Rather than selling “all sorts” of destinations, we have decided to focus on what matters to foreign language teachers – and to be present on those destinations. Visit the top museums in a city and discover its most unique spots while learning a local dance or dish; you could even visit a local school where your students will meet other teenagers… Anything is possible when you have a team eager to customize your language experience.
Forum by Prometour puts at an arms‘s length several destinations for you, French or Spanish teachers.
Francophonie, we believe, implies France, but not only France. That´s why we also offer different, closer to the U.S., opportunities like Antilles françaises (Martinique and Guadeloupe) or Québec.
For Spanish learners, we could not restrict ourselves to Spain. With an estimated 550 million castillan-learners in at least 15 countries, we intend to make the difference by proposing Costa Rica, Cuba and Uruguay as alternative choices.
We offer programs for everyone.
If for some reason you are not able to travel, we still have a program for you: we will help you get in touch with a teacher and a classroom from a different part of the world. Your students will be able to develop their language skills with foreign students in a similar situation.
Communication takes place over the duration of the entire school year during which students will interact with their exchange partners via email, Skype and other readily available social networks. They may share conversations about sports, fashion, recent events, or anything of their own interest. You could even plan, with the teacher abroad, teamwork between both of your students.
Each school will have, later on, the opportunity to travel with a group of students to the partner school. Travel is a relevant part of an exchange program, but it is not mandatory.
A language immersion is an attractive proposition for a foreign language teacher. Students live with host families and the group leaders normally have the option to stay in the hotel, apartment or with host family.
You may opt for a language academy where, under the supervision of a Spanish ELE or French FLS teacher, your students will attend class three hours every morning, partake in cultural activities in the afternoon, and live with local host families.
This program is ideal for students requiring credits, or wishing to specialize in certain aspects of the language, although it is also available to the more average learner, including beginners.
Before starting the program all students go through a language exam to define their needs.
If you are a teacher and seeking for a summer abroad, Forum by Prometour is also offering teacher training programs. Travel to France or Spain to work with the most prestigious linguistic institutions for a part-time intensive training. Develop more your cultural and language skills by immersing yourself in a foreign culture and at the same time meet other teachers and have lots of fun!
For Spanish, Forum by Prometour is proposing a perennial destination of choice for those who are eager for new experiences: Malaga. Choose the Malaca Instituto and La Brisa Escuela de Español – for a unique mini-campus environment – or the International Center for Spanish which has been offering Spanish courses of university quality standard since 1947.
For French, enjoy your training at the University of Strasbourg – ranked 4th French University by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2015 (Shangai Ranking). The International Institute for French Studies in Strasbourg offers a variety of university degrees (DU), language courses and programs in French language culture.
In your spare time you will also have the opportunity to discover the region where you are staying by participating in activities organized by your Institute. Alternatively, if you have something special in mind, we can help you turn those plans into reality!