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Intensive English Learning Summer Camp
Level 1 & Level 2


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This intensive English camp is designed for students from other countries who want to prepare themselves for a regular American school and accomplish academic work in a regular American classroom.  The curriculum is literature-based with emphasis in developing practical skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.  Be prepared to work hard!

Successfully completing class assignments and homework will be required.  Each day students will receive 3 hours of instruction with the teacher.  The camp will have two levels of English ability.  The Level 1 camp is for basic to intermediate English ability students.  The Level 2 camp is for high intermediate to advanced English ability students looking to enter an American middle or high school. Students need teacher approval to take the Level 2 class.

Each camp session is independent and students can enter any session they want or take both.  Please note that for any student looking to enroll into an American middle or high school, it is highly recommended that they enroll in and complete both sessions.  It will take at least 6 weeks of class to help prepare for the rigors of academic work in an English-only environment.

Curriculum

Each 3-week session has 3 hours of daily training with the teacher (with an optional fourth hour to prepare for a drama performance).  In each session students will:

  • Read and analyze one novel (level 1 students read an abridged novel, Level 2 students read a novel in its original language)
  • Discuss 3 classical poems (one per week)…and write his/her own poems (one per week)
  • Have daily lessons about English grammar
  • Engage in daily discussions and readings about American culture, current events, science, and/or history information
  • Develop academic vocabulary and academic skills that are used in all subjects taught in American schools. 
  • Hold class discussions and at least 2 formal debates on current events issues.
  • Write and edit at least one persuasive essay 
  • Give one formal speech presentation in front of the class   

Each camp session uses different learning materials. Students who enroll for more than one session will be learning something new in each session.

$800 /week
Session II: July 6July 24
Session III: July 27August 14
9:30am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday
Early drop off and late pick-up extended care available
Families can sign up week by week
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Registration Fee
(One-Time)
Early drop off

8:30am–9:00am

Fees apply
Summer camps at HSArts start June 15!

We understand that many families have been affected by city and state level shelter-in-place orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are dedicated to continue supporting our families however we can, offering a variety of camps and activites in a safe and clean environment on campus. If you do not feel comfortable sending your child to HSArts due to unforeseen reasons related to the pandemic, please let us know and we'll work together to find a solution that works for you.

Per our standard cancellation policy, tuition is non-refundable one week before each session starts.

*The one time enrollment fee for new families is nonrefundable, but will be applied towards future enrollment.

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  • “Both sisters truly enjoyed every single day attended, thank you for the great staffs, programs, and facility!”

    —Yvonne, parent of 12 and 8 years old


  • “This is the best summer camp I ever had!”

    —Angel, 13


  • "My daughter progressed so much in dance in just one summer!"


    —Nan, parent of 11 year old


  • Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full-time!


    —Jocelyn


Save up to $1000 for referrals!
Help your friends save $50 off camp tuition.
Receive a $50 voucher for each referral.
DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES
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1. Get 10% off by signing up for 2 weeks or more.

2. Enjoy a 5% early bird discount before February 28, 2020

3. Sibling discounts - receive a 10% tuition discount for your second child, and 20% off for a third child

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