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Why Easy Languages?

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Our strong points

10 good reasons to choose Modern Languages

Over 25 years experience in organizing language courses abroad

The best rates regardless of the destination

No extra costs in the fine print

Personalized advice and service

All the help you need to choose the most appropriate formula for your needs and goals.

An expert team and advisers that tailor-make your journey

Permanent assistance for you and your family before, during and after the stay, on site and in our offices

reliable and experienced partners in all regions of the world

[** Many promotions ](/ _21) for stays with friends, family or for long periods Easy Languages is accredited by FOREM in the context of [ Scholarships Marshall Plan **](/ _ 22)

Our services and more

  • The full organization of your trip and your journey as you wish
  • Medical insurance (optional, on request) specifically designed for language stays abroad
  • Assistance to get your visa, if necessary
  • A cancellation insurance which also covers school failure


In 1985, after 2 years at the International School of Interpreters in Mons and one year as a French language assistant in Vienna (Austria), followed by a summer as a tourist guide in Brussels for groups of American students, Alain Bertholet, the company's founder, completed his studies in management at FUCAM (Mons Catholic University, equivalent to Paris's HEC).

Thanks to frequent trips to the UK as well as meeting and discussing the idea of language exchanges with a large group of English, Dutch and German teachers, Alain began to develop an interest in language study abroad. The idea quickly gained momentum – language instructors were interested in the innovative way Alain was approaching language learning. His peers were also inspired by the idea. The enthusiasm, motivation, and innovation Alain showed while developing the first trips abroad – as well as their spectacular results in terms of language proficiency - ensured the immediate success and popularity of EasyLanguages amongst students and young professionals, who were realising the importance of a second and even third language.

Easy Languages was officially founded in 1992, and the project has not stopped growing and is now the leader on the Belgian market. Easy Languages now also has an office in Paris, to accommodate the growing French market. Following these initiatives, and thorough inspections, Easy Languages has become the first non-French language exchange organisation to be accredited by L'Office (The national guarantee office for language exchanges and placements), an association which has the support of the French Ministry of National Education.

Over the next few years Easy Languages continued to expand, breaking into language markets outside of Europe.

Our Philosophy

Whatever the country or the length, all of our programmes have one thing in common: Well-known and trusted partner organisations, offering guarantees for accommodation, courses and all-around excellence in arranging top-notch language stays.

We also believe that an effective language exchange should be affordable, so we systematically search for the best programmes and partner schools offering the best quality to price ratio. There are no nasty surprises in the small print: no administrative fees or hidden extras. At Easy Languages, what you see is what you get.

Best prices guaranteed

Aware of the sometimes staggering differences in prices existing in the market for otherwise very similar services, we have systematically researched agreements with organisations offering the best price-quality ratio possible for every single programme, and wherever possible avoiding third-party involvement so as to deal with you directly. We are therefore well placed to offer you not only exceptionally organised exchanges, but also the best rates possible.

In this vein we systematically guarantee the lowest prices. We promise to reimburse you the difference if you manage to find the exact same language programme with another agency for a better price. (For more details, consult the "Prices" section of our general conditions.)