Why Going Solo is Better for Language Learning
I was never going to go.
If I waited for someone to come with me.
Yes, it is natural to feel a little nervous when taking a trip abroad on your own! Yet, travelling solo can bring some of the best experiences of your life – and it can also be a great way to speed up your language learning. Find out Why Going Solo is Better for Language Learning and how you can do it!
Step Up, Speak Up
Travelling alone means that you do not have a companion to speak on your behalf. And this is great news when it comes to travelling abroad and learning a new language.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you have many excellent opportunities to practise with the locals – at the train station, in restaurants and cafes, and in the shops and markets. More often that not, if you are travelling alone the locals will want to have a little chat with you.
Of course, your safety should be paramount. But as long as you use common sense at all times there is no better way to gain confidence in the foreign language.
New Friends, Like-Minded Friends
If you are travelling alone and taking a language course you are more than likely to meet like-minded people from all over the world. You are very likely to meet people with whom your common language is the local language. You may decide together that you will only speak in the local language.
This type of situations multiply your number of opportunities for practise and learning. It’s the perfect chance for lots of language practise outside of the classroom. If you are travelling with a first-language sharing friend from home that is almost impossible.
Your Trip, Your Choices
As a solo traveller you can do whatever you want, whenever you want. If you choose to go out with your friends from your language school you can. But equally, if you prefer to stay in, watch a film or listen to music in the language you are learning, you can. You can can just stay in and simply read the dictionary, you can.
It’s all up to you what you do with your outside of the classroom free time. Sometimes it can be a great feeling knowing that you do not have to consider anyone else’s preferences when it comes to choosing how you spend your time.
Why Going Solo is Better for Language Learning and How You Can Do It
Learning a language is always an adventure! You can do it on your own and going solo is better as you will be able to maximise the learning experience. Not only you will develop your language skills, you will also create new memories.
With Cactus you can book a language holiday abroad, that will enable you to travel solo with the help of language experts. You can choose from over 100 destinations across the world. Start your immersive experience today!