June-August summer courses in Embassy Summer School in Los Angeles, Northridge near Hollywood are an excellent opportunity to improve English, get acquainted with bright sights of the "city of angels", the history of California. Programs are focused on students aged 12 to 18. Programs allow students to adapt to the American educational environment.
Embassy Summer School in Los Angeles, Northridge is based on the campus of CSUN University. It is close to the main airports of the region and major attractions: Disneyland, Grammy Museum, Universal Studios.
Location: California State University, Northridge Campus, Los Angeles
The Embassy Summer programs are designed to accelerate the learning of English in a comfortable language environment. Training can be provided to children with minimal knowledge and adolescents with a more advanced level and extensive vocabulary. Introductory testing will accurately determine the stock of knowledge and send the child to the appropriate group from 1 (Beginner) to 5 (Advanced).
The number of students in each training group does not exceed 15 people, therefore children can count on the constant attention of the teacher and personal consultations on emerging issues.
The pedagogical staff of the school passed a special qualification of English teachers for foreigners, which allows using more advanced teaching methods. The administration of the school is administered by the Director of Studies, who has the necessary experience to manage the teaching process at Embassy Summer.
Conditionally the training on the courses can be divided into the classroom and extracurricular (informal). On the day, schoolchildren attend no more than 4 classes, and the weekly load is 15 academic hours. Upon admission to the courses, Embassy Summer provides the children with the necessary educational literature, manuals and supporting materials.
The use of modern technology in the lessons allows you to learn new vocabulary with greater impact. Schoolchildren can use computers, watch educational videos.
On the national holidays, there is no training in the institution, and the programs traditionally begin on Monday.
At the first class at Embassy Summer, the children are tested to determine their English level. The students are tested in writing and confirm the vocabulary, and the oral interview shows the ability to understand spoken language and briefly talk about themselves.
An important part of the learning process is the familiarity with local culture and historical traditions. The school organized an informal cultural club for this purpose, in which children can talk about interesting places and spend time in entertaining discussions. Most often the topics of debates are the places of future trips. All communication at school takes place in English, which speeds up the acquisition of spoken language and increases lexical baggage.
A high level of study at Embassy Summer allows you to pass the final exam from Trinity College (Dublin) to confirm the success of the courses. In the course of a personal interview with the examiner, the student receives an assessment of 1 to 12 points according to CEFR standards. This system is used in the European Union to assess knowledge and skills in all foreign languages. The interview allows you to see the skills of understanding conversational speech and the ability to communicate with the interlocutor. As a result, the student can be assessed at levels ranging from elementary to free domain.
CEFR is not required for all students. Those who want to go through this point to this option when registering and booking a site on the site.
To study at Embassy Summer, you must reserve a place in advance. The registration will be closed on 30 May.
Cost: $ 1295 per week (with accommodation in the residence, room with separate bath).
Accommodation on the Embassy Summer School in Los Angeles Northridge campus is offered at the residence of the apartment type. In apartments with double rooms there is one bathroom for 4 people. Wireless internet is available on the territory of the hostel. In common use there is a rest room. The campus is guarded around the clock.
Travel time to major airports and train stations
The best way to get to Embassy Summer Los Angeles Northridge is from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The journey takes 45 minutes.
English classes, activities (including table games and creative activities), accommodation, meals (three times a day, dry rations are given during excursions), mandatory excursions - all of this is already included in the course price :residence (single room, separate bathroom) - $ 1295 / week
The entertainment program is represented by day programs (sports games: softball, frisbee, basketball, kickball, etc., dances, creativity, museum and park tours) and evening (karaoke, disco, show) activities. The price of the courses also includes 3 excursions weekly. During these, students can visit Hollywood, film studios, numerous Los Angeles museums, Disneyland, other amusement parks, and the beautiful beaches of California.
Classes are located in the main building of the school, they are very well equipped and comfortable. Sports infrastructure includes an outdoor volleyball court, a basketball court, a swimming pool, several green lawns for team games, tennis courts. There are halls for mass events in the buildings of the school.
The Embassy Summer School in Los Angeles, Northridge has a self-service café. Students have meals on a full board basis.
The Internet is available in the computer class every evening for 1 hour. Adults are given free access to Wi-Fi.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.