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Learning the Native Tongu

Posted on 16 September 2008

Thousands of students travel abroad each year to learn foreign languages. They realize that the most effective way to learn a foreign language is to learn in the country where the language is spoken.

The four languages that attract the most students are, in descending order: Spanish, French, Italian and German.

The following are widely recognized international schools and institutions that specialize in, and teach languages in their respective countries.

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SpanishDon Quijote is a renowned organization that runs Spanish language schools, primarily in Spain (Salamanca, Barcelona, Granada, Malaga and Madrid), as well as in Mexico (Mexico City and Merida) and Ecuador. For more information, send an email to

Another reputable school is Collegio Maravillas, which runs a school in Malaga. Spanish language courses for foreign students are offered all year round. Contact them at

French Centre Internationale d’Antibes offers study of French for foreign students in Antibes, a picturesque spot on the French Riviera, for long or short-term studies. Contact them at

Another reputable school is Study Centre “C and L,” Ecole du Commerce at de Langues, situated at Castel le Chenes in the Bay of Montreux on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The Centre has 30 years of experience in international education, offering long and short-term language courses in both French and German. Accommodations are offered on the premises and in external facilities. Send them an email at

Italian Dilit International House is a language school that’s been in the business of teaching Italian for 24 years. The courses, both intensive and nonintensive, begin at various times throughout the year. The school offers its services in the center of Rome. Contact them at

Another prestigious school, Linguaviva, has been teaching the Italian language since 1976. It has three centers in Italy: the main one is in Florence, and two smaller ones in Milan and Lignano (near Venice). Throughout the year the Florence Center offers Italian language and culture courses, studio art courses and university placement services. For more information, send them an email at

German DID Deutsh Institut was founded in 1970 and offers year-round German courses for various groups, starting with young people, as well as short and long-term courses with diplomas and academic year programs. For more information, send an email to

Study Centre “C and L,” Ecole du Commerce at de Langues, mentioned above, also offers German courses.

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  1. Giovanni says:

    In Italy there are two other prestigious schools.
    One is Scuolaleonardo da Vinci, .
    This school has locations in several Italian cities: Milan, Florence, Rome, Siena.
    The second one is a school located in Viareggio, on the sea, in Tuscany: Centro Giacomo Puccini, .
    Both of these schools have several recognitions.

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