Modern Foreign Languages

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    Learn more about the language and culture of Russia with a school trip to Moscow and St Petersburg.
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    Put your German language skills into practise on a school trip to Berlin.
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    Immerse yourself in the Italian language with a school trip to Venice.
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    Madrid is an ideal destination for students of art, history and Spanish.

Whilst all the visits were great, the highlights were the Olympic museum and Phantasialand. The students loved how interactive the Olympic museum was and Phantasialand was great fun. The students returned happy and enthused about German. Thank you for your help with everything. GE, Nunthorpe Academy

French

With France just a hop and a skip across the Channel, the opportunities for putting into practise what you’ve learnt in the classroom are as easy as they are plentiful, you just need to decide on your destination! You could opt for Lille and the Opal Coast, a stone’s throw from Calais or a little further south there’s the Somme, packed full of World War I museums and memorials. Further west, there’s the region of Normandy, whose landscapes are as diverse as its attractions – students of art, history and food technology are also well catered for here. Brittany, too, abounds in medieval history, rugged coastlines and Celtic culture. Or, for the ultimate in technological thrills and spills, why not opt for a trip to Futuroscope?

And then there’s the City of Lights, Paris. The French capital is a fabulous place to visit whatever time of year, be it an exhibition, a market or a show, there’s always something going on. You could also consider Belgium’s capital, Brussels, a bilingual city at the heart of Europe, or even the Swiss city of Geneva.

Italian

Where better than to practise the mellifluous language of Italian than in its stunning cities? Whether you opt for the cities of Rome, Venice or Florence, or the stunning landscapes of Sicily and the Bay of Naples, the opportunity for speaking and listening to Italian in situ has immeasurable benefits for your students.

Why not take a tour of the Uffizi or the Accademia in Italian, or see and hear your tour guide bring to life the history of Ancient Rome on a visit to the Forum and Colosseum? Meet local farmers and learn how they make mozzarella, try your hand at ordering pizza or gelato, or simply sit amidst the masses on the Spanish Steps and absorb the language being spoken around you. It’s these situation-based opportunities that undoubtedly have the most impact, and make the most memories.

Spanish

Be it Seville or Granada, Málaga or Madrid, Barcelona, Cuenca, Santiago de Compostela or Valencia, Spain’s language learning opportunities come in plentiful supply. Said to be the world’s 4th most spoken language with over 392 million speakers globally, Spanish has become a hugely popular choice for pupils opting to learn an additional foreign language.

From classroom-based learning in Spain itself to buying olives in Valencia’s Mercado Central, from touring the Prado with a Spanish-speaking guide to stepping onto the pitch at Barcelona’s Camp Nou, a school trip to Spain is guaranteed to leave your students keen for more!
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German

Whether it’s the major cities of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, or the picturesque region of the Rhine and Moselle, Germany without doubt offers a varied landscape in which students can put their language learning into everyday context.

Why not take a guided tour in German of one of Berlin or Munich’s major museums or learn what goes on behind the doors of the German Aerospace Center or BMW Welt? Take a cruise along the Rhine accompanied by German-speaking commentary, barter for goods at one of Germany’s lovely Christmas Markets, or simply opt for a day of fun and adventure at Phantasialand, Germany’s largest theme park.

Russian

Russian is fast gaining popularity amongst language students, attracted by the sheer mysticism of the Cyrillic alphabet, not to mention the fact that it’s currently the 8th most widely spoken language worldwide. It’s also just that little bit different to the more prevalent Latin and Germanic languages taught in school.

Whether visited independently or as part of a multi-destination itinerary, Moscow and St Petersburg represent two exceptional cities in which to put Russian language skills into practise. Abundant in history and heritage, art and architecture, folklore and culture, a visit to one or both of Russia‘s principal cities is guaranteed to leave a lasting and very memorable impression.

Suggested Modern Languages School Trip Itineraries

Whether you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region or are looking to combine two destinations (Barcelona and Madrid, for example) to really maximise the opportunities for practising those language skills, we can design a bespoke modern languages school trip to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of formal language learning in situ, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.

We can design bespoke tours to complement all languages offered at GCSE and A ‘Level, be it Chinese, Arabic, Greek, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Bengali, Panjabi, Urdu or even modern Hebrew!

Barcelona & Catalonia

Sagrada Familia - smallSet on the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona represents the ideal educational tour destination, combining high art from the likes of Picasso, Dalí and Miró and Gaudí’s flamboyant architecture with history, heritage and a proud Catalan culture, all perfectly topped off with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and sightseeing opportunities galore.

Berlin

Reichstag © visitBerlin, Photo Wolfgang Schlovien - smallBerlin is the place to visit to bring many of the issues of modern history to life. Popular landmarks such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, the Jewish Museum and Museum Island, not to mention the diverse, contemporary feel of the city, combine to make the German capital a fascinating host city for a school tour.

