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Rocky Mountain Immersion

LS + DS = RMI

Announcing our new Rocky Mountain Immersion homestay program for summer 2019!

Liberty Springs (LS) + Different Standard (DS) = Rocky Mountain Immersion (RMI).

This intensive summer learning program is set in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States for the benefit of educating and enriching the lives of young students through immersive learning.

Immersion

What is immersion and why is it important? Using as many of the 5 senses—touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste—in the learning process results in faster learning, increased comprehension and retention, and happier students who become life-long learners.

5 Main Elements

This unique summer program is built upon 5 main elements1) Intensive English and Math Instruction and Practice, 2) Nature Education and Rocky Mountain Activities, 3) Western American Culture, 4) “Bucket List” Excursions, and 5) American Family Homestay.

Intensive English and Math Instruction
Individual and small group English instruction taught by advanced degree and teaching certificate holders. Each weekday receive instruction in all aspects of English with a focus on conversation, writing, and context. Daily practical application practice for each topic. Math instruction using the innovative curriculum of Different Standard is sure to advance any student quickly.

Nature Education and Rocky Mountain Activities
Because life is more than sitting at a classroom desk a major component of RMI is learning through Nature Education and exploring the world around us. Enjoy activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, including fishing, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, etc.

Western American Culture
Learn the history of the area and immerse yourself in the local businesses, restaurants, attractions, and culture.

Bucket List Excursions
Excursions to Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Park, Goblin Valley, Olympic Park, and many other locations that you will remember forever (and brag about to your friends!).

American Family Homestay
Homestay with an American Family. Enjoy life as part of a local family.

Intensive English Instruction

Our teachers have a Master’s in Second Language Teaching, ESL endorsements and English majors as well. They also have an average of 12 years teaching experience.

While using a variety of methodologies in the classrooms, our teachers have a strong communicative and whole language approach and incorporate reliable and authentic materials in each class.

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Our lessons have real life application as well as grammar instruction.  We ensure that all four competencies of reading, writing, speaking and listening are covered as well as aspects of American culture. We have more recently made great efforts in the area of pronunciation and have been using Speech Pathologist professionals to train both our teachers and our students. 

This well-rounded program has two strong main focuses—1)loving each individual who walks through the door being certain that they feel welcomed, and 2) maintaining a high quality education program that challenges each student and allows them to progress at their own rate.

The English Language Center is the best place for adult English education in the state of Utah. Because of its excellence and effectiveness the language center boasts the following recognition:

·         ‘Best of State’ award for multiple years

·         Top ‘student progress outcomes’ organization in the state of Utah as determined by the Utah State Office of Education

·         Served students from more than 100 different countries

·         ‘Top Organization of the Year’ for Cache Valley

·         Received ‘Educators for Diversity’ award from Utah State University

Intensive Math Instruction

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Different Standard (DS) is a leader in innovative Math learning techniques and programs.

DS Creative Brain Math offers the easiest and fastest ways to learn mathematical principles with approaches to easily conceptualizing mathematics while having fun.

The DS program is committed to helping students with long term memory, and students will have greater learning achievements than other students. Furthermore, DS four levels of learning methods lead students to develop a diversity in mathematical thought and concentration habits, thereby maximizing their learning potential.

Liberty Springs is delighted to provide participants access to DS Creative Brain Math—a patented brain-developing, multi-task learning method.

Nature Education and Rocky Mountain Activities

Study hard, but play harder.

Experience life on the frontier of the Wild West. Horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, archery, water skiing, etc., etc. , and etc. Bear Lake and Tony Grove are fantastic day trips.

Western American Culture

Tour cultural heritage sites and private tours of unique local businesses central to the culture, including a chocolate factory, a creamery (ice cream!), cheese production facility, dairy farm, a theater and opera center, a child development lab, and Utah State University.

“Bucket List” Excursions

Participants enjoy a 2-day guided tour through each of the incredible, once-in-a-lifetime destinations of Yellowstone National Park and Arches National Park.

While Yellowstone and Arches produces incredible Instagram fodder and bragging rights back home, it might be the hike through the narrow slot canyon of Little Wild Horse Canyon, the Timpanogos Cave, or star gazing at the martian-like Goblin State Park (Dark Sky Certified!) that participants talk about most.

American Family Homestay Accommodations

Enjoy a homestay arrangement with a carefully selected American family—privacy and comfortable accommodations with a deep cultural experience as “part of the family.”

Program Brochure and Outline

Click here to view a program outline of the Rocky Mountain Immersion program.

Apply Now!

Apply before March 15th for an Early Bird Discount!