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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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Vegetarian language travel tips

Travelling as a vegetarian or vegan can get difficult, especially if you’re travelling in a different country. It can be even worse when that country is well-known for its meat-heavy cuisine. But there are still ways to enjoy an immersive experience in a country and also eat how you want.

Here are some tips for vegetarian or vegan eating during a study-abroad programme:

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German idioms

German is an interesting language, but not always a logical one! One big part of learning any language is understanding some of the many idioms, and German is no exception. Idioms can sometimes be frustrating to learn and not always directly translatable into your native language. However, knowing German idioms will reward you with the sense of having mastered the language, just like a native.

If you are eager to improve your German knowledge, or even if you are just starting to learn the language and want to spice up your vocabulary with some typical idioms, we’ve made a small list for you …

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Californian vibes in San Diego

If you love the beach, sports, and the charm of American cities, San Diego is the place to go! With two gigantic beaches and loads of water-related activities available, this is one of the best American locations in which to learn English. Take the plunge and create unforgettable memories in the sunny state of California.

Read on to get an idea of what a stay in the beautiful city of San Diego might look like.

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What surprised me about England

Sunset over LondonHi, my name is Dennis and I have lived in England for 4 months now. I am from Germany, and want to give you an insight into what has surprised me during my stay. While some of these surprises might seem to be rather small and insignificant, I think that these small things contribute to your experience and give you the perfect immersion in a country. Plus, they are always a great start for a conversation!

This is a list of all the things that baffled me, made me happy, or even a bit mad. Enjoy!

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Responsible travel: a how-to guide

It’s 2020 and climate change is a topic that’s almost unavoidable. It’s also one of the most important global topics – if not the most important topic. Many people worldwide try to reduce their carbon emissions where they can, but what about travelling? Travelling is as popular as ever, while at the same time the word ‘fly shame’ trends in Sweden – meaning you’re ashamed to fly because of the environmental impact. As we become more socially and culturally aware of the impact of our trips abroad, ‘responsible travelling’ is becoming more important to us. It’s a step in the right direction, but what does it mean?

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