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5th Edition of B+E International June, JULY and aUGUST of 2012 in New york

Basket and English International is a program designed to teach student-athletes, from around the world, English, using basketball as it´s foundation. Please have a look inside to learn more about this annual experience.


My name is Willie Ladson, ex-professional international basketball player, and I would like to introduce you to my program. It´s called Basket and English. During the school year I teach kids in Spain English using basketball drills and games. The kids get a chance to learn English at a competitive pace. I´ve been running the program for four years now with great success. Spanish students between the ages of 11 and 18, that pass all their classes in June, get an opportunity to travel to NYC with me and other qualified monitors, to attend different basketball camps. This program is called Basket and English International. They will be getting the opportunity to work on both attributes at a more saturated level. I started my professional basketball career in Argentina back in 1994. I was on a team with players that didn´t speak English, so I constantly heard Spanish spoken. I started testing out my Spanish skills everyday on the courts with basic basketball lingo. Then I practiced everyday off the courts as well with friends from the neighborhood. After about a year of that, I started carrying on conversations. That´s what the international part of my program is all about. It´s students learning English on the courts all day, and then off the courts living in an English speaking environment. They will be practicing English with their international teammates, American coaches at the camps, or with me through conversation the rest of the day. When they want to go shopping or buy something to eat, they have to ask for it in English. For example: http://www.youtube.com/user/thehook44#p/u/58/112NgjFV8Js

WILLIE EARL LADSON WALLACE

Calle Juan XXIII- 10-5ºB. C.P. 32003- Ourense

-Basket and English International -

Tfno-+34 637 37 04 51 Fax – 988 61 51 81 e-mail willie@basketandenglish.com


This summer I want to include basketball players from different countries in my program. Boys and girls between the ages of 11-18. Since there was such a high demand in registration last summer I decided to have two sessions in 2012. I will have a session in July for one month and a session in August for 16 days. You will be living with players from all over the world and participating in all of the activities and basketball camps that will be part of the program This way, the international kids would get a more saturated dose of English. They would be constantly hearing it all day long. Plus you get to go to three basketball camps. I will select from the following list of camps: Five Star Basketball City Camp, The Knicks Camp, Hoop Group, Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp. The NBA camps include guest appearances from some of your favorite NBA stars. The college camps are a good way to get some early exposure, because there will be college and high school coaches in attendance everyday evaluating the talent. So go out there and play hard and impress. You would be staying at University dorms throughout your stay with cafeteria food service. Campers from the various camps that we attended last summer had a great time getting to know my Spanish players. Now you have an opportunity to live with them and the other kids from different countries in NYC. We all will travel together attending camps, play pick up ball, trips touring N.Y. beaches, Great Adventures Six Flags amusement park and tons of other activities. Those that are interested send me an email with your parents emails and contact phone numbers so I can introduce myself and the program to them. Please register online at www.basketandenglish.com My goal is to bring 13(Boys) the end of June till the end of July and thirteen campers (Boys and Girls) at the end of July till the middle of August. I will arrive in NY on June 28th with the first group and July 27th with the second. I will select a day before camps start for orientation to talk to the parents of the local American campers, and show you where you would be residing. All the international campers that will meet me in NY will arrive a day or two later. I will meet you at the airport. Remember, I´m only looking for 13 campers in July and 13 campers in August, so respond quickly. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Respectfully,

Willie Ladson CEO of Basket and English/International willie@basketandenglish.com


>Housing accommodation -Pace

University – Westchester (Pleasantville)

Pace offers fully furnished townhouses. Each unit is fully furnished with a living room with A/C and a "live" cable TV & Internet jack, dining room area and kitchen located on the ground floor. The kitchen has an electric range, large refrigerator. You will need to bring your own pots, pans, cooking utensils, TV with coax cable, microwave oven bed linens & towels. The 2nd and third floors are identical in that each has 2 bedrooms, one in the front of the house & one in the back of the house. There is a center hall bathroom on each floor. Each bedroom has A/C, "live" cable & Internet jack. There will be two of every thing in each bedroom so you can push the twin beds together to make one large bed. However, you will need to place something in between the two mattresses. Each resident will be issued a digital telephone, which has voice mail. You will be given an access code at check in to program your voice mail. You will need a calling card with a 1-800-access number to dial out off campus. On campus calls as well as calls to the immediate town are free. You will need to bring the TV, IBM compatible computer with an Ethernet card plus all of the connecting cords. There are three small coin operated laundry rooms located at the end of each townhouse row. All of the units are single sex (all male or all female). We do not offer married or cohabitation housing. You may have guests just work it out with the rest of the guys in the house. You may not sublet your room! Parking is right behind the townhouse complex and you must register your car. New York City is 45 miles away and there is a Metro North train station in town, (Village of Pleasantville). You can park in town by the train station after 5:00 PM weekdays and on weekends. Other times, you risk ticket/tow. It costs $10.50 each way peak & $8.50 off peak each way. The train’s final stop is 42nd St. & Grand Central Station. Photo of outside view of the Townhouses.

Photo of living room/dining room area (kitchen in rear)

Photo of bedroom. There are two beds (twin), desks, dressers, closets & phones.


>visits to Manhattan, long island, and bronx(optional) (afternoon and weekend activities):The Statue of Liberty,Times Square, Little Italy, China Town, SoHo,The Village, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, South Street Sea Port, Central Park, NBA Store, Niketown, Jones Beach, The American Museum of Natural History,Streetball in the Bronx and Manhattan and much more.

