This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
This is a Featured Guest Post by Sprachdirekt
Hands up who loves to travel but maybe struggles on the communication front? Although English is nowadays very popular, it is by no means safe to assume that everyone will speak it abroad. Unless you’re sticking to the hot-tourist spots, it is very usual to find that not everyone will be able to communicate in your language. For those who do not want to solely rely on their extravagant hand gestures, then give it a try and speak the local language. In that way, you can get chatting with the locals who will very much appreciate your efforts and you will also be able to explore all the hidden corners of a certain place and really get a feel for the culture.
For those who really want to learn a new language or improve their existing one then why not try it in combination with travelling? Not only will you get a better feel for the culture wherever you are but you can also practice your new language skills every single day with many different people while you stay at a language school abroad. So, if you have ever wanted to climb the Eiffel tower, go sailing in Malta or learn to cook famous Spanish dishes then check out the company Sprachdirekt -who have just launched their English site. Specializing not only in language trips and language courses abroad, they also offer a wide choice of activities alongside so not only can you learn about the culture first-hand but also practice your language skills!
(students in Malta)
The courses offered by Sprachdirekt provide a real opportunity for adventure as well as for learning in many fantastic destinations across the world – for example England, Malta, the USA, France, Spain, Italy, South America and Oceania. They also provide many different accommodation stays ranging from the popular home-stays with local families to shared apartments or hotel rooms so you can choose the option that is best for you.
Travelling is really a wonderful experience and it is never late to go out there and see the world! So why not finally brush up on a foreign language you’ve always wanted to learn and go out there and explore!
What language would you like to learn abroad? Let us know in your comments!
“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” – Anthony Bourdain