04841 28 Gay Street
The Penobscot School offers language classes and international cultural learning events to adults and children in several communities along the coast of Maine throughout the years. Students and friends of the school take a special interest in meeting and helping adult students from around the world who come to learn English while living for three weeks in the town and community of Rockland.
The special features of the English Immersion course are specifically directed to provide students with the results and benefits obtained by their active participation in all the activities that the course offers. Features of English Immersion: use English all day, every day, for three weeks; speak English in different contexts – your host family, the classroom, group activities, the larger community; speak English in many situations - shopping, cooking, meals, the telephone, open discussions, group trips, team projects, recreation, sports, social events, and cultural activities; listen to others speaking English – both native and non-native speakers; read English in different forms – newspapers, magazines, brochures, books, signs, directions, recipes, short articles for discussion, research for team projects, information about personal interests; write English - for everyday forms of communication and for specific purposes; live with a host family - sharing their unique family life in their community; experience different teachers – who use a variety of teaching styles and give attention to the different needs of students; participate in activities with fellow students - shared meals, planning activities, recreational trips, cultural events, exploring the community; live and learn in a town and community - where the pace of life allows people time to meet and talk with visitors; experience learning in a natural and relaxed environment - “almost like a vacation.”
There are 20 hours of classroom instruction each week. Each session is limited to 18 adult students, age 21 or older. The usual class size is 5 to 8 students. Students also have extensive informal contact with teachers
Three-week course - $2,400