New Jersey and NYC

The Educational Experience

Come live in English in New Jersey and New York City, with us!
October 27th to November 3rd, 2018

Intermediate level only

 

We will speak/eat/travel in English only all week. You will live in an elegant hotel with us in a sophisticated and residential part of New Jersey, a small city called Asbury Park.

Immersion will allow you to quickly improve your English, we have orchestrated interactive experiences for the entire week with locals from New Jersey and New York City. You will have local excursions and (very brief) classes every day from 9:00-5:00. We eat (or make!) dinner together from 7:00-9:00 every night.

There are only two levels: Beginner or Intermediate (+). All students in your group have similar levels, and we will work toward your specific goals. All materials (video/audio/text) are prepared for you and included in the experience. You will be gently pushed to interact with locals all week; our expert team will make using English fun and rewarding.

Your entire experience with us is curated and ultra private; limited invitations are distributed. Two American teachers/guides are present all day, eight students maximum per group. You will accumulate over 50 (fifty) hours of high-quality interaction in English throughout the week; you will do this across all modalities: speaking, listening, reading, writing.

The accommodations and meals are carefully selected for our clientele, we will go to the best restaurants in New Jersey and NYC (provided that only English is spoken at the establishment). All meals are included in the experience, and basic wine is also included. A little wine will help enhance your knowledge of American culture.

Typical Day

07:00-9:00 a.m.: Breakfast

Breakfast served in hotel; hotel staff instructed to only serve you in English. Options for private walking/biking tours available. Our expert American teachers are there to chat if you want.

9:00am-12:00pm: Daily excursion

Every activity is task-based. You will be given your task before we leave, e.g., “Report how many coffee shops are in Tribeca. We will only be there for 90 minutes, you must ask at least 5 locals for this information.”

12:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch

Only English spoken.

3:00pm-5:00pm: Lessons

Brief lesson in hotel conference room, overlooking Madison Avenue. All students will report their task in English. Teachers will provide some grammar and vocabulary lessons after every student presents. This way, your learning and our teaching is truly experiential.

5:00pm-7:00pm: Free time

Our expert American teachers are available for a walk through Central Park, or a walk to the East River, if you want to stroll and chat with them.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Dinner

Dinner at a local restaurant, where arrangements have already been made with staff—everyone must negotiate their order! (On two of the six nights, we will cook dinner together with at a cooking school in Manhattan; the tasks on those two days may revolve around preparing for the recipe.)

 

Requirements:

  • 21 years old minimum
  • If you are a Beginner, you must learn these 200 words/expressions before the trip (link with audio examples here). Advice will be provided for study techniques.
  • If you are Intermediate (+), you must speak with us on the phone before registering. We will have a casual chat in English.