A language really comes alive when you first talk to a native speaker, realizing the magic of being able to speak a foreign tongue. Our Native English Camp is designed for learners, who would like to enhance their speaking skills and have already reached a pre-intermediate level. Our teachers in these classes are all native speakers of English, coming from countries like the UK, the US, Australia and more. The camp is international, with kids also representing a number of different countries each year. Weekly sessions start with a short placement test, then the classes are made up of friendly and dominantly speaking-oriented exercises and activities to make sure students get to use their spoken skills as much as possible. (Minimum level requirement: A2.)
At the end of the weekly sessions, we provide feedback about your in-class performance, through the teacher’s assessment form and a video recording of the group project. English classes take two 120-minute lessons each day, Monday through Friday, in small classes (4 to 8 students per class), based on language level and age. A week-long camp has up to 20, while a two-week ‘long camp’ has up to 40 hours worth of classes. If you would like to combine the Native English program with another subject, for instance windsurfing, then you will have one 120-minute class of English and one 120-minute class of windsurfing. (See the full list of possible camp combinations below.)
Weekly group work and presentations
At the Funside Balaton English and Native English Camps we work with our own project-based curriculum. During the first three days of each session we cover new material relating to the Theme of the Week through playful and speaking-oriented exercises, then in the second half of the week we start working on a group project, which is then performed by the class in English in front of our other English groups. The group work may be a live play, a short video or a creative work. All presentations are recorded on video, so that you and your family can watch them after the camp. You can check out one of our favorite project videos from previous years below!
English Camp & English Drama Camp
If you have only recently started learning English or haven’t reached a pre-intermediate level yet, try our English Camp, where you will still have the same great free time activities and several camp combinations to choose from. If you are past intermediate level (B1 and up) and looking to practice your spoken English skills through drama classes, try our English Drama Camp!
Free time games and activities
A trip to the aqua park includes giant water slides, wave pools and a whole lot of fun for Weeks 1, 3 and 5
Crazy Sports Day
Join your team and try some of the best extreme sports, such as water football, archery tag (13 and older) or the sweeper game!
Funside’s own spin on this camp classic is a great way to start off the week
Game of Life
In our very own Game of Life activity, teams battle their way through a life-sized board game
The beach is filled with music and fun during the Funside Beach Party
Camp’s Got Talent (new)
The tables are turned in our newest program: campers get to organize their own dream activities!
There are magical creatures at every turn during our Wizarding School camp week
Play the magicians’ and witches’ favorite sport with us at this magical tournament!
Battle of the Teams
In this game teams fight for points throughout the week to score the Funside Trophy
Follow the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals at camp with exciting games and activities
Get your T-shirt colored as you cross the line at our paint race
One of our longest running activities is a camp favorite in every session
Central Europe’s largest lake is just around the corner
Camp Opening Ceremony
Our traditional camp opening kicks off every session
Roast marshmallows and sing-along with us at the campfire
Our open-air teen disco is a camp classic
A special afternoon activity where you can try a new class, different from the ones you picked for the week!
Groups are challenged through fun, surprising and sporty stations, while collecting Olympic points
Battle of the Music Videos
In this classic Funside activity, groups are challenged to make the most creative music video
Battle of the Movies (new)
In our newest activity, instead of music videos, groups create their own short film to win the Funside Oscars!
And many more…
There are different weekly themes and activities in each session!
All possible camp combinations
An English project video from camp
Deadlines: availability for our camps is limited and places are filled up on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up early to ensure your place for the desired camp. Registration starts on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Price: EUR 295More about prices and accepted cheques