TA S I S
Summer Programs 2014
Welcome to the best summer of your life!
TASIS is a welcoming international community.
Learn a language in the heart of Europe.
Languages spoken Nationalities TSP students MSP students CDE students TSLP students MSPCD students TELAP students TASIS community
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CONTENTS LUGANO t Le Château des Enfants (CDE) Ages 4 -10 t Middle School Program (MSP) Ages 11-13
t TASIS Summer Program (TSP) 16 Ages 14 -18 CHÂTEAU-D’OEX t TASIS Summer Language Program (TSLP) Ages 14-18 24 t Middle School Program (MSPCD) Ages 11-13 t TASIS Ecological Leadership Action Program (TELAP) Ages 14-18
Learn from the Masters.
Beauty and inspiration are everywhere.
TRAVEL Experience one of the best travel programs in the world.
Europe is our classroom.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Hike the Swiss Alps. Sail the Italian Lakes. Train with AC Milan. Help write an original musical. Go canyoning in an Alpine river.
Play nine holes in Italy. Learn to dance. Visit a Milan fashion house. Enjoy Swiss Day on Lake Lugano. Explore Ticino through a lens.
LE CHĂ‚TEAU %&4&/'"/54 (CDE) Ages 4+ -10 Boarding ages 6 -10 STUDY Our international environment encourages childrenâ€™s curiosity about other languages and cultures. All CDE activities are designed to help children understand and use familiar words and phrases in their target language, which helps them become more comfortable in their new surroundings. Class sizes are kept at 4-8 students, allowing for individual attention. Along with teacher-led games and lessons, children work both alone and in groups to make presentations and lead discussions in front of their classmates. Public speaking helps improve their confidence, and allows them to play with both language and nonverbal communication.
English as an Additional Language
As English is the principal language of the program, our EAL students quickly improve their skills. Alongside classroom activities, children hear, speak, and interact in English for most of their day, both with adults and with other children.
Ticino is an ideal location to expose children to the Italian language. Our local staff and many of our summer staff members speak the language and encourage students to use newly-acquired words whenever possible.
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Communication begins in the classroom but continues in the real world. Special activities in each language enhance the childrenâ€™s learning. Activities include cooking classes, visiting the Bear Cave at Monte Generoso, and touring the Herman Hesse Museum.
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PLAY Performing Arts
Music is a major component of our program, and children spend at least an hour a day singing in various languages. Children who learn to sing and play-act in another language soon feel more familiar with it. Along with singing, our 7
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Time off-campus gives children the opportunity to experience and explore new surroundings while feeling safe and secure with their friends and counselors. Children also enjoy a camping trip, where they stay overnight in tents, swim in a river, and roast marshmallows by a campfire.
Club activities include cooking, paddleboarding on Lake Lugano, rock climbing, hiking, and making art with clay and wood.
Visit a falconry in Locarno, swim at the lido in Ascona on Lake Maggiore, tour the Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne.
Introducing children to the world Watching children from around the globe play, learn, and grow together is moving and inspiring. CDE is proud to attract children from numerous countries and cultures whose curiosity about each otherâ€™s worlds soon melts into friendships. Children learn tolerance and appreciation for PUIFS DVMUVSFT BOE JEFBT É¨SPVHI TUVEZ BOE QMBZ UIFZ share their stories with one another, learning that weâ€™re all different but weâ€™re also very similar. Le ChĂ˘teau des Enfants blends traditional camp activities with language learning and the performing arts within a safe and nurturing environment. Housed in Villa Belvedere nestled on the Collina dâ€™Oro with unparalleled views of Lake Lugano and the Alps, CDE encourages children to appreciate and notice the features QBSUJDVMBS UP PVS MBOETDBQF CFBVUJGVM TVSSPVOEJOHT international friendships, and remarkable discoveries. CDE brings the world to your child.
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MINNOWS Ages 4+ to 6
(must have turned 4 by December 31 of the previous year)
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Art is an important part of the Minnows program and arts and crafts projects are integrated into language classes as well as other activities that occur throughout the day. Children enjoy exploring various art forms, and create colorful images using many techniques and materials.
