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  • St Francis of Assisi

    Travel Journal from Italy Assisi, Italy | Fri Jan 21, 2011

    I meant to take things easy earlier to rest my tired legs after spending weeks walking on the hard cobbled surface of Italia.  All suddenly, there was an epiphany for me to head to Assisi.  My heart was willing but my body was reluctant considering that by train, Assisi was a 2.5 hours away from Firenze. I reasoned to myself that should I finish my breakfast and if there was …

    PingLim
    St Francis

  • Faceplanting on the Ice

    Travel Journal from Russia St. Petersburg, Russia | Fri Jan 21, 2011

    Lately I have been studying a lot. I know it wasn't meant to be a study trip, but I like studying things. Yes , I'm a nerd, I'll admit it. I really enjoy studying Russian though it's bloody hard. Every word has a gender (male, female, neuter) and you have to alter the words around it accordingly to suit that gender. (I mean every word too, for example 'table' is …

    LucieT
    Travels in St Petersburg

  • Bound For Snow--Last Day In France

    Travel Journal from France Saint-Malo, France | Thu Jan 20, 2011

    Well, here I am at the end of the trip.  We had a really good meeting in St. Malo with the CEI staff and then stopped for lunch.  Savory crepes and then desert crepes.  What do you call a person who orders a plate of desert crepes with chocolate, caramel and ice cream?  That would be me. I fell asleep on the train ride from St. Malo back to Paris.  I …

    RandyLeGrant
    Whirlwind Trip To Europe

  • Enchanting Venezia

    Travel Journal from Italy Venice, Italy | Sat Jan 15, 2011

    Travelling for me's like speed-dating.  Anonymous strangers tried toget to know one another better in the briefest of time.  After the encounter, there's the possibility that the couple wouldn't ever see one another again or that they might want to rekindle the passion that they once had together or that they might keep the relationship casual, that one party's to visit from time to time and perhaps,introducing him/her to their …

    PingLim
    Venezia, Italia

  • Theres Something About Italy

    Travel Journal from Italy Verona, Italy | Wed Jan 05, 2011

    The decision to come to Italy was a difficult one for me.  I grew up amid Italian cultures and not all of them were good ones and the same reason why some Italians are tired of the stereotypes.  Who wouldn't know about Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, Lancia, Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Tony Soprano, George Clooney and his mansion overlooking Lake Como, espresso, mafiaoso, Tuscany, and the list …

    PingLim
    Verona, 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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