large interior patio, equipped with several computers with Internet connection, opens out on to the school’s magnificent garden where it will be pleasant to make the most of the sunshine, to eat a small snack (numerous vending machines are available throughout the school) and to establish contacts with the other students during breaks! There is a WiFi connection available throughout the building. Thanks to its ideal location, 10 minutes away from the Plaza de España, and its modern teaching equipment, this school is really unique!

Host family Staying with a family constitutes a unique experience for making the most out of your stay. The possibility of being constantly immersed in the Spanish language and culture allows you to accelerate your learning. Students stay in a single room and benefit from half board. Shared apartments Very popular in Spain, shared apartments offer the chance to live with other international students. Staying in a single room, you will share the living room, fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom with your flatmates. Each apartment has a television and washing machine.

Leisure From the Olympic Village to the Gothic district to monuments such as Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona has something for everyone. The school organises a range of sports, social and cultural activities, as well as excursions at weekends to Figueras, Girona and nearby beaches.

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Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/29.03/01.04/01.05/20.05/24.06/ 15.08/11.09/24.09/12.10/01.11/06.12/08.12/ 25.12/26.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 498 2 931 3 1364 4 1797 6 2543 8 3369 12 4781 16 6353 24 w. 9497 Extra week (24+) 393 Intensive course 1 629 2 1193 3 1757 4 2321 6 3251 8 4313 12 6041 16 8033 24 w. 12017 Extra week (24+) 498 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 2 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1003 2 w. (C1, C2) 1053 4 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1801 4 w. (C1, C2) 1891

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Barcelona) Airport transfer (Gerona / Reus / Tarragona)

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

Dates and prices in EUR

38 85 225

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 20 x 50min

At a glance School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Great course location in the city centre Excellent teachers Max. of 8 students per class Opportunities for exchanges with other Don Quijote schools FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Barcelona | Spain

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Barcelona is a city with arguably Europe’s finest nightlife, avenues where traditional big-city Iberian blocks are punctuated by the brilliance of Gaudi’s twisting colours and a medieval old town where hip locals, students and visitors mix the latest fashions and music. A city of style and grace, at once proudly Catalan but with those distinctly Spanish passions for great food, conversation and a damn good party, there is nowhere like it. Both Catalan and Castilian Spanish (Castellano) are spoken and understood everywhere in a city that will quickly have you thinking “I could live here”. Dive into one of the Barri Gotic’s hip shops or El Raval’s sometimes seedy but compelling bars and you will meet a diverse and often eccentric bunch, more than happy to chat away in Spanish or Catalan. In the stylish streets surrounding the marina, you can tuck into delicious, succulent seafood brought ashore the same day by the fishermen who have lived and worked here for generations. With so much going on here, it’s no wonder residents are fiercely proud of their town. For a weekend in June, the city is taken over by the Sonar electronic music festival, where artists and DJs set up across the city centre and drive tens of thousands of partygoers wild with beats and bleeps. Watch FC Barcelona play at their enormous Camp Nou stadium, or just get chatting to a local in a bar or cafe about football and you’ll learn some spectacular vocabulary that you wouldn’t come up in the classroom! And all of this with a modern harbour and city beach just minutes away. Only in Barcelona.

Babylon Idiomas

Accommodation

Our partner school is located on a peaceful street at the heart of Barcelona. The school is housed in a building typical of the Eixample district. There are large classrooms although classes take place in mini-groups. There is a large common area and a beautiful terrace where you can go to relax and chat with your new friends during breaks and after class. There is also free Wi-Fi access in the school.

Host family Being immersed in the culture of a country is without doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a Spanish family will allow you to get to know the way of life of the locals, their customs and cuisine, and to enjoy a really enriching experience. It’s also an opportunity to practise your Spanish on a daily basis and in authentic contexts. Host families are chosen with care and know the school well. They generally live around 30 minutes away maximum from the language school. You will stay in a single room with half board provided. Shared apartment For more independent students, our partner school offers the option of staying in an apartment, located maximum 30 minutes away from the school. This is a great way to get to know other international students, with whom you will share all of the common rooms of the apartment. The Spanish landlord might also occupy one of the rooms during your stay. You will stay in a single room and meals are not provided.

Leisure

Courses Standard course 20 x 53min Standard course Plus 25 x 53min (20 general + 5 of culture) Intensive course 30 x 53min (20 general + 5 conversation course + 5 of culture) DELE course (B1, B2) 20 x 53min Combined course 20+5 25 x 53min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 53min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) Spanish + Salsa 25 x 53min (20 general + 5 Salsa)

Imagine yourself on the Costa Brava, gazing at the Mediterranean and enjoying a refreshing drink, after having climbed one of the lofty towers of the Sagrada Familia… As well as the tempting program of activities proposed by the school (evenings at the beach, Spanish films, salsa dance lessons, nights out for paella, cavas and tapas, wine tasting and excursions), in Barcelona you have “at your doorstep”: the sea, if you want to go sailing, and the mountains for hiking or skiing in the winter-time. The magic of Gaudi awaits you just near the school, via the passeig de Gràcia, numbers 35, 37, 39, 41, 43 and 92, among others, and of course there is always the option of going out at night to an open-air disco, after an aperitif by the harbour! The capital city of nightlife, the birthplace of modern architecture, and a dream destination for the most romantic strolls… Barcelona! Can you imagine a better place to learn Spanish?

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/14.07/21.07/ 28.07/04.08/11.08/18.08/25.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/ 13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/01.12/15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 06.01/18.04/21.04/01.05/26.05/24.06/15.08/11.09/ 24.09/08.12.2014 School holidays: 20.12.2013 - 06.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 514 2 933 3 1352 4 1771 6 2609 8 3447 12 5123 16 6799 24 w. 9959 Extra week (24+) 411 Standard course Plus 1 549 2 1003 3 1457 4 1911 6 2819 8 3727 12 5192 14 6042 16 6891 24 w. 10289 Extra week (24+) 425 Intensive course 1 584 2 1073 3 1562 4 2051 6 3029 8 4007 12 5549 16 7367 24 w. 11003 Extra week (24+) 455 DELE course (B1, B2) 3 w. 1437 Combined course 20+5 1 684 2 1273 3 1862 4 2451 Combined course 20+10 1 824 2 1553 3 2282 4 3011 Spanish + Salsa 1 w. 679 Options / Extras Airport transfer

B 451 807 1163 1519 2231 2943 4367 5791 8447 348 486 877 1268 1659 2441 3223 4436 5160 5883 8777 362 521 947 1373 1799 2651 3503 4793 6359 9491 392 1248 621 1147 1673 2199 761 1427 2093 2759 616 80

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Cádiz | Spain

Stunning plazas, great weather and a uniquely Andalusian approach to life await you in Cádiz, Spain’s hidden gem of a city. A town known for the warm welcome afforded to visitors is the ideal place for you to learn Spanish, enjoy life and relax in year-round great weather. The long, golden beach that lines the edge of the city is the kind of place where you can really enjoy that sunshine! The sand is clean, the warm Atlantic water is perfect for swimming well into October and the sunset is said to be the most beautiful in Spain. Exploring Cadiz by day, you will find narrow, cobbled streets lined with whitewashed buildings. The city’s architecture reflects its diverse history and includes both Moorish structures and relics from when Cadiz was the gateway to the Americas. Head to Plaza Libertad and check out one of the oldest indoor markets in Spain, or simply set up in one of the city’s many cafes and watch the world go by. After the famous sunset at Playa de la Caleta, you will find out why Cadiz is a famous party town. February’s carnival is a whirl of colours, rhythms and flavours, attracting visitors from around the world. But throughout the year, Cádiz has a lively spring in its step. Not bad going for one of Europe’s oldest cities! Take a Spanish course in Cádiz with ESL and explore this glorious corner of Spain, where the air is fresh, the water is clear and the nights are long.

International House CLIC

Accommodation

Our partner school is located in the centre of Cadiz and relies on experienced and highly qualified teachers to offer effective Spanish courses. Housed in a modern building in the Bahía Blanca district, one of the most beautiful in town, it has 8 air-conditioned classrooms fitted with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and interactive whiteboards. There is a multimedia library where international students can do some research outside the classroom and a study room for self-study. If you want to have a bite, snacks and drinks machines are available and you will find various cafés and bars with terraces close to the school. The Wi-Fi connection can be accessed free of charge throughout the building. The beach and the town centre are only steps from here – ideal to recharge your batteries and discover Cadiz, this living monument, and its beautiful coastline!

Host family Famous for their warm welcome, the Spanish families who host international students in Cadiz all live close enough to the course centre for you to walk to the school. The managers of our partner school know them well and visit them on a regular basis to maintain a high level of service. You will stay in a single room and receive half board accommodation. Once a week, you will be able to use the washing machine to do your personal laundry. The room is cleaned and the sheets are changed every week. Shared apartment Students wishing to be more independent can choose to share an apartment in town with other students or with inhabitants of Cadiz. This option is economical and convenient if you wish to become attuned to the Andalusian way of life at your own pace. You will either stay in a single or a double room (only available for students travelling together) and will be responsible for buying and cooking your own food in the common kitchen. The shared rooms and flat equipment can be used by all of the flatmates.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (B1, B2, C2)

24 x 50min 34 x 50min 30 x 50min

Our partner school offers a varied leisure programme that will allow you to discover the richness and special charm of the town that you are visiting. On the first day, a city tour guided by a teacher will be your first introduction to the city. Other evenings will be dedicated to presentations and debates about Spanish movies, local cuisine and famous Andalusian people. Flamenco shows and specifically Iberian celebrations are also on the schedule. As regards sports, basketball matches between students, teachers and Cadiz inhabitants will be organised. On Saturdays, a cruise to Morocco will give you the opportunity to do some shopping in the Tangier’s Medina and then eat in a Moroccan restaurant downtown. And on Sundays, just let your sense of discovery go wild and explore Cadiz, which is considered as the most ancient town in the Western world and offers countless cultural treasures and historical monuments, as well as many bars, friendly restaurants and picturesque shops.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/04.03/17.03/07.04/21.04/ 05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/30.06/14.07/28.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/14.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/28.02/03.03/01.05/15.08/07.10/13.10/ 08.12.2014 School holidays: 23.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) DELE course (B1, B2, C2) 4 w.

B

425 750 1075 1385 2035 2685 3865 5125 7525 310

365 630 895 1145 1675 2205 3145 4165 6085 250

525 935 1345 1725 2545 3365 4933 6549 9541 394

465 815 1165 1485 2185 2885 4213 5589 8101 334

1815

1575

Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons/week) (per lesson) 41 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (13.04-20.04.2014 + 15.06-15.09.2014) 20 Airport transfer (Jerez) 60 Airport transfer (Malaga) 250 Airport transfer (Seville) 150

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Historical city with rich cultural heritage Effective school, ideal location in the town centre Good network of host families with various profiles Interesting and varied leisure programme FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Granada | Spain

As the mind-boggling Moorish architecture of the Alhambra shimmers in the red evening light, Granada cools down (physically) and heats up (metaphorically). In one of Spain’s most exciting modern cities, the special mix of youth, fascinating history and that little something extra make an irresistible place to come and study Spanish. Most visitors spend a couple of days in Granada, take some pictures of the architecture and move on, but you will be richly rewarded for spending more time here. At our partner language school in Granada, you will have the perfect opportunity to mix top-quality language tuition with exploration of this striking city and the surrounding Andalusian countryside. Sitting on the edge of the gorgeous Sierra Nevada national park, where 20 peaks reach above 3,000m, there’s a huge amount to enjoy. A number of unique species live on and around the hills, which are also home to Europe’s southernmost ski resort in the winter. Away from the beaten tourist track, you will have plenty of chances to practise your Spanish skills outside of the classroom. Duck into a bar to get out of the sun and you will find some of Spain’s finest tapas, served by warm and welcoming Andalusians. When the sun goes down – well, quite a long time after the sun goes down really – Granada’s nightlife kicks into gear. Warm air and warm smiles pervade in this youthful town as the streets, cool bars and hip nightclubs fill up with young people from across Spain and further afield… this is the number one destination for ERASMUS students. Throw yourself headfirst into the beating heart of Andalucía and you will never forget it.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

The school occupies 5 storeys of a modern, air-conditioned and welcoming building with its cosy and informal atmosphere. It is very well-located on a quiet street, close to the Cathedral, the Alhambra, the Albaicin and the Palacio de Congresos. Right beside it, you will find the buses connecting Granada to the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Coast. The school has a large student lounge where you can relax, read Spanish books and newspapers or listen to music...The school is equipped with all the necessary teaching material, including computers, overhead projectors and video recorders as well as a WiFi connection.

Host family Living with a host family is a unique opportunity to make the most out of your stay. The possibility of being contantly immersed in the Spanish language and culture allows you to learn more quickly. Students stay in a single or twin room with half board provided. Shared apartments Very popular in Spain, shared apartments offer you the opportunity to live with other international students. Staying in a single room, you will share the living room, the equipped kitchen and the bathroom. The apartments have a television and a washing machine. Residence The school owns a student residence, a restored former hotel which is located around 20 minutes’ walking distance away from the school. Accommodation is in a single room with private bathroom and you will choose from breakfast only, half board or full board. The bedrooms are equipped with a telephone and bedlinen is provided. You will be able to make use out of the terrace, the two lounges with TV/video, the equipped kitchen and the laundry room.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 20 x 50min

Both the beaches of the Costa del Sol and the mountains (hiking in summer, skiing in winter) are located around an hour’s drive away, which allows the school to organise first-rate excursions. In addition, during a weekend, head off on the discovery of the splendours of Seville, Cordoba or Almeria. But Granada itself is already a rich source of inspiration, as is witnessed by the Alhambra, a fortress palace declared as World Heritage. Add to this the celebrations and festivities which take place throughout the year and which delight visitors.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/02.01/06.01/07.01/28.02/28.03/29.03/ 01.05/30.05/15.08/12.10/01.11/06.12/08.12/ 09.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 374 2 683 3 992 4 1301 6 1859 8 2457 12 3653 16 4849 24 w. 7121 Extra week (24+) 294 Intensive course 1 499 2 933 3 1367 4 1801 6 2609 8 3457 12 5153 16 6849 24 w. 10241 Extra week (24+) 424 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 2 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 783 2 w. (C1, C2) 913 4 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1401 4 w. (C1, C2) 1611 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Granada) Airport transfer (Málaga)

B 340 615 890 1165 1655 2185 3245 4305 6305 260 465 865 1265 1665 2405 3185 4745 6305 9425 390 715 845 1265 1475 38 85 165

At a glance School size: M-L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Magnificent location Different types of accommodation near the school Maximum of 10 participants per class Rich programme of activities

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Ibiza | Spain

As the sun-drenched party capital of Europe, for decades Ibiza has attracted people from every continent to submerge themselves in the warm Mediterranean Sea, cool Balearic vibe and red hot international nightlife. But there’s much more to Ibiza than nightclubs and sunny beaches (although there are, of course, plenty of both). Venturing away from the popular beaches, you can still find the dramatically beautiful island that first brought the hippies here all those years ago. You wouldn’t know it from San Antonio’s hedonistic West End, but much of the island remains covered in richly fragrant pine forests best explored with a backpack! Learn Spanish in Ibiza with ESL and see both sides of the white isle. Our partner language schools in Ibiza offer excellent Spanish tuition for all levels. Speaking Spanish, you will see a whole new side to Ibizan life that doesn’t make it into the pages of DJ Magazine or Grazia. If you can balance tranquil afternoons with wild nights and still focus during class time, Ibiza offers an experience like no other.

Instituto de Idiomas Ibiza (Eivissa)

Accommodation

Situated in the centre of Ibiza, our partner school is appealing by the ideal location of its bright and welcoming building. In the 9 modern, spacious and air-conditioned classrooms, the classes are given with the help of modern equipment. Amenities include a large communal room with free Wi-Fi Internet and a self-study centre. The library, which is well-stocked with books, CDs, videos, dictionaries, newspapers and magazines to support the classes, is available to all international students for individual study. The good nationality mix is an asset and allows students to communicate quickly in Spanish with the other participants. There is a bus stop close to the school, which makes it easy for students who are staying all over the island to reach the course centre. As the school is situated in the heart of the city centre, a multitude of bars, cafés and restaurants are situated in its immediate surroundings and the beach is a few minutes away. During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms close to the main course centre.

Host family A language study stay finds its added value in accommodation with a host family. Whilst being in contact with your hosts, you will practise Spanish continuously and will learn many things about the life of the inhabitants, their culture and their lifestyle. The host families in Ibiza are specially chosen by the Instituto de Idiomas and are situated within a perimeter of around 15 minutes’ walk from the school. You will stay in a single room and will receive breakfast every day. Bedlinen is provided and you will have access to a washing machine once a week. Shared apartment (from 18 years) If you wish to have more independence, opt for the shared apartment option. As flatmates, you will have either other students, or former students on holidays on the island. Staying in a single or double room, you will share the apartment with 1 to 5 people and will prepare your meals in the common kitchen. Bedlinen and bath towels are provided (bring your own one for the beach) and you will have access to the laundry room once a week. By sharing the apartment, it is assumed that you will share everyday household tasks with your flatmates. Generally speaking, parties at night are not tolerated in the apartments. Hotel, apartment Additional information and prices on request.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, breakfast B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

Standard course 20 x 45min Intensive course 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 of culture) Intensive course plus 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 of culture) Spanish + Salsa 25 x 45min (20 général + 5 de Salsa)

Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course plus 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Spanish + Salsa 1 2 3 4 8 12 w. Extra week (12+)

At a glance

Options / Extras Airport transfer One-to-one course (5 lessons/week)

Leisure Ibiza, with its magnificent beaches and its mild climate, is particularly predestined for water sports. The Instituto de Idiomas proposes a programme of sports activities which includes diving, sailing, surfing, but also horse riding, aerobics and fitness. In the culture domain, the school invites you to flamenco or salsa classes, to excursions to historical places on the island (Arab or Carthagenic villages), to theatre or cinema outings and to wine tastings. The Archaelogical Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art are also very popular, and the guided walking tour across the city of Ibiza is a must for all students! Some leisure activities are at an extra charge, others are free. The school will be happy to give you information on the possibilities proposed.

Courses

B

475 845 1205 1550 2240 2895 4120 5245 7655 345

618 857 1081 1529 1942 2683 3324 4766 224

495 885 1265 1630 2360 3055 4360 5565 8125 365

658 917 1161 1649 2102 2923 3644 5236 244

530 945 1350 1735 2500 3225 4565 5780 8440 390

718 1002 1266 1789 2272 3128 3859 5551 269

550 995 1440 1885 3665 5445 445

768 1092 1416 2712 4008 324 36 210

School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

Key points • • • •

Magnificent island, easy to access and for all tastes Ideal location in the centre of Ibiza city (Eivissa) School with a convivial atmosphere Very good learning conditions FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Madrid | Spain

At once sparkling and a bit rough around the edges, teeming with high culture and spewing raucous nightlife, Spain’s capital city is full of delicious contradictions. Despite some impressive architecture both old and modern, Madrid is unlikely win any beauty pageants, but this is an addictive place of which the stylish and vivacious Madrileños are intensely proud. The days are hot, the nights are late and the action never stops! If you have even a passing interest in art, you must visit Madrid’s exceptional galleries, which neatly highlight the mix of youth and history in the city. The Prado is home to a large number of Europe’s finest classical works by artists such as Velasquez, Titian and Rembrandt. The nearby Reina Sofia is awash with the vivid colours of Picasso, May Ray and Yves Klein. And to see the latest wave of artists at work, just wait for the shops’ shutters to come down and the grafiteros to hit the streets. In a city that can’t stop talking, perhaps it’s normal that the conversation should continue on the sides of buildings! You will soon see why so many people come to Madrid and never leave. Cool boutiques line the bustling streets and cater for all budgets and tastes, from the large student population to the graceful older crowd. Hitting the streets after dark, you will find all of the thrills and spills of a metropolis, but with a distinctly easygoing, Spanish flavour. Don’t expect to finish dinner much before 11pm and the evening doesn’t really finish until the sky is light. While some capital cities have a reputation for unfriendliness, that could never be said of Madrid, where everything is discussed and debated passionately. Learn Spanish in Madrid with ESL and discover a city where conversation comes easy.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

At the heart of the Argüelles district, our partner school is located only 5 minutes’ walk away from the Plaza de España and the Gran Via, often called “Spain’s Broadway” thanks to the numerous theatres and shows which are represented there. Recently renovated, our school has, over three floors, 38 bright and spacious classrooms. Numerous common areas will allow students to relax during breaks and to eat a snack (numerous vending machines are available for use). A room with several computers offers you unlimited Internet access and students with their own laptop will be able to make use of the Internet connection throughout the building.

Host family Host families are located about 30 minutes away from the school and will provide you with a single room with half-board. This experience will not only allow you to practise your Spanish on a daily basis, but also to get to know the home lifestyle of the Madrid people, their customs, their food, and in this way, you will get a taste of the local hospitality. Shared apartments Shared apartments are a very popular option in Spain and give you the opportunity to share with other international students. You will stay in a single room and will share the living room, kitchen, which is fully-equipped, and the bathroom with your flatmates. The apartments each have a television and washing machine.

Leisure As a cosmopolitan city, and the capital of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, Madrid offers an abundance of opportunities to go out and discover new cultures: the Reina Sofia, Thyssen and Prado museums are just a few examples. After class, you could also choose to take a relaxing stroll through the Parc El Retiro or the Winter Gardens of the Royal Palace. Famous for its busy nightlife, it will be easy to find somewhere amongst the variety of clubs and bars to go out and party with your friends until late into the night.

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/18.03/28.03/29.03/01.05/ 02.05/15.05/15.08/12.10/01.11/09.11/06.12/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 498 2 931 3 1364 4 1797 6 2543 8 3369 12 4781 16 6353 24 w. 9497 Extra week (24+) 393 Intensive course 1 629 2 1193 3 1757 4 2321 6 3251 8 4313 12 6041 16 8033 24 w. 12017 Extra week (24+) 498 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 2 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1003 2 w. (C1, C2) 1053 4 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1801 4 w. (C1, C2) 1891 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 20 x 50min

B 444 823 1202 1581 2219 2937 4133 5489 8201 339 575 1085 1595 2105 2927 3881 5393 7169 10721 444 895 945 1585 1675 38 85

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Cosmopolitan and party capital rich in history and culture Central location in Spain Quality school with excellent teachers Maximum of 8 students per class

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Madrid | Spain

At once sparkling and a bit rough around the edges, teeming with high culture and spewing raucous nightlife, Spain’s capital city is full of delicious contradictions. Despite some impressive architecture both old and modern, Madrid is unlikely win any beauty pageants, but this is an addictive place of which the stylish and vivacious Madrileños are intensely proud. The days are hot, the nights are late and the action never stops! If you have even a passing interest in art, you must visit Madrid’s exceptional galleries, which neatly highlight the mix of youth and history in the city. The Prado is home to a large number of Europe’s finest classical works by artists such as Velasquez, Titian and Rembrandt. The nearby Reina Sofia is awash with the vivid colours of Picasso, May Ray and Yves Klein. And to see the latest wave of artists at work, just wait for the shops’ shutters to come down and the grafiteros to hit the streets. In a city that can’t stop talking, perhaps it’s normal that the conversation should continue on the sides of buildings! You will soon see why so many people come to Madrid and never leave. Cool boutiques line the bustling streets and cater for all budgets and tastes, from the large student population to the graceful older crowd. Hitting the streets after dark, you will find all of the thrills and spills of a metropolis, but with a distinctly easygoing, Spanish flavour. Don’t expect to finish dinner much before 11pm and the evening doesn’t really finish until the sky is light. While some capital cities have a reputation for unfriendliness, that could never be said of Madrid, where everything is discussed and debated passionately. Learn Spanish in Madrid with ESL and discover a city where conversation comes easy.

Enforex

Accommodation

Enforex Madrid is located at the heart of the Spanish capital in the Argüelles district, opposite the University, close to the bars of the Malasaña and only a few minutes away from the Plaza de España. The school occupies a two-storey building that has been recently renovated so that you can study Spanish in the best conditions. The school has 40 spacious and 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 150m from the school, unless you would prefer to join university students in one of the Malasaña bars for the start of a party.

Host family The dream opportunity to live like a real person from Madrid. Sharing in the daily life and experiences of a family is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and to practise your Spanish, outside of class, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Living around 30 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a double or single room and will have half board provided. Shared apartments (from 18 years) Living around 30 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single or double room and will share the common rooms with your flatmates. This option is advantageous from a financial point of view and is a very good opportunity to meet other international students and to share in the experience of a language study trip with them.

Leisure A cosmopolitan metropolis, the capital of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, Madrid overflows with opportunities for outings and cultural discoveries: the Reina Sofia museum, Thyssen Museum or the Prado, among others. After your Spanish lessons, you can also enjoy the El Retiro park or the winter gardens of the Royal Palace for walks and relaxation. Famous for its heady nightlife, it will be easy for you to find somewhere to go out for a long, unforgettable night with your friends in Madrid.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/18.03/28.03/29.03/01.05/ 02.05/15.05/15.08/12.10/01.11/09.11/06.12/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material (first level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

B

Standard course 1 444 2 798 3 1152 4 1506 6 2124 8 2802 12 4158 16 5514 24 w. 8106 Extra week (24+) 334 Intensive course 1 584 2 1078 3 1572 4 2066 6 3024 8 4002 12 5958 16 7914 24 w. 11826 Extra week (24+) 489 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 4 w. (A1, A2) 1546 4 w. (B1, B2) 1566 4 w. (C1, C2) 1776

425 760 1095 1430 2010 2650 3930 5210 7650 315 565 1040 1515 1990 2910 3850 5730 7610 11370 470 1470 1490 1700

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer

Courses

38 85

Standard course 20 x 55min Intensive course 25 x 55min + 5 of culture DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 20 x 55min

At a glance School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Key points • • • •

Superb course centre right in the centre of the capital Reputed school with excellent teachers Numerous accommodation options Very good nationality mix FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Málaga | Spain

Think of sunshine, great food and an engaging mix of the historical and modern; you’ve got Malaga. One time Moorish stronghold, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, hub of the sunshine coast and thriving party spot, you’re guaranteed to find something to your taste. Unless you like rain, which is a rarity in these parts. On the city’s sun-drenched streets, you will find an intriguing mix of locals and visitors, students and old-timers, wide boulevards and narrow, winding streets. Join in the conversation at one of the city’s many cafes and find out why Andalusians are known throughout Spain for their warmth and hospitality. A particular favourite is the Cafe Museo Picasso on Calle San Agustín, attached to the must-see Picasso museum and an ideal refuge from the hot Andalucian sun. Slightly east of the city centre, the bars and seafood restaurants of Pedregalejo are popular with locals out to enjoy the warm evening air. There’s a rich cultural life to enjoy under the hot sun. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Germanic peoples and Arabs have all made their mark over the years… perhaps this mix inspires the creativity of the local artists. The weeklong Feria de Malaga each August is a huge spectacle and, if you can take the heat, is a great time to visit the city. Parades, street parties, Flamenco dancing and concerts take over the city as locals cut loose. Just watch out for the bulls! If the city’s vibrant cultural life leaves you exhausted, make your way to the Playa de la Malagueta and relax in the sun, watching the boats come and go from the harbour. The thrills and spills of the Costa del Sol are within easy reach, Granada, Cordoba and Seville are a bus ride away through splendid mountain scenery… take a Spanish course in Malaga with ESL and discover Andalusia on your own terms.

Malaca Instituto

Accommodation

Situated in a residential area, about 10 minutes’ walk from the beaches and 15 minutes by bus from the city-centre, Malaca Instituto enjoys an ideal location, with uninterrupted views of the sea and the surrounding hills. The school has 25 air-conditioned classrooms that are comfortable and well-equipped, a multimedia centre with a language lab and Internet access, a WiFi connection, a student lounge with a TV and a vending machine for snacks and drinks, a movie screening room, a dance room and a bar/restaurant. In order to relax, revise your classes in the open air or chat with friends, you will be able to make use of the large sunny terraces and the swimming pool of the school. The school also has a minigym available to students, ideal for letting off steam after classes.

Host family If you wish to live like the Spanish during your stay in Malaga, then accommodation with a host family is the ideal option. Staying in a single or double room, you will have the opportunity to taste authentic Spanish cooking, meet people from the country and discover the culture and history of Andalusia. This option will also allow you to put into practice the new language skills you have acquired in everyday situations. Residence “Club Hispánico” This residential complex which has been built on the same site as the school offers more than 100 bedrooms for single, double or triple use with a shower and toilet. A cleaning service is assured daily (except Saturday) and bedlinen (provided) is changed once per week. You have the possibility of having your meals (breakfast, half board or full board) in the restaurant of the residence, from Monday to Friday except for bank holidays. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Situated around 30 minutes away from the school, the apartments accommodate 4 to 6 students. You will stay in a single or double room and will share the bathroom, kitchen and living room. It is up to you to organise your meals so why not try out some new Andalusian recipes with your flatmates?

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/19.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/30.06/07.07/ 21.07/04.08/18.08/25.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/14.10/ 27.10/10.11/24.11/09.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 06.01/28.02/17.04/18.04/01.05/18.06/15.08/08.09/ 13.10/08.12.2014 School holidays: 14.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A

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At a glance

Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 14 16 w. DELE course (A2, B1, B2) 4 w. 10 w. 12 w. (B1, B2) Spanish + Salsa 1 2 w. Spanish + Flamenco 1 2 w. Spanish + cooking 1 2 w.

School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer Airport pick-up and drop-off Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (08.06-13.09.14)

Leisure

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Intensive course 26 x 50min DELE course (A2, B1, B2) 20 x 50min Spanish + Salsa 30 x 50min (20 general + 10 salsa) Spanish + Flamenco 30 x 50min (20 general + 10 flamenco) Spanish + cooking 26 x 50min (20 general + 6 cooking)

Discover the surrounding countryside, taste the regional cuisine, meet Spaniards and visit the area’s big cities: that’s the leisure program that our partner school has to offer. The objective is simple: to do what is close to your heart. Visit Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Ronda or the white villages of Nerja or Frigiliana or those a little further away, towards Africa. You can spend a weekend discovering the culture of modern Morocco, a country that has a strong influence on the traditions, way of life and architectural heritage of Andalusia and Malaga today. Welcome to the country of 1001 stories!

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More than 40 years of experience, high standard of quality Numerous accommodation options «Club Hispanico» residence on the same site as the school Superb location a few minutes away from the sea

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Marbella | Spain

Mix glitz and glamour with vocab and grammar in the celebrity capital of the Costa del Sol. Sit by the harbour in Puerto Banus, watch the opulent yachts gently bobbing in the evening sun, feel the warm, Mediterranean vibe washing over you... that’s the way to do it! There’s no doubt about it, the atmosphere in this little knot of luxury, backed by mountains on one side and the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean on the other, is addictive. Take a Spanish course in Marbella with ESL and you will receive an exceptional standard of Spanish tuition, enabling you to take your language skills from the classroom to the streets, nightclubs or, if you happen to befriend an oligarch/magnate/pop star, perhaps to the yachts. Our partner Marbella language school is ideally located in the heart of town, a stone’s throw from the sea. Hit the streets after dark and you will find out why the city’s glitzy nightlife is such a draw for people from across Spain and beyond. Thankfully, it’s not as full on as some spots along the coast; think white linen and chilled champagne as opposed to foam parties and free shots on entry. Marbella enjoys great weather all year long and even in the winter the temperature rarely falls far below 20°C. Ninety minutes up the road, you will find the Sierra Nevada Mountains and a full range of hiking, biking and skiing activities; Gibraltar, Cadiz, Malaga and Seville are all within easy reach too. Marbella is a superb place to learn Spanish.

Enforex

Accommodation

Learn Spanish in the heart of Marbella, only a stone’s throw away from the sea. Our partner school’s building has been constructed around a patio so that you can take maximum advantage of the sunshine and the scent of the Mediterranean during breaks. This modern, three-storey building has been especially fitted out for study: 17 spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, a modern library, a video room and a computer room with free Internet access. To relax after class, you can meet your friends in the student lounge and chat over a coffee, unless you would prefer to enjoy the sunshine on the school’s magnificent outdoor terrace.

Host family Staying with a family in Marbella is without doubt one of the best ways to learn the Spanish language and to immerse yourself in the culture of the peninsula. All the host families are chosen with the greatest care by our partner school and provide you with a single or double room and half board. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Living around 30 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single or double room and will share the common rooms of the apartment. Advantageous from a financial point of view, this accommodation option is also an excellent opportunity to meet other international students and to share in the festive atmosphere of the Costa del Sol with them. Residence (29.06-23.08.14) Our language school in Marbella also offers residence accommodation, located higher up in the same building where our school is located. Our residence offers the advantage of daily cleaning of all common areas. The accommodation is in a single or double room with half board during the months of July and August only.

Leisure Each month, our partner school organises an activities programme so that your afternoons and evenings can be as enjoyable as possible: tours of the town and cultural or gastronomic outings in the magnificent surrounding region. Spend unforgettable evenings in tapas bars with other international students. In Marbella, it goes without saying that you can enjoy the sunshine, beaches and parties to your heart’s content. That’s why this resort is famous all over Europe!

Courses Standard course Intensive course

20 x 55min 25 x 55min + 5 of culture

At a glance

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/28.02/28.03/29.03/01.05/ 11.06/15.08/12.10/19.10/01.11/06.12/08.12/ 09.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material (first level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment/single room/no meals, 29.0606.09) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment/double room/no meals, 29.0606.09) Airport/Railway station transfer (Málaga)

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School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Superb school location, five minutes on foot from the beach Reputable school with excellent teachers Numerous accommodation options Maximum of 10 students per class

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Nerja | Spain

Nerja offers a glimpse into how the glorious Spanish coastline looked before the concrete high rises went up. Studying Spanish in Nerja, you can explore this small town of 22,000 at your own pace. With the bright lights and buzzing nightlife of Malaga just 50km away, a stay in Nerja puts you in the perfect position to explore the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, relax on uncrowded beaches and enjoy the nearby cave systems. The famous Caves of Nerja date back to the Triassic period (around 200 million years ago). Once a year in July, the Festival de la Cueva brings top Spanish classical performers to the caves to take advantage of the naturally stunning acoustics for long evenings of beautiful music and dance. For an afternoon practising your new Spanish skills and people watching, head to the Balcón de Europa, a 16th Century mirador (viewing point) with amazing sea views. You will pick up the language quickly in Nerja, where conversation is a favourite pastime and visitors are made to feel exceptionally welcome. For a bite to eat, try the paella in the town’s many open air restaurants or simply indulge in the various varieties of tapas offered in local bars. Nerja is a dreamy place to learn Spanish under the warm Iberian sun.

Dates and prices in EUR

Escuela de Idiomas Nerja

Accommodation

Our partner school is situated in the old town. It is a typical Andalusian building that you will learn Spanish. The school has 14 spacious classrooms, a library and a video library. During breaks, students will be able to enjoy the use of a cafeteria, a garden and a terrace in order to relax and get to know the other participants. The school also has a WiFi zone.

Host family In order to improve the Spanish learned during the classes and to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture, there is nothing better than accommodation with a host family. The welcoming and friendly families are carefully selected by our partner school and live around 15 minutes away from the school. The students will stay in a single room and will benefit from half board. Residence Club Costa Nerja (from 18 years) This residence is located in a four-storey building of Arabic and Andalusian style, in the town centre and only a stone’s throw away from the beach. Students will stay in a single or double room with a private bathroom and will share the kitchen with the other residents. They will benefit from breakfast only. It will also be possible to stay in a “Premium” bedroom, with a TV and fridge. A cafeteria with a WiFi zone, a magnificent terrace, and a swimming pool will also be available to the students for their moments of relaxation. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Our partner school proposes to more independent students to stay in shared apartments. They are all located close to the school and beaches. Staying in a single room, the students will share the kitchen, living room and bathroom with the other residents and will in this way get to know students from across the world.

Bank holidays: 28.02/18.04/01.05/15.08/10.10/08.12.2014

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Mini group intensive course 30 x 50min Business course 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one business) DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one DELE) Spanish + Flamenco 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Flamenco) Spanish + Salsa 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Salsa) Spanish + Tennis 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Tennis) Spanish + Golf 24 x 50min (20 general + 4 Golf) * 20 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one)

Leisure In Nerja, you never get bored! The activities proposed by the school are effectively numerous. The Caves of Nerja, excursions to discover the small surrounding villages, Frigiliana, Almuñecar and Cómpeta as well as cities such as Granada, Seville, Malaga and Cordoba. Sport is also on the agenda, including beach volleyball and, naturally, dance classes in order to learn the famous Sevillanas!

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Reputed and convivial school Exceptional natural setting Superb course location 5 minutes from the beach Excellent programme of extracurricular activities

(EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/07.04/ 21.04/05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/30.06/07.07/21.07/ 04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/03.11/ 17.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year

School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 10.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom) A Standard course 1 487 2 832 3 1177 4 1522 6 2192 8 2862 12 4192 16 5492 24 8090 28 w. 9390 Extra week (28+) 325 Mini group intensive course 1 583 2 1048 3 1513 4 1978 6 2908 8 3838 12 5578 16 w. 7318 Business course 1 708 2 1203 3 1698 4 w. 2193 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 1 w. 583 2 w. 1048 3 w. 1513 4 w. 1978 6 w. 2908 8 w. 3838 12 w. 5578 16 w. 7318 Spanish + Flamenco, Spanish + Salsa, Spanish + Tennis, Spanish + Golf 1 654 2 1149 3 1644 4 2139 5 w. 2634 * 1 737 2 w. 1082

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Options / Extras Supplement (per wk.) (half board, Club Costa Nerja) 70 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (29.06 - 04.10.14) - consult our online quote calculator Airport transfer (Málaga) 90

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Pamplona | Spain

Green, lush and proudly independent, Pamplona feels a long way from the sun-baked southern cities or urban hubs of Barcelona and Madrid. Enjoy the sublime flavours of the region, discover unique Navarran architecture and savour a little-seen side of Spain, where the pace of life is just a little slower. At least until the bulls are released! Pamplona (Iruña in Basque) is world-famous for the Fiestas de San Fermin in July, culminating with the Running of the Bulls, where the animals are let loose in the city and goaded into a frenzy. Naturally this leads to regular gorings of too-slow partygoers who have indulged in too many pintxos (the sublime local variation of tapas) or perhaps stayed out too late enjoying Pamplona’s vibrant nightlife. Studying at our partner language school Pamplona, you will have the perfect chance to explore this splendid town year-round and see beyond the hordes of toro-crazed tourists who descend once a year. The sun-baked streets of the Casco Antiguo (Old Town) are lined with striking architecture and an impressive selection of bars and cafes that keep going late into the evening. You can use Pamplona as a base for exploration too; Bilbao and gastronomic hotspot San Sebastian are within easy reach, while the imperious Pyrenees lay just over the horizon.

Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute Our language school in Pamplona has two language centres. One is located in an old converted factory, where the Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute has 5 classrooms, a resource centre with a library, a video library and a multimedia centre. There is a common room where you can relax after Spanish lessons. The other language centre is located in the centre of town in an historic building where the Pamplona Learning Spanish Institute has 7 classrooms, an auditorium, a cafeteria and a restaurant.

