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Top Tips for Language Trips in 2018/19

 

Are you fed up of always going to the same place on your school language trips? 

The beauty of school language trips is that there really is no end of possibilities when it comes to suitable destinations – and changing it up every so often will not only keep it interesting for you, but it will also help deepen your own understanding of the local culture. 

And wherever you go, your students will love the opportunity to use the language to communicate with the locals.

So, fancy trying somewhere new next year? Here are our top tips for 2018/19:

 

Seville and Andalusia

Seville has been named the best city to travel to in 2018 by Lonely Planet. And that won’t surprise anyone who’s been there. Spectacular architecture, a fascinating history and plenty of culture to discover around every corner, Seville is, quite simply, a delight.  

But why limit yourself to one city? Andalusia, the region in which Seville is located, offers innumerable jewels, from the stunning beaches of the Costa Brava, to the history of cities such as Malaga, Granada and, of course, Seville. 

If you’re looking for a trip that is going to really spark your students’ interest in the Spanish language and culture, you really can’t beat Seville and Andalusia. And if you really want them to focus on improving their language skills, perhaps in anticipation of exams, we can arrange lessons at our partner language school in nearby El Puerto de Santa Maria

Normandy 

Normandy is perhaps one of the most underrated regions in France. Like the Opal Coast, short journey times to Normandy make it ideal for a school trip, limiting the time you have to spend on a coach. But that’s not the only reason to visit!

Firstly, if you enjoy French food and want to give your students a taste for it, Normandy is ideal. Particularly when it comes to cheese! We can arrange for you to visit local cheese farms, bakeries and even a chocolate museum, where students can use their language skills to learn about these tasty treats!

Perhaps you’re a bit of a history buff and want your students to understand more about French history? Again, Normandy is ideal! Learn about William the Conqueror with a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, Joan of Arc at the museum dedicated to the local heroine in Rouen, or the famous Normandy Landings of WW2 at the Arromanches Landings Museum. 

And if your students are preparing for exams, you may like them to receive lessons at our partner language school in Rouen – Normandy’s capital. You can tailor the lessons to meet your specific learning objectives!

Some of our team recently visited Normandy, to learn more about the fantastic opportunities the region offers for school groups. Take a look at their trip diary to find out more. 

Rhineland

There are many reasons to visit one of the larger German cities, such as Berlin and Munich. After all, they offer endless learning opportunities for groups. But sometimes a smaller, quieter location can work well for a school trip – less hustle and bustle means you and your students can relax and just enjoy the atmosphere, exploring without having to battle through the crowds. 

And there is so much to explore in the Rhineland. This really is fairy tale Germany – there’s enchanting castles, atmospheric villages and towns bursting with stunning traditional architecture and, of course, the majestic Rhine that carves its way through the landscape. 

Worried that castles and traditional towns may not be enough to keep your students entertained? There are also chocolate museums and theme parks to enjoy! Plus, you can even take a cruise down the Rhine – the perfect way to enjoy the breathtaking landscape surrounding you!

And the Rhineland is a fantastic choice for groups preparing for exams too. We can arrange lessons at our partner language school in Koblenz, where your students will be taught by highly-qualified native speakers, with lessons tailored to meet your specific learning objectives. 

Decided where you want to go? 

Contact us today for your tailor-made quote, or to ask any questions you may have!

 

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