If there is something one can learn throughout life, it is a foreign language. It is well known that children ‘absorb’ languages like sponges, but as life advances, picking up a new language is perceived as a real challenge.
Should you give up the pleasure of learning a new language, a new way of expressing yourself and looking at the world after 50 years? Of course not! Just consider a new learning method with a focus on culture and discoveries.
Here are some of the advantages offered by a 50 PLUS language course:
1. Small groups with people of the same age
The environment in which you study often impacts on the way you learn. Being “among fellows” creates synergies. Speaking, listening and exchanging are key ingredients to effective language classes.
2. Same interests, same enthusiasm
Birds of a feather flock together. This is also true of people past fifty who want to learn a new language. Keen on learning, interested in the world which opens with the command of a new language, people in their fifties are always eager to communicate with others. That’s exactly the spirit you need to acquire a new language!
3. Learning the language in a country where it is spoken
This is essential: you learn much faster when you are in a country where the language is spoken than when you stay at home. Hearing local expressions, listening to the chit-chat of daily life and reading the local newspaper are some of those “little pleasures” that favour language learning.
4. An exciting social programme
Museums, concerts, guided tours, shopping in local markets or conversations with locals… look for a better approach, you won’t find any! You will explore the country together with the other participants in the programme and enjoy the presence of your language teacher, who knows intimately all the places visited and will be your guide throughout your stay!
5. Prime accommodation
Whether with a host family who will share their daily life with you, in a cosy guesthouse, at the hotel or in an individual studio, accommodation is an essential part of a language study stay abroad. Our Club 50+ programme has something for everyone! Choose the option that suits you best and immerse yourself in your host country, live to the rhythm of the locals and make the most of every moment to speak, speak, speak…
Hesitate no longer. Go for an enriching experience that is sure to stay with you forever!