LexiΣ Academy is very happy to announce that it will also be offering and conducting language trips starting from September 2022!
How can a language trip be defined? Or How can/would you define a language school? What will such a journey/trip look like? Who can participate in a journey? And what do you need to know in advance so that everything runs smoothly?
- What is a language trip?
- How do I prepare myself for a language trip?
- How is a language trip organized?
- What do/can I do on a language trip?
- How much free/spare time do I have on a language trip?
- In which countries do the language trips take place?
- Is a language trip an educational leave/educational permit?
- What prior/background/basic knowledge/information do I need for a language trip?
- When will the next language trip take place?
- How do I register for a language trip?
How can a language trip be defined? Or How can/would you define a language school?
A language trip is a trip organized for learners of a foreign language, to the target country of that language, with the aim of staying on site and acquiring or improving or even deepening the relevant language. The special thing about a language trip is the intensive study of the language, the daily opportunities for active language production (speaking, communicating) and the diverse input of cultural knowledge. Moreover, above all, that learning process takes place in a natural environment.
A language trip promotes active speaking and listening comprehension and increases the motivation to learn. Not only this, but you also get a better feeling for the language and its application through learning a lot about the life, the mentality and the way of the thinking of the locals, and like that you make a great progress in a short time.
What does a language trip look like?
Should I attend a language course beforehand?
It is recommended to carry out a language trip after attending a language course. In the course, the interested group can prepare itself for the accommodation in the target country both in terms of content and mentally. If the learners already know each other, they will act as a well-rehearsed/well-established group during their stay in the destination/target country. There is nothing wrong with getting to know each other during the language trip, but you normally/usually gain/win time if you already know the group, because then you unremarkably/usually feel emotionally safer.
How is a language trip organized?
The organization of the language trip is/will be also discussed with the participants during the language course. The teacher, who accompanies the participants to the country of destination, creates a plan for each day on the spot/on site/in the country. The teacher presents the plan to the participants to ensure that everyone agrees with the content of the trip. These are not the details, but the outline of the plan on which the details are going to be built. In addition, a very precise financial plan is presented and agreed. The costs of any activities are mentioned, the course fee and the cost of all tickets (including local public transport) are calculated and a realistic maximum financial limit is set together.
Then the flight tickets are booked. Usually, everyone buys their own ticket, but this can also be organized differently, depending on how the group decides.
The accommodation is also discussed in advance as part of the organization and financial planning. The LexiΣ Academy takes care of a safe, but also very affordable option and discusses it with the group. Suggestions from the group are always welcome.
If there are interested “external” parties who are not in the group, they will receive the plan when they register and can then decide whether they agree with the plan and whether they want to travel under the given conditions.
Is there any homework during a language trip or do you mainly go on excursions?
A language trip is not a touristic trip. This means that the trip is focused on learning the target language, not just to have an excursion to the destination country. During a language trip with LexiΣ Academy, there are/will be an appropriate number of on-site teaching units as well as some methodically adapted homework. Trips with LexiΣ Academy include visits to the museums, and also having meals together in local taverns.
Will/Do I also have free/spare time for me too, or does a language trip mean just/only learning?
A language trip promotes intensive learning, and intercultural and regional knowledge, but also offers free time in which you can go shopping, go for a walk or simply go to sleep. The plan is kept realistic and should not overwhelm or undermine the participants either mentally or physically.
In which countries do the language trips take place?
There are currently three countries that participants can visit as part of a language trip organized by LexiΣ Academy: Greece, Germany and Italy.
In Greece, LexiΣ Academy partners/cooperates with a local lover of Greek culture, history and language who knows Athens particularly well and guides us through the most interesting places in the city that not many people may know. The guidance in the city, done by Mr.Christos Zervos, takes place in Greek. There is no deviation to other languages. The guided tour in Athens is a service from LexiΣ Academy for fellow travelers and there is no extra charge.
The trips to other places in Greece are structured differently and the guide is mostly taken/ managed by Mrs. Iris Dana.
In Italy, the LexiΣ Academy cooperates with the language school Romit in Rome. For the Italian language learners, contact between them and the Scuola Romit will be established, and our colleagues there take care of the language course on site and as well as your accommodation if you do not have any place to sleep. The costs will be agreed directly with the Scuola Romit. In addition to the pure language course, the program also includes a course in history that is very meaningful and interesting in terms of content. And there are also excursions offered, which you can also take advantage of, if you wish.
In Germany trips are offered in Berlin and Potsdam. There are excursions to neighboring cities such as Dresden, Leipzig, Hanover, Hamburg or Magdeburg. If the weather is good, a game called “city rally” will be played and at the end there will also be a prize for the winner.
Can I take the language trip as educational leave/educational permit?
Intensive courses can be recognized as educational leave in Germany. If you live and work in another country, it would be better to find out about the regulations there yourself.
How long does a language trip last and how many people take part?
A language trip to Germany and Greece lasts between 5 and 7 days including arrival and departure. You can book a trip to Italy individually through our cooperation partner, Scuola Romit. Considering the previous successful language trips, it can be said that a maximum number of 7 participants, excluding the lecturer, has proven itself. For this reason, language trips are organized with a maximum of 7 fellow travelers.
Do I need to have prior knowledge of the target language in order to take part/participate in a language trip?
It depends on which language trip you want to register for. That’s why we advise you individually and answer all your questions without any commitment/ obligation.
When will the next language trips take place?
The next language trip to Athens will take place in September 2022. The exact dates will be set and announced in May.
Registration for a trip in Berlin or Potsdam is possible at any time. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org address.
In Rome, the organization of the courses and the stay is taken over by our cooperation partner Scuola Romit. It is possible to register for a trip at any time. Contact us at email@example.com and we will put you in touch with our colleagues in Italy.
How can I register for a language trip?
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where and when you want to go.