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English Learning Immersion Retreat. Overview. To Promote and facilitate the use of English in a social context To gain awareness and additional understanding of inter-cultural interaction To Provide real social interaction with real people in a real setting.

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english learning immersion retreat
English Learning Immersion Retreat

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

overview
Overview
  • To Promote and facilitate the use of English in a social context
  • To gain awareness and additional understanding of inter-cultural interaction
  • To Provide real social interaction with real people in a real setting.
  • To Increase understanding and ability to interact in a actual English situation

The Programme is aimed at the acquisition of grammar, language techniques, and the soft linguistic skills of application usage and vocabulary.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • English Immersion Retreats offer real world access and conversations with English native speakers from around the Globe
  • Our goal is to assist our clients to gain a real understanding of the workings of English in everyday settings
  • Participants will interact in English from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

mission statement ii
Mission Statement II
  • Social English is the business aspect of fluency for most native German and other language speakers:
      • Who would like to start or carry on their life in an English speaking environment
  • During our Programme, you will have the opportunity to interact socially, discussing a wide range of topics with English native speakers from around the Globe.
  • You will be exposed to English accents, dialects and daily speech. You will refine your own comprehension and ability to communicate more effectively in English.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

our group leaders
Our Group Leaders
  • Our group leaders are professional teacher trainers with a university degree

Our Speakers and Trainers

  • Our speakers and trainers are business professionals, professional
  • teachers and university students in the final year of their Programme
  • They have a diverse range of backgrounds and interests
  • From English speaking countries around the globe

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

programme
Programme
  • Participants will interact in English from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.
  • Mornings
      • Are devoted to individual conversations, with partners changing every ninety minutes
  • After lunch
      • A series of various activities will encourage group interaction
  • Evenings
      • Are for social diversions. The ratio of English speakers to seminar participants will always remain balanced

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module 1 1
Module: 1:1

You will not be left on your own. We will always be there, ready to guide and assist you to obtain your objectives.

The ratio of English speakers to seminar participants will remain even 1:1.

The Programmes are held off site, away from the distractions of daily life. We recommend that you leave your electronic distractions at home if at all possible.

There are planned activities to suit all interests. While every day is the same, English from waking to sleeping; each day is uniquely different, with varied discussions, experiences and contacts.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

seminar locations
Seminar Locations
  • Stay in beautiful Switzerland for a period of 3, 5 or 7 days in a spectacular surrounding.
      • Hotel Fürigen **** 6363 Fürigen am Bürgenstock
      • Schloss-Hotel **** Swiss-Chalet 6402 Merlischachen
      • Seminarhotel Sempacheresee *** 6207 Nottwil
      • Paradieshotel Rotschuo **** 6442 Gersau

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

real life excursion
Real Life Excursion

In the 7-day Programme, a one and a half day trip to the United Kingdom is included.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

type of programme and costs
Type of Programme and Costs:
  • 3 days CHF 4.000
  • 5 days CHF 6.000
  • 7 days CHF 8.000 (including a trip to the UK)
  • Costs include:
      • Programme
      • Single Room
      • Meals
      • Activities

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

modules
Modules
  • One to One (1:1)
  • Functional Language
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Culture
  • Accent Training
  • Language Outings

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module one to one 1 1
Module:One to One (1:1)

Participants receive individual tuition in English. Content will be tailored directly to participants’ needs according to the information given to Ascensus in the application questionnaire.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module functional language
Module:Functional Language
  • Participants meet in small groups to practice the language necessary for everyday life. Higher level groups will focus on business language in this module. Content may include topics such as:
      •  At the station
      •  Going to the doctor/ dentist
      •  Telephone skills
      •  Shopping Small talk and coffee
      •  Making presentations etc.
  • The Programme will concentrate on both language structure and vocabulary.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module small group discussions
Module:Small Group Discussions

Participants get a chance to speak English with other participants and trainers in a more natural situation.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module culture
Module: Culture
  • Language learning success is maximised by a better understanding of the culture of the target country. Content will include areas such as:
      • Business and general etiquette
      • Visiting colleagues and friends
      • Roles of men and women
      • Food and drink
      • Enjoying free time

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

module accent training
Module:Accent Training
  • Understanding different accents can be a problem even at higher levels
  • Exposure to different accents through listening exercises
  • Working on your own pronunciation

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

language outings
Language Outings

Participants take a lesson in a sport or hobby in the English language. Alternatively the language trainer may take the participant into the community to practice the target language. It is important to get out of the hotel in the afternoons.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

guest speakers
Guest Speakers
  • Each course will have a number of speakers who come to discuss issues relevant to expatriate life covering topics such as:
      • Personal experiences on international assignments
      • Tax and social security issues
      • International business practices
      • Case studies
  • Participants will be prepared for the speakers by their language trainers and will have another session with the trainer following the speaker's address. This will allow participants to recycle vocabulary and ask further questions as necessary.

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

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Sample Course

Excursion

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

excursion
Excursion

To tie in with cultural aims, the excursion will include trainers and participants and will culminate in the participants preparing their own meal, either a BBQ in the forest, on a farm, or fondue in a traditional setting with support from the trainers.

Trekking Swimming Cycling

Skiing Horseback Riding Carriage Rides

Tennis Golf Shopping

Movies Music Museums

Churches Historic Monuments Places of Interest

Folk Art Excursions Sailing

Rafting Mountain Climbing other

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

ascensus immersion course needs assessment
Ascensus Immersion Course: Needs Assessment
  • General Language Skills
  • Functional Language
  • Culture (country: moving to/have moved to)
  • General Learning
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Language Outing
  • Language Ability

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

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Ascensus AG “the language experience”

Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

Ascensus AG “the language experience”

Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35

Ascensus AG Wieslergasse 2 - CH - 8049 Zürich - bbruno@ascensus.ch - Tel. +41 79 448 39 35