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Summer Junior English Program at UCLA Summer Camp

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Overview

The ELC Summer Junior Program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) gives students the unique opportunity to live and study English on the fabulous campus of a world famous university. During July and August students at our Summer Program at UCLA will live in a UCLA dormitory. During the weekdays students will take English classes in the mornings and be able to choose one of three activity programs: our Classic Program, University Explorer Program or Film Explorer Program. On the weekends students will be able to participate in optional Saturday activities and an included full-day excursion on Sunday.

Every Sunday students go on a full-day excursion.
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ELC UCLA Campus Summer Junior Program Dormitory
Students have full access to UCLA facilities including pools and gymnasiums.
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Daily activities take students to all of the famous locations in LA including Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
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Students learn conversation and grammar during their 20 lessons per week.
ELC UCLA Campus Summer Junior Program Classrooms
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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT UCLA SUMMER CAMP

City: Los Angeles, CA

Dates:

June 24, 2017 - August 12, 2017
(Saturday to Saturday, minimum 2-week enrollment)

Ages: 11-13 and 14-17 years old

Morning Course:
Semi-Intensive English Course or Entrepreneurship Course One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm.

Residence: UCLA dormitory

Meals: 18 meals per week (full-board Monday - Friday, half-board Saturday, breakfast only Sunday)

Dormitory: Hedrick Hall and Dykstra Hall

Occupancy: Doubles and triples

Activities: Afternoon and/or evening activities Monday-Friday, full-day excursions each Sunday (Optional activities offered each Saturday)

Classic Program: Consists of a mix of cultural, sports, sightseeing and shopping activities

University Explorer Program: Includes College Readiness Workshop, university campus tours, and academic skills workshops

Special UCLA Explorer Program: Film Explorer - participate in the filmmaking process with writing, acting, directing, and editing, and producing your own film

Airport transfer: Included in the transportation fee, valid for Saturday arrivals and departures between 9am - 9pm

MORNING COURSES

Students participate in Morning Courses Monday-Friday. Morning Courses are compulsory and are included in the Junior Language Program package. Morning Courses do not occur on Saturday or Sundays.


UCLA Morning Courses Options:

  • Semi-Intensive English Course
  • Entrepreneurship Course

ABOUT UCLA

  • World famous university located on the exclusive west side of Los Angeles
  • 419-acre UCLA campus with beautiful renaissance buildings
  • World Rankings: 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 23rd in the world (13th in North America) in Financial Times' Global MBA Rankings, and ranked 37th in the QS World University Rankings
  • National Rankings: 2nd among public universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report, and 23rd among national universities

ACCOMMODATION at UCLA

  • Shared occupancy, full-board (half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday)
  • Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs, closets and telephones
  • Students can use the room telephone to make local calls, or international calls with a calling card
  • Communal bathrooms on each floor
  • Linens and bath towels included, students can receive fresh linens from the front desk upon request
  • Bathrooms and common areas cleaned daily
  • Laundry facilities located in the dormitory (estimated $1.25 per wash, $1.25 per dry)
  • Free wireless internet in each room

CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • Multiple computer labs on campus with free wi-fi
  • Access to UCLA’s John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center – featuring pools, basketball courts, and gymnasiums
  • Outdoor tennis courts, Olympic-size swimming pool and sports fields
  • UCLA bookstore, libraries, and Ackerman Student Union Center with student lounge

ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS AND EXCURSIONS

International students participate in activities Monday-Friday after school. Afternoon activities are compulsory and are included in the Summer Junior Language Program package. Evening and Saturday activities are always optional and offered to all students. ELC always offers a combination of free and low-cost evening and Saturday activities. Please refer to the sample calendar for sample activities.

Afternoon Activities Program

Students at UCLA may choose from up to three different Activities Programs for their afternoon activity at no additional cost. Students may choose up to one program each week. Students must choose their selection at enrollment to ensure availability.

