A group of twenty Secondary students and two teachers travelled to Vancouver (Canada) in February. This trip, the first of the year, is part of the bilingual international programme developed in Crandon.

In Vancouver, all the teenagers stayed at local homes in order to live an immersion experience and they attended an English course in Eurocentres, an international organization with over 70 years of experience in language teaching which is dedicated to promoting the study of languages with the highest standards. The course and the family moments allow the students to be part of a real cultural exchange.

At the end of the course, the teenagers received a certificate with the level they achieved according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Before coming back, the group visited Vancouver Island, the Royal BC Museum and Seattle, among other highlights.

For the teachers Lorena Verdier and Diego Guarnieri, the chaperons, the trip was an enjoyable and rewarding experience of intercultural dialogue. Also for the students as we can see in their farewell speech.

«In the name of the Uruguayan team I’d like to thank Eurocentre for this unique experience.

I’d like to thank all of our teachers as well as our classmates for helping us throughout these two weeks.

The classmates in particular were one of the best parts of the trip, because we could connect with people from different countries.

For this reason in particular it will be hard to return to the monotony of Uruguay. We will certainly miss this dynamic classes more than we will miss Canada itself.

I think it’s not too far of a stretch to say that, even though our time here was short, thanks to your combined help, we all learned something. I’d like to give one last thank you to: Mathew, Kent, Ryan, Daniel, Pat pat, Tombi, Aron».

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