Junior Summer School in Ottawa

International English Summer Courses for Children and Teens in Ottawa

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Summer School in Ottawa for Children

Summer school in Ottawa has been offering English language courses for children and teens aged 8 to 19 from almost 30 countries since 1998. English language school is accredited by Languages Canada. Our school is known for its creative programs where learning and fun go hand-in-hand. Our goal is to provide young people with an opportunity to learn English language in a positive and happy environment and make wonderful new friendship with youth from around world!

Program Overview

Summer English courses for children and teens in Ottawa take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Ottawa in downtown Ottawa. Students will have access to modern classrooms, gymnasium, theatre, and spacious grounds. Public transportation is easily accessible. The campus is located near Laurier and Campus Transitway Stations, which are served by many routes, including Rapid Transit routes 94, Route 95, Route 96, Route 97, Route 98 and Route 99.

Ottawa is Canada's National Capital and the 4th largest city in Canada. It is a beautiful city, situated along the Ottawa River, facing the province of Quebec. The city is known for its architecture, and is one of the world's greenest capitals, surrounded by rivers, lakes, forests and the beautiful Gatineau Hills. In Ottawa, you can enjoy many festivals, including Winterlude, the Tulip festival, the Jazz festival and Bluesfest. You can explore Ottawa's 30 museums, including 12 exhibiting national treasures.

In the mornings, students attend English classes taught by our professional language teachers. Afternoons and weekends are packed full of sightseeing, sports and cultural activities led by the trained and dynamic activity leaders.

English Language Program details:

English language programs use a specialized curriculum for children and teens. Through real-life situations, young learners quickly learn to speak English in a natural and progressive manner. A new learning module starte every week making it easy for new students to integrate. Our "ENGLISH ONLY POLICY" helps our to develop their English communication skills faster.

We offer 2 programs: English Day Camp and English Immersion.

English Day Camp Program includes:

  • 20 lessons per week (9 am to 12 pm)
  • Small multi-national classes, maximum 15 students per class
  • 6 levels: beginner to advanced
  • Fun activities - 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

English Immersion Program includes:

  • 30 lessons per week (9 am to 3 pm)
  • Small multi-national classes, maximum 15 students per class
  • 6 levels: beginner to advanced
  • Fun activities on campus - 3 pm to 4 pm

Our English Language Program includes six levels from beginner to advanced and students take a placement test on the first day to ensure they are in an appropriate level. Absolute beginners are not tested and go directly into class.

In the classroom, the children learn to speak English in a variety of everyday situations. Role plays, song, games, crafts and dance make learning fun and rewarding. Soon the children are able to ask questions, give simple answers and feel confident.

Students receive a report card and certificate on their last day indicating a summary of the material covered and their progress.

Our excellent teachers are all university graduates with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificates and are experienced in addressing the needs of young learners. Teachers use a communicative approach to teaching the language and lessons may include project work, videos, games and access to our wide variety of modern English teaching resources.

Our friendly, professional teachers, cutting-edge methodology and interactive and stimulating learning environment will maximize your language learning experience. Lessons are fast paced, intensive, and contemporary and are designed to help you improve your communication skills and build confidence using English.

English lessons will also include preparation for excursions and social activities, to help your children continue their English learning outside of the classroom.

Safety is a great priority. The children are always supervised. On activities we have a ratio of 1:7 adult to child.

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Students enrolled in the English Camp spend their afternoons visiting Ottawa including its famous museums as well as doing a lot of fun things like bowling, 3-D movies, beach days, and simple things like games and sport

Every Friday, our students end the week with a big bang including students from both English Immersion and English Camp. Your children show their singing talent at the Karaoke Party, or how fast they can finish the Rubik Cube, or get their friends up to dance.

Excursions and optional trips include:

  • Aboriginal Experiences
  • Mont Cascades - A mountain water park
  • Old Montreal, the Port, Mont Royal
  • Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto & Niagara Falls - 2 day, 1 night trip
  • Kingston 1,000 Island Tour - Visit the Islands and see its history
  • Mont Cascades - A mountain water park
  • Park Omega - Canadian Safari

Trips are optional and at an additional fee.

