EFL Summer School in Cambridge

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Language enrichment for 13-15 year olds

Programme Overview:

  • Programme: EFL language enrichment
  • Fee: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK

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Summary

The Immerse EFL programme supports participants to improve their confidence in English, both written and spoken, while residing in the inspiring and historic colleges at Cambridge University. Participants will immerse themselves in British culture, surrounded by world-leading academics and supported by our expert language staff.

Participants attending the Immerse Summer EFL programme will be encouraged to explore the english language through a carefully created syllabus, designed and delivered by highly qualified EFL tutors. Individual learning is optimised in small class sizes with dynamic lessons to create an engaging environment that instills a passion for learning.

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious.

English as a foreign language

in combination with:

Enterprise

The Immerse Enterprise summer programme aims to instil qualities for success while providing our participants with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive market and become true leaders. Our experienced tutors will encourage participants to develop both their understanding of key management theory, but also how the theory relates to the real-life mechanics of building a successful enterprise.

Providing participants with this entrepreneurial insight, whilst also  developing their English language skills, will ensure participants leave the programme with the drive and confidence to succeed in the international world of business.

Law

The Immerse Law summer programme is an engaging introductory course that allows participants to experience the law in action. It is geared towards students with a wide range of interests and goals who want to develop their understanding of the legal world in an exciting, interactive learning environment.

This engaging content, partnered with development of English language skills, ensures that participants are best equipped with the skills and confidence necessary for further academic exploration.

Computer Science

The Computer Science summer programme provides participants with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of the discipline, preparing them for further exploration of Computer Science topics at a higher level. Participants who choose to enrol on our computer science programme explore a variety of practical and theoretical concepts through interesting and engaging activities.

Building upon their English language skills while also studying Computer Science content will enable participants to clearly communicate their ideas, develop critical thinking skills and further their ability to analyse problems.

Topics Covered

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The Immerse English Literature summer curriculum will introduce you to a wide range of techniques, ideas, and concepts used in modern literary criticism. Each lesson has been carefully planned to build on your existing knowledge of English Literature, give you plenty of room for hands-on practice, and gradually build the specific skillset required to analyse great writing at a university level.

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Entering the programme, you’ll first start by learning why literary criticism is so important, paying particular attention to the principles of ‘practical criticism’. You’ll also spend the first few lessons learning to read more intently and purposefully in order to extract more meaning from the text. From there, in-class discussions will focus on English literary history, the influence of editors in literature, and the difficulty involved in translating foreign-language work into English.

Throughout your time here, you’ll study world-class verse and prose, with a special focus on the works of two prolific English writers, John Milton (a Cambridge alumnus) and William Blake. You’ll also spend time improving and refining your own writing, learning to choose your language more effectively, and exploring the myriad ways to expertly critique a literary work.

Topics Covered

Throughout the programme, participants will explore their surroundings with peers from over 100 nationalities while taking part in our exciting schedule of activities. This wider engagement with participants from other academic programme facilitates communication and encourages EFL students to utilise their newly developed language skills in practical contexts. In academic sessions, participants are immersed in the english language as they build upon the full range of core language skills.

Academic sessions will focus on:

  • Grammar structures
  • Vocabulary and written language
  • Speaking and listening
  • Reading comprehension
  • Colloquial English
  • Cultural awareness

By addressing this broad range of skills participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the english language, developing not only their ability but above all, their confidence in a variety of social and academic scenarios.

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

For anyone interested in studying English Literature as an undergraduate, this two-week programme will provide a solid foundation for future literary studies and help students learn to read challenging texts more closely, critically, and effectively. Students will also gain a deep appreciation for the main writing trends found in English literature, the history of the field, and its impact on contemporary culture.

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In addition to these crucial skills, this programme is also geared towards challenging students at a level beyond what they may have seen in secondary school. By introducing students to a variety of different literary techniques, students will learn to develop their own writing in order to better prepare for the requirements of undergraduate-level programmes.

By the end of their two weeks here, students will head home having learned how to discuss literature with far greater eloquence, precision, and complexity than is often expected in secondary school. Throughout, our expert tutors will guide students through the material, supporting them as necessary, and helping them approach new, high-level literary works with confidence.

The English Literature programme leaves students with an understanding of:

  • Read and thoroughly examine some of the world’s greatest literary works
  • Apply the principles of ‘practical criticism’ to their written analyses
  • Complete numerous problem-based and short-essay activities to solidify new knowledge
  • Draw connections between historical periods and subsequent trends in Western literature
  • Understand how to both critically analyse texts and eloquently explain their reasoning
  • Fully appreciate the unique challenges presented by translating existing works
  • Discuss the transformative role that editing plays in the literary process
  • Understand the complex relationship between an author’s life, personal life, and their work

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Course Outcomes

The Immerse EFL programme has been crafted to provide an inspiring and supportive environment in which young participants are able to enhance their english language skills. Participants will benefit from 40 hours of expert language tuition as well as wider exposure to British culture and the english language in an everyday context.

While we recognise the importance of the english language for the future generation, we also understand that this is often in the context of wider academic aspirations. We therefore additionally offer the option to combine our EFL programme with three of our academic insight programmes:

  • Enterprise
  • Law
  • Computer Science

Academic sessions are divided between English language lessons and specific application in the subject of their choice furthering participants’ ability to interact and engage in their academic field. This option offers participants 20 hours of EFL tuition alongside 20 hours of academic exploration in the subject of their choice.

By the end of this programme, participants will have:

  • Enhanced their skills in the core areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Applied their english skills in a variety of contexts, engaging with native speakers and expert tutors
  • Benefitted from a rich and diverse syllabus delivered by expert tutors who tailor lessons to individual ability and interests
  • Explored the cultural diversity of a historic UK university city
  • Learnt alongside peers from a range of cultural backgrounds, who share their passion for learning
  • Developed the confidence to translate their potential into reality

Students in this course will receive personalised feedback from their tutors about their performance, the material covered, and even a list of individualised suggestions for further study.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event
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Case Studies

Parent, United Kingdom United Kingdom

2018

I was happy because I realised my daughter was satisfied and I am sure she benefited very much from Immerse Education. She got in touch with a new world, a new way of studying. She felt her learning may one day be useful to someone else, and that optimistic perspective gave her much satisfaction...Moreover, students are stimulated to do better, stressing their abilities more than their faults. Which permits them to study with much satisfaction and good results, according to each one's capability.

Learn more about our alumni's exciting journeys on our Alumni Success page

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Ready to enrol?

The Immerse EFL Summer Programme is available on the following dates:

7th – 20th July 2019

28th July – 10th August 2019

4th – 17th August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

The EFL Programme takes place in the following locations

Christ's College
University of Cambridge

Originally formed as 'God's House', Christ's College was home to leading academics such as Charles Darwin.

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Founded in 1828

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge

The site of much religious conflict during the English Reformation, Sidney Sussex has produced 5 Nobel Prize winners.

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Founded in 1596

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Murray Edwards is one of three women only colleges in Cambridge, set in 14 acres of award winning gardens.

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Founded in 1965

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@165.22.154.168

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