Home / Courses / 150 Hour TEFL Camp Counsellor Course Introduction TEFL Course Introduction Studying with Abridge Academy Pre-course survey Why become a camp counsellor or tutor? The role of a camp counsellor or tutor Finding a short-term camp counsellor or tutor position Module 1: introduction quiz 5 questions Communicative Language Teaching What is CLT? CLT in Practice Task-based language learning Active learning and total physical response Using Activities and Games in the Classroom Preparing for CLT Lesson Planning Structuring a CLT Lesson Making a CLT lesson plan Module 2: communicative language teaching quiz 15 questions Content and Language Integrated Learning What is CLIL? The 4-Cs framework CLIL in practice CLIL lesson structure Content based instruction Communication in the Immersive Language Classroom An example CLIL Lesson Making a CLIL lesson plan Module 3: Content and language integrated learning 15 questions Advanced Lesson Planning Medium Term Planning Producing resources Differentiation Assessment for Learning Tracking and demonstrating progress Module 4: Advanced Lesson Planning 10 questions Teaching Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture Teaching Speaking Teaching Listening Teaching Reading Teaching Writing Teaching Vocabulary Teaching Grammar Teaching Culture Module 5: Lesson plan assignment Unlimited Time Your Internship Making the most of your teaching practicum Teaching practicum completion 1 question What’s next? Submit your Feedback Course completion 150 Hour TEFL Camp Counsellor Course Back to Course This content is protected, please login and enroll course to view this content! Next Studying with Abridge Academy 53 Comments Sneha Lala · April 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm I applied for the EduCamp program to gain experience teaching in a new environment and challenge myself. I’m hoping to develop skills to teach english as a foreign language as I believe it’s an incredibly important skill to have as many young people come to the U.K and require extra help to learn English. Reply Leandra Thomson · April 25, 2019 at 2:09 pm I applied for the EduCamp program so that I could broaden my knowledge on the world while being immersed in a new environment. My major is social work and I hope to work with children in the future, so I am looking forward to spending time with the students this summer. I have taken Spanish throughout middle school and high school and through that I have understood how helpful and fun learning a language is. Through this course, I hope to learn skills and techniques I can incorporate into teaching which I will utilize this summer. I am most looking forward to meeting the students and other instructors as well as learning more about Chinese culture. Reply sashakathari · April 30, 2019 at 2:23 am I’m Sasha and I’ve just finished my MA in Classics following on from my BA in French and German which, as you can imagine, means I have plenty of experience learning foreign languages! I’ve worked as an English Language Instructor while living in Paris, taught English and debating skills to children on a camp in Hainan, and taken over the teaching of MA level Latin and Ancient Greek during a teaching strike. This experience has taught me that I love teaching languages as much as I love learning them and that’s why I want to be a part of this program – I want to share my love of languages with others and I really think this course will help me do this. I come from a working-class family so the option of taking part in a not-for-profit camp particularly appealed to me because I want to give opportunities to children from backgrounds like mine who couldn’t afford to pay for them. I want to learn how to be a more effective teacher given I have no previous training despite my experience and I want to make sure that I’m giving anyone I teach the best possible experience, like many of my teachers have given me over the years. I’m most looking forward to meeting more wonderful kids who will impress me and surprise me and I truly can’t wait to see what they have to teach me! Reply AngusMcK · May 2, 2019 at 2:10 pm I applied for the EduCamp to experience a new culture and develop an understanding of values and society which are different to mine. Working in a foreign environment provides new challenges and I relish the opportunity to stretch myself as well as gain the core attributes which allow for improved communication and teamwork skills among cultures. Reply alopezschrader · May 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm I applied for EduCamp to be able to spend time with children in a classroom setting. I want to challenge myself in a new environment and hopefully acquire meaningful skills from that. I enjoy learning about education systems theoretically and the best way to understand them is to spend time on the ground. I am very interested in language-learning, though I have spend most of my time learning rather than teaching. I am therefore excited to more deeply understand the teacher’s perspective. I am most looking forward to getting to know my students and adjusting lesson plans accordingly, to personalize my classroom activities. Reply niamhmcnulty · May 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm