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The cost of summer courses varies from school to school. Courses at more elite colleges and universities cost considerably more than those at smaller or state schools. The cost is also dependent on the number of courses a student enrolls in.

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German summer courses for Juniors and Teenagers

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Campus Full time 2 - 8 weeks October 2017 Germany Konstanz Berlin Biberach Isny im Allgäu + 3 more

The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun! [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. German summer courses for Juniors and Teenagers The Humboldt-Institut offers German courses for all age groups and language levels since 1977. This makes it one of the largest and most experienced providers of German as a foreign language. Juniors is the term we use for our youngest students between ages 7 and 13. Teenagers are our students ages 14 and 18. Our schools for juniors and teenagers are located amidst beautiful landscape or in attractive small towns. Some summer course centers for teenagers are in the heart of larger cities like Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich or Vienna. Our students' safety is always assured — regardless of course center chosen — through our 24-hour staff supervision. The fees for all courses include lessons, housing accommodations, full board, course materials, a daily activity program, weekly excursions and a certificate. Starting dates and language levels vary by course center. Please select the course that most suits your needs by using the filter function. Intensive courses. In the course centers for juniors and teenagers we offer intensive German courses with 25 lessons (juniors) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week. The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun! [-]

Summer Course - Business French summer program

HEC Montréal Business Language Training Center
Campus or Online Full time 4 weeks July 2017 Canada Montreal

You want to learn or improve your French? This 4-week intensive program is made just for you: Language course focusing on professional French; company visits; rich and varied sociocultural activities. This summer, come and experience what life in Montreal has to offer… [+]

You want to learn or improve your French? This 4-week intensive program is made just for you: Language course focusing on professional French company visits rich and varied sociocultural activities. This summer, come and experience what life in Montreal has to offer… Communicate Participate in a total immersion experience to acquire or refine your writing and speaking skills in Business French, thereby increasing your opportunities in the international job market. Explore Immerse yourself in a program that revolves around the discovery of Montreal, the largest French-speaking city in North America, through a wide variety of cultural activities as well as numerous meetings with key economic players in Montreal and internationally: Hydro-Québec, Cirque Éloize, Radio-Canada, Moment Factory, La TOHU… Share Be part of a Summer School geared towards a wide international student body*, attending a program that promotes intercultural relationships and understanding that will all add up to a memorable experience. *Students, executives, professionnals… Why Study French ? French, a language spoken around the world. French is spoken by more than 200 million people on the 5 continents. Forbes Magazine recently referred to a study conducted by the investment bank Natixis that suggests that by 2050, due to the fastest-growing economies of French-speaking Africa, French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin. French brings an added value to your professional career. Mastering French can represent a major asset and will multiply your chances in today’s job market within your country of origin or internationally. French, the other language of international relations. Numerous international organizations use French as their official language: United Nations, European Union, UNESCO, NATO, among others. French, a language for thought and debate. French is a language that enables one to better structure one’s thoughts and put ideas into perspective, two qualities essential in the workplace. Overview of the Business French Summer School This Summer School is designed to address a wide audience (students, executives, professionals, etc.) and does not require any prior specific knowledge in business. HEC Montréal is the only graduate school of management in North America to offer a Business French Summer School. Geared towards not only students but also professionals, this unique immersion program comprises the following aspects: Placement tests, oral and written, administered on Day 1 of the program Levels offered : from total Beginner (Level 1) to Intermediate/Advanced (Level 4) Class size : between 10 to 16 participants on average – Minimum age required : 18* *Except for students admitted in a graduating program of study at HEC Montréal Business French courses in the morning, focusing on the 4 language skills : writing, reading, listening and speaking Credited course* (3 credits). Course Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the program *For all the other participants, the transfer of credits will be subject to approbation of their university of origin if they still hold a student status. Interactive oral communication workshops in the afternoon, focusing on competencies and themes in connection with the business world Seminars and conferences in Marketing and Management on the theme of creativity: Establishing and managing small and medium-sized companies – Urban Marketing – Managing cultural organizations* *These seminars and conferences will be conducted in French and will be open to students in Levels 2 to 4. Participants who were placed at the Beginner level (Level 1) on Day 1 of the program will take part in extra communication workshops instead. Company visits: Prominent Montreal small and medium-sized companies – Socially-responsible companies – Hydro-Québec – Radio-Canada Broadcasting Corporation – Cirque Éloize – Moment Factory multimedia studio – La TOHU Socio-cultural and sports activities in the afternoon, conducted in French by our dynamic team of French-speaking guides Numerous optional activities, all accompanied in the evening by our team of French-speaking guides *Activities subject to change Schedule Breakdown TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES NUMBER OF HOURS Induction Day – Day 1 – Written and oral placement tests 4 Business French course in the morning (Levels 1 to 4, depending on registration) 39 Exams preparation workshops. 6 Interactive oral communication workshops in the afternoon (Levels 1 to 4, depending on registration) 6 Seminars and conferences in Marketing and Management 6 Company visits 20 Guided tour of Old Montreal – Day 1 2,30 Urban field trip to discover neighbourhoods in Montreal 4 Presentation of the photography contest « Montréal, ma réalité » and exhibition 9,30 Charity project with “Love Montréal” organization. This project will be carried out in French. 10 Information session about study programs offered at HEC Montréal 1 Afternoon outing to Parc Exalto, urban acrobatic park 4 Guided visit of Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and art workshop. 2 Closing Ceremony and presentation of Course Certificates 1 Optional activities in the evening, all accompanied and conducted in French ±20 Total Number of Hours 135 [-]

