The winners of the 2017 ESL Language Travel Awards!

We are ESL December 1, 2017

Beautiful Barcelona was the setting for the exciting 2017 edition of the ESL Language Travel Awards! The glamorous gala night took place on November 30th with all of the most important players in the language travel industry in attendance.


The awards are given based on a ranking of scores which combines feedback from our students and staff from the last 12 months. The top 5 candidates in each category were announced as the nominees during the awards ceremony, but of course, there could only be one winner! Below are the highly anticipated results:


School of the Year (English)

Winner: EC Malta

1. EC Malta4.56
 2. Brooklyn School of Languages4.54
 3. Kings London4.53
 4. Liverpool School of English4.50
 5. Kings Los Angeles4.49
 6. Ih Belfast4.48
 7. BSC Oxford4.42
 8. St Giles London Highgate4.40
 9. BELS Gozo4.33
 10. TTI London Camden4.32

Criteria: 40 reviews minimum, 50% student, 50% ESL Team.


School of the Year (other languages)

Winner: Lexis Seoul

1. Lexis Seoul4.55
 2. Lexis Kobe4.52
 3. Alpadia Montreux4.40
 4. Liden & Denz St. Petersburg4.40
 5. Escuela de Idiomas Nerja4.38
 6. CLIC Sevilla4.37
 7. CLIC Cadiz4.30
 8. CIAL Lisboa4.30
 9. Accademia Italiana Salerno4.25
 10. Lingua Viva Firenze4.24

Criteria: 20 reviews minimum, 50% student, 50% ESL Team.


School Group of the Year

Winner: Kings Education

1. Kings Education4.53
 2. EC4.51
 3. BSC4.42
 4. Lexis4.29
 5. St Giles International4.23
 6. Alpadia4.21
 7. ILSC4.16
 8. Enforex / Don Quijote4.07
 9. LAL4.02
 10. Study Group4.00

Criteria: Minimum 5 schools in a group, 50% student, 50% ESL Team.


School Facilities of the Year

Winner: Brooklyn School of Languages

1. Brooklyn School of Languages4.74
 2. Lexis Seoul4.64
 3. EC Malta4.53
 4. Taronja Valencia4.43
 5.Kings Los Angeles4.41
 6. EC Brighton4.40
 7. CLIC Sevilla4.38
 8. BSC Oxford4.36
 9. CIAL Lisboa4.34
 10. IELS Sliema (LAL)4.34

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 70% student, 30% ESL Team.


Accommodation of the Year

Congratulations to Ih Belfast, the winner in this category for the second year in a row!

1. Ih Belfast4.53
 2. Kings London4.42
 3. Brooklyn School of Languages4.40
 4. EC Brighton4.26
 5. France Langue Paris4.26
 6. St Giles Eastbourne4.25
 7. EC Cape Town4.15
 8. International House Newcastle4.14
 9. Malaca Instituto Malaga4.12
 10. Babilonia Taormina4.10

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 70% student, 30% ESL Team.


Teaching Programme of the Year

Winner: CIAL Lisboa

1. CIAL Lisboa4.88
 2. Brooklyn School of Languages4.78
 3. Lexis Seoul4.75
 4. St Giles Eastbourne4.73
 5. Kings London4.70
 6. CLIC Sevilla4.69
 7. ACET Cork4.68
 8. Embassy English San Diego4.66
 9. St Giles London Highgate4.65
 10. International House Newcastle4.64

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 100% student.


Leisure Programme of the Year

Winner: Liverpool School of English

1. Liverpool School of English4.63
 2. EC London4.56
 3. Institut Européen de français de Montpellier4.55
 4. CLIC Sevilla4.53
 5. BSC Oxford4.52
 6. CIAL Lisboa4.48
 7. Istituto Venezia4.45
 8. Ih Belfast4.47
 9. International House Newcastle4.42
 10. EC Malta4.41

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 100% student.


CSR Champion of the Year

Winner: ILSC

1. ILSC8.45
 2. EC8.43
 3. French in Normandy7.70
 4. ISI Dublin6.70
 5. Ih Belfast5.60

Criteria: 100% ESL CSR Self-assessment tool results. In this category, schools that are part of a group are measured as a whole as opposed to individual schools. This encourages groups to share best practice and not focus expertise on a single centre.


Junior Programme of the Year

Winner: Ardingly College Campus, UK

1. Ardingly College Campus, UK4.35
 2. Brighton College, UK4.32
 3. St Michael’s Campus, Toronto, Canada4.30
 4. London City summer camp, UK4.27
 5. Portsea Island Campus, UK4.24
 6. Galway Summer Camp, Ireland4.23
 7. Share Campus Adventure, Ireland4.22
 8. Colegio Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain4.21
 9. Torbay Language Centre, UK4.20
 10. St Paul’s College, Malta4.15

Criteria: 20 reviews minimum, 50% student, 50% staff.


Congratulations to all the nominees and of course, the winners! Thank you to all of our partner schools for working so hard to give our students the best experience possible over the course of the past year. Keep up the good work, and next year’s winner could be you!


By Leah Ganse

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