Hello, my name is Niamh McNulty. My personal aims for the camp are developing a better leadership role through using different techniques in teaching the class, connecting and inspiring local young Chinese people, and having a fun and interesting summer. I want to learn about Chinese culture and about what young Chinese people do for fun. I want to achieve a better sense of my own leadership skills. I am most looking forward to the food, to the outdoor activities and meeting the other teaching assistants. Reply ear42 · June 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm I’m Lizzy, a recent chemistry graduate, ready to start an exciting year of traveling! I applied for the EduCamp program as it looked like a great opportunity share my experiences as an English student and teach the English language, whilst becoming familiar with Chinese culture. I am considering teaching as a carrier option in the future and this program looks like a really fun way to develop skills in lesson planning, articulation and classroom presence. I am aiming to build my confidence as a person, and produce engaging and inclusive lessons and activities. I am really looking forward to meeting the other instructors and the pupils as well as getting involved in the different activities and trying out the Chinese food. Reply jackmainwaring · June 6, 2019 at 3:37 pm Hello! I’m Jack and I am a recent Biochemistry graduate. With the desire to get some travelling under my belt, I thought that doing so through EduCamp would be a great way to see some more of the world, in addition to meeting new people while having the opportunity to teach as well. I have always enjoyed teaching and tutoring, and am looking forward to helping the Chinese students with their English language skills; encouraging and influencing their development with a foreign language. I am yet to teach English as a foreign language and so am very much looking forward to doing so! I also cannot wait to experience the Chinese culture, the food, and in particular the local sights of interest. I am a keen traveller and, having not yet been to China, can’t wait to get out there! Reply jla2g18 · June 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm Hi! I’m Jenny, a biomed undergraduate. I was motivated to apply for EduCamp by a desire to mix travel with self-development and learning. My personal aim for the program is to grow confident in teaching English, and make sure that the lessons are effective and fun for the students. I’d really like to pick up some Mandarin over the course of the program and am most looking forward to meeting new people! Reply angolanta · June 10, 2019 at 9:23 am Hi, I am Antonia and I just finished my second year in Cambridge Uni studying Chemical Engineering. I am an international student from Greece. For the past 2 years I have volunteered in local Cambridge schools and I discovered a love for helping and teaching children. Abridge EduCamp felt like the perfect opportunity to do something useful while also exploring a new destination. I am very excited to teach again and feel as fulfilled as before. I am ready to be challenged, since I have never worked with Chinese students before and as a result improve my communication and expression skills. I am particularly excited for exploring Chengde and Beijing and practicing my love for taking photos. I also can’t wait to meet the other volunteers and students and have a really fun time. Reply RobynBe · June 11, 2019 at 4:25 pm Hi, I’m Robyn. I love travelling and thought the EduCamp program would be a great way to do some more travelling while making a difference. I love teaching English (I taught in a German school for nine months last year) and am looking forward to doing so again but in a different context. I think the German and English cultures are fairly similar but I am guessing that this will not be the case in Asia so I am looking forward to teaching the pupils about my culture and picking up bits about their culture from them. Reply Evie Burrows · June 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm Hi! I’m Evie, a first year studying Linguistics at Cambridge. I am interested in Chinese culture and have been studying Mandarin for the last seven years, so I am looking forward to visiting China and hopefully practising my Mandarin! My main aim is to gain confidence in teaching and speaking in front of a class (I’m relatively shy so this is something I would love to work on), and I would like to make my lessons as engaging as possible for the students. I have some experience tutoring but I’ve never taught English before so I think that this will be a great opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting the students and volunteers as well as travelling somewhere new! Reply caisealbeardow · June 13, 2019 at 6:36 pm Hi! I’m Caiseal and I’m an MSc Design for Interaction student, originally from the UK but studying in the Netherlands at TU Delft. I’m really interested in learning about other cultures and passionate about the English language. My experience as an international student in an English-speaking faculty, where the majority of individuals speak English as a second (or third) language, has reinforced this passion – I find I spend quite a lot of time discussing English with my peers and helping them with academic writing. The EduCamp program is a fantastic opportunity to apply my existing language and communication skills, and to learn how to teach English in a fun, engaging and effective way. I can’t wait to experience the Chinese culture and help guide the students in Beijing on their English learning journey! Reply Patricia-Ioana Sfagau · June 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm My name is Patricia and I come from Romania. At the moment I am studying in the UK at the University of Southampton, modern languages and linguistics. Part of my degree consists of teaching the English language, therefore I believe that by completing this internship I will be able to put into practice what I have already learned and to further develop my skills. I have been introduced to the Chinese cultur one year ago when I completed a short course the the Sichuan University so I was keen to discover a new opportunity that would allow me to return to China Reply GeorgiaHarris · June 14, 2019 at 2:39 pm Hi I’m Georgia, and I have just completed my final year studying Chemistry at Cambridge. I have really enjoyed teaching in the past, and have found it to be a really rewarding job as you get to see the students progress. I also love travelling and the EduCamp program offered a wonderful opportunity to combine both of these interests. I am also keen to develop my own understanding of the English language; as a native speaker I feel there are often aspects of the language I take for granted and think the teaching and training will provide a great opportunity to further my own knowledge. The prospect of spending the summer in China, a country that I have never had the opportunity to visit before, but that has such a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage is also very exciting. Reply SabrinaA · June 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm My name is Sabrina and I’ve applied for the Educamp program because I love to travel and am considering a career in teaching and I feel that this program will allow me to explore these interests and inform my future career choices, whilst also being an exciting cultural experience. I hope to improve my communication skills and meet a wide variety of people. I am most looking forward to experiencing a new country and culture. Reply Emma Walsh · June 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm Hi, I’m Emma and I have just finished my final year studying Social Anthropology and Politics at Cambridge. I applied for Educamp as it is an amazing opportunity for cultural exchange in a country I have wanted to visit for a long time. I am excited to experience Chinese culture, meet new people and learn a lot, whilst teaching and sharing what I can as well. I hope to go on to teach in Asia as I have a love for both Asia and education, so gaining experience teaching in China along with a TEFL qualification is a brilliant way to gain the training that I need to teach abroad after the program. Reply Elizabeth Avery · June 19, 2019 at 12:10 pm Hi, I’m Lizzie and I have just finished my second year at the University of Southampton, with Spanish as my major and Italian as my minor. As you can probably tell from my degree title, I absolutely love learning foreign languages and travelling, two interests I am always looking to get myself involved in! I’m hoping I’ll be able to share my love for languages as I teach English to Chinese children and I’m looking forward to being exposed to some Mandarin too! I’ve helped out teaching Spanish to school children in the UK before but I have never learnt Mandarin nor visited any parts of China so I am looking forward to a new challenge and a sense of purpose to my travelling (teaching) which I am sure will bring great reward. Also, as part of my Year Abroad for my degree next year I am teaching English for the British Council in Spanish schools so I thought there was no better an opportunity to prepare me! I also plan to travel after my degree so it will be of great help to have a TEFL qualification under my belt to advance my future plans and job opportunities. I have never left Europe so I am really excited to travel to China for the first time; I absolutely love getting to know new people, places and cultures so I cannot wait to see what Chengde has to offer! Reply Lizzie Avery · June 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm Hi, I’m Lizzie and I have just finished my second year at the University of Southampton studying Spanish with Italian. As you can all probably tell from my degree title, I absolutely love learning languages and travelling, two interests I am always looking to get myself involved in. I have previously helped teach Spanish to children in a UK school but I have never learnt Mandarin nor taught English! I therefore think Abridge EduCamp will be the perfect challenge and a great opportunity to travel outside Europe (for my first time!) with a real sense of purpose (teaching Chinese children English) which will hopefully provide a big sense of reward and achievement. I am also teaching English to school children in Spain through the British Council next year as