Sending your kids on a language holiday is a fantastic way for them to improve their English: if everything goes well, they’ll make friends from all over the world, in English, and wanting to in touch with those friends will give them a reason to improve even more. And yes, for the older ones, there might even be an international love story…(don’t worry, they are supervised at all times!)
Language holidays are expensive. So how do you make sure you choose the right one?
6. Bedrooms. It’s better for the children to sleep in smaller bedrooms, rather than big dormitories, as there is more chance they’ll be with speakers of different languages. Be aware that if your child is going with a friend, they probably won’t be in the same bedroom. Shared bedrooms are also better than single ones, as there is much more potential to make friends with kids from other countries.
7. Phones. The school I worked in restricted wifi to two half an hour slots per day and students were not allowed their phones at night. They did complain, but they actually spent more time speaking to each other than snapchatting their friends at home.
Did you know that you can also do a summer school? Why not go and work on your English at the same time?
On a personal note, I was the Academic Director of CAE summer school in 2015 and 2016, and I can highly recommend it!
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