IELTS Intensive Camp
Chiang Mai, Summer 2020

Full Room & Board  : 30,195 THB  

Start Date: July 8-14 / 15-21 /22-28 /29-Agust 4


Explore the wonders of Chiang Mai while completing an intensive 20 hour IELTS course in a total English environment.  Divide time between intensive Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking modules with certified IELTS instructors who will lead individual and group activities designed to improve your IELTS test scores.  Afterward, reinforce the day’s instruction with excursions and enrichment activities around Chiang Mai, including Reforestation, Thai cooking, Elephant Conservation, Muay Thai, and White Water Rafting.     


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai, the heart of Northern Thailand. Meet your instructors and the other students in your cohort, then settle into your accommodations. In the afternoon play team-building and ice-breaking games to get to know your colleagues, then enjoy a delicious Northern Thai dinner.   

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House


Day 2: Speaking Practice, Reforestation on Doi Suthep

In the morning, delve into the speaking section of the IELTS with introductions, interviews, two-way discussions, mock speaking tests, strategies, and oral presentations. In the afternoon, head up Doi Suthep mountain to work with biologists from Chiang Mai University on ongoing reforestation projects in the mountains overlooking Chiang Mai. Hike through primary forests collecting seeds and then head back to the nursery to help plant and transplant the native tree species. Stop at Doi Suthep temple on the way down the mountain and visit     the Na Mo market in the evening.

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House


Day 3: Listening Strategies and Elephant Conservation

Begin the day going over important strategies for the listening portion of the IELTS, then practicing with a multitude of different listening exercises and taking a practice listening test. You’ll also learn some valuable approaches to expanding your lexical resources. Int her afternoon head out into the nearby mountains to an elephant sanctuary to work with some of Thailand’s biggest inhabitants. Get up close and personal with these amazing gentle giants and make some new four-legged friends.

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House


Day 4: Reading Comprehension and Thai Cooking Class

Work with your instructor on techniques for skimming and scanning long texts and how to use your time efficiently. As a group, go over some practice passages and a test to improve your reading comprehension. In the afternoon we will head to a nearby market with a local chef to purchase ingredients for your own cooking class. Head to the kitchen to prepare meat and vegetables, then learn the secrets of Thai cuisine with step by step instructions in English. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with a communal dinner and have some time to settle and digest with group games in the evening.

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House


Day 5: Writing Practice and White Water Rafting

Start today with an overview of the IELTS writing test and what to expect. Then go over some important writing strategies and practice individual writing tasks before jumping into a practice writing test. Finish the day with an excursion north to the Mae Taeng river for a White Water Adventure in one of Chiang Mai’s most scenic mountain valleys. Explore the river from your boat and navigate the exciting rapids with English instruction from your river guides.

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House

Day 6: IELTS Practice Test and Muay Thai

Start with a warm-up and review, before putting all of the IELTS knowledge you have accumulated over the course of the week to the test as you undertake a comprehensive IELTS Practice Exam. Go through each module in the allotted time as if you were actually taking the exam. After finishing the practice exam, let off some steam with a Muay Thai or Kickboxing training session. Learn the basics of this ancient martial art and practice the punching, kicking, and blocking with professional instructors. Finish the day with a visit to Chiang Mai’s famous Night Bazaar for an evening of shopping and exploring the many souvenirs and curiosities on sale. 

Overnight: Chiang Mai Base House

Day 7: Head Home

After an amazing week improving your IELTS proficiency, while exploring the wonders of Chiang Mai and meeting new friends from around the world, it will be time to head home.  Say goodbye to your instructors as your board your flight home.

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