part of my Year Abroad so I thought there was no better opportunity to prepare me! I plan to travel after my degree too so having a TEFL qualification under my belt will really advance my future plans and work possibilities. I hope I can share my passion for learning languages as I teach English to these children and hopefully I can pick up some Mandarin when I am there too! I love meeting new people, and learning new languages, places and cultures so I cannot wait to see what Chengde has to offer! Reply ioanadiac · June 24, 2019 at 12:15 am Hi my name is Ioana and I just finished my first year studying Human, Social, and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I am hoping to specialise in Politics and Sociology next year. My aims for this programme are to improve my teaching skills in a completely new environment. Since I have no prior knowledge of Mandarin, I am eager to see what techniques I could use to overcome this language barrier. I was motivated to apply to the program because I have volunteered in various ‘teaching-style’ positions before where I have worked with young people aged as young as 5 to 18 years old, but never in a formal capacity of ‘teaching English’ so I wanted to push myself outside of my comfort zone by enrolling on EduCamp. I wish for my students to come out of my lessons feeling happy and fulfilled, and I hope I truly contribute something meaningful and beneficial to their learning experience. I would like to learn Mandarin myself and I am most looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone on the camp! Reply RebeccaRM · June 24, 2019 at 9:59 am I’m Becky and I enrolled in the EduCamp program as I would love to teach children while also getting to travel and experience a new culture. I am hoping to learn more about creating engaging lessons and teaching English as a foreign language. I am most looking forward to travelling, meeting new people and seeing new sights. Reply Alec · June 24, 2019 at 10:08 am Hi, I’m Alec and my main motivation in applying to the Educamp Program is wanting to develop my teaching and communicative skills all whilst learning more about Chinese culture and contributing to a positive cause. I am looking forward to meeting new people, engaging with all of what Yingtan has to offer and hopefully delivering some exciting and interesting lessons! Reply Ross Moncrieff · June 24, 2019 at 11:23 am I’ve just finished my final year as an undergraduate studying Ancient and Modern history at Oxford. I applied for Educamp because I love travelling but always find the experience of going to a country as a tourist a frustrating one. You never get to really experience the local culture or meet and engage with local people, especially if there are big language barriers. Going to another country with a camp which encourages cultural engagement and facilitates interaction between people of different backgrounds is a much more appealing way to experience a country for me. Teaching also has a strong appeal to me because I really enjoy working with young people and also want to develop my leadership skills. Reply lun3rzhu · June 24, 2019 at 8:57 pm Hi I’m Lun, a first year medical student at Cambridge. As a medical student and future doctor, I always strive to keep developing my skills of communication, teamwork, patience, compassion, and teaching. I think EduCamp offers such a unique opportunity for me to do this. One of the principle reasons for my interest in pursuing medicine is because I want to help people, and contribute to their lives in a personal and significant way. Being a British-born Chinese person and having so little opportunity to visit and learn about the country my family came from, it would mean very much to me to be able to make a difference to the younger generation of China. I think the EduCamp program would be a very humbling and eye-opening experience for me, and I would not only develop skills to help me in the future, but at the same time find joy in helping people and learning more about my culture. Reply Gayatri · June 24, 2019 at 9:55 pm I am very excited to complete this course, which will open doors for teaching abroad, allowing me to explore and appreciate different cultures. I am looking forward to building on my leadership and management skills, as well as increasing my overall confidence. Teaching is something that has always appealed to me, and I have previously worked with a wide range of children to help them develop their skills in sports and games. Reply jsm89 · June 25, 2019 at 11:27 am Hi, I’m Jamie, a physics student with a strong interest in travelling, learning and teaching. I am super excited to be visiting China with the Educamp this summer as I have never properly been to Asia before, and would love to experience the cultural differences while taking part in something meaningful. I have previously learned some very basic Mandarin and I hope I can regain/improve some of these skills, while also practising my own teaching skills for a possible future career in education. Reply juliazlot · June 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm I’m Julia and I have just finished my final year studying Economics and Management at Oxford. I applied for the programme as I