Posts Tagged: Learning English

Camden and Acadia Center Featured in El Pais

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… Read more »

Want to Expand Your English Vocabulary? Read.

The best way to learn new words in English is to read something challenging. Read articles in an online magazine like Slate, or choose a book that interests you – probably non-fiction unless your English level is very advanced. Avoid getting frustrated by the difficulty of the reading by following these steps: 1) First try to understand… Read more »

Summer Courses in Full Swing

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

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,… Read more »

Business English: How to Learn Business Vocabulary

What is the best way to improve your knowledge of business English vocabulary? Read. And I don’t mean read business English textbooks, which can be useful in a classroom setting. Read business newspapers, magazines, and websites. Choose articles that interest you and are related to your business. If you work for a bank, read the… Read more »

Film Notes: The Young Victoria

The third in a series, this article provides a preview of a current movie along with a vocabulary lesson for intermediate to advanced English learners. The selected vocabulary words are in bold and followed by succinct definitions. Previous articles: Invictus and  Sherlock Holmes . Victoria, crowned queen at the age of 18 in 1837 and… Read more »

English through Song: John Gorka

Gritty (showing fortitude in a difficult situation) songs about hardscrabble (earning a bare subsistence) or mean-street (poor or rough part of town) childhoods are a folk music tradition and the truth has often been bent (changed enough to give a false impression)  by songwriters with middle-class backgrounds jealous of the aura that comes with hardship, so it’s refreshing… Read more »

New Immersion Course Packages, New Discounts

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… Read more »

Try an Online Lesson for Free

Since the launching of the new program last fall, our online English conversation lessons have become very popular. Convenient, affordable, and very effective, our online classes can help you improve the two skills that most English learners feel are their weakest points: speaking and comprehension. All you need is a telephone (landline, mobile, or internet phone)… Read more »

Film Notes: Invictus

The second in a series, this article provides a preview of a movie you might like to see along with a vocabulary lesson for intermediate to advanced English learners. The selected vocabulary words are in bold and followed by succinct definitions. Sherlock Holmes was the previous article in the series – check back soon for… Read more »