Blog and Student Reviews: Gap Year

Shezre: 4 week Intensive Course

Shezre decided to follow several language programmes with us; to Cannes, Madrid, Seville and Granada. Here she talks about her initial 4-week Intensive Group course in Madrid in November  for her Gap Year. “Having studied A-level Spanish I already have a basic knowledge of the language, and expected it to become easier to speak in […]

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Isobel: 11 week Italian Gap Year

Isobel : 11 wk Gap Year programme – from beginner level.  Having studied French at school she felt confident in tackling Italian from scatch: I had no idea what to expect and I had never heard or spoken to anyone who had taken a language course abroad in their Gap Year. Katherine at CESA was very […]

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Matteo: 32 weeks Italian Gap Year Course

Matteo, 19, wanted a Gap Year to remember, to have fun but to really tackle his languages. He followed a full Academic Year course in Italy and then booked again for a German course in Berlin – now that’s dedication!  “The thirty-two week Academic Year programme in Italy was fantastic. I divided my time between […]

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Stephanie: Languages for Life

Milan for 12 weeks – amazing! I’ve always wanted to go there and my Gap Year was the perfect opportunity! It was my first trip abroad on my own and it was daunting to even think about it, just before I went. So mostly I tried not to. The Italian school in Milan was brilliant, in […]

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Lisa: 2 week Standard Course

Lisa, decided against a Gap Year before University. She still wanted to work on her Italian though and chose to spend 2 weeks in Florence over the summer holiday. She was going to read Medicine, but had done GCSE Italian and wanted to build on this and view the artworks of Italy, before she was […]

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Johnny Blackman: 8 weeks Languages for Life Course

I’d always wanted to go to Argentina and when I decided, having graduated that the time had come to sort out a Spanish language course, I immediately thought of studying in Buenos Aires!   The CESA Languages staff had talked me through the various course options and explained the school was home to a wide range of student nationalities […]

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Elena Lynch: 2 week Intensive Course

Elena Lynch 2 weeks in Montpellier Intensive French course I expected to improve my grammar considerably, to meet some very nice people, to have a lot of fun, to enjoy the course. I expected to be speaking French the whole time.

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Rachel Johnston: 16 week Languages for Life Course

I arrived on the course knowing very little French (I could hardly count to ten), so I expected to improve with both understanding and speaking ability. I also expected to make a lot of new friends. Were my expectations met? Yes! I met some amazing people and some friends I hope to keep for life. […]

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Brett Cayley: 2 week Intensive Course

تحية من الرباط – Greetings from Rabat I have recently returned from a two week stint in Rabat learning Arabic. I have met a variety of different people from all over the world. The students and staff are very friendly and hospitable. I spent the first week with a Moroccan family which was a great experience […]

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Two weeks German course in the Gap Year

Bethany Crowhurst 2 weeks German Course in the Gap Year I spent two weeks at the German language school in Berlin and had an amazing time! The course itself focuses on immersion so you are constantly required to interact in German which can be initially quite full on but I really felt it helped me develop my language […]

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