“Immersion” is when something or someone is completely surrounded by something else. So, to learn the English language by immersion, you must surround yourself with the language all the time. This learning method has been scientifically proven to change the way your brain works, and helps you think like a native. This is because you are exposed to the language and culture every day, rather than a couple of hours per week in a classroom.
Consider how a baby learns to speak. They come into the world without understanding anything around them, but they are surrounded by people speaking a certain language. Slowly but surely, they learn new words until they are completely fluent, all by listening and watching the people around them. The immersion method is very similar to this process. The point is; the more you’re surrounded by people speaking a certain language, the more likely you are to pick it up and piece together certain words, until you can have a fluent conversation with someone.
By relocating to an English speaking country to learn the language, either for a long or short period of time, it’s highly likely that you will you will pick it up fairly quickly. You will have to order food restaurants in English and ask for directions in English; essentially, you will be forced to use the language outside of your classroom.
There are other steps you can take to truly immerse yourself in the English language, such as changing the language on your phone and social media accounts. You could join online forums where you can chat to other people in English over instant messenger. It’s also worth watching TV shows and movies in English; first with subtitles and then eventually without them. Furthermore, you could read English books or listen to English music.
At Our World English we offer excellent quality summer courses to help our students learn English in a truly immersive environment. Please contact us for further information!
Our centres are based in impressive schools, surrounded by beautiful countryside. They are located in London and the South East of England.
Our range of courses embrace a combination of learning with leisure, so that each student has a memorable experience.
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Our centres are conveniently located so that both educational and personal trips are trouble-free. We also boast outstanding sports facilities.
The aim of the course is to improve English comprehension skills, along with grammar and pronunciation.
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This course offers boys and girls aged 8-17 the opportunity to develop their theatrical skills in Drama and Dance.
These courses, run in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, are open to boys aged 8-17.
This course is open to 14-17 year olds with a minimum of level of B2 English.
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These courses provide a combination of tennis coaching, English classes and a programme of social activities.
Our Intensive Academic Programme course is aimed at students wishing to sharpen their academic abilities.
This course is aimed at pupils aged 8-14, including native speakers.
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