*The Statue of Liberty

*The South street sea port

*CHINA TOWN


*Empire State Building

*Niketown

*central park

*Museum of Natural History

*THE beach

*AND MUCH MORE


CampS we will Attend

>The Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp (http:www.jimcalhouncamp.com/index.php) July 5th—9th(All Boys)

Congratulations to the 2010-11 NCAA Champions. Considered by many to be one of the best boys basketball camps in America, the Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp will provide you with a chance to meet and work with George Blaney, our assistants, and me. Collectively, my coaching staff has amassed over 1,250 wins as head coaches of various college programs. Now you can learn directly from us what it takes to be successful in basketball and in life. All campers must be at least nine years old or entering the fourth grade in September 2012 to attend camp. According to NCAA regulations, boys who have graduated high school and are about to enter college in the fall of 2011 may attend the Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp.

>The Knicks Basketball Camp at Pace University(www.knicks.com) July 9th - 12th

The Summer of 2012 will feature the 21st consecutive season for the New York Knicks Summer Basketball Camp. The Camp provides boys and girls ages 8-18 with a structured basketball learning experience that encourages team participation and personal development. The Summer of 2012 will focus on improving skills sessions emphasizing offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals. Each day there will be an active or ex-knick to talk to the kids and sign autographs


>Five Star /Basketball City Camp/(www.basketballcity.com) July 16th-20th

Basketball City Camp, all participants, regardless of his/her skill level, will learn the fundamentals of basketball through daily teaching stations based on the Five-Star model. This camp is available for ALL skill levels, though it will be slightly more rigorous than the BBC Fundamental weeks.

>Basketball City Fundamental Camp(www.basketballcity.com) July 30th-August 3rd

There is a heavy emphasis on small group instruction and individual player development. Each day campers will participate in comprehensive drill stations as well as play in competitive league games. BBC Fundamentals also features guest lectures by college coaches & players, as well as an awards ceremony to commence the week. Fundamentals camp is a must for any player trying to take their game to

>Walt Clyde Frazier Camp(www.basketballcity.com) August 6th-10th

Spend the week learning from one of the best players ever to play the game. Walt "Clyde" Frazier will teach the same skills that enabled him to become a NBA Hall of Famer and one of the top 50 greatest players in NBA history. All campers will receive several autographs from the "Living Legend" on designated days.


Here´s a video montage I put together from past years of Basket and English International https://vimeo.com/36603165

WILLIE EARL LADSON WALLACE

Calle Juan XXIII- 10-5ºB. C.P. 32003- Ourense

-Basket and English International -

Tfno-+34 637 37 04 51 Fax – 988 61 51 81 e-mail willie@basketandenglish.com


>Emersion of culture and language

This is a great way to unite children from different cultures in a fun and constructive manor. English is fundamental. Any civilized country that you visit in the world, your sure to find someone that can communicate with you in English.

July (Boys) Option 3 >price for international (English learners)

June 29th –July 21

$4,439(3.370 Euros) (This Euro value is subject to change depending on the dialy exchange rate) (plane ticket not included) >included -Six hours of english classes at Pace University (a certificate will be awarded at the end of the coarse) -1 Overnight and 2 day basketball camp fees -Residency at a Pace University Townhouse -24 hr adult supervision -Food -Rental Van -Public transportation fares -Amusement park fee -Limosine(4 hour ride) -B+E International uniform, polo shirt, practice uniform, t-shirts and bag. -Insurance. (Only the children that are traveling with Willie from Spain.)

>Not included

-Snacks -insurance -Site seeing fees (Optional)

$2,000 is required no later than April 30th, 2012 -Final balance payment of $2,439no later than May 30th 2012 a deposit of


July (Boys) Option 4 >price for international (English As a first language(EFL)

July1st-21nd

$4,154(3.150 EUROS) english speakers /no classes (This Euro value is subject to change depending on the dialy exchange rate) (plane ticket not included)

>included -2 Overnight and 1 day basketball camp fees -Residency at a Pace University Townhouse -24 hr adult supervision -Food -Rental Van -Public transportation fares -Amusement park fee -Limosine(4 hour ride) -B+E International uniform and bag.

>Not included

-Snacks -Insurance -Site seeing fees (Optional)

$2,000 is required no later than April 30th, 2012 -Final balance payment of $2,154 a deposit of

no later than May 30th 2012


15 days (Boys and Girls) July 28th-August 12th Option 5 >price for international English as a first language(EFL and ESL):

$3,460(2.598 EUROS)

(This Euro value is subject to change depending on the dialy exchange rate) (plane ticket not included)

>included

-2 Basketball camps -Residency at a Pace University Townhouse -24 hr adult supervision -Food -Rental Van -Public transportation fares -Amusement park fee -Limosine(4 hour ride) -B+E International uniform, and bag.

>Not included

-Personal gifts -Souvenirs -Snacks -insurance -Site seeing fees (Optional)

$2,000 is required no later than May 15th, 2012 -Final balance payment of $2,187no later than June 15th 2012 a deposit of


(Registration is to be done online at www.basketandenglish.com Please print out the registration form and the other documents that are required.) They are to be mailed to: Willie Ladson Basket and English International Juan XXII #10-5B, Orense, Spain 32003

Registration is closed on April 20th, 2012 _______________________________________________________________ Method of payment for the Deposit and Balance payments: Wire transfer To the Basket and English bank account: (Bank name:Catalunya Caixa) (Account Nº 2013 1543 42 0200464241) Concept in the name of the camper

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” Nelson Mandela

WILLIE EARL LADSON WALLACE

Calle Juan XXIII- 10-5ºB. C.P. 32003- Ourense

-Basket and English International -

Tfno-+34 637 37 04 51 Fax – 988 61 51 81 e-mail willie@basketandenglish.com


Special thanks to Antonio and MarĂ­a VĂĄzquez. True examples of what my program is all about.


B+E Inter 2012 Magazine