English “and more” Easter and Summer Camps

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Language, Digital creation, and Japanese arts

Registration is now open

Easter – June – July – August

Advantages

  • Half-day or full day
  • Great value for money
  • Combines arts and technology
  • Native French, English and Japanese speakers
  • Close to UN and other organizations
  • Small groups

Easter – 14-17 April (online)

Initiation to English has been cancelled due to Covid-19, but we have moved all of our classes online: our special English program includes interactive lessons through live video meetings as well as online activities to reinforce learning and play language-based games in a safe environment. We run short classes for very young children and a caregiver.

Speak and Review: This review session takes place online as well. Our special English program includes interactive lessons through live video meetings as well as online activities and games to reinforce learning.

English “and more” language summer camps

Summer 2020: Themes and dates

Grand-parenting in a digital age: a multi-generational initiative

We have scheduled two sessions where children can bring their grand-parents along.

They’ll produce videos together, teaching and helping each other out as they go. An experience to remember, new skills acquired, and memories to last a lifetime and more. From 9 am to 1 pm, the weeks of 29 June and 17 August.


29 June – 03 July – Grandparents welcome – free choice of theme

06-10 July – Family and Vacation Time

13-17 July – Discover Creatures of the Oceans

20-24 July – Love Our Planet

27-31 July – Bring your favorite heroes to life

10-14 August – Who’s hungry? For budding foodies!

17-21 August – Grandparents welcome – free choice of theme

We’ll go over the last two years of grammar of elementary school – tenses, idioms, and vocabulary.


Speaking & Grammar Refresher Courses

29 June-03 July Review and Consolidate – Speaking & Grammar A1-A2, (8P+) from 2.30-5.30 pm

Students close the school year by reviewing and consolidating essential skills.

17-21 August Refresher Course – Speaking & Grammar A1-A2 (8P-10P), from 2.30-5.30 pm

End the summer break with a refresher and be ready for school.


Summer camps are an opportunity to introduce English to beginners while while intermediate and native speakers advance their skills.

The best learning takes place through action. This is why the children create videos and write texts on subjects they are passionate about! Languages used are English and French, as needed.

video printscreen - Learn about Hufflepuffs from Harry Pottter
Video screenshot: Lots to say about your favorite heroes!

Inspiration and self-discovery

Last summer, our eager participants worked on their voice-overs in English and later wrote long texts in both English and French! (So we went over conjugation as well).

While the focus is on developing language skills, campers acquire media literacy through storytelling and video creation, revealing talent and self-discovery: For example, listening to the sound of their voice in English. Others made videos for family members.

She doesn’t realize the future value of the skills she is developing! We were so impressed by her work – it’s hard to believe how much she produced in one week!

C’s dad

Grand-parenting in a digital age: a multi-generational initiative

What are the grand-parents and grand-kids up to? They’ll make a video together and learn basic computer skills – memories to last a lifetime and more.

I want to thank you for the wonderful gift – the videos are priceless.

One happy grandma
malayian tigers - poaching and conservation - video print screen
Video screenshot: Is animal conversation relevant to your interests? It was for L. (9 years old)

Japanese arts and introduction to the language

Ink, origami, and initiation to the Japanese language.

It’s no secret, Japanese fascinates younger generations and we’ll give you an authentic Japanese experience through art, folding and speaking. And afternoon snacks of course!!

origami boxes to put your treasures in
What shall I put in those boxes…

Practical information

Location: Chemin Tornay 1, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

Ages: From 8/9 on up

Schedule

  • Half-day camp, from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Full-day camp, from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Grand-parents and grand-children camps, from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Reception from 8 am to 5.30 pm. Extended hours upon request.

Bring your own laptop

Although we have devices to digitize our week, we recommend that your child bring a laptop. Our application does not work on tablets at this time.

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.


Fees

Online Easter camps (4 days): 100 CHF for Refresher Course includes 4 live group lesson with participants, access to our online platform, and video-creating tools to practice speaking English, “make it stick” and do something fun around the house!

Summer Digital Creation Camps

Digital Storytelling OR Japanese arts and language: Half-day camp, 300 CHF per week. Early-bird discount 275 CHF per week.

Grand-parents and grand-children Digital Storytelling camps, from 9 am to 1 pm, 300 CHF per week. No additional fee for grand-parents.

Full-day camp, from 9 am to 5 pm, Digital Storytelling and Japanese arts: 450 CHF per week, early bird-discount is 425 CHF

Reception from 8 am to 5.30 pm. Extended hours upon request (not included in base price).

Family packs for 2 or more children.

How to enroll?