Immerse yourself in the dialect of your destination

Thursday, January 18, 2018 07:57PM
Experiences resorts now offer to help guests pick up a new language on their travels.


A cooking class in Spanish in Mexico, animal tracking in Swahili in Kenya and cultural classes after a surfing lesson at a beach resort in Hawaii.

Experiences Resorts now offer to help guests pick up a new language on their travels.

Taj Bates of 'Yolo Guide to Travel' learned a few Hawaiian words on her tropical vacation.

More people looking to get a taste of languages in foreign lands or even within our own borders.

"I feel like it allows me to have a better experience with locals," said Bates.

"A lot of more boutique and specialty hotels are starting to offer these services. They're offering anything from cooking classes to bracelets that guests can wear, o that staff members know that they need to only speak to those guests in that country's language," said Twist Travel Magazine Keryn Means.

Travel experts say it is not like the language classes you may have struggled through in school.

"You're not just sitting in a classroom doing drills. You're going off on adventures and really interacting in a more conversational way, which is a lot more natural to learn instead of grammar drills," said Means.

Experts say the love of language comes as travelers seek adventures that focus on local culture. Bates says learning a few words will take your trips to a whole new level.

"You'll have a much better experience," said Bates.
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