Enjoy the benefits of learning and speaking with teachers who are native speakers of English at our Funside Balaton Native English Camp, where you will have 10 or 20 hours of English classes a week to give your language skills a real boost this summer.
|Type of camp:||Overnight summer camp|
|Language of the classes:||English Learn more...|
|Dates & duration:||Weeks 1 to 5 Learn more...|
|Location:||Balatongyorok, Hungary Learn more...|
|Age limits:||7 to 17 Learn more...|
|Group sizes at classes:||4-8 kids per class|
|Group sizes at activities:||8 kids per class Learn more...|
|Teacher to childer ratio:||1 to 5 Learn more...|
|Meals:||Full board, special dietary meals available Learn more...|
|How to sign up:||Online or at our Budapest HQ Learn more...|
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, see details below.)
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.) In the afternoons and evenings there are several exciting free time activities: try our Lights Show, visit the aqua park with us or join our bubble football activity (see details below).
English Camp (not native)
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: learn more here...
English Drama Camp
Are you at an intermediate level and looking to practice your spoken English skills through drama classes, held by native English teachers? Try our new English Drama Camp: learn more here...
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Do you know your level?
Not sure if you have reached the necessary level to enrol in this program? Get in touch with us and we will provide you with a short test via email so our teachers can check your skills before you sign up.
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 previous projects on our dedicated page, or have a look at one of our favorite group works below.
Afternoon and evening activities in 2017Each week has different free-time activities. Check out the detailed schedule for each session here...
|Aqua Park||Funside Funfair||Lights Show|
|Record Attempts||Beach Party||Water Football|
|Superheroes Day (new)||Battle of the Teams||Wizarding School (new)|
|Lip Dub Music Video Shoot||Lake Balaton||Learn more about the afternoon activities...|
What other camps can be combined with this?
- Native English-American Sports Camp
- Native English-DJ Camp
- Native English-Golf Camp
- Native English-Art Camp
- Native English-Arts & Crafts Camp
- Native English-Horseback Riding Camp
- Native English-German Camp
- Native English-Programming Camp
- Native English-Robotics Camp
- Native English-Sports Camp
- Native English-Windsurfing Camp
- Native English-Dance Camp
- Native English-Tennis Camp
Sign upDeadlines: 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 15, 2017.
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