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Coronavirus: what does it mean for my language course?

Being a part of the language travel industry has always felt like being part of a large family. When times are hard, we want to come together and support our family, but we’ll have to put the hugs on hold for now with social distancing in place.

The current global situation is difficult for all of us, but we are doing our best to work with our partner schools and students to find suitable solutions for all.

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Celebrating World Book Day

The world’s top ten places for book lovers 📚

On 5th March 2020, the UK and Ireland celebrated the 24th World Book Day. This day is also celebrated on 23rd April by more than a hundred countries worldwide. The annual charity event is a UNESCO initiative aiming to promote reading among young people. Many schools, therefore, organise book-themed activities and trips to local libraries where children have the chance to dress as their favourite book character.

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Shanghai: China’s Capital of Magic

Shanghai is the vibrant centre of China’s soaring economy, a bustling international metropolis and an amazing place to experience the best of modern China. Expats have named Shanghai the most attractive city for foreigners in Mainland China, surpassing popular cities including Beijing, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. This doesn’t come as a surprise – Shanghai is a city of superlatives that will enthral everyone travelling there.

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Discovering Sydney

Known worldwide for its picturesque harbour and iconic Opera House, Sydney is a dream destination for many travellers. Arguably the best thing about the city, though, is its close connection to nature despite being a buzzing metropolis, full of life and many places to discover.

This is why Sydney is a perfect place for an English course, and surely one of the most rewarding places on Earth – read on to find out why!

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Bournemouth: Britain’s best beaches

This coastal city is often overlooked, but Bournemouth has a lot to offer – not least its weather. It experiences more daily hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, as well as fewer rainy days. Besides this, Bournemouth offers extensive coastline and an interesting centre packed with diverse attractions for you to enjoy during your immersive English experience.

Read on to find out what you can see and do in this city and why Bournemouth might just be the perfect place for your English course!

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Dublin: the dream destination for an English course

Dublin, the diverse capital of Ireland, has so much to offer. It’s known for its massive art scene, its enchanting history, and its buzzing nightlife. With approximately 50% of citizens under 25, the city is modern yet quirky, with lashings of tradition and culture.

Find out why Dublin is one of the best destinations in the world to learn English – and what a week in this captivating city can look like – below. Read more…

Luke’s Italian course in Rome

Italian lessons in Rome

Below is an unedited account of a two-week Italian course in Rome from our lovely student Luke.

We first learned about Luke’s infectious enthusiasm for language and travel through an excellent Instagram post he wrote in response to our collaboration with Shut Up and Go.

Founded in 1974, our exceptional language school in Rome has recently celebrated their 45-year anniversary. As Luke has discovered, it’s unquestionably one of the best Italian language schools around. Read on to find out more – and, if you’re interested in taking a course in Rome yourself, get in touch!

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Cool Cádiz in Southern Spain

On the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean is a small peninsula packed with culture, history, and beauty. This special place is called Cádiz, and it’s the perfect study location if you want to learn Spanish in an authentic area with a distinctive Spanish character. You’ll also be spoiled by the wonderful beaches surrounding the city, where you can relax after your lessons.

Still not convinced? This blog post will hopefully change your mind and show you some key parts of this stunning city!

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Bologna: the Italian gem

Bologna is a true gem of a city. Many Italian-speaking students have already realised this and come to the city to study at one of the world’s oldest universities. It’s thanks to this university that Bologna has such a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, making it just the place for an immersive language adventure.

If this isn’t enough for you, we’ve listed some reasons why Bologna is the place in which to learn the language of music and the arts.

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Language courses for older students – Club 50+

Most students over 50 years of age are happy to join our normal language courses worldwide, at any of our schools, as the programmes are intended for adults of all ages. Indeed, at most of our schools a significant number of the students are often in their forties, fifties and over. This is especially true for locations that are more preferred by the older student, including Aix en Provence in France and Sorrento in Italy.

Some students aged 50 and above prefer to have their language classes and activities exclusively with students of a similar age. It is for these students that we offer our Club 50+ courses.

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