Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped”, a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe. Order now.

The List

The List: 5 programs to help you learn the local language on your next vacation

Get a whole new appreciation of Europe and beyond by enrolling in a language immersion program.

Caitlin Hurley

Get a whole new appreciation of Europe and beyond by enrolling in a language immersion program.

1

LANGUAGE VACATION

www.languagevacation.com

Caters to everyone from businesspeople to travelers age 50 and older who also want to delve into an area’s culture. Sessions run five days to four weeks.

2

Continue reading below

ROAD SCHOLAR

www.roadscholar.org

Created by Elderhostel. Offerings include a three-week intensive vacation in Trois-Rivières, French Canada’s cultural heartland, near Quebec, and a multi­generational adventure to Costa Rica, where language acquisition mixes with rafting and zip-lining.

3

AMERISPAN STUDY ABROAD

www.amerispan.com

With 15 languages taught in 40 countries, this company offers a number of vacations for those 50 and older, including a one- to two-week trip to the French Riviera and programs like Chinese and Kung Fu in Beijing.

4

PARLONS EN PROVENCE

www.parlons-en-provence.com

This family-run school in Saint Rémy de Provence (near Avignon) begins Sunday

evening and finishes Friday after lunch. The classes are capped at six students, and include a daily lunch and afternoon excursions to nearby sights, vineyards, and the countryside.

5

VENICE ITALIAN SCHOOL

www.veniceitalianschool.com

Run by siblings Diego andLucia Catteneo, this fun and interactive school combines language immersion with after-school add-ons such as Venetian Art or History, Italian Opera, and gondola riding. Short on time? Try the two-hour survival kit to learn the basics.

CAITLIN HURLEY

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com