Travel and learn languages: another simple and economical alternative
If we read the press daily, platforms, instruments and new tools to learn or improve languages come out. Netflix for example has a channel that helps you improve your languages by watching movies and have already created simultaneous translation hearing devices like TRAVIS.
Learning languages has become an imperative in the education of our children and not only with one language is enough. Alejandro Ferrer director of the MCM Educational Consulting says that "a language is mastered when you can make and understand jokes in that language".
Since the crisis began, families are investing 28% more in the education of children according to the newspaper The vanguard and one of the fields where the investment has grown is in mobility and language education abroad.
Educational agencies and consultants as MCM Educational Consultants they help parents make the best academic and curricular decisions abroad, but they have a price, and sometimes it is not affordable for all families, especially if they have more than one child since the expense is multiplied.
As many experts in linguistic immersion say, it is where a language is really learned, it is internalized in all the everyday linguistic aspects and it is firmly established in our mind.
Why invest in languages?
It is one of the questions in education perhaps with more answers. The globalized world in which we live forces young people to master one or two languages besides the mother tongue.
Languages have been and still are a degree in formation, something difficult to learn if you do not live with natives of the host country, so for centuries studying in a foreign country has been part of the same educational process.
A few days ago the newspaper Market He published: "Speaking another language changes the structure of the brain, making the mind more malleable, a group of polyglots working together will be a group with original thinking."
Nobody denies that languages open borders and new possibilities and job opportunities that without them, definitely, would not exist, but as the European Commission of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, said in an interview to Aprendemas.com (2002): "language learning is money well spent, since it is an investment in the future of our young people, in particular, and in the future of Europe" and "monolingualism is a luxury that we can not afford anymore" .
Young people need to know other cultures and countries since it makes them more tolerant and open to diversity.
What does the market offer to travel and learn languages?
Although the best option is to immerse yourself in another culture and immerse yourself in it, it has turned out to be the least economical with the options that were offered to us until now. Agencies representing schools, schools, clubs, camps, families of payment, academies ... require very high costs that many families can not afford.
With the emergence of collaborative economies, new avenues are also opened for languages and for families, and Via Families it is an example of this, a platform for international exchanges for families and students, without agencies or intermediaries, knowing and choosing the family personally to make invitational exchanges.
What does Via Families offer you?
Via Families offers an international network of families and students to carry out linguistic, sports or cultural exchanges, joining together for common interests and needs, around education, sports, culture or languages.
The possibility of choosing and deciding where, when, how and with whom to make an exchange, travel or receive a student.
Students travel and know other cultures, practice their favorite sports or hobbies and perfect or learn another language thanks to other families like yours.
No one better than parents and students know the type of family they want, when and how they want to make the invitation or exchange. They do not need intermediaries but only a channel to get to know each other: Via Families it is the simple channel available to international education.
How does the collaborative economy work in languages?
Like many other collaborative economies that are so in vogue (AirB & B, BlaBlaCar or Home Exchange) is based on help, helping each other by saving intermediaries and agencies, lowering costs to the maximum, based on mutual needs and interests.
In just 3 steps you can contact whoever you want: registering, creating profile and contacting. Nothing simpler, safer, easier and cheaper. Families have the option to contact anonymously through the platform's messaging service until they decide to give themselves the information.
Guarantee, security and trust
Validate the identity, associating the profile with the social networks of Facebook and LinkedIn (this will remain hidden), belonging to any association, school, federation or company, uploading a legal document to your profile ... all sum in Via Families to accredit the validity of your identity.
Further, Via Families It already has the support of several sports federations such as the Catalan Tennis Federation and the Spanish Federation, the French Southern Tennis Federation, ELFAC Numerous Families of Europe, or Romeu Group. All of them have joined Via Families to support the profile of their employees, federated or associated. One more guarantee of confidence for the rest of families.
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