Posts Tagged: conversation practice

English Immersion in Maine: Perspective Québec

Old Orchard Beach – for many, many generations of French speakers from the province of Québec, those three foreign-sounding words have meant sun, surf, sand, fried food, and fun family holidays on the beautiful coast of Maine. Beginning as long ago as 1842, even before there was a train connection between Maine and points south like Boston and… Read more »

Lobstering in Maine

A trip to Maine is not complete without a freshly steamed lobster dinner. And one of the many ways that Acadia Center for English Immersion students get to know more about life in our small town community on Maine’s rocky coast is by learning about lobsters and lobster fishing. One popular excursion is to the museum… Read more »

Business Communication: Acadia Center Seminar

Business communication – in e-mails, presentations, conference calls, meetings, and social media – has been the subject of a series of business English seminars for Acadia Center for English Immersion students, offered by business executive and university business instructor Larrain Slaymaker. Larrain has extensive experience working for both small businesses and multi-national corporations and as an… Read more »

Summer Immersion Courses Begin May 4

The time is right to join us in Camden, Maine, for an English immersion course that will help you reach your English learning goals while enjoying the company of other motivated professionals and executives from around the world.

Register Now for English Immersion in the Fall

September and October are beautiful months in Maine – the days are still warm enough for sailing, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, and in October the famous fall foliage show begins. Register now for English immersion in a small, friendly, classic New England town by the ocean.

English Course Homestays

The homestays with local families that are a part of the English immersion course package are often cited by Acadia Center students as one of the highlights of their time in Maine. Homestay hosts are eager to help you practice your conversational English and share in the everyday life of a small New England town…. Read more »

Sailing, Hiking Plus English Immersion Summer 2014

Camden, Maine, and its environs offer one of the most popular destinations in the USA for summer sailing, as well as for hiking, kayaking, biking, and other outdoor sports. During Acadia Center’s summer and fall English immersion courses – offered from May through October – twice-weekly excursions led by experienced teachers give students a chance… Read more »

Dining and Day Trips in Midcoast Maine

According to the New York Times, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Belfast, and surrounding towns are fantastic places to find restaurants offering local produce and unique dining experiences. Kayaking, sailing, and hiking excursions that are popular with Acadia Center English immersion students are also highlighted in the travel article published this week.

Comic Strip English – Doonesbury

A great way to practice English is to read the comics – they’re short and funny, they feature everyday English vocabulary that you can really put to use, and like movies they give you plenty of visual clues to what’s going on. A classic American comic strip is Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury. in circulation since 1970 and featuring such… Read more »

Who vs. Whom: Which is Correct?

Either as a relative pronoun or question word, whom is rarely used in conversation. Formal writing, yes, but ordinary conversation, no. With whom did you go to the movies? is correct but sounds like a police interrogation. Who did you go to the movies with? is technically incorrect but is the way we usually say it…. Read more »