Summer Course in Preparing for University: Social Sciences

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The course will explore a variety of topics connected to ‘liberty’: from questions of freedom, inequalities and the re-distribution of wealth to examining how social scientists investigate and answer questions about society. You will consider the approaches of key academic thinkers including J.S. Mill, Adam Smith, Isiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Preparing for University: Social Sciences Get ready for university study with this tailored course for young learners Description This course will introduce you to the Social Sciences and how they are studied at university level. Covering subjects including Politics, Sociology, Social Policy, and Economics, the course will use the theme of ‘Liberty’ (freedom) to explore how this topic appears in different disciplines across the area of Social Sciences. You will have the chance to explore and stimulate your own interests in a range of topics, and to deepen your understanding of contemporary social issues. By reading the thinking across different disciplines, you will develop study skills that are both interdisciplinary and inter-textual. The course will explore a variety of topics connected to ‘liberty’: from questions of freedom, inequalities and the re-distribution of wealth to examining how social scientists investigate and answer questions about society. You will consider the approaches of key academic thinkers including J.S. Mill, Adam Smith, Isiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt. Using a blend of text, audio, video, and other resources, you will develop a range of skills to support your independent learning in the Social Sciences. Throughout the course, you will also take part in skills sessions which will help improve your approach to academic writing, research, and discussion – all key skills for your time at university. Teaching Course format Each class will combine lectures and tutorial discussion led by the course tutor and students. The course will also incorporate academic skills sessions, with skills which are directly relevant to the text(s) and sources under consideration. Sessions will contribute towards each student’s self-set individual project question, which they will present at the end of the course. Ongoing tasks throughout the two-week course will help students prepare their project and presentation. Essential and recommended readings will be set in advance of each class. Assessment Students will be assessed on their project (including preparation tasks) and presentation that they will work on throughout the duration of the course. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Display an advanced interest in the in the Social Sciences Study the Social Sciences at a more advanced level Understand and display skills that are integral to studying the Social Sciences including research skills and critical analysis Show advanced awareness of the social values and institutions that shape our world Fees The total cost for the Preparing for University course is £2800. This fee includes: Tuition fees for the two-week course Catered accommodation in single study bedrooms (breakfast and dinner included) Course materials and equipment Academic trips and excursions Social programme including evening and cultural events Airport pick-up and drop-off at Edinburgh International Airport Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not directly payable to the Summer School. In order to secure their offered course place, students will be required to provide a deposit payment of £125, inclusive of a non-refundable £50 application fee. The deposit payment will be redeemable against count towards your Summer School package payment. [-]

Summer Course in Preparing for University: Humanities

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course will introduce you to the Humanities and how they are studied at university level. [+]

Preparing for University: Humanities Get ready for university study with this tailored course for young learners Description This course will introduce you to the Humanities and how they are studied at university level. Covering subjects including History, Literature, Film, and Philosophy, the course will use the theme of the ‘divided self’ to explore how this symbol appears in different disciplines contained in the Humanities. You will have the chance to explore and stimulate your own interests in a range of topics, and to compare and contrast research and study in different subjects. By reading and thinking across different disciplines, you will develop study skills that are both interdisciplinary and inter-textual. The course will examine texts and ideas which either originate in, or are based upon, Scotland from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Using a blend of text, audio, video, and other resources, you will develop a range of skills to support your independent learning in the Humanities. By engaging with these sources, you will develop a cultural awareness of Scotland, which will allow you to fully appreciate your time in our unique city. Throughout the course, you will also take part in skills sessions which will help improve your approach to academic writing, research, and discussion – all key skills for your time at university. Who should choose this course? This course is suitable if you are in your penultimate or final year of high school (aged 16-18) and planning to attend university to study a subject in the Humanities. This course is also suitable for students who have not yet decided on their university study but would like a taster experience of studying at university level. Teaching Course format Each class will combine lectures and tutorial discussion led by the course tutor and students. The course will also incorporate academic skills sessions, with skills which are directly relevant to the text(s) and sources under consideration. Essential and recommended readings will be set in advance of each class. Assessment Assessment will consist of a student presentation and an associated blog, completed under the supervision and guidance of the tutor. Learning outcomes Upon completing the course, students will be able to: Display an advanced interest in the Humanities and its subdisciplines Study the Humanities at a more advanced level Consider and respond to the human condition through Humanities-based academic study Fees The total cost for the Preparing for University course is £2800. This fee includes: Tuition fees for the two-week course Catered accommodation in single study bedrooms (breakfast and dinner included) Course materials and equipment Academic trips and excursions Social programme including evening and cultural events Airport pick-up and drop-off at Edinburgh International Airport Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not directly payable to the Summer School. In order to secure their offered course place, students will be required to provide a deposit payment of £125, inclusive of a non-refundable £50 application fee. The deposit payment will be redeemable against count towards your Summer School package payment. [-]

