Do you want to learn a new language abroad? If you want to add to your skill set, why not learn to speak the local lingo while travelling to a different and exciting destination? A gap trip is the ideal time to learn and develop, to improve your CV with new skills and to have a culturally immersive experience. There's no better way to soak up the flavours of the local culture than by learning to speak the language.
One of the most popular language learning experiences abroad is to learn to speak Spanish. Get your head round the local Spanish lingo as you travel to stunning Central or South America. Spanish classes are offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and are held in small group classes so you can really benefit from your teacher's knowledge. You can even combine learning a language with adventure travel or volunteering abroad and put your new language skills to the test!
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Peru is one of the most popular countries in which to travel and learn a language. Learn to speak Spanish in Peru and even combine your learning experience with volunteering in Cusco. Or boost your language ability with a stay in Argentina and see buzzing Buenos Aires at the same time. Or explore Ecuador and learn to speak Spanish as you stay in the sky-high city of Quito.
Central America is also Spanish-speaking, and as such makes it the perfect destination to learn a new language. Central America also boasts beautiful coastline and beaches, wonderful wildlife, lush cloud forests and plenty of adventure activities! Learn to speak Spanish in Costa Rica, or head to the fascinating country of Cuba to learn a few words of Spanish and chat with the locals.
Several of our popular Asian gap programmes offer the opportunity to learn a little of the language while you travel. Our paid teaching programmes include the chance to learn the local lingo so you can live and work in Asia with ease. Some of our top Asian trips, such as our China Adventure or our Bali Experience, also offer a few language lessons as part of the package. You'll soon be speaking a few words of the local Asian language!
Pick up new language skills on your gap year!
6 or 12 months
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!
3 weeks of adventures in Indonesia!
Make the most of beautiful Bali with this comprehensive adventure! Spend 1 week soaking up culture in Ubud, 1 week volunteering with local kids, and one week living it up on this fantastic island! What more could you wish for!
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican Culture
Learn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
Get an online TEFL and a paid teaching job in China!
Aged 24-35? Got a degree? Earn money with a paid teaching job in China! Gain a 120-hour online TEFL qualification then spend 1 year as a paid teacher in China, typically earning between £615 to £870 a month!