felt it would be a great opportunity to engage with the Chinese culture whilst also gaining further teaching experience and being able to travel a country I have always wanted to visit. I am most looking forward to meeting the others on the camp, trying authentic Chinese food and getting involved in all of the additional activities. Reply mifei99 · June 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm I’m a first-year history student at Cambridge. I applied to join EduCamp because after a gap year spent in China I wanted to reconnect to Chinese culture and experience the country from a new perspective. Reply gskaza · June 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm Hi, I’m Gaby and I’m really excited to learn more about Chinese culture and see the differences in the education systems between China and England. I have previously done academic and sport teaching with children but never with an entire classroom, so I am eager to push myself by doing this with the Educamp program. I have explored very little of Asia, and have never been to China so I’m sure this trip is going to be as much of an education for me as it is (hopefully!) going to be for the children. I am considering a career in teaching somewhere down the line so this seemed like a great opportunity to improve my communication and leadership skills. Reply AliceKennedy · June 25, 2019 at 6:44 pm My name is Alice and I’ve just completed my first year of law at Oxford. I’ve decided to take part in Educamp because I love to travel and learn about different cultures – and what better way to do this then by contact with local residents. I enjoy working with kids and hope that this experience will improve my leadership skills, allow me to have a positive impact on the young people I interact with, and expand my understanding of Chinese culture and life. Reply keyasajip · June 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm Hello, I’m Keya and I have just finished my second year of studying Medicine at Cambridge. I applied for Educamp because I thoroughly enjoyed teaching young children last summer in this country and I wanted to experience it overseas whilst being able to explore a new culture and travel. I am excited to develop my leadership skills and properly learn how to come up with lesson plans and make learning fun and engaging. I am also looking forward to experiencing Chinese culture first hand and maybe even learning some Chinese. Reply Stephen Grech · June 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm I have just completed my first year of studying English and Theatre at the University of Malta and plan to continue into an English BA Honours for the rest of my degree. I have also been accepted into the University of Birmingham for a semester during this next academic year through ERASMUS+! I have a passion for theatre, film, and literature so in summary, I love art. I believe that languages are an art in themselves, particularly my favourite language; English (its being my first language is purely coincidence :p). The next step of teaching English has always been a goal of mine but I have never quite had the right opportunity (or push in other words) to pursue this ambition. What Educamp is offering with this exchange to China is really exciting for me, as it gives me a chance to learn and practice in an entirely different environment than what I have ever been used to. While I am a little nervous in leaving my comfort zone, I am also looking forward to immersing myself in this whole new world. Oh and I can’t wait to meet the students! Reply SammyLappage · June 26, 2019 at 12:08 am Hi I’m Sammy and I have just finished my second year studying Psychology at Cambridge. I applied for the EduCamp program because I love working with children and visiting new places and thought it would be a great way to mix the two! I’m so excited to experience a new culture and I am hoping to learn a few Chinese phrases and to improve my teaching abilities during my time on the camp. I am most looking forward to meeting everyone and getting involved with all the activities! Reply louisajc · June 26, 2019 at 11:31 am Hi, my name is Louisa and I have just completed my first year as an undergraduate at Cambridge, studying Education and International Development. I applied for the EduCamp program as a way of stepping outside of my comfort zone, to have the opportunity to teach and explore a different culture. I was keen to apply for EduCamp as the program seemed to the perfect blend between teaching, something which I am passionate about, and travelling to new places. I hope to improve upon my confidence and independence on this program, and I cannot wait to learn about Chinese culture, and learn more about how to teach. I am most looking forward to meeting new people (both on the program and the locals) and having the opportunity to explore a beautiful new location! Reply Laura Fantuzzi · June 26, 2019 at 11:38 am Hi, my name’s Laura. I just finished my first year at the Uni of Southampton in Marine Biology. I have been wanting to apply to a program with Abridge Educamp since last year but I couldn’t back then, so now I am so looking forward to finally get on the program. I find education so, so important