Accommodation Host family in Pamplona The best way to make rapid progress in Spanish is to live at the heart of a host family and be a part of their daily life. Families live about 25 minutes from the school by bus. Accommodated in a private room ( (possibility of a double room for two people travelling together) with half board during the week and full board at the weekend, you will discover all the customs and traditions of the Spanish Basque country. On the practical side of things, bedclothes, towels and one laundry wash per week are included. Shared apartments in Pamplona For more independence, you can also choose to stay in an apartment that you will share with other Spanish or foreign students. These apartments are located about 20 minutes from the school by bus. You will have your own room and you will share the bathroom, toilets and kitchen with your flatmates where you will prepare your own meals. This is the ideal opportunity to try delicious Basque recipes with your new friends! Price and information on request.

Leisure Our language school in Pamplona offers a number of activities for students after lessons or during the weekend. Cultural activities are offered regularly, such as a guided visit of Pamplona and its historic architecture or of the most interesting wine cellars in Navarre. There is no lack of sporting activities: mountaineering, climbing or trekking. Visits to the natural theme park of Senda Viva or the Bardenas desert will not fail to seduce nature lovers. You will live a unique experience with other international students and will treasure the magnificent memories of your language course in the Spanish Basque country!

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

20 x 55min 25 x 55min 25 x 55min (20 general + 5 DELE)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/07.04/ 22.04/05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/08.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/17.11/ 01.12/15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/17.04/18.04/21.04/01.05/07.07/25.07/ 15.08/03.12/08.12.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 4 w. 8 w.

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Pamplona 08.00-22.00) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (05.07-12.07.2014)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Two locations for Spanish courses at the heart of the capital of Navarre Excellent teaching conditions in small groups Magnificent authentic region and fantastic cultural environment Numerous places to visit and a rich programme of activities FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Salamanca | Spain

In Salamanca, hip, young residents mix against a backdrop of classical architectural splendour. Nestled among the majestic churches and sandstone Renaissance buildings that give Salamanca its nickname La Ciudad Dorada (the Golden City), a wealth of culture, both ancient and modern, beg to be discovered. But Salamantinos don’t let a fascinating past get in the way of having a good time! Find yourself a good location for people watching – there is an abundance of openair restaurants and cafes to choose from – and enjoy a city that pulses with activity long into the night. Spilling out from the splendour of Plaza Mayor, this city of 300,000 is a charming mix of cafes, chatty bars and splendid historical buildings. After a day exploring the beautiful, UNESCO-listed old city, see where the evening takes you in a town famed for its student life. Salamanca’s University (the oldest in Spain) is a magnet for students and young people, keeping an old town young. In much of the Spanish-speaking world, people refer to the Spanish language as “Castellano” after the Castillian region of Spain. Salamanca is the jewel in Castille’s crown. Take a Spanish course in Salamanca: learn the beautiful Spanish language in its home, practise it in the streets that sculpted it and enjoy one of Spain’s most distinctive cities.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

Housed in a beautiful 16th Century convent, our partner school is situated at the heart of the city’s historical centre. The building is situated only 100 metres away from the famous university and 5 minutes away from the splendid Plaza Mayor. You will find 17 classrooms, spread out over three floors, a student lounge, a library and a superb patio where you can meet up with students from all over the world to learn the language of Cervantes in the place where it was born.

Host family Selected with the greatest care by our partner school, the host families represent an ideal environment for the learning of the language under optimal conditions as you will be in direct contact with the real everyday life of the country. You will stay in a single room and will share breakfast and the evening meal with your hosts. Shared apartment A very popular accommodation option, you share an apartment with four or five international students from the school. You stay in a single room and share the kitchen, living room and the bathroom. The apartments have a television and a washing machine. A person comes once a week to clean the common rooms. Residence Various options of accommodation in a residence are proposed in Salamanca, contact us to get further information.

Leisure Our partner school offers you a range of activities which allow you to discover the city and its surroundings. You will have the opportunity to visit the most interesting cultural spots of Salamanca, the museums and monuments that witness the city’s past splendour, or just wander in a great environment that encourages interaction with people from all over the world.

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 20 x 50min

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/28.03/29.03/23.04/01.05/ 12.06/15.08/09.09/12.10/01.11/06.12/08.12/ 09.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 428 2 791 3 1154 4 1517 6 2123 8 2809 12 3941 16 5233 24 w. 7817 Extra week (24+) 323 Intensive course 1 559 2 1053 3 1547 4 2041 6 2831 8 3753 12 5201 16 6913 24 w. 10337 Extra week (24+) 428 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 2 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 863 2 w. (C1, C2) 913 4 w. (A1, A2, B1, B2) 1521 4 w. (C1, C2) 1611 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Madrid/Valladolid)

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Rich cultural and architectural heritage Maximum of 8 participants per class Renowned university city with great historic value Opportunity of exchanges with other Don Quijote schools

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San Sebastian | Spain

Spain’s rugged northern coast bears little resemblance to the sun-baked landscape of the south. The lush, green foothills of the Pyrenees and vast Atlantic Ocean create a breathtaking backdrop for the subtle style and rich culture of the Basque capital. What’s more, in this city of culture, sublime city beaches offer something for all tastes, whether you want to recline in the sunshine or surf the crashing Atlantic waves as they roll in from the Bay of Biscay. Learn Spanish in San Sebastian with ESL and live the good life in northern Spain. San Sebastian (Donostia in Basque) is famous for its quality of life. The flashy exuberance and brash consumerism of Marbella or Ibiza is conspicuous in its absence in one of Spain’s wealthiest cities, with a focus instead on great food, delicious wine and deep conversation. In the city with highest density of Michelin-Starred restaurants in the world, you can savour new treats every night in the Pintxo bars of the old town. Food matters in San Sebastian… while fútbol brings men together in much of Spain, here the men socialise in gastronomy clubs! There were over 100 at the last count. There’s an exceptional array of cultural events to savour throughout the year. Tamborrada in January is a day and night of frantic drumming, dancing and, naturally, eating. Semana Grande in August sees international fireworks companies produce rival displays over the bay with a winner declared at the end of the week. The annual film festival and yachting week in September mix local tradition with Hollywood glamour. Both Bilbao with its famous Guggenheim Museum and the French Pyrenees are in easy reach but, once you arrive in San Sebastian, you won’t want to leave!

Lacunza - IH

Accommodation

Only ten minutes away from the beach, in the centre of San Sebastian, you will find the building of our partner school whose facilities are designed in order to facilitate communication and the learning of Spanish in a pleasant atmosphere. Facilities include 18 classrooms equipped with videos and overhead projectors, a library, a multimedia room and computers with Internet (WiFi) access. You will also be able to make use out of a relaxation area and the terrace outside in the open air in order to chat with your new friends. A stone’s throw away from the school, you will find the largest park in San Sebastian, “Cristina Enea”, ideal for going for a walk, the Eguía district, with all of its bars where you can go for a coffee during breaks or to eat after classes, and the Mundiaz gym to let off some steam.

Host Family Being immersed in the culture of a country is without doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a Spanish family is an enriching experience, which will give you the chance to get to know the way of life of the locals, their customs and cuisine. It’s also an opportunity to practise your Spanish daily in an authentic context. Host families are chosen with care and know the school well. Located about 5-30 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and breakfast and dinner provided daily. Shared Apartments If you would like to meet and live with other students from the school or with locals, choose the “shared apartment” option. Here, you will have your own room with a desk for studying and share the common areas (lounge room, kitchen, bathrooms, washing machine) and daily life with your flatmates.

Leisure Few cities offer as many possibilities for filling your free time as San Sebastian: beautiful scenery, beaches ideal for sun baking, waves perfect for surfing, mountains for hiking or skiing during winter, and musical and cinematic events (jazz festival, movie festival, fortnightly music concerts). You will also find a large range of sporting activities (surfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming, paragliding etc) and numerous options for excursions in the region (Bilbao, Pamplona, Biarritz, San Juan de Luz). Get together with your friends to enjoy regional dishes such as Pintxos, banderillas, tapas and cashuelitas, with a glass of cidre or Txakoli – so many Basque flavours to better discover the festive and welcoming nightlife of San Sebastian.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+5 Combined course 20+10 DELE course (B1, B2, C1) Spanish + Surf

20 x 45min 20 x 45min *mini-group (3 to 8 people) 20 x 45min 20 x 45min 20 x 45min 20 x 45min

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Very advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Quality school with excellent teachers Cultural city, located next door to France and the Pyrenees Optional surfing and cooking lessons

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/ 30.06/14.07/28.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/06.10/ 03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/20.01/18.04/21.04/01.05/31.07/15.08/ 08.12/24.12/25.12/31.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 06.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material (from elementary level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 508 2 906 3 1304 4 1650 6 2420 8 3110 12 4310 16 5710 24 w. 8030 Extra week (24+) 330 Intensive course 1 588 2 1066 3 1544 4 1970 6 2900 8 3750 12 w. 5270 Extra week (12+) 430 Combined course 20+5 1 631 2 1152 3 1673 4 w. 2142 Combined course 20+10 1 750 2 1390 3 2030 4w. 2618 DELE course (B1, B2, C1) 4 w. 1970 Spanish + Surf 1 593 2 1076 3 1559 4 1990 6 2930 8 3790 12 5330 16 w. 7070

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 35 High season supplement, Course (30.06- 29.08.14) 30 High season supplement, Accommodation (Shared apartment/single room/no meals, 02.06-12.09.2014) 34 Airport transfer (San Sebastian) 54 Airport transfer (Biarritz) 80 Airport transfer (Bilbao) 120 Train station transfer (Irun/Hendaya*) 54

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Seville | Spain

Andalusians are known the world over for their zest, style and passion for life. Nowhere typifies all three better than Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Walking along the winding streets, breathing in the warm, orange blossom scented air, you couldn’t be anywhere else. Locals will gladly tell you that the food, nightlife and shopping in Seville are the best in Andalusia. If they also claim to have the best beaches, take it with a pinch of salt because the nearest is a 100km drive away... but you wouldn’t come to Seville to laze on the playa. The city is a cultural hotspot and a great place to learn Spanish. And you can always head to one of the many rooftop pools that dot the city. To discover the soul of Seville, the city’s exceptional tapas bars would be a good place to start. Begin the evening in Andalusian style by rolling from venue to venue, trying a different dish in each. Tapas originated in Seville, with bar owners offering salty snacks to encourage visitors to drink more sherry. Nowadays, the 1000+ tapas bars in the city offer an astounding range of meats, fish, cheeses, olives and sausages. The sherry from nearby Jerez is the perfect accompaniment to your tapas. As well as a stylish modern city, just two and a half hours from Madrid by super-high-speed train, Seville shares in the fascinating history of Al-Andalus: Moorish Spain. Islamic rule left its mark in the Mudéjar design for which the city is known. Legend has it Seville was founded by Hercules himself and, to this day, this is a city with a Herculean lust for life.

Enforex

Accommodation

Our partner language school in Seville is located in the fashionable area of El Arenal, one of the town’s most popular places. You will study Spanish close to the emblematic monuments of the city such as the Alcazar, the Ayuntamiento, the beautiful arenas and the Maestranza theatre. The school is established in a little Andalusian palace with white facades, which consists of 14 air-conditioned classrooms, a computer room, a little library and a meeting room. You will enjoy meeting up with the other international students in dazzling sunshine on the large and beautiful terrace. A bright patio and a computer area are also conducive to exchanges. All around the school, you will find countless shops, restaurants and cafés where you can eat.

Host family Staying with a family in Seville is a unique opportunity to make the most out of your stay. The possibility of being constantly immersed in the Spanish language and culture allows you to accelerate your learning. Living around 30 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single or double room with breakfast and the evening meal provided. Shared apartment (from 18 years) For more independent students, our partner school proposes staying in a shared apartment, You will stay in a single or double room and will share the common rooms with your flatmates. Staying in a shared apartment is a favourable option financially as well as being a very good opportunity to try out new Andalusian recipes and to share with them the experience of a language study stay in Seville.

Leisure The school offers students the opportunity to participate in organised activities and outings, some free or at reduced prices, during the week and on weekends. Nights at the movies, dancing, wine tasting, sporting activities and excursions allow you to better understand the culture and lifestyle of Andalusia’s capital. Lovers of art and architecture will certainly be satisfied with the large variety on offer, and Seville also welcomes food-lovers, night owls and flamenco dancers with open arms… a great atmosphere is guaranteed!

(EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/28.02/28.03/29.03/17.04/ 18.04/01.05/30.05/15.08/12.10/01.11/06.12/08.12/ 09.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material (first level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) DELE course (B1, B2, C2) 4 w. (B1, B2) 4 w. (C2)

20 x 55min 25 x 55min + 5 of culture 20 x 55min

B

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1406 1616

1290 1500

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, single room, no meals 06.04 - 17.05) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, double room, no meals 06.04 - 17.05) Airport/Railway station transfer

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (B1, B2, C2)

Dates and prices in EUR

38 95 55 85

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Key points • • •

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Central location at the heart of Andalusia’s capital Reputable school with very good teachers Maximum of 10 students per class

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Seville | Spain

Andalusians are known the world over for their zest, style and passion for life. Nowhere typifies all three better than Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Walking along the winding streets, breathing in the warm, orange blossom scented air, you couldn’t be anywhere else. Locals will gladly tell you that the food, nightlife and shopping in Seville are the best in Andalusia. If they also claim to have the best beaches, take it with a pinch of salt because the nearest is a 100km drive away... but you wouldn’t come to Seville to laze on the playa. The city is a cultural hotspot and a great place to learn Spanish. And you can always head to one of the many rooftop pools that dot the city. To discover the soul of Seville, the city’s exceptional tapas bars would be a good place to start. Begin the evening in Andalusian style by rolling from venue to venue, trying a different dish in each. Tapas originated in Seville, with bar owners offering salty snacks to encourage visitors to drink more sherry. Nowadays, the 1000+ tapas bars in the city offer an astounding range of meats, fish, cheeses, olives and sausages. The sherry from nearby Jerez is the perfect accompaniment to your tapas. As well as a stylish modern city, just two and a half hours from Madrid by super-high-speed train, Seville shares in the fascinating history of Al-Andalus: Moorish Spain. Islamic rule left its mark in the Mudéjar design for which the city is known. Legend has it Seville was founded by Hercules himself and, to this day, this is a city with a Herculean lust for life.

International House CLIC

Accommodation

The school offers a splendid base for you to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Andalusia. Housed in a typical Sevillian building, it has a wonderful shaded patio and sunny terraces, a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral and the Alcazar. It has 30 well-equipped and air-conditioned classrooms, a library, a bookshop, a study room, a conference room, and a computer room with free Internet access. During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms close to the main course centre.

Host family The school offers host family accommodation in a single room with half board inclued. The families live near the school and are chosen carefully by our partner school in order to allow students to be in the best conditions for practising the language and discovering the local culture. Residences In the heart of Seville’s historical and commercial district, the residences (Infantes, Rinconcillo, Segovias) welcome 6 to 15 students in a friendly and multicultural environment. You will stay in a comfortable single room and share the bathroom with the other international students, unless you choose the private bathroom option. A large living room, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities are available to residents. In the Rinconcillo residence, you can also enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access. Bedlinen is provided but bath towels are not. Housekeeping is done once a week. Shared apartment If you wish to enjoy maximum independence, you can choose to share an apartment with people living in Seville. This option with no meals included allows you to benefit from single room accommodation right in the city centre, some 20 minutes’ walk from the school. You will share the communal rooms – kitchen, living room and bathroom – with your flatmates. Bedlinen and bath towels are provided.

Leisure Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (A2, B1, B2, C1)

24 x 50min 34 x 50min 34 x 50min

Seville is close to the sea as well as to other cultural cities, such as Granada, Cordoba and Jerez. The school offers a social programme that will allow you to discover the splendour of southern Spain. It also organizes get-togethers (films, debates, parties, shows and themed evenings) that allow you to practise the language with people from other countries and cultures.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/28.02/18.04/01.05/30.05/15.08/13.10/ 08.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) DELE course (A2, B1, B2, C1) 4 w.

B

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425 750 1075 1385 2035 2685 3865 5125 7525 310

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525 935 1345 1725 2545 3365 4933 6549 9541 394

1815

1815

Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons/week) (per lesson) Airport transfer

41 46

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Key points • • • •

Capital of Andalusia, rich cultural heritage Good mix of nationalities Teachers are very well trained and experienced Excellent quality for money FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Tenerife | Spain

Tenerife is the Holy Grail for sun worshippers. Sitting just north of the Equator, around 300km from the cost of continental Africa, the sun shines for 12 months each year. But Tenerife offers much more than just sandy beaches, neon nightlife and Christmas sun. In Puerto de la Cruz, home of our partner language school in Tenerife, you will get a taste for genuine Canarian culture, typified by a warm welcome and sometimes superhuman dedication to having a good time. Carnival time in February is a swirl of colours, sounds and rhythms, but the party really doesn’t stop. Away from the reddened tourist hoards, but within easy reach of the beach, you can explore the streets of a thoroughly modern city, which keeps going long into the night. If you love late nights, long happy hours and wild discos, they’re all available in the south-western beach resorts around Playa de las Americas, which attract millions of tourists each year. For a natural high, explore Pico del Teide, which at 3718m is Spain’s highest peak and casts an imperious shadow over the island. The surrounding volcanic landscape of the Parque Nacional del Teide is truly astounding and begs to be explored. Long after the winter clouds have descended on Northern Europe, the sun keeps shining in Tenerife, making this a great place to learn Spanish at any time of year. Take a Spanish course in Tenerife with ESL and savour the Equatorial sunshine.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

The school is situated within a building whose architecture is typical of the Canary Islands. Thanks to its magnificent location, the school is situated at the foot of majestic beaches and leisure centres. 7 bright classrooms are available to students as well as a multimedia room, a lounge with TV, musical instruments and a collection of books and videos without forgetting the school’s very picturesque patio.

Host family Staying with a host family provides you with a unique experience in order to make the most out of your stay. The fact of being constantly immersed in the Spanish language and culture allows you to acquire listening comprehension and speaking skills very quickly. Students stay in a single room and benefit from half board. Shared apartment Very popular in Spain, shared apartments offer you the opportunity to live with other international students. Staying in a single room, you will share the living room, bathroom and equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. The apartments each have a television and a washing machine.

Leisure Known around the world for its Carnival which shines brightly from Puerto de la Cruz to Santa Cruz, Tenerife has, above all, an exceptional climate throughout the year, rich and colourful seabeds, the powerful swell of the Atlantic and superb beaches of fine, black and golden sand...A real paradise for fans of surfing, deep sea diving, sun and parties.

Courses Standard course Intensive course

20 x 50min 30 x 50min

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/07.01/02.02/28.03/29.03/01.05/ 03.05/30.05/16.07/15.08/12.10/01.11/06.12/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

498 931 1364 1797 2543 3369 4781 6353 9497 393

394 723 1052 1381 1919 2537 3533 4689 7001 289

629 1193 1757 2321 3251 4313 6041 8033 12017 498

525 985 1445 1905 2627 3481 4793 6369 9521 394

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (B: 23.02 - 08.03.2014) Airport transfer (North) Airport transfer (South)

At a glance School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

B

38 95 85 155

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Family atmosphere in a dream environment Short walking distance from the beaches Maximum 8 students per class Combined course: Spanish + scuba diving

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Valencia | Spain

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With its sandy coastline, metropolitan buzz and great weather year round, Valencia is a tempting place to learn Spanish. Capital of the Comunidad Valenciana and situated on the Costa de Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), the city captures perfectly the Spanish balance between lively and laid back, working hard and playing harder! A Spanish course in Valencia with ESL is the perfect way to discover this glorious corner of Spain. Classical and modern live side by side on the streets of Spain’s friendliest big city. Moorish architecture nestled in among the Roman and Gothic buildings in the old town reflects five centuries of Islamic rule, while the city’s thirst for the modern and zest for design is clear in the striking Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a massive, wildly modern development that is home to, among other things, an IMAX cinema, aquarium and opera house. You will have plenty of opportunities to practise your Spanish; socialising late into the night is at the heart of Valenciano life. The annual Las Fallas spring festival sees the city take to the streets to celebrate Saint Josep and hurl fireworks with reckless abandon. The explosive La Mascleta display in Plaça de l’Ajuntament is not for the faint-hearted! If you prefer your booms and bangs at around 125 beats per minute, the annual Benicàssim music and arts festival in July is around 80km along the coast and is sometimes called the Spanish Glastonbury... but with showers, a glorious beach and the warm waters of the Mediterranean! And don’t forget to try the Paella in its spiritual home.

Taronja

Accommodation

This language school in the heart of Valencia is an absolute gem. It will seduce you with its wonderful location, in a pedestrian street, right next to the town hall and surrounded by many shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants – this is Spain for you! Needless to say, you will be immediately enthralled by this atmosphere of permanent fiesta, the flow of lively conversations and local joie de vivre. The city’s greatest attractions are just steps away and public transportation is around the corner. The school itself is like no other. Decorated by Spanish artists, it offers thematic classrooms, including the “Spanish design” room, the “crazy doctor’s room”, the “kitsch Paradise room”, etc. All of the 10 classrooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual technology as the aim of this innovative school and its creative teaching staff is to offer you high quality Spanish courses. The teachers dedicate much time to their international students and are committed to helping them improve their language rapidly, inside and outside the school. The two student areas have comfortable sofas, free internet facilities as well as vending machines for snacks and drinks. Relaxing music plays in the background. The kitchen, outdoor terrace and patio are great places for the participants from all over the world to socialise in a memorable atmosphere.

Host family A home away from home – this is the ideal option for students who are looking for the warmth of a home as well as daily contact with a family from Valencia to immerse themselves in Spanish culture. You will be staying with families (or people living alone) who have been carefully selected by our partner school and live at a reasonable distance from the school building. You will choose from half board and full board. Apartment Choose this option if you wish to be more independent during your stay in Valencia. In an apartment shared with other international students, you will stay in a single or shared twin room - for students travelling together. Meals can be prepared in the communal, fully equipped kitchen. The lounge area will allow you to watch TV together with your flatmates. The bathroom is shared and a washing machine is available. The apartments are all located close to the town centre.

Leisure Sign up for the numerous activities on offer at our partner school and dive into Valencia’s cultural life. The school will welcome you with a traditional Paella Party on Tuesday evening, which is a great opportunity to get to know the other participants - remember that you are in the home of this Spanish speciality! Then, offers will come one after the other: a guided tour of the city, cooking class with the Great Chef Nando on Wednesdays, cultural lessons on Thursdays and loads of social/cultural night activities in which school staff and teachers are always involved. Once a week, the school also organizes a great Language Exchange meeting with university Spanish students that is super popular in the city! Every weekend, Taronja school offers an special activity such as one-day trip to Madrid or Barcelona, excursions to nearby cities like Xàtiva or Peñíscola and visits to little town festivals, gourgeous beaches, sport activities, etc. Take advantage of the numerous options on offer to discover this beautiful region together with the other participants!

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Intensive course 30 x 50min (20 general + 10 conversation) Combined course 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Spanish + Music 30 x 50min (20 general + 10 music) DELE course (B1, B2, C1) 20 x 50min

(EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/12.05/02.06/16.06/ 30.06/07.07/14.07/21.07/28.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/ 15.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/19.03/18.04/21.04/02.05/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Spanish + Music 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) DELE course (B1, B2, C1) 4 w.

B

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Options / Extras One-to-one course Airport transfer

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Dates and prices in EUR

45 55

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Exceptional city for a language study stay (climate, culture, atmosphere, beach, etc.) School offering a unique combination of high academic standards and festive atmosphere School staff involved in the life and well-being of the students daily Wide choice of thematic options and cultural activities FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Valencia | Spain

With its sandy coastline, metropolitan buzz and great weather year round, Valencia is a tempting place to learn Spanish. Capital of the Comunidad Valenciana and situated on the Costa de Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast), the city captures perfectly the Spanish balance between lively and laid back, working hard and playing harder! A Spanish course in Valencia with ESL is the perfect way to discover this glorious corner of Spain. Classical and modern live side by side on the streets of Spain’s friendliest big city. Moorish architecture nestled in among the Roman and Gothic buildings in the old town reflects five centuries of Islamic rule, while the city’s thirst for the modern and zest for design is clear in the striking Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a massive, wildly modern development that is home to, among other things, an IMAX cinema, aquarium and opera house. You will have plenty of opportunities to practise your Spanish; socialising late into the night is at the heart of Valenciano life. The annual Las Fallas spring festival sees the city take to the streets to celebrate Saint Josep and hurl fireworks with reckless abandon. The explosive La Mascleta display in Plaça de l’Ajuntament is not for the faint-hearted! If you prefer your booms and bangs at around 125 beats per minute, the annual Benicàssim music and arts festival in July is around 80km along the coast and is sometimes called the Spanish Glastonbury... but with showers, a glorious beach and the warm waters of the Mediterranean! And don’t forget to try the Paella in its spiritual home.

Enforex

Accommodation

Paseo de Facultades, as its name suggests, is located in the heart of Valencia’s student district. In fact, our partner school Enforex is found right in the centre of the Polytechnic University campus. Surrounded by palm trees and beautiful gardens, the school is very well-equipped to enable you to study Spanish in a studious and friendly atmosphere. There are 24 bright and air-conditioned classrooms, a modern library, a video room and a computer room with free Internet access. To relax after class, you can meet your friends in the cafeteria or enjoy the numerous sports facilities near the school. For those who love sea and sunshine, you will only be a few minutes away from the sea and the beaches of this city. Our partner school also welcomes Spanish students, ideal for meeting native Spanish speakers and for practising your Spanish after classes.

Host family Living with a host family is a unique experience that will allow you to make the most out of your stay. Being constantly immersed in the Spanish language and culture will allow you to rapidly acquire new skills in understanding and expression. Students stay in double or single rooms and half-board is provided. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Very popular in Spain, shared apartments allow you to live with other international students. Staying in a single or double room, you will share the living room, kitchen and bathroom. The apartments have a television and a washing machine.

Leisure Valencia is part of one of the most attractive and varied regions in all the Mediterranean. Its ubiquitous discos, clubs and bars offer the ideal setting for long and enjoyable nights out. With an excellent climate and the biggest beaches on the Spanish coast, Valencia offers a vast choice of activities for sports fans and naturelovers alike. The school organises outings and excursions including, without doubt, an authentic Valencian paella evening as well as other social activities for students.

(EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/22.01/18.03/19.03/29.03/01.04/ 08.04/01.05/15.08/09.10/12.10/01.11/06.12/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material (first level) Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) DELE course (B1, B2, C2) 4 w. (B1, B2) 4 w. (C2)

20 x 55min 25 x 55min + 5 of culture 20 x 55min

B

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1290 1500

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, single room, no meals (09.03 - 22.03 & 29.06 - 06.09)) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, double room, no meals (09.03 - 22.03 & 29.06 - 06.09)) Airport transfer

Courses Standard course Intensive course DELE course (B1, B2, C2)

Dates and prices in EUR

38 50 30 85

At a glance School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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School is ideally located in the heart of the student district Beautiful surrounds Reputable school with excellent teachers

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Latin America From the white sand of Mexico’s Caribbean beaches to the blue ice of Patagonian glaciers, from the ancient Incan ruins at Cuzco to the hippest Buenos Aires nightclubs, Latin America never loses its ability to thrill. Across the continent, a common, beautiful language holds this breathtaking mix of landscapes, cultures and people together. Whether you learn the pure, gentle Spanish of Bogota or the musical, almost Italian-sounding Spanish of the Rio Plata, you will soon be drawn into the conversation of Latin American life. The home of the Mayans and Incas is now shared with the generations of European immigrants who brought the languages of el Viejo Continente with them to an even older continent. Native culture lives on in the hills of Peru and Bolivia, where the 21st century feels far away… until you spot a lady in native dress chatting away on her mobile phone. Swim during a blazing Pacific sunset or lay back and enjoy a serene Caribbean sunrise after a night of rum and reggaeton. In some countries, like Panama and Costa Rica, you can experience both on the same day. In others, you could travel 48 hours and not cross a border. And then there are wonderful anomalies like Cuba, where Havana’s faded splendour enchants, and Ecuador, where the flora and fauna that inspired Darwin still have the power to amaze in a world of high definition TV. As a bonus, few people away from the tourist industry speak English, so you will be sure to develop your skills quickly. The only question is where you want to start your adventure!

Loïc Studer Student, 6 months in Cuzco “I have always wanted to have a longer stay abroad. As a mountain aficionado, I chose the regal city of the Incas, Cuzco in Peru. I don’t regret the choice: the high lying city – at almost 3,400 metres – is magnificent, the people very friendly and the cultural heritage is simply astonishing. Through my Spanish course and voluntary work in such a beautiful country, I’ve had a profound and unforgettable experience.”

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Bocas del Toro | Panama

They say that in Bocas del Toro time stands still. The densely forested islands feel like something of another age. In a spectacular Caribbean setting moored just off the coast of Panama, the Archipiélago de Bocas del Toro offers a peaceful and sensuous experience well away from the stresses of tourism, high-rise blocks and city living. Here, the only things towering are the trees in the rainforest! Located on the Isla Colón, formerly Isla del Drago, the small capital of the region opens out onto the 9 principal islands of the archipelago. Mangrove swamps, red corals, giant tortoises and vast unspoilt beaches await you under the warm Panamanian sun. This is a unique marine park, a gem of the Isla Bastimentos and a dream setting! Lush primary rainforests cover the islands, home to monkeys, birds, the elusive jaguar and a handful of Ngöbe-Buglé settlements, maintaining their traditional way of life in the face of the modern world. Savour ceviche de corvina, patacones, pulpo y arroz con coco and crayfish under the stars while warm waves gently lap the white sand. If you prefer to leave the luxury hotels and manicured golf courses to others, Bocas del Toro is a real undiscovered Eldorado in the kingdom of the oro verde (green gold). If you prefer places off the beaten track where nature rules supreme... if you love the sea, the sweet Caribbean scents and star-studded nights, if you want to learn Spanish adorned with laughter, celebration and music, you are going to love Bocas del Toro.

Habla Ya

Accommodation

Our partner school is based in a large hacienda-style house in the heart of Bocas de Toro. Relax and chat to international students on the large balcony or in the light and spacious colourful rooms. A maximum of six students per class learn Spanish in 12 airconditioned classrooms in the school located just 10 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from the restaurants, bars and shops. The enthusiastic teachers encourage the students to speak as much as possible and are here to help wherever possible. The school also has Wi-Fi connection and flat screen televisions. Students can get what they need from the next-door supermarket and prepare their meals in the school’s fully equipped kitchen with microwave, oven and fridge. The school also has a reception, teacher’s area, student’s lounge and garden with hammocks and chairs. This language school is a little gem in paradise! Arrival package: 1st night in Panama City and transfer to Bocas del Toro: Upon arrival in Panama City you will be collected from the airport and driven to the hotel in town where you will spend your first night and relax after your long flight. Make the most of your free time the next day to visit Panama City! You will then be driven to the airport for an internal flight to Bocas del Toro.

Host family This is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the language and culture of Bocas de Toro. Living in a Panamanian household is a unique experience where you will be given a warm welcome and become part of family life. This is a golden opportunity to speak Spanish all day long and learn more about local customs. Our partner school’s host families are carefully chosen and live between 5 and 20 minutes from the course centre on foot. You will stay in a single room (or double room if you are travelling with another person) and share communal areas with your hosts. You have three daily food options to choose from: breakfast, half-board or full-board. Tungara Calipso Hostel This low cost hotel is one of the most popular in town. Caribbean atmosphere guaranteed! Located in the centre of Bocas del Toro, Tungara Calipso is surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. This is an excellent opportunity to make the most out of your language study stay in this lively city. The 3 comfortable bedrooms and 7 dormitories (for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 11 people) have a private bathroom and air-conditioning. Friendly and approachable staff members are present at the reception 24h/24. Here, you will meet other students who come from the four corners of the globe to learn Spanish in an exceptional environment. The Habla Ya School is just 10 minutes’ walk away. Contact us for more information. Bocas Island Condos Please contact us for further information. Tropical Suites Boutique Hotel Please contact us for further information. Bed & Breakfast Please contact us for further information. Apartments/houses to rent Please contact us for further information.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Combined course 20+5

20 x 55min 25 x 55min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 55min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) Spanish + Surf 20 x 55min + 5 afternoons of Surf (1x) Spanish + diving 20 x 55min + 6 afternoons of diving (1x)

This Caribbean paradise is the best place to stay for unspoilt nature and deep seas where you’ll find a colourful abundance of sealife. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the sheer number of activities organised by our partner school: every weekday there is an activity or trip for international students to get together for an adventure into the unknown. Panamanian dinners, film nights, salsa lessons, conversation classes, yoga sessions and so much more! Most of the participants come here to surf as this beautiful area is renowned far and wide for its superb swells. Enjoy an authentic and relaxed “surfing” atmosphere here ! The school also provides daily nature tours either before or after lessons: hiking, trekking, zip-lining in the rainforest and diving are but a few examples of what nature lovers and thrill seekers can do here. Why not explore the town and its surroundings at your own pace by bike (day hire). The local culture and tradition come to life on themed trips and visits to indigenous villages. And don’t forget the school’s garden or stunning nearby beaches where you can spend time getting to know your new found international friends!

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 6 people

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Explore Panama’s culture in a magical location Learn Spanish in a recognised school Choose from a variety of nearby accommodation to suit all budgets Enjoy a wide variety of activities and things to do

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/13.01/20.01/27.01/03.02/10.02/17.02/24.02/ 10.03/17.03/24.03/31.03/07.04/21.04/28.04/05.05/ 12.05/19.05/26.05/02.06/09.06/16.06/23.06/30.06/ 07.07/14.07/21.07/28.07/04.08/11.08/18.08/25.08/ 01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/11.11/17.11/24.11/ 01.12/09.12/15.12/22.12/29.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/03.03/04.03/17.04/18.04/01.05/03.11/10.11/ 28.11/08.12/24.12/25.12.2014 Included in price: Language course & course material Host family School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if homestay) (Bocas del Toro) A Host family, single room, half board B Host family, single room, breakfast A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+5 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+10 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Spanish + Surf 1 2 3 4 6 w. Spanish + diving 1 2 3 4 6 w.

B

525 945 1375 1775 2505 3245 4645 6145 9145 375

500 895 1300 1675 2355 3045 4345 5745 8545 350

625 1145 1665 2125 3005 3925 5645 7505 11225 465

600 1095 1590 2025 2855 3725 5345 7105 10625 440

725 1305 1905 2445 3475 4525 6505 8645 12925 535

700 1255 1830 2345 3325 4325 6205 8245 12325 510

734 1154 1584 1984 2714

709 1104 1509 1884 2564

793 1213 1643 2043 2773

768 1163 1568 1943 2623

Options / Extras Airport transfer (Panama City. Package: Night in Hotel + one-way flight Panama City - Bocas del Toro)

250

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Bogotá | Colombia

Colombia’s capital isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when Bogotá was a place to avoid; now you’d be crazy to miss this urban mix of style, elegance and youthful energy. Home to more than seven million people, the city rewards you for digging a little deeper and really exploring the local culture. And that won’t be hard; Colombians are famously friendly and open. You will learn this quickly in the many student-focused cafes and bars near our partner language school in a city where prestigious universities attract students from around the world. Don’t expect blistering sunshine; due to its mountainous location – over 2600m above sea level – and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Bogotá has a cool, damp climate throughout the year. For some serious heat, head to the city’s wild nightclubs and shake your hips to Cumbia music (the rhythm of the streets) or trendier house music clubs. While you could try great food at any of the growing number of stylish restaurants in the city, for a taste of real Bogotá try the hole-in-the-wall Cevicherias that dot the city. Choose somewhere with a decent-sized Colombian clientele and tuck in to the delicious dish that Colombians, Peruvians and Ecuadorians all claim as their own! In the evenings, explore the cobbled streets of La Candeleria, where hip bars and cafes are wedged between impressive colonial mansions. The district is the hangout of choice for artists and where you are likely to end up on a night out with local students. Our partner school offers the perfect base to explore Bogotá and the stunning surrounding countryside. Learn Spanish in Bogotá and discover the new face of one of Latin America’s oldest cities.

International House

Accommodation

Your Spanish courses will take place in the historical district of « La Candelaria » inside a beautiful building, luxiouriously decorated with wooden floors and carved wooden ceilings – the very building where many Colombian presidents used to dress before their ceremony of investiture ! « El Palacio », as the directors like to call it due to its glorious past, is therefore the perfect place for first class teaching ! In the entrance, a large wooden staircase sweeps up to the first floor, where 12 airy classrooms welcome students from the four corners of the globe for intensive Spanish lessons. The course centre also has a sun-filled interior courtyard and a study room with several computers where you can study in peace and quiet between lessons. At International House Bogotá, you can also meet people from the local community who attend English classes at the school. It’s a chance to improve your Spanish language ability in a both authentic and multicultural setting!

Host family Ideal for discovering the Spanish language and Colombian lifestyle, staying with a host family allows you to benefit from single room accommodation with half board or breakfast only in a friendly and safe environment. On request and at an extra charge, some families can provide you with a private bathroom. In most cases, it will take you 30 minutes to go to the school on foot or on public transport. Hotels For more independent students, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the immediate surroundings of the school, whatever your budget and preferences. Please contact us for more information.

Leisure With the Transmilenio network, getting around Bogotá has never been so easy! Take advantage of it to explore its various districts with your new friends! IH Bogotá will also take care of preparing a thrilling activities’ programme that does justice to the great dynamism of the Colombian capital for you. It includes Spanish film viewings, live concerts by local singers and exchange evenings with local students. Of course, you will also visit Bogotá’s greatest attractions, the district La Candelaria and its colonial buildings, as well as the Gold Museum and its wonderful collection of pre-Columbian items where you will learn about the history of Colombia. And if you wish to grasp the full diversity and importance of the city, go to the Monastery of Monserrate. From up there, you will have a splendid view over the city and Bogotá’s botanical gardens below, which are like a miniature national park. The city has so much to offer – plunge into its vibrant atmosphere and live at the pace of its friendly inhabitants to experience your language study stay abroad to the fullest!

Courses Standard course Combined course 20+5 Combined course 20+10

20 x 55min 25 x 55min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) 30 x 55min (20 general + 10 one-to-one)

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/24.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 19.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/14.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/ 09.12/22.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/24.03/17.04/18.04/01.05/02.06/23.06/ 30.06/20.07/07.08/18.08/13.10/03.11/17.11/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+5 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+10 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

400 800 1200 1600 2280 3040 4560 5920 8640 360 550 1100 1650 2200 3180 4240 6360 8320 12240 510 700 1400 2100 2800 4080 5440 8160 10720 15840 660

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer

30 30

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

Key points • • • •

City full of contrasts, intense cultural and night life Beautiful building in the heart of the historical centre Well-established school offering high quality courses Possibility of meeting local people and students from the whole world at the school FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Buenos Aires | Argentina

This is a city with a soul. A city with a sultry rhythm of its own that resonates from the cobbled streets of San Telmo to the dark, smoky corners of a downtown tango Milonga. Frenetic, glorious, but with just a touch of melancholy, Buenos Aires lives and breathes… it sparkles and broods. Just ask any porteño, who will be more than happy to tell you all about it over a mate, the ubiquitous national drink. The distinctive local accent sounds somewhere between Italian and Spanish and some say it is the sexiest Spanish accent of all. Few locals would disagree. Waves of immigration from Italy and Spain have left a strong emotional connection to el Viejo Continente and European culture. But, while the city looks European and the locals feel European, Europe this is not. If you turn up at a Buenos Aires nightclub at 2am, you may well find it shut. But come back at 4am and you will find a dancefloor heaving with the city’s beautiful people behind massive sunglasses (essential when clubs close at 9am). Great wine, food, flirting and football make up the daily Porteño diet. During the day, the city offers a captivating mix of commotion and elegance. Hectic downtown shopping streets sit within a short walk of the grandiose boulevards of the exclusive Recoleta barrio. Leafy Palermo is the biggest residential district and has a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes… nowadays, even vegetarians can eat well in a city of world-beating steaks. This is a place that creates and inspires, whether the mind of Borges or the left foot of Maradona. The local galleries have decent collections but the real creativity lives on the streets, in the spray cans and stencils of the graffiti artists, the music that drives the clubs until the early hours and in the driving technique of the taxistas!

