Summer Enrichment Courses

 

Enrichment Courses

Enrichment Courses at TASIS England Summer School offer students an unparalleled opportunity to explore a subject they may be interested in but have no time to study in their normal school curriculum. In Enrichment Course classes, students come from all over the world with their individual perspectives and understandings, yet with a shared desire to learn more about the subject.

Many of the courses focus on the historic and cultural treasures of England and London, and they include frequent class trips to enhance instruction with first-hand experience, a priceless educational dimension that is just not possible elsewhere. Courses in the first session last for three weeks, and those in the second session also last for three weeks.

Please note that for some Enrichment Courses, there is a supplement to cover part of the cost of special field trips and/or theatre tickets and accommodation away from TASIS.

NEW COURSE - Cryptology

Sessions 1 and 2    Ages 10-13

Did you ever wonder how your cell phone or computer is kept safe?   Have you ever wanted to create your own Da Vinci Code or National Treasure style scavenger hunt? Then come join the world of Cryptology.  Learn about the history of Cryptology and its usage in transmitting messages.  We will learn various encryption and decryption techniques to help you create your own secret messages and a scavenger hunt for others to solve. 

NEW COURSE - Pre-IB Math

Session 2      Ages 15-17

The aim of this course is to prepare students for entry into senior mathematics courses such as the IB Mathematics Diploma courses. Reinforcing some existing mathematical knowledge that the students should have and also exposing the students to some new concepts that are relevant to senior level mathematics 

Debate and Public Speaking

Sessions 1 and 2    Ages 14-17

During this course students will be taught techniques such as clear organization of ideas and counter arguments, tone of speech, body language and eye contact which will enable them to improve their oral skills and become more effective debaters. This course will also give students a confidence in their ability to speak in public.

Drawing, Sketching, and 3-D Design

Sessions 1 & 2  Ages 14-17

Explore the city of London while you develop your creativity and find new ways of seeing and observing the world around you. You will document your ideas and observations in a workbook, learn different techniques to bring your ideas to life (using Photoshop, oils, collage, varnishes, stencils, etc.), then further develop your 2-dimensional designs into 3-dimensional works of art. 3D model-making techniques using paper and model card will also be used to teach the essence of form and how to work with different media and scales.

Fashion & Textile Design

Sessions 1 & 2  Ages 13-17

This combined study of fashion and textile design offers a unique opportunity to learn and master various textile design techniques including printing, painting, weaving, felting, and sewing. You will also learn how to create garments, patterns, and 2- or 3-dimensional installations using different methods, materials and hands-on techniques. Visits to London galleries and fashion locations will be an integral part of the course.

London Through a Lens

Sessions 1 & 2    Ages 13-17

Discover London through a camera lens as you capture images of life in this vibrant city using the latest digital technologies. On campus, you will develop your ideas and refine your techniques. Topics include studio photography, outdoor action, and still photography. Learning about specific photographers and their stylistic camera techniques is integral to the course. Over the course of the session, you will prepare three portfolios.

Writing Enhancement

Sessions 1 & 2     Ages 10-17

Students whose first language is not English often feel insecure with their ability to clearly communicate their ideas in both written and spoken formóvital skills needed for academic success at English-speaking schools and universities. This course will help you better understand and use clear logical order and structure when presenting thoughts and ideas in English. Work is focused on techniques of clear writing and oratory through compositions, discussions, and debate. You will develop the ability to express thoughts and opinions clearly and effectively in written and spoken forms.

Television Production

Sessions 1 & 2    Ages 13-17

Powerful and persuasive, television has the power to change the course of history by its influence on viewers and how it communicates information. In this course, you will learn to produce your own videos using everyday recording equipment as well as the programs iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Quicktime. Field trips to see broadcasting in action will give you a first-hand view into the industry. Television production is an exciting, fast-paced field. Live the life of a television producer for a summer and get a taste for the adventure!

International Business

Sessions 1 & 2    Ages 14-17

The global marketplace has an impact on daily living and finances worldwide. Explore the field of international business and discover the ins and outs of global trade, immigration, business travel, current events, courtesy expressions, importing and exporting, careers, economies, and much more.

SAT Review & College Admissions

Sessions 1    Ages 15-17

Learn special study methods and test-taking techniques that will help you to achieve positive results on your verbal and mathematical College Board tests. The course will include a comprehensive review of the types of questions found on the exam and strategies for achieving success.

Middle School Skills

Sessions 1 & 2    Ages 10-13

Learning and sharpening key academic strategies will prepare you to take on scholastic challenges during the school year with confidence. This course provides intensive instruction in the reading, writing, and mathematics skills required for success in 7th and 8th grade. Topics include:

  • Integrated work on reading and writing
  • Reading comprehension, text analysis, and vocabulary development
  • Composition skills, including effective essay writing
  • A review of basic arithmetic operations
  • An introduction to Algebra

The Magical World of Harry Potter

Sessions 1 and 2     Ages 10-13

Harry Potter fans, enter the world of Harry Potter! This fantasy book series has gained immense popularity, critical acclaim, and commercial success worldwide. Immerse yourself in the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends through the analysis of plot, character, setting, theme, symbolism, and motifs. A highlight is a trip to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter.
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