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English Teacher & Tutor: Ellen Johnston

Classes in Ipswich, St Joseph's College, England.

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 Profile of Ellen Johnston Date: April 16, 2009 
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Name: Ellen Johnston
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Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) English

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Ipswich
State, province or region: St Joseph's College
Country: England
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    Our programme offers a three and six-week courses of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for students aged 14 to 18. The philosophy of the course is based on Theory of Knowledge as studied in the International Baccalaureate . The areas of knowledge explored are: Sciences, Mathematics, Individuals and Societies, Literature, the Arts and ethics. The course is delivered by subject specialist teachers with additional training and qualification s in teaching English, the language of tuition.

    The approach to the learning and teaching of English is communicative and follows the 'can do' skills descriptors of the Common European Framework. Preparation for IELTS gives a structure and international ly recognised outcome to the English language element of the course.

    In keeping with the principles of CLIL, our programme aims to develop learners' content knowledge, cognitive skills, communicative competence and cultural awareness. British culture is explored in curriculum study and through study visits. Students will also be encouraged constantly to engage in culture communication with fellow members of the international Academic Summer community.

    Pastoral care and attention to students' social and personal development is an important feature of Academic Summer. We are also aware that the course takes place in the students' school holidays and provide the highest quality of surroundings, accommodation , leisure facilities and catering.

    Program Description

    * Suitable for students preparing for GCSEs, A levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma
    * Experienced and qualified EFL and curriculum subject teachers
    * Theory of Knowledge & Creativity, Action and Service preparation
    * Academic subjects offered: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Economics, the Arts and Sport
    * International outlook
    * IELTS preparation
    * 30 hours of study per week
    * Cultural & educational visits
    * Cross-curricu lar project work
    * Small classes 8 to 12 students
    * Interactive white boards
    * Good IT facilities throughout the campus

    Summer 2009 Academic Summer are running 3 or 6 week courses at St Joseph's College,
    Dates: Sunday 12th July to Sunday 23rd August 2009
    Fees: £800 per week

    Teaching Experience

    Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Vincent Smidowicz, Principal of Academic Summer.

    My thirty years in teaching, teacher-train ing and academic management has involved work with UK study centres; preparing students to join academic programmes and running teacher development courses. I have examined for International Baccalaureate English A2, designed and run pre IB programmes and visited international schools in many countries. My aim as Principal of Academic Summer is to share the benefits of my experience with students and teachers to help everyone achieve his or her personal best.

    Teacher Training

    The course is delivered by subject specialist teachers with additional training and qualification s in teaching English, the language of tuition.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:What is will students do after classes?
    A: Leisure
    * Boarding accommodation in single and mixed nationality rooms
    * Kitchens and recreational rooms in the boarding houses
    * Supervision by experienced staff in a caring and supportive environment
    * Three meals a day in St Joseph’s modern cafeteria
    * Structured leisure programme including sports and weekend excursions to encourage social interaction in English
    * Excellent sports and leisure facilities
    Q: How can students, parents or agents apply?
    A: Simply visit our website where you can complete the online registration form, accept your placement, and make payments online.

    Q: Where will the programme be located?
    A: St Joseph's College is conveniently located in Ipswich, only seventy minutes from London by train and a short distance from England's east coast. The College is within walking distance of the town centre and the train station. It is set in 56 acres of parkland and enjoys outstanding academic and leisure facilities.

    Q: I'm a student from outside the EU can you help me get a visa?
    A: Non-EU students' offer and visa letters will be issued by St Joseph's College and payment should be made directly to the College. The College will send the students on Academic Summer's programme.
    We advise our non-EU students to apply for the following visas as our course is a short course of only 3-6 weeks:
    * Child Visitor Visa for students under the age of 16
    * Student Visitor Visa for students over the age of 16

    We recommend applying for a visa as early as possible as it could be a lengthy process.

    Cost of Lessons

    July: Sunday 12th July to Sunday 2nd August 2009

    Augus t: Sunday 2nd August to Sunday 23rd

    £80 0 per week

    £2,40 0 for a three-week course

    £4, 800 for a six-week course

    Fee s include the academic programme, the IELTS examination fee, accommodation and food, transfers from Stansted Airport and the leisure programme.


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