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ELC - English Language Center 11 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor Boston MA
Overview

The Junior Program at Wheelock College gives students the opportunity to live and study in state-of-the-art facilities, located in the heart of Boston.

Students live on campus in Wheelock College dormitories with 24-hour supervision.
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Students have full access to Wheelock College facilities including campus center and gymnasiums.
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Daily activities take students to all of the famous locations in Boston including Downtown, and Back Bay.
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Students learn conversation and grammar during their 20 lessons per week.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

City: Boston, MA

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.

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

Dormitory: Riverway and CCSR

Occupancy: Doubles and triples

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

Classic Programs: 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 Wheelock College Explorer Program: Sports Explorer - Play outdoors sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball and football, and visit local sporting venues

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 Program package. Morning Courses do not occur on Saturday or Sundays.


Wheelock College Morning Courses Options:

  • Semi-Intensive English Course
  • Entrepreneurship Course

ABOUT WHEELOCK

  • Traditional college campus located a short walk from the oldest and most famous ballpark in America - Fenway Park
  • Founded in 1888
  • 15 minutes from Downtown Boston

ACCOMMODATION at WHEELOCK

  • Shared occupancy, full-board (half-board on Saturday and breakfast only on Sunday
  • Rooms are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and closets
  • Bathrooms are shared by 4-6 students
  • Linens and bath towels included, student can receive fresh linens from the front desk upon request
  • Bathrooms and common areas cleaned frequently
  • Air-conditioned
  • Laundry facilities located in the dormitory ($1.25 per wash, $1.25 per dry)

CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • Spacious student lounge with TV and DVD
  • Use of Pilgrim Student Center which includes a foosball table, piano, media equipment and computer stations
  • Access to Wheelock College library, bookstore, and computer terminals with free wi-fi
  • Access to local gym facilities
  • Beautiful outdoor campus quad with green space as well as tables and chairs

ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS & EXCURSIONS

Students participate in afternoon activities Monday-Friday. Afternoon activities are compulsory and are included in the Junior 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 Wheelock College 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. ELC offers an optional week of exploration and excursions in Boston. In lieu of classes and regular afternoon activities students can spend the week going to a different and exciting destination each day.


Wheelock College Activities Program options:


  • Classic Program
  • University Explorer Program
  • Sports Explorer Program

Evening Activities

  • Baseball game
  • 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 hanging out with other ELC students and staff on and around campus
  • Examples: Revere Beach; Kayaking, local festivals and fairs
  • 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 Wheelock College Weekend Excursions

  • June 25: Whale Watch
  • July 02: Six Flags Amusement Park
  • July 08: New York City (Saturday optional +$175)
  • July 09: Newport, Rhode Island
  • July 16: Wrentham Outlet Shopping
  • July 22: New York City (Saturday optional +$175)
  • July 23: Whale Watch
  • July 30: Six Flags Amusement Park
  • August 06: Newport, Rhode Island

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

  • Freedom Trail
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Harvard Square
  • USS Constitution
  • Revere Beach
  • Newbury Street
  • Sports on the Boston Common
  • Georges Island
  • Bunker Hill
Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Boston Common

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Newport, Rhode Island
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Scavenger Hunt EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Aquarium EVENING: Movies/Concerts on the Esplanade
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Cambridge Historical Tour EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Newbury Street EVENING: Soccer
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Freedom Trail EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
New York City Trip (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Six Flags Amusement Park
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Charles River kayaking EVENING: Red Sox Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Boston Harbor Cruise EVENING: Faneuil Hall
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Waterworks Museum EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Prudential Center EVENING: Museum of Science stargazing
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports EVENING: Casino Night
Download sample activities calendar

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
Newport, Rhode Island
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: Movies/Concerts on the Esplanade
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: University tour EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness workshop EVENING: Soccer
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Freedom Trail EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
Saturday optional activity
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Six Flags Amusement Park
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Writing Skills Workshop EVENING: Red Sox Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Faneuil Hall
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: University tour EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: College Readiness Workshop EVENING: Museum of Science stargazing
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports EVENING: Casino Night
Download sample activities calendar

Sports Explorer Program

Summer is meant for sports and Boston is home to some of the world’s best sports teams: Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution. Take advantage of world-class sports facilities and spend your summer playing a variety of sports with students from a variety of different countries. Explore the stadiums and fields where some of the world’s greatest players on earth spend their time.

Activities:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Sports Museum
  • Soccer tournament
  • Fenway Park Tour
  • Volleyball

Location: Wheelock College

Summer Junior Programs Activity Programs Sports Explorer

Sample Activities Program

Week 1
DAY 1 SATURDAY
AM: Arrival & Orientation PM: Arrival & Orientation EVENING: Arrival & Orientation
DAY 2 SUNDAY
Newport, Rhode Island
DAY 3 MONDAY
AM: Placement Test & Lessons PM: Harvard Square EVENING: Capture the Flag
DAY 4 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Tour of Fenway Park EVENING: Movies/Concerts on the Esplanade
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Soccer EVENING: Dining Out
DAY 6 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: American Football EVENING: Soccer
DAY 7 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Baseball EVENING: Disco Dance
Week 2
DAY 8 SATURDAY
New York City Trip (Optional)
DAY 9 SUNDAY
Six Flags Amusement Park
DAY 10 MONDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Revere Beach EVENING: Red Sox Game
DAY 11 TUESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Kickball Tournament EVENING: Faneuil Hall
DAY 12 WEDNESDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Soccer EVENING: Karaoke
DAY 13 THURSDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Sports Musuem EVENING: Museum of Science stargazing
DAY 14 FRIDAY
AM: Lessons PM: Bowling 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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