If you’re travelling to a country but don’t know how to speak the lingo then why not start your trip by doing one of Kaya’s intensive language courses. Not only are the language classes great fun, but being able to speak the language in the country you are visiting can only serve to enhance your cultural experience allowing you to interact more freely with the locals.
Language Courses abroad
Learning a language in a country where it is widely spoken not only develops your confidence in handling different situations it also totally immerses you in the language. You will hear it spoken every day, and will often have to respond, increasing your listening skills. You will need to use the language you get around, as well as communicate with your homestay family improving your speaking skills and pronunciation. And you will be able to read local newspapers, leaflets and magazines to improve your reading and comprehension. All key elements a new or improving language learner or such as you needs to master!
Some of Kaya’s projects require that you speak the local language so start your travels with a language course before commencing your volunteer placement. Others have a minimum requirement and offer lessons that run alongside your volunteering. Kaya assesses its projects in line with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) – why don’t you speak to a Kaya Advisor to find out your level?
Kaya currently offer Spanish and Medical Spanish courses in Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica so if you are visiting Latin America you can learn the language whilst you’re already in the country and start practicing straight away! Also, make sure to check out our Online Language and Culture Program.
Whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced learner we can arrange individual or group lessons to match your needs. So contact a Kaya advisor and discover how you can develop your language skills abroad.
We’ve got the perfect program for medical students and professionals who want healthcare experience abroad.
By learning Spanish in Ecuador you will be immersed in the language as well as experiencing the wonderful culture.
Join our unique Spanish immersion language course that enable students to learn the language and at the same time experience Costa Rican culture.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.