Shawnigan English Plus

The Shawnigan Lake School English Plus 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, this 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. Students are also given opportunities to work with instructors who are experts in their respective fields. This immersive, residential 2-week program runs from July 15-29, 2018.

Schedule highlights: During the day, students will study Core English, English + science, English + leadership, English + BC curriculum, and English + arts. After classes, students will immerse themselves in English + sports, and English + fine arts. Classes and extracurricular activities are led by notable experts in their respective fields.

Fast Facts

  • Ages 11 to 16 years
  • 2-week program
  • July 15-29, 2018


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A look into our Shawnigan English + summer program

We have wrapped up a successful summer! Here is a video produced by some of the English + Film Production students - enjoy!

Campus Tour

Camp Directors

List of 2 members.

  • Kimberly Edgson 

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

    Admissions Associate, International Students

Why Shawnigan English Plus?

We asked this year's cohort to make a video and answer "Why Shawnigan English Plus"?
Improve your English really quickly

Coolest equipment and coolest teachers ever

World Class Instructors

Mr. Jack Connolly

Jack Connolly grew up playing coffee houses, concert halls, and folk festivals on the west coast of British Columbia. His unique voice, genuine warmth and passion for songs and song writing has earned him fans across the west, from church basements to big city music clubs to small town fairs. Jack’s reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across the country with some of Canada’s best known performers, including David Foster, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three, Wide Mouth Mason, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and James Keelaghan.
Modern Music Emsemble
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Mr. Steve Smith

Steve Smith’s name is well-known throughout the music industry. His 39 years of experience include positions in Los Angeles at the renowned Record Plant Recording Studios, Rusk Sound Studios and his own Take One Recording Studio. His accomplishments have garnered him many gold and platinum albums, including two Grammy award-winning productions for Christian artists D.C. Talk and Steven Curtis Chapman. He also played a crucial role in the recordings of Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” and Van Halen’s “Live in Sydney, Australia,” for MTV, as well as live recordings of KISS, Pearl Jam and P. Diddy. Steve also broadened his talents to include the film industry and has recorded and engineered full length, original film scores such as IMAX’s “Everest,” “Mysteries of Egypt,” “Wildfire,” “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom,” “Dolphins” and “Wild California”. Steve not only teaches Shawnigan students, but also students at Northwest University in the US.
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Mr. Neil Trafford

With over thirty IMDB movie credits to his name, Neil Trafford has worked as a cameraman for movies such as X-Men, Mean Girls, and Chicago. Neil brings his passion and knowledge for all things film to the lucky students of Shawnigan Lake School.
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.