Volunteering on a project can enable you to learn a new language!

Are you going to volunteer on a turtle conservation project in Costa Rica? Volunteering abroad is the perfect chance to brush up on your Spanish or learn a new language completely from scratch. As you will be working alongside local volunteers and maybe also living with a local host family there will be plenty of opportunities to practise both vocabulary usage and grammar skills.

Concordia encourages all volunteers to learn at least the basics of the local language. Even though the primary language on the projects will be English, having a basic understanding of the language spoken in your project country will help you immerse yourself in the local culture and will help you get the most out of your experience abroad. Leaning a new language is also another useful skill gained from volunteering which you can add to your CV!

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List of useful links of language resources:

  • DuolingoFree mobile or web language learning resource. 30+ different languages
  • MemeriseFree mobile or web language learning resource
  • TEDx Talk - Talk on why learning languages is easy
  • OmniglotA collection of useful phrases suitable for a variety of situations in many different languages with sound files for quite a few of them
  • Fluent in 3 monthsAdvice and guidance on learning a language