English Experience Weken


We hebben een geweldige zomer beleefd met alle leerkrachten en leerlingen op diverse locaties in Nederland en in het buitenland!  De (nieuwe) locaties voor zomer 2020 worden binnenkort bekend gemaakt. 


Teacher Denise: “We spreken de hele week Engels met elkaar!  Natuurlijk help ik de leerlingen (in het Nederlands) als ze het echt even niet meer weten, maar daarna proberen we het nog een keer in het Engels! Het is zo tof om aan het einde van de week te zien dat iedereen vorderingen heeft gemaakt!”

 

Tijdens een English Experience week gaan de leerlingen onder andere aan de slag met de door English Academy ontwikkelde materialen en de Anglia Step To boeken.  Er wordt gewerkt aan het lezen en schrijven in het Engels maar er is vooral aandacht voor het ontwikkelen van de luister- en spreekvaardigheid. Onze leerkrachten dagen  de leerlingen uit om de hele week Engels te spreken. 

 

Foto impressie English Experience weeks 2018 en 2019

Mocht u meer informatie willen over de English Experience weken dan helpen wij u graag  tijdens kantooruren (9-17 uur). Stuur een mail naar info@englishacademy.info of bel 0165-235233. 


Reviews

During July and August 2019, I taught at three of the  Summer Schools. Each of these weeks presented new experiences, and I loved being part of the enriching programmes on offer, where I was able to help the students to develop their English skills, to work together in teams, and to challenge themselves through a range of activities (including city bingo, outdoor games, an escape room, a trip to the swimming pool as well as rugby and dance workshops). One of the most rewarding aspects was seeing the students’ personal growth over the week, where they went from feeling shy or nervous at the beginning of the week, to being relaxed and confident by the end. Another highlight was watching the students present their blogs to the parents on the final day, and it was great to see the results of their hard work. I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Summer Schools, and I look forward to the future ones! - Robyn Ausmeier -  Teacher in Athens, Den Bosch and Amersfoort.


 

Hello, my name is Anouk Poulisse and I am 11 years old, and I am going to tell what we do at the English Summer School.

Many people ask you’ re going to school in the summer vacation? But it doesn’t feel like school, it feels more like playing with friends. Because you also make friends there quickly. You are going to do rugby and make a presentation for your parents. In between you play all kinds of games indoors and outdoors. Believe me you will not regret it when you come. I myself have been for the sixth time in a row. You learn a lot but it is anything but boring!  See you next year too?

 


Hi, my name is Gillian Konings, I am Scottish and live in Heinkenszand in Zeeland, I am a native speaker at four Primary schools and one Secondary school in Zeeland. For the last four years I have had the pleasure of being a teacher at the Anglia Summer school in Middelburg. Anglia Summer schools are great fun for pupils and teachers. For a week in August we have a week of fun, entertainment  and learning all in English!

 

Our week consists of a morning lessons learning English in small groups, experienced teachers and tutors help the students with structured English lessons focussing on English grammar and speaking. The lessons are fun and are age and English level appropriate. Our young learners enjoy learning with songs, games and interaction with the teacher and the other students. Our older groups appreciate a more structured lesson concentrating on grammar rules and how to use them in spoken English. After lunch together the  afternoon programme gives the students time to practice their English and use their creativity. The students are encouraged by teachers and tutors in groups to create a blog which they present to their families at the end of the week. As well as working on their blogs each day  we have a variety of activities such as, English games, an excursion, a sport clinic in English( in Middelburg we have Ray from New Zeeland who teaches us Rugby , which the students love!).

My experience with Anglia as a teacher is that the students enjoy and benefit by learning in a fun environment, all ages and English-language experience are encouraged by the teachers to mix with each other and this gives all the students confidence to try and speak more English. They find it easier to try speaking English when encouraged by both teachers and fellow students. It gives me great pleasure as a teacher to see the students grow in confidence during the week and I know the students are proud at the end of the week to show their family how much their English has improved.


I had the privilege and pleasure of being Head Teacher at English Academy Summer School 2018 and in 2019, Roosendaal. The kids arrive on Monday feeling reserved and unsure. They leave at the end of the week flying high, confidently chatting with new friends in English, laughing, organising presentations and just WOWING us with their progress in their English skills, written and oral. It is always a fun week of learning grammar and practicing speaking English, eating pizzas, ice cream and lots of (inter)action! I learn so much from the kids and I can't wait for next year’s Summer Schools adventure! Janine Kriel - Head Teacher, Roosendaal

 


Especially the teachers have made my Summer School weeks so much more than just learning English. They made me laugh, made me want to study, and most importantly, gave me memories that I still cherish to this day. 

Every year, I have followed a week of English Summer School in Roosendaal. During my second year, I was a host family for two Chinese girls who joined the program that week as foreign exchange students. It was simply amazing. To be able to come in contact with such a vibrant culture they brought along, is a recommendation to say the least. Despite only having been a week with them, I learned a lot about their country, their culture, etc. I have also been an exchange student myself. I went to Slovenia 2017 to Spain in 2018. Without a doubt, these have been one of the coolest things I have done in my life. Being with a host family, and experiencing the culture of the country you're in at its fullest, is incredible. My hostess in Slovenia has shown me all the beautiful aspects of her country, and has taught me a lot about their school program, politics and culture. During these weeks I also learned a lot about myself. It helps grow your (self)confidence and independence and it also improves your English. Anouk, participant since 2014


The first time I went to Anglia Summer School was when I was 9. I did Primary level. I was the youngest pupil and it was very hard to talk to others in English, but when the Summer School came to an end, I was just starting to like it. Every year after this I went to Summer School, always at the same location, Utrecht. Each time you meet new people, learn English and have lots of fun. You really have to talk English, because most of the time not everyone speaks Dutch! The longer you go to Summer School, the more people you get to know and often you meet old friends again. It is very special that you learn that much in one single week! -  George Doppenberg - student

 

In 2019 George joined the English Experience week in Amersfoort as an assistant, helping out with  the breaks and the games, sports activities 


A good and successful summer school needs enthusiastic and motivated teachers. 

I like the approach of the summer schools of English Academy, which is clearly aiming to be more interactive and underlies the principles of “Learning by doing”.  Many activities, such as playing games or taking part in a sport’s clinic, have contributed to the overall positive learning attitude of our students, in which speaking English became a natural thing. With an all-week project related to different countries, the older students stayed engaged and were given the possibility to work as a team on a final presentation of their choice, pure creativity. The younger learners, on the other hand, discovered different areas of the English language in a playful way, while doing several hands-on activities, improving their English throughout the week. Our students came up with the most amazing, crazy, creative, and funny ideas to present their countries and showed the huge improvement in English that they have made. - Paul Eslinger- Head Teacher, Amersfoort and Zwolle 2018