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  • Liberty 58

    Travel Journal from Italy Ancona, Italy | Sat Apr 19, 2014

    I had always been tempted to teach abroad, but  with a husband  and, later on, kids, it was just a dream. Now I am single at 58...better late than never. I'm in top shape, have 35 years of experience in teaching, why not have my dream come through? I have received info about my host family. I am sooooo thrilled: I will be with a young couple and a 3-year old …

    Liberty 58

  • Only a Few days away!

    Travel Journal from Canada Vancouver, Canada | Thu Feb 27, 2014

           I first decided to go and participate in a Au pair/ Tutoring experience at the beginning of my grade 12 year.  The idea of travelling to a french speaking country and immersing myself in that culture after studying the french language for 13 years seemed like an obvious choice before heading off to post secondary school.           My plan was simple.  Get a job, save …

    Walk and Talk in France

  • One Month Away

    Travel Journal from United States Virginia, United States | Thu Jan 30, 2014

    I am going to keep my first entry short and sweet. My name is Kayla. I will be tutoring English in Madrid, starting in March. While I am there, I will be tutoring three boys (11, 12, and 14 years old). I have been exchanging emails with the mother of the boys for about a week. The family and location seem to be ideal and I am getting more excited …

    My First Trip to Spain

  • One month til showtime

    Travel Journal from United States Connecticut, United States | Sat Nov 30, 2013

    Hello everyone!  My name is Jaimie and I am leaving for the Eternal City in about a month.  I will be staying with a family in the city center and teaching English to their two older children, a boy and a girl ages 9 and 11 years.  I am currently a subsitute teacher at an elementary school in my hometown so I am excited that I will get to work …

    A Home in Rome

  • How I met Sheena

    Travel Journal from Brazil Brasilia, Brazil | Wed Aug 28, 2013

    I met Sheena on the internet. This isn't a typical okcupid, e-harmony,e-match -- type of story.  We aren't dating, if that's what you are thinking. She found me somewhere on the internet. I wrote a blogpost about traveling, she read it, and next thing you know, I receive a message on facebook in regards to teaching in Thailand. I had been in Thailand for a few weeks. I messaged her …

    Friends on the road

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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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