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How language immersion works

The principles of learning through language immersion

Our method of teaching French is through language immersion, where learners only hear and speak French throughout 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

  • 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 will 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

Voyager School Travels team of French animateurs 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.

Spanish and German immersion programmes

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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Why choose Voyager School Travel for your school trip?

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The majority of our groups stay at our centres and travel on our coaches which means we can ensure the highest standards of care are met. Read more...

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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...

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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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