This is your last opportunity to take an intensive language course with Hobby Languages before the summer. Many people use their holidays to practice the language they have been fighting to learn during the year. Travelling is a great way of practising a language. During my travels I have met people in South America, that refusing to talk their native language for some time and only mixing with Spanish speaking people, managed to have a good conversational Spanish in only two months, and although I count this as an exception, I think that with the right attitude and the right mood, holidays can help you improve a lot your language skills.

With the improvement of your languages skills you will start having a much wider picture of the country you are visiting, its not only the culture or the places you visit, but it’s about the people. If all you can tell from the country you went to are the places you have been to, that’s is wrong place to start, you need to have stories involving the people there, it’s important to communicate with the people there. It is very different if you got tricked or cheated, now that’s something, now we are getting somewhere.

Language is they key to start making that alien world a more familiar one, and the sooner you start listening to the same catch phrases around the street being repeated all the time or you start making sense of the casual ways in which people greet each other, a new world starts opening, and everything seems much more maneagable. But when it gets really interesting is when you are the one who starts using those catch phrases and those familiar greetings.

I am French beginner and I can remember how much fun my first casual conversation with a French lady in a beautiful town in the French Riviera called “Le Lavandou”. It all started asking for directions in front of a “Rotisserie”, with a hearty smell of chicken roasting right behind of us and the sound of her two kids complaining about everything in the background. This woman started to explain Silvia and me how we could get to the nearest camping.

Five minutes later we were walking with her through the center of the town talking about some French reality show, related to travelling on a tight budget, as she kindly offered to accompany us to a certain point that was very close to our final destination. We were eager to get rid of our backpacks and start enjoying the beach and the sunny day in front of us, but at that moment I was so happy engaging in a conversation with a local that I remember experiencing similar sensations to those when I caught my first wave.

I have to say that getting started may probably be the toughest part when learning a language, but it is also interesting to think that the initial phases when learning a language are the most innocent and I dare say the most beautiful. How easily you can be surprised when you discover those words you had heard so many times and you finally learn their meaning leading to the opening new spaces, new frontiers. You are only learning the basics, but it is at the beginning that the sense of discovery is stronger and more intense.

It may sound romantic, but language far from love at first sight, it is more that kind of love that refuses you at the beginning, but as you learn it, it starts gradually succumbing until it falls at your feet. The moment that happens you will have a new love for the rest of your life, one love that will never fail you and will greatly reward you till the end of your days.This is your last opportunity to take an intensive language course with Hobby Languages before the summer. Many people use their holidays to practice the language they have been fighting to learn during the year. Travelling is a great way of practising a language. During my travels I have met people in South America, that refusing to talk their native language for some time and only mixing with Spanish speaking people, managed to have a good conversational Spanish in only two months, and although I count this as an exception, I think that with the right attitude and the right mood, holidays can help you improve a lot your language skills.

With the improvement of your languages skills you will start having a much wider picture of the country you are visiting, its not only the culture or the places you visit, but it’s about the people. If all you can tell from the country you went to are the places you have been to, that’s is wrong place to start, you need to have stories involving the people there, it’s important to communicate with the people there. It is very different if you got tricked or cheated, now that’s something, now we are getting somewhere.

Language is they key to start making that alien world a more familiar one, and the sooner you start listening to the same catch phrases around the street being repeated all the time or you start making sense of the casual ways in which people greet each other, a new world starts opening, and everything seems much more maneagable. But when it gets really interesting is when you are the one who starts using those catch phrases and those familiar greetings.

I am French beginner and I can remember how much fun my first casual conversation with a French lady in a beautiful town in the French Riviera called “Le Lavandou”. It all started asking for directions in front of a “Rotisserie”, with a hearty smell of chicken roasting right behind of us and the sound of her two kids complaining about everything in the background. This woman started to explain Silvia and me how we could get to the nearest camping.

Five minutes later we were walking with her through the center of the town talking about some French reality show, related to travelling on a tight budget, as she kindly offered to accompany us to a certain point that was very close to our final destination. We were eager to get rid of our backpacks and start enjoying the beach and the sunny day in front of us, but at that moment I was so happy engaging in a conversation with a local that I remember experiencing similar sensations to those when I caught my first wave.

I have to say that getting started may probably be the toughest part when learning a language, but it is also interesting to think that the initial phases when learning a language are the most innocent and I dare say the most beautiful. How easily you can be surprised when you discover those words you had heard so many times and you finally learn their meaning leading to the opening new spaces, new frontiers. You are only learning the basics, but it is at the beginning that the sense of discovery is stronger and more intense.

It may sound romantic, but language far from love at first sight, it is more that kind of love that refuses you at the beginning, but as you learn it, it starts gradually succumbing until it falls at your feet. The moment that happens you will have a new love for the rest of your life, one love that will never fail you and will greatly reward you till the end of your days.