Combination Courses

Acadia Center’s intensive combination (private/mini-group) courses – with new courses beginning every Monday from April through November – feature everything you need to raise your English to a higher level.

Acadia Center class

 

The individual attention we provide allows you to learn the English skills most essential to you in a total immersion setting.

Our combination courses are open to adult learners with an intermediate or advanced level of English. Because of the immersion framework in which students speak only English from morning to night, in class and out of class, at meals and on excursions, the course is ideal for adults with an English level of lower-intermediate or above.

 

Acadia Center excursion kayak

 

Course highlights:

  • Personalized learning program including pre-course evaluation, orientation interview, detailed teachers’ recommendations, and weekly individual assessment meetings
  • Lively small group classes (maximum of 4 students with 1 teacher) that help you master th
    e most important English vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation skills for your level
  • Private, customized lessons that give you intensive practice in the language topics most essential to you, for example: business communication, listening comprehension, TOEFL or TOEIC preparation, writing, or general English
  • Experienced, dedicated, creative teachers
  • Total English immersion from morning to night
  • Comfortable private room accommodations 
  • Family-style meals with teachers and native-English-speaking hosts providing constant conversation practice
  • Excursions with teachers two afternoons per week – activities include sailing, touring local museums and shops, kayaking, hiking, and visiting local businesses
  • Access to our study center library and computers, TV/film room, game room (table tennis and table soccer), and bicycles
  • Free admission to fitness club including indoor swimming pool and running track, gym, and exercise/weight room
  • Companionship with fellow adult students from all over the world who are mature, motivated professionals and who understand the importance of speaking only English all day, in class and out of class, at meals and on excursions
  • Involvement in a friendly, safe, small-town community with lots of opportunities to meet local people, make new friends, and practice English conversation
  • Easy access on foot to ocean, harbor, and mountains and to shops, restaurants, cafes and everything else that our classic New England town has to offer

 

Acadia Center students on excursion

 

DailySchedule (Monday/Wednesday/Thursday)
8:30 am – 9:00 am:  breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am:  guided independent study in the study center
10:00 am – 12:00 noon:  mini-group English lesson (maximum of 4 students with 1 teacher)
12:00 – 1:00 pm: lunch with teachers
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:  private English lesson: 1 student/ 1 teacher (exact start time can vary)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  private English lesson: 1 student/ 1 teacher (exact start time can vary)
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: guided independent study in the study center/ free time to explore Camden and practice your English
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  dinner with dinner hosts (except Wednesday)

Daily Schedule (Tuesday/Friday)
8:30 am – 9:00 am:  breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am:  guided independent study in the study center
10:00 am – 12:00 noon:  mini-group English lesson (maximum of 4 students with 1 teacher)
12:00 – 1:00 pm: lunch with teachers
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  excursion/conversation practice with teacher
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm: guided independent study in the study center/ free time to explore Camden and practice your English
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:  dinner with dinner hosts
Acadia Center for English Immersion students from France and Spain.

 

Acadia Center offers a variety of course options for different budgets, with discounts for companies sending two or more students, for friends or couples taking a course together, and for alumni. See our Course Prices page for details, and like us on Facebook to see special offers and discounts throughout the year!

Register now for a combination (private/mini-group) English course, or for a private English course or premium, super-intensive private course.

Questions? Call us at 617-939-9209 or contact us by e-mail.