Expanish

Accommodation

Our partner school is located close to the famous Plaza de Mayo, and only a stone’s throw away from the Obelisk and several metro stations. The 24 classrooms, which are bright, soundproofed and benefit from air conditioning, are distributed over six floors. In order to optimise the teaching given in class, the school has a library and a projection room. During breaks, you will have the opportunity to meet other students in the common room equipped with computers and a free Internet connection. A cafeteria allows you to get something to eat during the lunch break. Thanks to an ideal location close to the Avenida Florida and its various shops, restaurants and cafés, you will be able to go on the discovery of this vibrant city in the company of your new friends from the four corners of the planet.

Host family Staying with a host family in Buenos Aires, you will get the most out of your language study stay and will learn everything about the lifestyle of the “Porteños” and their daily life. You will speak Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere which will encourage you to apply everything you have acquired in class. You will stay in a single room and will benefit from half board. Shared apartment (from 18 years) The students who wish to have more independence will choose this accommodation option which will allow them to share a furnished apartment with Argentinian or international students or people working in Buenos Aires. An opportunity to make new friends with whom you will share the kitchen, the bathroom and the other common rooms. In the evenings, after classes, you will prepare your meals and your recipes with your flatmates! An apartment can accommodate between 2 and 8 people. Hotel (from 18 years) For shorter stays, our partner school also proposes hotel rooms. Contact us for more information.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Spanish + Tango Business course

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 20 x 50min *2 in group of 90 minutes 10 x 55min

Our partner school organises a multitude of activities which will allow students to discover the various aspects of life in Buenos Aires and to cultivate a friendly relationship with their teachers. Most of the activities proposed are free, and others at a small charge. Regular dinners which bring together teachers and students, concerts, museum outings, wine tastings and football matches as well as cooking classes, a barbecue with Argentinian meat specialities, tango shows and photography classes are proposed. The school’s staff is delighted to provide information to students on the thousand different ways to get to know the local culture. Day excursions to the Tigre Delta, to the famous Iguazu Falls or to Argentinian towns like Mendoza are also on the agenda. Colonia, a nice small town in the neighbouring country of Uruguay, may be reached by the Rio de la Plata by boat. The great diversity of nationalities and origins of the students who come to learn Spanish in Buenos Aires will make for unforgettable encounters!

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/11.02/12.02/03.03/04.03/24.03/02.04/ 18.04/01.05/20.06/09.07/18.08/13.10/24.11/ 08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Spanish + Tango 2 w. Business course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

B

595 1115 1635 2155 3075 4075 5895 7835 11715 485

495 915 1335 1755 2475 3275 4695 6235 9315 385

675 1275 1875 2475 3525 4675 6735 8955 13395 555

575 1075 1575 2075 2925 3875 5535 7355 10995 455

1175

975

750 1425 2100 2775 4125 5475 8175 10875 16275 675

650 1225 1800 2375 3525 4675 6975 9275 13875 575

Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) Airport transfer (Ezeiza International Airport)

40 70

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Key points • • • •

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Magical city with impressive cultural heritage School situated in a splendid building in private hotel style Excellent work atmosphere and attentive teachers Numerous possibilities for discovering the city and its surroundings

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Cusco | Peru

Incans believed Cusco to be the navel of the world. The Incans may be no more, but their capital city remains in all its glory. In the heart of the Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Cusco is an enthralling mix of old and new, where ancient structures stand alongside those of the conquistadors that made Latin America ‘Latin’. Of course, Cusco is best known to travellers as the gateway to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, but there is much more to the area than the lost city. You can avoid the bulk of the tourists by heading to the often-overlooked ruins at Piscac or Chinchero, which was once the country estate of Tupa Inca and now has one of the finest artisan markets in Peru. You’ll find uniquely Peruvian flavours, sights and sounds in Cusco (sometimes spelt Cuzco). Bright yellow Inca Kola is sickly sweet but somehow refreshing, while the local Cusquena beer proved so popular with Gringos it’s now being exported in ever greater amounts. Inca Kola periodically advertises itself as El Sabor Del Peru (the taste of Peru), but be sure to try the other great contender to that claim: Cuy chactado... or, in English, fried guinea pig! Inti Raymi, the most important festival of the Incan year, was banned under the Conquistadors but is back with a vengeance now. A non-stop Solstice party with dancing and parades from late morning into evening, it’s a spectacle to behold and takes place on June 21st each year. Learn Spanish at our partner language school in Cusco, a city where two worlds meet.

Don Quijote

Accommodation

Our partner school is situated at the heart of the city centre, close to the Plaza de Armas. The school is housed in a colonial building and has 23 classrooms, a large student lounge, a multimedia room and a sunny terrace where students can go to relax during breaks and after classes. Students can also benefit from WiFi access.

Host family Staying with a host family is a unique opportunity to make the most out of your language course. You will immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture and the Spanish language, and so enhance your language skills. You will have a single room with half board included. Student residence The residence is in the same building as the school. It is an ideal accommodation option if you want to stay in the city centre, have daily contact with international students and live near the school. You will stay in a single room and will share the bathroom, kitchen and other common areas with the other students. Two meals per day are included with this accommodation option.

Leisure

Courses Standard course One-to-one tuition

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 6 people

20 x 55min 20 x 55min

Our partner school insists on allowing you to discover the city of Cusco, bathed in history, and its magnificent region which is considered as the cradle of the Inca civilization. The city which never sleeps lives in an eternal festive atmosphere. Cusco will charm you with its intense nightlife, where everyone will find an event to their taste, whatever their age. This city is an open book: each building, each street, each district, each dance, each party, each stone is charged with a fascinating history. You will be able to enjoy the warmth and kindness of its inhabitants, inheritors of an age-old culture, during the most spectacular religious festivals on the continent, like Inti Raym, the sun festival. The school invites you to discover the magic of Cusco and go on excursions to the majestic site of Macchu Picchu, the spectacular fortress of Sacsayhuamán and the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas in the company of the other international students. It will also introduce you to the preparation of typical dishes, the music and dances of Peru.

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/01.05/19.06/24.06/28.07/30.08/08.10/ 08.12/24.12/25.12/31.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up on arrival (Cusco) A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, half board A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) One-to-one tuition 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+)

B

370 675 980 1285 1895 2505 3725 4945 7385 305

425 785 1145 1505 2225 2945 4385 5825 8705 360

450 835 1220 1605 2375 3145 4685 385

505 945 1385 1825 2705 3585 5345 440

Options / Extras Voluntary work placement fee

125

Key points • • •

Magnificent and unique site Quality courses Course + voluntary work option

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Playa del Carmen | Mexico

Once upon a time, Playa del Carmen was a sleepy fishing village on Mexico’s sun-drenched Caribbean coast. Now, it’s a sleepy fishing village with a liberal splash of glamour, excellent facilities for visitors and a huge range of things to see and do. Dive among colourful angelfish the in the crystal clear Caribbean, explore inland on horseback or simply find a nice restaurant and sample the exquisite local food. Take a Spanish course in Playa del Carmen with ESL and you’ll soon fall in love with the Mayan Riviera. It’s easy to see the appeal. With over a hundred kilometres of pristine, sandy beaches and water that doesn’t dip below 25°C throughout the year, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to your free time in Playa del Carmen. Tapas bars and seafood restaurants dot the shoreline, each more friendly than the last. If you get shopping cravings, head to Avenida 5 and you’ll find an exceptional selection of tourist-friendly handicrafts, or go in search of the “real” Mexico, just a few blocks further on foot. Learn Spanish in Playa del Carmen and the whole Quintana Roo and Yucatán regions open up to you, from Cancun to Tulum, passing by Cozumel and Caliente... hot by name, chilled by nature! The mix of modern resort and ancient history is alluring… hop on a bus and you can easily visit the spectacular Aztec remains at Chichén Itza, or climb the pyramid at nearby Coba. Or, of course, you can just chill out on the beach, swim in the Caribbean waters and enjoy learning Spanish in paradise.

Academia Columbus

Accommodation

Our partner school is located in the centre of Playa del Carmen, just near the cafés and restaurants and 10 minutes from the beach. It is housed in a modern, two storey building in vibrant colours. The 10 classrooms are air-conditioned and bright. WiFi connection is available to enable you to connect freely to the Internet and a beautiful interior courtyard is at your disposition for enjoying the sunshine and getting to know the other international students during breaks. Mini-group classes (max. 5 students) will allow you to learn Spanish in an intensive manner, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with teachers who are motivated, experienced and available to help you. Teaching is as personalised as possible and takes into account your interests and objectives. It is up to you to choose the option that suits you best from the wide range of courses on offer.

Host family Our partner school personally takes care of selecting host families to welcome its students. Located about 20-30 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and share the common rooms of the house with the family members. You will have breakfast and a hot evening meal provided for you daily. This option allows you to discover the Mexican way of life and to get to know the country’s warm and open inhabitants while practising your Spanish daily in a motivating atmosphere. Shared apartments Located about 5 minutes from the school, these 3 or 6-bedroomed apartments are available for students. You will have a single room and share the kitchen, TV lounge and amenities with other international students. It is up to you to organise your meals: why not try out some new Mexican recipes with your flatmates? Please note: the doors to the rooms in the apartment cannot be locked (only the main entrance to the apartment can be locked).

Leisure Academia Columbus makes it a point of honour to develop a rich and varied social and cultural life for its students. Both during the week and on weekends, you can enjoy a range of activities (dance, local cuisine, history, cinema evenings or theatre workshops) that will enable you to practise Spanish outside of the classroom, to get to know the Mexican culture better and to have an unforgettable time with your teachers and friends. Excursions are also offered to discover vestiges of the enigmatic Mayan empire: Tulum, Coba or Chitchen-Itza. Don’t forget your camera!

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+10 Private Tuition (20) Course + culture

20 x 60min 25 x 60min 30 x 60min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) 20 x 60min 20 x 60min

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 29 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 5 people

Key points • • • •

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Exceptional location just moments from the beaches of the Caribbean Quality school with a friendly atmosphere Mini group courses, maximum 5 participants per class Very good value for money

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/04.02/17.02/03.03/18.03/07.04/ 22.04/05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/18.11/01.12/ 15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/03.02/17.03/17.04/18.04/21.04/01.05/16.09/ 17.11/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A Standard course 1 487 2 959 3 1431 4 1887 6 2775 8 3663 12 5419 16 7155 24 w. 10627 Extra week (24+) 434 Intensive course 1 545 2 1065 3 1595 4 2099 6 3083 8 4067 12 6013 16 7937 24 w. 11785 Extra week (24+) 481 Combined course 20+10 1 699 2 1383 3 2067 4 2735 6 4047 8 5359 12 w. 7963 Extra week (12+) 646 Private Tuition (20) 1 715 2 1420 3 2114 4 2803 6 4137 8 5471 12 w. 8117 Extra week (12+) 656 Course + culture 2 1129 3 1686 4 2227 6 3285 8 4343 12 6439 16 8515 24 w. 12667 Extra week (24+) 519 Options / Extras Airport transfer (Cancún)

B 407 799 1191 1567 2295 3023 4459 5875 8707 354 465 905 1355 1779 2603 3427 5053 6657 9865 401 619 1223 1827 2415 3567 4719 7003 566 635 1260 1874 2483 3657 4831 7157 576 969 1446 1907 2805 3703 5479 7235 10747 439 70

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Quito | Ecuador

Ecuador is unlike anywhere else on the planet. Nowhere else can you find such dizzying natural diversity in such a small space. Volcanoes, glaciers, rainforest and sandy beaches create an irresistible natural environment. Set between imperious volcanoes and tropical forests, capital city Quito is the perfect launchpad from which to start a Latin American adventure. Just 25km from the Equator, you could be forgiven for expecting blazing year-round sunshine in Quito, but you won’t get it. Because of its mountainous location – around 2900m above sea-level – near the Pacific, the city is warm and pleasant all year, with the temperature sticking at around 15°C to 20°C. This also means that Quito only has two seasons: dry, from June until September, and wet! The city has a mix of colonial architecture in the old town and more modern designs in the new town. No prizes for guessing which is better for an afternoon of meandering, but both add to the character of Quito. Local cuisine is an interesting mix of fresh pacific seafood like cerviche and typical Andean food such as cuy (guinea pig). A little bravery when ordering is well rewarded! Many students start a trip in South America with a Spanish course in Quito followed by a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Even if you don’t make it to the islands, there is a huge amount to explore in and around Ecuador and her neighbours, including glorious surfing beaches, virgin jungle and mountains that tower over 5,000m into the sky. Learn Spanish, make new friends and discover Ecuador.

Academia Columbus

Accommodation

Our partner school is ideally situated in modern Quito and has an environment that is particularly suited to learning, with 9 comfortable and bright classrooms. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the school’s terraces. There is a kitchen where you can make yourself a coffee, and a garden for relaxing and chatting with your new friends during breaks or after classes. The school also has a WiFi zone which students can use.

Host family Living with a host family during your stay in Quito is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture whilst having the chance to practise your Spanish daily outside of class in informal and authentic contexts. Our partner school carefully selects local host families and they generally live max. 15 minutes away from the school. You will stay in a single room and have the choice between having half board or full board provided. Shared apartment Our partner school also proposes accommodation in a shared apartment, around 15 minutes’ walking distance away from the language school building. Staying in a single room, you will share the common facilities with your flatmates, including a large equipped kitchen, a large living room, a terrace and 2 bathrooms. This option represents a very good opportunity to meet international students and to shaer the experience of a language study stay in Ecuador with them. Please note: The doors to the rooms in the apartment cannot be locked (only the main entrance to the apartment can be locked).

Leisure Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+10 Private Tuition (20) Spanish + Salsa

20 x 60min 30 x 60min 30 x 60min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) 20 x 60min 20 x 60min

The school offers a wide choice of social and cultural activities. A visit to Quito will give you the opportunity to discover the Ecuadorian culture, through the sensuality and rhythm of the dances, the rich cuisine or the debates and conferences on the Latin-American world. You can also go to Otavalo on the Pan-American, which is famous for its market; ride horses in Baños, in the Valley of the Andes; or even take yourself to the middle of the world, with the equator only 22 km north of Quito! Not to mention the well-conserved remains of pre-Columbian civilisations, the national park of Cotopaxi or the thermal spas of Papallacta.

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 31 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 5 people

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Quality school in a fascinating country Warm and friendly welcome Mini-group courses

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/17.03/07.04/21.04/05.05/ 19.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/ 15.09/06.10/20.10/04.11/17.11/01.12/15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/03.03/04.03/18.04/01.05/10.10/03.11/25.12/ 26.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+10 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Private Tuition (20) 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Spanish + Salsa 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras Airport transfer

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San José - Santo Domingo | Costa Rica

Half way between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean and just a short bus ride away from dynamic capital city San Jose sits Santo Domingo. A charming town of 50,000, the contrast to Costa Rica’s full-on capital is striking. Surrounded by gorgeous, untouched countryside, Santo Domingo is famed for its friendly spirit, superb natural environment and buena onda (cool vibes). Use our partner language school in Santo Domingo de Heredia as a base from which to explore the astounding natural diversity of Costa Rica. National parks, beaches and ecological reserves are all within a day’s reach and offer you the chance to see one of the most diverse eco-systems on the planet at close hand. Butterflies the size of your hand, exotic birds and monkeys swirl in the towering trees and looping jungle vines of the Central Valley. Santo Domingo retains plenty of its colonial architecture, which makes this “new world” town feel very old world. Your Spanish will develop quickly here, as friendly locals are always interested in meeting and chatting with language students. During the day, Santo Domingo is laid back and peaceful; the ideal place to learn Spanish. Hit the town for a night out and you will meet students from all over the world, studying at the nearby University of Herida. Learn Spanish in Santo Domingo with ESL and combine adventure, study and an experience to last a lifetime.

Academia Colombus

Accommodation

Our partner school is located in a modern and well-equipped building, close to the city centre of Santo Domingo and just near the bus stop that links you to San Jose or Heredia in less than 10 minutes. The classrooms are spacious and bright. A very pleasant garden is available to you, so you can make the most of the sunshine during breaks and get to know the other international students at the school. Classes in small groups (max. 5 students) allow you to study Spanish in an intensive manner, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with experienced, motivated teachers available to help you. Teaching is as personalised as possible, and will take into account your interests and goals. It is up to you to choose which package suits you the best from the range of courses on offer.

Host family Our partner school personally selects families to welcome its students. Located no more than 15 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and will share the common areas with the family. You will be able to choose between half and full board and your clothes washing will be taken care of. This accommodation option will allow you to get to know the Costa Rican lifestyle with its warm and open inhabitants, and to practise Spanish daily in a friendly and motivating atmosphere. Casa Paraiso shared apartment (from 18 years) Located in a private street in a residential area, 25 minutes’ walk to the course centre, this apartment consists of 2 single bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious fully fitted kitchen (oven, refrigerator) and a living/dining room. There is a phone, internet access (Wi-Fi) and a washing machine on site. You can reach San José town centre in just 15 minutes’ walk. There is a supermarket close to the apartment.

Leisure Academia Columbus makes a point of developping a rich social life during the week and at the weekends, and a series of activities (dance, local cuisine, history, cinema evenings or theatrical workshops) that will allow you to practise Spanish outside of the classroom, and to get to know the Costa Rican culture better while having an unforgettable time with your teachers and friends.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+10 Course + culture

20 x 60min 30 x 60min 20+10 x 60min 20 x 60min

At a glance School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 32 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 5 people

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/07.04/21.04/ 05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/ 01.09/16.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/17.11/01.12/ 15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/11.04/17.04/18.04/01.05/25.07/15.08/15.09/ 25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20+10 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Course + culture 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Options / Extras Airport transfer

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Central location between San José and Heredia, in a magnificent country Numerous extracurricular activities, both social and cultural Maximum of 5 students per class Very good value for money

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Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic

As the Oldest City in the New World, the Dominican Republic’s capital city offers a hypnotic mix of merengue and bachata-infused good times against a backdrop of UNESCO-listed colonial splendour. People know how to enjoy themselves in a place founded by Bartholomew Columbus (Christopher’s brother) in 1496. Santo Domingo’s history as the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the Americas lives on in the beautiful old buildings that can be found in and around this modern city. Sites like America’s first cathedral, the Catedral Santa María La Menor, remind you of another era. The cobblestoned Colonial District, on the right bank of the Rio Ozama is just right on a hot, sticky Caribbean afternoon. Learn Spanish in Santo Domingo with our partner language school and you will have the opportunity to explore beyond the popular, tourist sites and discover the real thrust of local life. Sure, the old-world feel, lush surrounding countryside and stunning beaches give the town a holiday feel, but over 2,000,000 people call the Caribbean’s liveliest city home and this brings with it vibrancy. Duck into a Santo Domingo nightclub after a long, lazy seafood dinner and be prepared to witness some amazing dancing to the ubiquitous reggaeton. You’ll find yourself hooked on Santo Domingo life pretty quickly!

IIC (Instituto Intercultural del Caribe)

Accommodation

You will learn Spanish in Santo Domingo’s “Zona Universitaria”. The school has 5 classrooms where you can study in a studious and relaxed atmosphere. During breaks, terraces and a pleasant garden welcome you. Our partner school being located just opposite the biggest university in the Dominican Republic (UASD), you will be able to use the library and have numerous opportunities to mix within the Dominican student lifestyle.

Host family Staying with a family in Santo Domingo is without doubt the best way to learn Spanish and to immerse yourself in the Dominican culture. All of the host families are chosen with care, the objective being that you can practise your Spanish in total confidence every day. Living around 15-30 minutes away from the language school building, you will stay in a single room with half board provided. Shared apartment You also have the possibility of staying around 5 minutes’ walking distance away from the school, sharing with other students. The apartment has three bedrooms, two shared bathrooms and a balcony. A WiFi connection is also available in the apartment and you will be able to use the fully-equipped kitchen in order to prepare your meals or to try out new typical recipes with your new friends.

Leisure

Courses

Using your Spanish in a social or cultural context is a very good way to develop on the skills that you will acquire in class. This is why our partner school proposes activities and outings to students, some free or at reduced prices, both during the week and at weekends. These include: dance classes, tours of the city and its museums, nights at the movies, BBQs at the school or in Santo Domingo’s bars, and excursions to the beaches of BocaChica, Las Terrenas or the magnificent Jarabacaoa waterfalls.

Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+10

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) Private Tuition (20) 20 x 45min DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 30 x 45min Spanish + Dance 20 x 45min (Merengue, Bachata or Salsa)

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 29 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 7 people

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/21.01/27.02/18.04/01.05/24.09/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

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Standard course 1 470 2 905 3 1345 4 1785 6 2665 8 3545 12 4775 16 6359 24 w. 9527 Extra week (24+) 396 Intensive course 1 570 2 1105 3 1635 4 2165 6 3225 8 4285 12 5765 16 7673 24 w. 11489 Extra week (24+) 477 Combined course 20+10 1 660 2 1255 3 1850 4 2445 6 3635 8 4825 10 w. 5414 Extra week (10+) 536 Private Tuition (20) 1 620 2 1175 3 1735 4 w. 2295 Extra week (4+) 560 DELE course (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) 3+1 w. 1885 Spanish + Dance 1 545 2 1045 3 1555 4 2065 6 w. 3085 Extra week (6+) 510

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Options / Extras Dance course (per week) (8h/week.) Airport transfer (Santo Domingo)

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Serious school in a relaxed environment Mini-group classes (2 to 7 students per class) Spanish + dance Possibility to combine with Sosua FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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France, Switzerland, Canada & Belgium You may have heard that French is “the language of love”, but it is so much more besides. A global language; an international language of culture, diplomacy and business, it is also inexorably tied with fantastic cuisine, art and that fabled joie de vivre. The French-speaking world spans the globe, from Montreal in Canada to Montreux in Switzerland, via Africa, the Caribbean islands and much in between. So, where to start? Maybe Paris. France’s capital city is one of the world’s truly international cities, attracting people from all corners of the globe with its intoxicating blend of grandeur and style, individualism and a certain je ne sais quoi. But France is not defined by its gorgeous capital. From the natural elegance of Provence to the exquisite chateaux of Amboise, from the rugged beauty of the Atlantic coast to the glamorous Riviera playgrounds of the Côte d’Azur, from the green fields of Normandy to the gourmand’s paradise of Lyon, the country amazes at every turn. Canada looks like another world in which the vast, open spaces of the Americas take a mountainous, northern appearance, where bears and wolves are still kings. Canadian cities, meanwhile, are hubs of culture and sophistication, where something of old-world French style is projected on the new world. Montreal is the world’s second largest French-speaking city after Paris and moves to a distinctly Latin rhythm. And then there’s Switzerland. West of the Röstigraben (where the German-speaking bit ends), where the train conductors stop asking for Fahrscheinen and instead want your billet, a couple of the most gorgeous places in the French-speaking world sit on the banks of Lake Geneva. Montreux and Lausanne are sublime. With the Alps towering behind and the startling blue lake in front, you may well reflect that French is a language of beauty… a language of love and a language to love.

Charlotte Odom Tourism student, 3 weeks in Montreux “The time I spent learning French in Montreux with ESL has exceeded my expectations. I have learnt a lot and made some great friends who I won’t forget! I enjoyed it so much that I want to be able to come back to Montreux for a further three months of French courses with ESL to really improve my language skills.”

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Antibes | France

The Mediterranean glistens beyond the sandy expanse of the Plage du Ponteil, the aroma of fresh seafood fills the air and, on cue, your waiter arrives with a delicious glass of chilled white wine. Ahhhh... the French Riviera. Take a French course in Antibes with ESL; learn a beautiful language in a truly glamorous place. The streets of Antibes abound with cultural depths that you might not have expected in such a glitzy location. Framed by glorious historical architecture, this was where Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald came to let their hair down. The spirit of relaxation and enjoyment remains to this day. Jazz à Juan, each July, is Europe’s oldest jazz festival and attracts visitors from all over the world. In a town where a quarter of the population are under 25 and the beach is never more than a few minutes away! Antibes is one of the world’s top diving destinations, but you are really spoilt for choice in your free time, with rock climbing, water skiing, cycling and a smattering of excellent museums all available within easy reach of our partner school. You’ll amaze your friends when you get back with your range of vocabulary!

Centre International d’Antibes

Accommodation

Occupying a very nice Provençal building, nicknamed “Le Château”, our partner school Centre International d’Antibes proposes an ideal setting for learning French. The 13 classrooms are equipped with a TV, CD player, video players, video cameras and audio and video players. An Internet area containing around six computers, a media library and a library are available to students. Internet access will cost you 5 per week. A self-service restaurant and vending machines for snacks and drinks offer you something to satisfy all hungers. The school is located 800 metres from the town centre, its shops, and 15 minutes’ walk from the beaches. The “Port” school, a building used when “Le Château” has reached its maximum capacity, mainly during the Easter, summer and autumn holidays, is located in the pedestrian area.

Host family The host families, carefully selected by our partner school, Centre International d’Antibes, will allow you to share in their daily life in a family atmosphere. Located around 30 minutes by public transport from the course centre, they propose accommodation in single or double room to you. Breakfast is included and for a supplement, half board and lunch at weekends will be proposed to you. A washing machine is made available to you (a contribution of 2 per wash may be asked for). Residence “Castel Arabel” Close to the train station of Juan-les-Pins, the student residence “ Castel Arabel” proposed by our partner school Centre International d’Antibes, represents an ideal alternative to accommodation in a host family for all those who wish to live in an independent way. Situated only 15 minutes’ walk away from the course centre, it offers you the opportunity to stay in superior standard studios or in single or double rooms. All of the studios are equipped with air-conditioning, a kitchenette, a bathroom as well as a terrace or a balcony. The bedrooms have a shower, individual toilets and a fan. The kitchen and the TV room are to be shared with the other students. Please note that students who stay for less than 8 weeks in the residence are not entitled to use the kitchen. This is the ideal opportunity to get to know each other and share your experiences! The “Hotel Club” is located within immediate proximity of the shops and splendid beaches. You will be able to sip a drink or have something to eat at the bar, enjoy the sun on the terrace or go for a swim in the swimming pool of the residence. Residence “Aragon” The residence has been entirely refurbished and is ideally located in a peaceful area between Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, just steps from the beach and urban amenities. Students from the four corners of the world stay here in modern and air-conditioned studios equipped with one or two beds, a kitchenette, a bathroom and a safe. In your room, you can watch TV or surf the Internet thanks to the Wi-Fi Internet facilities available at an extra charge (EUR 5/sem.) Bedlinen is provided and changed every week, but the students are responsible for cleaning their rooms. Coin-operated laundry facilities as well as vending machines for snacks and drinks are available for use at the residence. The charming garden that surrounds the residence is a great place for you to chill after classes. The course centre is located approximately 15 minutes away on foot. Hotel Our partner school, Centre International d’Antibes, offers you the possibility to stay in a four-star hotel. Please contact us for more information.

Courses Standard course Standard course (8+ weeks) Intensive course Intensive course (8+ weeks) DELF course (, , )

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

20 x 45min 20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min

Leisure In partnership with the Antibes tourist office, our partner school concocts a rich and varied activities programme each week which will allow you to gain maximum benefit from your language study stay in France. A visit to the Grasse Perfumery Museum, a walk in Nice or even the discovery of Saint-Paul de Vence, a small artists village, will allow you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the south of France. You will also have the opportunity to taste the wines and cheeses of the region during a tasting outing, or even discover the aquatic fauna at Marineland in Antibes. The programme of cultural outings and evening activities varies according to the events of the region.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/10.03/24.03/07.04/22.04/05.05/ 19.05/26.05/10.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/25.08/ 08.09/22.09/20.10/17.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/ 11.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if homestay) (and drop-off) A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A

B

Standard course 2 1128 3 1667 4 2206 6 3026 8 w. 3674 Standard course (8+ weeks) 8 3674 12 5486 16 7298 24 w. 10922 Extra week (24+) 453 Intensive course 2 1380 3 2045 4 2710 6 3632 8 w. 4282 Intensive course (8+ weeks) 8 4282 12 6398 16 8514 24 w. 12746 Extra week (24+) 529 DELF course (, , ) 4 w. 2166 6 w. 3224 8 w. 4282 10 w. 5340 12 w. 6398 16 w. 8514

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) High season supplement (Residence) - consult our online quote calculator Airport transfer (Nice)

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A seaside town with a rich cultural programme School specialised in the teaching of French as a foreign language for more than 20 years Accommodations close to the course centre FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Biarritz | France

Victor Hugo knew of “no place more charming and beautiful” than Biarritz; a city with a well-deserved reputation for the good life. Great food and wine are par for the course around here, as you would expect of somewhere that grew to cater for the international jet set before they were even called that. But there is so much more to Biarritz than glitz ‘n’ glam. In the lounges of Belle Époque buildings, champagne corks pop late into the night as the well heeled relax in style. Yet, just a couple of hours later, a completely different, bare-footed tribe are up at the crack of dawn. Away from the smart bars and world-famous casinos, this is one of the world’s top surfing and windsurfing spots, where the waves attract surfers from all continents. Nowhere balances the high life with youth culture, long cars with long boards, quite so elegantly. The Basque coastline surrounding Biarritz is beautiful, with glorious sandy beaches tucked away between striking rocky stretches. And beyond the town, you are just a short hop over the Spanish border from culinary capital San Sebastian, while Bordeaux, Bilbao and Santander are within 2 hours by train. The impressive, pine-draped slopes of the Pyrenees start nearby and provide a wonderful natural contrast to the town. It’s little wonder Europe’s royalty fell in love with the place all those years ago.

BLS

Accommodation

Our partner school is located in the very heart of Biarritz and at a 5 minutes’ walk from the “Les Halles” neighbourhood and its colourful markets, restaurants and cafés. Within only 10 minutes’ walking distance, you will find the beautiful beaches of the Basque Coast – the most popular place for surfers! The school has its premises in a typical Basque-style building and includes seven classrooms, a spacious terrace and a computer lab. You will feel immediately at ease in this friendly school! Free Internet access is available via Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Host family The families are carefully selected by the school and generally live around 25 minutes by public transport away from the language school building. They welcome students in single rooms with half board during the week and full board at weekends provided. This accommodation option is ideal for getting a taste of French hospitality, for immersing yourself in the culture and for practising the language in an authentic environment. Please note: students under 19 years are automatically placed in double rooms. Residence Several possibilites, contact us for further information.

Leisure Ideally situated between the ocean and the mountains, in one of the most attractive regions of France, Biarritz is a dream destination for sports lovers, with the possibility of skiing in the Pyrenees in winter, surfing on the Atlantic waves in summer, walks in the magnificent preserved nature of the region...On the cultural side of things, numerous festivals are organised throughout the year. The typical Basque villages and the paths of Santiago de Compostela are only asking for you to discover their thousand marvels. The closeness to the Spanish border (25 km) will allow you to easily go on excursions in the country of bullfighters. Finally, the school also proposes a wide choice of social activities, sports and local excursions during which you will have the opportunity to get to know the other international students better.

Courses Standard course Intensive course French + surfing French + golf

20 x 45min 26 x 45min 20 x 45min 20 x 45min

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/02.06/30.06/04.08/ 01.09/29.09/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/ 01.11/11.11.2014 School holidays: 28.09.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if homestay) (on arrival) Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 20 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 20 w. Extra week (20+) French + surfing 2 w. Extra week (2+) French + golf 2 w. Extra week (2+) Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (French + surfing / 01.07 - 31.08.2014) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (French + golf / 01.07 - 31.08.2014)

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Magnificent region, on the Spanish border French courses + sport Very good leisure activites programme

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Bordeaux | France

In the heart of a region famed for producing some of the world’s finest red wines, you would be forgiven for thinking that La Belle Bordeaux may be a little purple-lipped and sleepy. While you can just do the “gourmand thing” and eat exceptional food, drink world-famous wines then snooze ‘til noon, you’d be missing out on a youthful and lively city! Take a French course in Bordeaux and enjoy a city that knows how to live well. Bordeaux has a vibrant cultural life spurred on by the large student population. This means jumping nightclubs and impassioned conversation at the many cafes spilling onto the streets. Bordelais – residents of Bordeaux – are known for their warm and friendly nature, so you’ll have plenty of chances to practise your French language skills outside class time, perhaps over a coffee in one of the bustling cafes and bars around Place de la Victoire. In one France’s largest cities, with over a million inhabitants, there is plenty to see and do in Bordeaux. Take a stroll along the Rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest shopping street in Europe, and feel your wallet get progressively lighter as you head past boutique after boutique, some catering for the stylish grandes dames, but many more for students on a budget. Our partner language school in Bordeaux offers the perfect base from which to explore this charming city.

BLS

Accommodation

Our BLS language school in Bordeaux is situated at the heart of the Gironde capital, in one of the most animated and chic areas of the city. The language school occupies an historic 19th century building. It is the ideal place to learn French under optimal conditions. This language school has 10 bright, air-conditioned classrooms, a study room with computers connected to the Internet, a WiFi network and, for when you wish to relax after your French lessons, there is a lounge which opens out on to an interior garden. Teaching takes place in small groups of 10 to 12 people. The school enjoys a relaxed, international atmosphere.

Host family The families are carefully selected by the school and generally live around 25 minutes by bus away from the language school building. They welcome students in single rooms with half board during the week and full board at weekends provided. This accommodation option is ideal for getting a taste of French hospitality, for immersing yourself in the culture and for practising the language in an authentic environment. Residence Various possibilities, contact us for further information.

Leisure Bordeaux, city of culture, students, gastronomy and wines, will not allow you to get bored. Its numerous museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and discos provide you with ample opportunities to go out and enjoy yourself with your friends. If you feel like getting away for a bit, the countless beaches running alongside the Atlantic Ocean, the pine forests and the numerous typical villages of the region await you with open arms. For wine lovers, a visit to Saint-Emilion is a must in order to taste high quality vintages.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20 + 4 French and wine in Bordeaux

20 x 45min 26 x 45min 24 x 45min 20 x 45min

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/02.06/30.06/04.08/ 01.09/29.09/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/ 11.11/25.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if homestay) (on arrival) Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 20 + 4 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) French and wine in Bordeaux 1 w.

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Magnificent region, between fine sand beaches and pine forests School located at the heart of the city Culture courses, gastronomy and wine tasting

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La Rochelle | France

Ask a French friend about La Rochelle and they may tell you about the city’s fascinating history of rulers, rebels and renegades. Perhaps they’ll tell you about the exquisite food and drink, where great wine and fresh ingredients are combined with panache. But eventually, conversation will turn to the sea. La Rochelle is France’s most famous port and a traditional setting off point for journeys to the new world. The vast Atlantic Ocean swells and stirs, but La Ville Blanche (or “rebel city”, depending on who you ask) lies protected behind centuries-old city walls. Where better for a personal journey with the French language? Radiating out from the sheltered harbour with its iconic towers, La Rochelle is overflowing with monuments to a unique past. This is a city with a long history that has seen everyone from Napoleon to the Knights Templar set up shop, with varying degrees of success. The shops and assorted 18th Century houses along Rue du Palais reflect the styles of the various eras, while the maze of pedestrianized streets around Hôtel de Ville are gorgeous. The restaurants around Rue du Port serve succulent seafood, prepared with French skill. Beyond the city walls, this region of France has plenty in store for visitors. A trip to Cognac, home of the famous Courvoisier, Hennessy and Martell cellars, is essential for lovers of brandy. Go sailing, take a boat trip to Fort Boyard or further to the serene Isle of Aix. La Rochelle is a place to savour.

Eurocentres

Accommodation

Our partner school is ideally located close to the sea and the beach. The 18 classrooms are welcoming, bright and spacious, and the conference room, common areas and multimedia facilities ensure a modern and stimulating environment, in-keeping with the visionary architecture of the building, for studying the French language. After class, you will be able to relax on the terrace or chat with your new friends over a coffee or a game of table tennis.

Host family The host families are located in the surrounding areas of the school and accommodation is offered in single rooms with half board provided. Living with a family in the region gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class and to practise French on a daily basis.

Leisure La Rochelle has numerous attractions. In addition to the numerous bars and restaurants, you will also find 23 cinemas and a large cultural centre. The town owes its reputation largely to its seaside activities, but it is also possible to enjoy other sports such as golf, horse riding and cycling. The school organises many sports activities, cultural visits and excursions (Futuroscope, Île de Ré, etc.).

Courses Standard course Standard course 24+ Intensive course Intensive course 24+

20 x 50min 20 x 50min 25 x 50min 25 x 50min

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/31.03/30.06/04.08/22.09.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/ 11.11.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Standard course 24+ 24 36 48 w. Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Intensive course 24+ 24 36 48 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) (20.12.14 - 03.01.15) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (23.06-22.08.2014) Airport transfer (Taxi from Paris CDG airport to Montparnasse train station)

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 22 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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Lyon | France

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If you are looking for a city with superb cuisine, a young, lively atmosphere and great weather, Lyon is for you. Straddling the banks of the rivers Rhône and the Saône, France’s second largest city is home to over 100,000 students, who make up almost a quarter of the local population. Take a French course in Lyon with ESL and discover a delightful city that has somehow stayed off the tourist radar… and is all the better for it. Often called France’s culinary capital, each meal is a delight in Lyon. Pop in to one of the city’s typical bouchons, sample local dishes and enjoy the exceptional local wines (Beaujolais is a local favourite). Evenings in Lyon are long and laidback, often culminating in the streets around Metro stop Hôtel de ville, which is home to a smorgasbord of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. One essential stop is the Hot Club de Lyon which has been serving up live jazz five times a week since 1948. Around 8th December each year, Lyon celebrates the Fête des lumières (Festival of Lights), which is a spectacular and uniquely Lyonnaise tradition. Every house burns candles in their windows, while whole streets are extravagantly illuminated. An unmissable event in an unmissable city. If you want to explore beyond the city, Paris, Geneva, the Mediterranean and the Alps are all within easy reach, thanks to France’s excellent public transport. At our language school in Lyon, you will learn French in a warm and welcoming environment, with the emphasis on knowledge that can be transferred to everyday life. The Lyonnaise are welcoming people, especially when you make an effort to speak French, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in!