Summer Course in ExperiencEd

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The ExperiencEd module allows students to add a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing to selected academic Summer School courses. Following the structure of the University of Edinburgh’s innovative SLICC (Student-Led Individually Created Courses) programme, students can plan their own experience to expand their learning and build on their transferrable skills. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. ExperiencEd Gain practical experience to boost your Summer School course Description The ExperiencEd module allows students to add a professional development, internship, work experience or research project experience of their choosing to selected academic Summer School courses. Following the structure of the University of Edinburgh’s innovative SLICC (Student-Led Individually Created Courses) programme, students can plan their own experience to expand their learning and build on their transferrable skills. ExperiencEd provides you with the opportunity to gain additional credits for your co- and extra-curricular experiences: you can earn 10 further credits by adding this module to other credit courses. Our specialist staff will help you to design your programme and choose your desired learning outcomes, as well as supporting you throughout your ExperiencEd module. You will submit a regular blog to reflect on your progress and, at the end of your course, will summarise your achievements in a reflective report. You will also be linked up with the other students who are doing their ExperiencEd at the same time to support each other in a “community of practice”. You can use this process to show how you have increased your skills and assessed your own progress, an ideal boost for your CV. You may not achieve everything you set out to do, however the reflective framework allows for this, enabling you to show how you have learnt from working on problems and even your mistakes, and demonstrating how you would work in the future. Watch a video about one student’s SLICC experience https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/Tobias/1_nmpxsl0a You can currently add the ExperiencEd module to these courses: Business in the Arts Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh Global Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Introduction to Learning for Sustainability Investment, Securities, and Psychology of Finance Filmosophy: Film and Philosophy Teaching Module format You will receive help to prepare for the ExperiencEd module from our specialist support team. This will usually take place during the academic component of your course. The team will also support you throughout the module, providing guidance and feedback on your progress towards your learning objectives. Assessment Reflective blog (throughout module) Reflective blog You will receive academic formative feedback at the proposal phase, and optional feedback midway through, and then a mark and feedback on your final report. Learning outcomes By the end of this module, students should be able to: Demonstrate how they have actively developed their understanding of the context/setting of their ExperiencEd project Draw on and apply relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) in order to engage effectively with their ExperiencEd project Identifying where they need to improve or develop new relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) Evaluate and critically reflect upon their approach, learning and development throughout the ExperiencEd project Demonstrate how they have used experiences during the ExperiencEd module to actively explore their talents in their chosen project area Demonstrate how they have used experiences during the ExperiencEd module to actively explore their mindset towards their chosen project area In addition, you will set your own specific learning outcomes, which will be supported and approved by your ExperiencEd tutor. Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer course - Medicine (for ages 19-25)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Medicine is arguably one of the most challenging professions, and one that touches every single one of us at various points throughout our lives. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly the “Hippocratic oath” is, or how the medical profession goes about researching new treatments, this course is for you. Through an interactive learning process with intellectual curiosity and debate at its heart, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the challenges faced by the medical profession, as well as building up a picture of the many different branches of modern medicine. [+]

Overview Medicine is arguably one of the most challenging professions, and one that touches every single one of us at various points throughout our lives. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly the “Hippocratic oath” is, or how the medical profession goes about researching new treatments, this course is for you. Through an interactive learning process with intellectual curiosity and debate at its heart, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the challenges faced by the medical profession, as well as building up a picture of the many different branches of modern medicine. Academic Content This course introduces you to and familiarises you with the complex discipline of medicine, both as a profession and an academic pursuit. You’ll start by considering broader topics such as medical ethics – a thought-provoking subject that you’ll explore through debating problem scenarios and case studies with your fellow students. You’ll then look at theoretical areas such as research methods, as well as gaining an appreciation of the skills needed to practice medicine. In addition to understanding the different branches of medicine and what they’re concerned with, you will learn about more specific aspects such as human anatomy, what’s involved in basic medical procedures, and even how to use certain pieces of medical equipment. Why take this course? The Oxford Royale Academy Medicine course is designed for gap year and undergraduate students and recent graduates. Your attendance on the course gives you a thought-provoking and intellectually stimulating way to spend part of your summer, expanding your general knowledge and enhancing your CV with a challenging educational experience. As well as developing your knowledge of various aspects of medicine, this exciting course teaches numerous transferable skills that will be of great value at university and when applying for jobs. For example, debate is central to teaching on this course, which means you’ll develop confidence in forming, expressing and defending an opinion. You’ll also build on your ability to work effectively in small groups, which is excellent preparation for the workplace, and for the kind of studying you’ll be doing at university if you haven’t yet applied. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Medicine programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. [-]

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

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 5 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

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. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Overview 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 admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. [-]

Summer course - Academic Discovery (for ages 8-10)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 5 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Our Academic Discovery Programme offers students aged 8-10 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school. For each week-long session, students study a variety of Arts and Science subjects, along with a series of afternoon workshops. This course is also available for students aged 11-12 [+]

Overview Our Academic Discovery Programme offers students aged 8-10 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school. For each week-long session, students study a variety of Arts and Science subjects, along with a series of afternoon workshops. This course is also available for students aged 11-12 Academic Content Students aged 8-10 on our Academic Discovery Programme will have the opportunity to study a variety of Arts and Science subjects, along with fun afternoon workshops which will help to consolidate what they have learned that day. Regardless of whether students would like to study an area of interest or learn something completely new, they will certainly find something of interest to them. Learning Objectives Inside the classroom, each subject has its own Learning Objectives, which relate to the material covered in the course, as well as the knowledge and skills fostered. Transferable Life Skills Attendees on the Academic Discovery 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 St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school, 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 Academic Discovery Programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. [-]

