ClassesA 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 presentationsAt 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!
Other English Camp optionsThe Native English Camp is ideal for levels A2 to B2. 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 (levels Starter to A2). If you are past intermediate level (B1 to B2) and looking to practice your spoken English skills through creative activities in a "language immersion" setting, try our English Drama Camp or out Start-up Camp in English.
Free time games and activities
Each week has different free-time activities. Check out the detailed schedule for each week here...