Dear Joe, My son's school offered a one day trip to Calais to a shopping mall as a language trip at the end of Year 8. My son tried his French out in McDonalds and was answered in English. Remembering that his school is a language college, I presume this trip was meant to inspire the students to value the language they were studying and the culture it represents. There are no language trips now until Year 10, so all they got was a day in Calais in the whole of the first 3 years in secondary school in a language college. What sort of trips are offered at other language colleges? Can anyone help?