Summer course - Law School Preparation (for ages 16-18)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Law School preparation programme combines sessions devoted to the process of applying to law school with sessions in which students will learn about an aspect of law and then debate it. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Overview The Law School preparation programme combines sessions devoted to the process of applying to law school with sessions in which students will learn about an aspect of law and then debate it. This programme is also available in Cambridge and London. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Law course. Academic Content Interviews On the Law School preparation programme, students focus on and practise the skills necessary in a good law school and law firm interview. They are asked to consider different types of questions they might be asked in interviews, and how best to tackle them. They learn how to write a good legal essay and increase their commercial awareness in order to apply for relevant jobs and internships in the legal sector. Personal Statements Students are guided through the process of writing a strong personal statement. Over the two weeks they draft their own statement in order to have a first or second draft of their statement ready by the time they leave Oxford. LNAT test In addition, students look at the LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law), which is used by many universities to assess applicants. Students are introduced to the most important skills necessary to tackle the essay section of the test. They also look at the types of multiple choice questions asked on the exam, and get a chance to answer them under timed conditions. Crown Court Visit A particular highlight for our students is witnessing a criminal trial in London to experience advocacy first-hand and to gain a sense of what it is like to speak in court. Students will also get a chance to work in groups on a moot, which is an oral presentation of a legal argument against an opponent in the presence of a judge. Students will be given a set of facts, and research and prepare an argument on behalf of their (fictional) clients. Through the exercise students will practise their speech-writing and advocacy skills. The programme ends with a mock trial in which all students will play different roles. Learning Objectives This course aims to: introduce students to law in the UK; equip students with a variety of logic and argumentation skills and techniques that will enable them to construct convincing arguments both in essays and in oral debate; familiarise students with the entry requirements to study Law at UK Universities. By the end of the course students will have: gained insight into what constitutes a strong application to study law at a UK university; developed and practised their critical thinking and logical reasoning skills improved their interview technique and grown in confidence in their presentation skills; gained an understanding of contract, commercial and business law in the UK; strengthened their public speaking and debating skills; developed their confidence in presenting their arguments in a range of different contexts. Transferable Life Skills Attendees on the Law School Preparation 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 a college of the University of Oxford, 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. Whom is the Law School Preparation course for? The Law School Preparation course is designed for students who aspire to study Law at university. It’s usually the case that assertive students who enjoy debating, particularly in a formal setting, are encouraged to study Law at university. However, while such students are often suited to the type of work required of barristers, they are not the only students who do well in such a career. Students who find the intricacies of the law and the ways in which our society is arranged to be of interest, even if they are not enthusiastic debaters, should consider Law as an option for their future career. As such, although this course is primarily intended for those who have already decided that they want to apply to study Law at university, it is also suitable for students who are currently in the process of deciding what they want to study, or whether studying Law in the UK would suit them. This course enables students to try out what it’s like to study Law, including important elements of a university-style course such as mooting (the process of staging a mock trial) and looking at the wide range of topics that come under the purview of the law. How will the Law School Preparation course help me achieve my ambitions? The Law School Preparation course has been carefully designed to help you in every aspect of the road to law school. A realistic impression of law school From films like ‘Legally Blonde’ to bizarre urban myths passed around on student forums, it’s very easy to get a false impression of what the undergraduate study of law consists of, and, more generally, what life at law school is actually like. Law School Preparation will provide students with an introduction to the legal concepts that they will encounter, such as Business Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law, and an impression of how these topics are taught in an undergraduate setting. This means that students who have taken the Law School Preparation course will be able to approach applications to law school from a position of greater understanding. Additionally, having become acclimatised to the way law is studied at university, they will be ready to work in the right way from their first day at law school, gaining a head-start over peers who may still be settling in. Practise for the LNAT The LNAT is an aptitude test used by eight of the best UK universities in order to differentiate between top candidates, particularly in the assessment of logical reasoning skills and reading comprehension. Universities requiring the LNAT include Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Glasgow, King’s College London, Nottingham, Oxford and University College London. With candidates’ average scores rising every year, preparing well for this test is becoming ever more important. This course helps students improve their LNAT scores by talking through what the test requires, looking at sample questions and practising under exam conditions, so that when students come to take the LNAT for real, they will be familiar and comfortable with its requirements, and thus ready to do well. Learn about UCAS applications For non-UK applicants, the UCAS university application system can be very confusing. Guidance on which combination of universities to apply to and how to write a good personal statement can vary widely, and it can be hard to tell when it is reliable and when not. Our expert teachers know what it takes to get accepted at law school through the UCAS system, and you can be sure that their advice will stand you in good stead when you begin the application process. One aspect of the Law School Preparation course is working on your personal statement. The personal statement is often considered the most challenging part of the UCAS application process. It’s a 40-line statement, written by the student, laying out why they want to study their chosen course and what makes them suited to it – a task that many students find very hard to achieve. On the Law School Preparation course, you’ll learn what makes a good personal statement, have the opportunity to read successful personal statements and draft your own personal statement under our teachers’ guidance. UCAS also allows students to apply to only five universities per application cycle, which means that the universities students apply to must be chosen carefully. Again, our teachers will be able to advise students on which courses at which universities might suit them best, and which they would be best off targeting given their academic performance and their interests. This helps students avoid ‘wasting’ a UCAS space on a university that would not be right for them, so that they apply to five universities that they are right for and that are right for them, maximising their chances of success. Gain interview skills While most universities don’t interview for law, it’s important to be properly prepared if you’re applying to those that do – and even if you’re not, interview skills will be vital when you graduate and enter the competitive world of applying to law firms for a training contract. During your time on the Law School Preparation course, you’ll be taking part in discussion and debate on a daily basis, giving you practice in airing your views in front of an audience of your peers and a qualified teacher, which will increase your confidence and skills in public speaking. You’ll have the chance to take part in a mock interview to hone interview-specific skills, too, which will also give you valuable experience of the style of questions you can expect from a law school interview. What’s more, the material you will cover on the course will be a helpful source of information for interview discussions, both in terms of the detail of the law that you will cover and in terms of broader issues, such as the impact of ethical dilemmas on the law and the way the law interacts with different ethical systems. Why attend the Law School Preparation course now? If you’re aged 16-18, now is the time to act if you want to improve your chances of getting into law school. Most people choose to apply to UCAS in the last year of school, so it’s valuable to learn about the process before you reach this stage, in order to have plenty of time to gather the relevant experience for your personal statement, to read around the topic for your interview and to research possible university options for your application. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Law School Preparation Programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. 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Summer course - Broadening Horizons (for ages 16-18)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

Our Broadening Horizons course offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford or Yarnton Manor. Students choose three subjects from the 23 options available, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new. [+]