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Excursions Off-campus activities are important to our young Minnows. A typical selection of excursions includes a trip to Swissminiatur, which teaches the children about the country of Switzerland; riding the Lugano trenino around the city; visiting the charming Bellinzona castles; and joining the CDE children on their camping trip, sharing activities such as splashing around in an alpine stream and roasting marshmallows. Minnows is an individualized program which inspires young children to make friends and explore the world around them in a safe and encouraging environment. 11
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM (MSP) Ages 11-13
STUDY Languages English as an Additional Language (EAL) MSP offers an exciting, intensive learning environment for students eager to improve their English. With courses from beginner to advanced literature and academic writing, the EAL curriculum doesnâ€™t stop after class time ends. Students use English in all aspects of the program, from sports and BDUJWJUJFT UP GBNJMZTUZMF NFBMT É¨FZ BSF FODPVSBHFE UP become comfortable and confident in their language skills.
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with off-campus language-based activities. Our popular selection of excursions include llama trekking, canoeing on Lake Maggiore, visiting the Herman Hesse museum in Montagnola, and spending an afternoon at a falconry in Locarno. 4VOEBZT BSF TQFOU PO 4QFDJBM -BOHVBHF 1SPKFDUT É¨FTF classroom-based projects include a puppet show and DBSOJWBM QMBOOFEBOEFYFDVUFECZUIFTUVEFOUTÉ¨FTFSFRVJSF teamwork and leadership and utilize each childâ€™s unique skills while increasing confidence in the target language. Placement tests are given to students upon arrival so each student is placed in the appropriate language level.
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PLAY Sports and Activity Tracks take place two afternoons a
week and encourage students to try new things and challenge themselves. A typical selection of tracks includes archery, windsurfing, climbing, waterskiing, recreational tennis, video making, and art. Students choose and focus on only one track during the session.
MSP Sports Clubs are for athletes who want to strengthen
their existing skills. Children train with certified professional coaches who have tailored their teaching to this age group. Clubs meet three times a week, and therefore students in clubs cannot partake in other Sports and Activity tracks or in Saturday activities, because clubs meet at the same time as these events. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation is at an extra cost.
Tennis Club is for students who wish to enhance and improve their existing skills. Students are issued a kit and are expected to bring their own racquet. Coach-to-student ratio JT XJUIBNBYJNVNPGTUVEFOUT
Golf Club is designed for young golfers who want to improve their game. Students play three times per week and practice their skills on the driving range, pitch-and-putt, and main course at Panorama Golf in Varese. Equipment can be provided if necessary. Limited to 8 students. AC Milan Junior Camp is an
intensive soccer program under the supervision of coaches from the SFOPXOFE"$.JMBO$MVCÉ¨JTJTBO exciting opportunity for children to learn high-quality soccer skills with some of the best coaches in the sport. Players are issued an exclusive AC Milan soccer kit.
Armani Junior Basketball Club challenges young players to improve their individual skills while improving their teamwork and tactical strategies. Coaches from the Olimpia Milan Armani Junior Program are on court with the students and expect top effort for the entire two hours. Players are issued an exclusive basketball kit.
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Saturday Afternoon Leadership Activities give students the opportunity to work as a team to achieve a certain goal or objective. Using their personal strengths and
talents, students from a variety of countries and cultures join forces and learn about others and themselves. Past events have included boat-building and a regatta on Lake Lugano, an Olympics event, and on-campus leadership activities.
EXPLORE Travel Days are reserved for travel and discovery at
a variety of European destinations and enhance the adventurous spirit. Trips also foster community as students explore a destination together.
Day trips explore the beauty and culture of nearby destinations. All trips include special activities off the typical tourist track, immersing students into the culture
of Switzerland and Italy. Recent urban destinations have included Milan, Como, and Lucerne. More adventurous students can go canyoning, caving, or visit Val Verzasca. Cultural destinations have included the Ballenberg openair museum and the Borromean Islands. Students participate in some of these day trips, depending on various factors.
Overnight trips allow for exploration further afield.
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A WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MSP welcomes young people from around the world. Students are exposed to cultures and lifestyles from a variety of countries. Experiencing the program together fosters lasting friendships.
Dorm Life MSP boarders room with students from
different countries and with a differing mother tongue. Dorm life gives students a chance to bond with others through a variety of activities, from movie nights to sing-a-longs. Children are housed in recently-renovated facilities in beautiful old buildings with inspiring views of Lake Lugano and the mountains. Because some children are away from home for the first time, we ensure that all students entrusted to our care feel comfortable and supported as they adjust to our community.
