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The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with the incredible opportunity to improve their English in a fun, practical environment. The fundamental areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening will all be explored through a variety of formal study sessions alongside cultural excursions outside of class. The English-speaking environment surrounding students will crucially provide an encouraging and dynamic atmosphere in which to improve their skills.
The Junior English Programme provides students with over 20 hours per week of tuition and ample opportunity to practise their newfound skills with their peers from all over the world - as well as native English speakers in the UK.
At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous and extensive tuition by ORA's highly qualified English teachers. Outside of class, students will immerse themselves in a multi-cultural environment and they will develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas.
By the end of the course, students will have:
Tuition covers all of the key English areas:
Student learning is maximised in small class sizes. Our EFL teachers are all highly qualified to teach English.
|Lesson 1: Placement test.||Lesson 1: Warmer/Revision- Explain then play “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?”
Story & puzzle
|Full day excursion- LEGOLAND||Lesson : Warmer/Revision- Past simple questions and answers: discuss the previous day’s excursion
Review of excursion
|Lesson 1:Warmer/Revision- Vocab activity focusing on parts of the body
Feelings and health
|Lesson 2: Ice-breaker activities
|Lesson 2: Language focus- Telling the time
Asking and answering questions about daily routine
|Full day excursion- LEGOLAND||Lesson 2: Language focus- More practice with times and routines||Lesson 2: Language focus
Asking what’s the matter
Language focus- Finish PB
Introduction Asking and answering questions in the present simple- Possessives- Contractions
|Lesson 3: Speaking / Pron activities“never / sometimes / always” / tongue twister with “s” sounds
Writing-true and false sentences about your routine
|Full day excursion- LEGOLAND||Lesson 3: Speaking
Mingling exercise challenge
Writing-writing about daily routine
|Lesson 3: Speaking-Talking about ailments-
Comparing “o” sounds
Final project presentation
|Lesson 4: Speaking / Pron activities
Talking about daily schedule
Project chosen by teacher
|Lesson 4: DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read)||Full day excursion- LEGOLAND||Lesson 4: DEAR time||Lesson 4: DEAR time
Take this course if you are an Elementary level (A2) English speaker and would like to improve your fluency in an English-speaking environment whilst enjoying a range of additional activities, or aspire to live and study in the UK in the future.
Students on our Junior summer school courses at St Mary's School, Ascot, will enjoy the facilities of one of the top boarding schools in the UK, with its extensive grounds and well-equipped learning spaces.
During lessons, students will be taught by experienced tutors, while outside of class they will enjoy a varied extracurricular programme in a safe environment, led by our student counsellors.
The international environment, combined with top-quality tutoring in a world-class venue, make Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School the best junior summer school in the UK.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable twin or dormitory rooms, separated by gender - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for school pupils who study at St Mary's School, Ascot, so students are able to get a flavour for what being a pupil at this prestigious UK boarding school is like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who are there to help pupils with their daily needs and to run activities for them outside of class. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Residential staff live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.
At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.
The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to a place of historical and social significance in the UK.
At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.
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With an ORA junior summer course you also get:
(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)
What our students have to say
Oxford Royale was the best summer camp I have ever attended. Not only did I learn a lot through the course, but I also met people from all over the world. In addition, I really got to know my fellow students and the counselors through the time we spent together on the excursions and evening activities. Overall, this was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to pretty much anyone.
I had an amazing time at ORA. Every student was incredibly friendly and smart, and I had a wonderful time getting to know each and every person. My time at ORA flew by and by the time it was time to leave I couldn’t believe I was leaving my new friends. I highly recommend the programme as an opportunity to make friends and learn about other cultures.
I have had an incredibly fun, cultivating experience at Oxford Royale Summer Schools. I have gained so much knowledge that will help me with studies and in life. I have also met the most incredibly intelligent people. The memories I have made here will stay with me for life as I am so happy to have stayed in Oxford.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.