For many of us, the word “test” conjures up images of scary exam rooms, stressful cram sessions, and stern teachers overseeing a large crowd of students. Fortunately, at top ESL camps like Destination Canada, the exact opposite is true.
Our friendly and welcoming staff encourage students to learn, be creative, and practice their English without feeling inhibited by formal testing scenarios. While we do use pre and post-assessments to help track your child’s progress, we do our utmost to make those assessments as unintimidating as possible. After all, we want your child to enjoy their summer abroad at the same time as they develop their English skills.
Interested in learning more about the assessment process? Here’s a closer look at how we approach assessments, and how they can help your child get the most out of their English summer camp experience!
Testing Helps Instructors Determine Your Child’s Language Level
For your child to get the most from their English summer camp instruction, it’s important that they study at the level that best suits their ability. That’s because a child that’s too advanced for their class might feel unchallenged and bored, while a child placed a level above where they feel comfortable might find themselves feeling discouraged.
Many top summer camps start with a simple pre-assessment so instructors can determine a child’s level of English and place them in the course that best suits their English level.
Testing Helps English Camp Instructors Adapt Course Material
Early pre-assessment testing also gives instructors another important tool: it helps them adapt lessons to best suit student interest and skills while identifying areas that might need additional improvement.
At Destination Canada, our experienced instructors are classroom teachers during the Canadian school year. As a result, they know just how important it is to adapt lessons to meet student needs. By knowing where students need extra help or would perhaps like an extra challenge, instructors can carefully adapt their classes so that your child gets the most out of their English summer classes in Canada.
A Post-Assessment Helps Kids See How Much They’ve Learned at English Summer Camp
At Destination Canada, students practice their English through fun classroom creative writing exercises, engaging lessons, and fun debates. But, even outside of the classroom they practice their English skills as they make new friends from all over the world and participate in social activities and trips like visiting world famous Niagara Falls and seeing Canadian wildlife up close at Park Omega.
These fun opportunities to practice English are great motivators to expand their vocabularies. They’ll want to see just how much they’ve learned in just a few short weeks! That’s why the Destination Canada post-assessment is a terrific confidence-boosting tool.
And, even more uplifting, each child receives their very own certificate during our graduation ceremony – when they celebrate an unforgettable summer and the progress that they’ve made together.
Is your child interested in attending English camp this summer?
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