Summer course - Junior English (for ages 8-12)


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Program Description


The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with a summer course to improve their spoken and written English language skills. The course is aimed at students who want to improve their English and even study in the UK in the future! For older students, ORA offers the Oxford Summer English courses for ages 13-15 and 16-18.

Academic Content

The Junior English Programme consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 5.25 taught workshop hours). This programme encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas.

The main areas covered are as follows:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Colloquial English

How ORA will improve students’ English in and out of school:

  • ORA’s own English programme, developed by EFL experts;
  • Student learning is maximised in small class sizes;
  • ORA’s EFL teachers use dynamic, interactive and fun student-centred teaching methods;
  • ORA’s EFL courses are integrated with cultural activities and excursions outside of the classroom to provide context and practical application opportunities.

Why choose this EFL course?

Are you aged between 8 and 12? Do you want to get ahead of the game by improving your English skills long before most students think of doing so? If so, Oxford Royale Academy’s English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course is the programme for you.

Why take an EFL course now?

Taking an EFL course at this early stage in your academic career will bring you many benefits, not least because the younger you learn the quicker you’ll pick up and retain new knowledge. If you lay solid foundations now, you’ll find it pays dividends throughout your academic life and beyond.

The following are just a few of the reasons why students choose to join us for our EFL courses each year:

  • Open up more options – taking an EFL course now will open up more academic possibilities for you down the line, as you’ll need a strong grasp of English in order to apply for many of the world’s top universities. Our EFL courses focus in part on improving your use of English specifically for an academic context, standing you in good stead when you come to apply for university and allowing you to read a greater breadth of scholarship once you get there.
  • Avoid a last-minute panic – taking an EFL course a few years before you go to university will avoid the last-minute realisation that the university you’d set your heart on demands a higher level of English than you are able to provide. Taking an EFL course now will give you many more years to develop your English skills, using the advanced grammar, vocabulary and syntax that we teach.
  • Complement your school studies – the chances are that you’re already studying English as part of your school curriculum. If this is the case, you’ll find that our EFL courses help you make rapid progress and allow you to achieve a far higher standard of English than the rest of your class.
  • Learn English in a unique environment – our EFL courses provide a unique educational environment in which you’ll be immersed in the English language alongside like-minded students. Not only that, but we’ll introduce you to life in England with a number of trips to famous British landmarks and giving you a flavour of English used in its natural context, accelerating your learning and deepening your cultural appreciation of this complex language.

Learning Objectives

This course aims to:

  • help students quickly improve their English skills for general contexts;
  • build students’ confidence in their use of spoken English;
  • develop students’ knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary;
  • improve students’ English reading and writing skills;
  • encourage independent learning;
  • provide an insight into various aspects of British culture.

Transferable Life Skills

Attendees on the Junior English Programme are encouraged to work on important key skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in an inspiring setting, enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment. Vital for future success in any career, these skills include:

  • developing strengths in independence, self-regulation and self-assessment;
  • confidence in dealing with a wide range of new people and situations;
  • responsibility for own learning, time management, and working with others;
  • communication skills in speaking, listening, and presenting effective arguments in a variety of different contexts.

Eligibility and Pre-requisites

Students on the Junior English Programme:

  • Must conform to our Age Policy.
  • Must be intermediate-level (B1) English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.
  • Should check the pre-requisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes.
Last updated Feb 2018

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