Thursday, 24 July 2014

The importance of Study Tours

Your travelling teachers went in the UK with their students this July!

We think that study tours are very important for esl students and 
we would like to share our experience with you.!

Why are Study Tours so important?

International study tours are a great opportunity for learners to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with studies focusing on the language. Study tours emphasise experiential learning and allow students to explore new territories, cultures and people. They combine theory with real-life experience and cultural perspective.
By studying abroad students will:

  1. Meet new friends from around the world.
  2. Gain new perspectives on things they normally wouldn't have.
  3. Improve a foreign language and learn a few things they didn't already know.
  4. Learn to be more independent.
  5. Immerse themselves in a completely different culture.

 Before leaving some of our students were a little anxious! 
Here there are their most common questions.

Our students’ questions (and our answers)

Will I find it too difficult?

You can always ask for help, teachers and college staff will be always there for you.
When you learn English in an English-speaking country, you will have to use English in everyday life and this is  a very quick way to learn. You will learn in a real environment. This is a authentic education!

Will a different culture be a problem for me?

Being in a different country and having to learn different ways of behaving could be a little difficult at the beginning, but remember:  studying  and travelling abroad broadens your horizons and gives you the opportunity to know different cultures. In today’s increasingly global society, it’s very important to possess the skills to communicate across cultures.

Will it be useful for my future?

It will be very important for  your CV.
Employers look for applicants who can speak English and had some experience abroad. The fact  that you went in an English speaking country and used the language in a real context will make a really good impression. Moreover, you will get a certificate that will be very important for your CV.

Will it change my life?

You will never forget the new experiences and the international friends you will make. Moreover, you will become more independent and responsible, in fact travelling without your family is a chance for you to learn to fend for yourself and to manage your own finances.

Our experience in Bristol at the University of West England

Watch some pictures!
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Answer the following questions:
  • Have you ever had an experience like that?
  • Did you enjoy it?
  • Why? Or why not?
  • What did you like most?
  • If you have never studied abroad, yould you like to? Why? Or why not?

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