Just as speech, debate, sports teams, and music groups need performance opportunities to develop and improve their skills, language students need an immersion opportunity to “perform” the language they are learning and take part in the culture they are studying.
L&F programs provide the opportunity to truly experience another language and culture rather than just view sites as a tourist. L&F teachers and travelers commit to speaking the target language as much as possible during the travels and, of course, during the family stay.
L&F’s extensive preparation materials in the language help participants practice and prepare to get the most out of their experience.
Teachers Also Choose L&F for: Family Stay
Language & Friendship is a great organization and I have worked with them for many years. They do a great job and are helping to promote global understanding, one student at a time.
We are truly carrying out the mission of intercultural and language learning together! I simply would not travel with any organization but Language & Friendship!
You are in this business for the right reasons and do a phenomenal job of ensuring that we have fun-filled, language-rich, way-more-than-a-sight-seeing tour in truly magical locations!
... having spent every day and night listening to the language all around me, I adjusted well enough that I was able to turn my English brain off and fully dive into the complexities that was the French language.
My host parents were from two different regions of Spain, so I also got to see the contrast in accents, culture, and family background.
I saw huge improvements in my French during my time there. The speaking aspect of it improved but what improved even more was the understanding. I can now understand French so much more than I used to! And it makes me want to practice my French all the time!
Some of my language learning moments mainly happened over mealtimes, since there is a lot of talking done when people are eating.
Being in a household that spoke only Spanish helped me take the next step in fluency, something I would not be able to do in a classroom.