Benefit from our own overseas language & activity instructors
When planning a school trip abroad, the responsibility for the safety and well-being of your group can be overwhelming, and ensuring that your students have a meaningful learning experience adds to the challenge.
This is precisely why Voyager School Travel’s language residentials are the perfect solution. It is the job of our experienced team of language instructors to deliver your students' learning throughout your stay, leaving you free to oversee proceedings and enjoy the experience alongside your group.
Your learners will be immersed in French language and culture at our residential centres
Our method of teaching French is through language immersion where learners only hear and use French throughout their stay.
What makes our language immersion programmes different from the traditional French school trip is that they 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.
These well-established French immersion programmes, featured on the TeS website, have consistently demonstrated their effectiveness in enhancing language learning and boosting student confidence with benefits stretching back into your classroom.
Your students will be taught by our very own French-native animateurs
Whether staying at one of our four residential centres in France, or taking your learners on an escorted tour to Paris, our animateurs run the whole programme for you so you can relax and enjoy seeing your students learn in an environment outside the classroom.
It’s the job of the animateur to encourage your learners to speak French at every opportunity, coaxing even the most reticent children to take part. Whether leading a market mission or teaching children to build a raft, the animateurs will make the experience memorable and fun to improve students' confidence and reduce their fear of making a mistake.
We have been running French immersion programmes for over 20 years which means we have unrivalled experience recruiting, training and developing our animateurs to ensure they deliver the best learning to your students.
What’s more, our animateur training course has been co-designed by a former Headteacher and Head of MFL so you can be confident that activities will support the current MFL curriculum.
Time and again teachers say that the animateur is like having another teacher on the trip.
Our trained Spanish 'monitores' and German 'Betreuers' will get your students talking
Using our considerable experience offering French language immersion programmes for schools, we have developed Spanish and German language programmes which use native-speaking 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 all on-site activities, mealtimes and evening games in the target language to create a truly authentic and immersive environment.
A choice of immersive Spanish and German residentials at our partner centres
Designed to give your students plenty of opportunities to use the language they are studying, our Spanish and German programmes offer a mix of on-site adventure activities combined with local excursions and visits, to provide an authentic taste of local culture.
While German groups can enjoy a mix of on-site adventure activities on our German language residential staying at DJH Hellenthal in stunning North Rhine-Westphalia.
Rest assured, we maintain the same rigorous standards for our Spanish and German courses as we do for our own French programmes.