UCLA Activities Program options:


  • Classic Program
  • University Explorer Program
  • Film Explorer Program

Evening Activities

  • Baseball game (Los Angeles Dodgers)
  • Dance party
  • Bowling
  • Talent show
  • Sports
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Shopping
  • Movie night
  • Some evening activities have fees associated with participation


Saturday Activities

  • Students who do not wish to participate in Saturday optional activities can enjoy spending time with other ELC students and staff on and around campus
  • Examples: Disneyland, surfing, laser tag, bicycle trip in Venice
  • Some Saturday activities have fees associated with participation


Sunday Excursions

  • Required that all students participate in the full-day Sunday excursion
  • Full-day Sunday excursions are included in the junior package

2017 UCLA Weekend Excursions

  • June 25: Beach Party
  • July 02: Six Flags Amusement Park
  • July 08: Disneyland (Saturday optional +$165)
  • July 09: Universal Studios
  • July 16: Beach Party
  • July 22: Disneyland (Saturday optional +$165)
  • July 23: Santa Barbara / Camarillo Outlets
  • July 30: Six Flags Amusement Park
  • August 6: Beach Party

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Time Monday Tuesday Wednes­day Thurs­day Friday Satur­day Sunday
7:00 - 8:30 BREAKFAST 8:00 - 12:00
BRUNCH
BREAKFAST
9:00 - 10:20 Morning Course Full-day
Excursion
10:20 - 10:35 BREAK
10:35 - 11:35 Morning Course
10:35 - 11:45 BREAK 12:00 - 5:00
Saturday
Activities
11:45 - 12:40 Morning Course
12:40 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
2:00 - 5:00 Afternoon Activities
5:00 - 7:00 DINNER BREAK
7:00 - 10:00 Evening Activities Evening Activities
10:00 RETURN TO RESIDENCE HALL

MORNING COURSES

SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE

Students studying in our Semi-Intensive English Course will learn the rules of grammar through communicative teaching methods. Through speaking and writing, students will improve their abilities and pronunciation, as well as practice listening to and understanding native speakers.

  • Levels: Beginner to Proficiency. Up to 12 Levels. ELC's multi-level placement ensures that students are placed in the correct level for Grammar and Communication Skills.
  • Lessons (per week): One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Lesson Duration: One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Start Date: Course starts on the Monday following the Saturday program start date. Start any Saturday during the program dates. Minimum two weeks.


Semi-Intensive English Course Sample Topics


    Grammar
  • Past Perfect Review
  • Introduction to Simple Future and Formation
  • Time/Adverb Clauses in Future Sentences
  • Future Progressive Formation
  • Review Future Progressive, Present Progressive, Simple Future

  • Communication Skills
  • Review of Travel Vocabulary and Idioms
  • Review Short Clips of Holidays; Discuss/Read About New Places to Visit
  • Introduction of Debate Vocabulary and Debate Preparation
  • Group Work for Presentations
  • Speaking About Favorite holidays
  • Travel Role Play Activity
  • Create Travel Itineraries and Present as a Tour Guide
  • Debate - "Is Travel Tourism Good or Bad"
  • Group Presentations

Entrepreneurship Programs

Sample Semi-Intensive Course Week

09:00 - 12:40

DAY 1 SATURDAY
Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
GRAMMAR: Past Perfect Review COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Introductions and Icebreakers COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Speaking About Favorite Holidays
DAY 4 TUESDAY
GRAMMAR: Introduction to Simple Future and Formation COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Review of Travel Vocabulary and Idioms COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Travel Role Play Activity
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
GRAMMAR: Time/Adverb Clauses in Future Sentences COMMUNICATION SKILLS Review Short Clips of Holidays; Discuss/Read About New Places to Visit COMMUNICATION SKILLS Create Travel Itineraries and Present as a Tour Guide
DAY 6 THURSDAY
GRAMMAR: Future Progressive Formation COMMUNICATION SKILLS Introduction of Debate Vocabulary and Debate Preparation COMMUNICATION SKILLS Debate - "Is Travel Tourism Good or Bad"
DAY 7 FRIDAY
GRAMMAR Review Future Progressive, Present Progressive, Simple Future COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS Group Work for Presentations COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS Group Presentations

ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE

ELC offers high-intermediate and advanced junior students the option to join a two-week Entrepreneurship Course. In lieu of English language classes in the morning, high-intermediate and advanced students, have the option to join a content-based leadership and entrepreneurship course. During the afternoon, students will participate in one of the three afternoon activities offered at their campus including Classic, University Explorer, or a specialized explorer program. The available start dates for the Entrepreneurship Course will be July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22. This course is offered exclusively to high-level students who no longer require daily instruction in English language skills. Students will take a placement test before they register to determine if they meet the level requirement to participate in this course.

