ELL Summer Program

Registration Update for July 2018
Waiting list being taken
For further information, please email Julia Pollock: jspollock@shawnigan.ca


The Shawnigan Lake School ELL Summer Program reflects the premier quality of Shawnigan Lake School by pursuing personal excellence through the challenges of a well-rounded education. Designed for students aged 11 to 16 years, the SLS summer program caters to students who are motivated to advance their English skills, as well as those who intend to attend secondary school or university in English speaking countries. The aim of this program is to develop and enhance skills, and therefore improve performance in English speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Instruction utilizes the patterns of the first language to help remedy some of the common English grammar errors that prevent students from fully realizing their potential. Students are also given opportunities to experience language and culture in action during our activities and outdoor education aspects of the program. 

About The Program

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  • Features

    Some of our many program features include:
    • Strong and focused academics
    • Safe and supportive environment
    • British Columbia-certified teachers and TESL Canada trained language specialists
    • Highly qualified house staff and counselors
    • Small class size 
    • Traditional academic learning and experiential learning
    • Fun and engaging activities and excursions
  • Academic Program

    • 25-35 hours of ELL classroom instruction per week
    • Development of English language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening 
    • Vocabulary enrichment
    • Foundations of basic and intermediate grammatical structures; progression from writing simple sentences to creating clear, meaningful paragraphs
    • Exposure to core and curricular competencies based on British Columbia's new curriculum  
    • Rigorous academic prep to help students to improve self-confidence, develop strong language skills and ultimately report higher grades.  
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Individual Student Profile and Study Report
  • Outings, Events and Schedule

    • Off campus excursions
    • Special weekend outings
    • On campus afternoon activities, including use of sports facilities
    • Visits to Island landmarks and attractions

    How a typical week looks:
    Monday to Friday      
    8:00 - 9:00     Breakfast
    9:00 - 1:00     Academic Classes
    1:00 - 2:00     Lunch
    2:00 - 4:00     Academic Classes
    4:00 - 6:00     Afternoon Activities and Leadership Training
    6:00 - 7:00     Dinner
    7:00 - 8:30     Study Time
    8:30 - 9:30     Free Time
    Saturday and Sunday
    Weekend trips to explore Vancouver Island
  • Boarding

    • Boarding facilities with rooms that accommodate 2-4 students
    • Breathtaking boarding environment
    • Laundry and linens included
    • 24/7 supervision by residential counselors and experienced Shawnigan Lake School staff
    • Three nutritious meals, served daily in our spectacular Dining Hall, plus fruits/vegetables and snacks
  • Summer Camp fees

    2 weeks (July 1st - July 13th)  CAD 3,950
    4 weeks (July 1st - July 27th)  CAD 7,900
    Summer Camp fees include:
    • Boarding accommodation 
    • Medical insurance
    • Three meals per day plus snacks
    • Transportation (airport pick-up/drop-off, to and from outings)
    • Classes, Activities, Outings and Events
    • Certificate of Completion and Program T-Shirt
    Summer Camp fees do not include:
    • Flight to/from Victoria
    • Personal Spending Money

Meet the Camp Directors

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  • Kimberly Edgson 

    House Director - Prep, English, ELL Support
  • Julia Pollock 

    Admissions Associate, International Students
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.