The question of organizing a vacation for your child is relevant for all responsible parents. Some have already made their choice, offering the student to relax at a language school or camp . It remains to work for a small: to choose a profile tour, so that the holidays were not only informative, but also interesting, because their main goal remains quality rest and positive emotions, vivid impressions.
Here are some rules useful for parents that will help to solve organizational problems competently.
Do not be late to book a tour
Are you planning to send your child for a summer to one of the prestigious European schools? Book a place in advance. Educational institutions from the TOP-100 are very much in demand. In them, usually lists of participants in vacation programs are formed in winter (before Christmas). The chances of reserving a place in January still remain, but decrease with each passing day.
By spring, the choice is narrowed. This does not mean that all good programs are no longer available. Just have to spend a lot of time looking for a course and a school that suits your child in all respects (location, social factors, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
For advice - to professionals
It is not easy to choose summer school on its own. Parents will have to thoroughly study the official sites of educational institutions, compare dozens of programs, read many reviews. This is not always possible and appropriate. Are you for the rational organization of the process? Then do not postpone the meeting with professionals.
The operator in the field of international education will take care of the selection of the school and the course according to your criteria, will provide visa support, help you to draw up the necessary documents, etc. In addition, cooperation with professionals often involves comprehensive support for a foreign trip. Each client leads the consultants from the sending to the school before returning home.
Specific objectives - concrete results
A child going to a language school should understand the purpose of his trip. If this improvement of English before entering the university, it hardly makes sense to choose a program with a lot of excursions and a great sports load. The intensive course is more suitable.
As for the choice of the school, experts recommend going to the country of the studied language. The most powerful educational institutions offering vacation programs are inof Germany , of Belgium , of Great Britain , of France , of Spain .
[ 999.47] For a child who needs to learn / improve conversational foreign language, to overcome the language barrier, you can choose a school based on his interests, preferences. The schoolboy is fond of football? Send him to England to one of the schools where theclasses in the relevant sections . Does the child want to combine language learning with beach rest? Excellent conditions for this were created in schools near the English Channel, in Biarritz. A skiing program in the height of summer is suitable for a young extreme. Such entertainments include some programs in Swiss schools.
Vacation is a vacation
Parents should not forget that vacations are designed primarily for recreation. It is not recommended to send a child to a summer language camp in June. Firstly, he did not have time to rest from the load in the school. Secondly, in European countries, vacations begin a few weeks later. Accordingly, in June, schoolchildren from post-Soviet countries come to language schools. Staying in a familiar other language-speaking environment is unlikely to have a positive effect on the development of English (German, French, etc.) skills.
In prestigious European schools for each program a quota is established for the reception of children from one country. Courses in them begin most often in the middle of July. But if you want your child to speak a foreign language not only in the classroom, but also in the hostel, for a walk, etc., it's worth waiting a little and sending him on vacation later. In this case, the student has more chances to improve English (French, German), to find new friends in a multinational school environment.
There are no ideal schools
Many parents are looking for their children ideal schools. It should be noted that the world leaders in the sphere of language training, Le Rosey, Harrow, Gordonstoun and others, are only close to the ideal, but they are not devoid of shortcomings and have their own peculiarities. One of those concerns the living conditions. As a rule, children are not offered luxury rooms of category 5 *. The same applies to meals at full board, it is in most cases high-quality, but standard, no frills and delicacies. This is due to the peculiarities of the education system in Europe.
In other words, the cost of courses in the most prestigious language schools does not include the services of lackeys, waiters, personal trainers and hairdressers for children. The high price of programs is due to the brilliantly organized educational process, the qualifications of teachers, the variety of extracurricular activities. This is what allows schoolchildren to get a lot of vivid impressions, positive emotions on vacation, to spend a fleeting summer with benefit for the mind.