Blog and Student Reviews: Gap Year

Edward: French Gap Year in Paris

Edward 20 weeks course Languages for Life I wanted to work on my French after finishing University.  Paris was the obvious choice for me, as I prefer cities to smaller towns, and commuting never bothered me, though I can see it might be an issue for some. I expected the course to be hard work, and […]

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Mirian 6 weeks Standard Course

Linguistically my expectations were exceeded – lessons were far more dynamic than I had prepared myself for, and we were encouraged and helped with our speaking so much that after 6 weeks I felt confident in any conversation which was incredibly rewarding. I really learnt a lot of French. Socially my expectations were also met […]

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Katherine: 12 week Spanish Gap Year Course

Katherine Barnett Gap Year Spanish Course 12 weeks in Seville I expected after 3 months in Seville to be more or less fluent in Spanish, to gain greater confidence in myself and my language abilities, I also expected the lessons to be partly in English. After 4 ½ months in Spain I wasn’t fluent in […]

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Lucy: 8 weeks Languages for Life Course

To be honest I didn’t really know what to expect. I just had an instinct that it would be an amazing experience and there would be a lot to do. Linguistically, I expected it to be difficult but I did hope to be challenged so I wasn’t too worried. The lessons moved faster than I […]

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French Gap Year Course

Megan: 24 weeks in Montpellier Gap Year Course   Going to Montpellier to study French was easily one of the best experiences of my life. I had always wanted to improve my language skills and going to Montpellier allowed me to finally do it! In no time at all, I went from very basic conversational skills to […]

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German in Berlin

David Rowthorn 6 wks German Standard Course Berlin, Germany I felt the standard of teaching was very high and the general vibe of the campus was excellent. The lessons were a good mix of grammar and practice. The teachers encouraged speaking and discussion as much as possible. The only problem I found was that the […]

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La buena vida en Barcelona

Samantha 2 weeks in Barcelona as part of her Gap Year I expected a high standard of teaching, friendly people and sunshine. I feel my expectations were met. My teacher was fantastic and I learnt a lot during my two week course. The lessons were great, my teacher insisted that we only spoke Spanish and encouraged […]

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French Mini Group Course

Nicola Reed 12 weeks in Paris (Les Halles) Mini Group Course     I wanted to improve both spoken and written French, grammar and vocab skills – everything frankly! I was delighted with the college, well located in Paris – easily accessed and equally easy to reach all the main sights.  The staff, all very […]

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Sarah’s Spanish course in Madrid

Sarah Law 5 week Spanish course “My time in the Spanish language school in Madrid was the most fun I’ve had ever! I met so many people through the school from all over the world and I am still in touch with many of them now 2 months on. Madrid is an amazing city with so […]

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Spanish Gap Year in Salamanca

Hamish Extended Gap Year Spanish Course in Salamanca When planning to start learning Spanish again, (which I’d not studied since GCSEs) I knew it would be best to start right from the beginning. Within my first three weeks as a student in the language school in Salamanca it became increasingly hard to leave (which really squashed my […]

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