2020 English Summer Camp: All I learn, I put in my portfolio!
This year’s courses will be portfolio-led, based on projects, language and skills that the students have acquired throughout the week.
Each week, every child will receive their own portfolio to fill in. They will receive picture stickers for the new words they have learned. They can choose which words they want to record in their portfolio and write a sentence with their favourite word, and any grammar or language focus they have covered. They will also get stickers from their teacher as they practice all four language skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking. This will help the children to consolidate what they have learned. Students will be given the chance to make choices in their learning, so that their portfolio is personal to them. No two portfolios will look alike.
Everyday, students will work in small groups to collaborate on projects in English, giving them a reason to speak English with their peers and develop communication and problem-solving skills as they tackle the challenge in their projects. The teacher will take a photo of the project work and students will write about what they have created. At the end of the day, students will also complete a self reflection activity that aims encourages involvement and responsibility for their own learning, and receive feedback from the teacher.
On the last day, each student will choose from one of the exciting topics they have covered during the week, and do a more in-depth project based on that theme, and teach their class about the topic in the afternoon marketstall event.
This process will help young children in kindergarten and elementary school learn how to compile work they have produced in and outside their regular classroom, including any collaborative projects and portfolios that they have been involved in through cram schools and other clubs or groups. This ‘proof of learning’ will contribute to the child’s application process for schools and institutes of further education in the future.
Early bird registration at Shipai and Xinyi Teaching Centres now available! To find out more, fill out this form and our English course consultants will be in touch soon.