Top 3 French Summer Camps in France for Children and Teens
As one of the most spoken languages in the world, with more than 200 million speakers across the world, French is also one of the most widely learned foreign languages. Learning French brings opportunities and can open many doors for young learners. A good command of French can facilitating studying for a degree in France, and it is also often a pre-requisite for working in many of the world’s top organisations, such as the United Nations. Choose one of our Top 3 French Summer Camps in France, home to Musée du Louvre and Cannes International Film Festival, and improve not only your child’s French language skills but also their opportunities in life. Continue reading Top 3 French Summer Camps in France
Language Holidays 50 Plus – Learn a Language at Any Age!
Language holidays are not just for school kids and people in their 20s. Being in your 50s or 60s is very different to what it was 20 years ago. People are getting younger (no, really), waiting longer to do certain things, and as a result want to have fun no matter what their age! Our Language Holidays 50 Plus are here to help you make the most of you time while learning a language and discover a different culture.
Language Holidays 50 Plus – Benefits and Activities
Learning a language, in the country it is spoken, with a group of like-minded people is a fabulous experience! Which will not only develop your skills but also give you the opportunity to put what you learn inside the classroom into practice outside of the classroom.
You can also combine a language course with other activities such as wine tasting, cooking classes, dancing, photography, art and crafts, cultural seminars and walking tours. The choices are endless and whatever combination you are looking for there is an option to suit your requirements.
You will meet people from all over the world of a similar age, looking for a similar experience – to learn a bit of the language, enjoy the culture and have a great time.
Language Holidays 50 Plus – Languages and Places
Our 50 Plus Language courses are offered in many countries across Europe and include English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. You can learn the language in an incredible city any time of the year. Here we show case just a few of language holidays 50 plus we offer:
Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the link to find more information about any of Language Holidays 50 Plus Courses.
For information on any of our language courses or Language Holidays 50 Plus, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.
It’s not too late to book your summer adventure and experience a language holiday to remember with Cactus Language. We have more than 100 bucket-list destinations to chose from – but to make the decision easier we have selected our top choices for this Summer, just for you. Our selection is based on the following criteria: value for money, off-the-beaten-track destinations, and flight affordability (from the UK). Start your summer adventure today!
You may have heard of Cadiz, but are not quite sure exactly where it is. Situated on the South Coast of Spain Cadiz is an hour and a half South of Seville, to the East of Portugal and to the West of Gibraltar. With miles and miles of pristine beach that offers great swimming and small surfable waves, Cadiz is the perfect location to spend a few weeks (or months) over the summer!
Not only is Cadiz a great summer destination but it also has a beautiful old town that reflects archetypal Spain and all things Spanish. There is no better, more authentic choice for a language holiday this summer than Cadiz.
With general affordable Spanish courses and flights to Seville and Jerez (both only a short journey from Cadiz) operated by low cost airlines, book now and start your summer adventure in southern Spain.
Montpellier is situated on the South Coast of France, not far from the Spanish boarder and to the West of Marseille. A short 20 mins from the beach, the city centre is a charming collection of historical buildings which has been pedestrianised and is extremely pleasant to walk around.
The city is surrounded by vineyards, being in the centre of the famous Languedoc region, so you can do a bit of wine tasting whilst you practise your French.
With an international airport served by various national and budget airlines, you can currently book an affordable flight to southern France and have an amazing time whilst learning French.
On the stunning Amalfi coast Salerno provides the perfect launch pad to investigate the numerous and beautiful towns along the rugged coastline – and the best way to do this is by boat.
The school offers cultural lessons in additional to Italian, and provides an intimate experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the food, the drink, the culture and the language.
Just a short distance from the airport, fly into Naples with an low cost airline, spend your summer adventure exploring the Amalfi coast in Italy and learn Italian in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the location links to find more information about the language courses and start your summer adventure.
For information on any of our language courses, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.
Our Top 7 Places to Learn French in France, and the Rest of the World
With a language as widespread and prestigious as French, choosing the best place to improve your langue française can be difficult. To make things easier we have selected our top 7 places to learn French, based on location, activities, school facilities, and tuition quality. From cosmopolitan cities to remote tropical beaches, our top 7 places to learn French will help you discover your personal favourite and get you started on your French language learning journey.
1. Reunion Island, Indian Ocean – A Hidden Island Paradise
‘La Réunion’, as the French call Reunion Island, is one of the most exiting places in the world to learn French. This remote little island in the Indian Ocean was discovered by the Portuguese in the 16th century, then inhabited by settlers from France and Madagascar, and has since become a part of France. From paradisaical beaches and majestic landscapes, to stunning towns and tropical forests – Reunion Island has everything an exotic island adventure should include. Our school in La Reunion is small, offering an experience that caters to your personal needs and individual language goals.
Lyon is known for the production and weaving of silk, and also for its integral role in the early years of French cinema. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, nowadays Lyon is most famous for its fantastic cuisine, extensive eating options, and wide range of dining experiences. It is the perfect destination for the culturally interested foodie with class. Learn French at one of our accredited schools in Lyon while having a taste of the ‘joie de vivre’!
3. Martinique, The Caribbean – Pristine Beaches and Turquoise Waters
Also Known as the ‘Island of Flowers’ Martinique offers clear turquoise waters, lush vegetation and an enticing Caribbean flair, as soon as you set foot on the island. You will spend your time surrounded by stunning beaches and coconut trees, the colourful traditional dresses known to the locals as ‘madras’, and delicious French Creole food. Immerse yourself in the island and you will soon be speaking the language with confidence.
4. Biarritz, France – The Jewel of the Basque Coast
Biarritz started to draw attention and experience its ‘golden age’ in the mid-19th century when Napoleon III made it his regular vacation spot. The city still retains the glamour and sophistication of this period and exudes an air of a luxurious vacation spot, but one not just for aristocrats. Travellers love the city’s deeply rooted culture and historical architecture, and its rocky coastline offers some of Europe’s prime surfing beaches, attracting surfers year after year. Our school in Biarritz offers high-quality tuition with one of the best schools in the country.
The capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region Montpellier is equally stylish, elegant and graceful as its more populated counterparts, while it benefitting from a Northern African influence, making it one of southern France’s most culturally diverse cities. Montpellier’s student culture dates back to the 13th century when the prestigious University of Montpellier was first established. Since then student life and language learning have been interwoven with the city’s everyday life and hosting students has become a matter of cultural pride. Today the student population makes up over a third of the population and keeps this traditional hub of education young, vibrant and highly fashionable.
No trip to France’s prime learning locations would be complete without the city of love and arts. The capital of the ‘Grande Nation’ is the birthplace and focal point of French culture and has been the dream destination of lovers, artists, lyricist, cooks and tourists for centuries. Be it witnessing the glorious art at the Louvre, enjoying the breath-taking view from atop the Eifel Tower, keeping up with the newest haute couture in enchanting boutiques or just wandering the lovely streets of the famous arrondissements – Every single experience in Paris is worthy of being on a true globetrotter’s bucket-list.
7. Montreal, Canada – Old Culture in the New World
Like no other stop on our list Montreal is a city of opposites. It manages to combine the wild and adventurous spirit of the Americas with the profound and sophisticated influence of French culture. From its quaint old city centre to the modern landmarks that have earned the city the title of UNESCO City of Design in 2006, this cosmopolitan centre of French-Canada will engage all of your senses. Montreal’s pulsing cultural scene provides an abundance of exhibitions, comedy shows, concerts and festivals. With its two official languages Montreal can, furthermore, be called one of the very few truly bilingual cities, which makes it especially hospitable to beginner and advanced students of French alike.