Language holidays

I was going to move to Spain once…

A few years ago, I was offered a job based in Palma, Majorca. I loved the city, had visited several times and started to dream of siestas and lying by the pool after work grazing on delicious Spanish food. Only one thing stood in the way – my grasp of […]

by April 7, 2008 Language holidays

Dubai lives the post-oil Arab dream

Dubai is a fascinating socio-political model for the 21st century: a melting pot of neo-liberalism and “subterranean” economy, Sunni Arab Islam and low taxes, souks and artificial islands, a giant warehouse and a tourist paradise, life in the fast lane and a consumer-mad society. Dubai has a growing population of […]

by April 7, 2008 Language holidays

Insider guide to Guadalajara, Mexico

Our language school in Guadalajara, Mexico has kindly prepared this guide to the sights, sounds and smells of Guadalajara to make your trip to Mexico a memorable one…The Centro Historico is another name for the “old town” part of downtown Guadalajara. You can get a map of the different important […]

by March 31, 2008 Language holidays

Where to hear Mariachis in Guadalajara

Our language school in Guadalajara, Mexico is always asked where are the best and safest places to go out in the evenings and party with the locals. Here’s their guide to what’s hot and what’s safe for a night out on the town…. Here are some places that are fun […]

by March 31, 2008 Language holidays

Experience the Day of the Dead this October

For those of you, who have not visited Oaxaca during Day of the Dead, mark your calendars now for 2008. The Mexican festivities of “Muertos” are known throughout the world, and Oaxaca’s traditions are among the most elaborate and unique in the country. Each year at the end of October, […]

by March 28, 2008 Language holidays

Tick something off your ‘things to do before you die list’

Amy spent two weeks in Sicily on a language course, living above a local family and in doing so, ticked off one of the things on her list of things to do before I die! For two weeks, Taormina, located on a terrace with its spectacular views of the beach below and Mount […]

by March 27, 2008 Language holidays

Simple pleasures of daily life in Taormina…

Catherine, a student at our language school in Sicily has written about daily life in Taormina, the activities on offer and the simple pleasures of daily life enjoyed all the better after learning Italian… My parents, avid travellers, introduced me to the joys of exploring new places and cultures at an […]

by March 27, 2008 Language holidays

Find your destiny in Sicily…

Elizabeth, a student in her 20’s has written about her experience learning Italian at one of our fantastic language schools in Sicily and spending 6 months in Italy… Taormina is a small town filled with history, beauty, and love!  I spent a total of four months studying in Italy.  Six weeks […]

by March 27, 2008 Language holidays

Learning Italian and exploring the back roads of Sicily

A student at our language school in Taormina in gorgeous Sicily has shared her experience of learning Italian whilst exploring the back roads of Sicily and experiencing the history, culture, food and drink of this beautiful region…. Words do not suffice to tell you how much I learned and enjoyed the […]

by March 27, 2008 Language holidays

From Granada to the Alpujarra Mountains

Granada is a stunning city, one of our language schools in Granada has shared this article with us that describes a city framed by the Alpujarra Mountains, dotted with Berber-style villages and smelling of lemon groves… A visitor to the Alhambra in Granada will see, except perhaps from July to October, an imposing […]

by March 25, 2008 Language holidays