The ESL program at King’s-Edgehill School provides students with an opportunity to learn and improve their English through a variety of activities both in and out of the classroom. In class, students will develop conversation skills and improve pronunciation by participating in class and group discussions. They will practice writing sentences, paragraphs and essays in order to improve their written expression. The classes also focus on improving students’ grammar and vocabulary through a wide range of lessons and assignments. The classes are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Along with intensive ESL courses, our program offers numerous activities and excursions when students can use their English. In the summer program we offer activities such as whale watching, camping, kayaking, hiking, bowling and horseback riding. Students live in a well-supervised dormitory on our campus, and eat meals in our spacious and modern cafeteria. The King’s-Edgehill ESL Camp is an exciting and challenging way to learn English.

Our ESL Summer Programme

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  • In the Classroom

    Classes run Monday to Friday from 9-12. The ESL classes will help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. We have 1:12 teacher to student ratio. In the afternoon, students will either have supplementary classes from 1-4 or an afternoon activity.
     
  • Activities and Excursions

    Students will have the opportunity to learn and play a variety of sports during our organized sports seminars. Other days we will take day trips to museums, parks, beaches, lakes, walking trails, shopping malls, and numerous other attractions. The activities will be in the afternoons, some evenings and on weekends.
  • End of Camp Trip

    After the ESL classes have concluded, we will take a short trip for two or three days. We usually go camping or stay in a hotel near a lake or beach in N.S., N.B., or P.E.I. All meals will be provided, a variety of activities will be planned, and students will be well supervised for the entire trip. We can be contacted at any time. A cell phone number will be posted on the K.E.S. website during the camp and all camp activities will be posted on the camp blog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q. Do I need to bring my own sheets and pillows?

    No. The school will provide sheets and pillows during the ESL camp. You may bring sheets and pillows for the regular school year; however, we will go shopping for school supplies during the camp and necessities can be picked up then.
  • Q. How can I order a uniform?

    You can book an appointment with Judy or Marilyn Redden (1-902-798-2278) or we can help your child order their uniform during the ESL camp. The uniform can be billed to your account.
  • Q. How do I set up a school account?

    You can contact Steve Porter (1-902-798-2278). If you come to the school on the first two days of the camp we can meet with Mr. Porter and set up your school account.
  • Q. Should I open a bank account in Canada?

    Many people have bank cards from home that work in Canada; however, students have had some difficulty using them in a few locations. If you would like we can open a bank account for your child at the local Scotia Bank. You will be able to deposit money directly into their Scotia account and students will be able to access money easily with their debit cards.
  • Q. Will the room my child has during the camp be the same room my child stays in all year?

    Not usually. We place students in certain rooms and dorms for the ESL camp. Once all the other students arrive in September, everyone will move to their permanent rooms.
  • Q. Will all meals be provided during the camp?

    All meals will be provided during the camp. We have a wonderful cafeteria on campus and we will enjoy a variety of meals at different venues while on excursions.
  • Q. Do we need to buy a comforter or winter clothes right away?

    No. It usually doesn’t start to get colder until October and the students will have many opportunities to get warmer bedding and clothing before the cold weather arrives.
  • Q. Will the dorm be supervised at all times?

    Yes. We have house parents, teachers, activity supervisors, a nurse and the ESL director on staff. Students will have staff with them at all times.
  • Q. What if my child wants to go off campus?

    Students will not be allowed to go off campus unsupervised by staff for the first week of the camp. After we have given the students a tour of the town and they have settled in, they can sign out with the duty supervisor and walk into town with a friend. They must return to campus and sign back in after an hour and a half. Sign outs during the camp will be between 11 am and 5pm.
  • Q. What will my child do during the long weekend (Labour Day weekend) before regular classes begin?

    After the ESL classes have concluded, we will take a short trip for two or three days. We usually go camping or stay in a hotel near a beach in N.S., N.B., or P.E.I.
  • Q. Will my child be able to call me during the camp?

    We prefer to keep all cell phones, computers, iPods, etc. for the first week of classes. This encourages students to make friends at the camp, practice their English and take in their new surroundings. Not to worry, we will take students to the computer lab so they can contact home every other day, and there are phones in the duty offices if students need to call home.
  • Q. Is there a nurse on call?

    Yes. Our nurse lives on campus and she is on call 24/7.
  • Q. Who do I contact if I have questions during the ESL camp?

    You can contact Janet Naugler at 1-902-798-2278, or the ESL director Angela Folker by phone at 1-902-798-2278, or email acastro@kes.ns.ca
  • Q. What else will my child need or want for the camp?

    You should have a beach towel, swimsuit, indoor sports shoes, shorts, t-shirts, warm pants, a few warm shirts, a waterproof jacket, binder, paper, pens, toiletries, camera, hat, water bottle, outdoor shoes, laundry detergent, socks, underwear, and low heeled black dress shoes. You can pack and bring these items from home, or wait to purchase them here.
  • Q. Will there be an English proficiency test?

    Yes. During the first few days of classes we will have English and math proficiency tests. This will help us gauge needs, expectations and learning accommodations.

ESL Summer School Dates 2017

Dates vary slightly from year to year: mid-August to the first week of September (when school starts).

Summer 2017 Dates - Saturday, August 19th – Tuesday, September 5th

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