About Us

Elac Study Vacations is a small, but growing English Language School. It began in 1991, its first course was in Eastbourne, on the South East Coast of England. In 2000 Elac opened its first residential summer school, also in Eastbourne.

In 2006, the administration of the summer centres moved to Bath, then in 2012 the office moved to 22 Milsom Street, in the heart of Bath city centre. Milsom Street is also home to the Elac Study Centre, where we run tailor-made courses for closed groups throughout the year.

During the summer we run seven multi-national residential and homestay centres for students between the ages of 7 – 17 in a variety of locations in the UK. We work with students from a wide range of countries, but have particularly strong links with Italy, Spain, China, Russia, Japan, France, and Austria. Though Elac has grown as an organisation, the company still has the virtues of a small family-run business: a personal service, a high standard of care and welfare, attention to detail and a focus on quality.

We currently welcome around 3500 students on Elac courses every summer and aim to give each and every one of them a safe, fun and truly unforgettable learning and cultural experience! We are fully accredited by the British Council (Inspected in 2016), members of English UK & Members of Young Learners English UK.

Our Accreditations

We have been a British Council  accredited provider of English language and activity courses since 2008. We are also a member of English UK and Young Learners English UK.

Our most recent British Council inspection took place in Summer 2016. The report can be read here: British Council Report 2016.