Spanish and tango? German and skiing? Or even Japanese and manga? Learn a language in the native country and add some extracurricular fun with these holiday courses that offer a skill or some culture, too
Fours hours of lessons a day plus the benefit of one-to-one tutorials is the deal at the Hutong School’s intensive Mandarin courses in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. A two-week course also includes up to four activities a week – tai chi, cooking, visits to hot springs, even skiing – and there are excursions at the weekends to explore more of China.
• From £658 for two weeks or £1,216 with accommodation (a flatshare), hutong-school.com