For the fifth year in a row, UDLA is partnering with the Chilean Ministry of Education to deliver Summer Camps throughout the country. This project, organized by the English Opens Doors program of the Ministry of Education, aims to provide Chilean high school students with the opportunity practice English through interactive activities, group projects and field trips, among other activities.
The program director, Isabel González, visited UDLA’s Providencia Campus, where one of the camps is being held. "The camps include what our students like, such as karaoke in English. In this way we ensure that learning is truly a lot of fun," Gonzalez said.
During the visit, which was attended by Pilar Armanet (UDLA’s Vice Academic Rector), Juan Carlos Kong (Vice Rector of UDLA’s Santiago Centro and Providencia campuses), Christopher Johnson (Director of UDLA’s English Institute) and Roberto Pardo (Director of UDLA’s English Program), participating students showed the progress they have achieved.
This initiative is aimed at all secondary students in municipal and subsidized private schools that have grades higher than 5.0 in English language and who are interested in developing English language skills. During the program they participate in different and entertaining activities under the leadership of a team of volunteer English speakers and highly trained teachers.
More than 2,000 students participated this year across all regions of the country and more than 11,000 students have participated in the Camps since they were launched in 2008.
The camps also take place during the winter holidays under the name of Winter Camps and, like the Summer Camps, are completely free.