Coromandel Outdoor Language Centre in New Zealand has added English with Environmental Studies to its range of outdoor-based English language programmes. The course gives students the chance to learn English by doing environmental studies and research in a variety of locations on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.
The three-week course consists of regular English language classes in the morning and specialised English studies through environmental activities in the afternoon. The programme includes topics such as Costal Protection, Endangered Species, Gold mining, Marine Environment, and Sustainable Land Use. Students will meet professional environmentalists working to save New Zealand’s endangered species and protect and enhance Coromandel’s fragile environment. Students will also work with representatives from a variety of fields such as farming, fishing, horticulture local and national government, who will share their expertise and answer questions.
The first course runs from 03-21 October 2011. Course dates for 2012 are 30 April -19 May and 01-19 October. The minimum English level is Pre-Intermediate (CEFR A2-B1) and a pre-test is available if students are unclear about their level. Students will also need comfortable walking shows and a rain jacket.