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MFL and language immersion school trips

Your students will leave a Voyager MFL school trip more confident and proficient at speaking, listening and understanding a language. We specialise in language immersion programmes at our school centres in France, Spain and Germany which, unlike other providers, are led entirely by native speaking staff. These programmes have been featured in Tes for their educational outcomes.

Our method of teaching through language immersion means learners only hear and speak the target language throughout their stay. All activities, excursions, lessons and mealtimes are conducted in the language by native speakers in a fun and supportive setting that reinforces the real-world benefits of learning a second language—which is difficult to replicate in the artificial classroom environment.

How does language immersion work?

Language immersion explained

Instead of acquiring a new language by formal instruction, your students learn from native speakers, in an authentic and immersive environment.  Wherever possible, our staff will not speak English to students and all the activities, excursions, mealtimes and evening entertainment is conducted in the target language.

For many students this is their first taste of using another language in a real world context, providing a sense of purpose and enjoyment to their learning. And as students become more accustomed to speaking in a second language we see them grow in confidence.

Each one of our language immersion programmes is different, but every one is designed to maximise the opportunities for students to practise their language with a trained native-language leader.

See how our language programmes link to the curriculum here.

French immersion programmes

School groups on our language programmes in Paris and at our residential centres in Northern France, are led by our own French-native animateurs who have considerable experience working with schools groups. Our flagship French immersion and adventure programme based at Château de la Baudonnière uses French as the sole means of communication throughout the week which means that students have more exposure to speaking in, and listening to, French than is possible in a whole term of formal lessons back at school. 

Our residential language programmes at our centres in Normandy and the Opal Coast use local cultural visits to give children a chance to use their French in a real setting under the supervision of a trained animateur. Our Paris Parle programme uses experience French animateurs  who conduct all mealtimes, excursions and evening entertainment in French to give your students the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan city of Paris while still practising their French. To experience French language immersion at your school you can hire our French escape room. Using our experienced French animateurs, your students will solve a series of puzzles and riddles which have been designed to get students using their French in a fun and challenging setting.

Spanish and German immersion programmes

Our exclusive language immersion activity programmes in Spain and Germany are run by native-speaking monitores and Betreuers trained to the same high standard. 

Our choice of Spanish immersion programmes offer a mix of adventure activities and Spanish cultural visits, all conducted in Spanish by a native monitor to create an immersive language experience in Murcia, Girona and Andalucia.

While German students on our residential language programme at Hellenthal stay in a traditional German setting, providing a glimpse of everyday German life combined with on-site adventure activities conducted in German by native-speaking Betreuers.

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Choose the foreign language immersion specialists

How do you get your pupils using, speaking and understanding a foreign language on a school trip? Voyager has been providing immersive language tours to France, Spain and Germany for many years, we have a portfolio of our own school centres dedicated to immersive language school trips. From our very own French properties such as Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast and Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy to our Voyager-exclusive language learning centres in Spain and Germany - we can tailor your language school trip to suit your needs.

Central to our spoken language programmes are our team of native-speaking activity leaders, most of whom have been trained at our centre of excellence in Normandy where we have been running immersion trips for over 30 years. This dedicated and specially-trained language team will only speak in the target language throughout and will encourage even your most reticent students to have a go.

We believe that the best way to learn a foreign language is to truly immerse yourself in the language and the culture and of course, to have as much fun as possible!

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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 →

Safety assured, bonded and accredited

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 →

For teachers who are serious about the educational outcomes of their school trip.

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