Language courses abroad for the over-50s: About the courses
While some of the courses’ features are different (depending on the school and destination), some characteristics are identical for all our programmes:
The best dates throughout the year
One of the 50+ programme’s advantages is that you will avoid the busiest dates! As you won’t travel during the school holiday period, you will avoid the high-season crowd. For a more relaxed holiday, our language schools organise the 50+ programmes only during the low season.
To discover your destination and completely immerse yourself in the language and local culture, a 2-week stay is ideal. Not too short, not too long – your language holiday will be a very pleasant break!
Courses specifically created for 50+
While programmes for young students focus on teaching a language for academic and professional purposes, our 50+ courses’ focal point is to offer an active language exchange. Your new fluency will allow you to understand the local culture and be directly in contact with the locals.
During the classes, you will practise your speaking skills in groups or with targeted exercises simulating everyday life. The language teachers will help you become more and more fluent, with no pressure, encouraging you to interact with the local population after the classes.
The plus: a thrilling activity programme
After the classes, you will have the opportunity to discover the city and the surroundings with other participants from your own generation: excursions, various activities and fascinating discoveries await you in the afternoons or at the weekend!
In focus: culture
Take advantage of the group dynamics and leisure activities to become familiar with the local culture! Your new language skills will be a precious tool to access the history, gastronomy and traditions of your trip destination.
Structure your trip and the language learning process
Our package includes the enrolment, courses, accommodation, activities and excursions. Combining business with pleasure, your trip will allow you to discover every aspect of your destination.
A multicultural exchange
By sharing the courses and activities with international peers from your generation, you will experience a multicultural, enriching holiday. You will communicate in the target language and exchange ideas, opinions and life experiences in a diverse and friendly environment.
Occasionally, depending on the circumstances, classes could include younger students. Often, this is dictated by the need to standardise the level of the group and it’s usually very enriching for both parties. However, the afternoon and weekend activities are reserved for the specific 50+ leisure programme.