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Lively Restaurant Scene in Coastal Maine

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Today’s Boston Globe features several fantastic local restaurants popular with Acadia Center English immersion course students. Check out the close-ups of mouth-watering dishes from, among others, Shepherd’s Pie in Rockport, just down the road from Acadia Center.

A New England Winter

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Whether you want to try skiing, snowhoeing, or just drinking hot chocolate in a cozy cafe, Maine is a great place to experience an old-fashioned New England winter.

Winter is also a great time of year to immerse yourself in English while improving your English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Register now for an English immersion course at Acadia Center and discover winter in Maine.

Online English Lessons: Virtual Class in Your Home or Office

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

If coming to Maine, USA, for an intensive English immersion course at Acadia Center does not fit into your schedule right now, how about signing up for online lessons in conversational or written English? An Acadia Center teacher will call you at your home or office and, in half-hour or hour lessons and using a screen-sharing tool as a virtual blackboard, guide you towards fulfilling your English learning goals. Hope to talk with you soon!

Friends/Couple English Course Discount

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Camden, Maine – the home of Acadia Center for English Immersion - is a beautiful and relaxing vacation destination. With its tree-lined streets, classic New England wooden houses, picturesque harbor, and friendly people, our town is an ideal retreat for couples or friends who would like to share their vacation time while improving their English skills in a full immersion environment.

Take advantage of big savings – a friends/couple discount of 5% off the complete course package price - when you register for an English immersion course with your spouse or friend, and enjoy a learning vacation together!

Fall Foliage in Camden

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Acadia Center English immersion course students enjoying a hiking excursion in Maine during the peak of fall foliage.The month of October brings out a spectacular display of red, orange, yellow, and russet on the leaves of trees and bushes in Maine, and Camden – the home of the Acadia Center for English Immersion - is a prime destination for leaf peepers in search of the most beautiful fall foliage.

In fact, this month Camden was named one of the top 25 fall foliage towns in New England (number 6 to be exact) by Yankee Magazine. In the slideshow on the Yankee Magazine website, you can see a view of Camden – the village, the harbor, and the ocean beyond – from the peak of Mt. Battie, a popular hiking destination for Acadia Center students.

Fall is a great time to immerse yourself in English while enjoying the natural beauty of Maine in autumn!



Camden and Acadia Center Featured in El Pais

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

El Pais journalist and Acadia Center student Ana Arasanz takes the helm during a day sail on the schooner Olad in Camden, Maine.Ana Arasanz, a Madrid-based travel writer and editor for the web version of the leading Spanish newspaper El Pais, has posted a lively article based on her experiences during her two-week English immersion course at Acadia Center this summer.  Titled (translated into English) From Maine’s Lobster Festival: A Tour of the Rugged Coast of Maine from Camden and Rockland to Acadia National Park, Ana’s travel article features her own photos taken during her excursions in Camden and Midcoast Maine and on Monhegan and Mt. Desert Island.

Ana’s favorite places in Camden include Laite Beach, a small stretch of sand near the downtown with a spectacular view of Camden harbor and the Camden hills beyond, and Mt. Battie, from where you can see many islands in Penobscot Bay.

Acadia Center excursion - sailing in Penobscot Bay on the schooner Olad with captain Aaron Lincoln.Sailing and kayaking were among her favorite activities here, and the article provides many links to more information about things to do in Camden, such as sailing on the schooner Olad with captain Aaron Lincoln, whom Ana describes as an entertaining guy (un tipo divertido) and born storyteller.  

Impressed by what she describes as the varied and cosmopolitan cultural offerings in Camden, Ana recommends the concerts, theater performances, readings, and other events at the Camden Public Library, the Camden Opera House, Acadia Center students Daniela and Ana enjoying a seafood dinner at Port Clyde Seafood Co. in Camden.and the Owl and Turtle Bookshop.

Her lodging recommendations include the Captain Swift Inn, the Camden Harbour Inn, and the Inns at Blackberry Common, and her dining recommendations include Port Clyde Seafood Co., Paolina’s Way, and the Waterfront.  

Summer Courses in Full Swing

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Summer is in full swing in Maine, and it’s a great time to take your English to a higher level while enjoying a great learning vacation. New English immersion courses start every Monday, so sign up today for a time that is convenient for you!

The Maine – Québec Connection

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Québec and Maine – home of the Acadia Center for English Immersion – are next-door neighbors, with the drive from Québec City or Montréal to Camden taking only 5-6 hours. Visitors from Québec to our part of the Maine coast fall in love with the natural beauty of the area, the mountains and the ocean, and the small towns and harbors that retain such a strong sense of their maritime heritage.

The business news website Maine Business has just published an article about Canadian visitors to Maine, featuring comments by Acadia Center director Brian Boyd about the appeal of the Camden area to visitors from Québec.

Visit Acadia Center’s YouTube Channel

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Acadia Center student raising sail on the schooner Olad in Camden.Raising sail on the schooner Olad, playing tennis, snowshoeing in the Maine woods, skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl, performing our own special version of Men in Black, reciting a poem by the famous Camden poet Edna St. Vincent Millay – you can see clips of Acadia Center students up to all these tricks and more on Acadia Center’s new YouTube channel. Check it out, leave your comments, and subscribe so you don’t miss the next installments! 

New Immersion Course Packages, New Discounts

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Acadia Center seen from the garden in early fall.Acadia Center has added more features to its most popular course packages, giving more value to you and making it easier to plan your immersion course in Maine. The packages for both our combination (private/mini-group) courses and our private courses now include the following features:

  • 16 hours per week of English lessons
  • weekly individual 30-minute meeting with a teacher to assess your progress and objectives
  • 11 hours per week of guided study in the study center
  • all books and materials
  • 2 afternoon teacher-led excursions per week (Tuesday & Friday) including all admission/activity fees and transportation 
  • accommodation in a comfortable private room at Acadia Center or in a village home near Acadia CenterPrivate bedroom at Acadia Center.
  • lunch and dinner with teachers at Acadia Center (Monday through Friday)
  • breakfast (self-serve) every day
  • free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • course certificate
  • free admission to indoor swimming pool, gym, indoor track, and fitness center
  • transportation between Rockland (Maine) or Portland (Maine) airport and Acadia Center on the first and last days of your course

In short, everything you need to raise your English to a higher level and make your stay with us relaxing, comfortable, and fun.

Three new discounts are also now available, and they can all be combined:

Early Registration Discount: Take 5% off the package price when you register and pay the deposit 10 weeks or more in advance of your course starting date.

Conversation and dessert at an Acadia Center dinner.Friends/Couple Discount: Take 5% off the package price if you attend a course with your spouse or a friend or colleague.

Alumni Discount: Take 5% discount off the package price if you previously attended an immersion course at Acadia Center.

See our course prices page for complete details. New courses begin every week, so you can start your course on a date that is convenient for you. To get the largest possible discount, plan ahead and book your immersion course now using our online Registration Form. If you have questions, contact us!