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Bildungsurlaub Programme

Learn English Abroad


Bildungsurlaub at EC English

Would you like to improve your English abroad? Then Bildungsurlaub is perfect for you. The best way to learn a language is to be somewhere you are surrounded by it 24/7! Bildungsurlaub allows workers in Germany to use a certain number of days per calendar year for individual further training. However, each federal state regulates and handles the right to educational leave differently. You can only book further training for your educational leave officially recognised by your federal state. The minimum legal requirements for educational leave vary from state to state, so please get in touch with us for more information.

Here at EC we make it a point to encourage all our students to pursue their goals and maximise their learning potential, helping them be the very best they can be. That’s why we are proud to have German educational leave recognised at many of our centres worldwide, offering a combination of professional language tuition as well as a choice of excursions and activities across some of the most exciting locations across the globe.

Bildungsurlaub Approved States

Berlin • Brandenburg • Bremen • Hamburg • Hessen • Niedersachsen • Rheinland-Pfalz • Saarland (covered by accreditations from all other German states) • Sachsen-Anhalt • Schleswig-Holstein • Thüringen

Why a language trip a great investment

If you're a professional looking to increase your range of skills and abilities, there are many reasons why using your educational leave for a language course is worth it.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Get in touch with us for more information or to book your course. 

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Language Skills

Foreign language skills are becoming increasingly important for employees, particularly those who work in multi-national environments. Nowadays, people must use English for many purposes, such as writing reports and presentations.

International Network

Travelling abroad to study English also means meeting professionals from all over the world who have similar goals to your own and work across various international companies and industries—it’s a fantastic way to make useful contacts.

Full Language Immersion

One of the best ways to learn a new language is through an immersion programme. For example, studying English in an English-speaking country means you get to practise your language skills outside with native speakers in real-life contexts.

New Memories

Apart from the educational and professional benefits of studying English abroad, you’ll experience a different way of life outside your country and meet many people from other nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Destinations you will love

Learn English and make new friends in one of EC’s incredible cities.

Bildungsurlaub at EC English

Bildungsurlaub English Courses

Most of our Bildungsurlaub accreditations refer to General English 30 (Intensive English), meaning 30 lessons per week (22.5 hours).

English courses include
✓ Orange Carpet Experience
✓ Online placement test
✓ MyEC - student portal
✓ English language activities and
✓ Welcome activity
✓ Social and cultural programme
✓ Internet access

Why EC English?

✓ Guaranteed results
✓ Founded in 1991
✓ Start your course on any Monday
✓ Courses from one-week duration
✓ Excellence in customer service
✓ Students from all over the world
✓ Courses for all levels of English
✓ Schools in USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Malta and South Africa

EC 30+ Schools

At EC English, we pioneered the concept of 30+ English schools for adult students aged 30 and above. These schools offer a tailored learning environment suited to the needs of mature learners. A 30+ school is ideal for a programme recognising your life experience and goals. 

We have 30+ schools in:
London • Malta • Brighton • Dublin • New York • Toronto • Vancouver • Cape Town

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EC English 30+


Where you choose to stay is an important part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget, and personal needs.


Choose EC for your Bildungsurlaub

From state-of-the-art facilities to supportive, experienced teachers, we at EC are committed to giving our students the opportunity to not only learn English within a friendly learning environment and enhance their career, but also an experience they’ll never forget. Our courses are designed to suit all levels of understanding, along with classes which are developed meet the standards required for Bildungsurlaub.

We offer a wide range of courses to help you meet your goals. Let's make your Bildungsurlaub experience perfect.

Contact us now to help you find the right course with accreditation for your state.

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Our EC English courses receive accreditation and awards from around the world

  • ACCET ACELS British Coucil English USA Languages Canada BPSS PTIB English UK Member
  • EC English ALTO Accreditation TESL Marketing English in Ireland EduSA SAYTC Eaquals logo feltom SATSA