Oxford English Cycling Holidays in Slovenia

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Cycling in Slovenia with view of the Slovene Alps

Cycling in Slovenia with view of the Slovene Alps

 

What is special about this offer?

  1. The combination of cycling for pleasure and English conversation with two English teachers from Oxford, plus lovely Slovenian scenery
  2. English conversation practice which is focused not only on how to express your meaning clearly but also on:
  • how to follow conversation between English native speakers
  • practising how to join in the conversation of native English speakers or people who speak English very well and quite fast
  • Instruction on the advantages, pitfalls and differences of English Language usage
  • Practice of colloquial British English, English as a “lingua franca” and sophisticated English language.

The holiday

Participants will all be people who enjoy interesting conversation, cycling in lovely countryside and who can speak English (see English levels below). Bicycles will be provided. You will be accommodated in pleasant small hotels in double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Hotels are chosen for their character, location and their cooking. Single bedrooms are available for a small additional cost of about 40 Euros per night.

Group

For groups of 4-6 people: friends coming together as one group or for individuals booking separately

Dates

There will be 4 cycling holidays per year between May and November. Dates as follows:

  • 17-21 September 2015
  • New! 28 Oct – 1 Nov 2015
  • 19-23 May 2016
  • 23-27 June 2016

Note: the date may be slightly adjusted according to participant availability.

For groups of 4-6 friends coming together as one group, specific dates can be agreed, subject to availability.

Contact us on +44 7739 115840 
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A typical day

  • English conversation throughout
  • A leisurely breakfast
  • After breakfast, “English Spotlight” (see below)
  • Cycling on specially selected routes through lovely countryside
  • Regular stops for a snack, drinks and lunch
  • Information about aspects of history or significant places in Slovenia
  • After lunch “English Spotlight”
  • Return in time to relax before dinner
  • Dinner with good food, wine and conversation

The English Spotlight

Richard Haill

Richard Haill, English Teacher and University Lecturer in Oxford

The “English Spotlight” is a more formal lesson of about 30 minutes which will take place at the end of meals, with specific comments on English language used during the day’s conversation (e.g. vocabulary, pronunciation). Optional.

Our English teachers are experienced in helping foreigners speak English confidently. If you are good at English you can have demanding discussions on topics, such as politics, world literature, international business

Group size

There are 6 client places on the holiday so the number of clients in the group may vary slightly:

  • Max: 6
  • Min: 3

Flexibility

On Day 1 we find out from each client their preferences, because each one may have different priorities, for instance:

  • You may want no correction to your English
  • You may want lots of feedback and correction
  • You may want to learn new vocabulary
  • You may just want to practise using English with no feedback

We will take account of your wishes, managing the practice and support we give to suit each person.

Take the first step

Alison Haill

Alison Haill, English Teacher and Coach

Contact us for more information and to book!

Email ushaillrick@gmail.com

Telephone Alison on +447739115840

The price

Included in the price are all the following:

  • Your short break (5 days)
  • English teachers from Oxford
  • Pleasant cycling
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Slovenia
  • Guided cycling tours
  • All day informal conversation training
  • Language feedback, if you want it
  • Language correction when typical or essential mistakes occur, if you want it
  • The “English Spotlight” at the end of meal times. Optional.
  • All meals, with local wine or beer included
  • Two additional coffee breaks every day
  • Hiring of cycles
  • Group transfer organised from nearby airport or station

Note: All activities marked optional or if you want it are already included in the price. Extra coaching in specific areas can be requested for an additional fee.

The price per person is £990 (pounds sterling). Including non-returnable deposit of £250.

Customised holidays. We can arrange a holiday just for your group, based on your preferences (e.g. 5-star hotel, longer holiday, personalised 1:1 lessons, larger/smaller group, high-end bicycles, etc). This will be priced separately. Just contact us to inquire.

How do I pay?

To read about how to pay and other questions, see FAQs below.

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To book, please contact us or to request further information:

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to ask about:

  • English level?
  • Cycling skills?
  • Flights?
  • How do I pay?
  • Other details?

We answer your Frequently Asked Questions about Oxford English Cycling here: click here for answers .

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