Big Fish Academy

YOUR BRITISH HOLIDAYS

  • For children and teenagers from 10 to 17 years old
  • One week in London, one week in Cheltenham
  • 02.07 – 15.07
  • 7 days of learning English and cultural program in London
  • 6 days intensive short English course and master-classes from local teachers in Cheltenham
  • 14 hours working on project, that we can add in CV or portfolio
Big Fish English Camp

An innovative programme which combines language school and traditional camp entertainment

Intensive short English course and everyday London excursions await the campers during the first week in Britain. The second week also includes studying the language and excursions, but at a more relaxing pace.

During these 2 weeks, campers will:

  • dive into English speaking environment
  • meet peers from all over the world and maybe find lifelong friends
  • feel like an English while discovering and immerging into the lifestyle of locals

ENGLISH 24/7

ENGLISH LESSONS
ENGLISH LESSONS

Modern reality has shown us that English is everywhere. Moving to another country, enrolling on a foreign university or school, finding common ground with others or getting an attractive job offer - English is a must.

And the best option is to study and practise English in the most English-speaking environment- Great Britain! 😉

1ST WEEK
1ST WEEK
  • 3 hours of English lessons everyday
  • Up to 15 students in a group, formed according to their age and English level
  • Practice of Reading, Speaking, Writing and Listening
  • Perfomance certificate from school accredited by British Council

35 HOURS OF ENGLISH LESSONS DURING 2 WEEKS

English programme consists of 2 parts. The first part is intensively studying with British teachers, learning new key language and grammar, and vocabulary enrichment. The second part is about studying with the English teachers in the action method. Campers will work on their projects during these lessons and master speaking skills during Speaking clubs.

Everyday communication, excursions and evening events are also conducted in English. Full immersion is guaranteed!

2ND WEEK
2ND WEEK
  • 1,5 hour a day classical Elglish lessons
  • 2,5 hours a day campers work on their projects (also in English)
  • 1 hour a day of speaking clubs on the most popular and interesting topics
  • Up to 12 children in a group, formed according to their age and English level

CAMP PROGRAMME

The cultural program of the camp is no less rich than the program of learning English, and also contains developmental elements. The first week — daily tours of London landmarks. The subject of excursions depends on the date of arrival and includes 5 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion

The second week is working on projects as part of English lessons, where campers will feel like students of a private British school in Cheltenham. And you can talk about the results of such projects in your CV and portfolio. All projects are aimed at acquiring practical skills that will be needed when entering a European or American university: working with a large amount of information, time planning, etc.

DETAILS OF PROGRAMME

1

FIRST WEEK. BRITISH ARTS AND CULTURE EXCURSIONS (OPTION 1)

Learning English through the cultural heritage of the great British people: Iconic Westminster, Shakespeare's Globe, National Gallery, Theatreland Walking Tour, West End Shopping, Brighton Trip

2

FIRST WEEK. UK SCIENCE AND HISTORY THEME EXCURSIONS (OPTION 2)

Finding out about historical events and great inventors - from the Great Fire of London to informational technologies, from Ada Lovelace to Mary Seacole: Westminster Tour, Science Museum, View from the Shard, City walking tour, Tour of Greenwich, Trip to Cambridge

3

SECOND WEEK. PROJECTS. BUSINESS AND MARKETING

Entertaining event for whole camp. Campers will figure out what budgeting is, find out the basics of Marketing, SMM, PR and MVP. Event examples: Movie Night, Station Fair with sticker creation, photo zone, henna drawing etc.

4

SECOND WEEK. PROJECTS. ART AND CREATIVITY

Reconsideration of the famous masterpieces. Recreation of the main character's image and visualisation of a painting's entourage. Photoshoot, exhibition and creation of a portfolio and virtual art gallery.

5

SECOND WEEK. PROJECTS. UNILAB

The laboratory of enrollment to a foreign university. Campers will find out about the enrollment possibilities and life in a foreign country, how to prepare for exams and write a motivational letter. They will do a proforientational test and plan how to get into a university of their dream.

6

SECOND WEEK. EXCURSION IN CHELTENHAM

The excursion will take place in the format of a quest, the tasks of which can be: to take a photo in a certain historical place, to find an architectural curiosity on a building, to learn something from a local resident. And at the end of the excursion, children can enjoy one of the favorite entertainments of the foreign camp - shopping.

7

SECOND WEEK. EXCURSION TO THE COTSWOLDS

Hike or cycle in the Cotswolds - a National Nature Reserve that has retained its authenticity since 1380. We will walk through the picturesque streets and see the strange houses of the area, which the ancestors of the English built in order to be able to store sheep's wool here - the sale of which was the main source of income.

EVENING PROGRAMME

Every camp day is full of different activities. The morning starts with excursions or projects, and

at noon campers study English. Either evening doesn't give a chance to get bored. There will be special evening events, discos, quizzes, and a London night walk:

  • Icebreakers
  • Team Building
  • Mini Olympics
  • Party in the park
  • Movie Night
  • Karaoke
  • City walks

ACCOMMODATION

WEEK 1

Children will live in South London, Balham. It's the most attractive part of the city, famous for its cafes, parks and gardens. Location: Burlington school, located a few minutes' walk from 3 picturesque parks and 15 minutes from the city center.

MORE LOCATION PHOTOS HERE

WEEK 2

Campers live in the most famous and respectable resort in England - Cheltenham. The city is widely known for its architecture, gardens and jazz festivals. Campers will stay in a historical building of the best private school, the top of the British school rating list. It's a 1-hour ride to Oxford and a 2-hour ride to London.

MORE LOCATION PHOTOS HERE

LOCATION

The Burlington School of English in London and Cheltenham Ladies' College

  1. Antique and beautiful
    locations in London and Cheltenham
  2. Comfortable
    from 2 to 6-bed rooms
  3. Modern toilets
    and showers on the floor
  4. Ttechnologically advanced
    classrooms and big event halls
  5. Three meals a day
    a self-service restaurant, 2 menu options for every meal
  6. Vegan and vegetarian menu
    allergen elimination diet
CONDITIONS AND SESSION DATES IN 2023
  • 02.07 – 15.07
  • 09.07 – 22.07
  • 16.07 – 29.07
  • 23.07 – 05.08

IN A NUTSHELL

  • 13 days — duration of one session

  • 7 days of studying — learning English and cultural programme in London

  • 6 days of intensive English course and master classes by local teachers in Cheltenhem

  • 35 hours of English lessons in total with native English teachers experienced in teaching English as a second languag

  • 14 hours of project work results of which can be included into a CV

  • 7 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion to the London sights

  • Accompaniment by Big Fish Academy counsellors 24/7

  • Age of campers: 10-17 years old

PRICE

* We offer airport pick up

* If the visa is needed, we will get you in contact with our partnering visa agency

* You can find out all the details from our managers

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