today, as much for children themselves than for the whole world in general. We need people that are open to different cultures and learned about them! Also children can be so clever and creative, it is fun to be around them and see them evolve. I am looking forward to them teaching me about their own culture, like an exchange, because of course me too I have so much to learn. Reply Gigi Michie · June 26, 2019 at 4:59 pm Hi, I’m Gigi and I have just finished my second year as a classicist. I applied to do Educamp primarily because studying Latin and Greek has helped me cultivate an affinity for languages generally, since many modern languages derive their roots from these, and so I thought teaching in a completely new culture would be an exciting and challenging way to develop this further. I am also currently considering going into teaching after university, therefore I thought a completely unfamiliar teaching environment would be the best way to come to understand the various skills required to both challenge and support children in the classroom. Reply sk948 · June 27, 2019 at 4:34 pm Hi, my name is Sorcha and I have just finished my Second Year at Cambridge University studying Spanish and Latin. I applied to teach English this summer in China because I have experienced first-hand the power of languages to build bridges across different cultures. I love learning languages but would love to develop my teaching skills and believe this program would be highly beneficial. I can’t wait to meet the children and take part in this cultural exchange program. Reply JArmers · June 27, 2019 at 7:59 pm Hello, I’m Juliet and I just graduated from Cambridge as a history finalist. I’ve previously visited China on a rowing tour, and I spent a summer in Hong Kong and Macau. I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts about Chinese history, and I’m keen to learn more about it as I go. I’ve got quite a lot of experience in teaching/sports coaching, and I’m always super interested by everyday interactions with children who are always so inquisitive. Reply ld557 · June 28, 2019 at 11:34 am I’m Louis and I’ve just finished my first year as a psychology student at the University of Cambridge – I applied for the Educamp programme as I wanted to challenge myself this summer by doing something outside my comfort zone which is both exciting, meaningful and rewarding. I hope to develop some skills in both teaching and leadership from the TEFL course and the camp itself, but I also hope to learn more about Chinese culture from my participation in the camp and hopefully learn some Mandarin as well. I’m very excited by the prospect of travelling somewhere new and exciting, but I’m most looking forward to gaining experience in working with young people and hopefully being able to have a positive impact. Reply Abdullah Hared · June 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm I’m Hared, and I applied to EduCamp because I enjoy teaching kids, and visiting China and experiencing Chinese culture is a passion of mine. I have taken care of kids for a long time, and find them fun to teach and spend time with. Unsurprisingly, I am looking forward to the teaching side of the camp, and gain the TEFL teaching qualifications. Doing all of this in China, with its unique and novel culture, is a happy plus! Reply Lughcm99 · June 30, 2019 at 9:39 pm Hey i’m Lugh, i just finished my first year studying History at Cambridge. I’ve been interested in teaching English since my year off, and hope to teach as a way of travelling when i finish university. I’ve worked with kids before and they seem to like me, and i enjoy teaching and spending time with them. The particular benefit of this all being in China, which i have wanted to return to since i went there on a school trip in 2017, makes it all the more enticing. Reply ciaran duncan · July 2, 2019 at 11:32 am Hi I’m Ciaran! I just finished my first year studying English at Oxford. I applied to the programme because I wanted to develop my teaching skills and be immersed in a completely new environment while meeting new people. I want students to emerge from my lessons feeling like they’ve both learnt something and had fun. I’m most looking forward to seeing a new part of the world and learning about Chinese culture. Reply AhmedImam · July 3, 2019 at 10:23 pm Hi, I’m Ahmed. I just finished my first year studying Economics at Cambridge and applied to the program mostly to have an opportunity to learn more about China whilst also developing skills that teachers use on a daily basis such as managing students and organising classes. I am eager to see how students approach my lessons and hopefully gain useful and applicable knowledge on the language quickly as I feel that would be a great feeling to have and is definitely something that all teachers would be fulfilled by. A key incentive for me doing this is to learn and see China and also learn more about myself and to see if I can deal with situations that are quite distinct from what I’ve done before. Reply dkatsanos · July 4, 2019 at 5:20 am Hi I’m Dimitris, most people call me Jim. I just finished my 2nd year at UCL studying Physics and I’ve always been passionate about teaching. I’ve mainly taught Mathematics