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ecocks



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Immersion Camps for Adults Reply with quote

Anyone know anything USEFUL about Immersion camps for adults?

I have a student who's wanting to do a couple of months in India and I'm looking for alternatives, considerations, etc.

I think he'd be better off going buying a ticket to the UK (can't believe I think that...), renting a place for a couple of months and taking language classes there.

Thoughts on either that idea, alternatives and India are welcome?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

India ? Why ? English is a high-prestige language there but is used by only a tiny minority. He will be exposed to some varieties of English that are non-Standard.

England ? Why ? To enrol in expensive language classes ?

use the new technology available to absorb English through radio, TV cinema and multimedia. No need to leave Poland !


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delphian-domine



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe La Linea, on the border with Gibraltar? It's warm, classes will be cheap, he can easily go and practice British English in Gibraltar any time he wants...and so on?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delphian-domine wrote:
Maybe La Linea, on the border with Gibraltar? It's warm, classes will be cheap, he can easily go and practice British English in Gibraltar any time he wants...and so on?


Thanks! I'll track it on the web and try to come up with the analysis of the info for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update/Conclusion:

My student is heading for England to spend three weeks in June. When he decided to just go there and arrange his own short class at a regular, non-immersion program my only advice was he should get out of London for a more effective language experience but...he's determined that he'll just do his classes and then find a library to hang out at or some sightseeing tours to take.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've seen, there's pretty good summer work to be had in GB.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staying in Poland and watching TV would have been cheaper - and probably more effective !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Staying in Poland and watching TV would have been cheaper - and probably more effective !


My thought as well. Still, he'll get a vacation (if you consider going to school for4-5 hours a day to be fun) and he's sure this will bring him closer to fluency.

I am more hopeful for my two who are taking a cruise in late May on an American cruise ship.
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Infinite



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

Let me know if you're still looking. I actually conduct these courses [weekend long]. PM me with questions.
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ecocks



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He went back in June for a month.

Thanks though and I hope it will help someone else.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecocks wrote:
He went back in June for a month.

Thanks though and I hope it will help someone else.


OK, cool. Thanks anyway Smile
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