Community Choice Awards 2021: Language Schools

Learning another language is an incredibly powerful experience. In addition to offering you better social and professional opportunities, speaking multiple languages will allow you to better understand the differences in culture and lifestyle across the globe. To meet this need, language schools offer a variety of courses for students at every level -- across every language.

While the language schools on Go Overseas cover almost every language on earth, and offer language learning opportunities to students at every level, there are some factors we look for when trying to highlight the best language schools in the world. In addition to their overall ratings, we ask reviewers on Go Overseas to consider five categories when reviewing their language learning experience: Instruction, Support, Fun, Housing, and Value. Read on to learn about the top language schools from 2021.

Learn more about how we scored programs for this year's awards by clicking here.

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Overall Top Language Schools

Language learning is a complex process, and different for every language learner. Some students want to gain fluency, whereas others are looking for enough to get by on their next trip. As such, Language Schools need to meet a variety of student needs, and it can be difficult to do a great job for everyone. In looking at the scores the following providers received, we found that these language schools met student needs and provided a stellar experience across the board:

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  1. Meiji Academy

    Meiji Academy is an independent educational institution offering a variety of Japanese language and...

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    Located in the Guanacaste region in northwestern Costa Rica, Instituto Estelar Bilingüe is committed...

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    At Silk Mandarin you will learn Mandarin effortlessly! Our ground-breaking SLOW MOTION TECHNIQUE...

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Top Language Schools: Support

Support is a critical part of the language learning experience. Without it, many people would struggle to meet their language goals. We ask reviewers to rate the assistance from the course and language school staff. The following providers had top scores in the Support category:

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    Motivated to learn Mandarin, but tired of large cities? Come to Hualien, a place with clean air...

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  2. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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Top Language Schools: Fun

We obviously think that learning a language abroad should be a fun experience -- in fact, we ask every reviewer to tell us how much fun they had overseas, for almost every program they rate on our site. For language schools, we ask reviewers to rate the social scene of their language school. The following providers had the top scores in the Fun category:

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    Motivated to learn Mandarin, but tired of large cities? Come to Hualien, a place with clean air...

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    The Excellence Center/Engage in Palestine was established in June 2011 to provide educational...

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Top Language Schools: Housing

Not all language schools offer housing or housing assistance, but some have homestay or dorm options for students. We ask reviewers to rate the quality of their housing and living standards. The following providers had top scores in the Housing category:

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  1. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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  2. Alexandria Institute - Greek Language & Culture school

    Discover the roots of the Western civilization by attending our Greek Language & Culture courses...

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    Motivated to learn Mandarin, but tired of large cities? Come to Hualien, a place with clean air...

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Top Language Schools: Value

Learning a language is an investment of both time and money. It's important that the investment you make seems worthwhile when you finish your language study. We ask language learners to review the value, affordability, and cost of their course. The following providers had top scores in the Value category:

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    IMCPI is an international educational institution specialized on Mandarin learning courses and...

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  2. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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  3. Alexandria Institute - Greek Language & Culture school

    Discover the roots of the Western civilization by attending our Greek Language & Culture courses...

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Top Language Schools: Instruction

Language instruction can take many forms, from drills and practice tests to language immersion and conversational exams. We ask language learners to review the quality of instruction they received from their language school, in whatever form it was taught. The following providers had top scores in the Instruction category:

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    Canterbury is one of longest running and most reputable TEFL programs in Spain with Canterbury...

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    The Excellence Center/Engage in Palestine was established in June 2011 to provide educational...

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