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English Immersion | How to Travel the US and Learn English

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 08:26 AM

English immersion English immersion is the best way or perhaps the only way to learn English.

Maybe you have tried an English immersion class before but classes are not the only way to become immersed in the English language.

There is a much more fun and interesting way to learn through English immersion.

Summer is here and it's a great time to travel and see the United States. If you do it right, you can also improve your English through traveling and talking with people that you meet along the way.

In this conversation, I spoke with another native English speaker to find out his recommendations for some great places to travel in the western United States.

Listen to the conversation and get some ideas for your summer English immersion travel experience!


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 Tips for English immersion through travel:


  • Try to travel alone. Why? Because you are much more likely to start conversations and practice your English with new people if you are alone. If you decide to travel in a group, travel with native English speakers if possible.
  • Go to places where you are likely to run into American people- smaller towns instead of big cities
  • Ride trains and busses more often than taking a car so that you will have more opportunities to practice your English with people on the train



 What are some popular US travel destinations?


 Listen to the conversation and find out!






Take this quiz to check your listening:


English immersion through US travel listening quiz


Traveling West Comprehension Quiz




Learn 5 new vocabulary words from the conversation:


Conversation listening script and new vocabulary words


We hope this post helps you plan your next trip around the United States! Remember, traveling in the U.S. is a great way to learn English! For more great ideas about how to learn English in the United States, please follow us on Twitter!



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photo credit- gmark1


Topics: English Lessons, Advice for English Students, How to Learn English, United States Culture, English Conversation, Listening Practice

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