ESL – Lyon

Accommodation

It’s in the centre of Lyon, on the peninsula, at the heart of the city’s cultural and festive life, that you will learn French. Our partner school has its premises in a beautiful 19th century building. The school has 7 spacious and birght classrooms, a cafeteria, and a WiFi connection to enable you to access your emails and surf the Internet for free. The multimedia centre is available for you to study independently. Just a stone’s throw away from the Place Bellecour, right after your classes, you will be able to enjoy the youthful and festive atmosphere of the numerous cafés and restaurants of the district, favourite meeting places for Lyon’s student population.

Host family Being immersed in the culture of a country is without doubt one of the best ways to learn the language. Living with a host family means getting to know the way of life of the people of Lyon from the inside, their customs, culinary habits and having an enriching experience. It’s also the chance to practise French daily in an authentic context. The families are carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 10-40 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a double or single room with breakfast only or half board provided. Shared apartment “Le Loft” (from 18 years) Our partner school also proposes the option of shared accommodation, in a loftstyle apartment. The loft, which is 5 minutes away from the main train station Part-Dieu, with a surface area of 200m2 on the top floor of a small apartment block, has 4 double rooms and 3 bathrooms and an open, equipped kitchen, with a balcony overhanging it, which opens out into a large living room. In addition, the loft is equipped with a WiFi network and a washing machine. It will take you around 20 minutes by foot or 10 minutes by public transport to reach the school and the centre of Old Lyon.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Super intensive course

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 mini-group) Combined course 20+5 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) DELF course (B1, B2) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 DELF) DALF course (C1) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 DALF) TCF course (A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 TCF)

It’s impossible to get bored in Lyon! With shops, cinemas, exhibitions, concerts, sports centres, bars, restaurants, nightclubs… so many possibilities for going out with friends, strolling around the city or partying. This rich variety means that there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Those who love old buildings will be delighted by the 2000 year-old history of Lugdunum, the Roman name for Lyon, and food lovers will be spoilt for choice. The hinterland and the countryside surrounding Lyon are worth visiting. Enjoy the walks, take a bike ride or taste the latest wines from the Beaujolais region. Its closeness to the Mediterranean, Paris and Geneva makes Lyon an ideal destination for studying French, and you will no doubt be seduced by its beauty, rich culture and festive atmosphere.

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 27 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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A beautiful university and student city in a magnificent region Centrally located between Paris, Geneva and the Côte d’Azur School ideally situated on the Lyon peninsula, in the city centre Friendly and professional atmosphere

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Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 03.03/05.05/30.06/04.08/08.09/03.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/09.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/ 15.08/11.11.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A B Standard course 1 535 485 2 925 825 3 1350 1200 4 1735 1535 6 2565 2265 8 3235 2835 12 4695 4095 24 w. 9195 7995 Extra week (24+) 380 330 Intensive course 1 595 545 2 1035 935 3 1515 1365 4 1935 1735 6 2865 2565 8 3595 3195 12 5175 4575 24 w. 10155 8955 Extra week (24+) 420 370 Super intensive course 1 655 605 2 1155 1055 3 1695 1545 4 2175 1975 6 3225 2925 8 4035 3635 12 5775 5175 24 w. 11355 10155 Extra week (24+) 470 420 Combined course 20+5 1 940 890 2 1715 1615 3 2535 2385 4 3315 3115 6 4935 4635 8 6395 5995 12 9435 8835 24 w. 18675 17475 Extra week (24+) 775 725 Combined course 20+10 1 1325 1275 2 2505 2405 3 3720 3570 4 4895 4695 6 7305 7005 8 9555 9155 12 14175 13575 24 w. 28155 26955 Extra week (24+) 1170 1120 DELF course (B1, B2) / DALF course (C1) / TCF course (A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2) 4 w. 2200 2000 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) (27.10.13-01.02.14 + 26.10.14-31.01.15) 77 One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 Airport transfer (Lyon - Saint-Exupéry) 100 FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Montpellier | France

In a city where the sun is (almost) always shining, a quarter of the residents are students and the beach is just an hour away, you’d be forgiven for wondering how anyone gets anything done. Home to around a quarter of a million people, Montpellier is a vivacious city with a palpable joie de vivre. The locals are notoriously good-natured and known for seizing life by the horns. Montpellier is a great place to explore on foot and is well known in France for being pedestrian-friendly. The city is served by a top public transport system, ferrying workers to and from offices and tourists between museums and galleries. The excellent Musée Fabre illustrates perfectly how learning and study matter to the people of Montpellier. The city is home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe and prides itself on constant innovation. Nestled in with the typical Languedoc architecture, you will find striking modern designs. Stroll down the Place de la Comédie and bask in the warm air. If it all gets too much for you, head down to the nearby coastline and combine your French studies with some serious beach time! Add an Olympic swimming pool, superb opera house and great cuisine into the mix and you’ve got a seriously tempting place to learn French.

Institut Européen de Français Odyssea

Accommodation

The Institut Européen de Français Odyssea is situated at the heart of the historic centre of Montpellier, in private 17th century hotels which have been completely renovated. The school has 13 spacious and bright classrooms offering all of the comfort necessary for learning the language well. In addition, the students can use the multimedia resource centre and have free and unlimited access to the Internet as well as the WiFi network. During breaks or after classes, you will be able to get a small snack from the vending machines made available by the school.

Host family The best way to immerse yourself fully in the French language and culture is to live with a host family. In this way, you will discover the ways and customs of the French from the inside and will be able to practise with them what you have learned in class. Living around 10 to 20 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a single room with half board provided. Shared apartment Located around 10 to 20 minutes away from the school, the apartments generally accommodate two to three students each. Each student has a single room and shares the kitchen, bathroom and the living room with the others. This is an inexpensive option which will also allow you to meet other international students.

Leisure Our partner school offers numerous cultural activities which will allow you to meet other foreign students whilst practising your French in a fun atmosphere. You can delight your taste buds by tasting the region’s food and wines. You can also broaden your mind with the wonders of the area’s heritage, the museums and the scenery that surrounds Montpellier. Why not also discover the French culture through its films, theatre or even opera?

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course (Recommended for the preparation of the DELF exams)

20 x 45min 26 x 45min

26 x 45min (20 general + 6 one-to-one)

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/03.03/28.04/07.07/04.08/01.09/20.10.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/14.07/15.08/11.11.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Train station transfer on arrival (if accommodation with host family) Airport pick-up (if homestay) A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A B Standard course 1 488 458 2 924 859 3 1360 1260 4 1796 1661 6 2614 2409 8 3432 3157 12 5038 4623 16 6554 5999 24 w. 9586 8751 Extra week (24+) 189 154 Intensive course 1 578 548 2 1104 1039 3 1630 1530 4 2156 2021 6 3144 2939 8 4132 3857 12 6083 5668 16 7959 7404 24 w. 11711 10876 Extra week (24+) 189 154 Combined course (Recommended for the preparation of the DELF exams) 1 728 698 2 1404 1339 3 2080 1980 4 2756 2621 6 4014 3809 8 5272 4997 12 7748 7333 16 10104 9549 24 w. 14816 13981 Extra week (24+) 189 154 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson)

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Ideal location in the south of France, between sea and mountains Very good nationality mix Wide range of courses

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Nice | France

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Nice is just lovely! Nestling between the rolling hills of Southern France and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, this glittering seaside retreat that has drawn everyone from battle-weary centurions to glamorous celebrities over the last two thousand years. But Nice’s history goes back further than you may think. Exploring the ruins of Roman city of Cemenelum, you begin to get a feel for a place that has been home to humans for around 400,000 years. And it’s easy to see the attraction, with clean Mediterranean air, soft, warm light and fertile countryside all around. No wonder artists such as Chagall and Matisse came here to relax and paint. This is a perennially pleasant city which achieves that all-important balance between Côte d’Azur glamour, high culture and a relaxed pace of life. Strolling down the Promenade des Anglais, with its fairy-lit palm trees and sandy beach, you could only be on the French Riviera. And, as you would expect in a popular student city, the bars and nightclubs keep going until the pale morning sunlight creeps over the bay. You will find some of France’s best food in the city’s restaurants, which are like a magnet for Michelin stars. Cheaper food is also of a high standard; the locals wouldn’t accept anything less. If you need a break from the glitz, the city has some top galleries to enjoy, with particularly strong collections from the last 200 years. The Musée Terra Amata offers a fascinating insight into life in Palaeolithic times, if fossils and ruins are up your street. Take a French course in Nice, where our partner language school offers the perfect bridge into French culture. You will learn French at the pace that is right for you and can then transfer your knowledge to the streets – and beaches – of this unique city.

Azurlingua

Accommodation

Our partner school is one of the most experienced schools in France in the teaching of French as a foreign language. The fact that it is located in Nice only adds to its attractiveness, as the city and its surroundings have exerted a real fascination on international students for years. Azurlingua is installed in two “Belle Epoque” buildings in the very centre of Nice, around fifteen minutes’ walk from the sea, Vieux Nice and the Promenade des Anglais. The superb central garden is very appreciated by students who take advantage of the Mediterranean atmosphere of the place in order to relax there or to exchange their learning experiences. 11 modern and spacious classrooms in the school building and an outdoor classroom are used for teaching. A computer room allows students to work quietly on their computer and all of the building as well as the garden are connected to the Internet via WiFi. The highperformance audiovisual equipment allows for the application of modern teaching methods. In addition, a cyber space with free access and machines for hot and cold drinks are available to students. Learning French in Nice, it’s really chic!

Host family All of the host families chosen by our partner school live less than around thirty minutes’ walk from the course centre. A very warm Mediterranean welcome and total immersion in the French language make this accommodation option the most practical solution to apply language knowledge acquired in class in the relaxed atmosphere of your host family’s home. Staying in a single room (double on request), you will benefit from half board or breakfast only. Bedlinen is provided, but you will have to bring your own towels for the beach. Residence Campus Central (from 18 years) The residence is housed on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the school building and the entrance of the residence is situated on the other side of the building. You will choose between a single room and a double room (which you will occupy with another student), each with a private bathroom and WC, and you will have, on each floor, a fully equipped kitchen, TV and telephone at your disposal. Preparing nice meals with your flatmates will be a welcome opportunity to exchange your recipes with the other international students. Bedlinen is provided, bath towels must be brought individually. The common rooms are cleaned every day. Throughout the residence, Internet access is free via WiFi. Residence Montebello (in July and August only, from 18 years) This residence is situated in a nice private park less than a quarter of an hour from the school by public transport. Single or double rooms with a bathroom are available, bedlinen is provided every week and the common parts are cleaned daily. A tram stop right in front of the residence facilitates access by public transport to the four corners of the city. The residence does not have a kitchen nor catering possibilities on-site. Nevertheless, the students will find numerous restaurants nearby proposing attractive prices on presentation of the student card of the school.

Leisure

Courses Standard course 20 x 45min Intensive course 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 mini-group) Combined course 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) Business course * 30 x 45min DELF course (B1/B2) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 DELF)

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Every week, our partner school proposes a programme of visits and excursions which it organises in Nice or in the surrounding areas. In order to discover the Côte d’Azur, reputed and charming places such as Cannes, Monaco, Beaulieu, Grasse, Antibes Menton, Saint-Tropez and Saint-Paul-de-Vence are on the list. Nice and its old town, its port and its picturesque districts are also worth particular attention. Museums and galleries, monuments and gardens bear witness to the artistic sensitivity of the inhabitants of this city which has welcomed numerous artists throughout the centuries. With its flower market and its Palais Lascaris, its cuisine of Mediterranean flavours and its flowery accent - Nice will enchant you with its exquisite character. Sports activities are also proposed by the school. Diving, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing are easy to practise, are a welcome supplement to the courses and an excellent opportunity to practise French with the other participants. And, in the evening, it’s time for restaurant outings and discovery of the very animated nightlife of the Côte d’Azur!

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Mediterranean quality of life, easy access Large cultural offer Magnificent campus with garden in the very centre of Nice Interesting offer: student card giving a right to some reductions (shops, cinemas, etc.)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Advanced: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/07.07/04.08/ 01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/07.07/04.08/ 01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/01.11/ 11.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) A B Standard course 1 565 565 2 1070 1070 3 1491 1491 4 1968 1968 6 2922 2922 8 3876 3876 12 4656 5280 16 5948 6140 24 w. 7812 8100 Extra week (24+) 323 335 Intensive course 1 645 645 2 1230 1230 3 1695 1695 4 2240 2240 6 3330 3330 8 4420 4420 12 5496 6120 16 6828 7020 24 w. 9492 9780 Extra week (24+) 393 405 Combined course 1 1030 1030 2 2000 2000 3 2970 2970 4 3940 3940 6 5880 5880 8 7820 7820 12 w. 11076 11700 Extra week (12+) 918 930 Business course * 1 800 800 2 w. 1540 1540 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 Lunch with the teacher 200 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Campus Central, single room / 20.04 - 27.09.2014) 100 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Campus Central, double room / 20.04 - 27.09.2014) 80 Airport transfer (Sat-Sun, 08:00-22:00) 35 - compulsory if arrival on saturday & if accommodation in residence booked Airport transfer (29.04.12 - 29.09.12 / Sat-Sun, 08:00-22:00) 50 - compulsory if arrival on saturday & if accommodation in residence booked FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Paris | France

Every glimpse that you take in Paris confirms that you are in an iconic city. Even if you have never been here before, you will know immediately where you are: look at those stunning 19th century terraces, see the Eiffel Tower poking up into the sky and get a whiff of strong coffee and cigarettes as you walk past a chic open-air cafe. Paris is a city of famous landmarks, outstanding cuisine and a unique outlook. Paris bubbles with creativity and style, youth and exuberance. Learn French in Paris with ESL and discover one of the great student cities, where something new and spectacular awaits you at every turn. As one of the great international cities, Paris has always attracted great artists, thinkers and personalities. For everyone from Chopin to Jean-Luc Godard, Coco Chanel to Jim Morrison, the elegance of the French capital has proved an irresistible lure. There is just so much to love about the Paris, whether you care more about the fabulous shopping, world-class museums, distinctive cafe culture, impressive architecture or unique network of small cinemas that both support and inspire the phenomenally-creative local movie scene. When the sun is shining, head to Le Bois de Boulogne and soak up the rays alongside hip students and workers on their lunch breaks. Or visit the Rodin Museum and enjoy the great artist’s sculptures in the open air. A trip to the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay or Musee du Vin should be on every agenda, as should a stroll along the Canal Saint Martin. Whatever the weather, after dark, Paris’ innovative nightclubs come alive in an explosion of fashion, music and art. Sounds tempting? Take a French course in Paris with ESL and really get under the skin of this breathtaking city.

Eurocentres

Accommodation

Our partner school in Paris is situated on a pedestrian street, at the heart of the “Quartier Latin”, close to the Pont Neuf and the Ile de la Cité. Thanks to its central location and the assured metro and RER connections, it is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. During the renovation of the language school building, testimonies of Parisian history have been integrated into the modern part of the building. For example, in the conference room, you can still see a part of the surrounding walls of the 13th century, whilst in the multimedia resource centre, you will be able to freely surf the Internet or admire the beams from the 17th century. Finally, the 13 classrooms are very comfortable and the very good facilities and common rooms will allow you to learn French is a comfortable and stimulating environment.

Host family Staying with a host family will allow you to get to know the Parisian way of life from the inside, their customs and cuisine, and to have a very enriching experience. It’s also an opportunity to practise French every day in an authentic context. The families are chosen with care and know the school well. Living around one hour away from the school, you will stay in a single room with half board provided. Residence/ Hotel Availability and prices on request. Contact us for further information.

Leisure Paris is full of cultural sites and monuments that are famous throughout the world. The school’s rich and varied activities programme will give you the chance to discover them with the other students. Among the proposed activities are, for example, Paris on roller skates, tours of the city-centre and of the museums. The school also suggests excursions outside of the city to places such as Disneyland Paris, Reims, Chartres or the castles of the Loire Valley. Of course, Paris also offers an unlimited choice of shows, concerts, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs which stay open until dawn…

(EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/07.07/04.08/ 01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/09.06/14.07/15.08/ 11.11.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Standard course 24+ 24 36 48 w. Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Intensive course 24+ 24 36 48 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) End-of-year holidays in host family (per week) (22.12.14 - 02.01.15) Airport transfer (Charles de Gaulle, Orly) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (23.06 - 22.08.14)

Courses Standard course Standard course 24+ Intensive course

Dates and prices in EUR

20 x 50min 20 x 50min 25 x 50min (or 20 general + 5 options)

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Options according to level: communication, Business French, preparation for DELF exams Intensive course 24+

25 x 50min (or 20 general + 5 options)

Options according to level: communication, Business French, preparation for DELF exams

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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Among the most beautiful cities in the world School located in the heart of the city, in one of the nicest districts Experienced teachers and very modern equipment Good mixture of nationalities

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Paris | France

Every glimpse that you take in Paris confirms that you are in an iconic city. Even if you have never been here before, you will know immediately where you are: look at those stunning 19th century terraces, see the Eiffel Tower poking up into the sky and get a whiff of strong coffee and cigarettes as you walk past a chic open-air cafe. Paris is a city of famous landmarks, outstanding cuisine and a unique outlook. Paris bubbles with creativity and style, youth and exuberance. Learn French in Paris with ESL and discover one of the great student cities, where something new and spectacular awaits you at every turn. As one of the great international cities, Paris has always attracted great artists, thinkers and personalities. For everyone from Chopin to Jean-Luc Godard, Coco Chanel to Jim Morrison, the elegance of the French capital has proved an irresistible lure. There is just so much to love about the Paris, whether you care more about the fabulous shopping, world-class museums, distinctive cafe culture, impressive architecture or unique network of small cinemas that both support and inspire the phenomenally-creative local movie scene. When the sun is shining, head to Le Bois de Boulogne and soak up the rays alongside hip students and workers on their lunch breaks. Or visit the Rodin Museum and enjoy the great artist’s sculptures in the open air. A trip to the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay or Musee du Vin should be on every agenda, as should a stroll along the Canal Saint Martin. Whatever the weather, after dark, Paris’ innovative nightclubs come alive in an explosion of fashion, music and art. Sounds tempting? Take a French course in Paris with ESL and really get under the skin of this breathtaking city.

Accord

Accommodation

In the heart of Paris, between the Opéra, the Louvre and NotreDame, our French language partner school is ideally located for those who wish to study French whilst enjoying all of the charms of the capital. Located on the second floor of a typically Parisian Haussmanian-style building, the 20 classrooms are spacious and equipped with audiovisual material. During breaks, you will be able to go to meet and have a chat with other students in the cafeteria. There, you will also find a large selection of French newspapers and magazines, as well as the school’s cultural programme. Computers are available for surfing the Internet and checking your e-mails. During the high season and depending on the number of participants, the school offers extra classrooms close to the main course centre.

Host family The school selects a network of quality host families to allow students to gain the maximum benefit from their stay. Having the chance to share meals with the family means that you can practise your French and adapt to daily life in France with greater ease and pleasure. You will have your own room and all the families live close to the city centre, at a maximum of 30 minutes by train from the school. Please note that it is compulsory for students of 16 years to stay with a host family. Apartment/studio Our partner school Accord in Paris proposes to you to stay in the heart of the city in one of the apartments of the hotel residence Appart’City. You will be able to live in one of the 84 studios. They are equipped with a microwave, hotplates, a refrigerator, an electric coffee maker and pots and pans. Each studio is also equipped with a stowaway bed, a table, a desk with chairs, a TV, a telephone, a shower, a kit of sheets and towels, and a toilet. The residence includes a lift as well as access for people with reduced mobility. A fax/photocopying machine is located at the reception. Internet access as well as breakfast are at an extra charge. Adagio residence (Porte de Versailles) Ideal for those who wish to enjoy total independence while having the opportunity to meet students from the whole world, the residence offered by our partner school provides modern facilities and flexibility. You can indeed choose from a studio (1 to 2 people) and a single room in a 4-bedroom apartment. In any case, you will have the use of a kitchen, a bathroom with toilets, a television and a telephone. Cleaning is done once a week, sheets and towels are provided. By subway, it will take you some 20 minutes to go to the course centre. Le 300 (La Bastille) If you choose this residence, you will be staying close to the Place de la Bastille and steps from the Canal Saint-Martin. Many boutiques and artisan shops give life to this busy area in the heart of the capital. Each studio apartment is equipped with a comfortable bed, a kitchen area with a refrigerator, hotplates and crockery, and with a bathroom with toilets. You will also have the use of cable TV and a telephone. Bedlinen and bath towels are provided. It is the ideal option if you want to enjoy full autonomy during your language study stay in Paris.

Courses Standard course Intensive course

26 x 45min 26+12 * x 45min *specialized workshops DALF course 26+4 * x 45min TCF course 26+4 * x 45min TEF course 26+4 * x 45min Culture and civilisation or Business French 26+4 * x 45min * Culture and civilisation or Business French DELF course (B1/B2) 26+4 * x 45min

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

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Leisure To allow you to discover the fascinating French capital, our partner school offers you a varied programme of activities, tours and excursions. Guided tours of the historic districts and monuments (the Marais, Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame, the Quartier Latin, the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse), river boat excursions on the Seine, guided tours of the famous museums of Paris (the Louvre, Orsay, the Museum of Modern Art, the Picasso museum and the Grand Palais), trips to the chateau of Versailles, to Chantilly and to Fontainebleau. For going out at night, Paris offers an unlimited choice of shows, concerts, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs which stay open until dawn…

Key points • • • •

School located in the city-centre, easily reached from all four corners of the capital Qualified and experienced teachers Modern and dynamic teaching methods, drawing on contemporary culture Good mix of nationalities

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/30.06/07.07/15.07/21.07/ 28.07/04.08/11.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/06.10/ 20.10/03.11/17.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/08.05/29.05/14.07/15.08/11.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or studio-apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Studio apartment, single room, no meals A B Standard course 1 750 950 2 1420 1820 3 2090 2690 4 2760 3560 6 3980 4730 8 5280 6280 12 7760 9260 16 9680 11680 24 w. 14480 17480 Extra week (24+) 600 725 Intensive course 1 810 1010 2 1540 1940 3 2270 2870 4 3000 3800 6 4340 5090 8 5760 6760 12 8480 9980 16 10640 12640 24 w. 15920 18920 Extra week (24+) 660 785 DALF course (), TCF course, TEF course Extra week (24+) 620 745 1 w. 770 970 2 w. 1460 1860 3 w. 2150 2750 4 w. 2840 3640 6 w. 4100 4850 8 w. 5440 6440 12 w. 8000 9500 16 w. 10000 12000 24 w. 14960 17960 Culture and civilisation or Business French 1 770 970 2 1460 1860 3 2150 2750 4 2840 3640 6 4100 4850 8 5440 6440 12 w. 8000 9500 DELF course (B1/B2) Cf. DALF course (), TCF course (), TEF course Options / Extras Supplement (Electricity/ Appart’City) - to be paid on site, per month (approximately) Airport transfer Train station pick-up

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Montreux | Switzerland

Resting on the shores of Lake Geneva and set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Montreux is a gorgeous place to learn French. Immortalised in Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’, the town has long been an irresistible draw for artists, musicians and poets. From Lord Byron to Freddie Mercury, via Hemingway, Shelley, Dumas and Victor Hugo, the peaceful surroundings have inspired and invigorated great minds. Learn French in Montreux with ESL and discover the “Pearl of the Swiss Riviera”. Home to a world famous jazz festival (that offers much more than just jazz) and situated within easy reach of some of Europe’s finest skiing resorts, Montreux has a great deal to offer throughout the year. Try water sports on Lake Geneva, hike in the mountains or get on your bike and work up a sweat. On a hot, summer’s afternoon, a dip in the lake is the perfect way to cool off. In a town where mineral water comes out of the taps (well, kind of… Évian-les-Bains sits on the opposite shore of Lake Geneva), you will find a balanced way of life, perfect for improving your French language skills. There is no more pleasurable way to improve your French than in the superb local cafes, on a lakeside terrace at sunset or with a mouthful of some exquisite pastry lovingly crafted at a local patisserie. If you want to explore further afield, lively Lausanne is a short train ride away and Geneva a little further. And that train journey along the side of the lake is a treat in itself.

ESL – Montreux

Accommodation

ESL is situated on the main street of Montreux, which runs alongside the banks of Lake Geneva and its beautiful promenade lined with exotic trees. The school is easily accessed by bus or by train, with the stations situated only a few minutes away by foot. Within direct proximity of the school, you will be able to meet up with other students in different bars and restaurants. The language school building contains 10 comfortable and bright classrooms, a cafeteria and a terrace. Thanks to several computers and a WiFi network covering the whole school, you will be able to access the Internet and your e-mails for free. The teachers and the staff of the school provide a personalised service and assist you from the moment you arrive and throughout the duration of your stay.

Host family This accommodation option is ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in the culture of French-speaking Switzerland and to forge links with the inhabitants. The families are carefully selected and know the school well. Living an average of 30 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a double or single room, with half board provided. Living with a host family in French-speaking Switzerland will allow you to discover the lifestyle of its inhabitants, its traditions, its culinary habits and to have a very enriching experience.. It’s also a chance to practise your French daily in a friendly environment, allowing you to make rapid progress. Shared apartment (from 18 years) For those who wish to share with other international students, the school offers accommodation in shared apartments. Living around 10-20 minutes away from the school, you will stay in a double or single room and share the common rooms with your flatmates. The apartments are bright, comfortable and have excellent facilities, including a TV, equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a Wi-Fi connection. This accommodation option is advantageous from a financial point of view and is an excellent opportunity to make new friends. Studio (from 18 years) The studios offered by our partner school provide precious independence for students who wish to enjoy more privacy. All studios include two beds, a bathroom and bedlinen (changed every two weeks). Please bring your own bath towels. You will have the use of a fully equipped kitchen area (with refrigerator, oven and utensils) and a washing machine (shared). A phone is available for incoming calls. Wi-Fi access is offered free of charge. All of the studios are non-smoking. Private apartment, hotel Various possibilities, additional information available on request.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Super intensive course

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 mini-group) Combined course 20+5 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) TCF course (A1/A2, B1/B2, C1/C2) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 TCF) DELF course (B1/B2) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 DELF) DALF course (C1) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 DALF)

Leisure The leisure activities programme is based around places of interest in the region and social events. Students will have the chance to get to know each other better and practise French outside the classroom during the outings and excursions organised by the school. Sporting activities are organised in summer and winter alike. Thanks to its geographical location, between a lake and mountains, Montreux is less than an hour from the Alps. Numerous ski resorts offer excellent conditions for fans of snowboarding and skiing, as well as extraordinary scenery for naturelovers. During the month of July, Montreux is home to the famous Jazz Festival that gives the town a lively rhythm. Add to this event the numerous exhibitions and noteworthy cultural events in Montreux and the surrounding areas of Vevey, Lausanne and Geneva.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Safe town, host of the Montreux Jazz Festival Small, friendly and professional school Very good activities programme Official exam centre for the TCF and TEF exams

Dates and prices in CHF (CHF 1 =~ GBP 0.6586)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 03.02/31.03/02.06/30.06/04.08/06.10.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 18.04/21.04/29.05/09.06/01.08/15.09.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A Standard course 1 870 2 1570 3 2300 4 2930 6 4340 8 5550 12 7910 24 w. 15590 Extra week (24+) 645 Intensive course 1 980 2 1790 3 2630 4 3350 6 4970 8 6270 12 8990 24 w. 17750 Extra week (24+) 735 Super intensive course 1 1190 2 2210 3 3260 4 4150 6 6170 8 7870 12 11270 24 w. 22310 Extra week (24+) 925 Combined course 20+5 1 1495 2 2570 3 3800 4 4930 6 7340 8 9550 12 13910 24 w. 27590 Extra week (24+) 1145 Combined course 20+10 1 1870 2 3570 3 5300 4 6930 6 10340 8 13550 12 19910 24 w. 39590 Extra week (24+) 1645 TCF course / DELF course / DALF course 4 w. 4180 Options / Extras Airport transfer (Geneva)

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Montreal | Canada

Ottawa may be Canada’s capital city, Toronto may be the hub of the economy, but Montreal is the pulsating heart of Canadian culture. And it’s the largest French speaking city outside of Paris. Hitting the streets of Old Montreal or the bustling Downtown district, you will hear French and English in equal measure, making Montreal an ideal place to learn French. Cool but very welcoming residents are more than happy to chat away in whichever language you want. Great fusion restaurants inspired by this cultural mix, lively bars and the most diverse nightlife north of New York await you in a truly modern and cosmopolitan city. Canadians are famously friendly and proud of their country. You will have plenty of opportunities to improve your French outside of class, whether over a beer in one of the live music bars of the Quartier Latin or Plateau Mont Royal or the pumping nightclubs that dot the city. For a real Francophone experience, head to the up and coming Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. Known for its stylish beaux-arts architecture, over 90% of residents speak French at home so you can really work on your language skills while exploring. Skiers are incredibly well catered for around Montreal. Nearby Mont Tremblant has more than 90 runs, including some jaw-dropping black runs if you are feeling brave. For night skiing, St Sauveur is a local favourite and offers the largest concentration of lit runs in the world. During the summer months, the mountains offer great walking, cycling and horse riding opportunities, while the nearby lakes are perfect for sailing. Welcome to Canada’s coolest city…

ILSC Education Group

Accommodation

Situated in the heart of the old town, our partner school, International Language Schools of Canada in Montreal, occupies an historical building which is now renovated. The bilingual French/English school is located in a lively district where there are multiple shops, cafés and restaurants. The 35 classrooms all have a window with a view to the outside. The course centre includes two multimedia rooms, several Internet access points distributed throughout the school, a quiet room and two cafeterias. You will have the opportunity to get to know the other international students in the numerous common rooms. Outside of classes, you will be able to go to visit the museums of the city, the Notre Dame Basilica located nearby and stroll along the port.

Host family Canadian families are known for their warm welcome and for making their guests feel right at home. Host families live in the city’s residential areas, which offers a certain quality of life, but which means having to use public transport to get to the school. Students stay in single rooms and have half board or full board provided. This option is ideal for immersing yourself in the Canadian culture and for practising English in all of the situations of everyday life. It’s also the opportunity to make friends for life in Canada. For more flexibility, it is also possible to book accommodation without meals included. In this case, you can still use the family’s kitchen. Residence, apartment, hotel Other accommodation options in residences, shared or private apartments or else in hotels are also available. Contact us for more information.

Leisure In Montreal, there are infinite possibilities when it comes to leisure and ILSC takes advantage of this in order to create a rich and varied environment after classes. Numerous sports, social and cultural activities are offered each week, like for example indoor rock-climbing, bicycle tours, rollerblading, ice-skating, visits to the city and its numerous attractions...as well as excursions to Ottawa or New York during some weekends.

(CAD 1 =~ 0.6173 GBP )

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates (new session): 27.01/24.02/24.03/21.04/20.05/16.06/14.07/11.08/ 08.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: 03.02/10.02/03.03/10.03/31.03/07.04/28.04/05.05/ 26.05/02.06/23.06/30.06/21.07/28.07/18.08/25.08/ 15.09/22.09/14.10/20.10/10.11/17.11/08.12/ 15.12.2014 Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/19.05/24.06/01.07/01.09/13.10/11.11/ 25.12/26.12.2014 School holidays: 28.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course (incl. 2 options) * 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course (incl. 3 options) * 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (22.06-03.08.2014) Airport transfer

Courses Standard course (incl. 2 options) * Intensive course (incl. 3 options) *

Dates and prices in CAD

24 x 50min 30 x 50min

At a glance

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School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 15 people

Key points • • • •

Central location and a very good network of host families Flexibility for dates for the preparation of official exams Large choice of courses with theme-based options Rich programme of extra-curricular activities FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Germany, Austria & Switzerland When you see “Made in Germany”, “Made in Austria” or “Made in Switzerland” stamped on your latest purchase, it feels good, doesn’t it? It’s a sign of quality, reliability and craftsmanship. The trio of Germanspeaking nations in the heart of Europe are strongly bonded by a language and overlapping cultures, but have many tangible differences too. Germany’s diverse countryside ranges from broad panoramas and stunning Baltic beaches in the north to mountain lakes and snow-capped peaks in the south. And big cities Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin each have their own unique appeal… not to mention their own beers! Across the border in Austria, the scenery becomes even more spectacular, the cakes become larger and the action revolves around Vienna. The Austrian capital is the very definition of Baroque grandeur; the centuriesold tradition of balls and waltzing lives on in the city of Klimt, Freud and Schiele. Salzburg offers plenty more Baroque style but with added mountains! German-speaking Switzerland is famed for its neutrality, mighty Alps and chocolate, but there is also an incredible creative thrust in the cities. The clean streets are dotted with wild architecture and wilder nightclubs. The most-spoken mother tongue in Europe is a key language of business, it’s the glue that sticks the continent together and it’s the language of three of the continents most exciting countries.

Céline Burtin Student, 2 weeks in Hamburg “I have made so much progress with speaking, grammar and writing! The course was excellent and I could really communicate with my host family. A really nice family! I would love to stay longer. It was all good!”

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Bamberg | Germany

Bamburg is a gem of a city. At the crossroads of the routes which link this central part of Europe to the other countries of the old continent, you can find an authentic Bavarian city, untouched by world wars and fully deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status. And it’s known as the beer capital of Bavaria, due to its nine breweries and more than fifty different beers! Learn German in Bamburg with ESL and discover the true meaning of Bavarian Gemütlichkeit (somewhere between cosiness, cheerfulness and belonging). Culture with a capital C, a beautifully preserved natural environment and lush gardens and parks await you in Bamburg. Sit down on one of the café terraces and let yourself be immersed by the relaxed atmosphere in a university town with 10,000 students. Enjoy glorious views across the medieval town centre from the city’s seven hills or get your jogging shoes on and try the World Heritage Run: a half-marathon that takes you past some of the most spectacular parts of town. Move to the beat of the cultural calendar which offers jazz and symphonic music, restaurants and theatre, museums and encounters. Be lulled by the regular sound of the two rivers, the Main and Danube, which flow through the city separately before joining together further on. Or just enjoy a Bretzel and a Weißwurst, accompanied by the uniquely smoky local Rauchbier. Wonderful stuff.

Treffpunkt Bamberg

Accommodation

Since 1995, our partner school Treffpunkt in Bamberg, a university city listed as UNESCO World Heritage, has been established on the first and second floors of a smart building in the city centre, in the pedestrian area, with a view of the Main-Danube canal. The students, for the most part around thirty years old, represent more than 50 different nationalities. The school has specialised in courses for professionals, university students and people interested more particularly in the culture. The course centre has 10 very bright classrooms, generously renovated in 2012, and a computer room with free Internet and WiFi access. A library and a relaxation room with a TV, DVD library and musical instruments are available.

Host family Our partner school insists that you are accommodated well and chooses its host families with care. It is in the convivial setting of a household which can be made up as much by a couple as a single person that you will improve your languaage knowledge on a daily basis. It is the best option for living the language in total immersion. You stay in a single room, choose between the options of breakfast only or half board (Mon-Fri) and share the common rooms as well as the bathroom with your hosts. All of the families are situated within a permiter of approximately 15 minutes by bus or bicycle from the school. Shared apartment Our partner school also proposes sharing an apartment (WG) with local inhabitants, which offers a combination between the interaction with locals (couple, single person, German student. etc., of all ages) and a certain level of independence. Staying in a single room, you will share the common areas and will have access to the shared kitchen. You will contribute, like your flatmates, to household tasks. Private apartment, hotels It is also possible to stay in studios, apartments for individual use or comfortable hotels, all close to the school. Additional information and prices on request.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Combined course

20 x 45min 24 x 45min (20 general + 4 one-to-one) Combined business course 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 business one-to-one) Zertifikat course (B1, B2, C1) 24 x 45min (20 general + 4 one-to-one) TestDaF 33 x 45min (18 general + 15 one-to-one)

Our partner school will present you with a weekly activities programme among which you will choose those which interest you. Culture occupies a large place in it, with visits, concerts and themed outings. But local attractions (breweries, Stammtisch, etc.) and sport also figure in this programme. At the weekend, the Treffpunkt school will propose some destinations for full-day excursions to you because, in Bamberg, you will be in pole position to discover, among others, Nürnberg and its Kaiserburg, Würzburg and its old bridge on the Rhine, Regensburg and its dome. In order to facilitate you getting around Bamberg, a bicycle shop close to the school rents bicycles at preferential rates.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 29 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

Key points • • • •

City with an exceptional lifestyle Dynamic and performance-based school with a large diversity of students Intensive options with an excellent quality-price ratio Quality environment particularly adapted to people in their thirties and forties

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 20.01/03.02/03.03/17.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/07.07/ 21.07/04.08/01.09/15.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: 20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/07.04/21.04/ 05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/21.07/28.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/06.10/27.10/03.11/17.11/ 01.12/08.12/15.12.2014 You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 17.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 17.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

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Standard course 1 519 2 926 3 1363 4 1800 6 2634 8 3468 12 5056 16 6604 24 w. 9700 Extra week (24+) 387 Combined course 1 663 2 1214 3 1795 4 2376 6 3498 8 4620 12 6784 16 8908 24 w. 13156 Extra week (24+) 531 Combined business course 1 969 2 1826 3 2713 4 3600 6 5314 8 7028 12 10396 16 13724 24 w. 20380 Extra week (24+) 832 Zertifikat course (B1, B2, C1) 6 w. 3498 TestDaF 4 w. 2158

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Berlin | Germany

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As Berliners (or, more likely, adopted Berliners) will gladly tell you, Berlin is the epicentre of international cool right now. Fashion, art and music trends ripple out from the city that, for better or worse, defined the twentieth century. Turbulent times are now just memories in a place that embraces change like no other, where the styles are fresh, the nightclubs are wild and the avant-garde is everyday! Learn German in Berlin and lose yourself in a truly pulsating world capital. A combination of location, low rents and liberal attitudes has brought a flood of young, creative people to Berlin since the wall fell in 1989. It’s a sign of how far the city has come in the intervening years that nowadays, locals fret more about gentrification and the city “losing its edge” than food queues or border guards. Monuments offer reminders that things were not always so progressive here, but Berlin is a city that looks squarely to the future. And in Berlin, the future is now. The Reichstag building, where a sparkling new, eco-friendly glass dome allows the public to literally oversee politicians at work is a physical manifestation of this. On a more practical level, Berlin is a city that works. Public transport is excellent, the streets are clean and you can walk around safely at night. Take a German course in Berlin with ESL... enjoy a city where you’re never more than a short walk away from a splendid museum, a cosy cafe or a thumping, all-night party.

ESL – Prolog Berlin

Accommodation

Our partner school’s course centre is located in the Schöneberg district, a central, nice and lively area of the German capital. The main attractions of Berlin are found nearby, as well as the main public transport stations. This school is distinguished by its family and personalised atmosphere where every student can benefit from individual attention. This can notably be found during classes which are given to a maximum of 12 people per class. The students can also make use of a cafeteria, an ideal place to meet up with others and practise the language.

Host family Our partner school in Berlin organises the accommodation of participants and has a very good network of carefully selected host families. These generally live around 30 minutes away from the course centre and offer half board or breakfast only. in a single room. Shared apartment with local residents (WG) WGs, or shared apartments, are an established accommodation option in German culture and allow students to live independently and centrally with Germans. In a single room, the flatmates benefit from the use of a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. This option is very advantageous, notably from a financial point of view. Berlin abounds with very inexpensive restaurants!

