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Junior English Programme for ages 8-12

Junior English Programme for ages 8-12

An inspiring summer course for students aged 8-12 seeking to improve their spoken and written English language skills, residential in a top UK boarding school.

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Course Summary

The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with the opportunity to improve their English in a fun, interactive environment. The fundamental areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening are all explored through a variety of formal lessons, practical workshops and cultural excursions. The English-speaking environment in which students will live and study provides ample opportunity to practise their skills outside of class.

What to expect from the Junior English Programme

At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous and extensive tuition by ORA’s highly qualified English teachers. Learning with their peers from all over the world, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a multicultural environment, developing their ability to collaborate with students from different backgrounds.




Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have:


Topics covered

Tuition covers all of the key English areas:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1: Placement test. Lesson 1: Warmer/Revision- Explain then play “What’s the time Mr. Wolf?” Full day excursion- LEGOLAND Lesson : Warmer/Revision- Past simple questions and answers: discuss the previous day’s excursion
Lesson 1:Warmer/Revision- Vocab activity focusing on parts of the body
Reading/Listening Reading/Listening Reading/Listening
Story & puzzle Review of excursion Feelings and health
Lesson 2: Ice-breaker activities Lesson 2: Language focus- Telling the time Full day excursion- LEGOLAND Lesson 2: Language focus- More practice with times and routines Lesson 2: Language focus
Asking and answering questions about daily routine
Asking what’s the matter
Making suggestions
Lesson 3: Lesson 3: Speaking / Pron activities“never / sometimes / always” / tongue twister with “s” sounds Full day excursion- LEGOLAND Lesson 3: Speaking
Lesson 3: Speaking-Talking about ailments-
Language focus- Finish PB
Writing-true and false sentences about your routine
Mingling exercise challenge Comparing “o” sounds
Introduction Asking and answering questions in the present simple- Possessives- Contractions Project work Writing-writing about daily routine Final project presentation
Project work
Lesson 4: Speaking / Pron activities Lesson 4: DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) Full day excursion- LEGOLAND Lesson 4: DEAR time Lesson 4: DEAR time
Talking about daily schedule Revision activities
Project work
Project chosen by teacher



Through small class sizes, students are able to make rapid progress. Our EFL teachers are all highly qualified in English Language teaching.

The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s class. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.

Take this course if…

Take this course if you are an Elementary level (A2) English speaker and would like to improve your fluency in an English-speaking environment while enjoying a range of additional activities, or aspire to live and study in the UK in the future.


St Mary’s School

  • Location Ascot
  • Ages Ages: 8-12
  • Bedroom Type Twin & dormitory
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1885

Uppingham School

  • Location Uppingham
  • Ages Ages: 8-12
  • Bedroom Type Twin & dormitory
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1584

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