Welcome to iMartian, an international Buckminster College language immersion programme for 8 – 12 year old space travellers. Discover Martian English on a daily 15 to 20 minutes basis and build your language skills each day with engaging challenges, in a small group, live, online and accompanied by a professional Buckminster College language instructor. Your little space traveller will discover and explore the English language during one year. Fluent conversational English on a B2 level is the objective.
Imagine you are 9 years old and part of the first group of humans travelling to Mars in the LOKI-1, an interstellar spacecraft. Through the window you see earth getting smaller and smaller. Along with it everyone and everything you’ve known, as you hurtle into the depths of space.
Nervous about language barriers while travelling?
Our future Martians are in need of an explorative, fun and effective way to learn a common language. Preparing for launch, navigating, terraforming or facing creative thinking during long space trips or the creation of the first city Midgard are the challenges to achieve.
Subscribing to LOKI-1 is desirable before 31th of August 2022.
A second spacecraft FREYA-2 will launch in January 2023.
A 10-month subscription is required to join this online language immersion programme. Your billing cadence of a subscription, however, is based on the subscription package you select. Subscription will also give access to an exciting online environment.
For multiple subscriptions in your family / friends you can apply for a 30% discount.
The discount applies to the fees for the online sessions in which the siblings participate simultaneously in the 2022-2023 campaign (in the same or a different spacecraft).
During school holidays changes in routines will occur.
There are two admission criteria for joining iMartian:
English level B2 is the fourth level of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe. In everyday speech, this level might be called “confident”, as in “I am a confident English speaker”. The official level descriptor is “upper intermediate”. At this level, space travellers can function independently in a variety of environments in English, although with a limited range of nuance and precision.
They will be able to understand the main ideas of complex content on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
They will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.