Leisure Our partner school in Berlin organises outings and guided visits in order to allow students to discover the cultural dimension of the German language and the numerous attractions of Berlin. A heterogeneous city par excellence, it will captivate lovers of parties, concerts and exhibitions of all kinds. The green spaces, the parks or the beaches created at the very heart of the city are places to relax after studious days dedicated to learning German. At the weekends, it’s the opportunity to go to discover cities such as Dresden, Leipzig or even Prague! And night owls will be kept satisfied in this fascinating city which runs day and night, without every being short of breath...

Courses Standard course Intensive course Super intensive course

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 mini-group) Combined course 20+5 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) TELC course PREMIUM 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 TELC) Zertifikat course PREMIUM (B1, B2, C1) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 Zertifikat) 10 x 45min 15 x 45min Private Tuition (20) 20 x 45min

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/30.06/14.07/ 04.08/01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/03.10.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 590 2 1025 3 1500 4 1935 6 2865 8 3715 12 5475 24 w. 10755 Extra week (24+) 445 Intensive course 1 620 2 1125 3 1650 4 2075 6 3075 8 4035 12 5895 24 w. 11595 Extra week (24+) 480 Super intensive course 1 700 2 1265 3 1860 4 2335 6 3465 8 4435 12 6375 24 w. 12555 Extra week (24+) 520 Combined course 20+5 1 805 2 1425 3 2100 4 2735 8 w. 5315 Extra week (8+) 655 Combined course 20+10 1 990 2 1825 3 2700 4 3535 8 w. 6915 Extra week (8+) 855 TELC course PREMIUM 4 w. 2430 Zertifikat course PREMIUM (B1, B2, C1) 4 w. 2430 Private Tuition (20) 1 1215 2 2355 3 3495 4 w. 4635 Extra week (4+) 1140

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Freiburg | Germany

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Freiburg is Germany’s sunniest and warmest city. Way down in the south-western corner of the country, where German names mix with French ones, the city sits among the hills of the Black Forest. The air is warm, the winters bring snow-peaked mountains and people live a good, healthy life. Learn German in Freiburg with ESL and discover the capital of the Black Forest. Just 60km away from Basel-Mulhouse International Airport in Switzerland, this famous university city of around 200,000 inhabitants has plenty to offer, whatever your tastes. Twisting alleys and lanes, sun-dappled courtyards and big, old churches offer plenty to explore on foot. The Freiburg Minster is one of Germany’s most beautiful cathedrals and is famous for its spire, dating back to 1330. If you enjoy wine, you will love the burgundy from the local vineyards. Weathered remains of Schlossberg’s ancient make up the vineyard walls, in a region that can trace more than 1,000 years of wine-growing history. Local wines are best enjoyed on a sunny terrace in the car-free city centre. The standard of living is high in Freiburg and residents are proud of being leaders when it comes to environmental issues. Perhaps they have been inspired by the glorious Baden-Württemberg countryside, where locals head en-masse at the weekends. The Black Forest is fantastic for hiking, horse riding, cycling and kayaking. A German course in Freiburg with ESL is the perfect way to get to know this delightful city.

ESL – Freiburg

Accommodation

The school is located in the centre of Freiburg in a beautiful threestorey neoclassical-style house and offers the highest standards in language teaching. It is a medium-sized school with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The school has 13 classrooms, a study room, a computer room with Internet and WiFi access, a cafeteria, a large terrace and parking.

Host family Staying with a host family is the best way to learn common expressions, to improve your everyday German and to immerse yourself in the country’s culture. Students stay in single rooms with half board provided around 30 minutes away from the school. Residence (from 18 years) The residence is located in a building with 8 storeys only 10 minutes by tram away from the city centre. It welcomes international students as well as German university students, which favours the meeting of students and practising the language. Each student has a single room with a private bathroom and can use the common equipped kitchen available on each floor. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Only 10 minutes’ walking distance away from the school, 2-3 students share an apartment and enjoy complete independence in a friendly environment. Accommodation is in single or a double rooms.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Super intensive course

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 30 x 45min 25 general + 5 mini-group) Combined course 20+5 20 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined course 20+10 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) TELC course PREMIUM 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 TELC) Zertifikat course PREMIUM (B1, B2, C1) 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 Zertifikat)

ESL organizes social activities, film screenings and a weekly traditional “Stammitsch”, where teachers and students visit a pub and have a drink, allowing you to practise your German in a natural and relaxed way. The school’s activities service will guide you through all the sporting and cultural activities the city has to offer. Every week, you will be invited to take part in excursions to Freiburg’s surroundings (e.g. The Black Forest, Colmar or Strasbourg).

At a glance School size: M-L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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Beautiful student city close to Switzerland and France Courses aimed directly at the needs of the participants Experienced school with an excellent teaching staff

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Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 22.04/19.05/16.06/18.08/15.09/13.10.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/19.06/ 03.10/01.11.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A Standard course 1 485 2 805 3 1170 4 1495 6 2205 8 2835 12 4155 24 w. 8115 Extra week (24+) 335 Intensive course 1 525 2 915 3 1335 4 1675 6 2475 8 3195 12 4695 24 w. 9195 Extra week (24+) 380 Super intensive course 1 560 2 1015 3 1485 4 1875 6 2775 8 3635 12 5055 24 w. 9915 Extra week (24+) 410 Combined course 20+5 1 700 2 1205 3 1770 4 2295 6 3405 8 4435 12 w. 6555 Extra week (12+) 540 Combined course 20+10 1 885 2 1605 3 2370 4 3095 6 4605 8 6035 12 w. 8955 Extra week (12+) 740 TELC course PREMIUM Zertifikat course PREMIUM (B1, B2, C1) 4 w. 1970 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Basel/Mulhouse) Airport transfer (Zurich) Airport transfer (Frankfurt)

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Hamburg | Germany

Harbour city Hamburg has always been one of Germany’s most exciting places. When the Beatles arrived here as teenagers to learn their trade on the Reeperbahn club scene, they were blown away by a liberal and hedonistic city. Modern Hamburg still has nightlife that gives Berlin a run for its money, and offers much more besides... including more millionaires than any other European city and Europe’s quirkiest football team in FC St Pauli, whose club logo is the skull and crossbones. Take a German course in Hamburg and enjoy one of Europe’s coolest cities. The beautiful, understated Baltic coastline is just an hour away from Hamburg and this proximity helped create the prosperous city of today. With a lake at its heart and the rivers Elbe and Alster crossing through it, this is one of Europe’s key ports, where goods and visitors arrive from all over the world. As a result, you will find a dynamic and prosperous hub, where both commercial and creative businesses are flourishing – this is Europe’s richest city. But Hamburg is much more than just a business centre: 31 theatres, 6 music halls, 10 cabarets and 50 museums await your visit. 4,000 restaurants serve a wide variety of food, including over 2,000 that serve international cuisine. Learn German in Hamburg and discover an eco-friendly big city, where there are more bridges than Venice or Amsterdam (over 2,400 at last count), tolerant multiculturalism is the order of the day and almost a quarter of the city is protected countryside. Locals firmly believe that their city is the most beautiful in Germany and they may just be right. Viel Spaß!

Colón Language Center

Accommodation

Founded in 1952, Colón Language Center is one of the longest established schools in Germany today. Its three buildings, located in a pedestrian area at the heart of the city, house some 50 teachers and 600 students, from both around the world and from Germany itself, as the institution is also a recognised centre for continuing education. This range of cultures reflects the ethnic 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. Students with their own laptops can benefit from the WiFi connection in the school.

Host family Host families are all chosen with care by our partner school, and live in the city’s residential districts, around 20-45 minutes away from the school by public transport. Students stay in a single room as well as having the choice of having half board, breakfast only or free use of the kitchen included. This is the best opportunity to optimise the learning of the language whilst discovering the local way of life. Residence (from 18 years) Located in the heart of Hamburg city centre, the residence is only intended for students of the Colón Language Center. You will share an apartment situated in the school building Colonnaden 47, where most of the classrooms are located. You will stay in a single or double room. All bedrooms have a satellite TV and a radio. The bedrooms are cleaned daily from Monday to Friday and bedlinen is changed once a week. On each flour, the bathrooms are shared by the students. You will be able to cook light meals in the pantry area of the residence, equipped with a microwave oven, water cooker, coffee machine and hotplate. Please note: arrival and departure from the residence must take place on a Friday. Shared apartment (from 18 years) This accommodation option, which is very favourable from a financial point of view, is very popular in Germany and will allow you to put into practice the language learnt during classes. By living in a shared apartment (around 20–45 minutes from the school by public transport), you will get to know Germans (whether university students, single people or couples). You will stay in a single furnished room and will share the bathroom, the kitchen and the laundry room with the other flatmates. Bedlinen and bath towels will be provided for you by your hosts.

Courses Intensive course Combined course

25 x 45min 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 one-to-one)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Leisure Hamburg offers a wide variety of social and sports activities. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy numerous excursions and tours of the city and its surrounds. Discover, for example, the famous Hamburg brewery or the television studios. The team at Colón Language Center is at your disposal to help you plan your free time, and also proposes trips to Lübeck, Sylt or Bremen.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) from residence on Fridays only Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/05.05/02.06/30.06/14.07/ 04.08/18.08/01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/03.10.2014 School holidays: 24.12.2013 - 01.01.2014 24.12.2014 - 01.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, double room, no meals A Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Heidelberg | Germany

Home to one of the world’s most respected universities, the German Romantik movement and a flock of wild African rose-ringed parakeet who enjoy the warm weather, Heidelberg is a superb place to study. Learn German in Heidelberg with ESL and you will savour a city where Baroque buildings provide a backdrop for cutting-edge research and the sun shines brighter than anywhere else in Germany. Take a stroll along Philosophenweg (the Philosophers’ Walk) and be inspired, as Germany’s best and brightest have for centuries. The excellent views of the old town and castle make the path popular with academics and philosophers in need of fresh air to collect their thoughts. Helmholtz, Bunsen, Kuno Fischer and Max Planck are among the many famous names to have passed through the university and enjoyed the great weather. The local climate is a big draw and allows almond and fig trees to flourish. 145,000 people live in this charming city on the left bank of the lower part of the river Neckar. Tourists visit Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town to soak up the serious academic atmosphere. But Heidelberg also knows how to have a good time, whether at the charming Christmas market, the annual jazz festival or the Ball der Vampire (Ball of the Vampires) at carnival time. A superb place to learn German at any time of year.

IH Collegium Palatinum

Accommodation

Our partner school is established in a beautiful historical villa, which is located a few minutes’ walk to the town centre, in one of Heidelberg’s most pleasant residential areas. In this charming building, which also includes a student residence, you will enjoy modern learning facilities, including 8 spacious and well-equipped classrooms, a computer lab, a library/study room and free Wi-Fi access throughout the building. After classes, a large relaxation area located on the ground floor, with vending machines for snacks and drinks, invites you to relax with friends. The German school shares the premises with the European study centre of an American university, giving you the opportunity to socialise with students of all nationalities on the welcoming terrace or sunny garden of the course centre.

Host family All of the host families are carefully selected by our partner school. Living around 20 minutes away from the language school building (max. 30 minutes), you will stay in a single room and will share the common areas of the house with the members of the family. You will also benefit from having breakfast or half board provided. Staying with a host family is an excellent opportunity to practise German in a convivial way. Campus Viva Residence Well served by the city’s public transportation network, this elegant residence combines comfort and convenience 15-20 minutes away from the language school. You will stay in a pleasant single bedroom, complete with a kitchen area (stovetop, refrigerator) and ensuite bathroom. Common areas include a spacious TV lounge, a modern fitness centre and a large shared kitchen, offering a relaxing setting in which to meet the other international students staying at the residence. Laundry facilities, including washing machines and a dryer, as well as high-speed internet access and cable TV are included. The building is supervised by a warden and located in the heart of the hip Bahnstadt district, close to the town centre. Residence Collegium Palatinum (from 18 years) For those students who wish to meet other international participants, our partner school offers a residence located on the same site as the course centre. You will love the unique atmosphere that permeates this historic building, in which you will find all of the facilities of a modern school: a well-stocked library, a computer room and Wi-Fi connection. The spacious courtyard and the pleasant garden are great places to meet other students and relax after class. You will stay in a single room and share the bathroom, the kitchen and the common areas with your roommates. Prices and information on request.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Super intensive course TELC course B1 TELC course B2 TELC course C1

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 TELC) 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 TELC) 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 TELC)

Using German outside of the classroom, in a socio-cultural context, is a great way to develop on the language skills that you will acquire during your lessons. This is why our partner school offers students the chance to participate in a variety of free activities and outings, some free or at reduced prices, both during the week and on weekends: tours of the historic town, the museum and chateau, evenings at the theatre and concerts. Excursions are organised to enable your to discover other cities and the richness of the German culture: Michelstadt in Odenwald, the Roman cathedral of Spire, Frankfurt, Mannheim or Stuttgart.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/10.03/02.06/30.06/28.07/01.09/27.10.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/19.06/03.10.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 11.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 10.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, breakfast B Residence, single room, no meals Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Super intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 w. Extra week (10+) TELC course B1 4 w. TELC course B2 4 w. TELC course C1 4 w.

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Cologne | Germany

Germany’s fourth-largest city is home to 50,000 students, hundreds of galleries and more than 30 museums. Catchily named Oppidum Ubiorum by the Romans upon its founding in 38BC, Cologne soon became the capital of the Gallic Empire and remained one of Europe’s key cities until it was flattened at the end of the Second World War. Modern Cologne is a mix of modern blocks and restored old buildings, most notably the UNESCO World Heritage listed cathedral, Germany’s most visited monument. But if you take a German course in Cologne with ESL you will soon discover the real appeal to the city… friendly, jovial locals! They say that there are five seasons in Cologne: the four traditional ones and Carnival. Running from 11th November at 11:11 a.m. and reaching a peak in the days before before Ash Wednesday, Cologne’s carnival celebrations are colourful, cheerful and beery, with pub closing times in the city being suspended at the height of the party. The street parade on Rosenmontag (Carnival Monday) is the pinnacle of the festival. The annual Gay Pride and Reggae Summerjam events are also great spectacles in a city known as the most welcoming in Germany, where the arts scene is thriving. Cologne is a safe and thoroughly modern city, with excellent public transport links. Over 1,000 trains enter or leave the central station every day. You can walk the streets safely at night and enjoy the bon viveur spirit that typifies the locals. Raise a glass of Kölsch with friends at a local brewery... but be sure not to confuse this with Altbier, local rival Dusseldorf’s similar lager! An English course in Cologne is the perfect way to enjoy Germany’s most fun city.

TANDEM

Accommodation

The TANDEM language school is located in the part of the city centre known as Südstatt. Ten minutes by underground away from the central train station, it is a cosmopolitan and lively district with parks, a very nice walk along the banks of the Rhine, shops, bars and restaurants. The course centre occupies the walls of a former monastery, which has been magnificently renovated, in which you will feel immediately at ease. The beautiful light which filters through the large bay windows will stimulate you in the serene learning of German! The school contains 9 spacious classrooms and a small, very pleasant garden in the courtyard. An open desk space and a kitchen where tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks are offered free of charge will contribute to the comfort of the students. Internet access is free throughout the building. The qualified and motivated teachers teach German in a lively and personalised way. Hear, learning the language of Goethe becomes a pleasure! During the summer, the school uses additional buildings in order to ensure the complementary courses it puts in place during this time of the year.

Host family Living with a host family in Cologne will allow you to discover the daily life of the inhabitants of this city. You will occupy a single room and will be able to use the common facilities such as the kitchen and the bathroom. The laundry room will also be at your disposal. You will have the choice between breakfast only or half board. The families, carefully selected by our partner school, live within a perimeter of 30 minutes by public transport of the school. Shared apartment (from 18 years) This form of shared accommodation, called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), is very popular in Germany. You will share an apartment with permanent residents of Cologne and will be able to stay in a single room. In the apartment, the bathroom and kitchen as well as the common areas are used by all the people living under the same roof. For the preparation of meals, the kitchen is at your disposal. You will be able to wash your laundry in the laundry room.

Leisure Every week, our partner school proposes a complete programme of activities. Historical circuits, film screenings and theatrical plays will immerse you in the very fashionable atmosphere of Cologne and will help you to master the language. You will also have the opportunity to go on short crossings on the Rhine or cycling tours along the river banks. If you are amongst the happy night owls, you are going to enjoy the outings organised by the school in clubs or other trendy places in the city. Themed conferences and barbecue evenings at the school will allow you to meet the other international students. Departing from Cologne, cities like Bonn, Koblenz, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf can be easily visited in a day.

Courses Standard course 20 * x 45min *22 in summer Standard course (summer) 22 x 45min Intensive course 30 * x 45min Intensive course (summer) 32 x 45min Combined course 20+5 25 * x 45min Combined course 22+5 (summer) 27 x 45min Combined course 20+10 30 * x 45min Combined course 22+10 (summer) 32 x 45min TELC course 26 * x 45min (20 * general + 6 TELC) TELC course (summer) 28 x 45min (22 general + 6 TELC)

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City with a jovial atmosphere and a very rich past School in the very heart of the city, in a very lively district Excellent quality-price ratio Wide choice of cultural activities

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Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/04.03/31.03/05.05/02.06/30.06/04.08/ 01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 03.03/18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/19.06/ 03.10/01.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 475 2 835 3 1155 4 1435 6 2045 8 2685 12 3925 24 w. 7485 Extra week (24+) 310 Standard course (summer) 1 500 2 885 3 1230 4 1535 6 2195 8 w. 2885 Extra week (8+) 220 Intensive course 1 650 2 1185 3 1680 4 2135 6 3095 8 4085 12 5995 24 w. 11815 Extra week (24+) 485 Intensive course (summer) / Combined course 22+5 (summer) 1 675 2 1235 3 1755 4 w. 2235 Combined course 20+10 1 800 2 1485 3 2130 4 w. 2735 Combined course 22+10 (summer) 1 825 2 1535 3 2205 4 w. 2835 TELC course 6 w. 2344 TELC course (summer) 6 w. 2494

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 48 Airport/Railway station transfer (Cologne) 75 Airport/Railway station transfer (Düsseldorf) 125 Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (29.0630.08.2014) 25

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Lindau | Germany

The island of Lindau, on beautiful Lake Constance (Bodensee in German), is a hidden treat. Nestled in the rolling Alps of south-western Bavaria, the town is just a stone’s throw from Switzerland and Austria. Indeed nobody is quite sure where the border lies on the lake. So, strap on your waterskis or windsurf board, get out on the water and you can visit three German-speaking countries in a single afternoon! 900m long, 400m wide, Lindau is an intriguing and beautiful town, in that uniquely Alpine style. Church towers and red-tiled roofs make up the low-rise skyline, that hasn’t changed much in the last 150 years. What has changed, though, is how people enjoy the lake. During the long summer days, visitors come from around Europe to enjoy water skiing, windsurfing and sailing on the beautiful blue water, nourished by the Rhine. In the evenings, classical concerts take place throughout the season. Lindau is well connected too. Regular trains to St Anton (the famous Austrian ski resort) take just over an hour. Oberstdorf, the home of German skiing, is also easily reached. Zurich, Munich and Stuttgart are a short journey away and offer you ideal opportunities to encounter different German dialects and improve your own language skills. Lindau offers you the chance to explore Germany, Switzerland and Austria from a truly inspirational base.

Dialoge

Accommodation

The dialoge institute is located in the heart of Lindau’s island. As a part of Lindau’s old town the school is surrounded by peaceful pedestrian alleyways, within direct proximity of the train station. Modern classrooms, a cafeteria with an outdoor terrace, a library, internet access, a room for listening comprehensions, a film projection room as well as audiovisual and computer learning material are available for our students. Furthermore, the idyllic view of the Alps and Lake Constance from the school’s terrace adds even more charm to the school, which is distinguished by its suitable atmosphere for learning German in a relaxed manner.

Host family This option does not only provide our students with the opportunity to have a direct insight into the daily life of German families and culture, but also possibility to put into practice what they have learned in class. Host families provide single or double rooms and share breakfast and dinner with students. Residences - “Westküste” and “Nordwestküste” Our partner school provides two new residences with identical facilities. Located close to the course centre, the lake and the town centre, they offer a pleasant and safe environment. Students can choose between single or double rooms including their own sink and share the showers, the kitchen as well as the dining room, the bar, the lounge area and the games room with their roommates. During summer, the terrace is a great place to relax and sunbath or to meet up with other international students at the bar. A flat screen cable TV, a washing machine and dryer are also available in both student houses. Internet access via Wi-Fi and bed linens are provided but students need to bring their own bath towels.

Leisure The school offers a leisure activities program that includes all sorts of sports (tennis, sailing, horse riding, golf, bike riding…),.BBQ evenings by the lake, movie screenings and disco nights. Excursions to different places of interest nearby (Mainau island, Meersburg, summer sledding in Austria, walks through the Rappenlochschlucht gorge) are being organised by the school as well.

Courses Standard course 20 x 45min Intensive course 25 x 45min Trimester course (20) 20 x 45min Trimester course (25) 25 x 45min Trimester course (30) (only in the low season) 30 x 45min Zertifikat course (B1) 25 x 45min TELC course B2 25 x 45min TELC course C1 25 x 45min Super intensive course (only in the low season) 30 x 45min (25 general + 5 ‘’self-study’’)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 22 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 11 people

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Quality school offering excellent learning conditions Magnificent location, close to the lake Preparation courses for official German exams at attractive prices

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/17.02/31.03/12.05/23.06/04.08/15.09/ 27.10.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04.2014 School holidays: 24.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material (first book) Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Train station transfer on arrival (if accommodation with host family) A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A B Standard course 1 520 435 2 890 720 3 1260 1005 4 1630 1290 6 2370 1860 8 3110 2430 12 4590 3570 16 6070 4710 24 w. 9030 6990 Extra week (24+) 370 285 Intensive course 1 545 460 2 940 770 3 1335 1080 4 1730 1390 6 2520 2010 8 3310 2630 12 4890 3870 16 6470 5110 24 w. 9630 7590 Extra week (24+) 395 310 Trimester course (20) 12 4511 3491 24 9021 6981 36 13531 10471 48 w. 18041 13961 Trimester course (25) 12 4721 3701 24 9441 7401 36 14161 11101 48 w. 18881 14801 Trimester course (30) (only in the low season) 12 4931 3911 24 w. 9861 7821 Zertifikat course (B1) / TELC course B2 / C1 8 w. 3310 2630 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 44 Work experience placement 450 Airport transfer (Zürich) 135 Airport transfer (Friedrichshafen) 55 Airport transfer (Stuttgart) 170 Airport transfer (München) 170 Airport transfer (Memmingen) 85 Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (23.0612.09.2014) 25 Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Trimester course 20/25, 23.06-12.09.2014) 21 Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (23.06-12.09.2014) 25

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Munich | Germany

Rain-soaked, trendy Berliners like to look down on prosperous Munich, where happy Bavarians enjoy dining outside on the frequent warm evenings, toasting litres of Hofbrau in local Bierstuben or merrily relaxing on the banks of the River Isar. Do you think the Münchners care what their northerly cousins think? Of course not. They just get on with enjoying the good life in a climate that more closely resembles northern Italy than northern Europe. With the Alps less than an hour away, the locals would rather head to the hills than 48-hour techno raves a la Berlin. That’s not to say that this is a quiet city... take a German course in Munich and you will find a city that’s anything but quiet. The nightclubs heave with stylish people, local fashion boutiques line the elegant, cobbled streets and students at the local universities ensure that there’s plenty of action to enjoy. The Pinakothek museums are superb and the Maxvorstadt area is beloved by students and artists. And then there’s the Oktoberfest. Munich is a city that loves beer, whether Helles or Dunkles (light or dark). The Oktoberfest is the longest, drunkest expression of this love, but this is truly a passion without boundaries. Start the day with a Weißwurst, Bretzel and litre of one of the local brews for an authentic Munich experience. You still see lederhosen and dirndls on special occasions and don’t be surprised when a brass band bursts into song somewhere in earshot. You’ll soon fall in love with a city whose motto is München mag Dich... Munich Loves You!

BWS Germanlingua

Accommodation

Our partner school is ideally situated in the very centre of Munich, only a stone’s throw away from the historical and strategic landmarks of the city like the Marienplatz, Karlsplatz and the Sendlinger Tor. The school is located in a superb building, built in 1688, in which one of the greatest German poets, Heinrich Heine, lived for some time. Recently renovated, the school has 8 classrooms, a cafeteria, a computer room with free Internet and Wi-Fi access and a library. The students benefit from a particularly pleasant setting for learning German.

Host family The families are situated around 20 minutes away from the school and receive students in a single room with half board provided. They are carefully selected by our partner school in order to offer students an environment in which they can put into practice their language knowledge in a friendly atmosphere. Student apartment (from 20 years) BWS also proposes shared accommodation. Staying in a double room, you will share the common rooms (kitchen, living room, bathroom) and equipment (washing machine, dishwasher, free high Speed Internet access) of the apartment with 3 to 5 other international students.

Leisure Four social activities are organised each week, allowing participants to discover the city and to form friendships within the group. Outings, parties, themed nights and excursions are on the programme, as well as tours of the city`s main places of interest. Those who love nature will enjoy the magnificent countryside just outside of Munich that also offers many possibilities for sports enthusiasts. In the city, the cultural calendar is always lively, with numerous shows, fairs and exhibitions taking place all year round.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 20+5

20 x 45min 25 x 45min 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Zertifikat course 20+3 (B1, B2, C1) 23 x 45min (20 general + 3 Zertifikat mini-group *) Zertifikat course 20+6 (B1, B2, C1) 26 x 45min (20 general + 6 Zertifikat mini-group *)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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School has good facilities in the heart of Munich Numerous options offered Great mix of nationalities Possibility of work experience placement

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/23.06/21.07/ 18.08/15.09/13.10/10.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/19.06/ 15.08/03.10.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A Standard course 1 490 2 970 3 1440 4 1910 6 2810 8 3700 12 5440 16 7000 24 w. 10120 Extra week (24+) 370 Intensive course 1 540 2 1040 3 1530 4 2020 6 2980 8 3920 12 5740 16 7390 24 w. 10690 Extra week (24+) 390 Combined course 20+5 2 1420 3 2110 4 w. 2800 Extra week (4+) 690 Zertifikat course 20+3 (B1, B2, C1) 2 w. 1250 3 w. 1860 4 w. 2470 6 w. 3650 8 w. 4820 12 w. 7120 Zertifikat course 20+6 (B1, B2, C1) 2 w. 1470 3 w. 2190 4 w. 2910 6 w. 4310 8 w. 5700 12 w. 8440 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (30.06-29.08.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (29.06-30.08.14) Airport transfer Airport pick-up and drop-off

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Vienna | Austria

When you first arrive in Vienna, you will be struck by the sheer scale of everything. The Hapsburgs liked their buildings big and their avenues grand. Even the cakes served in local Konditorein are decidedly emperor-sized. But there is much more to Vienna than grandiose buildings and history; this is a cool, cosmopolitan city right in the heart of modern Europe and a superb place to learn German. As a popular university city, Vienna attracts young people from all over Austria and beyond. Walking the city streets during the hot summer months you will find cafes spilling out onto the streets, as students take a break between lectures to discuss, debate and gossip over a strong coffee and slice of Sachertorte, the iconic Viennese chocolate cake. You could try a slice at the Hotel Sacher itself. The city’s many parks fill up from May through to September as local students from the university and Vienna language schools discuss the topics of the day and office workers relax. In the winter, the coffee and conversation continues apace but moves indoors to the city’s famous coffee houses and museums. Coffee is a way of life for the Viennese, a tradition dating back to 1683 when Turkish invaders were defeated in battle and forced to leave their coffee beans behind. The officer who received the beans opened Vienna’s first café and the imperial capital was never the same again. As you’d expect from a city of Vienna’s size, the nightlife is vibrant and continues until the early hours in many bars and nightclubs. For variety you can check out Bratislava, which is a short train journey away and offers a more “Eastern European” flavour of night time entertainment on the other side of the old Iron Curtain. Coffee and conversation await you in one of Europe’s grandest cities.

Actilingua

Accommodation

Our partner school is situated in a new building which has been entirely renovated at the heart of Vienna. You will enjoy very good learning conditions in a school with excellent facilities and air conditioning. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable. Students also have access to a multimedia centre, with Internet access, a WiFi connection and a library, to improve their learning after class and during breaks and after class, they can also go to relax and chat with their new friends in the common areas around the school or in the cafeteria. During the high season, extra premises, which are located just beside the main school building are used. The school is located near all of the main public transport lines and close to historical monuments.

Host family One of the best ways to gain an insight into the Viennese and Austrian culture in general is to opt for accommodation with a host family during your stay in Vienna. In this way, you will be able to practise your German daily in an authentic and relaxed atmosphere. The host families are carefully selected by our partner school and generally live around 25-40 minutes away from the language school building. You will stay in a double or single room with half board or breakfast only provided. Shared apartment Students who wish to have more independence and share with other international students during their stay also have the option of staying in a shared apartment, which is located around 25-40 minutes away from the language school building. There are an average of 2 bedrooms per apartment and students stay in a double or single room without meals included. You will share a bathroom, kitchen and dining room with your flatmates. Residence “Actilingua” Actilingua acquired its own residence at the end of 2006. Located in the 11th Bezirk (district), around 10 minutes from the school by public transport and close to the Gasometer Shopping Centre, it has been entirely renovated in the Jugendstil, typical of Vienna. You can choose between a “Standard” or “Superior” apartment, with both types of apartments having a TV, radio and free WiFi connection. With the “Standard” option, you will stay in an apartment of 60-75 m2, sharing with other international students. Staying in a double or single room, you will share the kitchen, bathroom and toilet. A cleaning service is carried out twice per week and bedlinen is provided. If you opt for the “Superior” option, you will stay in your own apartment of 30-40 m2 with a private bathroom and toilet. The apartments are cleaned from Monday to Friday and bedlinen and bath towels are provided.

Courses Standard course Intensive course

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 20 general + 10 mini-group * Professional German course 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 business mini-group *) German + Music 20 x 45min

Leisure The school organizes several activities in the afternoon and in the evening so that you can be introduced to the different aspects of Austrian culture. Most of the activities are included in the price and on the course programme, 5 periods per week are dedicated to cultural issues. Conferences, debates and video screenings concerning Vienna’s rich cultural heritage in relation to literature, music, history and architecture are scheduled, as well as guided visits to the city’s principal attractions. In addition, there will be parties and sporting activities.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 28 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/30.06/28.07/ 25.08/29.09/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/19.06/15.08/ 26.10/08.12/25.12/26.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, double room, half board B Shared apartment, double room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Professional German course 1 2 w. German + Music 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras Work experience placement High season supplement, Accommodation (29.06-23.08.2014) Airport/Railway station transfer

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Central location Excellent activities programme Many types of course Possibility to combine courses with an internship FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Zurich | Switzerland

Exclusive galleries in the old town, trendy discos and bars, delicious cuisine and colourful festivals all year round…all this and more awaits you in Zurich, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Swiss party capital never sleeps. Despite its reputation as a wealthy city, Switzerland’s largest city offers many attractions for young people and students. Near the main banks of the “Paradeplatz”, you will find the picturesque old town, with its paved streets lined with traditional houses, old churches, shops and small cafés. More than 30 museums and 100 galleries await lovers of fine art. Admire the panorama of the city from the shaded “Lindenhof” and choose the walk you are going to take. Borrow a bicycle free of charge to explore the lakeside or the banks of the Limat River. An important cultural centre, a focus of scientific and economic development, picturesque and eminently festive, welcome to German-speaking Switzerland, welcome to Zurich!

Language Studies International (LSI)

Accommodation

Our partner school is ideally situated, only 5 minutes away from the city centre and the lake. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced in the teaching of German as a foreign language. You will study in one of the 9 renovated and comfortable classrooms and will also have the use of a computer room with Internet access. In addition, the building is equipped with a WiFi connection. Finally, you will be able to meet up with the other students in the student lounge for a moment of relaxation after classes or during breaks.

Host family Staying with a host family is ideal for discovering the Swiss culture and practicing your German outside of the classroom in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Located 20-50 minutes from the school, you will have your own room and breakfast and dinner provided daily.

Leisure Our partner school’s activities program is designed to help you discover all that Zurich has to offer. Skiing and ice-skating in winter, swimming or sailing in summer, museum tours and walks through the historic part of town to discover its cafés and shops… you won’t have time to get bored! On the weekends, you can go hiking or try rafting, snowboarding or mountain bike riding. Why not also discover Basel, Bern or Lucerne, just an hour away by train. Located in the centre of Europe, Switzerland makes an ideal base from which you can easily visit neighboring countries like Austria, France, Germany or Italy.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Zertifikat course (B1, B2)

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in CHF (CHF 1 =~ GBP 0.6586)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/05.05/02.06/07.07/04.08/ 01.09/06.10/03.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 18.04/21.04/01.05/29.05/09.06/01.08.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Zertifikat course (B1, B2) 12 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 5 hours/week) (per lesson) Airport transfer

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Italy

There is an Italian mystery, and it’s not the secret recipe for sublime antipasti. How did a former empire, whose feared armies occupied twothirds of the known world only two thousand years ago, become the uncontested kingdom of the Dolce Vita? From the Alpine north to the sun-baked south, Italians take great pleasure in life. The Italian language reflects the beauty of its home best of all. It’s no surprise that the most elegant and gentle of the Romance languages lives on in the seat of the Roman Empire. Some things haven’t changed since the days of the Empire. Warm light still caresses the fertile fields of Tuscany, the orange sun still blazes at sunset over the silhouette of Mount Etna. Warm, turquoise water still laps the sandy beaches that line both the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coastlines. But some things are new… the northern cities of Milan and Venice are seriously stylish, while in Rome a sensational swirl of scooters and gorgeous people now live among those spectacular monuments to the past. If you’re arriving in Italy for the first time, you will be amazed by the quality of the food. We all know Italian food from home: pizza, pasta, tomato sauces... but nothing can prepare you for the sheer quality of food that is considered “everyday” here. Simple sauces taste better for being cooked fresh, pizzas are thin and light, fish is cooked to perfection. Each region has its own variations on cuisine and you will never, ever get bored with trying something new. If your mouth is watering for Italy the only question is which of our destinations would you like to sample first?

Sonia Müller International business, 2 months in Rome “The two months that I lived in Rome were a fabulous experience. It’s a great city. I really appreciated the quality of the teaching, which helped me make fast progress. Now I can have a conversation on any topic and have passed the CILS 3! Thanks for a great trip!”

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Bologna | Italy

Red-bricked Bologna, capital of the Emilia-Romagna region and the seventh largest city in Italy, stretches out between the lush northerly Apennine Mountains and the serene plain of the Po River. At the heart of a rich agricultural region, the stronghold of Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfieri Maserati is famous within Italy as the country’s culinary capital, where you can enjoy truly delicious food from the humblest cafe to the most exclusive restaurant. And yet, amazingly, the city which Italians consider the number one for quality of life remains relatively free of tourists. Take an Italian course in Bologna and enjoy this stunning town before everyone catches on! Among Italy’s big cities, Bologna is the one which has remained closest to the traditional model. Its glorious medieval centre has been preserved and renovated, offering a classic skyline to equal the more famous equivalent in Venice (just over 150km away). The University of Bologna is the world’s oldest university and the first place to be called “universitas”. Today’s students follow in a tradition dating back almost a millennium, but their energy makes this classical city feel youthful and energetic. Cafes and bars spill out onto the street and impassioned conversation continues late into the night, accompanied either by a strong coffee or a bright orange Aperol spritz. This is the Italy of dreams, where you can enjoy traditional architecture, local culture and warm evenings away from the camera-wielding hoards. Learn Italian at our partner language school in Bologna; discover one of Europe’s most distinctive cities, savour the local flavours and immerse yourself in the passions of Italian life.

Cultura Italiana

Accommodation

You will study Italian in the heart of Bologna, in the via Castiglione, only a stone’s throw away from the famous Garisenda and Asinelli towers and the Plazza Maggiore. Our partner school is housed in the magnificent 17th Century Tadeo Pepoli Palace building. The school contains 10 classrooms which are air-conditioned and wellequipped. A computer room with 12 computer posts and Wi-Fi Internet connection allows you to access the Internet free of charge, and a large student lounge is the place to relax between classes, to chat with friends and organise the next party.

Host family Share in the daily experiences of an Italian family. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the peninsula and to put your language knowledge into practice in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Living around 20 away from the school, you will have your own bedroom and will be able to freely use the kitchen of your hosts. Shared apartment For those who wish to live with other international students, the school proposes the accommodation option of a shared apartment. Each student has his/her own bedroom and shares the common rooms and equipment (kitchen,bathroom) with the others.

Leisure In Bologna, our partner school organises a daily program of cultural and social activities: tours of the city, its monuments, art and history. The objective of these activities is to give students the opportunity to dive into the Italian culture, practise the language in an authentic context and make new friends. From the Carracci heritage to the contemporary art galleries, you are sure to find plenty to satisfy your thirst for culture and superb walks. For shopping and fashion enthusiasts, the city centre offers no less than 35 kilometres of arcades. Lovers of fast cars will find what they’re looking for between Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and other Maserati. For going out with your friends at night, you will be spoilt for choice among the many cinemas, bars and nightclubs of this festive and university city, with a student population of more than 60,000.

Courses Intensive course Mini group intensive course Combined course 20+5

20 x 50min 20 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/01.05/01.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, no meals B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Mini group intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Combined course 20+5 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer Train station transfer

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At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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School is centrally located in the heart of Bologna Quality school with very good teachers Rich and varied leisure activities program

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Florence | Italy

Florence appreciates beauty. It can be no coincidence that this northern Italian city, home to some of the most dazzling architecture of the past thousand years, is one of those towns where an hour of people watching, cappuccino in hand, feels like taking a front row seat at a catwalk show. The atmosphere is enchanting, the weather great and the scenery breathtaking in the city of the Medici. An Italian course in Florence is the perfect way to discover a place rich in history that still knows how to have a good time. When priest Girolamo Savonarola instigated a “bonfire of the vanities” in 1497, he wanted to purge Florence of objects that could lead the people to thoughts of sin, including everything from fine clothing to paintings. He was spoilt for choice in a city that has nurtured Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo among others. Fortunately, the priest’s burst of puritanism was the exception and not the rule... the ancient reverence of beauty continues today in the home of Gucci and Ferragamo. The great works of art funded by the Medici survive in the Uffizi, Pitti and Accademia – three of the world’s finest galleries. The capital of Tuscany has a fine culinary tradition, embellished by the exceptional quality of regional products. Sit down to dinner on an open air terrace by the River Arno and enjoy rich local flavours in serene surroundings. Alternatively, find a table on any of the broad viali (avenues) that wrap around the old city centre and gawp at a uniquely Italian approach to moped riding, complete with wild gesturing and plenty of excruciating near misses. Make sure you don’t miss out: learn Italian in Florence with ESL.

Eurocentres

Accommodation

Our partner school is the oldest language school recognised by the State in Florence. It is housed in a 17th century Renaissancestyle building, in the very heart of the old town, close to the Ponte Vecchio and only a stone’s throw away from the Piazza dei Pitti. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, and located in a typical district, the historic building of the school, renovated in 1992, has 11 wellequipped classrooms, a multimedia learning centre, a student lounge with a drinks vending machine and a WiFi connection. The school also has a nice balcony where students can relax under the sun which projects a distinctive light that one only sees in Tuscany.

