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  • 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

  • Ciao for Now

    Travel Journal from Spain Madrid, Spain | Sun Jul 24, 2011

    Madrid: a little spark of imagination that allows someone to picture what they want, who they want and where they want it. It was the perfect place for me to be right now. Although my imagination may have been steamed by the unbearable heat and my picture will never be complete, the base coat is strong. I will miss going to the park everyday and sitting under the trees looking over …

    lorenalinares
    Vino, Besos y Mas

  • The Wind Comes Right Behind The Rain?

    Travel Journal from United States Connecticut, United States | Sat Jul 02, 2011

    Why would I drag my family out to a place where it is an unbelievable 105 degrees each day, for summer vacation?  That is what this journal is all about.  Diamonds in the rough.  OOOOOOklahoma "where the wind comes sweeping down the plain."  Raised there also.  And so while I naturally want to see my family, I also want my wife and two younger kids to see where I grew …

    RandyLeGrant
    THE WAVING WHEAT CAN SURE SMELL SWEET

  • 2nd and 3rd Week of Camp

    Travel Journal from Italy Porto Sant'Elpidio, Italy | Wed Jun 29, 2011

    Camp has gone by so quickly! The second week flew by and we have just begun the third week. In the second week of camp we had the same group of kids as we did the first week. From a teaching standpoint we began each day with our review then we showed the new material, which was in the form of flashcards, and followed it up by games that would …

    Jessica_R
    2nd and 3rd Week of Camp

  • Pre-Departure

    Travel Journal from Russia Moscow, Russia | Tue Jun 28, 2011

    I decided to go to Russia to teach English for three reasons.  First of all, I wanted to gain valuable experience in teaching a language.  That was my main objective.  Secondly, I wanted much needed practice in my Russian speaking abilities.  Thirdly, I wanted an opportunity to visit Russia and some of my Russian friends. I made my decision in October to go to Russia.  Since I am a teacher, I …

    Tom_H
    Amerikanets v Rossiya

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    Conversation Programs

    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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