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INTERNATIONAL

2013 INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SUMMER PROGRAM

July 29- August 18

We are extremely excited to welcome international students from across the globe to join us at Language Transit, located in historic Old Town Pasadena, California. Come and join us this summer for a fun-filled, adventure of a lifetime her in sunny California! Strengthen your English skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) in an intensive and proven English immersion experience with 25-30 hours per week of rigorous academic instruction that will blend education with loads of fun.

Work hard and play hard! Visit many of California’s scenic and historic tourist destinations, make new friends and lifelong memories, and have fun learning English. Stay in a dorm with your new friends or with a host family and experience American culture, practice conversational speaking skills, and learn academic English that will take you to the next level.
 

ABOUT US:

Language Transit is an English institute led by professional, TESOL certified, lifelong educators with over 60-years of combined experience teaching English to international students from kindergarten through graduate school. Our summer program is designed specifically for international students and our goal is to develop each student to their full potential and teach them strong foundational English skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Students will learn academic and creative English skills, as well as, verbal communication skills in a small group setting focused on fun, interactive, and individualized learning.

Our philosophy in education begins with the training and equipping of children in grade school through high school because studies prove that the impact made upon them in these formative years usually lasts a lifetime.  Therefore, the methods we employ to accomplish our goals reach far beyond the focus of academics and intellect alone.  Each child is unique and comprised of mind, will, and emotions and each of these areas must be developed for that child to truly succeed in life.  Our focus is development of the whole child, not just one part.  As a result, our curriculum employs modern teaching methods focused on developing the whole brain and emotional intelligence as well as experiential activities designed to draw out creativity.  But we don’t stop there.  We also develop our students in the areas of leadership and social skills like manners, conflict resolution, ethics, and team work.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Academic and Expressive Writing

Being able to articulate clearly in writing is a skill that is not only essential to succeed academically, but is a lifelong skill of communication that will be used in work and recreation. Students will learn the process of composition, from prewriting to editing several drafts. They will learn the common structure of essays written in American schools, and understand how it is different than the structure of essays around the world. Students will also enhance their academic writing by studying and practicing expressive writing, in particular focusing on the skill of poetry, which forces the student to practice precise word choice and write vivid descriptions.

 

Public Speaking and Leadership Development

Just as communicating through writing is the key to success in an academic setting, being able to verbally articulate and communicate clearly is what rises students above average and sets them in elite positions academically, socially, and in their occupation. Students will practice speaking clearly in the safety of a classroom environment and learn how to listen for and correct their mistakes, so they can confidently and naturally articulate their thoughts in whatever academic, social, or occupational situation they are presented with. Public speaking skills will be tightly intertwined with leadership development skills, which will enhance the students’ ability to understand their purpose and vision in life and also help them successfully to achieve their goals.

 

Vocabulary Building and Reading Skills

Geared for students who want to eventually study in the U.S., we will focus on vocabulary words that are commonly used in American schools. In particular, we will highlight words that are frequently used in reading and writing. Developing good reading skills are also key in language learning and a necessary skill for higher education. Students will learn to read in context, to speed read, and to improve their reading comprehension skills.

Grammar

Many international students know grammar, but many do not know how to apply the correct grammar usage in their writing and speaking.  Our grammar class will highlight important grammar rules and then help the students to use it appropriately and accurately through games, exercises, and creative writing.

Class & Activity Schedule

*Schedule Subject to Change*

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

 

29 (July)

Arrival to Los Angeles Airport

 

Santa Monica Beach

 

Malibu Beach

30

Classes Begin

 

School Orientation

 

31

Grammar

 

Narrative Writing

 

Concert in the Park & Old Town Pasadena

1 (August)

Public Speaking

 

Leadership Development

 

2

Vocabulary Building

 

Reading Skills

 

 

3

University Tour (UCLA)

 

John Paul Getty Museum

 

 

4

Visit Saddleback Church

 

Orange County

 

Free Day

5

Academic Writing

 

Expressive Writing

 

University Tour (CALTECH)

6

Public Speaking

 

Leadership Development

 

7

Grammar

 

Explore Downtown

Los Angeles

 

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

8

Academic Writing

 

Expressive Writing

 

9

Vocabulary Building

 

Reading Skills

 

 

10

Hollywood Tour

 

Beverly Hills Tour

 

Dodger Game

11

Worship with Tommy Walker

 

Griffith Park Observatory

12

Academic Writing

 

Expressive Writing

 

Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street

13

Public Speaking

 

Leadership Development

 

14

Grammar

 

Universal Studios & Citywalk

 

or

 

Disneyland

15

Academic Writing

 

Expressive Writing

 

16

Final Testing

 

Graduation Party

 

17

Hollywood Bowl Concert

 

The Grove

18

Depart to South Korea from Los Angeles Airport

           

 

 

Program Cost:

 

  • $1000/week per student (Minimum enrollment is 3 weeks)
  • Application Fee of $300 (non-refundable) is due June 1, 2013 to hold your spot. This fee includes:
    • Registration
    • Diagnostic and Exit Testing
    • Placement Fee
    • Airport Pickup and Return Transfer
    • School Materials

 

  • Application fee is payable via Cash, Traveler’s Checks, Wire Transfer, or Credit Card
  • A signed application, proof of traveler’s health insurance, a copy of your passport, and two photos of yourself must be mailed to: 6116 North San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA, 91775 or a scanned copy of these documents can be emailed to info@ languagetransit.com. These documents should be provided along with the application fee by June 1, 2013.
  • Summer Program tuition fees are payable via Cash, Credit Card, Traveler’s Checks, or Wire Transfer (for credit card payments, please add an additional 4% convenience fee). Tuition must be paid in full by July 1, 2013. Late payment penalty: $100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Specifics: 

  • 25-30 hours of lessons per week
  • Residential accommodations (Homestay or Dorm depending on availability)
  • All meals included
  • 1 full day excursion per week**
  • Various half-day excursions per week**
  • Close supervision and 24-hour emergency telephone number @ 626-385-7627
  • Health insurance is not included in the program fee. Traveler’s health insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to departure to the United States, and must be valid for the entire duration of travel.
  • Diagnostic and placement test
  • Leaving certificate and surprise gift
  • Program and prices subject to change

** Some excursions may require additional charges that the student will be responsible for such as personal shopping, snacks, and so on.

 

Contact us

6116 N. San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(1-626) 385-SOAR (7627)
www.LanguageTransit.com
info@languagetransit.com

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