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TASIS SUMMER PROGRAM (TSP) Ages 14 -18
STUDY TSP offers a variety of courses for students that challenge and encourage them to stretch their limits. Our TSP courses offer students the chance to learn and grow alongside friends from around the world.
LANGUAGE COURSES Language learning is an important component of TSP. Small class sizes ensure individual attention, and students are given the opportunity to practice their target language outside of class. Students take placement tests upon arrival and receive a full academic report, including letter grade, course description, and teacher comments, at the end of the session.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) TSP offers an intensive and challenging opportunity for English-language learners to improve their skills. As the programâ€™s language is English, language skills are reinforced by daily interaction with friends and staff. Courses cater to all levels, from beginner to advanced literary analysis and writing.
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Intensive Italian Lugano, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, is the perfect location for students interested in studying Italian language and culture. Many of our staff speak Italian and encourage students to use the language outside the classroom. Excursions in the local area and further afield offer students the opportunity to practice in real-world situations.
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(for language learners only) TSP offers dance, drama, photography, and studio art courses that use the target language in situations outside the classroom. Taught by professional enthusiasts, these classes are challenging and fun, and allow students to try something new or develop their talents. All students taking a language can also take one of these arts activity courses.
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Digital Photography Taught by a professional photographer, this course introduces students to the basics of digital photography, CPUI DBNFSB TLJMMT BOE JNBHFFEJUJOH TPGUXBSF É¨F picturesque surroundings of the campus, combined with excursions to destinations throughout Europe, give students the opportunity to practice their skills. Digital SLR cameras are required, and additional equipment, TVDI BT BO PĂŞDBNFSB ĂŹBTI USJQPE BOE ĂŤMUFST BSF recommended, but not required.
Architecture & Design The design of the best houses and chairs proceeds from the organic principle that itâ€™s the inside that counts. The outside is merely shell, insulation, or packaging. You must work from the inside out. A unique course created by Master Teacher Mark Aeschliman, Architecture & Design introduces students to these exciting disciplines. Students are introduced to UIF IJTUPSZ PG BSU BOE BSDIJUFDUVSF GSPN $MBTTJDBM UP UI century, then Art Nouveau to the present, which includes sketching from slides and discussion. Practical work includes an investigation workbook, a class presentation, and creating a variety of models which are exhibited at the "SUT'FTUJWBMEVSJOHUIFĂŤOBMXFFLPGUIFQSPHSBN Class trips include a visit to Weil-am-Rhein in Germany to explore the renowned Vitra Design Museum and works by Ando, Gehry, SANAA, Hadid, Siza, Herzog & de Meuron, and Piano. Students also visit Basel to see the remarkable Novartis campus and the Tinguely Museum by Botta, BMPOHXJUIBWJTJUUP3PODIBNQ 'SBODFBOEUIF$IBQFMPG NĂ´tre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier. Students also see the Triennale Design Museum in Milan and take short daytrips to Como, Bellinzona, and Riva San Vitale. Guest lecturers include renowned architects from around UIFXPSMEÉ¨FDPVSTFNBLFTVTFPGUIF4DIPPMTQVSQPTF built architecture studio located in the brand-new Ĺžahenk 'JOF"SUT$FOUFS'JSTUTFTTJPOPOMZ. The most important things to bear in mind are simplicity, economy, and elegance. And natural materials, of course.
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SPORTS Afternoon sports offerings typically include dance, volleyball, swimming, sailing, horseback-riding, and windsurfing.
Armani Junior Basketball Club challenges players by
focusing on tactical, sophisticated methods of play. Coaches from the Olimpia Milan Armani Junior Program focus on physical strength and the elements of fitness necessary to improve player confidence and performance. Players are issued an exclusive basketball kit. Participation is at an extra cost.
AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp TSP students have the exceptional opportunity to work under coaches from renowned AC Milan Club through the AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp. Students spend four afternoons per week working with professional trainers on their skills. Players are issued an exclusive AC Milan soccer kit. Participation is at an extra cost.
