English Winter Camp is dedicated to seize the potentials of International students between the age of 10 and 20 to develop their practical English proficiency.
This program strives for excellence in providing a learning environment that emphasizes academic development and individual growth. Students are not limited to the opportunities of practicing English during class time, but also have access to various interactive field trips to truly experience the Canadian culture and lifestyle.
There are three major highlights of the program to enhance the competitiveness of each individual student. Firstly, students are able to learn and understand North American English through communicative activities such as watching videos, reading and talking about news, and practicing writing journals and classroom debates, etc. The program enables students to learn English through formal in-class teaching as well as from well planned outdoor activities.
Secondly, in a diversified learning environment, students are able to improve their cross-cultural communication skills within the multicultural mosaic in Canada. This is deemed to be one of the most desirable skills especially when the world interaction continuously to speed up nowadays. In fact, bilingual does not mean multicultural, nevertheless, when students are equipped with both English proficiency and cross-cultural communication skills from this program, their self-competitiveness in the global arena will be strengthened remarkably.
Lastly, this international experience will broaden students?? global vision and allow them to make friends with people from all over the world. International experience is a must in today??s globalized environment. The more you interact with the outside world, the more you are deemed to be competent and successful in your future. Therefore, nothing is better compared to learning English and gaining international experiences at the same time.
Besides all the academic and personal development benefits of the program, by taking students to various field trips to sightsee the beautiful landscapes of Ontario, students will enjoy and remember such fun and joyful learning experience as never before.
English Winter Camp will be held in January and February every year. Students can choose the program for two weeks or three weeks.
??He that travels far knows much??. Students who attended our camp will return home with unforgettable memory that can be cherished for their whole life, as well as friendships in Canada and other countries all over the world.
All camp program included:
1. English Classes
Small interactive classes of 15-20 students
Beginner to Advanced ESL levels
Taught by certified teachers with ESL training experience
Language Group for students to communicate with local students
2. Half-day Trips
To visit historical landmarks in Toronto and surrounding areas:
University of Toronto Tour
Lakeshore BBQ and Picnic Tour
Ontario Science Center
3. Full-day Trips
To visit Ontario famous attractions:
Niagara Falls, Marineland
CN Tower, City Hall
Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city, One thousand Island Tour
4. Evening Activities
Students will participate in evening recreational activities:
*Movie, Music and Dance Night
*Shopping, KEG Dinner
Two or Three weeks
January and February
10-20 years old
The campers can live in their relative??s family or home stay family. All the home stay families are all close to school or easy to get to school by public traffic. The home stay family provides safe and comfortable rooms, three meals a day, kitchen, and laundry facilities, etc
Students under 18 years old need a custodian who is Canadian immigrant or Canada citizen. Canadian custodian can be the student??s relative or leader of the camp.
William Academy is located at 3761 Victoria Street, the center of Scarborough. It closes to big shopping mall, hospital, clinic, Public Park and restaurant.
I joined the winter camp at William Academy, I have never seen, tried and experience so many things even in my imagination, there is so much to do and to discover, It was the first time I saw snow, I went skiing and I rode a snowmobile. A special highlight was the skiing at Blue Mountain. The feeling to stand on the mountain and to look down at the white land is just awesome… Annie from Korea