Tag Archives: Homestay

The Vanishing Homestay Option – When is a Lie Not a Lie?

 Keats Language School, Kunming, China Honesty may seem like a simple concept. We are generally raised to believe that telling the truth and following through on promises in an honorable way to live. But what exactly is “the truth”? We … Continue reading

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Babilonia Language School in Taormina, Sicily – Review

The language classes at Babilonia overall are very well done. The teachers are educated and experienced in teaching Italian as a foreign language. The classes primarily focus on communicative activities, that is, getting the students to use the language in … Continue reading

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Just Another Monday

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily I can’t believe we are already starting another new week. Last week flew by faster than the first and Don will be here in just four days. Tomorrow I start the cooking part of the course, … Continue reading

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Starting a New Week

Babilonia at Taormina, Sicily Each week at language immersion schools new students arrive and other students have gone home, such that the dynamics of the class can completely change from one week to the next. Just as you start to … Continue reading

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Various Ramblings from Taormina

Babilonia in Taormina, Sicily Thunderstorms Yesterday afternoon we had the longest thunder and lightning storm I have ever seen. Waves of rain and thunder kept passing through all afternoon and continued until the next morning. At one point the lighting … Continue reading

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Exploring Taormina – part 1

Thanks to a little white pill and being dead tired I was able to sleep through the night, and only after great force of will was I able to pull myself out of bed at 10 AM. I needed to … Continue reading

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Taormina Sicily – First Impressions

This is what you want an immersion homestay to be: a comfortable room, good food and a family that you can understand and is willing to talk to you. And of course to be staying in a beautiful town perched … Continue reading

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