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Foreign Languages

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Fodor’s Travel Guides: Living Language


Learn the basics of the local lingo before you travel. This site covers common expressions useful to travelers—from sightseeing and finding your way to health care and personal services—in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

ShawGuides: Language Vacations


Turn your vacation into an education by combining travel with learning a language where it’s spoken. Find language vacations by searching this directory by language, month, or location.

Tours.com: Language Tours and Vacation Packages


Use the directory here to find a vacation that focuses on learning the local language while you see the sights.



Choose a language (the site lists dozens, from Afrikaans to Zulu) and learn useful words and phrases for traveling where it’s spoken: basic words, numbers, shopping/dining, travel, directions, places, and time and dates. Also has a currency converter, translation tools, information about visa requirements, and user forums.

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