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R O I N JU MME RA G O R P 2014


Welcome

Contents Junior courses

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Junior schedule

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The syllabus

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Junior accommodation 7 Social Activities Junior Welfare Policy

to the Burlington School of English in London The Burlington School’s summer course for juniors runs throughout July and August for individual teenagers and groups. Located

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in the safe and affluent area of the London

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borough of Hammersmith and Fulham,

Junior teacher

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Group Courses

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students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the English language in a safe and fun environment. The activities and excursions arranged by the school will encourage students to become more confident in using the English language in an informal environment.

The

Burlington

School,

established

in

the 1990’s, has been running its Junior programme for many years and has seen students return year after year.

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Junior Courses Main Features of the Course Excellent nationality mix from all regions of the world A fun, interactive social programme Range of accommodation options available including closely located homestay families, residences and hotels catering for all board types – self-catering, bed & breakfast and halfboard Experienced, qualified and professional

“I enjoyed so much to learn english and to discover London

teachers trained in the practice of teaching young children Classes of no more than 15 students per class

thanks to the

Elementary to advanced level

Burlington School!�

Two split age groups, 8-13 and 14-17

Arianna, Venezuela

What about my course? The morning lessons focus on improving reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through the use of textbooks, magazines, DVDs, poems and songs. Lessons will include communicative group activities or pair work, giving the students plenty of opportunity to make new friends and learn about different cultures. The syllabus is based on themes and topics using a variety of teaching and learning styles. www.burlingtonschool.co.uk

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What happens on arrival?

Morning

Afternoon

Breakfast with the homestay family. If necessary the junior will be accompanied to the School by his/her designated guardian.

From 11:30 to 12:30

Students will enjoy a hot lunc

Around 12:30pm Juniors From 9:00am to 11:30am

activities. Social activities aro

The junior will be in class.

hours, including travel. Saturd

outside of London for a full da Example Menu

Lunch Menu (3 courses)

Starter

School lunches will be arranged in the school coffee bar. Students are supervised at all times and have a selection of main courses and desserts to choose from. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements are also available. Information about special dietary requirements and any allergies should be provided at the time of booking 4

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Soup of the day


Junior Schedule On the student’s first day of school they will need to take a short writing and speaking test to assess their level. The student can then be placed in the appropriate class.

Evening Around 5pm

ch in the school cafeteria.

The juniors will be back at the school where they will be picked up by their assigned guardian if written parental

will get ready for the social

ound London last for about 4/5

day’s excursions will take place

consent to travel alone has not been given. Juniors in homestays will have dinner and enjoy a free evening with their homestay family.

ay, as an optional extra.

Main Chicken in sauce with potatoes burger and chips

Dessert Cakes Fruit

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Junior Syllabus Our junior syllabus is flexible, depending on the age, level, length of course and needs of the students. However, we aim to make every course fun and dynamic. The course is designed to maximise the opportunity for our juniors to practise using their English skills, particularly speaking, as much as possible. We ensure that learning materials are specifically designed for the younger learner.

SAMPLE SYLLABUS Week 1 Life & People – Juniors will practice talking about: • Their daily lives • Themselves • Their family and friends • Other people • Lifestyles Week 2 Activities & Problems - Juniors will practice talking about: • Their likes and dislikes • Hobbies • Their experiences • Their abilities • Problems and issues Week 3 Growing up and future lives - Juniors will practice talking about: • Growing up • Trips and travel • Future hopes • Future developments • New technologies We also get our juniors involved in project work to stimulate their imaginations and use their English knowledge in highly communicative settings. Some of these include: • Cupcake challenge – students design and decorate cupcakes and sell them around the school to raise money for charity. • Write and perform a drama/play • Creating a competition – the mighty ducks • Information search - Harrods 6

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Junior Accommodation The Burlington school provides a range of excellent accommodation options at affordable prices. Whether you want to be housed with a British family in one of our carefully selected homestay families or be grouped together in one of our many residential properties, we are sure our dedicated accommodation officer will find something suitable for you!

Students halls of Residence

Staying with a host family, will give you an opportunity to practise your listening and speaking skills especially during meal times.

