are 36 lesson hours (of 45 minutes) for the two
week course or 26 lesson hours for the 9 day
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
We have now successfully organized these
courses for the past 27 years and we think that
people with at least a good understaing of
spoken English and perhaps a farly 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 languages.
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.
In the Lake
district the lessons will take place in an
attractive room in the same house in which
people stay (view under www.
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.
14 July : Pick up from airport and
transport to Coniston Lake District. Evening
meal in restaurant in Coniston.
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 scenic paths)
16 July: 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 cost . 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.
17. July: 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 beer.
18. 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
19. 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
20 to 21 July: Weekend is free for own
activities. Advice will be given on the many
22. .Full 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.
23. 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.
Lessons: 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 sanctuaries.
25. Full 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
26. These 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.
27 July . Breakfast and morning transport
back to the Manchester Airport.
This itinerary could be changed depending on
demand and the changing weather.
The walks will be accompanied by at least two people
who have a rich knowledge of the area.