Learn a language as a group on a language project overseas

A volunteer enjoys her language lesson during her group trip abroad.

Our Language Projects overseas give you a great opportunity to learn a new language or develop your group’s existing language skills. The lessons will be different to traditional language classes; your group will be working in local schools anddoing activities in the local community that are focused on getting you to practise your conversation skills. The main emphasis tends to be on developing conversation skills rather than theory or grammar. If there is a group with different skill levels we can organise for your group to split up into smaller groups. We can organise for groups to stay with local families so that everyone has a chance to practise their language skills outside of the classroom. Students will come back from a language trip with a new-found enthusiasm to develop their language skills as well as increased confidence.

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What you will be doing

Your group will be working with local language teachers to develop your skills whether you’re learning Spanish in Peru or French in Senegal amongst others. These are just some of the options open to you and your group. Lessons will be interactive and fun; you might spend a morning working in the classroom before going out and practising your skills in the local market or school in the afternoon. The emphasis will be on developing your confidence to use your language skills whether you’re teaching nursery rhymes to school students or describing the UK parliamentary system to students at the local university. You’ll return home with increased confidence, a greater vocabulary and enthusiasm to develop your language skills further.You might find yourself with a slight West African accent to your French or some South American vocabulary in your Spanish skills but you’ll have taken a real step forward in your language education.

Combining projects

Normally groups will combine their language lessons with another project. We will make sure that on the other part of the project the group is able to use their new-found language skills. This might be working in a local school or kindergarten or even on a Conservation Project. Most of the language lessons will fit in around the other project so that you can spend as much or as little time on language skills as your group wants. It can be a couple of hours each afternoon or more intensive if this is the main focus of the trip. We are happy to organise a day to day itinerary to tie in with your group’s plans. If you want to combine projects get in touch and find out what is practical for your group to do. You can call us on 01903 708316 or email us at groups@projects-abroad.co.uk and we can put together a provisional itinerary for you.

Where you can go

Projects Abroad have language projects available in Argentina, Bolivia, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Senegal and Togo.

Our language courses run from as short as a week. If there is no detailed information listed below on the place where you and your group want to go please get in touch for more details. Email groups@projects-abroad.co.uk for more information.

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