The winners of the 2017 ESL Language Travel Awards!

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 Malta 4.56
 2. Brooklyn School of Languages 4.54
 3. Kings London 4.53
 4. Liverpool School of English 4.50
 5. Kings Los Angeles 4.49
 6. Ih Belfast 4.48
 7. BSC Oxford 4.42
 8. St Giles London Highgate 4.40
 9. BELS Gozo 4.33
 10. TTI London Camden 4.32

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

 

School of the Year (other languages)

Winner: Lexis Seoul

1. Lexis Seoul 4.55
 2. Lexis Kobe 4.52
 3. Alpadia Montreux 4.40
 4. Liden & Denz St. Petersburg 4.40
 5. Escuela de Idiomas Nerja 4.38
 6. CLIC Sevilla 4.37
 7. CLIC Cadiz 4.30
 8. CIAL Lisboa 4.30
 9. Accademia Italiana Salerno 4.25
 10. Lingua Viva Firenze 4.24

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

 

School Group of the Year

Winner: Kings Education

1. Kings Education 4.53
 2. EC 4.51
 3. BSC 4.42
 4. Lexis 4.29
 5. St Giles International 4.23
 6. Alpadia 4.21
 7. ILSC 4.16
 8. Enforex / Don Quijote 4.07
 9. LAL 4.02
 10. Study Group 4.00

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 Languages 4.74
 2. Lexis Seoul 4.64
 3. EC Malta 4.53
 4. Taronja Valencia 4.43
 5.Kings Los Angeles 4.41
 6. EC Brighton 4.40
 7. CLIC Sevilla 4.38
 8. BSC Oxford 4.36
 9. CIAL Lisboa 4.34
 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 Belfast 4.53
 2. Kings London 4.42
 3. Brooklyn School of Languages 4.40
 4. EC Brighton 4.26
 5. France Langue Paris 4.26
 6. St Giles Eastbourne 4.25
 7. EC Cape Town 4.15
 8. International House Newcastle 4.14
 9. Malaca Instituto Malaga 4.12
 10. Babilonia Taormina 4.10

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

 

Teaching Programme of the Year

Winner: CIAL Lisboa

1. CIAL Lisboa 4.88
 2. Brooklyn School of Languages 4.78
 3. Lexis Seoul 4.75
 4. St Giles Eastbourne 4.73
 5. Kings London 4.70
 6. CLIC Sevilla 4.69
 7. ACET Cork 4.68
 8. Embassy English San Diego 4.66
 9. St Giles London Highgate 4.65
 10. International House Newcastle 4.64

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 100% student.

 

Leisure Programme of the Year

Winner: Liverpool School of English

1. Liverpool School of English 4.63
 2. EC London 4.56
 3. Institut Européen de français de Montpellier 4.55
 4. CLIC Sevilla 4.53
 5. BSC Oxford 4.52
 6. CIAL Lisboa 4.48
 7. Istituto Venezia 4.45
 8. Ih Belfast 4.47
 9. International House Newcastle 4.42
 10. EC Malta 4.41

Criteria: 30 reviews minimum, 100% student.

 

CSR Champion of the Year

Winner: ILSC

1. ILSC 8.45
 2. EC 8.43
 3. French in Normandy 7.70
 4. ISI Dublin 6.70
 5. Ih Belfast 5.60

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, UK 4.35
 2. Brighton College, UK 4.32
 3. St Michael’s Campus, Toronto, Canada 4.30
 4. London City summer camp, UK 4.27
 5. Portsea Island Campus, UK 4.24
 6. Galway Summer Camp, Ireland 4.23
 7. Share Campus Adventure, Ireland 4.22
 8. Colegio Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain 4.21
 9. Torbay Language Centre, UK 4.20
 10. St Paul’s College, Malta 4.15

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!