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Document with activities and logistics used for hosting an English Camp. Created and implemented for English Camp 2009 at Princess Chulabhorn's College Chiang Rai, Thailand. ...

Document with activities and logistics used for hosting an English Camp. Created and implemented for English Camp 2009 at Princess Chulabhorn's College Chiang Rai, Thailand.


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    • English Around the World Princess Chulabhorn’s College Chiang Rai, Thailand English Camp 2009 Prepared by Paige Battcher, Kirsten Farkas, and Alicia SmithIntroductionThis year for Princess Chulabhorn’s College Chiang Rai English Camp, we have chosenthe theme “English Around the World”. Seeing as that English has become one ofthe, if not the most prominent language in many countries around the world, we feelit is vital to stress the importance of having a strong command of the Englishlanguage at an early age. While all activities will be entertaining, educational, andexciting for the students, they will also stress English as an international language.In order to keep things organized throughout the duration of English camp, studentswill be separated into teams. These teams will be named after the continents of theworld (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America- all exceptAntarctica) and will have different colored headbands in order to differentiate the sixteams from one another. By focusing on these six continents and various aspects oftheir culture, we hope to show the students that regardless of what they do orwhere they go in life, being able to speak English is an extremely valuable skill. Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • Schedule of ActivitiesThe following is a overview of English Camp 2009: Date Time Activity • Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:00-9:00 Opening Ceremony • Friday, January 16, 2009 8:40-9:10 Station 1 9:10-9:40 Station 2 9:40-10:00 Break 10:00-10:30 Station 3 10:30-11:00 Station 4 11:00-12:00 Lunch 12:00-12:30 Station 5 12:30-1:00 Station 6 1:00-2:00 Scavenger Hunt 2:00-2:30 Break 2:30-5:30 Prepare skits/Break 5:30-6:00 Dinner 6:00-8:00 Night Bazaar 8:30 Return to Dorms • Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:00-11:30 Performances/Skits 11:30-12:00 Closing CeremonyOverview of Opening CeremonyThe following is an overview of the Opening Ceremony for English Camp 2009: Date Time Activity • Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:00-6:30 Registration/Orientation 6:30-7:30 Introductions to Camp Counselors Ice Breaker: “Shark Attack” Team Divisions “Storm” Activity 7:30-8:15 Break-Up Into Teams to Create Team Cheer, Headbands, and Team Flag 8:15-8:45 Presentation of Team Cheers 8:45-9:00 Overview of Following Day’s Activities (Times/Schedule, Wearing Headbands)Station Descriptions Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • • Station 1: “Shop ‘Til You Drop!” (Food from Australia) o At this station, students will be expected to exhibit their knowledge on the topic of food. Activities will include:  Unscrambling a variety of food vocabulary into appropriate food groups (fruits, vegetables, meat, and drinks)  Relay race to obtain a number of ingredients from a given shopping list o Purpose of activity:  To review commonly used food vocabulary  To practice making and receiving requests• Station 2: “Jungle Jams” (Music from Africa) o At this station, students will be asked to create and perform a song. The song will include at least 10 words from a given list of 25 words that relate to Africa, instruments, and other pertinent vocabulary. Students will also play musical chairs. o Purpose of activity:  To review music vocabulary  To encourage students to then use this vocabulary in an original song• Station 3: “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You!” (Dance from South America) o At this station, students will see how English is used in popular Latin music. Students will listen to a popular Latin dance, “The Cha Cha Slide”, learn the dance moves, practice, and then perform for the group. o Purpose of activity:  To show students that regardless of native language, English is commonly used in music from all around the world  To have students be able to listen to directions and follow accordingly• Station 4: “The Blind Tourist” (Places in Europe) o At this station, students will lead their partners through a series of obstacles by giving directions in English. One student will be blindfolded and the other will have his or her hands tied, therefore they must communicate effectively in English in order to complete the obstacle course. o Purpose of activity:  To review how to give directions• Station 5: “Crazy Creations” (People in Asia) o At this station, students will be given a packet of physical features and characteristics and will be asked to create their own person by using a combination of these features. Once the students draw the person and create a profile, they will then present their creation to the rest of the group. o Purpose of activity:  To review descriptive words and physical characteristics Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    •  To give the students the opportunity to be creative and present their creativity to others • Station 6: “American All-Stars” (Hobbies in North America) o At this station, students will review popular hobbies specific to North America and use the vocabulary to play both Charades and Catch- Phrase. o Purpose of activity:  To be able to communicate an idea or phrase in English without being able to speak or use the obvious descriptionMaterials Needed • The following materials will be needed for English Camp 2009: o Large permanent markers (30- both colored and black) o Several meters of colored fabric (blue, green, red, yellow, purple, and orange) o Candy (to be used for prizes) o Large note cards (200) o Paper (one packet of computer paper) o Speakers (to play music) o Chairs (25) o Tape o Velcro adhesive (if possible) o Large white poster board (15) o Microphones (2) o Large white drawing paper (30- 260 x 375 mm or similar size) Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • DETAILED STATION / ACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONS Station 1: “Shop ‘Til You Drop!” (Food from Australia)• At this station, students will be expected to exhibit their knowledge on the topic of food. Activities will include: o Unscrambling a variety of food vocabulary into appropriate food groups (fruits, vegetables, meat, and drinks) o Relay race to obtain a number of ingredients from a given shopping list• Purpose of activity: o To review commonly used food vocabulary o To practice making and receiving requests• Materials Needed: o Vocabulary words(5 from each group), written on note cards o Velcro and/or tape (if tape, several rolls will work best) o Four poster boards labeled “Fruits”, “Vegetables”, “Meat”, and “Drinks” o 25-30 Shopping lists which contain one food item from each group o Board explaining instructions (if needed) o Marker (if needed)• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Unscrambling Activity: (2 minutes)  Students will each receive a food vocabulary word. The entire group will be asked to sort and stick the vocabulary words to the correct boards. o Relay Race Activity: (5 minutes)  Students will be divided into four groups and matched with a particular food group. One student from each group will be selected as the “clerk” and the rest of the students will be “shoppers”. The shoppers then run one at a time (relay style) and give the five vocabulary words to the clerk.  