Overview Our Broadening Horizons course offers students aged 16-18 the opportunity to live and study in a college of the University of Oxford or Yarnton Manor. Students choose three subjects from the 23 options available, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or to try out something new. Academic Content Attendees on the Broadening Horizons programme receive more than 20 hours of tuition per week. Students select two unique morning options (one from List A and one from List B) and an Afternoon Workshop class. Students follow all of their classes for two weeks – attendees on the four week p1rogramme are asked to select two options from each list. The Broadening Horizons programme offers a choice of 23 different subject options. Whether you would like to work on an area of interest, or you’d like to learn something completely new, we are sure we have something to capture your imagination. Morning subjects take place in small study groups; afternoon workshops are comprised typically of larger groups suitable for interactive activities. Click on the subject names to see course synopses and prerequisites. Please note that, where a subject appears in both List A and List B, it is not possible to choose the same subject from both lists. For example, it is not possible to choose List A Mathematics and List B Mathematics. All option choices must be unique. Learning Objectives Inside the classroom, each subject option has its own Learning Objectives, which relate to the material discussed and the core abilities covered. Click the name of the subject you are interested in above to read them. Transferable Life Skills In addition, attendees on the Broadening Horizons programme are encouraged to develop key Life Skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in a college of the University of Oxford or in Yarnton Manor, enables our students to improve the following transferable skills, vital for future success in any career or vocation: Independence Confidence Ability to make friends and establish contacts with students from different backgrounds (network-building) International outlook Responsibility Our Students Every summer, ORA welcomes hundreds of the world’s brightest, most academically gifted students to our Oxford courses. In 2016, attendees came from 108 different nations, each bringing with them unique cultures, perspectives and stories to share with their new friends. The Broadening Horizons course is ORA’s most popular programme. In 2016, just under 800 students from 73 nations attended the programme. Our Teaching Faculty At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. For the Broadening Horizons programme, all teachers of our Morning Classes must possess a Master’s Degree in their field, or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Needless to say, all Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer. Guest Lectures and Debates At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. In 2014, these took place in the Examination Schools of the University of Oxford, allowing ORA students to experience a lecture in the same environment as a University undergraduate. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors. Coach Excursions The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include coach excursions to places of historical and social significance in the UK. On a 2-week Broadening Horizons programme, attendees will board the ORA coach to two such destinations, with this doubling to four different excursions on a 4-week course. Last summer, coach excursions for students aged 16-18 included visits to Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court and London. Extra-Curricular Activities At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of being in Oxford. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Broadening Horizons programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. 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Summer course - Introduction to Medicine (for ages 13-15)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

This new two-week course will introduce students aged 13-15 to the exciting discipline of Medicine. With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’s expert teachers, participants will engage in theoretical study of human anatomy and associated topics, alongside interactive skills sessions to help them develop key competencies for their future studies, such as presentation and interpersonal skills. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Overview This new two-week course will introduce students aged 13-15 to the exciting discipline of Medicine. With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’s expert teachers, participants will engage in theoretical study of human anatomy and associated topics, alongside interactive skills sessions to help them develop key competencies for their future studies, such as presentation and interpersonal skills. The key aims of the Introduction to Medicine course are to provide students with an early insight into life as a doctor, and to give them a head start in the knowledge required to get there. For students aged 16-18, ORA offers the Medical School Preparation course. Academic Content This course introduces students to the study of human anatomy and associated theoretical topics. It incorporates a significant practical element, giving students the opportunity to learn the basics of medical procedures and how to use medical equipment in interactive workshops. As being a doctor also requires strong interpersonal skills to facilitate a good relationship with patients, this course will also help students develop these all-important soft skills alongside the technical theory they will learn. Students on the Introduction to Medicine course also enjoy excursions to London, where they take in sites of medical significance such as the Royal College of Surgeons’ Hunterian Museum, The Old Operating Theatre (indeed, the oldest in Europe), and The Wellcome Collection’s wide-ranging exhibition of artefacts and artworks inspired by medical progress. Through both practical and theoretical exposure to the challenging and exciting world of studying medicine, students will get the chance to assess whether they would be suited to a medical career in the future. They will benefit from the expertise of our teaching faculty, as all teachers on this course will be qualified doctors or current students of Medicine. Learning Objectives By the end of this course, students will have: learned the basics of anatomy and the science behind Medicine; developed new skills in practical skills workshops; considered and made plans for their future career paths; gained a head start on the road to medical school. Transferable Life Skills Attendees on the Introduction to Medicine course are encouraged to work on key skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of living and studying in a historically important city, away from home, 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. Our Students Every summer, ORA welcomes hundreds of the world’s brightest, most academically gifted students to our Oxford courses. In 2016, attendees came from 108 different nations, each bringing with them unique cultures, perspectives and stories to share with their new friends. For the Introduction to Medicine programme, students from 37 nations attended. Our Teaching Faculty At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! Guest Lectures and Debates At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors. Coach Excursions The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include coach excursions to places of historical and social significance in the UK. On the 2-week Introduction to Medicine course, attendees will board the ORA coach to two such destinations. Last summer, coach excursions for students aged 13-15 included visits to the Tower of London and Cotswold Wildlife Park. Extra-Curricular Activities At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of being in Oxford. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Introduction to Medicine programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. [-]

Summer course - Medical School Preparation ( for ages 16-18)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

This course is designed for students who are considering applying to British medical schools, who might like to know more about the different courses available and the specific application processes, and who would like to receive some personalised advice on how to start writing their personal statements. [+]

