Languages School Trips

If you’re a languages teacher then we don’t need to tell you that the best way to learn a language is by visiting the country where it’s spoken on a languages school trip. Not only will it give their language skills a huge boost, it will also help to develop their intercultural understanding and give them a passion for travel and exploring other cultures. 

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Languages school trips abroad

We offer languages school trips for students studying French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, in countries where those languages are spoken natively. 

This allows students to be totally immersed in the language and gives them the exciting opportunity to explore the culture through their language skills, which is something that even the very best teacher is unable to fully replicate in the classroom. 

Our languages school trips can be categorised into two main types of trip – Language Culture Trips and Language Study Trips. 

Our Language Culture Trips are a great option for students of all ages and key stages. 

They combine sightseeing and cultural activities to offer students an unforgettable introduction to the country and its language and culture. 

They will have plenty of opportunities to interact with locals to develop their speaking and listening skills and they’ll love exploring the food and the way of life too!

We offer Language Culture trips in a variety of destinations from Paris to Brussels, Berlin to the Black Forest and Madrid to Barcelona.

If your group are preparing for exams, then you may like to consider our Language Study Trips instead. These combine language lessons at a specialist language school, with a cultural activities programme, as well as host family accommodation in some locations to complete the immersion experience – although other accommodation options are also offered. 

All of our partner language schools offer total immersion lessons in closed groups, using the target language. And all the teachers are highly qualified native speakers who will tailor the content of the lessons to meet your specific requirements and learning objectives. 

Some of our most popular Language Study trip destinations include Paris, the South of France, Cologne, Berlin, Salamanca and Malaga.

Why arrange a languages school trip?

Students will soak up the language!

As someone who has studied languages themselves, you know that there is no better way to develop your skills and, perhaps even more importantly, your confidence, than visiting a country where that language is spoken and just getting stuck in. 

As you explore your surroundings, students will hear the language being spoken on an everyday basis and they’ll see it written on signs and posters. They’ll better understand how it sounds, how it looks and how it feels to speak the language. 

They’ll gain confidence quickly as they make themselves understood and understand what people are saying to them. And they’ll really experience the fun of learning languages and the doors that speaking a language can open up for you!

When they return to the classroom, they will be more confident, more passionate linguists with a reinvigorated enthusiasm for learning, making those few days spent in a foreign country an unbeatable investment in their education. 

Develop their intercultural understanding

A languages school trip is a great way to encourage the linguists of the future. But it will also develop your students’ intercultural understanding and, crucially, their desire to travel and explore other cultures. 

Their unforgettable experience of the joy of discovering a new culture will undoubtedly open their mind to other cultures, making them a more tolerant, empathetic individual and, ultimately, a better global citizen. 

As our planet becomes smaller and it becomes more and more important for us to be open-minded, tolerant and inclusive, this experience will help your students to develop skills, attributes and attitudes that will be vitally important to their future careers. 

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by a former French teacher, we understand the value of languages school trips and how to make them successful. 

Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have. 

We know how important it is for you to feel fully supported throughout the process, so we’ll be with you every step of the way. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy immersing yourself in the language and culture as much as your students. 

French language trips

Spanish language trips

German language trips

Italian language trips

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!