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EXPLORE Travel É¨F 541 USBWFM QSPHSBN JOUSPEVDFT TUVEFOUT UP TPNF PG the most exciting destinations in Europe. Opportunities for travel include half-day excursions on Wednesdays and Sundays, full-day trips on Saturdays, and optional extended weekend trips to distant cities such as Nice, Venice, and Rome. Our location offers easy access to a variety of landscapes and regions in central Europe, from the Italian lakes to the Swiss Alps to the Mediterranean coast. More adventurous students can join one of our adventure travel trips, including hiking, caving, canyoning, river rafting, or a glacier walk.
Culture Cultural opportunities happen every day at TSP. Students explore the connection between language and culture in 'SFODI *UBMJBO BOE &OHMJTI DPVSTFT É¨FZ BUUFOE SFHVMBS Monday evening performances by artists and musicians and visit renowned museums and attractions on trips. Perhaps most importantly, students explore cultures in their day-today interactions with students from all over the world.
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CHĂ‚TEAU-Dâ€™OEX TASIS SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAM (TSLP) Ages 14-18
STUDY French Immersion Our qualified, native-speaking teachers focus on improving existing language skills and building confidence with UIF 'SFODI MBOHVBHF &WFSZ EBZ PVS TUVEFOUT IFBS BOOPVODFNFOUT BOE BUUFOE NFFUJOHT JO 'SFODI5FBDIFST and staff encourage students to practice the language during meals, activities, cultural outings, and sports. Students can extend their summer language immersion experience with an optional week in Paris at the end of the program, at an extra cost. 22 24
Our EAL program inspires students to become fully integrated into the bi-lingual community of the program. English is the common language between students, and EAL students have ample time outside class to practice their skills. Taught by qualified teachers, our EAL courses focus on real-world communication skills that build confidence.
All students participate in our intensive sports program, taught by qualified professional instructors who encourage students to challenge themselves both physically and NFOUBMMZÉ¨FTFBDUJWJUJFTGPTUFSBTFOTFPGSFTQPOTJCJMJUZBOE accomplishment, and allow students to further explore this stunning Swiss region.
All classes include 60 hours of instruction during the fourweek program. Various levels are taught, from beginner to advanced. Students in the advanced courses focus on highlevel grammar, writing, and literary analysis. Classes are limited to 10 students and work in small groups to ensure each student is appropriately challenged.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Outdoor Adventure includes rock climbing, rafting,
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Climbing (outdoor and indoor) teaches foundational
skills to set up top ropes for solo climbing, movement, correct belaying techniques, and other skills necessary to master rock climbing. Students are encouraged to join the overnight climbing trip in the mountains to practice their skills in various environments.
Traditional Sports allows students to explore a variety of sports and improve their individual skills while focusing on tactical play and teamwork. Sports include soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Swimming gives students experience working with
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Tennis focuses on strategy, match play, and video analysis.
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Dance introduces students to a variety of styles of dance.
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Cultural trips include visits to the Ronde de lâ€™Alpage, ChĂ˘teau de Chillon, the beautiful village of GruyĂ¨res, local fromagerie lâ€™Etivaz, and mountain activities at Glacier 3000 in Diablerets. We also visit the perennial favorite, the chocolaterie Cailler NestlĂŠ.
Travel is integral to the TSLP program. Along with the many rural destinations visited by our sports and activities groups, students also take day-long city tours to nearby Lausanne and Bern, visit beautiful Interlaken, and attend UIF .POUSFVY +B[[ 'FTUJWBM BOE UIF *OUFSOBUJPOBM #FBDI Volleyball Championships in Gstaad.
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Optional Activities are available to test the limits of adventurous students! Students can view the area from high in the sky while paragliding or riding in a hot air balloon. Students can even cycle at the UCI VĂŠlodrome in Aigle.
EXPLORE Travel is an important part of the MSPCD program. Along with exploring the beautiful scenery around ChĂ˘teau dâ€™Oex, students go on a number of afternoon and daylong cultural excursions. Afternoon trips include visiting the lâ€™Etivaz cheesemaking factory, the medieval village and chĂ˘teau at GruyĂ¨res, the annual fĂŞte at Rougemont, and UIFQFSFOOJBMGBWPSJUF UIFDIPDPMBUFSJF$BJMMFS/FTUMĂ?'VMM day trips include city tours to Lausanne, Geneva, Bern, and Gstaad.