Overview This course is designed for students who are considering applying to British medical schools, who might like to know more about the different courses available and the specific application processes, and who would like to receive some personalised advice on how to start writing their personal statements. This course will advise students on medical school application best practices, demystifying the process and addressing any concerns they may have. It will guide students through what they need to know before applying, from a discussion of why Medicine might be the course and career for them to the differences between various medical schools and their application processes, with a focus on Oxford and Cambridge. ORA also offers this programme in London, as well as in Cambridge. ORA also offers an Introduction to Medicine course for students aged 13-15. Academic Content Below is a list of topics covered during the course. Medicine as a Career The course guides students through their decision to study medicine. Students are asked to consider how their personal experience of education to date might be useful in their future medical school applications. Students are provided with tips on how to work on certain areas of their experience in order to prepare for medical school. This is to ensure that studying medicine is compatible with the students’ skills, strengths, chosen high school subjects and career aspirations. UK Medical Schools Each and every course differs in structure, teaching methods, hospital training, intercalated degree, location and reputation, amongst other things. The course provides students with a comparative analysis of UK medical schools to help them carefully tailor their application to their chosen school and its particular entry requirements and application procedures. Medicine at Oxford and Cambridge The course highlights the aspects in which medicine courses at Oxford and Cambridge are different from other medical schools as well as how the application process and requirements differ from other universities. The requirements and rationale of medical degree admissions interviews will also be explained. Personal Statement With so many well-qualified students applying, a well-written personal statement is necessary to stand out from the crowd. Students work closely with their teacher and will have a first or second draft of their statement ready by the time they leave Oxford. Previous students have identified the assistance with the personal statement as one of the best aspects of the programme. Advice on BMAT and other tests Students learn why it is important to take the test, and what actually gets “tested” in the exam. In class students discuss the answers to sample BMAT/UKCAT questions. Students practise critical thinking and analysis as well as reasoned argument, which is useful for both the aptitude sections and their interviews. Interview Technique Students whose paper application is successful will almost certainly be called to interview. During the course, students participate in mock interviews to prepare them for this, during which they practise good communication and presentation skills and learn useful tips on how to approach potential questions. Practical Skills Workshops A particular highlight of the course is the opportunity that students have to gain practical “hands-on” experience in a Medical Skills laboratory. These sessions allow students to practise using medical equipment and performing medical procedures, from using a stethoscope, testing sensation and examining the eyes to blood-taking and cannulation. Learning Objectives The course aims to: provide an introduction to the study of medicine at university level, including the structure of different UK medical schools, with a particular focus on Oxford and Cambridge; inform students of entrance requirements and the application processes of UK medical schools; instruct students on the structures of entrance exams and exam technique; provide a practical introduction to some basic medical practices; provide an overview of the ethical considerations involved in practising medicine At the end of the course students will be able to: explain what studying medicine at university level involves – both practically and theoretically; identify the medical schools to which they would like to apply; understand how best to prepare for their application, including writing an effective personal statement; identify the characteristics of successful applicants; understand the structure of entrance exams and know how best to prepare for them. Whom is the Medical School Preparation course for? The Medical School Preparation summer course is geared towards students aged between sixteen and eighteen who want to apply to medical school and ultimately become a doctor. If you’ve set your sights on studying medicine, the Medical School preparation summer programme helps you prepare a strong application for this incredibly competitive and challenging university course, as well as introducing you to how medicine is taught at various UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. If you’ve not yet decided where you want to apply, this programme will help you make the right decision. What’s more, the course introduces you to what it’s like to study medicine and pursue a career in this field, and it should help you confirm to yourself that medicine is definitely what you want to study. Medical school is a very specific university choice, and as such, this course is only really suitable for those who already know that this is what they want to study. If you have only a passing interest in medicine or simply want to learn a little more about it to improve your general knowledge, you would be better off choosing our Broadening Horizons course, which covers Medical Biology among a wide and fascinating selection of other academic subjects. How will the Medical School Preparation course help me achieve my ambitions? To be successful in applying to medical school and ultimately forging a career in medicine, you’ll need to put in some groundwork before you submit your application, and Medical School Preparation course helps you do just that. The course will be an invaluable headstart for your application to study medicine at university, as well as providing you with relevant experiences that you will be able to discuss in your personal statement and interviews. Some of the aspects of the course that will help you prepare a strong application, and set you on the right path for achieving your ultimate goal of becoming a doctor, are outlined below. Preparing for your BMAT exam The BMAT exam – also known as the BioMedical Admissions Test – is a crucial part of your application to medical school, but if you’ve never seen or done one before, the style of questions can be confusing. The last thing you want is for your dreams of a career in medicine to be cut short at the entrance exam stage, so diligent preparation is key. During your time at Oxford Royale Academy, we’ll familiarise you with what to expect during the exam, and give you plenty of opportunity for practising the test under exam conditions. This thoroughly prepares you for the real thing, boosting your confidence and giving you a headstart over your fellow applicants. We can also explain how the UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) works and how you can prepare for it. Writing your medical school personal statement It’s common for prospective medical school students to come to us with very little idea of what to write in their personal statement, which many see as the most daunting aspect of completing the UCAS form. What’s more, with so many exceptionally well-qualified students applying to study medicine, it can be difficult to know how to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd. That’s why we’ve worked lots of personal statement guidance into our Medical School Preparation programme. As well as learning more about what medical schools are looking for in your personal statement, you can get personalised advice on how to write your personal statement and actual practice at writing a first draft. You can then take this away with you to refine further when you get home and go back to school. Preparing for medical school interviews The entrance exam and personal statement aren’t the only significant hurdles you’ll need to overcome in applying for medical school. You’ll also have interviews to contend with, and this can be a nerve-wracking experience. At Oxford Royale Academy, we’ll teach you different interview techniques and give you the opportunity to sit mock interviews. These are designed to give you experience of likely question styles, as well as highlighting areas for improvement in your answers, which gives you the chance to work through any problems long before you get to the real thing. Getting a feel for what it’s like to be a medical student The aspect of the Medical School Preparation course that our students tell us they most enjoy is the practical workshops, which teach you how to perform basic medical procedures, such as blood tests and how to use a stethoscope. These enjoyable but informative workshops introduce you to the kind of tasks you’ll learn when you’re a medical school student, as well as giving you a flavour of the jobs you’ll one day do when you’re a fully fledged doctor. What’s more, you’ll spend some time considering, in debate with your fellow students, the ethical problems that can arise when studying or practising medicine. You’ll find that this is all excellent background experience to fall back on, as well as being interesting and relevant material to cover in your personal statement and medical school interviews. Why attend the Medical School Preparation course now? Medicine is an extremely competitive course, and only the most gifted of candidates will be successful in their applications. This means that you’ll need to do everything you can to catch the eye of the medical school admissions tutors and show them that you have what it takes to succeed on this challenging course. In choosing to join Oxford Royale Academy’s Medical School Preparation course, you’re taking a powerful step towards achieving your ambitions. If you’re applying for medical school within the next academic year or two, this is the time to devote a couple of weeks of your summer holiday to studying this valuable medicine preparation course. Transferable Life Skills Attendees on the Medical School Preparation 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 a college of the University of Oxford or in Yarnton Manor, 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. Our Students Every summer, ORA welcomes hundreds of the world’s brightest, most academically gifted students to our Oxford courses. In 2016, attendees came from 108 different nations, each bringing with them unique cultures, perspectives and stories to share with their new friends. For the Medical School Preparation programme, over 150 students from 50 nations attended. Our Teaching Faculty At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! Guest Lectures and Debates At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. In 2014, these took place in the Examination Schools of the University of Oxford, allowing ORA students to experience a lecture in the same environment as a University undergraduate. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors. Coach Excursions The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include coach excursions to places of historical and social significance in the UK. On the Medical School Preparation Programme, attendees will board the ORA coach to two such destinations. Last summer, coach excursions for students aged 16-18 included visits to Blenheim Palace and London. Extra-Curricular Activities At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of being in Oxford. College Life All ORA courses are residential in colleges of the University of Oxford or in our stunning nearby 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor. This means our students have the fantastic opportunity to spend part of their summer living and studying in the environment of one of the best universities in the world. Oxford is quite unlike anywhere else. With a unique ensemble cast of architectural marvels famed the world over, the city feels incredibly ancient, yet continues to be home to some of the most progressive and innovative thinkers of the twenty-first century. Oxford Royale Academy’s summer programmes are designed with the academic rigour of their prestigious environment firmly in mind. The experience of living and studying in an academic environment in Oxford is particularly valuable for our students aged 16-18, as they begin to consider their academic lives beyond high school. Many attendees on our courses are so impressed by the architecture and atmosphere of Oxford and of their College, they are inspired to apply to study as undergraduates at the University of Oxford. The Medical School Preparation Programme for 2017 is residential in Balliol College, of the University of Oxford or at Yarnton Manor. Please click on the links for more information. Eligibility and Pre-requisites Students on the Medical School Preparation Programme: Must conform to our Age Policy. Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk 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. [-]

