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LEARN CHINESE, SPANISH OR PORTUGUESE IN A NATIVE-SPEAKING COUNTRY

Language Courses and Lessons: Study abroad as part of your work experience, gap year or career break, or just as an exciting holiday experience!

The best way to learn a language is to live, eat and breathe it. You'll live with native-speakers and practise your skills when out shopping, having a beer with new friends, reading the local newspapers or watching television. Your language skills will improve in leaps and bounds! Our courses range from Beginners through to Advanced.

HOW WILL LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE BENEFIT ME? Click here to read more...

  • Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.
  • Your analytical skills improve.
  • A language skill makes you more valuable in the marketplace.
  • Dealing with another culture enables you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture.
  • Your creativity is increased.
  • Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed in the process.
  • International travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
  • Learning a foreign language can enhance your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing ...
  • Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory.
  • Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved if you master another language.
  • Foreign language study offers a sense of the past: culturally and linguistically.
  • The study of foreign languages teaches and encourages respect for other peoples.
  • Foreign languages expand one’s view of the world, liberalize one’s experiences, and make one more flexible and tolerant.
  • Foreign language study leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity.
(Taken from an article by Renate Latimer, Associate Professor Emerita of German, Auburn University)

AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES:

Spanish Courses at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina

ARGENTINA:
Spanish Language Courses in Buenos Aires
Learn Spanish on a structured course at the University of Buenos Aires or with private tutors who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. All lessons are available at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced level.
Private lessons have no set start and finish dates and are recommended if you are a complete beginner. University of Buenos Aires courses are one-month intensive courses of 15 hours per week, three hours of classes a day and all classes are in the afternoon.

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Portuguese Language Courses in Brazil

BRAZIL:
Portuguese Language Lessons in Florianopolis Island
Learn Brazilian Portuguese on the stunning island of Florianopolis in the south of Brazil. Private lessons are arranged for you so if you just want to learn some basic survival phrases and vocabulary to help you whilst on your placement, or you would like to have a more structured course or improve your existing knowledge of the language, we have something for everyone!

There is no better or easier way to learn a language than to live it and breathe it ... and there is no better place to study than in vibrant, beautiful Brazil!

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Mandarin Languge Courses, with Cultural Activities, in China

CHINA:
Mandarin Language Courses and Cultural Activities in Guilin
Immerse yourself in the Chinese language through our Mandarin courses in Guilin. Courses available at Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels. We offer flexible modules so that you can apply your newly acquired language skills in practical situations according to your specific needs, such as learning the language for leisure or for work/business purposes.

You'll start your programme with a Cultural Awareness Week learning about Chinese culture, language and customs. You'll then go on to your choice of Course level, either Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.

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Learn Spanish on a Course in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA:
Learn Spanish on an Intensive 2-Week or 4-Week Course
Get a solid grounding in Spanish with our two-week or four-week courses while enjoying Costa Rica and practicing your new skills with locals! These intensive Spanish courses were tailored either as standalone courses, or as pre-placement courses prior to joining one of our projects.

The courses are taught in Spanish and are very intensive - you will be amazed by how much progress you can achieve in just two weeks! The four week course will take you even further.

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Spanish Language Lessons in Ecuador

ECUADOR:
Learn Spanish in Quito
All levels of courses are available, from beginner to advanced. Learning a language at this wonderful school is fun! You'll be taught by experienced teachers who make every lesson interesting and they even organise great cultural activities as well!
The classes are highly focused on the development of communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). You'll have the choice between group lessons, or private lessons:

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The best thing about my placement early on was how easy it was to meet other people with similar interests to me. This was due to the fact that we were all studying in the same Spanish school and the majority of people were staying next door in the volunteer house.
Overall I had an incredible nine weeks in Ecuador ... I am really pleased with the improvement in my Spanish. The teachers at the Spanish School were great and I really benefitted from being surrounded with Spanish speakers who were reluctant to speak English. Thanks for all your help!
Lucy Carmichael

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