There is no better way to inspire language learning at school than with a trip to the country where it’s spoken. Cactus specialises in organising study trips for school groups abroad for English, French, Spanish, German and other worldwide languages. High quality tuition, stimulating activities and safety are at the heart of every trip we organise. Cactus Language offers language courses abroad and language study programmes for school groups that develop fluency, foster independent learning, and build confidence in the language.
Every year we arrange trips for groups of students from numerous independent schools in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Norway, tailoring each programme to the needs and requirements of the group. Group prices are heavily reduced and include free placements for accommpanying teachers and group leaders. We work with you to tailor your trip to the needs and requirements of your particular group of students. All our group trips are tailor-made and created to fit around your specific budget. The links below provide information on the locations and schools but the courses offered are not reflective of the wide range of accommodation and activities that we can offer for school groups. Get in touch to find a school group programme for Spanish, French, English or German that meets your budget requirements.
✅ Improve language skills whilst learning about the culture and having fun
✅ Take part in social, sporting and cultural activities whilst using the language
✅ School group teachers and leaders participate free of charge
✅ Study with native speaking teachers experienced with school-aged children
✅ Mix with other same-aged students from all over the world
✅ Carefully-selected accommodation with host family or residences
✅ Special dietary requirements and requests catered for
✅ Child safety and protection laws of the EU/country stringently adhered to
✅ 24-hour supervision from qualified and experienced team leaders
✅Spanish in Valencia: 20 students aged 14 to 15 and 2 groups leaders spent 1 week in Valencia taking Spanish classes in the morning and activities such as cooking paella, beach sports and street art workshops in the afternoon. The Spanish classes focussed on GSCE practice, revision and recycling for their up-coming exams. Homestay full board accommodation with Spanish families was provided at a discounted rate of £345 per student. Leaders participated for free.
✅ French in Antibes: 28 students aged 15 – 16 from a school in south west London, plus free 3 group leaders spent 10 days in Antibes. The group took intensive immersive French classes in the mornings and spent the afteroons visiting the local area and participating in cycling and beach sports activities. The group also visiting Cannes and Nice on day trips. Students were grouped in the classes by level and mixed with other international students, to ensure that every student was stretched according to their ability. The 10 day trip, including full board homestay accommodation, airport transfers and all activities cost £458 per person.
✅ English in Bournemouth: a group of 18 students aged 16 from China attended our beautiful school in the beach town of Bournemouth for 3 weeks. They took English language classes in the afternoon and spent the mornings attending cultural training workshops, conversation classes, and group project work which took them out and about in the town. The students also attended tailor-made pronunciation classes that helped them with their specific difficulties caused by L1 interference. Student only residence accommodation was provided so that each student had their own room, or shared with a friend. All meals were provided at the residence or on campus and 2 group leaders attended free of charge. The total costs per person for this all inclusive immersion course for one week was £412 per week.
✅ Spanish in Costa Rica: a group of 23 girls and two group leaders from a South London school went on an amazing adventure to Costa Rica, staying with Tica families in Jaco Beach, learning about their way of life and improving their Spanish at the same time. They learnt Spanish in small groups of 5 or 6 students, enabling them to significantly improve their speaking skills and expand their vocabulary. BBQs on the beach were also a highlight of the trip. The cost of this tailor-made trip was just £248 per week per person.
✅ German in Hamburg: a group of 45 students and 4 group leaders from Norway spent 2 weeks in Hamburg, improving their German and gaining an insight into the German education system. Their German language classes focussed on advanced German, Business German, and German for specific purposes, to reflect their chosen subjects at higher education level. The group stayed in a hotel and half board accommodation was provided. The total cost of the German school group programme, including airport transfers, was £481 per person per week.