Summer Academic English Course in California

University of California, Irvine - Summer Session
Campus Full time 6 weeks June 2017 USA Irvine

Students who do not meet the English language requirement may elect to enrol in Academic English 29 courses which will improve their English speaking, writing and conversation skills. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Summer Academic English Course in California Students who do not meet the English language requirement may elect to enrol in Academic English 29 courses which will improve their English speaking, writing and conversation skills. Advanced Conversation (2 units) Business English (2 units) Film, Media and American Culture (2 units) University Writing & Communication (4 units) Television, Culture, and Communication (2 units) American English and Culture through Short Stories (2 units) UC Irvine combines the strengths of a large, dynamic research university with the friendly feel of a small college, and incredible bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Why Study at UCI? Summer Session offers over 800 courses in 70 academic disciplines. Students will take courses led by world renowned faculty amongst domestic UCI undergraduates. As a visiting student, you have the option to choose courses that will help you fulfil degree requirements at your home university or courses just for interest. This is your summer to grow academically. Students are encouraged to meet with professors and strike up a conversation – some students have been offered opportunities to assist in research on campus. Furthermore, there are plenty of academic resources available on campus to help you with your learning needs such as peer tutors, 5 expansive research libraries, and 6 computer labs with over 400 PCs and Macs. Step-by-Step Application Process Apply to UCI Summer Session online or by downloading the paper application summer.uci.edu/international Our team reviews and processes your application UCI Summer Session sends your acceptance letter and I-20 Complete Housing Contract Use your I-20 to apply for a visa interview for an F-1 student visa UCI Summer Session sends you Pre-Departure Materials Purchase your flights Depart for California! Estimated Costs* Expenses vary with the length of your stay. This chart represents the estimated cost of taking two courses (4 units each) during one of the Summer Sessions (six weeks). *Prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change. REQUIRED FEES Enrolment Fee: $750 Campus Fee: $250 Course Fee ($339 per unit): $2712 Housing: $1175 Approximate Cost: $4887 Visa Support International (non-immigrant) students coming from abroad are required to have valid visas to enter the U.S. Most international students enrolling in Summer Session will obtain an F-1 student visa. UCI Summer Session, in collaboration with UCI Extension, will issue the documentation necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. Once you have arrived, immigration advisors will be available to assist with travel, medical issues, or any questions regarding your legal status in the U.S. After completing your courses, you can obtain an official UCI transcript as proof of your academic participation. This transcript can be added to your Resume/CV or used for future applications to graduate schools in the U.S. or internationally. [-]

Intensive Arabic Program (IAP)

Center for International Learning
Campus Full time September 2017 Oman Muscat

The IAP at the Center for International Learning (CIL) consists of 20 classroom hours per week of instruction in conversation (Modern Standard Arabic), grammar, media, and reading/writing.  Our curriculum is based on the Al-Kitaab series.  [+]

