Walk, Talk and Learn

What are the most effective and efficient ways to learn?

At Intrepid English, our students often ask us this question. Everyone wants to find the fastest, easiest way to learn and remember vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. The reason this question is tricky to answer is that each student learns in their own unique way. The good news is; science can help us to understand the methods that work best for many of us, and you may be surprised to learn what they are. Did you know that exercise can improve our ability to learn and remember things? Studies have shown that learning new vocabulary whilst doing some gentle exercise increases our ability to remember what we have learned. Exercising while learning is very effective. It’s even more effective when that is combined with what is known as Active Learning.


Active Learning

Active Learning is when we learn by interacting with content. For example, if you learn vocabulary about castles in the morning, and then visit Edinburgh Castle later that day…that’s Active Learning. You are engaging with a castle and helping your brain to remember all the vocabulary about castles that you learned earlier that day. Here at Intrepid English, we’re combining English and gentle exercise to make your learning journey as fun and as easy as possible. How? Our Edinburgh Intrepid English Experience offers a whole week of immersive English lessons while you explore the beautiful, historic city of Edinburgh. Each morning, you’ll have tailor-made English lessons designed to teach you useful and interesting English vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Each afternoon, you’ll be guided on a walking tour around Edinburgh with our local expert, Elspeth. This winning combination gives you the opportunity to use all the new things you learned that day.


Can walking and talking help me learn English?

Walking will give you the exercise you need to help you remember your new vocabulary, giving your brain an extra boost of power and providing you with the opportunity to use the language that you have learned with your teacher and fellow students. Exercising while learning and practising English enhances our memories and keeps us fit. When combined with Active Learning, exercise makes sure you maximise your English learning experience. If you think this sounds like a great way to learn, why not join our Edinburgh Intrepid English Experience. We can’t wait to welcome you to Edinburgh and to walk and talk with you while you learn English and have fun!

On the fourth day…I realised that simultaneously having mental and physical stimulation is the most effective way of studying! Also, the beer and meal we had together after this day were unforgettable, of course.
This blog was written by Intrepid English teacher, Gemma. Find out more about Gemma on her Intrepid English Teacher profile page


Come and experience the magic of Edinburgh!

Book your place on the Edinburgh Intrepid English Experience 2nd-8th September 2019.

English students can develop their language skills while exploring the beautiful city of Edinburgh. You will stay in luxury accommodation in the stunning area of Stockbridge and study English with Lorraine, the founder of Intrepid English. In the afternoons, students will enjoy a daily guided tour with Elspeth, our expert tour guide.

Come and see why Edinburgh has inspired so many brilliant minds throughout history and is a UNESCO City of Literature.

The Edinburgh Intrepid English Experience twice per year: in May and September. If you would like to join us on a future course, please email us at Intrepid English to find out more.

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