There are many English camps for teens in the United States: why choose one of CISL’s Junior Programs? CISL’s camps provide more than just English training and a chance to study in the U.S. Learn why CISL is the best choice for an ESL camp in the U.S. for your teenage son or daughter.
6 Reasons to Study with CISL’s Junior Programs
A Trusted and Established School
Converse International School of Languages has been providing English instruction since 1972. CISL’s more than 45 years of experience shows in its relationships with partners, its curriculum, its teacher training, and its student services. CISL is also fully accredited and is a Certified Cambridge Testing Centre for the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) and First Certificate Exam (FCE).
Prime Study Locations
CISL’s Juniors Programs are offered at some of the most beautiful college campuses and cities in the United States. Students have both East Coast and West Coast options. On the East Coast, students can choose Yale University or Georgetown University, two schools with a rich history and beautiful campuses. On the West Coast, students have their choice of three of the most beautiful locations in California: San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (Berkeley). While many people are familiar with UC Berkeley (one of the highest-ranked universities in the world), few people outside of the U.S. are familiar with Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) or the University of San Diego. Both are private Catholic schools with some of the most beautiful campuses in the United States (and both offer beautiful views and incredible facilities).
CISL offers two options when it comes to accommodations: on-campus dorms, or a host family residential stay. If students would prefer to stay with a host family, they may choose CISL’s San Diego Homestay program. This allows students to practice English with an American family and learn more about the day-to-day life of Americans.
Effective and Engaging Curriculum
Each of CISL’s programs focuses on improving students’ English skills. However, CISL goes above and beyond by also providing curriculum that improves student leadership skills and the ability to communicate in English in regard to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Focus on American Culture
With CISL’s programs, students have the chance to participate in Cultural Workshops. These workshops, which are 1.5 hours long, introduce students to aspects of American culture. Students learn more about American history and community, providing them with an enriching experience in the country they call “home” for several weeks.
Fun Activities (Every Day!)
CISL provides activities every day of the week. Students have the opportunity to participate in physical activities, such as sporting events; relaxing events, such as beach days or shopping days; cultural activities, such as museum visits and neighborhood tours, and half-day and full-day excursions to surrounding areas such as New York and Boston (East Coast programs) and LA and San Diego (West Coast programs). Students who study in California also have the option of one-week “Best of Southwest” and “California Coast” trips.
Qualified and Dedicated Instructors
CISL’s 45 years of English instruction shows in its teachers, who are qualified not only to work with English learners but are also experienced working with the teenage demographic. In the CISL classroom (which never has more than 10 students), the teacher has the opportunity to work with each student individually, improving his or her confidence as a young adult while also improving his or her English skills.