How to Choose your ESL School

Are you interested in spending your summer overseas improving your English at an ESL school? When you begin to do your research, you may realize that there are English language schools around the world. Don’t be overwhelmed! Let us help you and give you some tips on how do you choose your ESL school?

  • Talk to people. Do you have a friend or family member that has studied at an ESL school? Ask them about their experience! What did they like about it, what did they dislike about it, what do they think their visit was missing?
  • Look at your budget. How much are you looking to spend? If you are planning to live in a big city, can you afford the cost of participating in the activities? Will you have to use public transportation daily? Remember – living in a large city can usually be more expensive, however, everything may be more accessible and at your fingertips!
  • Surf the Web. That’s right, many schools and programs are right online and take only a few minutes to locate. Compare programs to see what is and is not offered. Then, pull up reviews on that program – perhaps you may even be able to get in contact with an alumni!
  • Ask Questions. Once you have narrowed down your search, now it’s time to get in touch with the school and get a better idea of what to expect. We’ve put together a list of questions to ask your ESL school to make the process easier.

Have you studied abroad at an ESL school? Do you have any advice you’d like to share with our readers? Let us know how your experience was and what you’d recommend to look for!


8 responses to “How to Choose your ESL School”

  1. I need a longer-term program that will place me in a professional internship where I can apply my English skills in my career. Also I need scholarship grant with financial Support.

  2. I need a longer-term ESL program that will place me in a professional internship where I can apply my English skills in my career. Also I need scholarship grant with financial Support.

  3. i need to find a elementry school for an eight year old to go to every day who has very limited english will come to usa in september cant be public state department rules

  4. We are a married couple that is seeking to support our international student/friend for a semester or two of speaking, reading, and writing English. She is 28 years old and has not completed her high school requirements. We were told that she needs to apply for an F-1 Visa and fill-out an I-20 application form. In order to control costs, can we simply enroll her in an English course at a high school level, like night school? These other ESL programs are asking for $2,000 for 14 weeks, without room and board—which we will provide. Please advise us on how we can help her. Thank You.

    • That’s very nice of you to help your friend! Your school will issue the F-1 visa and I-20 once she’s admitted. You will need to contact the Designated School Official (DSO) at the school to learn about the process and how she can obtain the visa to further her studies.

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