“Acadia is the right place for successful immersion, and Camden a nice and friendly place to visit. That’s why I went there four times!” Jean-Marc, a small business owner in organic products, talks about his Acadia Center experience from his home office in Paris, France.
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Only have a short time – 1 or 2 weeks – for an English immersion course? Want to maximize learning with individual attention all day 6 days per week? Want a mix of classroom lessons and real-life practice, exploring our friendly community and practicing your English conversational skills with a teacher by your side?
Many executives and professionals from Mexico and Latin America have found Maine, with its friendly people and distance from any Spanish-speaking populations, to be the perfect place to study English in a total immersion environment.
In this video, Rosario, an accountant from Mexico, talks about her experience in a 3-week intensive English immersion course at Acadia Center.
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 New York, the Grand Trunk Railway was bringing summer visitors from Montréal to Maine’s beaches.
Today Old Orchard Beach is as popular as ever with visitors from all over Québec, and French speakers are also starting to discover a small English language institute further up the coast that combines unique English language immersion courses with the kind of outdoors fun Québecers have long associated with Maine.
Only five hours by car from Québec City or Trois-Rivières and six hours from Montréal, Acadia Center’s home town of Camden is closer than Toronto for most Québecers.
The beaches are more rugged and rocky north of Portland, Maine, but our students from Québec love the beauty and friendly hospitality of this part of Maine’s Atlantic coast.
Click on the video at the top of this post to watch a video interview with Marc-André, a health and safety management consultant and author from Trois-Rivières, Québec, who explains how Acadia Center helped him learn the everyday conversation and business communication skills he needs for his work.
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 at Marshall Point in Port Clyde and the lighthouse made famous by Tom Hanks in the film Forest Gump.
Check out the current issue of The Maine Thing Quarterly for an in-depth look at lobstering today, including an interview with a lobster fisherman.
Warmer temperatures, ice cream cones, and cruising windjammers are all in evidence in our corner of New England as Acadia Center’s English immersion season gets underway.
On two recent excursions, students sailed on the schooner Surprise out of Camden harbor and hiked to the top of Maiden Cliff in Camden Hills State Park with its lovely views of Megunticook Lake (and a slice of the Atlantic Ocean too).
Take a look at beautiful Camden, Maine, in this video by local photographer Josh Gerritsen. The tour begins with aerial views of the harbor and surrounding mountains, and continues with beautiful shots of village streets and small shops and restaurants, both in sunlight and after dark. Camden is home to Acadia Center, and we look forward to welcoming you here during your English immersion course this summer!