Brussels

Mini Europe (c) www.visitbrussels.be - smallBrussels is a fabulous city where centuries-old, traditional Flemish architecture goes hand in hand with an abundance of Art Nouveau and space-age structures. Yet amidst the beautiful buildings and political institutions, there’s no shortage of interesting visits for school groups, with opportunity aplenty to practise French skills (and even learn a few Flemish words, too).

Cuenca

Cuenca school tripSituated midway between Madrid and Valencia in the heart of Castilla-la-Mancha and the home of the legendary Don Quixote, Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is regarded as the cradle of the Castilian language, offering the ‘true Spanish experience’ for students wishing to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture.

Frankfurt

Messeturm Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt-am-Main is renowned for its futuristic skyline, ‘Mainhattan’, home to some 400 financial institutions including the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, one of the world’s largest. As well as economics, business studies and mathematics, Frankfurt also works well as a destination for those studying art & design as well as the German language.

Geneva

CathedraleStPierre©GeneveTourisme-8Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city and is renowned not only as a centre for finance and the birthplace of watchmaking, but also as the worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy. Beyond the big institutions, the historic Old Town and the pristine lake make Geneva a most attractive destination for school groups.

Madrid

Plaza de Cibeles - smallMadrid combines a modern and sophisticated outlook with an abundance of cultural jewels, including the ‘Big Three’: the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums. Magnificent palaces, stunning architecture, wide, tree-lined boulevards and the maze of picturesque streets in the Old Town, make this an ideal destination for art and modern language school trips.

Moscow & St Petersburg

Moscow Palace - smallRich in cultural heritage and awe-inspiring architecture, it’s little wonder that Moscow and St Petersburg are regarded as two of Europe’s greatest cities. Any trip to Moscow should naturally include the treasures of Red Square and Pushkin State Museum whilst in St Petersburg, take time to visit the city’s many cathedrals, State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress.

Normandy

Mont-Saint-Michel Navette (c) L. Helbert - smallNormandy is one of the best known areas of France and certainly one of the most popular, not least because of its easy accessibility from the UK and its fascinating history. With its varied and contrasting landscapes and an array of exciting and educational places to visit, Normandy makes for the perfect destination for both special and general interest tours alike.

Paris

Arc de Triomphe (c) Jarry Tripelon, CRT Paris Ile-de-FranceOne of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Paris effortlessly combines grand neoclassical buildings, glorious monuments and a never-ending selection of museums and attractions that delight even the most seasoned traveller. Whatever the age, whatever the subject, Paris caters for all. And of course, the opportunity to practise those language skills comes at every turn.

Rome

Trevi Fountain - small (c) Fototeca ENIT Vito ArcomanoWhere else but the Italian capital could you find such an abundance of awe-inspiring art, architecture, ancient history and cosmopolitan culture? For centuries the centre of Western civilisation, the capital of the Roman Empire and Catholicism, Rome is a veritable treasure trove of sights and delights boasting immeasurable educational value for students of all ages.

Seville, Granada & Andalucía

Granada school tripAbundant in history, heritage, culture, architectural masterpieces and stunning natural landscapes, there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to planning a school trip to Andalucía. Indeed, perhaps the greatest difficulty is choosing from the region’s rich menu of Moorish delights. Seville and Granada are natural host cities, let us help you discover them.

Somme

Trenches-at-Beaumont-Hamel_Libre-de-droits-smallSituated amidst the beautiful landscapes of Picardy, the many battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the Somme pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives here. What better time to educate the next generation and commemorate one of the largest battles of World War I, all the while immersing your students in the French language.

Venice & Lido de Jesolo

Grand_Canal_VeniceBalanced on pinewood stilts, with tranquil canals and labyrinthine alleyways criss-crossing the city, Venice is truly unique and the most magical of destinations for school groups to experience. One of the greatest art capitals of the world, Venice is a natural candidate for students of art and design, but it’s also the perfect place for putting language skills into practice.

Bay of Naples

Positano 1 - smallPut together, the Bay of Naples and Sorrento peninsula are simply one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of Europe, having attracted visitors in their masses for centuries. This spectacular and rocky coastline has an abundance of archaeological and geological treasures, the perfect components for a geography or classics group, or indeed a modern languages school tour.

Brittany

A region identified by its rugged coastline, prehistoric menhirs, Celtic culture and medieval towns, Brittany has much to offer students. Be it bartering at medieval Dinan’s weekly market, exploring St Malo’s vieille ville, tasting oysters in Cancale or a trip to the Mont St Michel across the Normandy border, a Brittany school trip is bound to delight!

