Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Come learn ESL English as a second language on our wilderness ranch!

Testimonial from Norway!

Our ESL English as a second language program allows many young people around the world to experience the wilderness while improving on their English skills. Today we have a testimonial from Marte, a Norwegian student who truly loved her experience here at Chilcotin Holidays guest ranch.

"When I discovered that my job actually gave out scholarships for me to improve my ESL English as a second language, I tried to find a place that was as far away from all the places my colleagues would go to as I could. And guess what I found- right in the middle of nowhere; a perfect experience- I could live on a ranch, learn English in the mornings, and do ranch activities/work in the evenings. Four weeks of wilderness life in Canada for sure sounded more exciting than two weeks in some big city (coming from a wilderness girl trapped in a city girls life)
The ranch truly gave me an experience I will never forget.
Hopefully my English has improved, I have quit smoking, I have been able to try out so many things I never thought I would do - driving a tractor, driving a skidder, using a chainsaw, shooting clay pigeons (and even hitting one), a lot of riding on wonderful mountain horses and on amazing trails, lariat-throwing, and I was even allowed to bake as many cakes as I wanted to every time I was in the need of being domestic ;)
The best thing, however, and the most life-changing experience for me at the ranch, was all the wonderful conversations I had with the people staying here. Conversations that made me really want to change things, and to challenge myself on higher levels than I am doing at the moment. To be more aware of my comfort zones, so that I will more likely will step out of those zones in order to develop myself and to become more content with life. I have decided to give meditation a try, to help me handle my stress levels, and I've become more aware of the use of setting goals and having priorities in life. I leave the ranch with so many great memories, and I wish one day I could come back for the guide school or for the chance to ride up to the top of the mountains, to run into a grizzly bear (on its good day) and to experience even more wilderness..."
Marte, Norway

There are many other people on the ESL English as a second language program with similar stories, feel free to contact Amy, the ESL Coordinator at info@eslwildernessranch.com or call the Chilcotin Holiday ranch at 250-238-2274.


About Unknown

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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