English and Performing Arts Summer Camp is designed for students who want to develop their theatrical performance skills in Drama and Dance, whilst also improving their English at prestigious Dulwich College in London, one of the top ten UK private schools which produced 12% of the UK professional elite.
The English and Performing Arts Summer Camp programme combines English Language tuition with Visual and Performing Arts. Taught by subject specialist teachers, students have 12 hours specialist courses in four half-days each week, which build skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. The students work towards a final production of Musical Theatre, and perform it in the school’s own theatre at the end of the course. All students will visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre.
Alongside afternoon specialist courses, students will be given 15 hours English tuition per week in the morning in small groups of 12 to 15, taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers. Students follow a structured communicative English Language syllabus with the emphasis on Speaking and Listening skills. A full package of social, culture activities and excursions also offer great opportunities for students to socialise and make new friends from across the globe.
The course is based in Dulwich College in London, giving international students a great opportunity to experience gracious school life of this leading British independent school, and immerse themselves in the English culture and language of Britain’s vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city.
English and Performing Arts Summer Camp consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, performing arts instruction, activities and excursions. It includes:
- 30 hours of English tuition over two weeks
- 24 hours of specialist instructions over two weeks, building a final production of Musical Theatre
- 4 full-day excursions and trips over two weeks
- Visit to London Musical show in a West End Theatre
- Full activity, sports and social programme on non-excursion days
- Maximum class size is 15, and the average class size is around 12
- Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports)
Outside morning classroom, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Computer Based Activities
- Fancy Dress Parties
- Film Evenings
- Music & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Show
English and Performing Arts Summer Camp has a wide range of interesting and enjoyable excursions to London and other places to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Camden Market
- Covent Garden
- Houses of Parliament
- London Sightseeing Tour
- London Museums
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Thames Riverboat Disco
- Theme Park
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
- Wimbledon Tennis Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical English and Performing Arts Summer Camp at Dulwich College.
Students are accommodated in single, twin and triple rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses which are close to both the classrooms and the large dining room. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
All cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the dining hall. Both salads and hot food are provided at lunchtime. Drinks and biscuits are generally available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
The Dulwich campus is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities; modern classrooms, refurbished sports hall with heated indoor swimming pool, new student social centre with cafeteria, purpose built theatre and IT suite.
The boarding houses have well equipped games rooms that are very popular with children throughout the day. Each House also has at least one TV room where students can watch TV and DVDs. Student can access to computer room with free Wi-Fi.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Dulwich College, founded in 1619 as the College of God’s Gift at Dulwich, is one of the oldest and largest independent schools in the UK. It is located in south London, endowed with an oasis of over 70 acres of beautiful green playing fields. The School also owns a boathouse on the River Thames.
The School has a long standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country. Famous past pupils include Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir P G Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, Sir Edward George, the former Governor of the Bank of England Edward George, and the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Anand Panyarachun.
Dulwich is an academically selective independent boys’ school, aiming to ensure all their pupils fulfil their academic potential, and build the confidence required to explore beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. Learning for its own sake is encouraged alongside focused and dedicated study.
The School was once considered among the top ten academic schools in the country. It has maintained a strong academic record and remains one of the highest ranking public schools in London. The average examination results of their past ten years from 2008-2017 show that: 84.7% boys were awarded A*/A grades on their GCSE exams, with 97.4% boys achieved A*/A/B. At their A-level examinations, 65.4% boys were awarded A*/A grades in the past ten years, with 91 students achieved 100% A*/A grades. Boys proceed from Dulwich to the most competitive of universities, both in the UK and in the world, with a high number choosing to study in Medicine, Engineering and the Law. The school also excels at debating, and it considers itself the best debating School in Europe.