  • Levels: Intermediate to Advanced. Student must pass a pre-test to enroll.
  • Lessons (per week): One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Lesson Duration: One 80-minute and two 60-minute lessons per day - Monday-Friday from 9am-12:40pm
  • Start Date: Start dates every Saturday between July 1 - July 22. This is a two week maximum course. Students may take Semi-Intensive English Course before or after.


Sample Entrepreneurship Course Schedule

09:00 - 12:40

Week 1

DAY 1 SATURDAY
Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Newport, RI
DAY 3 MONDAY
Introductions
Introduction to entrepreneurship and leadership
DAY 4 TUESDAY
The ecosystem of business
Training game
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
Management and leadership
Starting a business
DAY 6 THURSDAY
Forming your business teams
Creating a business plan
DAY 7 FRIDAY
Communication and presentation skills
Team work on projects

Week 2

DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Six Flags
DAY 10 MONDAY
Sales
Guest speaker
DAY 11 TUESDAY
Marketing
Team work on projects
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
Critical success factors
How to read the business section of the newspaper
DAY 13 THURSDAY
How to "pitch an idea"
Final group work
DAY 14 FRIDAY
Pitch contes
Team review and guest speaker

Entrepreneurship Program Sample Topics

  • COURSE: The ecosystem of business
  • Management and leadership
  • Creating a business plan
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Critical success factors
  • How to read the business section of the newspaper
  • How to “pitch an idea”
  • Forming your business teams

Entrepreneurship Programs

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

Classic Program

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural, sports, sightseeing, and shopping activities.

Classic Program Sample Activities

  • The Getty Museum
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Rodeo Drive
  • LACMA
  • The Grove & the Farmers’ Market
  • UCLA pool party
  • Third Street Promenade shopping
  • Volleyball
  • Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Classic Program

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Scavenger Hunt EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Hollywood EVENING: Tie Dye t-shirt making
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Santa Monica Pier EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Downtown LA tour EVENING: Laser Tag
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Cinema EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studio
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Westwood Village Farmer's Market EVENING: Dodgers Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Venice Beach EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Third Street Promenade EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Museum of Contemporary Art EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports EVENING: Casino Night
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University Explorer Program

University Explorers will take college preparation classes that cover the SAT and TOEFL tests, as well as study skills and financial aid available to international students. In addition, they will visit local universities where they will participate in tours and information sessions. They will also work on essay writing.

Activities:

  • University tours
  • College Readiness Workshop
  • Writing Skills Workshop

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs University Explorer Program

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Writing Skills Workshop EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Hollywood
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: University Tour EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Laser Tag
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Rodeo Drive EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Saturday optional activities
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studios
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Writing Skills Workshop EVENING: Dodgers Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: University tour EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Hollywood Walk of Fame EVENING: Casino Night
Download sample activities calendar

Film Explorer Program

Do you think you have the creativity to be a Hollywood legend? Right in the heart of the world’s entertainment industry, Film Explorers will get a chance to study the art of film, visit a selection of famous Hollywood and entertainment landmarks, and also be given the opportunity to collaborate on a film project.

Activities:

  • Film workshops and studio tours
  • Script writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Acting
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Producing

Location: UCLA

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Film Explorer Program

UCLA Film Explorer 2015 - Movie Trailer from ELC - English Language Center on Vimeo


Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Beach Party!
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Hollywood Walk of Fame EVENING: Hollywood
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Special Effects Studio Tour EVENING: Laser Tag
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Disneyland (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Universal Studio
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Dodgers Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Movie studio visit EVENING: Movie Night
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Museum of Contemporary Art EVENING: Manicures
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Filmmaking Lessons EVENING: Casino Night
Download sample activities calendar

ELC Junior Programs - English Language Center

ELC offers summer residential junior programs for students between the ages of 11- 13, and 14-17 years at four different locations: UCLA (Los Angeles, CA), UCSB (Santa Barbara, CA), and Wheelock College (Boston, MA), and MIT (Cambridge, MA). All junior programs take place in July and August. Junior Programs are carefully supervised by ELC staff and include a full range of exciting activities and excursions in addition to course and accommodation.
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ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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