Host family It is possible to stay with a host family in a single room with half board provided. All of the families are carefully selected by the school. However, very few of them live in the historic centre, which means it will take you approx. 20-30 minutes by bus to get to the school. Porta al Prato Residence For more independent students, the school offers accommodation in single rooms with private bathrooms at the Porta al Prato residence. Located approx. 20 minutes’ walk (or 10 minute commute) to the school building and the old town, the residence is entirely air-conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi access. You will find a refrigerator in your room and be able to use the cooking facilities available on site, including a stove and microwave oven. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is provided three times a week and coin-operated laundry facilities are available. For any issues, the residence staff are present on site on a 24-hour basis.

Leisure The school offers a range of activities, including drawing and painting courses, cooking courses, conferences, parties, film screenings and outdoor picnics. Excursions to the Cinque Terre coastline, Sienna, Pisa, Lucca, Assisi or San Gimignano are also available. You can see Florence by visiting museums or discover it as the birthplace of the Italian art de vivre. This city is an excellent place to live life to the full, whether it be in its bars and clubs, its little restaurants and cafés, or by taking an excursion to the Fiesole hills.

Courses Standard course 20 x 50min Standard course 24+ 20 x 50min Intensive course 25 x 50min (20 general + 2 conversation lessons + 3 guided visits) Intensive course 24+ 25 x 50min (20 general + 2 conversation lessons + 3 guided visits)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/05.05/03.06/30.06/21.07/ 11.08/01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/24.06/15.08/ 08.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Residence, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Standard course 24+ 24 36 48 w. Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 23 w. Intensive course 24+ 24 36 48 w.

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer

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At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 14 people

Key points • • • •

Birthplace of the Renaissance, excellent environment for living the Italian language Magnificent building Intensive courses combined with culture courses Experienced and professional school with a very good reputation FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Milan | Italy

When Italians call Southern Italy il mezzogiorno (literally “midday”) it describes the differences between the north and south of the country. If the sunburnt south is more devout and less wealthy, then Milan is the very epitome of the thriving, stylish north. Designer boutiques line the streets of the Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Quad) in the home of the Italian fashion industry and engine room of the Italian economy. There are plenty of bargains to be found too, in the outlet stores where you can find last year’s designs at a fraction of the cost. And where better to parade your latest purchases than the glamorous shores of Lake Como and Lake Garda, which lie within easy reach? During the daytime, the canal-side cafés and traditional gelaterie of Navigli provide ideal locations to set up with a nice, strong coffee and watch the world go by. When the bars close at night, the locali, (warehouse nightclubs), open their doors and the fashionable Milanese chat, flirt and dance until the early hours. Fashion and football are two perennially hot topics in a city that is top of the league in both. Take an Italian course in Milan with ESL and be inspired by Italy’s most worldly city.

Linguadue

Accommodation

Located in the city centre, in a very fashionable street in the business district, the school can be easily reached by metro. Located in a charming art nouveau style building, the school has an interior garden to enjoy between classes. It offers 12 well-equipped classrooms, several small individual rooms, a social room and free Internet access. In order to enhance our students’ interest in the language, the school has chosen a modern teaching technique that emphasises oral expression, helping you to master the language needed in everyday situations.

Host family In order to make rapid progress in Italian, staying with a family in Milan is ideal. It’s by speaking with the inhabitants that you understand more about the Italian language and culture. Accommodation is with older or younger couples/families, with or without children and who all live a reasonable distance away from the school (between 15 and 30 minutes by public transport). Accommodation with a host family includes a single room and half board provided. Shared apartment The apartments are furnished and offer the ideal solution for those who wish to live with other international students during their stay. The students each have their own bedroom and share the kitchen and the bathroom. The apartments are located around 15-30 minutes away from the school. Camplus Gorla Residence (from 18 years) This cost-effective residence which looks like a comfortable hotel is an excellent option for your stay in Milan. Just steps from the dome and Milan’s central station, the residence is located close to the Corse Buenos Aires – a real shopping paradise – and 20 minutes’ walk to our partner school. Facilities include 56 comfortable single rooms and 4 twin/double rooms (for people travelling together), all with private bathrooms, 4 kitchens and lounges on each floor and a rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi internet access is available. On the ground floor, a snack bar with a separate entrance serves food at all times. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available to wash your laundry. Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed weekly. The rooms are cleaned once a week. Camplus Turro Residence This comfortable residence with 80 single or double rooms opened in 2010 in Milan in a residential area located 30 minutes from the school and the town centre. The rooms combine modernity and functionality and are all equipped with a private bathroom (with shower and toilet) and free Internet access. They are cleaned and the towels and bed linen are changed once a week. In the residence, you will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities: self service restaurant (meals for 6 to 10 Euros, closed on Sundays), common fully equipped kitchen, common area with TV and video games, coin operated laundry facilities, garden terrace. Free access to the fitness centre located in the same building is included in the price – ideal for sports lovers! Security is ensured on a 24h-basis. The residence is closed from 22nd December 2012 until 6th January 2013, from 4th August to 31st August 2013 and from 22nd December 2013 until 6th January 2014.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/23.06/07.07/ 04.08/01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/08.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 04.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Combined course 2 3 4 w.

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (20 lessons/week) Work experience placement (8 weeks) Work experience placement (12 weeks) Work experience placement (16 weeks) Airport transfer (Milano Linate) Airport transfer (Milano Malpensa)

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Leisure Every month, the school offers a programme of activities that will enable you to learn more about Italian culture, to visit other cities and to meet other students. In addition to the information that the school’s teachers will give you about language and culture, you will have art history specialists who will guide you on visits to museums and historical sites. In the afternoons, the school offers lectures on Italian customs or cooking lessons, and in the evenings, students can go to film screenings. In addition to these cultural activities, the school organises small trips to allow you to discover the neighbouring towns.

Key points • • •

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Dynamic city, leader in several domains Experienced school, central location Course + work experience placement

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Rome | Italy

Rome is a whirlwind of art, passion and scooters set against an a backdrop straight out of antiquity. A city with almost 3,000 years of history, this was the home of the first global empire and has probably played a larger role than any other as a template for the modern world. Modern Rome is a thrilling city with a seductive look in its eye and there’s simply nowhere on Earth like it. Some cities that are rich with history deliberately pickle themselves to cling on to past glories, but not Rome. Sure, you can gawp at world-class galleries, stuffed to overflowing with masterpieces from the past thousand years and statues from much earlier, but this is a living, breathing, evolving modern capital. The twisting, turning alleyways of Trastevere offer fantastic Italian images at every turn, from nuns enjoying a sunshine stroll to washing lines hanging between buildings, but on the inside the buildings are rapidly becoming luxury apartments and stylish offices. Italy’s political and cultural hub takes the concepts of hustle and bustle to another level, but never at the expense of style. This is, after all, the spiritual home of huge sunglasses. Historians like to explain the decline of the Roman Empire via the indulgent and decadent culture that had developed in the capital city. Modern Rome is certainly a city with joie de vivre, where talking is done as much with the hands as with the mouth, the cultural calendar is full and the food is spectacular. Learn Italian in Rome, this great student city, and learn to love the town like a local.

Torre Di Babele

Accommodation

Torre di Babele, our partner school, is situated at the centre of historic Rome, in an elegant district in Art Nouveau style, shaded and surrounded by parks including the famous ‘Villa Torlonia’ park. Just a stone’s throw away you will find the ‘La Sapienza’ University and the student district of ‘San Lorenzo’, famous for its liveliness both during the day and at night. Just as accessible from the language centre is the main train station ‘Termini’ which allows for easy discovering the marvels of the eternal city of Rome. The school occupies three large floors of an elegant villa ‘Liberty’ surrounded by a large garden (600m2). A student lounge, bright, air-conditioned classrooms, a fully-equipped computer room and a WiFi connection in the garden all combine to create an ideal environment for studying Italian in the heart of Rome.

Host family Staying with a host family is the ideal option for discovering the Italian culture and practising Italian daily. The families are selected with care and are situated around 30 minutes by public transport away from the language school building. You will stay in a single room with half board provided. This experience will also allow you to get to know the Roman way of life from the inside, their customs, culinary habits and to get a taste of local hospitality. Shared apartment (from 18 years) This accommodation option allows students to share with Italian inhabitants, generally adults only, or with other students from the school. You will have your own room as well as free access to the common rooms of the apartment and will be responsible for preparing your own meals. Why not propose to your hosts that you make a speciality of your country for them?

Leisure To get to know Rome and Italian culture better our partner school offers students the opportunity to participate in organized activities and outings, some free or at a reduced price, during the week and weekends: guided tours of Rome, itineraries of art history and Italian architecture, cinema, literature, visits to prestigious Roman parks (Villa Doria Pamphili, Parco della Caffarella, Appia Antica, etc. ) and excursions to Naples, Pompei, Orvieto, Florence and to the seaside. The Italian capital abounds with possibilities for going out in the evening with your friends all year round; but if you have the opportunity to stay there in summer, the famous ‘Roman Summer’ (Estate Romana) transforms Rome into an endless party...

Courses Standard course Intensive course

20 x 45min 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 mini-group *) CILS exam preparation course 30 x 45min (20 general + 10 one-to-one CILS) Italian + cooking 24 x 45min (20 general + 3 cooking + 1 Wine) Italian + Painting 29 x 45min (20 général + 9 Peinture) Italian + Photography 35 x 45min (20 general + 15 Photography)

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/ 09.12.2014 You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/08.12.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 06.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) (per week) Airport transfer (Fiumicino/Ciampino) Train station pick-up (Termini)

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At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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City with extraordinary artistic heritage Convivial atmosphere and enchanting setting Ideally located school in the centre of Rome Highly trained and experienced teachers FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Siena | Italy

Siena, like a work of art... its gateways, the Porta San Marco, the Porta Romana, or the beautiful and generous Porta Camollia; its majestic fountains, Gaia and Branda or the pastoral Ovile; its palaces with their austere front walls, Sansedoni, Buonsignori, Salimbeni, Tolomei; the famous pink square of the Pallazzo Pubblico and its unfinished cathedral… the entire city, built around the Piazza del Campo, is divine. Take an Italian course in Siena with ESL and fall in love with one of Italy’s most distinctive student cities. Today, Siena maintains its Gothic feel, acquired between the 12th and 15th Centuries thanks to names such as Duccio di Buoninsegna, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini. After centuries of careful preservation by loving locals, the centre is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an enchanting place to stroll around. Each corner brings a new spectacle, whether a breathtaking piazza, immaculate cathedral or just a typical Italian street scene, with passions running high and hands waving. Duck into a church and don’t be surprised to find priceless masterpieces hanging among the Catholic bling. Jewel of Tuscany, Siena also offers the pleasure of living at the heart of a remarkable region, where parties like the riotous horse races of Il Palio suggest just a touch of madness. Held in July and August each year, the race sees the Piazza del Campo converted from one of Europe’s finest medieval squares into a racetrack. Learn Italian at our partner Siena language school and discover a city and region that hasn’t yet succumbed to the tourist hoards and is all the better for it.

Dante

Accommodation

It is in the heart of Siena where you will study Italian, only 10 minutes from the famous Piazza del Campo. With its high ceilings, elegant archways and natural light, our partner school offers the ideal setting for your studies. The school has 20 classrooms, a study room with a library and multimedia material and computers with Internet access. For relaxing after classes or during breaks, you can choose between the comfortable student lounge or two interior courtyards where you can meet up and chat with other students. There are also 3 terraces, which are an ideal place to go to relax and chat with your friends whilst enjoying the sunshine.

Host family Staying with a host family provides you with an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the culture of the country. In this way, you will share in the daily life and experiences of your host family whilst practising your Italian in an authentic context. Living around 30 minutes away from the school, you will have your own bedroom and will share breakfast and the evening meal with your host family every day of the week. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Our partner school also offers accommodation in a shared apartment, Here, you will stay in a single room and share the common areas with your flatmates. It is a great opportunity to meet other international students, try out new Tuscan recipes, and share the unique experience of a language course in Siena with them.

Leisure Speaking Italian outside of the school, in a social or cultural context, is a great way to develop the skills you have learned in class. That’s why each week our partner school offers students the chance to participate in outings, some free or at reduced prices, during the week and at the weekends, such as Italian cinema, public lectures and guided tours for discovering Siena’s secrets, excursions and olive oil, cheese and wine tastings, not to forget the nights out organised by the school and the parties on offer in Siena itself.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course 15+4

15 x 50min 20 x 50min 19 x 60min (15 general + 4 one-to-one) Combined course 15+8 23 x 60min (15 general + 8 one-to-one) Italian + culture 27 x 50min (20 general + 4 culture + 1 wine + 2 cooking)

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 23 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/10.03/24.03/07.04/14.04/ 28.04/05.05/12.05/19.05/26.05/03.06/09.06/16.06/ 23.06/30.06/07.07/14.07/21.07/28.07/04.08/11.08/ 18.08/25.08/01.09/08.09/15.09/22.09/29.09/06.10/ 13.10/20.10/03.11/17.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/08.12.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 14.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 15+4 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) Combined course 15+8 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) Italian + culture 1 2 w. Extra week (2+) Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson)

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Central location in the heart of Siena Quality school with experienced teachers Rich and varied program of cultural activities

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Salerno | Italy

The medieval streets of Salerno contain a maze of bars, trattorie and colourful piazzas that the local student population of 40,000 keeps lively throughout the year. And when the southern sun gets too strong, the breathtaking curves of the Amalfi Coast beckon; serene olive groves, lemon orchards and vineyards overlook the turquoise calm of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Italy’s most magnificent shoreline has attracted the glamorous and powerful since the 1950s. Take an Italian course in Salerno with ESL; follow in the footsteps of Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and Joan Miro and sample la dolce vita in its purest form. Take an evening stroll along the charming, tree-lined, seafront promenade and watch the sun sparkle over the warm, crystal-clear sea. Once the hot sun has set, enjoy the delicious local food -best enjoyed on an open-air terrace – and prepare for a night out. As both an important university city and a major port, Salerno has a vibrant nightlife, with a large number of bars, discos and cafes continuing well into the early hours. Salerno’s magnificent cathedral stands strong after almost 1,000 years and offers a glimpse into the long history of a town that acts as a transport hub and starting point for discovering the Amalfi Coast. The famous names nearby – Ravello, Positano, Sorrento – have earned a reputation as stylish hangouts where the international jet set come to get away from it all, but there is much more to the coast than glitz and glamour. For every celeb hangout there is also a quiet fishing village where you can sample a more down-to-earth Italian lifestyle and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in Italian.

Accademia Italiana

Accommodation

It is at the heart of historic Salerno where you will study Italian. Accademia Italiana, our partner school, is situated in Via Roma, one of the busiest streets in the town. It is housed in the Palazzo Angrisani, a magnificent old building facing out onto the sea, and offers all of the facilities and comfort necessary for learning Italian. There are 14 classrooms, with a balcony and sea view, available for group courses and everything is planned for so that you may work on your own outside of class times, whether it’s in the language lab, computer room with Internet access or library...Finally, in order to relax after all these efforts, you can meet up with your friends in the student lounge for coffee and a chat.

Host family In order to get closer to the Italian culture, there is no better option than to stay with a family in Salerno. You will stay in a single room (there is a possibility to stay in a double room of you are travelling with another student) and will be able to get to the school by foot. To add to the conviviality of this accommodation option and to make things simpler for you, half board is included. Shared apartment (from 18 years) If you wish to share with other students from the school, you can opt for the shared apartment accommodation option. The apartments, made available for the school, are well-equipped. You will have the choice between a single or double bedroom to be shared and will share the common areas, like the kitchen and the bathroom, with your flatmates. This is the ideal type of accommodation for those who wish to live in an autonomous way while having contact with students from throughout the world. Hotels and apartments Prices and additional information on request.

Leisure

Courses

Our partner school in Salerno offers a large choice of activities after classes. If you like sports, you will be able to take advantage of being beside the sea and go sailing. If it’s culture you’re more interested in, then you will be able to discover history, art and music during seminars and guided visits. For entertainment, there is no shortage of possibilities. There are organised theatre, cinema and concert evenings and every week, meals with other students with will give you a chance to taste local specialities, much to the delight of your tastebuds. There is no chance of getting bored in Salerno as there is so much to do, see and discover.

Standard course 20 x 45min Intensive course 30 x 45min Combined course 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Italian + cooking 24 x 45min (20 general + 4 cooking) Italian + Gastronomy & Wine 20 x 45min (+ Gastronomy & Wine)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 27 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Key points • • •

Calm and sunny environment in the south of Italy Quality school, experienced teachers Ideal location in the historic centre and close to the seaside

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/27.01/10.02/10.03/24.03/14.04/28.04/26.05/ 09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/ 29.09/27.10/10.11/09.12/29.12.2014 Starting dates: 13.01/27.01/10.02/24.02/10.03/24.03/14.04/28.04/ 12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/ 01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/09.12/ 29.12.2014 You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/06.01/21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/ 08.12.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2014 - 27.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 550 2 980 3 1340 4 1700 6 2510 8 3320 12 4580 16 5920 24 w. 8600 Extra week (24+) 355 Intensive course 1 680 2 1180 3 1650 4 2140 6 3170 8 4200 12 5780 16 7520 24 w. 11000 Extra week (24+) 455 Combined course 1 725 2 1330 3 1865 4 2400 6 3560 8 4720 12 w. 6680 Extra week (12+) 550 Italian + cooking 1 640 2 1140 3 1580 4 2020 6 2990 8 3960 12 w. 5540 Extra week (12+) 455 Italian + Gastronomy & Wine 2 w. 1240

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 10 lessons/week) (per lesson) Airport/Railway station transfer (Capodichino/Napoli, 06.00-22.00) Airport/Railway station transfer (Capodichino/Napoli, 22.00-06.00)

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Taormina | Italy

When Goethe called Taormina “a corner of paradise”, he wasn’t just succumbing to that tourist tendency to idealise anywhere offering respite from everyday life. This really is a paradisiacal corner of Sicily. Learn Italian in Taormina and fall in love with Sicily’s most cosmopolitan town... a gorgeous sprawl that lies over two grand, sweeping bays overlooked by snow-peaked Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. If you can pull yourself away from the fantastic shops and beaches, Taormina has a tremendous amount to offer, with a rich historical heritage dating back to before the Roman Empire when the Greeks made it their first colony in Italy. The Roman baths, ancient ruins and magnificent Arab buildings help place the beautifully-preserved town centre in its historical context. Taormina is now best known for the beauty of its sun-drenched sandy beaches or Etna’s majestic steep hillsides, covered with black volcanic ash. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy wind-surfing, sailing, fishing, canoeing, snorkelling and scuba-diving, or you can just lie back and soak up the hot southern sun. Discover the Italian concept of farniente on the terrace of a café and you’re almost there...

Babilonia

Accommodation

Our partner school occupies a magnificent historical villa at the heart of Taormina. The school has 7 air-conditioned classrooms, a library and a student lounge containing audiovisual material. The course centre also includes a computer room and free Internet access. Within the course centre, you will also find a cafeteria, a kitchen and a magnificent garden of 1000m2, ideal for relaxing between classes and for meeting all of the participants. It is in a convivial environment that you will learn Italian. The emphasis of the teaching is up on oral and written communication. In addition, the Babilonia school puts cooking and art classes, sports activities and concerts in place, allowing you to enrich your linguistic and cultural experience.

Host family Students are provided with a single room with breakfast, half board or full board provided. It’s the ideal option for those who wish to immerse themselves in the Sicilian culture from the beginning to the end of their stay! Apartment (from 18 years) There are several apartments (shared or private) available in the town of Taormina. In the shared apartments, there is a kitchen and a bathroom to be shared by the students and the bedrooms are single rooms (or double for two people travelling together).

Leisure The school offers many extra-curricular activities that will allow you to meet other students. The programme includes film screenings, games and seminars (Italian literature, Sicilian culture, etc.) Every weekend and some afternoons, excursions are organized to places that only locals know, away from the tourist flow. You will also be invited to socio-cultural activities such as dinners, concerts and plays. The city has tennis courts and fitness centres. If you want to go shopping, you will enjoy discounts with the student card that the school will give you on arrival.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Italian + cooking

20 x 45min 30 x 45min 34 x 45min (20 general + 14 cooking)

At a glance School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 17 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 05.05/19.05/03.06/16.06/30.06/14.07/28.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/ 09.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/11.11/ 08.12.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 06.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 10.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Italian + cooking 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Catania)

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A pearl in the Mediterranean, full of history and beauty Renowned school, high standard of education Thematic optional courses (Italian cuisine, Business Italian etc.)

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Venice | Italy

Venice has the unique ability to amaze each time you return to its canals, its churches and its bridges. The water plays with the light, the marble and the surfaces of the palaces. St Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Ducale are just the most famous feats of human artistry in a city that hosts the Biennale and Venice Film Festival. Iconic cityscapes await at every turn. But away from the big-name sights, Venice is a city with hidden depths. Getting lost (as you inevitably will) in the winding streets, you will discover charming campi... little communal squares that have a church, a well and usually somewhere nice to sit down and enjoy a spritz in the shade. The quieter streets of Cannarégio contain some superb bars where you can enjoy delicious cicchetti – local tapas usually based around local seafood. In a city without cars, boats rule, whether taxis, police boats, fire boats or the ubiquitous gondolas and their stripy gondoliers. Once the novelty of the water wears off, you can start to really enjoy that famous Venetian skyline, which has changed little over the past four centuries. Except for sinking a little closer to the waterline, of course. Learn Italian in Venice and immerse yourself in the history of a uniquely beautiful city.

Istituto Venezia

Accommodation

Study Italian at the heart of La Serenissima (Venice)...on the right bank, in the Dorsoduro district, only a stone’s throw away from the charming Campo Santa Margherita square. Our partner school is housed in a magnificent historical building. The staff are welcoming and the 7 classrooms are bright and comfortable. A small computer room will allow you to access the Internet free of charge in the afternoons. There is also WiFi access for students who have their own laptops. During breaks or after classes, you can relax and chat with friends on the terrace, unless you would prefer to join students from the University Ca’ Foscari in one of the numerous Venetian cafés right near the school.

Host family This is your dream chance to live like a real Venetian! Sharing the daily life and experiences of a local family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture. Living around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have your own room and will share the kitchen with your hosts. Residence “Palladian cloister on Giudecca” With a view overlooking the Giudecca lagoon and its location on an island in the historical heart of Venice, the residence proposed by our partner school will captivate you. It is located in the district which is very popular with artists and students close to the Redentore church, only a stone’s throw away from the Piazzale Roma and the train station. In an former, completely renovated convent, surrounded by a garden where there are hundreds of olive trees, you can occupy a single or double room (in which case, the booking must be made for the two people at the same time) with an extraordinary view and a private bathroom. The bedrooms have Internet access. You will have the possibility to use, in common with the other international students, the equipped kitchen, the laundry room, comfortable lounges with television and meeting rooms. A shuttle boat assures a continuous connection with the historical centre of the city. You will appreciate the conviviality in an extraordinary setting in the heart of Venice!

Leisure

Courses Standard course Combined course 20+5 one-to-one of 60 minutes) Combined course 20+10 one-to-one of 60 minutes) Art History course

20 x 55min 25 x 55min (20 general + 5

How can you get bored in Venice? The entire city is a work of art. To help you discover its innumerable treasures, at the beginning of each month, our partner school proposes a programme of excursions and activities that you can participate in free of charge or at a reduced price, such as walks around the city, visits to the Rialto markets, trips to the beaches of Lido and film evenings. And for going out with your friends at night, you have only to choose a venue among the numerous options for partying in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

30 x 55min (20 general + 10

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 07.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/23.06/21.07/ 18.08/15.09/13.10/10.11/08.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 06.01/21.04/01.05/15.08.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 06.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, no meals B Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) A B Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Combined course 20+5 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) Combined course 20+10 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) Art History course 1 2 w.

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At a glance School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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School is centrally located in the heart of Venice Quality school with very good teachers Rich and varied programme of cultural activities

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Verona | Italy

The stylish residents of Verona know they are onto a good thing. One of Italy’s most beautiful and successful cities may be best known for two star-crossed residents of years gone by, but once you have been to see Juliet’s balcony, touched her breast (molesting a statue of her is supposed to bring good luck) and left a heartfelt message in the alleyway leading to the villa that inspired Shakespeare, that’s when your real Veronese experience begins. Take an Italian course in Verona and enjoy a city of stylish shops for all budgets, delicious food at traditional osterie and a startling Roman Amphitheatre with open-air opera throughout the summer. Elegance is a way of life in Verona. Sitting down to a hearty cappuccino in the morning or a refreshing spritz in the afternoon, you may well be struck by how effortlessly stylish many of the locals are. But there’s genuine warmth too, in a society where family comes first and the good life is a national obsession. Verona is only a thirty minute train journey from Lake Garda; a spectacular part of northern Italy famous for climbing, sailing and vineyards. It’s a great place to spend a weekend during your Italian course in Verona. Or slightly further afield, Florence, Milan, Genoa, Bologna and Venice are all within two hours on the train. But you may well not want to leave Verona. It’s a place to fall in love and fall in love with...

Idea Verona

Accommodation

You will learn Italian at the heart of Verona’s historical centre, a stone’s throw away from the river Adige and from the Arena. Our partner school is located on the very premises of the Don Bosco Institute, which also hosts a private Italian school. In this peaceful place, favourable to learning, you will have the opportunity to mix with Italian students, but also with the students from the Idea Verona school, who come from the USA, Europe and Asia in order to learn Italian. On the first day, you will sit a language evaluation test (oral and written) and will be placed in a group accordingly. The lessons are given by qualified and motivated teachers in nine air-conditioned classrooms. All of the Italian courses include cultural lessons and the content can be tailor-made just for you, according to your objectives and interests, whether they are academic, professional and/or artistic. You will take advantage of the various facilities of this Italian school: a computer room, a library and a video library, a theatre, a music room with a piano, reading rooms, a cafeteria, a snack bar (open only during the breaks), and an internet access in the whole building. The school is also a recognized examination centre (two sessions are held each year). Moreover, as an Idea Verona student, you will be offered discounts in some of the city shops.

Host Family Students can be accommodated in single rooms with host families. The families are carefully selected to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and usually live less than 30 minutes by foot away from the school. This accommodation type will allow you to share a true Italian family’s everyday life while practising Italian in a warm and authentic setting. You can choose between accommodation with breakfast only and accommodation with breakfast and dinner. Shared apartment or studio More independent students can opt for an accommodation in shared apartments near the school (about 30 minutes by foot away from the school).You will be provided with a single room and will share the apartment either with the owner (a single person or a couple) or with other students (available mainly in the summer). You will share the bathroom, the kitchen and the living room with your flatmates. Bedlinen and towels are supplied on-site free of charge. For the students who would prefer to live on their own, the school also offers studio apartments with kitchen facilities. Don Bosco Residence (available 01.06-30.08.2014) Idea Verona provides accommodation in the Don Bosco Institute itself, which is convenient since you won’t need to travel to attend your lessons in the morning. You will be provided with a single room with a private bathroom. A common kitchen is to be shared by the students. You can have your lunch at the school cafeteria for a reasonable price (between 5 and 9 euros). You will also take advantage of the Wi-Fi connection in the whole building.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course

16 x 60min 20 x 60min (10 general + 10 conversation) Combined course 21 x 60min (16 general + 5 one-to-one + 2 excursions) Italian + Music 22 x 60min (10 general + 10 Music + 2 excursion)

Every Wednesday, an art history teacher will take you to discover a part of the history of Verona. This two-hour outing, which focuses on a specific theme each time (Verona in the Roman times, Verona’s gardens, Art in Verona...) will allow you to see the main attractions of the city. Every week, you will also have the opportunity to attend a pizza party or to have a delicious Italian ice cream in a park in order to get to know the other students of the school. At weekends, you will be able to take part in optional activities at an extra cost. For instance, you may go to the Lake of Garda to visit the Olive oil museum, go on a boat trip on the lake, or taste the local specialties in the market that is held there at weekends. Besides, the Valpolicella and Bardolino vineyards are not far from there, which will undoubtedly appeal to the wine lovers. Day-trips to the medieval city of Mantua, with its Ducal Palace, or to the beautiful city of Venice, with its famous bridges and canals, may also be organised.

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Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/10.02/10.03/07.04/12.05/09.06/07.07/04.08/ 01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 21.04/25.04/01.05/02.06/15.08/08.12.2014 School holidays: 22.12.2013 - 11.01.2014 20.04.2014 - 26.04.2014 21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 608 2 1045 3 1449 4 1856 6 2752 8 3593 12 5335 16 7070 24 w. 10454 Extra week (24+) 448 Intensive course 1 633 2 1086 3 1505 4 1917 6 2837 8 3720 12 5520 16 7311 24 w. 10581 Extra week (24+) 460 Combined course 1 779 2 1377 3 1931 4 2476 6 3706 8 4813 12 7273 16 9733 24 w. 14653 Extra week (24+) 615 Italian + Music 1 633 2 1086 3 1505 4 w. 1917 Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Valerio Catullo) Train station transfer (Porta Nuova)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR

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A historic city with a very good quality of life Proximity to the major cities of Northern Italy Language courses + cultural outings Students with various profiles and nationalities

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Brazil - Portugal The other language of the colonial era, a language of sailors and poets, Portuguese is spoken by over 250 million people around the world. Its distinctive diphthongs roll over the soulful songs of Ellis Regina, João Gilberto and Tom Jobim just as the explorers once rode the waves of fortune in search of riches. Brazil and Portugal are tied together by a language and by a history that goes back to the days when the “New World” was new and Portugal was a major European power. Modern Portugal still has the impressive architecture from years gone by, with imperial palaces, grand boulevards and castles dating back to Moorish times dotting the rolling Iberian plains. But the old-time grandeur is fading in a country that is embracing a European future. One thing that hasn’t changed is the beauty of the landscapes, including some of Europe’s finest beaches and a breathtaking Atlantic coastline. On the other side of that ocean, Brazil is also looking to the future. Latin America’s largest country is booming. In a place that faced the hard times with a smile, this new prosperity has people positively beaming. From the depths of the Amazon Basin to the heights of Sugar Loaf Mountain, from the wild nights of carnival in Salvador de Bahia to the serene calm of Maceió’s beaches at sunrise, Brazil finds new ways to surprise and delight you. Portugal or Brazil? That’s a tough decision…

Marielle Dubois Stylist, 1 month in Lisbon “Lisbon? What a great place! I didn’t really know what to expect before I arrived. Now I have been there I can only recommend this superb city where I had such a good time. The school was excellent, with highly motivated teachers and students from all over the world. I loved the atmosphere in Bairro Alto. Thanks for everything!”

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Lisbon | Portugal

In the hip bars of Bairro Alto, a heady mix of students, young people and tourists spill out onto the streets late into the night, moving to the sounds of reggae, electronica and traditional fado. In the downtown administrative district, buildings on a massive scale remind you of Lisbon’s history as the capital of a major empire. This is an enchanting place. It’s the kind of city where you can turn a corner and be blown away by a spectacular and unexpected urban vista... the “city of seven hills” has plenty of serene viewing platforms that allow you to get a stunning view across town to the River Tagus. A Portuguese course in Lisbon is the perfect introduction to a city that pre-dates Paris, London and even Rome. Spread over those rolling hills and straddling the river, Lisbon has a unique atmosphere. Traditionally more conservative than the big cities in neighbouring Spain, things have changed rapidly in the past decade and a youthful energy surges in the small streets, grand walkways and packed bars of the city centre. Eager for modernity, Lisbon’s young people meet up on the docks along the river and stage impromptu warehouse parties that are the equal of anything in Berlin or London. Learn Portuguese in Lisbon and you will have access to another world too... the natural jewels of the local countryside provide a superb respite from the city. Lord Byron called nearby Sintra “the most beautiful [village] in the world” and few who visit would disagree. The Moors and Portuguese royals saw fit to build castles in the lush local hills, while the village itself feels distinctly Mediterranean. Or just hop on the train in Lisbon city centre and you can be at the beach in Cascais in no time.

CIAL

Accommodation

Since 1959, our partner school offers comprehensive and highquality teaching. The school is situated on the Rua Actor Taborda, only a few minutes by foot away from the city centre, close to the metro station. All of the teachers have a university degree and have a good understanding of Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking culture. The 20 classrooms of the language school building are spread out over 3 building situated less than 5 minutes’ walk away from each other. The school makes available a library, audiovisual material, a multimedia room, a language lab and free Internet access to its students. During breaks and after classes, the students will be able to enjoy the large terrace and the vending machines for snacks and drinks. The building is also accessible by lift.

Host family Host family accommodation is by far the best way to learn a language and to discover a culture beyond a tourist perspective. The families chosen by Cial live 15 to 30 minutes from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with breakfast provided.

Leisure The school offers a monthly activity programme that will allow you to meet other students and get to know the city. You will enjoy guided visits to museums and monuments, nightlife and sporting activities. On Friday evenings, excursions or typical meals are scheduled. You can also go to one of the surrounding pools or to the beach (the nearest is half an hour away from city centre). Lisbon also has several fitness and sport clubs.

Courses

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/05.05/ 19.05/02.06/16.06/30.06/14.07/04.08/01.09/15.09/ 29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/09.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/18.04/01.05/10.06/15.08/08.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family/single room/breakfast only School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Portuguese + surfing (17.5 lessons) 2 4 w. Portuguese + surfing (18.75 lessons) 4 w. Portuguese + surfing (20 lessons) 2 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer

Standard course 15 x 50min Intensive course 25 x 50min Portuguese + surfing (17.5 lessons) 15 x 50min + (Surf 2 or 3 afternoons/week) Portuguese + surfing (18.75 lessons) 15 x 50min + (Surf 3 or 4 afternoons/week) Portuguese + surfing (20 lessons) 15 x 50min + (Surf 5 afternoons/week)

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At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

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City with a rich cultural life Renowned school with 30 years of experience Friendly atmosphere and qualified teachers

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Olinda | Brazil

A mix of African and European influences, colourful house facades and a communicative joie de vivre: Olinda is a fascinating place to explore. As well as a rich cultural heritage, the city has many attractive features, including beautiful beaches stretching as far as the eyes can see, a warm and welcoming population and direct proximity to Recife, a vibrant metropolis with excellent shopping and nightlife. Olinda is located on the waterfront, at the easternmost point in the South American continent and is blessed with sunshine all year round. Voted Brazil’s first cultural capital, the city boasts a beautiful historical centre with monuments and churches dating back to the 16th century. Colonial architecture, a taste for a good party and superb natural surroundings make Olinda an ideal place to learn Brazilian and get a deeper understanding of Brazilian culture. A safe and human-sized town, Olinda is home to 400,000 people and famous for its fantastic carnival. Dip into its unique atmosphere and make the most out of your language study stay in Olinda!

Olinda School

Accommodation

Our partner school is a real jewel: not only does it offer quality Portuguese courses, but it also provides opportunities for students to immerse themselves in Brazilian culture. The course is combined with music, dance, sports and cookery workshops to facilitate language learning and integration into the community. Located in a residential area close to the city centre and waterfront, the school includes 6 air-conditioned classrooms, an internet room, a Wi-Fi zone, a reading room, a relaxation area, an auditorium and a kitchen, which is also used for optional workshops. Classes put an emphasis on oral communication and are supported by the use of audio/video materials, texts and exercises. The school also favours constant interaction between students and the local community. In this friendly and relaxed atmosphere, take part in exciting cultural activities in one of the greatest cities in Brazil and fall in love with the tudo bem lifestyle.

Host family In a city like Olinda, homestay provides unbeatable added value to a language course. You will be able to speak Portuguese, savour local dishes and learn more about local customs and habits with your hosts. The families provide optimal accommodation conditions for students from all over the world. Most families live less than half an hour’s walk from the school building. You will have the use of a single bedroom, access to Wi-Fi internet (most of the time) and share the bathroom and other common rooms with your hosts. Your bedroom will be equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Breakfast and dinner are included. On the first day, a member of the family will take you to the school. Pousadas and apartments On request, we are happy to recommend pousadas or apartments close to the school. Contact us for more information.

Leisure The aim of our partner school in Olinda is to teach you Portuguese, but also provide you with a deeper insight into Brazilian culture. For this reason, it offers an exciting leisure programme, including cultural outings to Olinda and Recife, where students can visit open-air marketplaces, historical churches, museums, restaurants and bookshops, before watching a live football game. On weekdays, numerous optional activities will allow you to learn more about Brazilian music, cinema and culture, including Capoeira, which is much more than a dance style. At the weekend, students have the opportunity to relax on beautiful beaches stretching to the horizon or explore Brazil during exciting excursions: discover Recife’s historical centre, São José’s market, Galinhas’s harbour or the beaches of Itamaracá, Gaibu, Tamandaré and Carneiros. After spending some time with the warm and joyful Brazilian people, you will come back home with only one thing in mind: going back there as soon as possible!

Courses Standard course Intensive course CELPE-Bras course 20 x 50min 20 x 50min 20 x 50min Private Tuition (20)

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At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 25 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 6 people

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/10.03/24.03/07.04/ 22.04/05.05/19.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/17.11/01.12/ 15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/12.03/18.04/21.04/01.05/24.06/06.08/07.09/ 12.10/02.11/10.11/15.11/25.12.2014 School holidays: 02.03.2014 - 08.03.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Host family, single room, breakfast A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) CELPE-Bras course 4 5 6 8 10 12 w. Extra week (12+) Private Tuition (20) 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Safe environment close to Recife, high quality of life Friendly school offering mini group and elective courses (with a focus on culture, academic studies or business) Qualified and dedicated teachers Excellent leisure options on offer FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Salvador da Bahia | Brazil

Salvador is perhaps one of the most “Brazilian” cities in Brazil. Bahia state, of which Salvador is capital, has over 1000km of spectacular sandy beaches, but many locals here rarely stray from the local city beaches... Porto da Barra Beach is especially spectacular and, because it curves out to sea, is one of the few places in Brazil where you can enjoy a sunset over the water. The water is warm too; the Bahia de Todos os Santos is protected from the colder currents of the Atlantic. Take a Portuguese course at our partner language school in Salvador and find your groove in a city where samba de roda, capoeira and other fusion rhythms form the heartbeat of the streets. One of the oldest cities of the new world, Salvador was the original capital city of Brazil. As the country has grown, that honour first moved south to Rio and more recently to the purpose-built Brasília, leaving Salvador to loosen its belt and let its hair down. That is something it has done with style.... Carnival here is the wildest in Brazil, and the other 11 months are pretty impressive too! There is live music and performance almost every week of the year. Music and art are in the air and on the streets. The African influence remains strong in the city where immigrants have had their introduction to the Brazilian melting pot for centuries. Learn Portuguese in Salvador de Bahia and fall in love with a city where the winter months are warm, the summertime’s hot and the living’s easy.