and Physics thus far. However, I always felt that I lacked something when it comes to structuring lessons and how to deal with young people. These are the two main reasons I decided to take part in this program. Furthermore, the idea of introducing myself into an entire new culture seemed quite appealing and I believe that it could truly help me develop both as a person and as a teacher Reply mustafaazhar30 · July 5, 2019 at 3:28 am Hi! My name is Mustafa. I have just finished my first year studying an undergraduate degree in economics at the LSE. I have been very passionate about teaching from a young age having taught classes in both math and physics so far. The challenge and the experience of teaching in a country as diverse and vast as China is truly eye opening and life defining. It will help me grow as a person and find new ways to problem solve wether that be overcoming language barriers in teaching or developing new methods to ensure engagement! Reply Hayley Hilson · July 5, 2019 at 11:44 pm Hi! My name is Hayley, and I’ve just finished my first year reading Linguistics at Cambridge University. Studying Linguistics has given me an understanding and an interest for the different languages and cultures, of the world, and I can’t wait to come experience China. I also love working with young people, and my degree has given me an insight into how they learn languages, and I’m really excited to be a part of this process. Reply JasminSahota · July 5, 2019 at 11:56 pm Hi, my name is Jasmin and I have just finished studying Law with German Law at Oxford. I am taking part in this program to share my experiences of English culture and to develop as a teacher and communicator – I really enjoy teaching and the rewards that come from helping others make progress and develop long lasting skills that will open opportunities for them. I am hoping to learn about Chinese culture and take away as much knowledge and experience as I intend to share with the students! Reply laiq.nagi · July 6, 2019 at 4:38 pm Hi I’m Laiq, I just finished first year of university studying economics at LSE. This programme is the perfect opportunity to have a completely new adventurous experience and to enjoy myself doing something I love – teaching! Whilst I do tutor, I’ve never taught English or to people so much younger than me so I’m looking forward to their enthusiasm and being exposed to a completely different culture. Reply philippakirby · July 7, 2019 at 10:42 am Hi I’m Philippa, I just finished my first year studying modern languages at Cambridge! I applied to this programme as I love working with children and immersing myself in new cultures. I have done many online Skype tutoring programmes and helped at local schools but have also travelled to work with children to places such as Uganda and found this to be a much more culturally enriching experience. Therefore I really wanted to experience Chinese culture while increasing my teaching experience and seeing the effects firsthand in kids who will really benefit from the opportunity. Reply cbourne · July 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm I am doing the Educamp project having recently finished the PGCE course at Cambridge. I look forward to increasing my teaching experience further by working with a large group of EFL learners in a slightly younger age group than I usually teach. I also love travel and look forward to learning more about China! Reply Eliot Edmonds · July 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm I applied for the EduCamp program to gain teaching experience in a new environment and challenge myself with something I haven’t done before. I hope that I will develop skills to teach english as a foreign language as I believe it’s an incredibly important skill to have as many young people come to the U.K and still need help improving their English. Reply Nefeli Angelidaki · September 26, 2019 at 11:27 am Hello, Im Nefeli studying Law at the University of Birmingham. I wished to apply to Abridge Edu Camp and complete the TEFL course as I wanted to see if a career in teaching is something I would like to pursue while developing so many wonderful skills coming with this program such as communication skills, teaching skills and planning skills. These skills will prove to be really useful even if I don’t decide to pursue a career in tecahing after all. Furthermore, interacting with kids of all ages enhances your creativity and broadens your horizons, something that I consider really valuable as well. I am really looking forward to getting to know all the kids and engage in so many creative activities with them and help them practice their English through those activities. Reply englert.franciska · October 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm Hi, I am Franciska and I have taken part in the Summer EduCare program. As a private tutor in maths, teaching both native and non-native students, I thought that I can benefit a lot from this TEFL course. Learning about the different techniques and theories of education, I can start implementing these into my own lessons. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website What's on your mind? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.