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  • Traveling around France

    Travel Journal from France Bordeaux, France | Thu Sep 22, 2011

    Hi everyone, I am just wondering if anybody is staying around Bordeaux or in the Aquitane region. If you are and you are interested in meeting up and travelling together, send me an email. I would also like to explore other regions of France in the weekends and maybe even visit another country, so if you are someone who is intrested in traveling around then email me, :) hope you all are …

    briar
    Traveling in France

  • My Southern Adventure

    Travel Journal from Italy Milano, Italy | Thu Aug 11, 2011

    After the flight was delayed for more than 9 hours at the airport in Milan, by the time I arrived at Reggio di Calabria there was nothing left to do but sleep!  We spent the next couple of days going to Bova Marina where Riccardo’s (my tutee) grandmother stayed.  It really was an amazing beach with the clearest blue water I’ve ever seen.  Though I somewhat promised myself not to …

    Yasur
    Living in Italy

  • A Gem of an english lesson

    Travel Journal from Italy Ancona, Italy | Thu Aug 04, 2011

    For teaching english lessons as part of my volunteer duties, sometimes I struggle finding appropriate material.  My students Mariella (my host mom) and Antonio (her 14 year old son) know a lot of english already, but while we're conversating communication is still difficult!  I still have to speak slowly and enuniciate every single word while they listen carefully, then they respond slowly and carefully to my comments or questions.  As I have …

    EmilyBowerman
    My Italian Adventure 2011

  • I am totally buying a vespa when I get home.

    Travel Journal from Italy Florence, Italy | Sat Jul 30, 2011

    I needed a day away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life so I decided to book a Vespa tour.  A group of us were picked up by the train station and driven to a ranch just outside of Florence in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscany.  There were about 15 girls and one guy on the tour.  Our day started with an orientation on how …

    mcne1644
    Katie's Italian Adventure - 2011

  • Au Revoir!

    Travel Journal from France Boulogne, France | Mon Jul 25, 2011

    Well, it has been a while! I went from Paris to Florence to Rome to Berlin and back again. What an adventure! I spent the night in a Milan train station, because Italian trains are notoriously late. Thank god for German ICE trains, because they, I have you know, are NEVER late. Anyway, after a not so comfortable night in Milan, I made it to Florence in the morning, just …

    kamilaswerdloff
    France Trip Summer 2011

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    What is the difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner?

    Topic The difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner

    Started by RandyLeGrant, 0 Reply

    GeoVisions has two types of Conversation Programs. They are Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner. What is the difference?

    Basically, Conversation Corps is where you go abroad and live with a family and tutor that family in conversational English. You live with the family and become, for a short time, a member of that family. You eat your meals with the family and do some social activities with them.

    A Conversation Partner is a tutor OUTSIDE and AWAY from the home. You do NOT tutor a family in conversational English, although you may live with a family. You are a conversation partner to a group of people. GeoVisions has Conversation Partners tutoring the Tourist Police in Costa Rica, tour guides in Ecuador and national park staff in Brazil. So you might live with a family as a boarder, but it really isn't going to be a real family feel. You may in fact live in a dorm, a hostel or small hotel. It all depends on the country, the assignment and time of year.

    So choosing Conversation Corps or Conversation Partner involves whether or not you want to become a part of a family and tutor them in conversational English or if you want to be more independent and teach outside your place of accommodation in "on the job" kind of "real life" situations. The choice is totally yours.

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