Language holidays

We made The Guardian’s 10 best language holidays with activities around the world

We made The Guardian’s 10 best language holidays with activities around the world

The Guardian’s Rachel Dixon recently did a round-up of the 10 best language with activity holidays around the world — and we made the list! Our Arabic and Moroccan cooking holiday — based in Tétouan in northern Morocco –came in at number five. This holiday includes 20 modern Arabic language lessons, […]

A complete guide to the best places to learn Spanish in Spain

A complete guide to the best places to learn Spanish in Spain

Fiery and sophisticated without sacrificing the finer things in life, Spain constantly surprises and refuses to be defined by stereotypes. Spanish is the perfect embodiment of this — passionate, relaxed, and every bit as diverse as the country itself. From the dramatic Pyrenees and snowcapped Sierra Nevada range to the sun-baked […]

by September 21, 2017 Language holidays, Travel advice
16 photos to inspire you to learn Spanish in the Dominican Republic

16 photos to inspire you to learn Spanish in the Dominican Republic

These 16 stunning photos come from our Spanish language and activity holiday school in Sosua, in the Dominican Republic. Gape away: The Spanish Over the course of seven days, students are grouped with others of their level — whether that’s a complete beginner or an advanced Spanish speaker — and given […]

by September 6, 2017 Language holidays
Guest review: Rosie shares why her Italian course in Sorrento was molto buono

Guest review: Rosie shares why her Italian course in Sorrento was molto buono

Some of Rosie’s family has recently moved to Italy, so slowly but surely she is determined to pick up some of the language. An avid learner who likes to try new things in her spare time, she took some Italian classes in Sorrento with her niece, Emma, while staying with the […]

4 Spanish and French language immersion courses to improve your multilingual skills

4 Spanish and French language immersion courses to improve your multilingual skills

Language holidays beat learning a language at home in a classroom for two reasons. One: spending one week on an immersive language course gives you the equivalent language skills of four weeks in a traditional classroom. And, two: you get to go on holiday. Need we say more? We’ve updated […]

by August 27, 2017 Language holidays
Meet Jorge, our Spanish and surf holiday instructor in Fuerteventura, Spain

Meet Jorge, our Spanish and surf holiday instructor in Fuerteventura, Spain

Jorge founded his surf and Spanish school in Fuerteventura in the hopes of getting students out of the classroom and having fun while still learning the Spanish language. He decided to combine his love of surfing with his knowledge of Spanish and do just that. He shared some inside tips on […]

Why Tuscany still deserves a spot on your bucket list

Why Tuscany still deserves a spot on your bucket list

Undoubtedly a region suited to the finer things in life, Tuscany is renowned for many things — its artistic, architectural, and gastronomic delights are just part of what makes the rolling green hills and warm climate of this Italian region a place every type traveller should visit. For culture enthusiasts In Florence, the […]

NEW French immersion & cookery in Toulouse

NEW French immersion & cookery in Toulouse

Each Friday, we update our site with amazing new trips from local hosts around the world. These hosts devote their lives to sharing their passions with travellers who want local, immersive experiences and are always up for trying something new. From cooking lessons to surf breaks, language courses to photography […]

5 French phrases you won’t learn in the classroom

5 French phrases you won’t learn in the classroom

Let’s be honest, when we learn a language, we learn it so we can communicate with the locals and meet new people while exchanging jokes and stories. My sole objective when I started learning French was to be able to have a conversation with a native French speaker. Language lessons […]

by March 21, 2016 Language holidays, Travel advice
Fastrack French: Swapping night school for language immersion in Paris

Fastrack French: Swapping night school for language immersion in Paris

Early French Experience French. Such a wonderful language which seems sexy, intellectual and sophisticated at the same time. These are not words I would associate with my scouse accent. I have always had a fascination for all things French – Paris, smelly cheese, wine, berets (I was 13, give me […]

by March 14, 2016 Language holidays