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TASIS ECOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP ACTION PROGRAM (TELAP) Ages 14-18 In collaboration with Horn & Co.* Photo by Tom Lill
LEARN - LIVE - SHARE Located at Chateau-dâ€™Oex in the Gstaad Valley of the Swiss Alps, TELAP is a challenging educational summer experience which carefully coordinates physical, emotional, intellectual, and ethical development for English-speaking (minimum intermediate level) young people ages 14-18.
Project-based learning activities encourage respect for self and others, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills that carry over into other important aspects of a young personâ€™s life.
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Students attend theoretical and practical sessions with FDPMPHJDBMFYQFSUTJOUIFJSTQFDJĂŤDĂŤFMEÉ¨FNBJOGPDVTJT TUVEZJOH UIF ĂŹPSB BOE GBVOB JO UIF NBHOJĂŤDFOU SFHJPOBM nature reserve, as well as studying water, glaciers, glaciation, snow and soil sampling, and food foraging.
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Horn, the Director of Horn & Co., has been leading summer and winter Adventure Youth Camps, outdoor adventures, expeditions, and corporate team-building activities in Switzerland and throughout the world for over 16 years. Working alongside his famous worldexplorer brother Mike Horn for the past five years, Martin has been the Project Manager of the Pangaea Young Explorers Program, the inspiration for the new TASIS Ecological Leadership Action Program.
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Photos by Dmitri Sharomov / Copyright Mike Horn Sarl.
TASIS Schools 5"4*4É¨F"NFSJDBO4DIPPMJO4XJU[FSMBOE
offers a challenging college-preparatory academic-year program on its Lugano campus to day students Grades Pre-K-13 and boarding students Grades 7-13. With a student body comprised of over 60 nationalities, TASIS takes advantage of its location in the heart of Europe to provide an outstanding educational program with an unparalleled international dimension. In addition to a strong American college-preparatory curriculum, TASIS offers the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and English-as-an-Additional-Language courses, along with many travel opportunities. Highlights are ten days of Academic Travel and the annual January ski week when the High School relocates to Crans-Montana and the Middle School to Verbier for winter sports.
cited as the premier American school in England, offers an American college-preparatory curriculum to day students from Pre-K through 12 and to boarding students from (SBEFT UISPVHI -PDBUFE NJMFT TPVUIXFTU PG -POEPOPOBCFBVUJGVM BDSFFTUBUFPG(FPSHJBONBOTJPOT and 17th-century cottages, TASIS England combines an excellent academic program with exceptional facilities for art, drama, music, computers, and sports. TASIS also offers the International Baccalaureate, a full English-asan-Additional-Language course of study, and Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines.
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TASIS England Summer School, located on the TASIS England campus, o ers courses for students aged 12-18 in English School Skills, Middle School Skills, and mathematics courses that include IB Preparation components. Enrichment courses o ered include ShakespeareXperience, Art Portfolio, Speaking in English, Lights Camera Action. Sports take place every afternoon, and weekend-trip destinations include Wales, Edinburgh, Paris and EuroDisney. Two three-week and one six-week sessions are o ered.
OTHER TASIS SUMMER PROGRAMS
Other TASIS Summer Programs
TASIS English Language Program is located on the TASIS Additional Language from beginning to advanced levels for students aged 12-18 along with sports every afternoon. Weekends include trips to Wales, Edinburgh, Paris and EuroDisney. Students share accommodation with TASIS England Summer School students thereby providing many opportunities to develop their Englishprogram o ers two three-week and one six-week sessions. o ers an intensive three-week design and cultural experience for students is for students who have a strong interest in the arts or who programâ€™s ideal location, just north of Provence, provides extensive opportunities for excursions that draw on the cultural richness of this fascinating area.
TASIS Dorado Spanish Summer Program Located in the
idyllic area of Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, the TASIS Dorado Spanish Summer Program (TDSSP) o ers an intensive 3-week
use of the TASIS Dorado purpose-built campus with its excellent facilities for creative arts, sports and activities. In addition to a wide range of excursions which draw on the cultural riches and natural beauty of the island, including historic Old San Juan and exploration and ecology course through its association with the Jean-Michel Cousteauâ€™s Ambassadors of the Environment Center.
TASIS admits quali ed students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in its admissions policies and practices.
Av. Winston Churchill, Esq. Roberto Pastoriza. Plaza paseo de la Churchill, 2do. Nivel Tel. 809-566-4612 / 809-565-5746