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Travel blogs, stories and tips to help with language learning whether you’re at home or abroad – with specific tips and tricks for learning German or learning Spanish in study abroad programs, online courses and travel experiences.
Learn Languages While Traveling
Quick tips, blogs and recommendations for learning languages while traveling, at home or online + travel blogs about my experiences learning German and learning Spanish
I’ve done German language courses at a handful of different schools in Berlin, as well as online and using apps. Here are some of my recommendations:
Located in west Berlin, the did Deutsch-Institut came highly recommended – it’s not the cheapest language school in Berlin, but their program was really effective. I took a one-month course to start my German language studies. Read more about my experiences learning German here.
One of the most affordable options for learning German in Germany, the Volkshochschule are the community schools throughout every German city . You can find cheap German language courses and European citizens can even often receive credit and discounts for attending courses long-term.
Spanish is one of the world’s most beautiful languages and because of my passion for traveling throughout Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries (especially Spain), I’ve made a point to repeatedly study Spanish. Again, many of my initial studies were done online and through apps, but I’ve also taken the opportunity to study Spanish in Spain at the following two language schools.
I did a four week course with CLIC in their Seville language school. I stayed in their campus housing and spent my mornings studying the language – it was an incredible experience and being based in Seville for a month, I really got to discover the city’s beauty and history. Read more about my experience studying Spanish in Seville here.
My most recent language course, I did a one-week program with the Gondwana Community in Conil (near Cadiz). This was one of my most successful Spanish language programs because I also paired the language course with a Spanish culinary course. The biggest benefit to learning Spanish with the Gondwana Community was the attention to detail and personalization of my program. Unfortunately, this language school no longer operates.
Learn these essential German (Bavarian) words to make the most of a trip to Oktoberfest, in collaboration with Rosetta Stone UK
Insider tips on why you should plan your next holiday to be a study trip to learn the local language – sponsored by Eurocentres language schools
Learn more about Andalusia and what makes it one of the best places to study Spanish with these top 5 reasons for choosing Andalusia for your language learning
For the past six weeks, I’ve been traveling around the USA. Living abroad in Germany for the past five years, I’ve been back to America more than a few times (averaging about twice per year), but never for so long of a trip. Besides the massive food portions, the cars and the overabundant amount of Starbucks, …
Fun Spanish words used around the word — words and phrases useful and interesting that show off the full beauty of the Spanish language
Since studying Spanish intermittently throughout my life, I’ve picked up enough basic phrases and words to get by in most Spanish-speaking countries. But when visiting Costa Rica this past winter in the heart of Central America, I suddenly found myself speechless. As I quickly learned, the Spanish they speak in Costa Rica is slightly different …
What I’ve learned with 2 weeks of Spanish lessons in Seville – a recap of my language course, my study abroad efforts and what I’ve been doing in Seville