Posts Tagged ‘English Immersion’
We’re excited to begin our English immersion courses in Camden, Maine, for the 2014 season!
New courses begin every Monday from May through October: mini-group classes (maximum 4 students with 1 teacher), private lessons, sharing our small-town community life, excursions, family-style meals with teachers – everything you need to improve your English rapidly.
Join us this spring, summer, or fall for a memorable learning vacation!
Acadia Center is very pleased to welcome a new, highly experienced teacher to our English immersion course faculty.
Teacher Maureen O’Keefe, who has a master’s degree in Teaching of English as a Second Language and a University of Cambridge certificate in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, spent 23 years living and teaching overseas before coming to live in midcoast Maine in 2003. In Oman she taught at the British Council, in Sri Lanka she was a teacher trainer and teacher at an English school, and in Peru she taught language arts to Peruvian students. In her spare time she gardens, dances, plays tennis, and runs a small antique bead and jewelry business.
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 to practice their English conversation in small groups while exploring Maine’s beautiful bays and mountains.
We are excited to announce that our intensive English immersion courses in Camden, Maine, will start up again on May 6, 2013. Take advantage of the 5% early registration discount by registering before January 15.
English immersion courses are offered from May through October. From November through April, sign up for online English lessons in conversation and/or writing.
We look forward to a great new season in 2013!
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.
In a recent New York Times interview, iconic American writer and radio host Garrison Keillor was asked: Have you ever felt carried away by a particular place in America? The phrasal verb carried away, used in the passive with the verbs be, feel, or get, means delighted and enraptured, and can also imply getting a little over-excited and out-of-control. For Keillor, the most intoxicating places in the USA include the Grand Canyon, the back roads of rural Tennessee, the High Plains of North Dakota, and the coastline of Maine.
Carried away, in its possible sense of emotion getting the better of reason, can also carry a more negative meaning, as in this quote from the Catholic writer and mystic Thomas Merton.
The idiom swept away has a similar meaning to carried away, with perhaps a dash more vigor. It appears in one of the best (and longest) movie titles ever, Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August – the English translation of the Italian title of Lina Wertmuller’s 1974 film and shortened to just Swept Away in the 2002 remake starring Madonna.
New English immersion courses begin every Monday from May through October in 2012. Join us in Maine this summer or fall!
Register by January 31, 2012, to qualify for a 5% Early Registration discount off the package price for all 2012 English immersion courses at Acadia Center in Camden, Maine, USA.
New English immersion courses begin every Monday from May through October in 2012.