This summer, each week your child will be exploring a new topic through a series of related activities, ranging from watching video clips to reading authentic texts and playing communicative games. The programme has been mapped for your child to develop life skills such as leadership, communication, creativity and problem-solving during the English lessons in the first part of the day.

While making friends and having fun, children will improve their ability to communicate in English. They will follow the footsteps of the great detective Sherlock Holmes; they will take a journey around the Great Britain, learn how to become a good Instagrammer, travel the world with the help of the British Museum and enter the captivating world of Frankenstein and other monsters. Social skills are also developed as children learn to work together in teams and appreciate each other’s knowledge and talents by taking part in projects or games connected to the topics being explored that week.

The programme is structured in one-week stand-alone modules. Each day in a module consists of 2 hours of English classes and 2 hours of additional activities: arts, crafts and projects. The lessons are designed to cater for children’s natural curiosity about the world and are project-based.

Themes

  • The great detective, Sherlock Holmes
    Week 1 (24 - 28 June), Week 6 (29 July - 2 August)
    or Week 11 (2 - 6 September)

The great detective, Sherlock Holmes focuses on the theme of crime and detective work. Let’s see what qualities you need in order to become one of the best detectives in the world. Do you know who is Sherlock’s best friend?

Your child will develop their ability to understand natural speech through guided watching of a Sherlock Holmes film; will develop speaking skills with a focus on explaining their own views and ideas and will use their reasoning skills to solve a crime related puzzle.

  • A trip through Great Britain
    Week 2 (1 - 5 July) or Week 7 (5 - 9 August)

A trip through Great Britain focuses on the four nations of the UK: Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Culture, music and geography wait to be discovered. Do you know which is the biggest national park from the UK?

Your child will develop their presentation skills by working a project related to the UK; will increase their understanding of the culture of the UK and develop their vocabulary for describing places.

  • Become an Instagrammer!
    Week 3 (8 - 12 July) or Week 8 (12 - 16 August)

Become an Instagrammer focuses on the theme of social media, how it works and how to be successful but safe using it. Did you know that almost 100 million photographs are uploaded on Instagram daily?

Your child will learn vocabulary to talk about different types of social media; will develop the ability to describe a photo in detail; will increase their knowledge of language connected to photography and will practice the language of writing a good social media post.

  • Around The World with the British Museum
    Week 4 (15 - 19 July) or Week 9 (19 - 23 August)

Around The World with the British Museum focuses on learning more about the cultures of the world through objects in the collection of the British Museum.

Your child will discover interesting stories from all the continents of the world; will learn how to investigate an object like a museum curator; will develop vocabulary for describing objects and develop their speaking skills by making a presentation on an object they choose.

  • When Science Meets Creation – Frankenstein’s Monster
    Week 5 (22 - 26 July) or Week 10 (26 - 30 August)

Frankenstein’s Monster focuses on the story of the legendary monster and will explore the origins of the story, the limits of scientific discovery and also look at other monsters in literature. Do you know how old was Mary Shelley when she started writing “Frankenstein”?

Your child will develop their reading skills through reading a simplified version of Frankenstein; will develop their creativity through creating their own monsterȘ will practise their speaking skills by taking part in discussions and will practice giving opinions related to books and films.

Course information

  • Levels

    The courses are open to children aged 11 to 14, who have studied English for at least one year.

  • Age requirement

    11 – 14 years old on 30 September 2019

  • Programme

    Each theme is one week long.

    Lessons and activities are from Monday to Friday, as follows:

    • 09.00 - 10.00 | English Lesson 1
    • 10.00 - 10.15 | Break *
    • 10.15 - 11.15 | English Lesson 2
    • 11.15 - 11.30 | Break *
    • 11.30 - 12.30 | Activities 1
    • 12.30 - 12.45 | Break *
    • 12.45 - 13.45 | Activities 2

    * We recommend that children bring sandwiches or other snacks.

  • Premises

Costs

The cost per module is 550 RON.
Prices include all the stationery and materials required for all the lessons and activities. 

Registration

All participants must have their level of English language fluency assessed through a free placement test offered by the British Council. Please, book a level test here.

In case the participants are currently students at the British Council, or they have already done a placement test at the British Council in 2019, they can contact the Customer Service Team, at our location, by phone at 021 307 96 00, by email at contact@britishcouncil.ro or contact us.

Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please, book in advance.