English day camp for children in Budapest, with native speaker teachers

English day camp for children in Budapest, with native speaker teachers

Westport English School organizes an English language summer camp for children between the ages of 6 and 14. The camp will take place in Budapest, between 22 and 26 July 2019, with English taught by native speaker teachers.

On each of the five days of the English camp running from Monday to Friday, we will travel in our imagination to a different English-speaking country through playful activities, and discover the exciting cultures of the United Kingdom, Jamaica, the United States, India, and Australia.

During the camp, the children will have an opportunity to speak and learn all day in English, in small groups (4-10 kids/group) set up according to the children’s age and level of English, taught with playful, practice-oriented methods.

In the first half of each day, they can discover and learn a lot about the culture, foods and traditions of the given English-speaking country, thereby developing their communication and writing skills, as well as their listening comprehension.

In the second half of the day, the children will participate in two special sessions related to the given English-speaking country, one of which will be a more active, easy sport session with our English-speaking sports animators.

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What is a typical day like in the English day camp?

What is a typical day like in the English day camp?

From 8:30 a.m. – arrival in the camp, receiving the children

Between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m., while everybody arrives, a little chat with the others and short English games to get warmed up for the day. Please arrive on time so that you don’t miss the morning fun!

The first lesson then starts at 9:00 a.m., where children can improve their English through the topic of the English-speaking country for that day. On one of the days, this country will be India, so in the following, we will discuss through the example of this country what the exciting programmes of our camp will be like.

Children will have their first lesson with the native speaker teachers in the English day camp from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. In the framework of this session, they can discover the magical country of India; among other things, they will learn about Indian culture and people, the geography and the beautiful landscapes of this country – all in English. In addition, they will become acquainted a bit with Indian spices and gastronomic traditions, and finally get some insight into Indian music as well.

Between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m., there will be a short break, in which we also provide some healthy snacks.

From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the day will continue with the second lesson with the English native speaker teachers in the camp. In this session, children will get to know traditional Indian dances, some of the most famous and important historical persons in Indian history, and finally get to find out about the everyday life of an Indian child, with whom they can compare their own lives – once again, all of this in English, of course.

Between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., both the children and the teachers have their lunch break. Special dietary needs can be catered for, but we kindly ask you to indicate such requests on the registration form.

Between 1:30 and 2:40 p.m., the active afternoon sessions will follow. In the framework of these, children will first play a traditional Indian game called Kho Kho with our sports animators speaking excellent English, while they also learn many new phrases related to motion.

Between 2:40 p.m. and 3 p.m., before the above playful programme and before the next exciting session, there will be a short break with healthy snacks and drinks, as needed.

From 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., children can learn yoga, which originated in Indian culture, from a professional yoga teacher speaking excellent English. This special session will not only enrich children with many related expressions, but will also introduce to them an activity with which they can develop their concentration skills and improve their self-confidence in the future.

Between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m., the children prepare for departure from the camp. For those who go home with their parents and have to wait a little, we play with short games until the end of the camp day (4:30 p.m.).

The details of the English day camp:

Dates of the camp: from 22 to 26 July, Monday to Friday.
Venue:  Secondary School of Buda – 1126 Budapest, Márvány utca 32.
Age and age-groups: the English day camp is open to children between the ages of 6 to 14, who will be placed in smaller groups depending on their age and level of proficiency.
Arrival: from 8:30 in the morning, with the programmes starting from 9:00 a.m.
Departure: the programmes end at 4 p.m., and we can provide supervision for the children until 4:30.
Prices and discounts: 50,000 HUF, which includes the lunch, the healthy snacks during the day, and all materials necessary for the sessions. In case of siblings applying together, we provide a 5% discount.
Application and payment deadline: 5 July 2019

The venue of the English day camp:

 

Secondary School of Buda

1126 Budapest, Márvány utca 32. (close to Déli Railway Station)

 

Arrival by public transport:

  • bus lines no. 105 and 178
  • tram lines 17 and 61
  • underground line M2

The venue of the English day camp:

Secondary School of Buda

1126 Budapest, Márvány utca 32. (close to Déli Railway Station)

Arrival by public transport:

  • bus lines no. 105 and 178
  • tram lines 17 and 61
  • underground line M2

Why you should choose the English day camp of Westport English School?

Thanks to our playful and fun educational methods, your child will enjoy studying English (again), and will receive a big boost of self-confidence.

In addition to self-assurance and joyful experiences, your child will also gain a lot of new knowledge, and so the next school year will start much easier in September.

In our English day camp, children can learn the language with native speaker teachers and firs-rate sports animators also speaking excellent English, thereby improving their various language skills.

The children will spend their days in Budapest, in a safe and pleasant environment, which means that everything will be given for the successful learning and the fun atmosphere.

Meals in the English camp:

 

We provide a full lunch menu, as well as fruits and other healthy snacks for the children both in the morning and in the afternoon.

If your child follows a special diet or has an allergy to an ingredient, please make sure you indicate this fact on your application form, so that we can cater for their special needs.

