How you choose to spend your free time outside of the classroom is just as important as what happens inside the classroom and your language course social life will be a significant part of your experience if you want it to be. Taking a language course abroad gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language, to practise the language with different people and really build your confidence in the language. Many social activities are included in the price of the course and some activities are offered at a preferential rate.
The activities on offer at most of our schools include taking in the typical tourist attractions and sights that the town, city, or region is known for. However, the schools also offer more personal experiences which will help you understand the culture of the country and the people. In Spain you might be learning to make a paella, in France you may experience the best wine the region has to offer, and in England you can go for fish and chips or Sunday roast with your host family. Even a simple trip to the cinema can improve your language skills and develop your understanding. Whatever activities you choose to participate in you will be guaranteed an opportunity to practise the language you are learning and be given the chance to really get to know the place you are visiting. With a language course you are much less of a tourist and much more of a local.
✅ Welcome party or BBQ at the school the first week with other students
✅ Walking tour of the village/town/city/area
✅ Cooking class learning about the local cuisine or popular local dish
✅ Dancing class learning the local dance (more common in Latin America – tango, salsa etc)
✅ Video or film night either at the school or the local cinema
✅ Day trips at the weekend to visit nearby cities or attractions
If you would like to spend time doing an activity or hobby whilst taking your language course there is a wide range of Language Plus courses to chose from.
✅ Spanish plus: surfing, tennis, golf, sailing, kitesurfing, baseball, tango, salsa, flamenco, cooking, or art
✅ French plus: diving, paragliding, skiing, snowboarding, yoga, climbing, golf, surfing, cooking, wine tasting, hydrotherapy, or culture
✅ Italian plus: opera, cooking, wine tasting, or culture
✅ Portuguese plus: surfing, football, percussion, wine tasting, photography, or painting
✅ Japanese plus: pop culture or traditional culture
✅ English plus: British culture, media, tourism, art & design, or history