“At the school residence, I had so many friends !� Camilla, Colombia

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Social Activities

The afternoon social activities programme is an integral part of this course. It allows stu activities are designed to be enjoyable and allow students to gain a better insight into the PLEASE NOTE: Saturdays can be booked as an optional extra. PROGRAMME WEEK 1

SUNDAY

Note - The Social Activities schedules may change due to weather conditions. MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

London Eye

Harry Potter Tour

General English

MORNING

Language class 9:00 - 11:30

School Cafeteria

LUNCH

11:30 - 12:30

London Sealive Aquarium

London Zoo

Science Museum

Hyde Park Sports Activities

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMME WEEK 3

SUNDAY

Note - The Social Activities schedules may change due to weather conditions. MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Hyde Park Sports Activities

Chessington World of Adventures

General English

MORNING

Language class 9:00 - 11:30

School Cafeteria

LUNCH

11:30 - 12:30

Covent Garden

Tower of London

River Cruise

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

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THURSDAY

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TATE Modern Museum


udents to continue to develop their language and social skills outside the classroom. The culture of Britain.

PROGRAMME WEEK 2

SUNDAY

Note - The Social Activities schedules may change due to weather conditions. MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Madame Tussauds

Brighton

General English

MORNING

Language class 9:00 - 11:30

School Cafeteria

LUNCH

11:30 - 12:30

The London Dungeon

British Museum

Camden Town

Greenwich Walk

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMME WEEK 4

SUNDAY

Note - The Social Activities schedules may change due to weather conditions. MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Trafalgar Square & Westminster Tour

Paintball Guildford (the whole day)

General English

MORNING

Language class 9:00 - 11:30

School Cafeteria

LUNCH

11:30 - 12:30

Oxford Street & Picadilly Tour

Shakespears Globe

National Museum of History

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

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Junior Welfare Policy For your guidance, we have laid out our junior policy below. Depending on the age of the students, different welfare policies will apply. It is important to read this information carefully to fully understand our safeguarding policy for young children. Please ensure you complete the parent guardian consent form at the time of booking.

Adult Courses

Policy for 16-17 Year Olds All 16 or 17 year olds can enrol in adult courses throughout the year. If the student chooses an adult course (instead of the junior programme), the school must have a written consent form signed by the parent(s) allowing the student to do so. The students will then be placed in classes with other students over the age of 18.

Airport Transfer

Parent(s) Consent Form

Policy for under 16 Year Olds In order to enrol with the Burlington School of English and take part in our Junior Programme, the parent(s) of the under 16s must sign our Parent(s) Consent Form. The consent form covers all aspects of the junior’s stay and, most importantly, will assert who the junior’s designated guardian in London is.

In order to enrol with the Burlington School of English and take part in our Junior Programme, the parent(s) of the under 18s must sign our Parent(s) Consent Form. The consent form covers all aspects of the junior’s stay in London and most importantly, will assert who the junior’s designated guardian in London is.

Individuals: all individual students must have transfer from/to the airport booked in advance. Either through the school or independently, but we need to see evidence that this service has been arranged. If the student is travelling with his/her designated guardian, and following written consent by the parent(s), then airport transfer will not be necessary.

Individuals: all individual students must have transfer from/to the airport booked in advance. Either through the school or independently, but we need to see evidence that this service has been arranged. If the student is travelling with his/her designated guardian, and following written consent by the parent(s), then airport transfer will not be necessary. .

Groups: students travelling with their group leaders are not required to have an airport transfer booked through the school; however, when travelling independently or with their group leader, parent(s) must sign the consent form. Please note that all students under 14 years of age must be accompanied to and from the airport either by their group leader, parent or designated guardian.

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Policy for 16-17 Year Olds

Groups: students travelling with their group leaders are not required to have an airport transfer booked through the school; however, when travelling independently or with their group leader, parent(s) must sign the consent form.

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Curfew

Social Travelling Accommodation Activities to/from the school

Individuals & Groups: all students, either coming in a group or individually, must be accompanied by their designated guardian and/or group leader when travelling to and from school in the morning and after the social activities. However, students aged 14 – 17 may travel alone ONLY IF the school has been provided with written consent from their parents.

Individuals & Groups: following the written consent from the parent(s), 16 and 17 year old students will be allowed to travel to/from the school and use public transport unsupervised.

Individuals & Groups: if written consent is provided by their parent or guardian, students enrolled on the junior courses will not be required to attend the afternoon social activities.

Individuals & Groups: if written consent is provided by parent or guardian, students enrolled on the junior courses will not be required to attend the afternoon social activities.

Individuals: all individual students must have homestay accommodation booked through the Burlington School of English, unless the parent(s) have agreed on alternative accommodation arrangements (i.e. the student will be staying with family or family friends) and they have signed the consent form. They are also required to provide the school with the name and contact details of the designated guardian and the address where the student will be staying. In order to monitor the quality and suitability of the provision, the school will carry out a personal visit or telephone/Skype interview with the assigned hosting guardian. Groups: if the accommodation is being arranged by a third party (i.e. the group leaders), the school will need the signed consent form stating that alternative accommodation arrangements have been made. The school must be provided with the hosting contact details. If deemed necessary by the school, a telephone/Skype interview with the host provider will be carried out.

