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UC Berkeley University Summer Camps Converse

Address: Berkeley, California, United States
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Description UC Berkeley University Summer Camps Converse

The network of summer language schools Converse International School of Languages ​​has been successfully operating for more than 38 years, since 1972: today it is one of the most popular educational networks in the US, whose programs have been recognized as one of the most effective short-term vacation courses in the country. A special feature of the Converse International School of Languages ​​is balanced, effective and interesting programs: accessible to students with any initial level of preparation (from Beginner / Elementary to Upper-Intermediate / Advanced), they competently combine academic studies and useful electives with a huge number of various excursions, events and entertainment, creative and sports studios. Annually, the centers of the Converse International School of Languages ​​network gather students from all over the world - it's a great opportunity to make new friends, learn about the mentality, traditions and culture of different countries.

The effectiveness of language classes is explained by the small size of groups (up to 8-10 people maximum), as well as the professionalism and experience of teachers: each teacher has special accreditation for working with foreign students and international groups.

Summer camps of the Converse International School of Languages ​​network are held on the basis of the best universities in the United States, for example UC Berkeley (Converse International School of Languages). The prestigious, large and famous University of California at Berkeley is just half an hour's drive from the vibrant, unique metropolis of San Francisco, providing students with ample opportunities for recreation, entertainment and sightseeing. UC Berkeley is considered to be the oldest in the huge University of California: it has repeatedly been recognized as the best state university in the United States, earned an excellent reputation among the colleagues in the educational world, students and their parents. This is the only state university that is included in the top 25 American universities - its graduates became 8 Nobel laureates and 3 laureates of the most prestigious Pulitzer Prize, well-known athletes, businessmen, diplomats and politicians.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in UC Berkeley University Summer Camps Converse

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
05.07.2020 -01.08.2020
13-17
from 5 500 $ / 2 weeks

Summer English courses for children and teenagers

  • Age of students: 13-17 years
  • Dates: 1-28 July (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays)
  • Duration: 2-4 weeks.

A combined course for students from all over the world (ages 13 to 17) who want to quickly and efficiently, in a pleasant environment, improve their English.

A universal summer education program is designed to improve all basic language skills and knowledge:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

Particular emphasis is placed on speaking, oral English: it helps children to easily communicate with native speakers in any situation, improving their pronunciation day by day and expanding their personal vocabulary.

The intensity of the lessons is 20 hours weekly: on weekdays from 9:00 to 12:30 (10: 40-11: 00 - lunch break). Before the beginning of the classes all students take written and oral initial testing, which determines their level of knowledge and distributes them to the appropriate class - and upon completion of the training each will receive a personal brand certificate indicating achievements and a new language level. In total, the summer program provides 4 levels of difficulty: thus, the course becomes available for participants with any level of initial training - from Beginner / Elementary to Upper-Intermediate / Advanced. The class is occupied by no more than 8-10 people: teachers give each student due personal attention, carefully monitoring his progress and, if necessary, adjusting the training course.

In addition, students are expected 3 hours per week, devoted to optional classes on culture and history of the United States. At these lessons (held on Tuesday and Thursday from 13:30 to 15:00), students learn not only a lot of new things for themselves, but also can hone the knowledge gained in the classroom on a variety of debates, discussions, seminars, discussions and quizzes.

The summer camp program is held from 1 to 28 July: sessions are available for 2, 3 and 4 weeks (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays). The cost of training is:

  • 2 weeks = $ 4300
  • 3 weeks = $ 6450
  • 4 weeks = $ 8600.

Accommodation and food

Participants in the summer program occupy cozy rooms (usually shared, for several people - bathrooms are located on each floor in sufficient numbers) in their own residences at the University of California, Berkeley. Boys and girls live separately, and the age principle is also taken into account when resettlement. Children's meals are specially designed to fully cover the needs of the young body with increased mental and physical loads - all meals are prepared only from fresh products, the diet is balanced, varied and very appetizing.

Events UC Berkeley University Summer Camps Converse

Every day after classes, students can participate in interesting, exciting and fun activities that take place on campus:

  • Billiards
  • Karaoke
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Shopping
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Talent show, concerts and performances.

This is not only an excellent opportunity to show your unique talents and abilities, to uncover your creativity, but also the best chance to get acquainted with new friends, and to sharpen your skills in a classroom in a free, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Do not forget the organizers of summer programs and excursions: at least once a week students go on a trip for the whole day. The most interesting, large and unique American cities, sights and monuments of history, culture, architecture are inspected, trips to large amusement parks, to the campuses of the leading American universities from the Ivy League are planned.

Equipment UC Berkeley University Summer Camps Converse

Students of the summer camp can freely use the entire extensive infrastructure of the University of California at Berkeley:

  • a sports hall and numerous open areas (for team games and individual training)
  • squash courts
  • basketball courts
  • courts for tennis
  • swimming pool (swimming and rowing, water aerobics)
  • Dance studios and classes for yoga
  • gym
  • Olympic pool
  • Round-the-clock access to fast wireless Internet.

Term dates and fees

The summer camp program is held from 1 to 28 July: sessions are available for 2, 3 and 4 weeks (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays). The cost of training is:

  • 2 weeks = $ 4300
  • 3 weeks = $ 6450
  • 4 weeks = $ 8600.

This price already includes:

  • training on the program
  • necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • initial knowledge level testing for class distribution
  • firm certificate at the end of the program
  • accommodation and meals - full board (university residences)
  • leisure, entertainment and sports program, excursions (minimum 1 full-day trip weekly).

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for residing at the residence (refundable) = $ 150
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer (one way): group = 125 $, individual = 250 $
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Consular fee
  • Pocket money

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

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.
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