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  • Poissons

    Travel Journal from France Saint-Malo, France | Tue Jun 19, 2012

    Today I went fishing on the ocean with Pierre and grandpa. It was my first time fishing on the ocean and it was about 1000x easier than any other fishing trip I’ve ever done. We literally were pulling fish in 5 at a time until we had 58 fish. 58 mackerel, 12 of which we we had for dinner tonight. There were grilled with seasoning, lemon, onion, and mustard in tinfoil. Fun …

    Conversation Corps France

  • My arrival

    Travel Journal from Spain Madrid, Spain | Thu Jun 21, 2012

    OK, So I arrived on Sunday and it’s now Thursday. I’ve had a few days to get my bearings and start to settle in for life here. At the moment 6 weeks is sounding a very long time! They say it takes a couple of weeks to settle in and I can believe that as it all feels a little alien so far.  My family are lovely, although differences between …

    English Tutor in Madrid

  • Nerves and Jitters

    Travel Journal from United States California, United States | Wed Jun 06, 2012

    T- 10 days until I officially depart from home into a completely new world. My thoughts are scrambled and I am thinking of how surreal everything feels. I have yet to pack, and I feel like my to-do list is never ending. So how did I end up here blogging? Well, who would have thought that a google search for "traveler's money belt" would put me in such a frenzy …

    Costa Rica Summer 2012

  • Leaving tomorrow!

    Travel Journal from United States New York, United States | Mon Jun 04, 2012

    Tomorrow is the big day! I'm still in shock that I'm going to be in Italy for a little over a month! I've never been to Europe, or anywhere that doesn't use the American dollar, so buying things will definitely be an experience in itself. I don't think I'm going to believe it's actually happening until i'm in the airplane! I can't wait to eat delicious authentic Italian food and see …

    Leaving tomorrow!

  • Rho Milan!

    Travel Journal from Italy Milan, Italy | Sat May 26, 2012

    Rho Milan, Italy has been amazing so far! Everything is so beautiful!! I had the most delicious gelato!! I swear I was eating the mangos Jbs mom always get which I love! I could eat gelato alllllll day ;) The architecture is so intrique and beautiful, I'm ready to move here! Ciao =)

    Ciao Italy!

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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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