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Frequently asked questions about Westport English School’s Summer Day Camp

Who organizes the English day camp?

The camp is organized by Westport English language school, with English native speaker teachers, as well as with sports animators also speaking excellent English.

Who can come to the summer camp?

Any child between the age of 6 and 14 years may be registered for our English day camp, even if they speak no English at all.

When are the arrival and departure times in the camp?

The children may arrive from 8:30 in the morning, and the programme ends at 4:00 p.m. every afternoon. We can provide supervision until 4:30 p.m.

Does the price of the camp include the lunch and the snacks?

Yes we provide lunch for the children, and also healthy snacks during the day in case they are hungry.

What should I do if my child follows a special diet?

Special dietary needs can be catered for, but we kindly ask you to indicate such requests on the registration form.

My child does not speak English yet, is this a problem?

No, rest assured, you child can still come to the English camp. In addition to all of our native speaker teachers being highly qualified, they also have experience teaching English to children in several other countries. They have acquired the techniques with the help of which they can understand the children and can also make themselves understood. They are able to remain within the framework provided by the English language, while conveying a wide range of ideas and thoughts by way of gestures, movements and imitation.

Furthermore, there will always be a Hungarian-speaker sports animator in the camp who the children can speak to if it is necessary.

What activities await the children?

In the first half of each day, they can discover and learn a lot about the culture, foods and traditions of the given English-speaking country, thereby developing their communication and writing skills, as well as their listening comprehension.

In the second half of the day, the children will participate in two special sessions related to the given English-speaking country, one of which will be a more active, easy sport session with our English-speaking sports animators.

Why are the classes conducted in English only?

We fundamentally believe that it is an invaluable asset if children learn to not only speak, but also think in English at a young age.

For this, we keep continuously up to date with the methodology necessary for the efficient teaching of English to children, and in line with this expectation, our highly trained native teachers only use English in their communication with the children.

This approach is proven to improve children’s listening and reading comprehension skills, and also gives them the self-confidence to activate their acquired knowledge and express themselves in English.

In such an environment, students will actively participate in the classes and in the language learning process. This proven method creates the best results in the teaching of English as a foreign language to both children and adults.

What should you know about our teachers?

In Westport English School, children are always taught by teachers who are native speakers or native-level speakers of English.

First of all, let us clarify what is meant by “native-level”, but non-native speaker teachers.

These are English teachers with international certification who have lived for extensive periods of time in English-speaking countries.

In addition, they must be teachers who, in the opinion of both the management of the language schools and the native English speakers teaching at our school, have a native-level proficiency of English.

It may come as a surprise, but on the basis of our experience of many years, it happens that a native-level, foreign teacher is able to use the language and has better teaching skills than a mediocre native English-speaking teacher. Since it is our fundamental principle that the best English teachers possible work with children, we also hire native-level English teachers.

Nevertheless, in all cases, the classes will still be taught in English only, all the more so since these native-level English teachers are not necessarily Hungarians. On the whole we can say that:

  • the majority of our teachers are from the United Kingdom;
  • in all cases they have degrees;
  • all of them have internationally recognised teacher certifications, in most cases the CELTA qualification certified by the University of Cambridge, or the TESOL qualification granted by Trinity College London;
  • they have several years of relevant experience teaching English to children; and
  • they regularly participate in continued training courses for the teaching of young learners.

And what is the most important thing: they enjoy teaching children! 🙂

How will this English course increase your child’s self-confidence in English and generally in life?

There are several studies that prove that those who speak at least two languages are more self-confident and successful in everyday life than those who only speak their native languages.

Learning and using a second language increases logical and communication skills, improves memory and enhances self-confidence.  Knowing a second language opens a door to another world, and students who open that door are more willing and confident in communicating with others.

One such method with which we aim to improve our students’ self-confidence is the use of mini presentations. These contribute to the children’s ability to speak in front of each other, even in a foreign language, and therefore overcome “stage fright” at a young age.

How much does the Summer English Camp costs?

50,000 HUF, which includes the lunch, the healthy snacks during the day, and all materials necessary for the sessions. In case of siblings applying together, we provide a 5% discount.

What payment options are there?

The price of the camp is 50,000 HUF, which can be paid by way of bank transfer.

In addition, we also provide a sibling discount of 5%. This means that in case of two children, the camp only costs 95,000 HUF.

What to bring to the camp?
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Running shoes + sandals
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Yoga mat (India day)
  • Raincoat (not sure if necessary but it could be useful if it’s a bit rainy)
  • Insect repellent
  • Colouring pencils
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Glue
Will there be a Hungarian-speaking adult in the camp?

Yes, there will be Hungarian-speaking adults in the camp at all times.

What is the children’s placement in the groups based on?

The children will be placed in the different groups on the basis of their age and level of English.

Who will supervise the children in the camp?

Professional, English-speaking sports animators and native-speaker English teachers will work with the children and supervise them during the camp.

Do you have any other questions?

Is there any question that we haven’t answered here? Please contact us through the following link, and we will answer your question within 1 business day: https://westportenglish.hu/kapcsolat/

English Summer Camp – Application Form