Why Smart People Book Now

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Why Smart People Book Now for September and October

September and October are some of the best months of the year to travel in Europe – that’s why smart people book now! The weather is fantastic, not too hot but the sea is still warm and the evenings balmy.

The crowds of July and August have significantly reduced, and most importantly, you can get some of the best deals around at this time of year. Flights are cheap, accommodation plentiful – but only if you book now! So save yourself some money by booking ahead and give yourself something fabulous to look forward to. Here are our top picks for September and October.

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Spanish in Barcelona

Expanish School Barcelona

People are still hitting the beach in Barcelona well into October and by booking now you can get affordable flights and have a place to stay in central Barcelona that is close to the school and the beach – you will be able to make the most of your free time whilst discovering everything Barcelona has to offer, from the tapas bars of El Born, to the funky shops of Gracia.

Spanish courses in Barcelona from €175 per week

Italian in Rome

Italian Courses Italy Rome

Rome is beautiful throughout the year but it is even more beautiful when you can actually see the Trevi fountain rather than just a hoard of tourists. And this is exactly what visiting in September and October offers. Enjoy the eternal city like a local – explore Mercato dei Fiori, go gelato hunting and have some of the best pizzas of your life!

Italian courses in Rome from €235 per week

French in Montpellier

montpellier french language holiday


Close to the beach, Montpellier has beautiful French old-town charm and it also has the benefit of being in the centre of one of the best wine regions. Learning French in Montpellier will allow you to experience a young, dynamic city and if you choose homestay accommodation you will be having a true cultural immersion and leaving you plenty of change to spend on cheese. And wine.

French courses in Montpellier from €230 per week

Portuguese in Lisbon

Portuguese Courses Portugal Lisbon

The Portuguese capital will still have plenty to offer as summer lasts until October! Discover Lisbon’s old neighbourhoods by hoping on Tram 28, try the world-famous pastel de nata in Belém, hit the beach and learn Portuguese in Lisbon whilst the days are still long and the temperature warm.

Portuguese courses in Lisbon from €285 per week

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Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
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TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French