LANACOS: residential language courses abroad

Gap Year & Special Offers

LANACOS specialises in languages. This does not mean that you have to be a language specialist from the beginning. You may want to go into finance, medicine, drama, PR or a completely different career. The benefit of LANACOS is that you will not only gain authentic experience of living abroad (meeting new people and discovering new worlds) but you also gain the portable skill of a foreign language. Do language courses abroad at great prices.

"All my enquiries were answered very promptly so it was very easy to book through LANACOS."

To make the most of a gap year, first concentrate on the language on location, improve your fluency and then you have more options available to do: meaningful volunteer work, internships and paid seasonal work

"LANACOS took the time and trouble to discuss, research and organise a tailor-made French language course for me together with the opportunity to undertake a placement with a lawyer and stay with a super host family who shared my interests and made me extremely welcome.  A truly wonderful and memorable 7-week experience as part of a Gap year which will stay with me for a long time to come.  Thank you LANACOS."

Take practical steps to your language destination

If you are considering a gap year, then it is important to discuss your options, take practical steps and note that all courses are not the same. Some universities will recognise the quality of one course as opposed to another. All LANACOS courses are properly vetted and certified to make your choice easier.

Look below at the snapshot of courses and locations (there are more, ask for more details if need be),



Notes & Special features






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4-week ski and French course
After an initial language needs analysis, we guarantee a 80 lessons of intensive French. All books, worksheets and over 80 ski stations are on offer in the French Alps. Accommodation is in single room in student apartment. Option to extend.











 12 weeks in Spanish University location
Ideal for gap year - 15 contact sessions per week on linguistic fluency and extra sessions on cultural activities. The end result is to raise the individual's level of communication. Learning materials. Single room in a self-catering apartment.






 12 weeks German in Vienna
25 sessions/week, 20 lessons on communicating (8-12 in a group) 5 lessons focus on culture & leisure. Use of self-access centre & up-to-date learning materials with free email service. Student accommodation in single room (no meals). Take Goethe Certificate examinations. In July & August high season supplement 44� / week Activities: skiing, work, cultural






 4 weeks Italian in Venice
80 lessons in internationally-mixed groups with focus on fluency, immerse yourself in the Venetian way of life. Opt-in afternoon and weekend activities available. Stay in renovated and comfortable cloister in central Venice.






 4 weeks in Beijing or Shanghai
Open to different levels and students will be placed in appropriate groups on first Monday. Beginners' course starts once a month. Fluency in the morning is followed by lunch and then more learning in the afternoon. Plus extra tours. Option to do one-to-one lessons and to extend the length of stay. Accommodation in self-catering apartment. Option to stay with specially-selected host.






 4 weeks Russian plus for Gap Year or Sabbatical
Follows a modular and flexible pattern. Beginners are advised to be familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet. There are 6 levels from beginner to high intermediate. High season starting dates from 28/5 to 1/10 supplement of 60 Euro per week. Accommodation with specially-selected host (single room/half-board). Airport pick up on Sunday, guided city tour, free and unlimited access to the Internet. Opportunity to stay longer and do volunteer work or internship.

If you are interested in gap year options, then email LANACOS with your objectives to

Click here if you want to make a booking with tailored advice to achieve the best possible language course abroad at the best price.

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