are 36 lesson hours (of 45 minutes) for
the two week course. These lessons will take place
mainly in the morning with
walks in the afternoon. The lessons will be in a
form in which students will be
able to refresh and extend their English word
power in an entertaining way.
Included in this will be information about the
area, discussion and language
games. The aim of the lessons is to relate English
to personal interests and
needs and to use and develop English in relation
to important situations.
English learning of course continues throughout
the day together with walking
We have now successfully organized these
courses for the past 27 years
and we think that people with at least a
good understanding of spoken
English and perhaps a fairly good
conversational level in English (higher
intermediate and above) can best benefit from them
and be able to keep to an
environment of total English with no other
The courses will be taught by myself personally. I
am a qualified secondary
school teacher from Britain who has a small school
in Schaffhausen in
Switzerland. I have many years experience in
teaching English at all levels and
for all purposes. For my holiday courses I try to
bring with me my most
interesting and useful material.
the Lake District the lessons will take
place in an attractive room in the same house in
which people stay. (view
under www. englishadv.com/beechtree)
the afternoon walks will be offered which
show a rich variety of farmland,
moorland, mountains and sea. The
course members should be used to walking up to 3
or 4 hours per day (perhaps
more on full days.) Often the walks will be split
into two groups to cater for
people who would prefer a longer or shorter walk.
Pick up from airport and transport to
Coniston Lake District. Evening meal in restaurant
15 July: Morning introductory lesson. Afternoon
walk through Monk house and
gardens at the end of lake, and then up to
Tarn Howes one of the most
picturesque lakes in the Lake District. Then it is
back down to Coniston
with a bird’s eye view down the whole of Coniston
Lake. (The lake is not
populated and it is possible to walk around it on
Morning lessons concentrating on the
history of this national park and important people
that live or have lived in
it. In the afternoon there will be a
walk from the Cumbrian sea coast. People
will have a choice of either walking through the
mountains back to Coniston or
walking only part of this way. Beautiful views
over the Cumbrian coast and the
mountains of the western part of the Lake District
are on offer.
Lessons in the morning giving language
actives based on nature- animals and plants. The
afternoon is free for people
to spend as they would like. In the Evening we
will all have dinner at the
famous Drunken Duck pub- known for good food and
Lessons: Again concentrating on the Lake District
and its artists and poets.
The afternoon walk will be from the Grizedale
forest's forestry centre. The
walk will start around art exhibits set in the
forest. People could then either
walk back to Coniston through the forest or
through the attractive
village of Hawkshead and its surrounding
Lessons: topic for language activities will be
people -people’s evolution, their colourful
variety and the uneasy relationship
they have with their environment. Walk: To
the heart of the Lake
District. We will be walking along a low level
ridge that gives views over
lakes and natural forests.
20 to 21
July: Weekend is free for own activities.
Advice will be given on the many possibilities.
day walk. We will travel through the Lake
District National Park past many lakes to St
Bees; a place with a history
for walking and sea cliffs offering a large
variety of birds. Hopefully puffins
will still be breeding in the area.
Lessons: About Britain. What is especially
British. Also looking at current
events and newspaper cuttings. . A moorland walk
taking in some of the large
expanses of moorland not far from Coniston. We
will be eating together in the
famous Kings Arms restaurant in Hawkshead.
Language activities to encourage social dialogue
by appealing either to
interests or entertaining social situations.
Afternoon will be a walk along the
Cumbrian coast again visiting wild life
day walk in another northern national park -
The Yorkshire Dales .This is
a very different national park with its
limestone, caves and Karst landscape.
The visit would be to Malham Cove where this
landscape is best demonstrated.)
Lessons will be based on
participant’s interests during their stay in the
Lake District. It will also be
a roundup of what we have done.
A number of local walk will be on offer
to choose from.
Breakfast and morning transport back to
the Manchester Airport.
This itinerary could be changed depending on
demand and the changing weather.
will be accompanied by at least two
people who have a rich knowledge of the