Workcamps in Estonia, in the centre of Tallinn

Teaching kids English in fun and interactive way staying in the heart of magic Tallinn


ENGLISH IN THE CITY I TALLINN (EST03)

ENGLISH IN THE CITY II TALLINN (EST24)

ENGLISH IN THE CITY III  TALLINN (EST34)

Dates: June 5- 12, July 31 – August 6, August 14 – 25

Group size: 2

Project. The project partner is Tallinn based hobby school Optimum Semper which was established in 2011 with the aim to provide additional high quality education to local children using alternative teaching methods designed and developed by the school teachers. School gives children the opportunity to acquire extra-curricular skills and experience in areas of interest to them. Special emphasis is put on studies of languages, art, handicraft, acting and nature. The focus of the school is intercultural learning and integration of youngsters into rapidly changing globalizing world. The age of young people attending this school is 4 to 16+.   Every year in summer the school runs short English language camp aimed at providing additional studies and real practice to local young people. To help this international volunteers are warmly invited to join the project and contribute to the alternative learning process. Participation in this camp gives excellent opportunity to practice work with kids and English language teaching as well as to stay in the Estonian capital in summer enjoying numerous attractions it offers to the guests.

Work. The general camp program (themes, actions, social activities, fun games, excursions) is worked out by the supervisor of the camp. Volunteers together with a local project coordinator are responsible for the day activities in the camp. The teacher`s main task is to provide children with live communication, activate their vocabulary and encourage them to speak English. The volunteers’ task is planning language activities and games (the vocabulary depends on the topic of the day and level of children knowledge), carrying out the planned activities, taking part in excursions (which are free for volunteers) assisting the teacher. The topics will vary from day to day. The last day of the camp is so called “Parents` day”, when children will make a performance in English which was prepared together with their teacher and the volunteers in advance. Volunteers will stay with children from 10.00 until 15.30 and spend another hour or two to prepare the next day activities. The total number of camp participants is about 20 kids aged 7-12. The volunteers will work in a smaller group of 10 children in each. In addition to the volunteers there are 2 teachers and one assistant. Most of the local children in the camp are Russian-speaking youngsters. The camp activities will take place in a learning centre situated in the center of the city.

This year our school offers several periods for taking part in our city camps:

05.06.16 – 12.06.16 – for kids 10-14 years old

31.07.16 – 06.08.16 – for kids 5-7 years old

14.08.16 – 25.08.16 – for kids 7-13 years old

Accommodation. On mattresses in the class rooms of the “Optimum Semper” school in the centre of Tallinn. Toilets are available, sauna and laundry room is very near to the accommodation place. Please bring a sleeping bag. You will have breakfasts at the place of accommodation; lunches will be organized for whole camp in the city center, dinner will be prepared by the volunteers themselves but paid by the school.

Special requirements. The volunteer has to be really motivated to work with children. The previous experience in working with preschoolers and teenagers is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for children are essential. A good level of English is required.

Leisure time. There are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste. Summer period is especially reach with cultural events of all kinds.

Bendra informacija apie stovyklashttp://deineta.lt/europos-savanoriu-tarnyba/tarptautines-jaunimo-stovyklos/

Partnerių programų pristatymaihttps://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6sRKEHFSO7BU0lvVVJDOVI3TjA&usp=sharing

Projektų paieškos duomenų bazėhttp://www.e-vet.org/fo/se1/index.cfm?e04=264133&qs=frame&dil=eng&css=2

Registracijos anketa:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6sRKEHFSO7BZ05NeFl5TkFEUms/view

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