Idioma

Accommodation

Our partner school in Salvador de Bahía offers optimal conditions for learning Portuguese and discovering the Bahianese culture, with its high-quality academic structure, cultural and topical classes as options, a very friendly atmosphere and, as an added bonus, the sea located only two minutes away from the language school building! The 9 classrooms are bright and well-equipped and you will have free Internet access through the WiFi network. Between your Portuguese classes, during the coffee break, you will be able to enjoy the comfortable patio on the ground floor for relaxing and chatting with your friends and planning the evening’s festivities. The language school building is located at the heart of « Barra ». This lively residential district is reputed for its quality of life and the Bahianese like to meet up on the magnificent beaches which are on the edge of the Avenida Oceânica. In the shade of the « Farol da Barra », the lighthouse at the southern point of the city, you will find everything you need: lively restaurants, small fashion boutiques, large shopping centres, bars with lively parties, multicoloured shops and omnipresent music…all of this can be found only a stone’s throw away from the school! Therefore, do like everyone else, put on your flip-flops, choose between the beaches of the Atlantic and the Bay of All Saints and enjoy up to 200% this typical Brazilian way of life.

Host family This is a dream chance to live like a real Brazilian! Sharing life and daily experiences with a host family in Salvador is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Brazilian culture and to put your language knowledge into practice outside of the Portuguese classes, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. At around 20 minutes away from the school, you will have accommodation in a single room with breakfast. Most of the families are located in the « Barra » district. Shared apartments You also have the possibility of sharing an apartment with Brazilians or with other students. The apartments are within easy walking distance of the language school building. You will stay in a single room and will share common rooms, such as the bathroom and kitchen, with your flatmates. This option will allow you to have unforgettable encounters and to discover with your Brazilian friends their recipes, their music and the hidden treasures of a city they know by heart. Hostel, hotel, private apartment For students who wish to be totally independent, our partner school proposes staying in a hotel, in a private apartment or in a “Pousada” (inexpensive family guesthouses, typically Brazilian) at reduced prices. Prices and additional information on request.

Courses Standard course Combined course 20+5 One-to-one tuition CELPE-Bras course

20 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) 20 x 50min 20 x 50min

Leisure Multicoloured façades, baroque churches, impressive uneven paved streets, welcoming inhabitants, party music…welcome to Salvador da Bahía! From the fragrant and colourful treasures of the « Mercado Modelo » to the sparkling sands of the « Morro de São Paulo », and from Capoiera performances to parades of Batucadas, you don’t risk getting bored. In addition, you are at the heart of the famous « Barra » district, and at a stone’s throw away from the school, you will be able to enjoy as much as you like the beaches and a way of life which the Brazilians have cultivated to perfection. Leaving a place for “Acarajé com camarão”, for papayas and for the sun…But above all, don’t miss the soul of the « Black Rome ». In Salvador de Bahía, African music and traditions are mixed into everyday life without losing anything of their original strength. At the heart of Salvador, there is a unique place, a « miracle », the Candeal district. A place that generates musicians of all ages and a model of social integration constructed by Carlinhos Brown. With music as its only weapon and a forest of over-powering rhythms, they resist with style against the bulldozers and the reinforced concrete and every day, they fix even more this African culture which is « transported » over the Atlantic from the Gulf of Guinea to the fertile soils of a Brazil which swore to « dance forever »! « Revolution destroys, evolution builds, Candeal represents the construction of sense, of niceness and of goodness. We don’t want paternalistic actions, we want social change. Is it necessary to feed or to teach how to sow? It is necessary to learn and to transfer our knowledge so that every one can benefit from it. Humanity needs to dance together, to dance forever!» Carlinhos Brown www.elmilagrodecandeal.com

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 18 years / 27 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 9 people

100

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/03.03/04.03/05.03/18.04/21.04/05.05/19.06/ 24.06/02.07/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, breakfast B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Combined course 20+5 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. One-to-one tuition 1 2 3 4 w. Extra week (4+) CELPE-Bras course 2 4 6 8 w.

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Options / Extras Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 23.02 - 01.03.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 02.03 - 08.03.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, 23.02 - 01.03.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment, 02.03 - 08.03.14) Airport transfer (on arrival, to be paid on site)

171 285 174 290 42

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Excellent location, at the heart of the magnificent «Barra» district Immediate proximity to the beaches Quality teaching and very friendly school Optional topical/cultural classes

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São Paulo | Brazil

São Paulo is a sprawling octopus of a city, with around 18 million people living within its metropolitan tentacles. One of Latin America’s key cities of business, fashion and art, this is an electrifying place with a renewed sense that anything is possible. From the high-rise city centre to the more tranquil districts lying on the periphery, São Paulo is bubbling with creativity and enterprise. Local restaurants serve some of the finest cuisine on the continent, there is live music every night of the week and the nightclubs offer a tempting mix of thumping music and gorgeous Paulistanos shaking their stuff. There’s certainly plenty going on in São Paulo, whether the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix at Interlagos or the Bienal art festival, which takes place in even-numbered years. A football match at the Estádio do Morumbi is an essential experience... many of the world’s greatest players have graced the turf over the last fifty years. Between football matches, some of the most famous names in music have rocked the stadium. Learn Portuguese in São Paulo with ESL and you will soon be asking yourself what the locals here have been asking for centuries, “Who needs a beach anyway?”

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Accommodation

The language school is located in a green residential area in Sao Paulo, a few hundred meters from the financial area in the Paulista Avenue. All around the course centre, streets lined with trees are busy with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, contrasting with the surrounding parks, where it is pleasant to walk. Our partner school has more than 20 years’ experience in teaching Portuguese to foreigners. Interactive methods and dedicated teachers encourage communication and stimulate understanding through total immersion in the language. The school facilities include six comfortable classrooms, a recreation room with TV and DVD player, computers with free Internet access and a little dining area. Next to the course centre, a kiosk sells snacks and drinks and many restaurants offer varied food for reasonable prices in its immediate surroundings.

Host family A great opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life of the inhabitants of Sao Paulo! Take advantage of this accommodation option to improve what you learn in class in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and experience the legendary Brazilian hospitality! Students might be hosted by traditional families, but also by couples or single people. The school selects the families who host international students with care. This option includes accommodation in a single room and meals (half board). Common areas are shared with the host family. The school is located 30 minutes away by public transport. Hotels Please contact us for further information.

Leisure In this city that offers a fascinating mix of urban atmosphere and nature, you will discover a range of countless activities. Golf, football, horse riding, Bungee Jumping, hiking, biking, swimming, capoeira, etc are proposed and the school organises outings and excursions during the week and in the weekend. Dinners in restaurants and city tours guided by a teacher allow students to make connections with other students from the whole world. Art and culture, music and drama – everything is offered and excites the visitors’ interest. The friendly staff of our partner school will know how to advise you and recommend you the must see places!

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course One-to-one business course Private Tuition (20)

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 30 x 50min (20 general + 10 one-to-one) 30 x 50min + lunch with the teacher 20 x 50min

At a glance School size: S Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 30 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 6 people

Key points • • • •

Megalopolis with a fascinating mix of urban concentration and nature Exceptional cultural offer Effective and friendly language school Nice leisure opportunities

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/24.02/10.03/24.03/07.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/06.10/20.10/03.11/17.11/ 01.12/15.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/25.01/03.03/04.03/05.03/18.04/21.04/01.05/ 19.06/09.07/15.10/20.11/24.12/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Standard course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) One-to-one business course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+) Private Tuition (20) 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 w. Extra week (12+)

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Options / Extras Airport transfer

100

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Find out more: On our website, discover more photographs, videos, information about the weather, practical information and everything you need to know to prepare your language study trip abroad. Kanazawa Gifu

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Fukuoka

Japan From the snowy peaks of Hokkaid ’s mountains to the futuristic crackle of Tokyo, from the smallest r men noodle restaurant in Osaka to Okinawa’s coral reef, Japan is another world. Or should that be a number of other worlds? One thing is for sure: no one returns from Japan without an incredible story to tell. Walking the streets of Tokyo or Kyoto, you get a glimpse into the future. Tiny technology and garish advertising blink and flash 24 hours a day to a distinctive soundtrack of J-pop. Enjoy the flavours and textures of fresh, succulent sushi as it is meant to be, not adapted to western tastes. Japanese cuisine is unique. You will be treated to combinations of flavours that just don’t exist anywhere else. Until you can really follow the menu, you may wonder what exactly is on your plate, but just go with the flow and you will not be disappointed! If the highly structured chaos of the cities becomes too much for you, make the most of Japan’s exceptional public transport system and head out into the countryside. Snow sports rule in the winter months, hiking and climbing in the summer, or you could simply take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air while relaxing in a hot spring bath. Japanese people are at once friendly and reserved, with unique customs that take time to understand. If people here can sometimes seem “closed”, they are at the same time incredibly open to different cultures and respectful of other’s traditions. Take the time to explore Japanese culture and you will find unmatched dedication to beauty in all its forms. From hypercities to the smallest rural villages, Japan is unlike anywhere else in the known universe.

Cédric Léger Student, 4 weeks in Tokyo “This trip was a complete change for me, exactly what I was looking for. Tokyo is a fascinating city, which you will never stop discovering. I spoke no Japanese before I came, so this was a trip into the unknown! But the course was well suited and really interesting at every level. The school was well located and my host family really welcoming. To really learn a language, you should stay at least three months but I would recommend a trip to Japan without hesitation, however long you want to stay!”

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Fukuoka | Japan

Fukuoka enjoys a sublime location, between the mountains and the Genkai Sea. Situated 1500 kilometres to the south of Tokyo, on Kyushu Island, this is a super-modern city that acts as a gateway to China and Korea... Seoul and Shanghai are much closer neighbours than the Japanese capital. This strategic position has attracted many a conqueror’s heart in the past. Take a Japanese course at our partner language school in Fukuoka and engage with a truly dynamic city. Within Japan, Fukuoka is known for its mild climate, futuristic architecture and the green areas that make it a particularly pleasant city to live in. It is also known as one of the best places to eat in a country brimming with exceptional food. In the evenings, the Daimyo, Nakasu and Tenjin districts are where the action happens. The bars, nightclubs and ubiquitous karaoke bars keep going until the early hours. The Dontaku and Yamakasa festivals are highlights in Japan’s cultural calendar, with Dontaku attracting around 2 million visitors to the city each May. Originally two towns - Hakata and Tenjin – modern Fukuoka is a booming city. The local shops are among the best in the area and offer something for everyone... and especially technophiles. Indeed, those of a technical persuasion will love the Robosquare, where you can see engineers at their work and learn more about a variety of robots. Experience something completely different: take a Japanese course in Fukuoka with ESL.

Genki Japanese and Culture School

Accommodation

The Genki Japanese language school invites students to discover the south island, Kyushu, from its main city, Fukuoka. Situated in Tenjin, in Fukuoka’s city centre, the school offers students a friendly and dynamic environment for learning Japanese. The language school building has 13 air-conditioned classrooms, a library, a multimedia centre with Internet and WiFi access. A relaxation area, with TV and free tea and coffee will allow you to meet up with your friends during breaks unless you would prefer to head directly for the beach after classes, the closest being situated only 10 minutes by bicycle or by bus away from the school. The school’s small size and its motivated, qualified and experienced teachers are great assets. Add to this the classes in small groups which allow the teachers to respond to the individual needs of every students, and you will understand why learning Japanese in Fukuoka can be so exhilerating!

Host family The host families carefully selected by the Genki school to accommodate students during their stay in Fukuoka have a developed sense of hospitality and a real desire to communicate their language and culture to students. Most of the families live near the city centre, around 45 minutes away from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with breakfast provided. Living with a Japanese family is an excellent opportunity to discover Japanese customs and culinary traditions but also to practise the language. You needn’t worry about your level of Japanese. Even beginners manage to make themselves understood in these welcoming Japanese families. Shared apartment (from 18 years) Sharing an apartment with Japanese inhabitants is an ideal solution for those who wish to be independent whilst making new friends. Each student has a single room and shares the common rooms of the apartment (kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry room) with your flatmates. Most of the apartments on offer are located close to the city centre, around 10-30 minutes by bus or by metro away from the school. Standard, Superior residences The various residences offered by our partner school are classified according to the level of comfort provided. In all these residences, you will stay in a single room, take your meals in the cafeteria and share the laundry facilities with the other students. Breakfast and dinner are served at the residence (choice of two menus). Bedlinen is provided but towels are not. The rooms are in keeping with Japanese standards and are therefore relatively small.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Conversation course

20 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 conversation) Course + culture 25 x 50min (10 grammar + 10 conversation + 5 options)

Leisure activities are very important for our partner school which makes every effort to allow its students to discover the Japanese culture in all its richness and diversity. Calligraphy, origami, tea ceremony, cooking, pottery, martial arts or mangas: Japanese courses + culture will win over even the most curious among you. Every week, our partner school will propose different excursions and outings to you. From Nagasaki to Mount Aso, to cinema evening, BBQs or “izakaya” (Japanese restaurants), you will have plenty of opportunities to speak Japanese, meet new friends and bring back great photos!

Dates and prices in JPY (JPY 1 =~ GBP 0.0070)

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday or Sunday following course end The arrival and departure days must be identical Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/07.04/07.05/02.06/16.06/07.07/ 22.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/06.10/04.11/01.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/13.01/11.02/21.03/29.04/05.05/06.05/21.07/ 15.09/23.09/13.10/03.11/23.12/31.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, breakfast B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Conversation course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Course + culture 2 3 4 5 w.

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Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) Airport transfer (Fukuoka Airport) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (07.07-29.08.14)

4300 6000 3250

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 24 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 7 people

Key points • • • •

Central location, close to the sea Maximum of 7 participants per class Motivated, qualified and experienced teachers A welcoming and exciting city, in a magnificent location FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Tokyo | Japan

You can’t help but stare sometimes in Tokyo. The night-time spectacle of that iconic skyline will definitely have you gawping. The natural beauty of the cherry blossom in April is eye-catching. And then sometimes you will find yourself staring at something on the street or TV and thinking, “What on earth is that all about?”. Approach Tokyo with an open mind and you will be astounded by one of the world’s great cities. Beyond the legendary capsule hotels, “super toilets” and neon thrills, this is a city with a soul all of its own, where tradition matters but the future comes first. The imposing Imperial Palace, the elegant shop windows of Ginza’s boutiques, the massive depatos (department stores)... this is a big city with a difference. Attend a play at the Kabuki-za theatre or head into the Shinjuku ward to experience the full force of Tokyo’s nightlife. The legendary Tokyo public transport system will shuttle you quickly and comfortably between famous sights... trains, buses, ferries and subways run from the crack of dawn to the early hours in a truly 24 hour city. The quality of food in Tokyo is high and you can sample everything from the ubiquitous bento lunchbox to exclusive Kaiseki, where each meal is a balanced work of art. Then there is the traditional side of Tokyo. In Asakusa, explore the small streets lined with old houses and street artists, a glance up from the cherry-blossom lined imperial palace brings the eye to the distinctive snow-peaked tip of Mount Fuji. 30 million people live in and around the city. Learn Japanese in Tokyo with ESL and experience something completely, uniquely different.

Dates and prices in JPY

ISI Language School

Accommodation

Our partner school, ISI, in Tokyo is located in the Takadanobaba district, only a stone’s throw away from the Takadanobaba metro station on the JR Yamanote line. In this very lively district of Shinjuku, you are in the very centre of Tokyo. Universities, a large library, sports halls, cultural centres and a wide variety of restaurants and shops make up the decor of this dynamic sector of the capital. The course centre is modern, large and the atmosphere is convivial. You will get to know students there from throughout the world! In 20 comfortable classrooms, the teachers use modern tools in order to make the learning of Japanese exciting and varied. A large common “open space” lounge allows for lively discussions. The library and the computer room provide information complementary to the Japanese course. Vending machines for snacks and drinks are available and hot water allows you to prepare coffee and tea. A WiFi connection is also freely available throughout the building.

Residence Depending on the duration of your stay in Japan, the school can offer you two pleasant residences located a short distance from public transport links. Situated 25 minutes by train to the school, the Higashi-Jujo residence is available for stays of 2 weeks and upwards. As for the Takadanobaba residence, it is open to students staying for a minimum of 4 weeks and allows them to get to the course centre in approx. 10 minutes’ walk. Whichever you choose, you will occupy a single room with private bathroom, air-conditioning, free internet access, TV, a small refrigerator and a telephone. Microwave ovens, vending machines for drinks and newspapers as well as coin-operated laundry facilities are available on site. Bedlinen is provided. Host family This is the ideal option if you wish to immerse yourself in the daily life of the Land of the Rising Sun. In this country with a very different culture, staying with a Japanese family is reassuring and allows you to discover the lifestyle of a family living in Tokyo. You will stay in a single room and receive half board accommodation. The families live within 1 hour to 1 hour 30 of the course centre by public transport. For some students, homestay accommodation is a convenient option to settle in Japan for the first few weeks. Then they have the possibility of choosing another accommodation type among those offered by the school in order to discover a different, more independent way of living in the Japanese capital. Guesthouse ISI Language School-Tokyo proposes staying in a guesthouse (Nishi-Kawaguchi, Warabi or Shiki). This is the option which is most often chosen by European students. You will have your own small bedroom and will share the common areas (kitchen/dining room, laundry, showers, living room with TV and Internet zone) with the other residents. You will need to allow for around 45 minutes by metro to get to the school, and around 18’000 yen per month for transport costs.

Bank holidays: 13.01/11.02/21.03/29.04/03.05/04.05/05.05/21.07/ 15.09/23.09/13.10/03.11/23.11/23.12.2014

Leisure

Courses Standard course Standard course beginner Winter Standard course beginner Spring Standard course beginner Summer Standard course beginner Autumn

At a glance

20 x 50min 20 x 50min 20 x 50min 20 x 50min 20 x 50min

After class, you will certainly find plenty to occupy your afternoons and evenings. Travel around Tokyo, from the Imperial Palace to the Electric Town of Akihabara, passing through the City of Dolls (Ningyocho). Do some shopping, learn about Japanese tea ceremonies, take a course in Ikebana or contemplate, your nose to the sky, the way-out designs of Metabolist architecture. Anything is possible in the immense capital of Japan. The school will also give you ideas and advice on what to do and see: climbing trails on Mount Fuji, water sports in summer and hiking, ice-skating, skiing and snowboarding in winter.

(JPY 1 =~ GBP 0.0070)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: 14.01/20.01/27.01/03.02/10.02/17.02/24.02/03.03/ 10.03/17.03/14.04/21.04/07.05/12.05/19.05/26.05/ 02.06/09.06/16.06/23.06/07.07/14.07/22.07/28.07/ 18.08/25.08/01.09/08.09/16.09/22.09/14.10/20.10/ 27.10/04.11/10.11/17.11/24.11/01.12/08.12/ 15.12.2014 You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website.

School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 08.01.2014 21.03.2014 - 09.04.2014 26.04.2014 - 06.05.2014 26.06.2014 - 02.07.2014 02.08.2014 - 17.08.2014 27.09.2014 - 09.10.2014 20.12.2014 - 07.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or residence School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Residence, single room, no meals B Host family, single room, half board

A

Standard course 2 122820 3 169230 4 215640 6 308460 8 401280 12 595020 16 780660 24 w. 1235640 Extra week (24+) 46410 Standard course beginner Winter, Standard course beginner Spring 2 122820 3 169230 4 215640 6 308460 8 401280 12 w. 595020 Extra week (12+) 46410 Standard course beginner Summer, Standard course beginner Autumn 2 122820 3 169230 4 215640 6 308460 8 401280 12 w. 595020 Extra week (12+) 46410

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Options / Extras Student Visa (20+ weeks/optional) 75600 Airport transfer 30000 - arrival between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Airport transfer (Public transport: Weekly Mansion, Host family) 15750 - arrival between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 22 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 20 people

Key points • •

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Established school with a friendly atmosphere and excellent teachers Central location in one of the world’s largest cities

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Tokyo | Japan

You can’t help but stare sometimes in Tokyo. The night-time spectacle of that iconic skyline will definitely have you gawping. The natural beauty of the cherry blossom in April is eye-catching. And then sometimes you will find yourself staring at something on the street or TV and thinking, “What on earth is that all about?”. Approach Tokyo with an open mind and you will be astounded by one of the world’s great cities. Beyond the legendary capsule hotels, “super toilets” and neon thrills, this is a city with a soul all of its own, where tradition matters but the future comes first. The imposing Imperial Palace, the elegant shop windows of Ginza’s boutiques, the massive depatos (department stores)... this is a big city with a difference. Attend a play at the Kabuki-za theatre or head into the Shinjuku ward to experience the full force of Tokyo’s nightlife. The legendary Tokyo public transport system will shuttle you quickly and comfortably between famous sights... trains, buses, ferries and subways run from the crack of dawn to the early hours in a truly 24 hour city. The quality of food in Tokyo is high and you can sample everything from the ubiquitous bento lunchbox to exclusive Kaiseki, where each meal is a balanced work of art. Then there is the traditional side of Tokyo. In Asakusa, explore the small streets lined with old houses and street artists, a glance up from the cherry-blossom lined imperial palace brings the eye to the distinctive snow-peaked tip of Mount Fuji. 30 million people live in and around the city. Learn Japanese in Tokyo with ESL and experience something completely, uniquely different.

Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Our partner school is located on the ground floor, sixth floor and eighth floor of a nice, modern building in the centre of Tokyo. Easily reachable with the metro (Kudanshita, Jimbo-cho or Suidobashi), it has 11 spacious and bright classrooms, spread over the lower floors. The eighth floor is a large space, full of plants, which is open for students to have lunch or study before or after class. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony room and calligraphy room on this floor create a peaceful and authentic atmosphere. The school is in a business district which is home to numerous universities, shops and restaurants. You will therefore find all conveniences within a restricted perimeter. In the company of international students of more than 35 different nationalities, you will learn Japanese in excellent conditions. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the school as well as 8 computers for students, a small library, vending machine for drinks and hot/cold water dispenser. The Kudan Institute offers an authentic insight into Japanese culture, with events such as a graduation ceremony, speech contest and cultural exchange.

Courses Hiragana/Katakana course (special beginners) 20 x 50min Conversation course 20 x 50min Conversation course 23+ 20 x 50min Intensive course 20 x 50min (16 general + 4 Kanji) Intensive course 19+ 20 x 50min (16 general + 4 Kanji) Course + Manga 22 x 50min (20 general + 2 Manga)

Accommodation Host family The school has carefully selected a network of host families ready to welcome international students. Students sleep in a single room with half board during the week and full board at the weekend provided. Japanese culture places great importance on hospitality. When a family receives someone, they do it well and are concerned for their guest. Therefore, do not be surprised if you are asked to return home at a specific time each evening. The families mainly live in the residential districts of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, around one hour’s journey away from the school, which is a good average considering the size of the Japanese capital. Please note: you will need to allow for around 18’000 yen per month for public transport costs between your accommodation and the school. Guesthouse/Shared apartment If you wish to be more independent, and for a minimum stay of one month, it is also possible to stay in a guesthouse or shared apartment in Tokyo, around 25-30 minutes from the school by train. The guesthouse is popular with international students and Japanese people. Prices and additional information on request.

Leisure After classes, go out and discover Tokyo, the largest agglomeration in the world, and allow yourself to be taken over by the magic of this city where everything is possible. Tokyo is one of the most lively entertainment places on the planet. Wander around Tokyo, from the Meiji Jingu shrine to the Ningyocho (‘doll town’) district, passing by the Electric Town of Akihabara; whether you’re a fan of Japanese culture, or thirsty for shopping and the latest gadgets, the city will be able to satisfy all your desires. Jimbo-cho, Tokyo’s most famous secondhand book district is within walking distance of the school, as is the entertainment hub of the Suidobashi Tokyo Dome and the Kudanshita Imperial Palace, famous for its cherry blossom. The Kudan school is very well-located and allows students to easily get across the various districts of the city. In around fifteen minutes, you will be in the fashionable districts of Shibuya or Shinjuku or indeed in the district of Ikebukuro. The school offers an excellent range of activities in the city and its surroundings, including hiking at Mt. Takao/Fuji, a sport festival and ski/ snowboard trips in the legendary Japanese snow. The nearby peaks are ideal for biking, hiking and climbing. And if you really want to learn the Japanese way of life, don’t forget the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking classes, calligraphy or indeed to go to see a sumo match. If you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo at the arrival of spring, O-Hanami will be the very traditional occasion to have parties with your friends.

Dates and prices in JPY (JPY 1 =~ GBP 0.0070)

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/13.01/11.02/21.03/29.04/05.05/06.05/21.07/ 15.09/23.09/13.10/03.11/24.11/23.12.2014 Included in price : Language course Host family / single room / half board School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Hiragana/Katakana course (special beginners) 4 w. Conversation course 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 23 w. Conversation course 23+ 24 36 48 w. Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 19 w. Intensive course 19+ 20 30 40 w. Course + Manga 12 w.

170400 102200 136300 170400 238600 306800 375000 443200 818300 980400 1418100 1855800 102200 136300 170400 238600 306800 375000 443200 681900 842000 1210500 1579000 613200

Options / Extras Airport transfer (Saturday 9:00-18:00) Airport transfer (other, 9:00-18:00)

15000 30000

At a glance School size: XL Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 22 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 20 people

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Located at the heart of Tokyo, near to the attractions of the capital School experienced in teaching international students Provides not only Japanese language education but also traditional cultural experience A variety of courses for any levels FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Seoul

South Korea This is a country with a remarkable history. Over the centuries, Korea, which used to be a united country, suffered many conflicts and fought more than one invader. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the 38th parallel north has separated the two nations: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea. The Tiger of the South Peninsula is now an independent nation, encircled by the Yellow Sea, which takes its strength from the remarkable balance of its inhabitants. A tell-tale symbol of this stability, the flag of the South Korean nation is an allegory of universal harmony, representing the origin of all things as well as the four elements - earth, water, air and fire - arranged in a complementary way. South Korea relies on its amazingly homogeneous society. Over its 5000 years of turbulent history, it has been successful in keeping its distance and defending its integrity and specificities against its powerful neighbours China, Japan and Russia. The Koreans have always treated their ancestors with respect and nurtured a lively spirituality, allowing them to overcome difficulties. National pride, the influence of Confucianism and the soothing effect of nature have contributed to shape their newly open-minded, serene and forward-thinking nature. Korean culture is now going global, through the instantly-recognisable sound of K-pop music and the country’s excellent performance in tourism and international trade. Korean food is also distinctive and delicious, balancing spice with gentle local flavours. The coming years will certainly see the rise of South Korea. The country is ranked twelfth among the world’s top economic powers and is home to some of the world’s largest businesses. It has undergone a smooth transition from the hermetically closed state it was a few decades ago to the modern country it is now, without leaving behind its serenity. Now is a great time to learn Korean in Korea.

Nicholas Proudfoot Student, 8 weeks in Seoul “I’ve had a great time doing an intensive Korean course. Our whole class came as total beginners and we were all reading, writing and speaking in the first week. This course really helped me get more out of my trip in Korea. The staff were really helpful and assisted me a lot getting set up in Seoul, arranging my accommodation and Korean phone number. A big thank you to the friendly staff, teachers and fellow students, as well as a really effective course. I never thought I could learn Korean basics so quickly.”

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Seoul | South Korea

South Korea’s capital is an alluring city. Seoul is crossed by the river Han, which divides the metropolis into two very different parts: north of the river, the streets and buildings are steeped in history and culture, while the southern part offers all the features of a modern metropolis. The capital has been the cultural, economic, political and social hub of South Korea for 600 years. With 10 million inhabitants and tremendous energy, Seoul has incorporated its immutable past into a dynamic present and juxtaposes Buddhist temples with giants of steel and glass. The impression created is one of harmony and elegance. Visitors love the traditional architecture of the city, whose most popular attraction is the superb UNESCO World Heritage listed Palace of Changdeokgung. Another remarkable monument is the Palace of Gyeongbokgung, which is surrounded by traditional walls and includes a fascinating museum. To meet the locals, visit some of the many shops and tearooms of the Insadong district. You will be moved by the kindness and hospitality of the inhabitants of Seoul, which has hosted some world-class events: the Asian Games in 1986, the Olympic Games in 1988 and the Korea versus Japan Football World Cup opening match in 2002. A varied and extensive range of nightlife venues, a large number of sports options and a rich cultural agenda throughout the year – enjoy a harmonious mix of traditions and modernity during your language study trip to Seoul!

Lexis

Accommodation

Our Korean language school is located in a newly built tower of glass and steel in the centre of Seoul. You will enjoy outstanding conditions for studying Korean, with the famous Gangnam district on your doorstep. A wealth of cafés, restaurants, bars and shops enliven this hip area of the South Korean capital, and after sunset, the streets fill with partygoers. The school occupies the 11th flour of the tower and offers breathtaking views of this ever-moving city. 10 spacious and airconditioned classrooms, a multimedia room, kitchen and student lounge are available to students from all over the world. The school provides a modern and confortable environment for learning Korean with skilled teachers using the latest teaching methodology. The ads on the notice board will allow you to meet locals and practise the language in a friendly and informal setting. Take advantage of the high quality teaching offered at Lexis to learn Korean and enter a whole new world.

Host family During your stay in Seoul, you will be welcomed into a South Korean family’s home, staying in a single bedroom and sharing the communal areas with your hosts. This is a unique opportunity to experience the life of local Seoul inhabitants and practise Korean in daily situations. You will be immersed in their culture and have the chance of tasting some delicious Korean specialties. Some families live in the centre of Seoul, others live in nearby districts close to the centre. The transportation network is excellent and provides great conditions for travelling but it might take you up to one hour to reach the school. Mini Studio (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks) Our partner school also offers a great value single room accommodation option, which is very popular with students who wish to be more independent. Located a tube station away from the school building (or 15 minutes’ walk), in an area with many shops, restaurants and cafés, you will occupy a small studio (in line with local standards) equipped to a high standard, with a bed, storage space, a refrigerator, a chair, air-conditioning, a TV set and free cable internet. You will share the bathroom as well as the communal kitchen, the laundry room and outdoor dining area with the other international students. The building is entirely secure. Apartment (from 18 years) 20 minutes’ walk to the Korean language school, this very comfortable apartment may be rented by one or two people (travelling together). It includes a double bed, storage space, a kitchen area, a refrigerator, a TV and a washing machine. The apartment is air-conditioned. Breakfast is included and served in the on-site restaurant. There is a supermarket in the same building. You will be close to the most bustling areas of Seoul and enjoy proximity to urban amenities and transport links. This is a great departure point from which to explore the most interesting places in town.

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/30.01/31.01/01.02/01.03/05.05/06.05/06.06/ 15.08/07.09/08.09/09.09/03.10/09.10/25.12.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or studio-apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, breakfast B Studio, single room, no meals Semi-intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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700 1200 1700 2200 3190 4170 6180 8190 12210 490

1450 2065 2670 3930 5190 7710 303

795 1390 1985 2580 3730 4890 7260 9630 14370 580

1830 2605 3390 5010 6630 9870 393

Options / Extras Airport transfer

100

Leisure Courses Intensive course Semi-intensive course

At a glance School size: L Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 20 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

25 x 60min 15 x 60min

In Seoul, learning Korean isn’t just about attending lessons in class. Our partner school offers activities that will allow you to discover the city and region, enjoy new experiences together with new friends from all over the world and consolidate the language skills developed in class. Evenings organised by the school will give you an opportunity to experience Seoul’s lively nightlife and see live K-pop concerts. Don’t miss legendary karaoke nights, an integral part of Korean culture. During the week, visits to museums, historical monuments and typical areas of the capital will be offered. The famous Palace of Gyeongbokgung is a must see. The school will also take you shopping to Myung-Dong, a real city within the city, with shops as far as the eye can see. Sign up for the Korean food day and pamper your taste buds with surprising yet delicious flavours. If you like Disney-style parades, you will love the parades of Lotte World, a leisure complex located inside Seoul. And if you prefer restful Buddhist temples, you will find hundreds of them – true havens of peace, contrasting with the hassle and bustle of the city. There are so many options in Seoul that you are sure to find what you are looking for.

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Fascinating language and culture to explore City with a mix of age-old culture and bright modernity Modern school with first-class academic facilities Various accommodation options for all tastes and budgets FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Amman

Rabat

Cairo

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Egypte, Morocco & Jordan One of the six languages of the United Nations, Arabic is one of the most influential world languages. A language of trade and literature, of intellectuals and Bedouin travellers, it is the thread that ties the many dialects of the Middle East and North Africa together. Over 280 million people around the world speak Arabic as a first language; are you ready to join the conversation?

Irina Le Mat Student, 24 weeks in Cairo “The Arabic language, culture...a dream for a long time! And the reality is even more beautiful, more mysterious! When I arrived, I was a real beginner... now, I can hold a conversation. These six months were very beneficial to me. It’s a splendid country! But it was the inhabitants who charmed me the most. When you know a few words in Arabic and you take the time, they are are so welcoming..and their festivals are so beautiful! I had an unforgettable human experience.”

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Amman | Jordan

A long history has shaped the face of this city with striking contrasts. A mystery hovers over the place, exerting immediate fascination. Amman, the white town, is set on nineteen hills with important differences in altitude. Located between the desert and the fertile Jordan Rift Valley, in a temperate zone, the Jordanian capital counts 2 million inhabitants, nearly half of the country’s population. Its fashionable areas with their wide, well-maintained avenues are in sharp contrast with the winding streets of the most popular districts. The city is thriving and its residential suburbs are expanding, gradually encroaching on the desert. In the modern town centre, hip hotels, restaurants and art galleries draw an international, well-to-do clientele, while street artisans bustle around nearby, blending into the incessant hubbub of the city streets and cafés. Founded by the Ammonites in the 13th century B.C., Amman successively fell under the rule of the Assyrians, the Persians, and then the Greeks. In the 4th century, following the Roman occupation, Christianity took over the city, which later became part of the Byzantine Empire. Amman is now the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the guardian of this rich cultural heritage. This is a modern city built on the sand of traditions. Discover the lively Abdoun area with its trendy bars and hip restaurants, watch men play backgammon in the streets, follow the scents of strawberry and honey coming out of water pipes, marvel at the extraordinary array of fruits and vegetables from the Jordan Valley in the marketplace... Amman will seduce you. You will experience the traditional Jordanian hospitality through the warm welcome that Jordanians give to their visitors. Your Arabic language course in Amman will stay with you forever.

Ali Baba

Accommodation

Learning Arabic in Amman is a privilege. Our partner school will do everything to ensure you enjoy your stay in the kingdom of Jordan. Teachers at the Ali Baba International Centre teach the language and culture of their country with enthusiasm and skill to their foreign students. The course centre enjoys a central location, close to the campus of the University of Jordan, in a safe and pleasant area lined with shops, banks and hotels, sports clubs and restaurants, where the 40,000 students of the university like to meet. The area is well served by public transport. The school building is modern and includes 15 classrooms, a library, a reading room and an auditorium, which are all bright and large. In the cafeteria, tea, coffee and biscuits are offered free of charge throughout the day. Meals can be purchased from the neighbouring shops and heated up at the school.

Hotel The language school offers you the chance to stay in a 3- or 4-star hotel, within walking distance of the course centre. All bedrooms are equipped with airconditioning, cable TV, internet access (at a charge) and a refrigerator. You will choose from a single or double bedroom. 5-start hotels are also available, but they are located approximately 10 minutes’ drive to the school building. Suites (private apartment) Find out more on our website Residence (all-male or all-female) Find out more on our website Host family (option offered to women) Find out more on our website

Dates and prices in USD (USD 1 =~ GBP 0.63)

Arrival day: Saturday prior to course start Leaving day: Friday following course end You can find fixed dates for specific courses (exam preparation, etc.) on our website. Bank holidays: 01.01/13.01/01.05/25.05/25.12.2014 School holidays: 28.07.2014 - 31.07.2014 04.10.2014 - 09.10.2014 Included in price : Language course Accommodation with host family or in apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up on arrival A Private apartment, single room, no meals B Residence, single room, no meals A Standard course 4 w. Standard course 8 w. Intensive course 12 w. Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson)

B

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Leisure

Courses Standard course Standard course Intensive course

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 8 people

20 x 50min 20 x 50min 20 x 50min

In order to enhance your experience in immersion, our partner school runs an exchange programme which consists of putting participants in contact with local students from the University of Jordan. As part of this programme, group sessions will be arranged, allowing students to exchange their views about various cultural and historical topics. Every Saturday, the school organises guided trips to major historical or cultural sites in the country. This is a great opportunity to practise Arabic in everyday life situations with your guides and other international participants. You will be fascinated by the amazing richness of the places you will visit, including Jerash and its Roman ruins, the Desert Castles and the Dead Sea, less than 2 hours away, let alone the Nabatean city of Petra, which is located 200 km to the capital. Visiting the city of Amman and exploring its markets, shops, cafés and restaurants is an exciting thing to do. It will help you get a better understanding of the local language and culture. The lower part of the city is located at the foot of the Citadel Mountain (Jebel el Qala’a). Leaning against the hill, the 2nd century restored Roman theatre could seat about 6000 spectators. Be sure to visit the souks around King Hussein Mosque and get some gold and local spices. The Citadel, of which only a few vestiges of the Roman fortification walls are left, is built on an L-shaped rock overlooking the lower part of town, offering a superb view of Amman and its 19 hills. On the same site, another must-see attraction is the Temple of Hercules, which was once the greatest monument of the acropolis. El Qasr is a spectacular, cross-shaped hall decorated with elaborate flowery and geometrical ornaments, which remains from the palatial complex of the late Umayyad Golden Age (8th century). During your language course in Jordan, also visit the Red Sea and the beach resort of Aqaba, the superb desert of Wadi Rum and, why not, Jerusalem...

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Destination with cultural and historical marvels Modern and open-minded city with a glorious past Experienced school located in the student area Teaching tailor made to the needs of each student FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Beijing Qingdao

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Xi’an Shanghai

China Ten million square kilometres, well over a billion inhabitants and nearly four thousand years of continuous history can’t even begin to explain China. Nowhere else has the same ability to completely change your perceptions on life, nature and humanity. Now is definitely the time to be there too, as the shackles of an experimental twentieth century are thrown off and the country leaps headfirst into a shiny new future. When one in five people on the planet is Chinese, can one really say there such a thing as one Chinese culture? Surely the country is just too vast for a single culture? But there are some things that you will find across all of China. Great food is one thing; a warm welcome another. Shanghai is a huge expanse which you could spend a whole lifetime exploring. If you arrive by plane, you’ll get a pretty good feel for where China is going during your sub-8-minute 30km journey from the airport by maglev train (top speed 430km/h). In contrast, the Old City still has a knot of ancient wooden buildings which offer a glimpse into China’s past and possibly the best selection of Art Deco buildings in the world; relics from the pre-communist years. Power centre Beijing has an enticing mix of the imperial and the imperious. Outside of the cities, China is as diverse as you would expect of such a huge nation. Explore the serene mountains of Tibet, try milk beer or Mare’s milk wine in Mongolia, stumble upon a “new” city of 10 million inhabitants that is barely on the maps yet. You are only limited by your imagination!

Doris Schneider Translator, 5 months in Beijing and Shanghai “It was always my dream to travel to China and I am really happy to have had my language study trip there; for me it was the best way to travel. I had some of the basics of Chinese before going, but really learnt the language during the course… not just during the teaching, but also on the streets, in the shops and in the evenings! What’s more, I took advantage of ESL’s offer to combine destinations, spending 2 months in Beijing and 3 months in Shanghai… that was really great!”

