Family and Junior
Above: After a week or two of studying French in France, your children could get acquainted with Gallic girls and boys like these.
Are children keeping you from trying a language vacation, or from visiting Europe? There may be an easy solution: Take the kids along and let them learn a new language, too--or enroll them in a European language program while you enjoy La Dolce Vita with your spouse.
I asked Christine Coté of Language Studies Abroad to send me a list of LSA language schools with junior programs. She gave me two: a list of schools where parents and children could study a language at the same time during any session, and a list of schools that had "junior only" sessions. (There's some overlap between the lists, because a few schools go to into "junior only" mode for only part of the summer or year.)
1. Simultaneous adult and junior sessions:
France: Antibes*, Nice.
Spain: Madrid*, Marbella*, Salamanca, Sevilla.
* Same school for adults and children, but different campuses.
2. "Junior only" sessions:
France: Antibes, Arcachon, Biarritz, Paris (Melun), Montpellier, Nice, Saint-Malo.
Germany: Berlin (Schmuckwitz), Munich (Grun & Passau).
Italy: Treviso, Lignano.
Spain: Madrid, Marbella, Salamanca, Sevilla.
For more information on European lanuage schools and their junior programs, search Google for "language schools in Europe" or "language study abroad."
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