it all about?
about learning English needs to practise it in real situations. On
KiwiVenture tours you are given the opportunity to speak, hear and
breathe authentic English. You order the
meal and the drinks and converse rather than your guide. This allows
you to put your English into practice with your teacher/guide on hand
to provide help and support as and where appropriate. We take you out
of the classroom and into the jungle - but with your language
instructor still at your side providing feedback and encouragment. And
as you see we really do get out into the wilderness.
Mountains Australia 2005
Get a real insight into the local
Your language adventure guide grew up
in New Zealand where he studied Journalism and Politics. Drawing on
this and experience as an English teacher he and other local guides
will inform you about
the local history and culture, it will all be in English of course. If
you ever wondered why every textbook has an article on adventure sports
in New Zealand now you get to find out why. The difference here is that
the listening, questions and discussion will all be on location. You
get to visit the traditional highlights but
we like to get a bit off the well-trodden tourist route and show you
some of the less-visited nooks and crannies of New Zealand too.
When the jet boat skipper yells out -
Hold on! We're about to do a 360° spin at 50km/h”
Kaikoura New Zealand 2005
You find that you learn English pretty fast – there is not much time
for classroom angst.
In-company courses can help some but for many they are just an ordeal.
We try to take the stress out of learning English and put the fun back
in. While you are at it we also urge you to learn a little Maori and
even talk with dolphins underwater. How you manage to talk
underwater is for you to figure out but we do know that the dolphins
respond to human noises and are extra impressed by any diving
acrobatics you can perform.
We keep away from hotels. Travelling
in small groups, we stay in people-friendly, relaxed ‘character’
accomodation of good quality. The
aim is to create intimate settings where you can mix with folks from
Britain, the US, Ireland, Japan and so on – after all the language of
travel is English. For more details on each day’s accommodation just
have a look at the programme.
Food and wine
New Zealand boasts a fast growing
reputation as home to some fine new world wines and Pacific rim
cuisine. We try to sample something different each day and visit the
wine-growing region of Marlborough to taste the real McCoy. And a glass
of wine or two does help get your English going. And Scotland is far
more than haggis and tatties.
There is a good reason why
tours are limited in number.
Participants for each tour are, as far as possible, matched with others
with complimentary personalities and common interests. Also, your guide
tries to include individual wishes and focus on your individual English
learning needs. The idea is to offer rich and rewarding encounters with
local people and other travellers providing some depth to your visit.
Rotorua New Zealand 2005