Summer workshops

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The Young Reporters Engage in Digital Storytelling

An introduction to English for beginners while intermediate and native speakers advance their skills.

Small groups, experienced native language teachers.

Develop your English skills through media literacy by constructing a point of view using images, videos, audio recordings and writing.

The best learning takes place through action. This is why our budding reporters are going to digitalize their week (and scoops) in English and French, as needed. We partake in indoor and outdoor activities, conduct interviews and practice our critical thinking.

The focus is on using and developing language skills, particularly English for non-native speaks, and native speakers living in a French environment. The reporting language determines which language a participant will be using most. For example, a participant may interview a local store owner in French but do the reporting in English.

We prepare our students prior to our hands-on quest for newsworthy material because we want to collect as much information through quality observation and dialogue. Beginners work with vocabulary and constructing questions and sentences, while native speakers delve more deeply into their subject. It is also possible for native English speakers to work in French, or to produce a bilingual Gazette.

Bring your own laptop

Although we have devices to digitalize our week, we recommend that your child bring a laptop if he or she wishes to work exclusively on digital storytelling.

Food

We prepare healthy snacks in the morning and the afternoon such as smoothies, open-faced sandwiches, and other fruit and veggie-based delights.

Please bring a picnic lunch. There will be a microwave available for those who would like a hot lunch.

Dates

One week workshops, all day

  • Le P’tit Journaliste 01-05 juillet, 8.30-17.30
  • Le P’tit Journaliste 08-12 juillet, 8.30-17.30
  • Le P’tit Journaliste 15-19 juillet, 8.30-17.30

One week workshops, 1/2 days

  • Le P’tit Journaliste 01-05 juillet, 8.30-12.30
  • Le P’tit Journaliste 08-12 juillet, 8.30-12.30
  • Le P’tit Journaliste 15-19 juillet, 8.30-12.30

The Speaking and grammar Foundations courses will take place in August to get ready for school.

Fees

  • One week from 8.30 to 17.30, Monday to Friday: 450 CHF per week (ages 7-10 & 12-14)
  • One week, half-days from 8.30 to 12.30, Monday to Friday: 250 CHF per week

Please add a one-time 30 CHF registration fee per family for the summer (if you are not already taking one of our classes or a member of APEGS) for the local Parents Association.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information at info@languagesandmore.com or +41 78 883 93 76.

Please use the form below to enrol your child or children to the full day or half-day summer workshops. We will confirm within 1 working day.

Workshop #2 – New

Speaking and grammar: tenses (simple, continuous, perfect) and modals

In August, details coming soon.

Group deals – reduced rates

If you qualify for a special offer, please email us for invoicing at info@languagesandmore.com. Thanks!