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Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring: Top 7 Tips

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring: Top 7 Tips

Are you looking to go abroad and learn a new language? Are you thinking of how to make the most of you money when abroad? Where you can learn a language and enjoy your summer holidays?

Choosing the best language holidays on a budget is an important task so it’s more important than ever to be clever about your budgeting and spending on your language holiday. Follow our top 7 tips  for a language holidays on-a-shoestring and you can still take your language holiday abroad, have a fantastic time and improve your language skills, without breaking the bank.


1. Different Schools, Different Prices

Different schools are priced differently according to their location, size and facilities available to the students. Cactus Language only offers schools with high quality tuition and accommodation however, there is a range of prices so check online for the different locations and school to make sure you find the best deal.

If you are not sure, one of our advisors can help you find the best option for your language holidays on-a-shoestring.


2. Check the Special Offers

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Cactus Language always has some great special offers available for a wide range of languages and locations. Often these special offers are unique to Cactus and cannot be found anywhere else, so make sure you check out our offers page.

The special offer are valid for Adult courses, 50+ courses and Junior summer camps.


3. Change Currency Before you Go

Ordering money online or going to the Post Office is a great way of avoiding those high commission charges at the airport or when you take money out of a cash machine. Plan ahead and you could save yourself a bundle when planning a language holidays on-a-shoestring.


4. Use a comparison website

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

There are some great comparison sites such as Skyscanner and Edreams that will give you the best priced air tickets. If you are flexible on your dates then you will have even more chance of getting yourself a bargain on your airfare.


5. Get Funding from Your Employer

This is not one many people consider but it’s definitely worth asking. Most companies have an allocated training budget and if improving your language skills will help you in your job then you have a great case for getting some, if not all, of your language course paid for by your company as part of your professional development training.


6. Stay with a Host Family

Staying with a host-family means a higher degree of cultural integration and an improved opportunity to practise the language you are learning. In addition to these great benefits staying with a host family is generally cheaper than staying in a shared apartment or studio, and the host family will provide breakfast or breakfast and dinner for a cheaper rate than eating out or buying your own groceries.


7. Download Travel Apps like Time Out

Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring

Travel apps give you a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips, from maps to historical information, free events to the coolest bars and restaurants, it’s great to be in the know when you are new to a city. Download these before you go and you could even try using the app in the language you are learning.


How to Book a Language Holidays On-a-Shoestring?

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 language holidays on-a-shoestring and start learning a language.

For information on any of our language courses or language holidays on-a-shoestring, 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.



Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

  • EAQA
  • WYSE
  • British Chambers of Commerce