Cologne

Cologne school tripStraddling the Rhine River in the west of the country, Cologne may only be the fourth largest of Germany’s cities, but it’s also the oldest with a history dating back to Roman times. Dominated by its formidable cathedral, one of the world’s largest, Cologne offers an interesting mix of history, culture, commerce and carnival and is a very attractive destination for school groups.

Florence

Florence Panorama - smallBirthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, not to mention the dynamic centre of the Italian Renaissance, the influence of Florence’s forefathers can be seen in abundance throughout this well-preserved and thoroughly beautiful city. Why not use the opportunity to explore Tuscany in a bit more detail, visiting perhaps the beautiful towns and cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

Futuroscope

futuroscope (c) JL Audy, D Laming, Architecte, Aerophile, D Vaniche, Architecte (DVVD) - smallFrance’s largest amusement park after Disneyland Paris, Futuroscope is designed firmly with education and fun in mind. A brilliant visit for any age, Futuroscope caters particularly well for those studying media, science, communication technology and the French language, with a wealth of high-tech, thrilling experiences that will leave students mesmerised and exhilarated.

Lille

grand-place-smallBirthplace of Charles de Gaulle and renowned for its prestigious Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille makes for a perfect introductory destination for school groups. Easily accessible from Calais or via Eurostar with plenty to see and do both in the city and nearby, students get the opportunity not only to practise their French but also some of finest artworks on display in France.

Málaga

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Perfectly positioned on the shores of the Mediterranean, Málaga not only offers a wide range of attractions in the city itself, but makes for a convenient base from which to explore the many other delights of Andalucia: Granada, Córdoba and Seville to name but a few. It’s also easily accessible, perfect for students of art, leisure & tourism and Spanish.

Munich

Altes Rathaus (c) Richard Huber - smallCapital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. Munich may perhaps be best-known for Oktoberfest as well as its Christmas Markets, yet it offers a wealth of interesting visit options eminently suitable for school trips of every age and subject focus, particularly German language learners.

Opal Coast

Montreuil (c) Benoit Bremer - sma;;It is not just the short and easy journey from the UK which makes the Opal Coast one of the most popular destinations for school groups. Stretching from the Belgian border to the Somme estuary, students will experience a different language, culture and cuisine, in addition to having the opportunity to visit a host of places of great interest and educational value.

Rhine & Moselle

Rhine harbours - smallThe Rhine region has long attracted visitors from all walks of life who have marvelled at its beauty, from Byron, Turner and Mark Twain to Queen Victoria. The Moselle meanwhile flows through charming towns and villages, and past vineyards, ruins and romantic fairytale castles, to create an unforgettable picture and an ideal setting for language learning.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela school tripEurope’s most famous pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compostela has been a holy city since before medieval times. With its beautiful Old Town, dominated by the mighty Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, this northern Spanish city is a natural choice for those wishing to experience an educational tour with an emphasis on language and religion.

Sicily

Greek Theatre, Siracusa (c) Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano - smallEurope’s largest island, Sicily is a veritable melting pot of delights, be they archaeological treasures, wonders of the natural world or gastronomic goodies. From the glittering waters of the Mediterranean and the volcanic rim of Mount Etna to Roman mosaics and ancient Greek ruins, Sicily offers no shortage of educational opportunities, particularly for students of Italian.

Valencia

640px-Valencia's_City_of_Arts_and_Science_Museum_-_Ciudad_de_las_Artes_y_de_las_Ciencias_(6)Spain’s third largest city, Valencia been making a name for itself in recent years on the cultural front, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Add to that a wide array of flights from across the UK, not to mention its gastronomic credentials as the birthplace of paella, and it makes for a most attractive destination!

Somme

Trenches-at-Beaumont-Hamel_Libre-de-droits-smallSituated amidst the beautiful landscapes of Picardy, the many battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the Somme pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who lost their lives here. What better time to educate the next generation and commemorate one of the largest battles of World War I, all the while immersing your students in the French language.

Venice & Lido de Jesolo

Grand_Canal_VeniceBalanced on pinewood stilts, with tranquil canals and labyrinthine alleyways criss-crossing the city, Venice is truly unique and the most magical of destinations for school groups to experience. One of the greatest art capitals of the world, Venice is a natural candidate for students of art and design, but it’s also the perfect place for putting language skills into practice.

Images courtesy of CRT, Paris Ile-de-France, G.Targat, Visit Berlin, Wolfgang Schlovien, Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano, Jarry Tripelon, Benoit Bremer, tourismebretagne-photos.com Emmanuel Berthier, VisitBrussels.be, Richard Huber, JL Audy, D Laming, Architecte, Aerophile, D Vanich, DVVD, Genève Tourisme, Deutsche Zentrale fur Turismus e.V. Rainer Kiedrowski, Área de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Malaga, Eric Eichberger, www.santiagoturismo.com, TVCB Valencia.