French and Spanish Speaking Holiday Destinations You Might Not Have Heard Of
Alongside our handy One Third Stories language learning books, packing your suitcase and jetting off abroad is the best way to help teach your kids a new language. They can immerse themselves completely, learning the language in just the same way as we all learnt to speak! Plus, it’s much more fun that sitting in a classroom.
But, let’s face it, you probably don’t want to spend every single trip away in the same country, right? You want to see the world whilst your child learns! Luckily, you can.
As it turns out, there are lots of places around the world that speak French or Spanish, so you can set your sights further afield when planning your language learning trips this year. Just don’t forget to bring your One Third Stories books with you!
1) St. Barts – French Speaking
Find paradise in St. Barts, a luxurious haven in the Caribbean Sea that’s just waiting to be explored – and it’s French speaking, too! You can bathe in the sun whilst your kids splash about in the pool, build castles on the white sand beaches, and enjoy plenty of French-inspired cuisine. It’s also the perfect destination for families who want to escape the English winter as it stays pretty toasty all year long! Encourage your kids to order their own food and listen to the locals and they’ll be picking up French in no time.
2) Ecuador – Spanish Speaking
Full of stunning nature and with weather that’s hot and sunny, this is a perfect spot for a family getaway, especially if your little one is learning Spanish. Ecuador is a Spanish-speaking country in Southern America and has everything from a gorgeous coastline to a chunk of the Andes Mountains, as well as the world-famous Galapagos Islands. For kids and parents who love language learning and adventure, this is the spot for you.
3) Rwanda – French Speaking
Listing French as one of its official languages, this spot in Africa is great to help your little one learn a new language, and it has plenty of other benefits too! From introducing them to a widely different culture to teaching them about animal conservations, it’s a place that’s as educational as it is exciting. Be sure to try and spot some wild gorillas whilst you’re here!
4) Paraguay – Spanish Speaking
With tons of delicious local dishes, plenty of traditional markets, and gorgeous national parks that offer hikes, treks, and adventures, Paraguay is a Spanish speaking country that should definitely be on your destination list for 2019! With less tourists and more ‘real’ culture, it’ll teach your little one more about the world, whilst also offering plenty of fun things to do.
5) Geneva – French Speaking
If you’re a family who loves to ski, Geneva’s the perfect spot to mix sports with language learning. With French speakers everywhere you turn and surrounded by amazing ski-resorts, from Crans-Montana to Verbier, it’s a great place to spend the colder months! Or, head here during the summer to experience the gorgeous lake, beaches, and gardens.
6) Mexico – Spanish Speaking
Okay, so you’ve probably heard that a lot of Mexicans speak Spanish, but did you know it has the highest number of Spanish speakers in the world? In fact, there are over 120 million living here who are native speakers of the language! It’s also a great family destination if you’re on a budget, with plenty of cheap food, accommodation, and things to do. Uncover this country’s colorful culture and build your child’s Spanish-speaking confidence all at the same time.
With so many places to explore, it’s time to get out your family’s calendar and start planning your next adventure! Just make sure to give your little one a head start in their language learning journey with our French and Spanish language learning books. That way, they’ll get to know some phrases before they go and can test them out whilst they’re there, giving them a sense of confidence and pride that’ll only motivate them to learn more.
The handy subscriptions will also make sure you keep up the learning even after the holiday’s over, so no excuses! Before you know it, your youngster will be fluent in a second language, and you’ll be one proud parent.