Individuals: all individual students must have homestay or residental accommodation booked through the Burlington School, unless the parent(s) have agreed on alternative accommodation arrangements (i.e. the student will be staying with family or family friends) and they have signed the consent form. They are also required to provide the school with the name and contact details of the designated guardian and the address where the student will be staying. In order to monitor the quality and suitability of the provision, the school will carry out a telephone/Skype interview with the assigned hosting guardian.

Individuals & Groups: students under 16 are not allowed to go out unsupervised. Host families are aware of that and will only allow the student to travel to/from the school or go out during the weekends if supervised by their designated guardian.

Individuals & Groups: students are allowed to go out unsupervised, but only with written consent from their parent or guardian. All students must return to their homestay no later than 10pm.

Groups: if the accommodation is being arranged by a third party (i.e. the group leaders), the school will need the signed consent form stating that alternative accommodation arrangements have been made. The school must be provided with the host’s contact details. If deemed necessary by the school, a telephone/Skype interview with the host provider will be carried out.

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Supervision

Policy for Under 16 Year Olds

Policy for 16-17 Year Olds

Individuals: during class hours, lunch and

Individuals: 16 or 17 year old students will not

social activities, students will be supervised

always be supervised during lunch time and

by the school staff. Outside those hours, in

social activities. In homestays arranged by

homestays arranged by the school, there

the school there will always be at least one

will always be a responsible adult present

adult present when the student is at home.

when the student is at home. If the student is staying with family or friends, the parent

Individuals & Groups: if the student is in

or gurdian must sign the consent form,

accommodation arranged by their family or

relieving the Burlington School of English of

group leader, the school will need a consent

supervising the student outside class/lunch/

form signed by the parent or guardian stating

social activities hours.

who is the student’s assigned guardian.

Groups: if the student is staying with his/her group leader in alternative accommodation, a parent or guardian must also sign the consent form, relieving the Burlington School of English from supervising the student

Sickness

outside class/lunch/social activities hours. Individuals & Groups: if the student is ill,

Individuals & Groups: if a student is ill

the school must be informed immediately.

the school must be informed immediatly.

It is essential that the designated guardian

It is essential that the designated guardian or

contacts the school as soon as it is certain

student contacts the school as soon as it is

that the student will be absent from class.

certain that the student will be absent from class.

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Junior Teacher

What the teacher has to say? NAME : Pauline COURSE : Junior Programme LEVEL: All levels

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The

programme

is

personalised

and

actually

depends

on

the

targets students want to achieve, their needs and the level of the group. When we work with groups, we organise a quick meeting with the group teachers and group leaders in order to discuss the levels of the children and prepare a course adapted to their needs and goals. We also verify if they would like us to follow the home country methodology of learning or a typical British way of learning, as for some students, a big change may have a negative impact on their learning capacities and, therefore, improvement in the English language. So we organise specific speaking and writing lessons and activities

depending on the group’s level(s) and targets. I make sure that there is

a lot of interaction between students and the teacher.

The first two days are usually focused on making them feel comfortable to express themselves and understand the lessons, as changing a country and being far from family can sometimes be difficult for a child. So I try to make them feel good and as comfortable as possible.

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Interactive

This course is very interactive; students can express themselves and improve their speaking and vocabulary in a fun and positive environment.

Personalised

Multicultural

The courses and programmes are always adapted to the needs of the students, their targets and levels.

It is also a wonderful opportunity for children who usually are only familiar with their own culture to mix with other children from all over the world and make friends from different nationalities. Children are always amazed by the number of different nationalities they can see in the same classroom and it is even a big opportunity for them to practice their English, know about other cultures and make new friends!

What I like I really enjoy meeting children about the from so many cultures! course ?


Group Courses Courses for Teenager and Young Learner Groups Open and closed groups Every year we accommodate many groups wishing to undergo a British language experience. We accept students aged between 8 - 17 for both open and closed groups throughout the year. Groups wishing to attend open classes should attend our already existing Junior Programme in July and August, however we can arrange specific courses for Junior groups throughout the rest of the year. Course dates, course intensity, programme details with inclusive excursions and activities, class sizes and accommodation requirements are all negotiable. With the years of professional experience in tailoring group courses we welcome all enquires!

For a competitive quote please email: marketing@burlingtonschool.co.uk

How to find us ? The Burlington School of English 1-3 Chesilton Road London SW6 5AA Fulham England Parsons green

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