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Best Wishes 2009 January 25, 2009

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Best Wishes for 2009

It is now 2009. It’s hard to believe it!

2008 Highlights

2008 went by so fast, but we wanted to share some of the highlights from last year. We had a number of guests in 2008. Here are some of their pictures.

The Müller family (Klaus, Heike, and Fabian) came from Germany in January to meet Simon, who had been studying at Portland Adventist Academy.
Taiwanese university students Hankuang & Hanlun Lee were so excited to watch an NBA game live in Portland.
Japanese university student, Noriko Tsuji, visited at Easter time.
Jingmin Yang came from Taiwan and made great friends at Riverside Christian School.
Liwen (aka Vincent) Yang learned to waterski at summer camp.
Portland area high school students came to The IDEAL School with their host families for a fun party. Here Amy Hasada is shown with the Mears family.
School friends, the Canadays, celebrated Easter at The IDEAL School, where we had both a young kids’ Easter Egg Hunt & an older kids’ one along with a delicious brunch.

Danbi, Sanghoon, and Jinin had a wonderful summer at The IDEAL School, trying many new things and learning a lot of English. Friends Rachel and Susan spent a significant amount of time helping out at the school as well.

Korean mother, Jaeran, came with her children to The IDEAL School for summer vacation. In this picture, you can see students Mayson (7th grade) and Allysa (5th grade).

We had a White Christmas this year. We got over 3 feet of snow in the 2 weeks before Christmas. It was beautiful, but it was very difficult to get around much. We sledded and made snowmen and had snowball fights. Everyone had lots of fun. It was a great way to end 2008.

We love and appreciate all of you who have visited The IDEAL School. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for 2009. We will do the same for you.

What’s New

We want to take just a few moments to update you on what is going on here at The IDEAL School. Since November, Victor Perez has been volunteering here at The IDEAL School. He has been helping us with many things around the house/school, including marketing to Spanish-speaking countries. His background is in youth ministries, guitar, and electronics. If you have any questions for him, you can email him at theidealschool(at)gmail.com. As a result of his great work, we have been getting many more inquiries about our programs. Please help us spread the word about The IDEAL School.

We also want to know what is new with you. All former students and/or friends of Greg or Lisa (Knight) Davis, IDEALS, and/or The IDEAL School are kindly asked to update us with what they have been doing. You can write to us by email (http://the-ideal-school.org/contact) or by leaving a comment here on our blog for all to see.

Special Offer

We are offering a special for everyone who has registered their email with The IDEAL School. In addition, if you know of people who might want to study English in the United States, we have a system in place to show our appreciation for your referrals. In order to see more about this and future specials, please go to http://the-ideal-school.org/phplist/ to sign up. We promise not to share your contact information with anyone else. We value your privacy.

Winter Language Camps 2008-2009 October 23, 2008

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The IDEAL School is proud to announce special Winter Language Camps for children (3 and over), adults, and families.

What: A language camp gives students a chance to learn a lot of English in a short amount of time. You know about summer camp, right? You have a lot of fun learning something new in a beautiful place during the summer months. The winter language camp is the same idea—only you do it in the winter and the thing that you learn is English. You will go on excursions around the Portland, Oregon area. If there is enough snow, we will play in the snow and possibly go Mt. Hood for skiing/snowboarding.

Where: You will stay at The IDEAL School with your teachers. You will live with other students who are trying to learn English, too. And your teachers live in the same building, so you can always ask a question or get help with any problems you might have. The teachers’ 3 children also live there (ages 4, 5, and 8). The school building used to be used as a retreat center, so it is very comfortable and beautiful. It has a gorgeous view also.

How will you learn: You learn by doing. Yes, there is time spent in the classroom. We will help you develop your listening and speaking skills (and grammar, reading, writing) through class activities. However, you don’t only sit in the classroom and study. You play games, listen to music, watch movies, play sports, help cook and/or clean, etc. The learning is very fast-paced and interesting. The time flies by, as we say in English. Besides the class time there are activities every evening—movies, holiday candy making, book club, etc.

When: During international students’ winter vacation in December-February. Some students’ vacation starts just before Christmas and ends in the end of January. Others’ begins the beginning of December and ends the first week of January. Contact The IDEAL School to see if there is room during your break time.

How much: Everyone wants to know how much it will cost. The answer is it depends. If you come with a group, it is less expensive. If you come by yourself, you will need to pay a little more. Contact The IDEAL School for more information.

How to contact The IDEAL School:    Phone: 360.837.2124    
    Email: http://the-ideal-school.org/contact     Web: http://the-ideal-school.org

Unique English language school! June 7, 2007

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This is the first post of The IDEAL School blog.

We invite international students who are looking for a unique learning experience to visit us at The IDEAL School. You can find out everything you need to know about learning English in The IDEAL School at the-ideal-school.org.

If you want to learn English in a family environment, where you can see dramatic improvement because of individualized learning, you have got to study@the-ideal-school.org.