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Register for 5% Early Registration Discount by Feb. 28

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

 

Register now for an English immersion course in 2014 and receive a 5% early registration discount.

Our intensive English courses in the small, friendly, seaside town of Camden, Maine, will help you raise your English level quickly and efficiently.

2014 English Immersion Courses Begin May 12

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

English immersion students on excursion in Camden, Maine.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 for English Immersion students afloat in Camden harbor.English immersion students enjoying the view from Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine.

Sailing, Hiking Plus English Immersion Summer 2014

Friday, February 8th, 2013

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.

Register by January 15 for 5% Discount

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Acadia Center English student at work in study center.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.

Acadia Center English students on hike up Mount Battie in Camden, Maine.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!

 

Camden Trail Named One of World’s Most Scenic Walks

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A trail on Bald Mountain in Camden Hills State Park, a popular destination for Acadia Center excursions, has been named one of the world’s most scenic walks by Departures travel website.

Dining and Day Trips in Midcoast Maine

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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.

Register Now for $50/Week Discount

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Register by April 30, 2012, to qualify for an Early Registration discount of $50 per week 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. Join us in Maine this summer or fall!

Early Registration Discount for 2012 English Immersion Courses

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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.

Maine Lobster Festival Coming to Town Aug. 3

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

In the annual tribute to Maine’s premier seafood, the Maine Lobster Festival comes to Rockland, Maine, August 3-7. Good food, good music, and the ever-popular lobster crate races.

Hike up Ragged Mountain

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Writing about your experiences in a full immersion English course is a great way to help yourself remember the vocabulary you’ve learned. It also encourages you to start thinking in English, rather than translating words that are new for you into your native language.

Last week, Daniela, human resources director for a software company in Bonn, Germany, and English immersion course student at Acadia Center for the second time, wrote an essay about her hike up Ragged Mountain, a favorite spot for local hikers here in Maine. Her guide was renowned artist and illustrator Anthony (Chip) Bacon Venti. After going over the essay carefully with her teacher, Daniela revised it and now you can read the result:

An Easter Sunday Hike

On Easter Sunday I went on a hike with Tomm’s friend Chip whom I have met before. He knew that I had the day off from classes and offered to show me parts of his home state. I really appreciated his offer and he picked me up on Easter Sunday at 11 am. First we drove to Lincolnville and he showed me the beautiful view from Point Lookout which was formerly  a private property. Now there is a kind of upscale restaurant inside. You can even sit on the deck if the weather is warm and sunny enough and enjoy the scenery.

Chip told me the name of some islands and mountains we could see and pointed to an island where celebrities like Kirstie Alley and John Travolta own a vacation home. Further away we could identify some offshore wind turbines which must be huge if they can be seen from that distance.

We took some pictures and than we drove to a parking lot at Route 17 which is at the beginning of the Georges Highland Path. We took our knapsacks from the backseat of his car and started the hike.

The trail was marked by blue markers on trees and rocks and sometimes it was difficult to identify exactly where the path might be. But Chip always found another marker and then we went on. The first part of the trail was not very steep but after about one hour it became a steep climb. Surprisingly we were overtaken by a couple who were running up the hill! We  kept up our pace and the last 20 minutes the path led over rocks until we reached the summit. On the top of the mountain stands a huge tower which apparently receives or sends data. We rested at the foot of the tower for a while and enjoyed our picnic. Chip did some sketches of the panorama and explained the landmarks to me. Then we went back downhill the same way we had gone up.

The whole hike took about 4 hours and was a really unique experience. Later he gave me a ride home to Acadia Center. I have to admit that I was really tired after that but I am glad I had the opportunity to see what I have seen.