The IAP at the Center for International Learning (CIL) consists of 20 classroom hours per week of instruction in conversation (Modern Standard Arabic), grammar, media, and reading/writing.  Our curriculum is based on the Al-Kitaab series.  We combine this formal classroom instruction with 10 additional hours, 6 of which are in Omani dialect, and 4 of which are in extra-curricular activities including academic lectures, seminars, review sessions, and cultural activities that enhance the Arabic curriculum, making a total of 30 contact hours per week. All students will be assessed prior to the start of classes for placement and at the end of their program. Arabic courses at CIL are 4-credits each and are designed and numbered according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) levels: What’s covered and why CIL offers all three levels of Modern Standard Arabic (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), as well as Omani dialect. We utilize the textbook Al Kitaab fii Talum Al-Arabiya, Parts 1, 2 and 3, which we find facilitates a smooth transition between home universities and studies at CIL. In addition to the Al Kitaab textbook, we also use materials developed by our teaching faculty. Arabic instruction at CIL covers reading, writing, vocabulary, media literacy, comprehension and active use of lughat-al-muthaqqafeen (“educated speech”), as heard on Al Jazeera. Levels offered Arabic 101-102-103: Beginner Arabic I-II-III         Arabic 201-202-203: Intermediate Arabic I-II-III Arabic 301-302-303: Advanced Arabic I-II-III Arabic 401-402: Superior Arabic I-II                                      Methodology Our Arabic language program focuses on all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking), and students quickly notice their abilities improving as they spend 20 hours per week learning the language. Students learn Arabic for four hours each day, five days per week, with several different teachers for different skills, and a Peer Facilitator (language partner) for afternoon conversation that reinforces formal classroom learning. Afternoon conversation sessions with Peer Facilitators (PFs) are a special part of our Arabic language regimen, and a unique program component pioneered by CIL. In addition to our morning classes, PF sessions provide 6 additional hours a week of direct conversation with an Omani in groups of two or three students. Unless indicated otherwise, PF sessions are a normal part of students' programs and are included at no additional cost. Extra charges for PF sessions are applied, however, under the following circumstances: 1) a student arrives after classes have begun and needs extra PF time to catch up, 2) a student requests additional PF time for a short period, or 3) a student desires a private PF. It is our experience that students benefit most from small class size, which gives them every opportunity to participate and receive ample faculty attention during class. CIL classes typically contain 3-7 students, and never more than 10. Learning takes place in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere; our campus is a large villa formerly occupied by a family, and still retains that “family” feeling that students find so conducive to learning. Middle East Studies Program (MESP) The MESP is the only one of its kind in the entire Gulf region.  Through an intentional approach to the study of Oman, the Arab Gulf States, and the Arab world, our students in this program are challenged to think outside of disciplinary boundaries that limit a true understanding of the region.  Described below are each of the program's components:   Arabic Language Courses (10 weeks/200 hours) The study of Arabic language grounds your understanding of the Arab world, and forms a big part of your study in Oman.  You are placed into one of nine levels in Arabic and are in 4 different classes: Conversation/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Media Arabic (Beginner High level and above), and Grammar).  MES 360: The Contemporary Arab Middle East (3 credits)  The semester course begins with a historical overview of the contemporary Middle East, exploring the complexities of the region. The course continues to investigate and analyze the dynamic issues and forces in the region and their interactions, such as Arabism and ethnic diversity, Islam and sectarian diversity, the West and the Arab World, the Arab-Israeli conflict and finally, the Arab Uprisings also known as the Arab Spring.    MES 370: Independent Study (3 credits)  This course is designed to enable the student to integrate the various components of the other semester-long courses. Each student, in consultation with the instructor, decides on an area of substantive focus for his or her research. It is required that the topic focuses on the Arab World. Throughout the semester, each student will meet regularly with the instructor for consultations as he or she conceives and develops the overall research project. [-]

CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Campus Full time 5 days July 2017 China Shanghai

The CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is the ideal programme to let “you get your toes wet” before you take the dive. As part of an elite group of participants, you will have a unique opportunity to come to Shanghai for one week to live and experience China and the CEIBS MBA to the fullest. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Admissions tests and preparation 2017. Highlights The CEIBS Summer Pre-MBA Boot Camp is the ideal programme to let “you get your toes wet” before you take the dive. As part of an elite group of participants, you will have a unique opportunity to come to Shanghai for one week to live and experience China and the CEIBS MBA to the fullest. The programme will expose you to our MBA curriculum with some of our most distinguished professors as well as let you dive right into Shanghai life and China business, giving you a real feel of how things are done in this part of the world. Requirements and Application Process The programme is open to a limited number of Chinese and international applicants who are considering an MBA degree in the near future. You must be either currently enrolled or have graduated from an accredited undergraduate university programme anywhere in the world, preferably with a minimum of one-year work experience. Space is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. Your application will be evaluated and upon initial approval, you will be invited for a brief 15 minutes phone / Skype interview. Programme Details Dates: July 13 – July 17 (5 full days, check-in July 12, check-out July 17) Location: CEIBS Shanghai Campus Accommodation: On-campus 4*executive dorm facilities single occupancy (space very limited, once full you will be offered our full-time dorms which are more basic). Private accommodation at a nearby apart-hotel is also available at an additional charge. Cost: 9900 RMB/ 1350 Euros*. Payment should be wired through the bank with the account information in admission notice email. Early Bird Discount -15% by May 10, 2016 Applicants with a valid GMAT score will receive an extra 20% off from the programme fee. Boot Camp participants are qualified for CEIBS MBA application fee waiver. Deadline: June 25, 2016 ... [-]