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Here we will be giving you lots of great information relating to language exchange. Education used to require that a child learns an additional language in secondary school. This has changed in recent years and children now begin learning a secondary language in primary school. Being able to speak another language is a great skill to have and there are many benefits both short and long term. While the child is learning the language they will gain a broader understanding of the world and of different cultures. They will learn about the different ways that people in different cultures relate to each other. When the child matures and begins working, they will find their language experience really boosts their CV and opens lots of doors for them career-wise.

Here are a few question and answers in relation to language exchange:

Which types of families take part in language exchange?

There is no particular type of family that will take part in a language exchange programme. The priority for a company or organisation working with family’s who wish to take part, is ensuring that the family is fully committed to it.

How long does an average exchange last for?

They can vary from a few days to a few weeks although generally they will be around a fortnight in duration. Some companies offer long term stays which could last up to a year. The duration depends on the host families and the individual circumstances of the people involved.

Are short term stays more popular?

Short term student hosting tends to be the best option for younger children and it will usually take place during a school holiday. Sometimes they will take place during a school term when it is an initiative organised or embraced by a school. Long term stays are becoming more popular, particularly with young adults. If a student has a particularly strong interest in travel or the language they are learning, this can be an amazing experience for them. They will be enrolled in the education system of the country they are staying in and gain a real sense of independence and maturity. They will also have a very impressive experience to list on their CV which will be particularly beneficial if they hope to work within the country they have stayed in or wish to use the language they have learnt.

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