|English lessons: |
Our program is set up to get you speaking and comprehending conversational English quickly. When you participate in our "English and Country Life Courses", you'll notice improvement right away. You'll spend two hours, each class day, studying English with a certified English teacher. Class sizes don't exceeded four students, assuring every student the individual attention necessary.
The content of our English classes is specifically designed to prepare you for afternoon activities. Afternoon activities capitalize on your freshly-learned vocabulary, involving you in seasonal, country-living activities: farming; gardening; canoeing; rural cooking; food processing; camping; and much more.
In the evenings, you'll be welcomed back to your home-stay families, where real language submersion happens. You'll discover your home-stay family's way of life, their culture, and their personalities. Through these relationships, your English language skills will be put into use, naturally!
Activities are the key to our program. Energetic and adventurous, physically-active opportunities set us apart from other English schools. Our programming is interactive, educational, and fun! The English and Country Life Courses inherently base activities on country living, fun, and function. Participants learn about gardening, cooking, organic agriculture, food processing, and folk life. We'll go canoeing, camping, hiking, horse-back riding, and rock climbing - just to name a few possibilities. We will also enjoy relaxing activities like shopping, going out for music and attending farmers markets. Check out our activities list for further information on our fun and exciting activities options!
In the second week of you're Stay here, we'll go for our big adventure camping trip! We'll head out Wednesday after morning English class, and spend Two days and one night camping at one of Wisconsin's many wonderful park. Wisconsin's vast forest and rolling hill make for great hiking, swimming, canoeing, building campfires, camp-cooking, and spending time together. After two fun days out under the big Blue sky we'll load up and head back to our home-stay families. They'll want to hear about our exciting adventures!
Home-stay families, transportation and meals:
Home-stay is an awesome experience! You'll live and participate in the American way of life. Home-stay is proven to accelerate your ability to learn a foreign language. Home-stay provides unique insights to the culture of a household. Our program is based in a rural environment, so your home-stay families reside in small towns or on local farms. You're family is selected to fit you, specifically! While living with your home-stay family you'll join them in their daily activities. You'll be provided with a private bedroom. You'll also enjoy breakfast and dinner with your home-stay family. You'll be responsible for buying your own lunch - there are wonderful eating choices in the town of Viroqua. Participating as consumers will help you exercise your English comprehension. You won't have to spend money on transportation! The Little Country School van will pick you up and bring you to town. In town, you'll attend class and eat lunch with the rest of the students. After lunch, it's afternoon activities! When the day draws to a close, we'll bring you back to your home-stay families where you can relax, laugh, and talk about another exciting day with the Little Country School!
Why study English in Viroqua, Wisconsin?
We base our program in rural Wisconsin, where people speak slowly and are super-friendly, where home-stay families live in quaint, peaceful country homes and where the rolling hills and winding rivers make for infinite outdoor adventure. Wisconsin also leads the USA in high standards for education. In fact, Viroqua has the most private schools of any small rural community in America! People value education here. When you visit this small agricultural community through the Little Country School, you're stepping way off of the tourist trail and into a real American community.
About our location!
You will NOT need a Student Visa to attend our study-tours. Our English and Country Life courses fall into the category of "Tourist Activities". So come on over with the ease of a tourist visa.