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English Immersion

Education Unlimited - English Immersion

English Immersion Two-Week Suite

The Education Unlimited English Immersion Suite combines two of our most successful programs: Public Speaking and Leadership, into a dynamic two week program aimed at improving fluency in spoken/written English as well as mastery of the social norms necessary to be successful in the US business workplace. Classroom time will be supplemented with excursions and activities. The students will also house in the residence halls with our other programs and share dining services. The target student is one that is at an intermediate or advanced intermediate level, but who lacks the confidence and fluency of an advanced speaker.

This unique program will welcome Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate students from around the world who wish to improve their English skills in an immersive, fun and supportive atmosphere.Students will experience the beautiful UC Berkeley campus as they will live in the UC Berkeley Residence halls and eat their meals in the UC Berkeley dining hall. As they are immersed in the heart of this prestigious American University students will interact daily with native speakers as they gain confidence and fluency.

Class sessions during the program will be broken into two focus areas. The first week will focus on Public Speaking, while the second week will focus on the development of leadership skills. During each week, students will gain the skills necessary to be successful in the business world.

The first week of the program will focus on business English through Public Speaking. Education Unlimited has been an industry leader in Public Speaking instruction for over 20 years. Students will focus on the mastery of English fluency while learning the grammar and vocabulary that will be useful to them as they develop their own authentic voice.Students will learn how to do effective presentations, participate in meetings, write for business situations as well as develop strong interview techniques.

During the second week of the program the focus will shift to leadership. Students will gain the confidence to interact appropriately in formal and informal social situations. They will learn the appropriate ways to work in a group as they participate in daily fun, hands on activities.This week is constructed with the view that the most significant way to encourage students into earning and taking real future leadership roles is to develop the skills and capabilities that will enable students to speak up in class or the workplace, solve problems creatively and to communicate with confidence. Towards that end students will learn how to communicate effectively in a group setting.

Finally, even when students are not in the classroom their learning will continue as they experience American culture hands on. Students will have the opportunity to participate in American past times off campus through activities designed to allow them to interact with native speakers.

Ultimately we strive to have each student demonstrably improve from whatever level of ability they come with to camp- each student should leave camp more confident, more fluent, with a much clearer vision of what their personal next steps are, and with improved skills that will allow them to continue their journey towards complete English fluency.

Why a focus on public speaking? 

When learning a new language, it is important for students to place special emphasis on the ability to speak effectively and with comfort. Through this program, students will be able to sharpen their communication abilities in a way that will allow them to be more articulate and confident as they communicate their ideas.

A focus will be placed on helping students to build the skills necessary to excel in school, attain their dream jobs and defend their beliefs and values in their new language. Students will focus on the mastery of English fluency while learning the grammar and vocabulary that will be useful to them as they develop their own authentic voice. They will have the opportunity to practice their speaking skills while conversing with native speakers in authentic situations. Students will learn how to make effective presentations, participate in meetings, write for business situations as well as develop strong interview techniques.

5 Reasons to Focus on Public Speaking This Summer!

  1. Speaking fluently and confidently is a necessary and indispensable life skill necessary for success in the education or business setting.
  2. Public speaking improves research and organization abilities- crucial skills for high school and college success.
  3. Employers rank public speaking as one of the top skills they look for in employees. Students can get a head start on their dream careers by developing skills that will translate in the workforce.
  4. Public speaking activities involve "active construction of knowledge" forcing English Language learners to begin to think in English as they analyze the information they hear rather than just memorizing and reciting vocabulary.
  5. Speech helps develop social skills, such as confidence, eye contact, poise, and articulation which will help students to develop an ease and fluency when they speak English.

English Immersion - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Johann Somerville (Instructor)

Johann Somerville — Instructor

Johann Somerville is a high school history teacher in San Ramon, CA.  Inspired to pursue teaching as a career after seeing the impact he could make during an experience as a teacher’s assistant in his college years, Johann received his credential from San Francisco State University in 2016.  Johann places a strong emphasis on critical reading...

Education Unlimited - Christine Wang (Instructor)

Christine Wang — Instructor

Christine Wang is an experienced ESL teacher currently working as a substitute teacher in the Vacaville Unified School District for grades 1st-12th.  Prior to this, Christine spent four years teaching English as a Second Language for the HESS International Education Group in Taiwan. A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 30th - Jul 13th 9th - 12th UC Berkeley $4,245.00 – $4,995.00
Jul 14th - Jul 26th 5th - 8th UC Berkeley $4,245.00 – $4,995.00