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It is difficult learning a new language. It is even more difficult learning a new language outside the context of where that language is spoken. The answer? To place ones self among people who speak the language. However, not everyone can afford to travel to a different country to learn that language. The alternative? An english immersion program. I believe a setting such as a camp would make the ideal location for an english immersion program. One of the top benefits to an in-country english Immersion Camp (EIC) is financial. The majority of people wanting to learn english in other countries don't have the finances to travel abroad for an extended period of time to immerse themselves in english. By offering a small setting within their country they can experience, albeit for a short period of time, what it is like to be in an english-speaking country for a fraction of the cost. Not only do they not have the travel expenses, but they won't have as much lost wages that would come from taking an extended leave from their job. Depending of the size of the program, they may not have to miss work at all if it can be done on weekends or during their vacation times. Bottom line is that it could be made affordable to just about anyone. Another obvious benefit to an EIC is the immersion factor. In normal english programs students come to a classroom for an hour a two every week and then return to their lives and their language. The majority of english teachers try to encourage as much english interaction as possible in that time, but the reality is that the students return immediately to their native language once outside the classroom door. Within an immersion program the students remain surrounded by english from the time they get up till the time they go to bed. This intense environment forces the students to remain in an english mindset for extended periods of time, helping to ingrain the language. Thirdly, but certainly not least is the setting that a camp can provide. Often motivation is lacking in certain english students, especially children and teenagers. The variety of activities that a camp can provide would help boost that motivation. By utilizing the “fun” factor the students will be learning to use their language on a deeper level. Rather than shouting out in their own language they will be encouraged to use english to express their emotions. Over a period of a few days they would start to use their new-found language skills as a natural reaction and not just as a memory exercise. Also, the camp setting can be adapted for virtually any kind of student; beginner to advanced, children to adults, tourist to business person, men and women. You could even mix these groupings together for a variety of experiences. All things considered an EIC, in my opinion, would create the ideal setting to learn english. It makes english immersion affordable, accessible and fun. The dynamic and versatile setting can be utilized for nearly any student of english. Who wouldn't want to spend a week at camp learning english? In the end, they might not even realize they're learning, but just absorbing and practicing naturally.