In August-September 2022 I spent four weeks at Alliance française Paris learning French. Overall, Alliance française is a solid choice for studying French in Paris. Read on for more tips on finding French courses in Paris.
In February and March 2022 I spent three enjoyable weeks studying French at LSF Montpellier. Montpellier is a charming small city in the south of France. Read on for tips to learn French in Montpellier, France.
Watching popular French shows on Netflix and Amazon is an excellent way to gain cultural fluency while honing vocabulary and listening skills.
If you’re interested in learning Spanish in Spain, read on for this review of K2 Internacional Spanish School in Cadiz by my friend and blog reader Chris Grears.
Planning a trip to the Baltic states? In summer 2017 I spent three weeks exploring Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Check out my Baltic countries itinerary and trip report.
In October 2016 I spent two and a half weeks studying Spanish at AIL Madrid. Overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend the school.
In October and November 2016 I spent two weeks in southern Spain exploring Córdoba, Granada, Ronda, and Seville. My starting point was Madrid, where I had spent almost three weeks doing Spanish language study and sightseeing.
In May 2015 I spent three weeks exploring England. May is a great time to visit, with fewer crowds than summer. The countryside is green and lush, with carpets of bluebells and wild garlic and baby birds paddling in the streams.