The intensive course programme is a combination of engaging and innovative in and out-of-class activities specifically designed to help participants gain knowledge, skills and confidence.
English through other subjects
We use traditional English as a Foreign Language classroom-based lessons combined with a mix of workshops, visits, projects and “hands-on” activities every day to challenge students and maximise every opportunity to improve their English.
Subjects will be selected from:
- Film making/Media studies
- Local History
- Food technology
- Survival training/Self-defence
- Outdoor skills
- British culture and traditions
- “Theme of the year”
|9.00 – 13.00||Welcome Entry Test Levels||ESOL* – Vocab||Outing University of Cambridge||ESOL – Projects||ESOL – Presentations||Local people interviews||Outing London|
|13.00 – 14.30||Lunch/Break||Lunch/Break||Lunch/Break||Lunch/Break||Lunch/Break|
|14.30 – 16.30||Houses formation||Art sessions||Film making||Music – Percussions||Survival training|
|16.30 – 17.00||Break/Snack||Break/Snack||Break/Snack||Break/Snack||Break/Snack|
|17.00 – 18.15||Ely discovery Treasure hunt||Singing||Swimming||Photography||Cookery|
|18.15 – 19.45||Dinner/Break||Dinner/Break||Bowling||Dinner/Break||Dinner/Break||Dinner/Break||Film night|
|19.45 – 22.00||Self-defence||Sports challenge||Drama games||Disco night||We’ve got talent competition|
*ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages
After being assessed, students are placed in small groups according to their age and ability following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The summer course tends not to replicate the already excellent work done at home during the school year, but aims at offering different strategies and promote direct involvement.
In lessons there is alternately space for:
- fluency practice
- comprehension, pronunciation and sounds
- basic grammar revision and use of the language
- interdisciplinary approach to contents
- exploration and promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity.
Qualified and passionate teachers guarantee a balance between delivery of concepts, guide to individual study and ongoing assessment.
At the end of the course students will take home their personal portfolio with the material produced, the diary, the CD containing clips edited by them and the Certificate of Attendance.