TALK English Schools – Fort Lauderdale’s Summer Program
From June to August – the summer months in the U.S.A. – TALK English Schools – Fort Lauderdale runs many of its Summer Programs such as the Summer Groups and the Family and Kids Programs.
We asked Barbara Halwa, Director of Fort Lauderdale school about their unique South Florida Summer Programs: “July and August are our busiest months so there is lot’s to talk about!” She elaborates: “Apart from these Special programs for children, teenagers and families, the school attracts lots of individual students who want to use their summer vacation to study English… schools in different countries getting a group together to come and experience the US.”
Summer Programs 2015
Adults and visiting individuals and groups from abroad mostly sign up for the 18-week General English Part-Time course. This consists of listening, reading, speaking and writing English focusing on acquiring vocabulary, polishing grammar skills and pronunciation. Families or groups who enroll can enjoy comfortable accommodations ranging from a double room with a microwave and mini-fridge to suite-style apartments with full kitchens.
TALK Kids’ English Course, run by TALK English Schools subsidiary TALK Kids Inc, provides a fun and educational vacation experience for children. The Kids’ Course is packed with activities, culture and language learning.
It’s all about having fun while learning English!
• Children get placed in classes based on their English level
• Small group sizes allow teachers to focus on individual needs
• The kids’ rooms are comfortable and equipped with lots of age-appropriate materials, toys, and games
• Fun activities include story times, scavenger hunts, outside play time and lots more
• Kids love our “Special Surprise Fridays!” These could be a field trip or an ice cream truck at school.
Here is an idea of a kid’s typical day:
9:00 am – 9.15 am Parents drop off – Welcome kids! Let’s get started!
9:15 am – 10:00 am Activities with the workbook
10:00 am – 10:30 am Fun with games
10:30 am – 10:45 am Snack time
10:45 am – 11:15 am Arts & Crafts
11:15 am – 12:00 noon English through music, singing, and dancing
12:00 noon – 12:15 pm Homework or practice assignment and clean up
For visiting Summer Groups, which are a big part of the school’s Summer Program, students descend on South Florida from Brazil to Colombia, and from South Korea to Turkey. TALK English Schools – Fort Lauderdale organizes everything starting with the airport pick up, accommodation in different types (homestay/hotel/apartments), placement test, classes, graduations, meals, trips, and excursions.
The Summer Program is a busy and fun part of the year for English Schools – Fort Lauderdale.
Says Barbara “Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to combine studying with sightseeing. Whether it’s the Everglades, Miami, Disney, Universal Studios, a great experience is guaranteed! The mix is great with students from more than 20 different countries and ages from 4 – 75! “