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Beijing | China

The favoured metaphor for China right now is of a waking dragon. If that is true, then Bejing is the dragon’s brain, the hub from which this giant, fiery empire of over a billion people is managed. And you know you are in a special place when walking the streets of this boom town. This is at once a very ancient place and the most exciting modern city in the world... the Imperial City encloses the fabled Forbidden City while all around spectacular monuments to modernity pierce the irregular skyline. Learn Mandarin in Beijing and discover another world right here on earth. Explore the 800 yearold maze of alleys and narrow streets known as hutong that fan out from the Forbidden City and get a real taste of local life. Your senses will be treated with a new world of fragrances, colours and experiences. A jumble of food stalls provides a huge range of delicacies from the famed Beijing duck to vegetarian options. The action continues late into the night, after which you can continue to Sanlitun and experience nightlife Beijing-style. There are monuments to all kinds of Chinese historical figures and ideas in the city, which come and go with the prevailing ideology at the top. Skyscrapers share a skyline with the centuries-old Forbidden City, modern and ancient grandeur surviving side by side. Take a Chinese course at any of our partner Beijing language schools and you will learn the purest form of Mandarin, as spoken in this many-sided city.

Mandarin House

Accommodation

Our partner school has its premises in the China Central Place, an ultramodern complex which houses hotels, shops, banks and other businesses as well as local and international offices, at the hear t of the business district of Beijing. Sanlitun Bar Street and the other most famous nightlife and shopping spots in the city are easily reachable. The language course building offers a calm, professional and friendly environment, an ideal environment for learning the language, to students. In addition, the teachers make an effort to give each student as much personalised attention as possible. During breaks, you will be able to enjoy the various available areas for relaxing and chatting with the other students over a cup of tea or coffee.

Shared apartment Our partner school proposes sharing an apartment with other international students around 30 minutes away from the language school building. The apartments are modern, cleaned every week and are well-equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, bedlinen and bath towels, air-conditioning/heating, TV and telephone. You will have your own bedroom and will share the common rooms with your flatmates. Private apartment/studio Students who wish to be totally independent where they are living will be able to stay in a private apartment or studio. These offer the same benefits and the same comfort as the shared apartments, only that they are for private use. Host family In spite of the limited number of places available, the option of staying with a host family exists. Living around 50 minutes from the school, you will have a single room with half board provided and will share the bathroom with your host family and will have access to the kitchen. This type of accommodation will allow you to get closer to the Chinese way of life and will give you the unrivalled opportunity to practise your Chinese to the maximum with native speakers.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one)

The school organises a series of optional, accompanied activities and cultural outings each week. Some outings are free of charge, others within an affordable price range. You will go on the discovery of the Forbidden City, with its yellow tiled roofs; to the Great Wall of China (about a hundred kilometres away); to the Temple of the Lamas, with its lavish gardens. The Temple of the Sky, where it was the Emperor’s custom to go and pray for a good harvest, will also have you enchanted. The famous and controversial Tiananmen Square, the largest in the world occupying 40 hectares in the heart of the city, and the Museum of Modern Art, among other attractions, will fill up your afternoons and your scrapbook.

At a glance

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday* prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end *The arrival must take place between 12:00 and 16:00 at the school. If an airport transfer has been booked, the arrival must take place before 15:00 at the airport. Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/17.02/17.03/14.04/12.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/ 21.07/04.08/01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11/22.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 30.01/31.01/01.02/02.02/03.02/04.02/05.02.2014 Included in price : Language course Accommodation in shared apartment or private apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Shared apartment, single room, no meals B Private apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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1377 1997 2617 3701 4889 6953 8825 12857 530

1247 1802 2357 3311 4369 6173 7577 10684 439

1559 2270 2981 4247 5617 8045 10057 14404 594

1367 1982 2597 3671 4849 6893 8953 13361 551

1679 2450 3221 4607 6097 8765 11433 17081 706

Options / Extras Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Standard 01.06-31.08.2014) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Intensive 01.06-31.08.2014) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Combined course 01.06-31.08.2014) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment 01.06-31.08.2014) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Private apartment 01.06-31.08.2014) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 01.06-31.08.2014) Airport transfer

School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 26 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

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City with an enormous cultural heritage School uses up to date technology and teaching methods

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Qingdao | China

Located on the southern coast of the Shadong peninsula, Qingdao (or Tsingtao), the “small” city - with a population of 7 million people - offers a picturesque alternative side to China. Back in the days when European nations were confident enough to nick bits of China, this became a German city. The arrangement lasted for the first decades of the Twentieth Century and you can still find a strong German influence in a place that often resembles Munich as much as Beijing. Its boulevards and promenades beside the sea, where you can enjoy a wide range of exquisite seafood, make Quingdao a very popular holiday resort. Take a Mandarin course at our partner Quingdao language school and get to know a unique part of China. The city enjoys a Mediterranean-style climate, so you can really enjoy the seaside location. It is known not only for its dynamism, but also as the birthplace of Confucius and of Taoism, two of the guiding lights in Chinese thinking over the past two millennia. In addition, the city has an excellent public transport network, and its taxis are among the least expensive in China. Which is good news as you will probably need a taxi after investigating the sublime Lu Cai cuisine, which is heavily influenced by the city’s seaside location. Learn Chinese is Qingdoa and you will have access to the many events that take place during the year, including an annual fair and a grape festival. Qingdao is an important wine-producing region in a country that is falling in love with the grape. To enjoy the surprisingly green landscapes that surround the city, travel around Lao Shan and immerse yourself in its history.

International House

Accommodation

Located in the heart of Qingdao, a seaside city, our partner school proposes a high quality course programme focussed mainly on communication. The International House school has two course centres: East and West. The East campus is located in the district of Laoshan, 15 minutes from Qingdao city centre. Magnificent beaches await the students only 5 minutes away from the course centre. And in the school, you will find air-conditioned and wellequipped classrooms, a kitchen, Internet access and a spacious student lounge with a view of the sea. The West campus, which shares its premises with the University of Qingdao, offers an ideal study setting. Spacious classrooms, broadband Internet access and a restaurant are amongst the facilities available to students. Between classes, basketball and tennis matches on the courts foreseen for this purpose are on the agenda as well as relaxation in the gardens of the school. This is also the opportunity to meet local university students. A shuttle bus service brings you into the city centre which is located only 5 minutes away from the course centre.

Residence In Qingdao, you will have the opportunity to stay in a residence on the school grounds. Accommodation is in a single room and the bathroom is situated along the corridor (option with private bathroom is also available). The bedrooms are well-equipped (fridge, TV, Internet access). On request, if you are two people travelling together, it is possible to take a double room.

Leisure The city has a range of historical treasures for you to explore (churches, buildings, parks, etc.) Once you finish the city tour, you will be glad to walk on the sand of one of the six beaches that the city has to offer. Mount Laoshan, birthplace of Taoism, is only 40km away. You will discover this marvellous landscape of over 400km2 travelling on a telpher railway that will lead you to its temples and waterfalls. You can also see with your own eyes China’s most spectacular monument: the Great Wall.

Dates and prices in CNY (CNY 1 =~ GBP 0.1060)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Leaving day: Saturday following course end Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 01.01/01.05/02.05/02.06/08.09/29.09/30.09/01.10/ 02.10/03.10.2014 School holidays: 26.01.2014 - 01.02.2014 Included in price : Language course & course material Accommodation in residence/single room/no meals (private bathroom) School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Intensive course 1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

3690 6130 8570 11010 15890 20770 30530 40290 59810 2440

Options / Extras One-to-one course (per lesson) 210 Airport transfer 250 Airport pick-up and drop-off 420 High season supplement, Accommodation (30.03 01.11.2014)

Courses Intensive course

20 x 50min (20 general or 15 general + 5 of culture)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 22 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Great city, Mediterranean weather International House school Relaxed and friendly atmosphere

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Shanghai | China

From the moment you step onto the maglev train that transports you at over 430km/h from Shanghai Pudong Airport into the city, you know you are in for something a little different. Shanghai is a beast of a city – one of the largest and most-populated in the world – and traditionally one of China’s most cosmopolitan places. This continues today, but instead of arriving in boats laden with western goods and leaving with rice, spices and a taste for opium, the foreigners are coming here to work in the world’s most dynamic city. This is a land of unparalleled opportunity. Take a Mandarin course in Shanghai with ESL and find out why. A swirl of neon, colours and scents... Shanghai is a unique place which is taking great pleasure in its new position as a world leader. The elegant colonial buildings of the Bund are a reminder of China’s earlier interactions with the west, but there are relatively few of the ancient buildings that can be found in Beijing. No, Shanghai is a city that lives in the present. The incredible pace of development is testament to that! Take a Mandarin course at our partner language school in Shanghai. Mix with the emerging Chinese jet-set in trendy bars and nightclubs or sample the frequently delicious street food, walk the 5km long Nankin Street and check out the booming shops, ascend a skyscraper to get amazing view of, well... other skyscrapers. Shanghai is a one-off and now is the time to be there.

Mandarin House

Accommodation

Our partner school is ideally situated at the very heart of the city centre, near to the pedestrian Nanjing Road. There are restaurants, cafés and shops nearby. The school has a qualified, plurilingual staff. There are 22 classrooms and the school has good multimedia equipment and Internet and WiFi access for students’ use.

Shared apartment Our partner school proposes sharing with other international students around 5 minutes away from the language school. The apartments are modern, cleaned every week and are well-equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, bedlined and bath towels, air-conditioning/heating a TV and telephone. You will have your own bedroom and will share the common rooms with your flatmates. Private apartment/studio Students who wish to be totally independent where they are living will be able to stay in a private apartment or studio. These offer the same benefits and the same comfort as shared apartments, except that they are for private use. Host family In spite of the limited number of places, the option of staying with a host family exists. Living around 50 minutes away from the school, you will have a single room with half board provided, will share the bathroom with your host family and will have access to the kitchen. This type of accommodation will allow you to get close to the Chinese way of life and will give you the unrivalled opportunity to practise your Chinese to the maximum with native speakers.

Leisure Courses Standard course Intensive course Combined course

At a glance

20 x 50min 30 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 one-to-one)

School size: S-M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 27 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Fans of gardens and lotus flowers will appreciate the “Yu Yuan” garden, its bridges and red pagodas surrounding tranquil ponds, or the merchant’s gallery, its roofs adorned with dragons, a symbol of good fortune. There are a number of large art galleries, each as beautiful as the next. So you love history, legends and architecture? Then visit the “Jade Buddha Temple”, the city’s most venerated Buddhist temple. For gifts and souvenirs, don’t miss the “Yuyuan Gardens Bazaar”. And if you want to buy something really special for yourself, take a helicopter flight or a cruise on the Huangpu River. Whatever activities you choose, you will plunge partly, deeply, passionately into the great history of the city and the country.

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday* prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end *The arrival must take place between 12:00 and 16:00 at the school. If an airport transfer has been booked, the arrival must take place before 15:00 at the airport. Starting dates Beginner: 13.01/17.02/17.03/14.04/12.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/ 21.07/04.08/01.09/29.09/27.10/24.11/22.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 30.01/31.01/01.02/02.02/03.02/04.02/05.02.2014 Included in price : Language course Accommodation in shared apartment or private apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Shared apartment, single room, no meals B Private apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Intensive course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+) Combined course 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 w. Extra week (24+)

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Options / Extras Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Standard 01.06-31.08.14) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Intensive 01.06-31.08.14) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (Combined course 01.06-31.08.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Private apartment 01.06-31.08.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Shared apartment 01.06-31.08.14) Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 01.06-31.08.14) Airport transfer

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Economic centre of China and a rapidly expanding city Modern and well-equipped school located in a magnificent area Friendly environment with committed teachers available to help you

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Russia, Ukraine & Latvia As mugs clank together and vodka splashes, warm friendships are made in the cold air. In the private bars of modern Moscow and Kiev, caviar and blinis are the order of the day as the champagne-soaked new rich toast to their own success. Downtown, the older generation wonder whether things weren’t better before, but that famous Russian fatalism stops them from getting too down... life goes on after all. Just as it always has. Once the Iron Curtain fell, it didn’t take long for a new aristocracy to emerge. The giant yachts and bulletproof cars this time round are may not have the charm of the extraordinary, oniondomed palaces commissioned before the October Revolution, but the changes brought with them a new energy. Young people who never saw food queues or the Red Army fill nightclubs that would make Caligula raise an eyebrow. Yet somehow the distinctive depth that manifests itself in the literature of Bulgakov and Dostoyevsky, the art of Chagall and Kandinsky, remains. The Russian language spans half of the globe, from Ukraine in the west to Kamchatka in the east. In the vast expanse of countryside, epic train journeys take you across land where the bears and wolves run, the huge shadows of wild eagles still swoop as farmers work the fields. Just as they always did.

Michael Ehrhardt Business owner, 3 weeks in St Petersburg “Our professional links to Russia and my great personal interest in the country drew me to St Petersburg. A perfect combination of language study and holiday! ESL organised everything impeccably. The teaching in the school was of an outstanding quality and I put my new knowledge into practice with my host family and in the city. I would definitely go back to St Petersburg.”

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Moscow | Russia

Europe’s largest city, with more than 13 million inhabitants, is the heart of Russian power, a hub of business and a thrill-a-minute capital city where the ancient lives alongside a very modern Russia. Nowhere in contemporary Russia are contrasts so visible: medieval monasteries alongside ultramodern buildings, young oligarchs in limousines speed past communist-era Lada cars. But this is a city that has found tremendous wealth without selling its uniquely Russian soul. Learn Russian at our partner language school in Moscow and discover the unique appeals of this city like no other. In the architecture and in the people you will find a bewitching oriental colour, testimony to Moscow’s status as capital city and a major crossroads between West and East. The iconic onion-shaped domes of orthodox churches poke through a skyline that is reaching ever upwards, the new Russian love of the brash contrasts with the delicacy of the paintings that hang in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. The evening sees a very different side of the city emerge… less elegant, louder, rawer. In nightclubs such as Gazgolder and the Mix, in Ogi or the gardens of the MGU (Moscow State University), the action continues until late into the night. You can try and keep up, but, as Muscovites will tell you, it takes years of practice. Better start soon then: take a Russian course in Moscow with ESL and delve deep into the Russian soul.

Liden & Denz

Accommodation

Our partner school in Moscow is located only a few minutes away from the Belorusskaya train station, which has connections to both Berlin and Warsaw. The school is located on the first floor of a building belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The language school has 10 very well-equipped classrooms, an educational bookshop and multimedia facilities. The school also offers students WiFi Internet access.

Host family The host families, selected carefully by our partner school, propose accommodation in a single or double room (on request) to you, You will benefit from half board during the week, At the weekend, full board will be proposed to you. The kitchen and bathroon are to be shared with your hosts. All of the host families are located approximately an hour away from the course centre. Shared apartments You will also have the possibility to share with other students in one of the apartments proposed by our partner school. You will stay in a single room (bedlinen is provided). After classes, you will be able to chat with your flatmates over a good meal prepared in the common kitchen. The bathroom is also to be shared. All of the apartments include a television, a telephone, a washing machine and a vacuum cleaner. Studios/Hotels Other accommodation possibilities are proposed by our partner school, such as studios or hotels of various standards. Please contact us for further information.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Intensive course Russian + Music Business course Russian + Literature

20 x 50min 25 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Music) 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 business) 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Literature)

The school proposes an activities programme which favours the meeting of and exchanges between students. It is also a good means of familiarising yourself with a city which contains countless artistic treasures, notably within the walls of of the Tretiakov gallery. During guided visits, you will hear tales of the Russia of the Tsars or of Dostoïevski. In the summer, parties are organised and the school can help you to plan visits and trips in order to discover Moscow or the rest of the country.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 33 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/09.06/23.06/ 07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/13.10/ 10.11/08.12.2014 Starting dates: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/ 08.12.2014 Bank holidays: 07.01/01.05/09.05/12.06/04.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 10.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if Sunday arrival) A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

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Standard course 2 1210 3 1770 4 2330 6 3480 8 4360 12 6300 16 8360 24 w. 11160 Extra week (24+) 460 Intensive course 2 1370 3 2010 4 2650 6 3960 8 4960 12 7080 16 9400 24 w. 12600 Extra week (24+) 520 Russian + Music, Business course, Russian + Literature 2 1570 3 2310 4 3050 6 4560 8 5800 12 8460 16 11240 24 w. 15480 Extra week (24+) 640 Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons/week) (per lesson) Exam preparation (5 lessons) (TRKI, from 2 modules the price is 200 per module.) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (26.05-14.09.2014)

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St Petersburg | Russia

Peter the Great’s “window to the west” is an enchanting mix between continents and cultures, where the world’s largest country meets its wealthiest continent. The European architects who designed and built the city during the 18th and 19th centuries did so in style, with large boulevards and squares that more closely resemble Vienna or Prague than Moscow. Learn Russian in St Petersburg and sample another kind of Russia. St Petersburg may look European but this is definitely Russia. This is where the twentieth century Russian revolutions started, where the German invasion ended and where Nabokov, Dostoyevsky and Chagall cut their teeth. More than two hundred museums dot the city, the most famous being the Hermitage, with its collection of over 3 million pieces including everything from Egyptian treasures to impressionist masterpieces by Matisse and Van Gogh. Each season brings along a cortege of festivities, such as the “Russian Winter Festival” between December and mid-January or the dance festival during the “white nights” of June, when the northern sun barely sets. A Russian course at our partner St Petersburg language school will allow you to get the most from this startlingly creative city, which has attracted and inspired Russian artists, musicians and writers for centuries.

Liden & Denz

Accommodation

Our partner school in St. Petersburg is ideally located close to the famous shopping street, Nevski Prospekt, and close to two charming parks and the Russian Museum. The course centre has facilities which will allow you to learn Russian in good conditions, including thirteen well-equipped classrooms, a library, a resource centre and a computer room with free Internet access. For when you want a bite to eat, you will find hot and cold snacks, but also drinks in the school refectory. With the metro, which is located only five minutes’ walk away, you will easily access the various attractions of the city. During your breaks, you will be able to go for a walk along the banks of the Fontanka river where magnificent residences of the former Russian nobility tower up. A tourist information and reservation service is available to you within the course centre.

Host family The host families are located 50 minutes from the school and propose accommodation in a single room (double room on request) to you. During the week, you will benefit from breakfast or half board, and during the weekend, full board will be offered to you. All of the families have been selected according to their sense of welcome and their availability, in order to offer students a comfortable setting where you will be able to practise the language skills acquired in class on a daily basis. Shared apartment If you wish to live in a more independent way and in a student atmosphere, accommodation in one of the shared apartments proposed by our partner school is the ideal solution. You will stay in a single room and will share the fully equipped kitchen and the bathroom with your flatmates. The apartment includes a television, a telephone, a vacuum cleaner, and bedlinen is provided. Studios and hotels Our partner school proposes to you to stay in studios or hotels of various standards. Please contact us for more information.

Leisure The school proposes an activities programme which favours the meeting of and exchanges between students. It is also a good means of familiarising yourself with a city which contains countless artistic treasures, notably within the walls of the Hermitage Museum. During guided visits, you will hear tales of the Russia of the Tsars or of Dostoïevski. In the summer, parties are organised and the school can help you plan your visits and trips to discover St. Petersburg or the rest of the country.

Courses Standard course Intensive course Russian + Music Business course Russian + Literature

20 x 50min 25 x 50min 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Music) 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 business) 25 x 50min (20 general + 5 Literature)

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 32 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 12 people

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/09.06/23.06/ 07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/13.10/10.11/ 08.12.2014 Starting dates: 06.01/20.01/03.02/17.02/03.03/17.03/31.03/14.04/ 28.04/12.05/26.05/09.06/23.06/07.07/21.07/04.08/ 18.08/01.09/15.09/29.09/13.10/27.10/10.11/24.11/ 08.12.2014 Bank holidays: 07.01/01.05/09.05/12.06/04.11.2014 School holidays: 21.12.2013 - 05.01.2014 21.12.2014 - 10.01.2015 Included in price : Language course & course material Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents Airport pick-up (if Sunday arrival) A Host family, single room, breakfast B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A Standard course 2 1070 3 1560 4 2050 6 3060 8 3800 12 5460 16 7240 24 w. 9480 Extra week (24+) 390 Intensive course 2 1230 3 1800 4 2370 6 3540 8 4400 12 6240 16 8280 24 w. 10920 Extra week (24+) 450 Russian + Music, Business course, Russian + Literature 2 1430 3 2100 4 2770 6 4140 8 5240 12 7620 16 10120 24 w. 13800 Extra week (24+) 570 Options / Extras One-to-one course (min. 5 lessons/week) (per lesson) Exam preparation (5 lessons) (TRKI, from 2 modules the price is 200 per module.) Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (26.05-14.09.2014)

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Kiev | Ukraine

The magnificent city of Kiev, on the banks of the River Dnieper, offers an amazing journey to the very cradle of the Russian civilisation. A city that has faced bad times and good with the same stoicism is now one Europe’s most exciting places to visit. Past and present merge harmoniously: the Byzantine period, the legacy of the Orthodox Church, the Soviet era, the Reconstruction and then the Westernization... styles and periods are perfectly blended in the Ukrainian capital. Learn Russian at our partner Kiev language school and fall in love with this city of contrasts. On Kiev’s hills, a grid of surprisingly well-preserved historical and religious monuments create a link to the past which is hidden in the modern town centre, where skyscrapers, restaurants, shops and Soviet-era blocks are the order of the day. A walk along Andriyivs’kyi uzviz (Andrew’s Descent) is a refreshing break from the thronging city centre. The cobbled road traditionally took you from the Podil docks to the Upper City of the nobility. Today it is home to artists, musicians and small traders selling everything under the sun. Add to this a big student population and an exceptional natural environment (more than 430 springs, two botanical gardens and countless parks in the very heart of the city) and a Russian course in Kiev sounds ever more tempting...

Novamova

Accommodation

Our partner language school in Kiev is located in the heart of the historical centre, a short walk from the Saint Sofia Cathedral and the remains of the Golden Gate, which used to be the main entrance to the city. In its modern premises, you will meet students of all nationalities, who, just like you, have chosen to study Russian in Kiev, which is the third largest Russian-speaking city in the world. NovaMova - new language in Ukrainian- offers challenging Russian courses, based on interactive methods especially adapted for nonRussian speakers. Since language and culture are complementary, a varied and interesting activities programme will also be organised in the afternoons and evenings! You will also have the opportunity to take part in the peer-coaching programme and meet students from Kiev’s universities or else in the Russian conversation practice. It is a great opportunity to improve your communication skills in Russian! The school has 11 renovated and well-equipped classrooms as well as a projection room. A snack bar, a library with a computer room, as well as Wi-Fi Internet access are also available to students.

Host family Discover the daily life of a Ukrainian family during your language stay in Kiev! Your carefully selected host family will be happy to share its culture with you and guide you through the city. All of the families are Russian-speaking and will offer you a warm and friendly setting for practising Russian. According to your preferences, out partner language school can offer you a family in the centre of Kiev, some 30 minutes from the school, or within a larger perimeter around the capital (50 minutes max). Shared apartment (01.06.14-13.09.14) For more independent students, our school offers the possibility of living in a shared apartment with one or two other students from the school, in the centre (30 min. max. from the school). Thus, you will meet students from the whole world and benefit from an international and friendly atmosphere. In the comfortable apartment, you will have your own private room and share the kitchen and the bathroom with your roommates. The partner school school can also offer you accommodation in a private apartment in the centre or the suburbs of Kiev.

Leisure

Courses Standard course Combined course 20+5

20 x 45min 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one) Combined business course 20 + 5 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one Business) Course TRKI 20 + 5 25 x 45min (20 general + 5 one-to-one TKRI) Private Tuition (20) 20 x 45min

Take advantage of the original activities offered at the NovaMova Russian language school to add a cultural dimension to your language stay! Once a week, a classic of Soviet or contemporary Russian cinema will be shown at the school. The movie viewings - in Russian with English subtitles - are preceded and followed by discussions, in order to clarify the vocabulary and allow students to share their impressions on the film. NovaMova will also take you to discover Kiev’s major monuments and attractions, and if you are a sports fan, you can even attend a football match in one of the city’s stadiums. In the weekend, excursions to the most beautiful sites in Ukraine will be organised: to the majestic Monastery of the Caves, the World War II Museum, but also to the port town of Odessa and the vibrant and touristic Lviv, to the East of the country. Extra activities are free introductory tour for all new students. Russian conversation club, sightseeing tour, Russian movies and a free Russian singing class where all students can learn with a teacher a popular Soviet or Russian song. In the summertime every second week NovaMova has a Cooking club where a professional cook gives master classes in cooking some local Russian or Ukrainian dish.

At a glance School size: M Minimum age / Average age: 16 years / 32 years Levels: Beginner to Advanced Students/class: max. 10 people

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Beautiful city hosting the world’s 3rd largest Russian-speaking community School located in the heart of the city Challenging Russian courses based on an innovative teaching method approved by EAQUALS Many language activities offered outside of the classroom: Russian conversation club + Russian Conversation practice

Dates and prices in EUR (EUR 1 =~ GBP 0.86)

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Saturday following course end Starting dates Advanced: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/09.06/23.06/ 07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/13.10/10.11/ 08.12.2014 Starting dates Beginner: 06.01/03.02/03.03/31.03/28.04/26.05/09.06/23.06/ 07.07/21.07/04.08/18.08/01.09/15.09/13.10/10.11/ 08.12.2014 Starting dates: every week, throughout the year Bank holidays: 03.01/07.01/10.03/21.04/01.05/09.05.2014 School holidays: 30.12.2014 - 03.01.2015 Included in price : Language course Host family or shared apartment School enrolment fee & certificate Travel documents A Host family, single room, half board B Shared apartment, single room, no meals A

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Standard course 1 405 2 780 3 1110 4 1470 6 2100 8 2790 12 3930 16 5230 24 w. 7350 Extra week (24+) 305 Combined course 20+5 1 505 2 980 3 1380 4 1830 6 2610 8 3470 12 4890 16 6510 24 w. 9150 Extra week (24+) 380 Combined business course 20 + 5 Cf. Combined course 20+5 Extra week (12+) 405 Course TRKI 20 + 5 1 505 2 980 3 1380 4 1830 6 2610 8 3470 12 w. 4890 Extra week (12+) 405 Private Tuition (20) 1 600 2 1170 3 1650 4 2190 6 3090 8 4110 12 5790 16 7710 24 w. 11550 Extra week (24+) 480

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Juniors 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 spend 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.

ESL Family programmes Courses for the whole family, from 3 years French, Spanish, German, English. Parents and children spend active holidays together, but each in their own way! Our ESL programmes for families offer parents and children an opportunity to travel together and discover a language and a culture in exceptional locations! • Courses and activities specific to the age and interests of each family member. • Comfortable accommodation for the whole family and free time to visit places and share unique language holidays.

ESL CLUB 50+ Golden opportunities for golden years French, Spanish, Italian, German, English. If you are 50 and over and want to spend exceptional holidays with people from your generation, ESL CLUB 50+ offers you ideal conditions: • Language courses with privileged access to culture • Language schools and accommodation options adapted to your needs • Activities with a focus on culture, leisure and tourism, exclusively designed for people of 50 and over. • Exceptional courses, from elementary to advanced levels

Teacher Training Initial and refresher courses for native and non-native speakers English, German, Spanish, Italian, French • Refresher courses for in-service teachers • Initial training for future language teachers • Specialised programmes for native and non-native speakers • Various courses combining teaching methodology and practice • Various accommodation options available (host family, residence, private studio, hotel)

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ESL blogs and testimonials Discover our tips for a successful language study trip as well as testimonials by students who travelled with ESL. The ESL Blogs Register on our blog and discover our travel videos, our tips for a successful language study trip and all our latest news. Read it, comment on it and share it! Selection of testimonials Discover testimonials by our students who enjoyed a language study trip abroad.

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We are happy that our students can share their ESL experiences with each other on social networks. Even though we pay attention to the content posted by our users online and check these pages regularly, we cannot guarantee the quality of the information provided 100%. We kindly ask all users to use some common sense when exchanging on these public platforms and to respect the terms and conditions of use of the forums and social networks in order to ensure the smooth running of these pages. However, if you come across suspicious content, please notify the moderator of the website immediately. ®

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Terms and conditions

1. Enrolment & confirmation

5. Insurance

12. Course material

By enrolling, you accept the contract and travel terms and conditions of ESL Education UK Limited («ESL – Language Travel»). The enrolment can be handwritten and sent by fax (enrolment form), made by telephone/orally or through our website. Once we have received your enrolment, we will confirm your language stay within 7 days. We inform you quickly and offer an alternative course if the course you have chosen is full. In the case of a late enrolment (Less than 2 weeks prior to your departure), a lastminute fee of GBP 30 is invoiced. The total cost of your booking is calculated in the original currency and converted into GBP the day your invoice is issued (approx. 6 weeks prior to your departure). Should you choose to make payment in original foreign currency, you must specify this at the time of booking. International banking fees amounting to GBP 10 will be charged for any money transfer made by ESL – Language Travel to its partner schools.

Travel insurance If you would like to find further information on our recommendations for insurance please see the travel insurance page on our website. Accident-health insurance You are obliged to be covered against the risks of illness and accidents abroad. It is necessary to announce your departure abroad to your health organisation (or additional mutual insurance company). Free ESL exam cancellation insurance If you have to sit an exam for which a negative result would influence your departure, it is possible to take out our free exam cancellation insurance. Should the case arise, we request that you produce an official document as proof of the above-mentioned situation. You will get a full refund. We ask you to please note that the plane ticket is separate and is not part of this cancellation insurance. This insurance is valid up to 10 days prior to departure.

All of the course material is not necessarily included in the price of the stay. It is to be paid on-site and the exact cost varies depending on the development of your language level and duration of stay according to the chosen programme (specific courses, exam preparation courses), or according to the personal needs of the students. To give you an idea, the price of course material varies between GBP 20. and GBP 100.

2. Payment The deposit amount of GBP 300 is to be paid following the receipt of the enrolment confirmation. The final balance is due no later than 4 weeks prior to the course start date. If the enrolment is made less than 8 weeks prior to the course start, the total balance is to be paid once you have received the invoice. The total payment must reach us prior to your departure. In the case of non-payment of the deposit and/or balance, your booking may be cancelled by ESL – Language Travel (according to the conditions of cancellation mentioned in point 4). Your file containing all your course and accommodation information will be sent to you following receipt of the full payment (usually around 10 days prior to your departure).

3. Changes to booking Prior to your departure For every change in booking taking place prior to your departure (e.g. change of course type, change of accommodation), we invoice an admin fee of a minimum GBP 30 and a maximum GBP 100. A change of school is considered as a cancellation in accordance with the conditions specified in point 4. Following your departure Shortening the course originally booked is considered a cancellation and does not entitle you to a refund. Please contact the school directly if you are leaving the school prematurely, wish to change your accommodation option or request any other change. If the change is with regard to a complaint, please refer to point 11.

4. Cancellation Concerning language studies abroad a) An eventual cancellation needs to reach us by registered letter. If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to your departure, a fee of GBP 300 is invoiced to you b) If your cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to your departure, you will be charged cancellation fees of a minimum of GBP 300 or the following fees, in addition to the total amount of the invoice: • from 29 to 15 days prior to the departure 20% • from 14 to 8 days prior to the departure 40% • from 7 to 1 days prior to the departure 80% • From the 1st day of your stay or in the case of an early return, no refund is granted. Cancellation due to Visa Denial If you are forced to cancel your course due to visa denial after a timely visa application, all payments and deposits will be returned subject to a GBP 300 cancellation fee. You will need to present a document demonstrating the visa denial at least 2 weeks prior to your departure date. If we have not received such a document at least 2 weeks prior to your departure, cancellation fees in accordance with the conditions specified in point 4b will apply. Concerning accommodation Student residences/apartments/studios/hotel rooms are subject to the terms and conditions of cancellation of the various local service providers used by our partner schools and the cancellation fees are generally higher than for host families. Detailed terms and conditions of cancellation are available on request. Consequently, for these types of accommodation, a supplement of the sum mentioned in point 2 will be invoiced during the booking confirmation.

6. Conditions of admission into destination country All of the conditions imposed by the trip abroad (obtaining a visa, valid insurance, customs formalities, etc.) are the responsibility of the client. We will provide the client with the information given by the embassies and help you in the steps towards obtaining a visa. You are responsible for respecting all of the major instructions concerning your journey. If you fail to do so, the fees, in particular the cancellation fees, will be at your own expense, except if it is due to false information or to the non–transmission of information from ESL – Language Travel.

7. Reserved rights of the organiser ESL – Language Travel and our partner schools reserve the right to refuse an enrolment or to expel a participant if his/her behaviour detracts from the smooth running of the programme, if it contravenes the rules of the establishment or if it breaks the law of the host country. All of the fees, including the return journey, fines, etc. are at the expense of the participant. Course participants, or their legal guardian, are also responsible for any damages or losses caused during their stay.

8. Responsibility of the organiser ESL – Language Travel cannot be held responsible for the impossibility of assuring the services initially planned by reason of failure of its service providers, conflicts, or serious problems outside of its control. ESL – Language Travel is responsible as a language travel agent for the authenticity of its brochure, the accuracy of its content, the conscientious choice of the service providers as well as the passing on of travel documents to the client. ESL – Language Travel cannot be held responsible for accidents which take place during the language stay or during the journey. Only the responsibility of the service provider (school) can become involved. ESL – Language Travel assumes no responsibility for compensation requests linked to airline agreements. ESL – Language Travel cannot be held responsible for any eventual changes to the programme (courses, classes, accommodation details, etc.) which its partner schools may be forced to make. ESL – Language Travel reserves the right to change, without prior notice, the content of its brochure as well as the chosen service providers.

9. Cancellation of a programme The organiser may cancel a programme in the case of unforeseeable circumstances, the authorities' order, a strike, natural disaster, unrest or other restrictive reasons. The total amount paid for the course is immediately returned, however, in all cases, the organiser reserves the right to keep a compensation for the services partially provided.

10. Price changes ESL – Language Travel reserves the right to modify the prices in the case of unpredictable changes, such as monetary fluctuations, an increase in transport costs, the introduction or increase of State taxes such as airport taxes or VAT. If the increase is more than 10% of the rate confirmed by ESL – Language Travel, you have the right to terminate your contract with ESL – Language Travel, without paying any charge, by registered letter, within the 10 days of receiving our confirmation.

11. Complaints Any complaint must be made directly to the school and during the duration of your stay. If your approach to the school is not effective, only then should you contact ESL – Language Travel. If the problem cannot be solved directly, you can demand a written report from the school and address it to us with your complaint, at the latest 30 days following your return. Any complaint made after this deadline is inadmissible.

13. Bank holidays If teaching does not take place on bank holidays and if the classes are not made up by our partner schools, the missed hours are not reimbursed.

14. Course changes According to the number of participants, their language level or the season, our partner schools are sometimes obliged to replace booked group courses by one-to-one classes (of fewer lessons). These changes do not give way to any refund.

15. Promotional material ESL – Language Travel reserves the right to keep and/or use, for promotional purposes, the images and photographs which were taken within its partner schools or within the framework of a language study trip abroad in agreement with the participants. In return, ESL – Language Travel commits itself to confidentiality and discretion, in order to preserve the rights and goods of its clients, in accordance with the legislation in force.

16. Free flight and/or iPad Depending on the school, destination and course duration booked, ESL may offer you a free iPad or flight (taxes included, valid for flights departing from major European airports, up to GBP 250 for Europe and GBP 750 for overseas). The programme must be booked no later than 6 weeks prior to the course start. The flight can only be booked by ESL. For the iPad, ESL offers a discount on course fees which is equivalent to the price of the iPad on store.apple.com (October 2013). The order and receipt of the product are the responsibility of the beneficiary. These offers are not retroactive and do not apply when the course duration is extended on site. Should the participant make any changes to the course duration, school or destination, before or after departure, the offer shall become void and the price of the iPad or the flight shall be charged to the participant.These offers may be stopped or modified by ESL at any time during the year, without prior notice. Find out more about the conditions and special offers specific to each school on the school's profile page on our website.

17. Data protection ESL – Language Travel guarantees that it will treat your personal information in accordance with the applicable laws relating to the protection of privacy. Your data may be transferred to ESL – Language Travel’s partners. You have a right to object, upon request and free of charge, to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes and you have a right to access and rectify your data. To exercise your right, contact ESL Education UK Limited, 4th Floor, 24 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4DG.

18. Lowest price guarantee If, within the 30 days following payment of your invoice, you find exactly the same programme including the same benefits for the same dates (identical school and accommodation) offered by another language travel organisation in your country and at a published rate in an official brochure or website and in the currency of the concerned country which is at a lower price than that paid to ESL – Language Travel, we commit ourselves to refunding you the difference. This guarantee excludes promotional offers or personalised price quotes of other language travel organisations as well as the following services: plane tickets, insurance policies, hotels, etc...

19. Place of jurisdiction Only the disposals of British law are applicable in subsequent relations between you and ESL – Language Travel. The place of jurisdiction is London. ESL Education UK Limited 4th Floor, 24 Haymarket London, SW1Y 4DG. T +44 (0) 20 7451 0943 F +44 (0) 20 7451 0944 E

Credits Eric Marin, Antonin Borie, Tony Kunz, 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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Enrolment form personal information mF mM

Surname:

First name:

Date of Birth (DD.MM.YY):

Nationality:

Occupation:

Address line:

Town, Postcode, Country:

Town and country of birth:

Mother tongue(s):

Mobile phone:

Landline:

E-mail: Contact during your trip (first name, surname, tel.): Language level (see p. 16)

m Beginner

m Elementary

m Lower intermediate

m Intermediate

m Upper intermediate

m Advanced

m Very advanced

CoursES City, Location, School:

Course type:

Start date:

End date:

Number of weeks:

City, Location, School:

Course type:

Start date:

End date:

Number of weeks:

Accommodation Start date:

End date:

Host family

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

Halls of residence

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

Shared apartment

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

Start date:

End date:

Host family

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

Halls of residence

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

Shared apartment

m Single bedroom

m Shared bedroom

no accommodation Wishes for host family:

Number of weeks: q Breakfast

q Half board

q Full board

Number of weeks: q Breakfast

q Half board

q Full board

Other: Non-smoking m yes m no m don’t mind

With students m yes m no m don’t mind

m I’m vegetarian

With children m yes m no m don’t mind

With pets m yes m no m don’t mind

m I’m a smoker

Special dietary requirements: Allergies or medical conditions: Hobbies, interests: Further wishes or questions:

Transfers I would like airport transfers

m on arrival

m on departure

m no transfer

INSURance If you would like further information on insurance please see the «travel insurance» page on our website. m I would like free exam cancellation insurance (please attach proof of the exam enrolment) Where did you hear about ESL Language Studies Abroad? Promo-code:

I have read and understood and agree to the terms and conditions Date: Signature:

(for minors, signature of a parent or legal guardian)

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Gap Year – long stays

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Trimester, semester, academic year (from 16 years)

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Internships, volunteer work, paid jobs (from 18 years)

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Business Language Training Language training abroad for professionals and executives

Teacher Training Initial and refresher courses for native and non-native speakers

Language courses abroad for juniors Language programmes for students from 7 to 17

Family programmes Language holidays for the whole family

Club 50+ Golden opportunities for golden years


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