Monthly Archives: January 2010

Artist Paints Portraits of Acadia Center Students

Artist Albie Davis has recently exhibited several portraits of Acadia Center students she and her partner John Chandler have hosted in their Thomaston, Maine, home. Albie writes that in her art she tries many different forms and materials, but she is “always coming back to portraits, whether of humans, other animals, houses, cars, you name it. Making… Read more »

Try an Online Lesson for Free

Since the launching of the new program last fall, our online English conversation lessons have become very popular. Convenient, affordable, and very effective, our online classes can help you improve the two skills that most English learners feel are their weakest points: speaking and comprehension. All you need is a telephone (landline, mobile, or internet phone)… Read more »

Film Notes: Invictus

The second in a series, this article provides a preview of a movie you might like to see along with a vocabulary lesson for intermediate to advanced English learners. The selected vocabulary words are in bold and followed by succinct definitions. Sherlock Holmes was the previous article in the series – check back soon for… Read more »

Acadia Center Alumni T-Shirt Contest

Announcing Acadia Center’s first-ever alumni T-shirt contest! Send us a photo (by e-mail) of yourself wearing your Acadia Center T-shirt and try to win one of our contest prizes. Contest rules: 1. The T-shirt must have the authentic Acadia Center logo (not the cheap replicas you find in Times Square). 2. You have to be… Read more »

How to Learn Phrasal Verbs

Students of English often complain about the difficulty of learning phrasal verbs. Simply put, a phrasal verb is a combination of  a verb (an action word like look, take, set) and a preposition (a short connecting word like up, out, over) in which the preposition gives the verb a new meaning. In this sense, we can say that the meaning… Read more »

Great Food, Great Conversation

Fresh local seafood, fruit, and vegetables, delicious meat and pasta dishes, healthy salads and freshly baked whole grain breads, luxurious desserts — it’s all on the menu at Acadia Center. Sample lunch & dinner menu: Monday lunch: spinach and ricotta manicotta with garden salad dinner: steak with sauteed greens & rolls Tuesday lunch: chicken pot… Read more »