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How language immersion school trips work

The principles of learning through language immersion

Our method of teaching French is through language immersion, where learners only hear and speak French for the duration of their stay.

All our centre-based language programmes immerse learners so that they only hear, see and use French throughout their trip to create a truly authentic and realistic setting.

To achieve this, our experienced French-native animateurs will ensure that all activities, excursions, lessons, mealtimes and evening entertainment are conducted in French.

The benefits of language immersion

  • Our language immersion trips deliver against more MFL curriculum aims than the traditional school trip 
  • Unlike a normal school trip to France, learners will have maximum exposure to the language during their trip
  • We provide constant opportunities for learners to use French in a real-world setting so that they see the benefits of learning a second language
  • Learners enjoy the experience of understanding and being understood in French
  • By practising with French-native animateurs, students improve their listening skills, grow their vocabulary, and learn to pronounce like a native-speaker
  • Confidence will soar as our highly-experienced animateurs encourage even the most reticent children to have a go and use their French in fun and supportive environment

Click here to see how our immersive language programmes support the MFL curriculum at KS 2, 3 & 4.

Native-speaking language instructors trained at our Normandy centre of excellence

Our language immersion programmes in Paris, Normandy and the Opal Coast are run by our own animateurs, a hand-picked team of French-native activity leaders who have undertaken training at our flagship French language centre, Château de la Baudonnière.

Our Spanish and German centre-based programmes use the same teaching principles as our French immersion programmes, using German and Spanish native group leaders to provide an authentic and immersive language experience for your learners.

As with our French immersion programmes, your school group will have a specially trained activity leader who will deliver activities, mealtimes and evening games in the target language to create a more authentic and immersive environment than the average school trip. 

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Voyager School Travel's Immersive Language Programmes

Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?

Educational school trip experts

Our unique programmes deliver curriculum-aligned learning outcomes in authentic, fun & supportive environments. Read more →

We make it easier

Teachers’ lives are hard enough without the extra work involved in running a school trip, so we’ll be there for you before, during and after the trip. Read more →

Our own overseas teams

With a large overseas team looking after the majority of our school trips, you can be sure of consistent and personal service. Read more →

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Your booking is protected through ABTA or ATOL. As an assured member of the School Travel Forum we adhere to the highest standards. Read more →

Immersive language residentials

Our language programmes use our own highly trained native-speakers to create a truly immersive experience which is shown to improve learning and confidence. Read more →

You are in expert hands

We have specialised in educational trips for over 10 years and organise school trips for over 25,000 students a year. Read more →

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