Language Learning Vacation
Immerse yourself in a language on a language learning vacation! Combine the joy and leisure of a vacation with the excitement of learning a language in its native country.
Right alongside 'adventure vacations,' learning vacations are fast becoming the hottest trend in travelling. People are living life to the fullest enjoying new experiences and living out fantasies of being a racecar driver or going on a fossil dig. Why not include learning a language as well?
At Great Learning Vacations you can find lots of fantastic ideas for an exciting vacation that goes outside the bounds of the usual tourist traps. Immerse yourself in the culture and language of a foreign land. Click on the language section where you will also find lots of immersion programs for travellers and vacationers. Why not combine your interests? Take a wine-tasting tour in France and also a language immersion course on the same vacation. Go far beyond that travellers French phrasebook and step into a real language experience that you'll never forget.
The Learning Traveller has a wealth of information on language learning vacations and courses.
Transitions Abroad not only has a wide variety of courses and programs to choose from, but there is also a section of helpful articles on language vacations and studying abroad.
For an example of what a learning vacation might consist of, take a look at this course offered by French American Exchange. Immerse yourself, not just in the French language, but also in French life and culture in Aix-en-Provence.
Shawguides has a great search feature, allowing you to search for just the right program for you by language, country, or the date when you would like to go.
There is also a language learning vacation for non-native speakers of American English to hone their skills and improve their accent at Speechmatters.
Here's an interesting article on educational vacations from Via Magazine - The AAA travellers Companion
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"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland -- and no other."
- E. M. Cioran