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Students may stay with their parents and relatives while in Ottawa. We also offer host family accommodations for students arriving alone. All of our host families have been thoroughly inspected to ensure the safety of your child. We carefully follow each student while he or she is in homestay to make sure that your children are happy and enjoying the experience to its fullest.

Our homestay program will allow your children to use their new-found English skills. By living with a Canadian family, speaking only in your new language, your confidence level will increase dramatically.

Host family accommodation include:

  • a private room including a bed, closet, dresser and natural light
  • full board - three meals per day, 7 days a week
  • Internet access
  • bus pass
  • 24 hour emergency telephone contact

We can also offer residence accommodation to organized groups of 10 students or more accompanied by a group leader and to parents who accompany their children and enrol in an adult language course. The residence in Ottawa is centrally located.

The suite can accommodate 4 people maximum and additional charges apply for other adults in the suite. Included in the suite, you will find two bedrooms each with a double bed, cable T.V., high speed internet access, telephone with voice mail and free local calls, kitchenette with table, microwave and fridge, private shower and toilet, parking. Fully kitchen on each floor.

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Dates and Prices

  • Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2019
  • Minimum duration: 1 week

Program fees (in Canadian Dollars):

Program Duration Without
Including Homestay
English Immersion,
30 lessons a week
1 week $625 $1065
2 weeks $1145 $1895
3 weeks $1645 $2795
4 weeks $2145 $3595
5 weeks $2635 $4395
6 weeks $3125 $5195
English Day Camp
20 lessons a week
1 week $695 $1095
2 weeks $1265 $1985
3 weeks $1845 $2865
4 weeks $2425 $3745
5 weeks $2995 $4615
6 weeks $3565 $5495
Program Duration Adult course Residence suite
2 to 4 people
Parent and Child Program,
1 child and 1 parent
1 week $660 $955
2 weeks $980 $1775
3 weeks $1300 $2655
4 weeks $1620 $2995
5 weeks $1940 $3395
6 weeks $2260 $3765

Optional trips from Ottawa:

  • Upper Canada Village (July 6, 2019):$110
  • Calypso - Canada’s Largest Water Park (July 13, 2019):$110
  • Canada's Wonderland in Toronto & Niagara Falls (July 20 - 21):$375
  • Montreal and the Biodome (July 27):$120
  • Lusk Cave and Lake Philippe (Aug 3):$100

Other fees (in Canadian Dollars):

  • Application fee:$100
  • Course registration:$150
  • Guardianship:$125
  • Insurance (daily rate):$3/day
  • Hot Lunches on Campus:$90/wk
  • Airport transfer (one wau):$125
  • Bank fee:$50

Students can study from 1 to 6 weeks. Most of our students apply for the program directly and are coming to the camp on their own. However, we also accept groups of students coming together. We offer one free place for the group leader for each 15 students and discounted prices for the group leaders coming with the group of less than 15 students.

Please note that the number of places for groups coming from one country is limited in order to have a good international mix of students coming to our Junior Summer School from almost 30 different countries.

We don't have application deadlines. However, all enrollments are subject to space availability. We recommend to reserve your place as far in advance as possible. Please note that the camp capacity is only 120 students and many parents and group leaders are "Early Birds" and make their decision 6 to 8 months in advance.

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Important Information

Apply Now! We have a limited number of places and many places have been already booked. All applications are considered in the order they received.

Key Features

  • Ages: 8 - 19 years
  • Lessons: 20 and 30 lessons/week
  • Class Size: 15 students per class
  • Levels: 6 levels
  • Accommodation: Homestay & Residence
  • Day Camp Option: Available
  • Medical Insurance: Not Included
  • Camp Capacity: 120 students

Prices and Dates

  • Dates: July 1 - August 9, 2019
  • All arrivals and departures are on Sundays
  • Minimum duration: 1 week
  • Application fee:$100
  • Course registration:$150
  • Program fee, day camp:$695/wk
  • Program fee, camp & homestay:$1095/wk
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