Summer Camp in Boston
- Boston, USA
Summer Camp in Boston
Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
In tandem with English language development, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.
Suitable for 16-17 year olds.
Objective of the stay
To spend a stay in the USA improving spoken and written American English.
American English in Boston
17.5 hours of tuition per week.
Taught in groups of no more than eight students. Students develop confidence and fluency in the language through core skills lessons, communication skills workshops and use of authentic academic materials.
• Comprehension, expression, accuracy and cultural studies
Morning classes are dedicated to controlled practice in language structures and lexis development to achieve a good command of grammar structures, idioms, and vocabulary. Instructors set activities to sharpen understanding of written text through reading and listening exercises, which are based on a wide range of authentic materials.
• Afternoon workshops and projects
Afternoon workshops encourage fluency and use of the language through presentations, team projects and field trips to cultural centers such as museums and historical sites. Daily self-study allows students to focus on individual goals.
Ability to speak and write with confidence and accuracy, whilst feeling comfortable using American English.
Homestay accommodation with a single bed is provided on a full-board basis for all learners.
The Experience of Living in Boston
With a history spanning over almost 400 years, Boston is one of the most culturally-rich cities in the United States. Having been site to several defining moments of the nation’s history, Boston offers visitors a wealth of museums and places of historical importance where they are able to gain a deep understanding of the city and its history and culture.
Every week, leisure activities complete the course programme. During their language stay in Boston, students have the opportunity to discover baseball, participate in a hip-hop dance workshop and explore Boston and its exciting history with the OISE Boston coaching team. One full day excursion is also included.
The price includes 17.5 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in a homestay and a social programme.