Language Courses | Abroad
Have you ever wanted to explore a new part of the world while learning the language and living like a local? With a MyEducation Language Travel course you can call a town like Berlin, Tokyo or Antibes a second home. Whether you are 12 or 70, MyEducation has the language course for you.
There are many types of language experiences available and you can choose the course that works for you based on the language school, your age, destination, city and desired travel time. Prices also vary from place to place. However, we can describe some general characteristics that apply to most language travel which can help to give you an overall impression of what to expect.
What is Language Travel?
Our Language Travel programs will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a life in a foreign country. You can enhance your language skills and boost your confidence both with the language and personally on a language travel program with MyEducation. Take a step away from the UK in a completely safe manner by joining one of our courses. Make friends from around the world and explore a new town and country. Participate in language classes taught by native speakers and join in fun and engaging activities . Language Travel will give you a holiday that you will never forget and improve your language skills in a very short space of time.
The language classes form the main part of the Language Travel experience, but they are also just one part of the experience. A standard language course includes 20 lessons per week, 4 or 5 lessons a day. Class lengths and group size vary from school to school. On arrival you will be level-tested to ensure that you are enrolled at the right level. However, throughout the programme your level can of course progress as your language skills improve.
If you only have a short time to learn the language, we recommend an intensive language course with up to 30 lessons a week. You might have up to 6 additional lessons a week, but still have time to participate in cultural activities with other students. There are also many schools that offer combination course with standard group lessons and daily private lessons.
On some courses the teachers engage in both the teaching and cultural activities, while the larger schools have a separate staff to manage the extra curricular time. Whatever option you consider, you can find information within these pages or staff in the office will also be able to guide you to a tailor made programme for your needs.
Our language courses are available all year round for students 18+. Courses start almost every week of the year. Only complete beginners must start on specific dates each month. For students under 18, language camps are available to make your Easter or Summer holiday absolutely unforgettable. Whether you have 3 weeks or a year, MyEducation can find a language course to suit your needs.
Accommodation is included in the price of the program shown on our webpages. Depending on your age and the program you choose, you can either live with a local host family or in the language school accommodation. Adult participants can choose to book a language course without accommodation. We will provide a separate price for just the language classes.
A host family will offer you a twin-bed room and you will become part of their family home for the duration of your stay. You will attend classes and spend time with your friends, but also have the unique experience of living and speaking with a local family. You can put your new language skills to the test. This is a truly immersive experience and a great way to see how the locals live. All host families are checked and vetted by the language school and are located within a walk of the school or on a public transport route. Some schools offer a single room for adult participants. Juniors can pay an additional fee for a single room.
School accommodation options vary from program to program, but students generally live in a twin-bed room within the language school accommodation. Staff are present 24/7 to assist and monitor you and make sure you are safe.
All of our Language Travel programs for people age 12-18 are full board. If you live with a host family it is likely that you will have breakfast and dinner with them and lunch will be at the language school canteen. If you choose school accommodation, meals will be at the accommodation or at the language school or at local cafes and restaurants. On days where you are on an excursion, packed lunches are provided. Please note that students with specific dietary requirements might need to pay an additional fee. Adult participants can choose what meal package they wish to purchase. Self-catering, Breakfast only, half board and full board options are available.
Activities and Excursions
All of our summer language programs offer an organised schedule of activities for the time when you are not in lessons. The individual destination pages describe what amount of activities are included in the program, but you can expect to be entertained while on these programs.
Some schools have a dedicated staff who manage the activities for the students, while others are run by the language school staff. You can choose programs that focus on a specific sport such as Dance or Water sports, or you can choose to sightsee in a specific city.
The full activity schedule is complemented by the excursions that are also on offer. Most programs offer a half day excursion during the week and a full day excursion at weekends. N.B. you would need a minimum program length of 2 weeks to be included in a full day trip.
All of our Junior Language Travel programs include a transfer to and from your arrival airport. Arrivals must be to the listed airport and on set days within a certain window. If you cannot manage this then an extra fee might be requested.
Students will be met by a taxi service or staff from the language school and will be taken directly to their accommodation. Arrivals are generally on a Sunday and departures on a Saturday.
Adult Language Travel programs do not include an airport transfer as part of the fee, unless stated on the destination webpage. Customers can request a transfer for an additional fee.
We do not include the cost of a flight in our program fee. We prefer to give you the freedom to choose the route and airline you prefer. If you are under 16 at the time of travel, please be sure to check with the airline before booking as some airlines will not allow unaccompanied minors to fly alone or they may require that they join the Unaccompanied Minor service.
MyEducation will confirm the travel dates and arrival airport when your place at the language school is confirmed. Flight bookings may be required to arrive and depart within a certain window of time to qualify for the airport transfer included in the program fee. Arrival/departure outside of these times could lead to an additional fee being charged.
Why are language courses a good way to travel?
A language course can set the stage for a holiday, but also provide much more than a typical holiday might. You will learn skills in the language and you will have time to explore the city / town that you choose to live in. The language school staff will not only help you to become more fluent in a language, they will also provide opportunities to join activities and excursions. Learn how to dance Flamenco in Spain or how to cook pasta in Italy. On our adult programs you can use your weekends to explore other areas of the country or on our junior programs, you will get the chance to join day trips to nearby points of interest or fun. All of this you will do with support from locals and also with the new friends that you have made on the course.
You can travel together as colleagues, as parents and children, as grandparents and grandchildren, as a couple or as an individual. If you are single and want to travel and meet new people, then a language course is also an obvious form of holiday, because you are do not have to explore alone.
We also sell language courses to customers age 50+ customers. By going for a course for this particular target group, you know that you will learn with others of the same age and up. We have heard of students up to the age of 92, so it’s never too late ! The school wants to keep this group separate, so that you are primarily with peers and language lessons are combined with cultural and educational activites. If you do not mind being mixed with all age groups, then you can buy a regular language course for adults.
Why Language Travel could benefit you.
- Improve your existing language skills or quickly increase your language skills in readiness for exams or qualifications.
- Become better at talking to business associates in English / Spanish / German / French / Chinese etc.
- Seek out a holiday a focus and meet locals who can show you the best parts – your language course sets the framework for the holiday.
- Get to know a particular culture or country better.
- Become more fluent in speaking a language for your own interest or for your career or education.
- Live like a local and experience what it is to be part of a foreign city / town.