Intensive Academic Program

St. Michaels University School

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Saturday, August 15, 2015
St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road VictoriaBCCanada  V8P 4P5
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Saturday, August 15, 2015
St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road VictoriaBCCanada  V8P 4P5

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What's Included

This intense, challenging and rewarding English language program is designed for advanced level English speakers who understand idiomatic language, advanced grammatical structures, and complex speech. IAP students stretch their communication competencies through participation in leadership training activities. Upon arrival, students take an assessment test, and are then placed into classes that range in size from 12 to 15 students who come from all over the world and have similar skill levels. Program: • 25–30 • hours per week of intensive English instruction, Monday to Friday • British Columbia-certified teachers • the writing process — planning outlines, constructing paragraphs, developing thesis statements, and supporting the thesis with analogy, established fact, and quotations • academic integrity — citing, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism • effective group-work training: turn-taking, working in culturally diverse groups, negotiating, cross-cultural communication skills • public speaking skills including debates, recitations, and other opportunities to present publicly • accent reduction workshops • social media and Internet skills • introduction to post-secondary education options and application processes in B.C. and Canada • interaction with local Canadian students who act as mentors and encourage participants to use and develop their English skills • 5–8 hours per week of Global Responsibility learning + Service hours involving volunteer opportunities in the community

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St. Michaels University School is one of Canada's premiere independent co-ed day and boarding schools. We are defined by our commitment to excellence through the full development of each student's potential. Junior, Middle and Senior School students from K-12 fulfill their academic potential to gain acceptance at leading universities. Guided by talented faculty, students develop a love of learning and excel in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership and community service. We are strongly committed to creating a nurturing and caring environment where the character and the self grow.

St. Michaels University School created the International Summer Programs for Youth (ISPY) to make its exceptional academic programs, faculty and facilities available to learners around the world.  The ISPY  Program is an intense, challenging, and rewarding ESL program designed to give students a well-rounded academic and cultural curriculum. Students are assessed to establish their English level, and then placed into classes with students of similar age and ability from all over the world. The ISPY experience is both academically enriching and stimulating, and offers a wide range of cultural, sports, and sightseeing activities each week.

SMUS also offers enrichment programs for music students. The Summer Music Academies provide an environment in which students can enhance their skills in a specific focus area, in an intensive program that focuses on hands-on learning with expert instructors. Structured classes include dance and movement workshops, rehearsals, master classes, and individual lessons to complement the program.  

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