After relay, Kali will take away two or three vocabulary words randomly from each clerk. o Shopping Activity: (15 minutes)  Kali will explain instructions and reinforce phrases such as “Do you have any ___? “ “No, I don’t have any ___”, etc.  Clerks will be told to answer “Yes” or “No”, but not actually give them the vocabulary words. Shoppers to run one at a time (relay-style) to ask the clerks if they have a particular food item. If “NO”, they are finished and can sit on the ground. If “Yes”, they can get behind another line to ask a different clerk.  If a student is able to buy all items on his/her list, then they win the game. The number of winners who are awarded prized will Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • be at the discretion of Kali (perhaps determined by speed of completion). Station 2: “Jungle Jams” (Music from Africa)• At this station, students will be asked to create and perform a song. The song will include at least 10 words from a given list of 25 words that relate to Africa, instruments, and other pertinent vocabulary.• Purpose of activity: o To review music vocabulary o To encourage students to then use this vocabulary in an original song• Materials Needed: o Ipod or laptop o Speakers o Microphone o Drums (if possible) o Scrap paper (at least 180 sheets) o Poster board for instructions and vocabulary words o Poster board (blank) for brainstorming with students o Marker o Chairs (approx. 25)• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Musical Chairs Activity: (6-10 minutes)  Students will play musical chairs as an icebreaker and an introduction to African music. o Song Creation Activity: (20 minutes)  Paige will provide instructions. A poster board will display 25 words related to Africa and/or music.  Students will listen to instrumental beats and be encouraged to incorporate drums into their song.  Students will create songs in groups of five. They will have to include at least six (6) of the words listed on the board.  Students will perform their songs. Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • Station 3: “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You!” (Dance from South America)• At this station, students will see how English is used in popular Latin music. Students will listen to a popular Latin dance, “The Cha Cha Slide”, learn the dance moves, practice, and then perform for the group.• Purpose of activity: o To show students that regardless of native language, English is commonly used in music from all around the world o To have students be able to listen to directions and follow accordingly• Materials Needed: o CD w/ “Cha Cha Slide” o Speakers o Microphone o Posters with written instructions o Lyric sheet (attached)• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Students will be introduced to instructions and Alicia will demonstrate the actions (10 minutes) o Students will listen to the song and Alicia will teach each action along with the lyrics (10 minutes) o Students will perform the song and dance in smaller groups (5 minutes) Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • Station 4: “The Blind Tourist” (Places in Europe)• At this station, students will lead their partners through a series of obstacles by giving directions in English. One student will be blindfolded and the other will have his or her hands tied, therefore they must communicate effectively in English in order to complete the obstacle course.• Purpose of activity: o To review how to give directions• Materials Needed: o Blindfolds o Obstacles o Posters with directions o Print outs of famous landmarks in Europe• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Students will review giving directions by reading posters and playing “Simon Says” (10 minutes) o Students will be paired off, blindfolded, and then lead through obstacle course (15 minutes) Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • Station 5: “Crazy Creations” (People in Asia)• At this station, students will be given a packet of physical features and characteristics and will be asked to create their own person by using a combination of these features. Once the students draw the person and create a profile, they will then present their creation to the rest of the group.• Purpose of activity: o To review descriptive words and physical characteristics o To give the students the opportunity to be creative and present their creativity to others• Materials Needed: o 15 packets of physical characteristics (eyes, nose, mouth, hair, face shape, ears, accessories) o Paper for students to draw on o Markers• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Students will be broken into groups and given packets of physical descriptions and materials (3 minutes) o Students will be given instructions and have time to create their creation (12 minutes) o Students will present their creations in front of the group using physical description vocabulary (10 minutes) Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org
    • Station 6: “American All-Stars” (Hobbies in North America)• At this station, students will review popular hobbies specific to North America and use the vocabulary to play both Charades and Catch-Phrase.• Purpose of activity: o To be able to communicate an idea or phrase in English without being able to speak or use the obvious description• Materials Needed: o Vocabulary words/phrases written on note cards o Board explaining instructions (if needed) o Marker (if needed)• Step-by-Step o Students will enter station and sing team cheer (5 minutes) o Charades Activity: (15 minutes)  Students will be split into teams (2 or 3). One at a time, students will be given cards with hobbies written in present continuous tense (i.e. “I am running”, “I am playing football”).  Team members will be allowed to verbally guess. Correct answers should be in the following format: “He (She) is running”, “He (She) is playing football”, etc. Once a correct answer is stated, the next group member will go. The team gets one point for each correct answer with a three minute time limit.  The next team accumulates points for three minutes. Switch again –both teams have two turns. o Catch Phrase Activity: (15 minutes)  Students will note cards with vocabulary relating to hobbies in America. Students will have to describe the word on the note card and help their group to guess the right answer. Students will not be able to say any part of the word nor use hand gestures.  Points are accumulated in three minute intervals (same as Charades Activity). o Prizes awarded to overall winning team. Copyright © 2009. For permission, email: paige.alumniambassador@fulbrightmail.org