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 - Reading Adventures, Earth Discovery and Leadership

Sessions 1 and 2  Ages 10-12

Part of our Junior Royals program this enrichment class includes language arts, reading and writing, mathematics and science. Organization and leadership skills are imbedded in the curriculum. A different theme pertaining to the three academic disciplines will be explored and studied and will culminate in an excursion related to each theme.


NEW COURSE - English Literature as Movies

Sessions 1 and 2    Ages 13-17

Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, J.K Rowling. H.G Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.R.R Tolkien, Arthur Conan Doyle   - Do you know how many movies have been made from some of these famous authors' books? Can you name some? Literature by some of these famous authors will be studied through viewing and discussing themes such as heroism, justice, love, and betrayal. Develop your analytical skills, figurative language writing skills and express your ideas through discussion and essays at the same time as enjoying watching the movies of the works studied.

NEW COURSE - Castles, Knights and Crop Circles

Sessions 1 and 2      Ages 13-17

How did the lords and knights live in England during the Middle Ages? How were castles built? What was life in the castle like?  Explore the life of a medieval Lord? What is a crop circle? You will find the answers to these questions and many more. Excursions to castles, and stone circles to visit the Whispering Knights will provide a spell-binding view of life in the Middle Ages in England.

NEW COURSE - STEM

Sessions 1 and 2   Ages 13-17

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) class integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution and connection to a real-world problem and emphasizes project-based learning.

Debate and Leadership Skills

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 & 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 13-17

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.

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