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Language Courses

Learn and improve your English, French, German, or Spanish with our native teachers

At JTCamp, we are proud to welcome more than 25 different nationalities to our camp each summer. We also offer several language courses of all levels to our campers in hopes they’ll end the summer being able to communicate in new ways.

We welcome all language levels, from very beginner all the way to advanced. A placement test at the start of camp ensures campers will be in the correct class.

 

How we categorize our language levels

Campers can choose English, French, German or Spanish in the following levels, in small groups of 8 students maximum.

Level 1:

True Beginner

Little or no exposure to the target language

Level 2:

Beginner/Elementary

Comprehension: Understands many simple expressions of everyday basic functions in familiar situations and sometimes identify the basic topic of a conversation in the target language;

Speaking: Can ask and respond to understandable questions and answers involving information above basic (e.g. Not only 'What is your name?' but ‘What does your father do?');

Reading: Can follow very simple stories or information texts;

Writing: Can write a few simple but connected sentences on a given topic.

Level 3:

Pre-Intermediate

Comprehension: Can understand a normal conversation in the target language, though not in detail;

Speaking: Can produce the target language well enough to take part if spoken to carefully. Can also initiate conversation by asking questions on a range of everyday topics (e.g. sport, or food) and can function in most everyday social and practical situations (e.g. buying things in shops, going to the doctor);

Reading: Can grasp the full meaning of simple texts (e.g. instructions on a packet) with the exception of a few of the less common words, including understanding the sense of most basic (grammatical?) structures:

Writing: Can write clear short compositions using simple but varied structures correctly on a variety of non-specialized topics (e.g.. telling stories, personal letters, giving and explaining an opinion).

Level 4/5:

Intermediate

Comprehension: Can understand well enough to hold a continuous conversation with a native speaker;

Speaking: Can produce the target language well enough to initiate new topics, change the subject, and generally take part in the management of the conversation rather than merely responding. Can manage all normal life situations with ease;

Reading: Can understand the majority of modern text and begin to respond to different 'registers' or types of writing;

Writing: Can produce fluent writing on a variety of topics, including arguing for an opinion, and can use complex sentence structures without many errors.

Level 5/6/7:

Advanced

Comprehension: Can understand native speakers and can therefore take part in normal interaction on almost the same terms as a native speaker;

Speaking: Can produce speech fluently and with feeling and can use arguments to support a point of view.

Reading: Can use specialist books written in the target language to acquire specialist knowledge, can recognize and respond to different styles of writing;

Writing: Can write fluently and with relatively few errors, not only on any topic but also in a range of styles (e.g. narrative, formal argument, business letters, prepared public speaking).

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All of our teachers are either bilingual or native speakers. Campers receive 12 hours of lessons every week, in classes with a maximum size of 8 students for individualized learning.

Five mornings each week are reserved for English, French, German, or Spanish language instruction. Campers therefore have the possibility of being introduced to a new language or of perfecting one they’ve already acquired.

At the end of the class session, campers will complete a final test. A certificate is awarded to each camper that may be used to apply to boarding schools worldwide. Each daily class period is supervised by a member of management.

Learn more about the excursions we offer in-house campers, along with our camp accommodations. Get ready for a fun summer!