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Bildungsurlaub Programme

Use your educational leave to take an English Course abroad!



Study English at EC with the Bildungsurlaub programme

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.

Approved States

• Berlin
• Brandenburg
• Bremen
• Hamburg
• Hessen (includes Niedersachsen)
• Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
• Niedersachsen
• Rheinland-Pfalz
• Saarland (includes all other German states)
• Sachsen-Anhalt
• Schleswig-Holstein
• Thüringen

Why is 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.

EC has accreditations in most German states for all of our schools worldwide except for Australia and New Zealand. Most of our Bildungsurlaub accreditations refer to Intensive English, meaning 30 lessons per week. Some German states (Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein) require 40 lessons per week; therefore, 10 extra lessons are added onto the normal Intensive course, which are made up of free academic workshops and online assignments.

Further accreditations can be applied for on demand.

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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 need to use English for many purposes, such writing reports and giving presentations.

International Network

Travelling abroad to study English also means meeting professionals from all over the world with similar goals to your own and who 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. Studying English in an English-speaking country, for example, means that 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 get to experience a different way of life outside your own country and meet many people from different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

And finally… why choose EC?

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 to focus on certain skills or topics.

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Not sure which EC English course is right for you?

We offer a wide range of courses to help you meet your goals. Let us help you find your perfect English language course.

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