Backcountry Language Learning

From CAD $170.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Apsley, Ontario
  • Product code: BLL2

The Land believes that a backcountry experience is a rich opportunity for learning across a variety of disciplines of content and skills.  Our team has a very strong foundation of English language instruction, and we have designed a Canadian wilderness experience that incorporates elements from at least five contemporary pedagogical approaches to ESL and EFL instruction, including:        

1. Total Physical Response

2. Content Language Integrated Learning & Skills Language Integrated Learning

3. Task Based Learning

4. Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling

5. Communicative Language Teaching

Outcomes of this experience:

Inherently communicative setting  

Two, Three and Four skills lessons 


Functional language 

Fluency and pronunciation 

Wilderness skills and Canadian culture 



Emphasis on homegrown, organic and locally-sourced foods
Kosher, Halal and veggie options available
Snacks and drinks

Expedition Equipment

16' Expedition canoes
Paddles, PFDs and throwbags, helmets when necessary
Tents - high-quality dome-tents 2, 3, 4 per tent options
Kitchen - Tarp, cooking stoves, dinnerware, 
Barrels and Wannigans for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

Wilderness First Responder Equipment, Communications Equipment


Rendezvous varies depending on location: Anstruther Lake, Bottle Lake, Coon Lake, Long Lake Access points. Transport options also available, with pickups from Trent University, Downtown Peterborough, Union Station, Pearson International, Billy Bishop International