WORKSHOPS FOR TEENAGERS

13 - 18 years old

PASSION PROJECTS
12 – 16 years-old
*open to native and non-native English speaking teens

Everyone has something they are passionate about, and this class is about focusing on how we can explore, harness and develop these passions to grow into something bigger. Over the course of the year the students will discover and explore their passions, deepen their knowledge and expertise, and then learn how to share these passions with others.
From creating a unique app, writing a cookbook, building furniture or writing a business plan for a new concept store, our passions are broad and capable of taking us many places.
Over the course of the year, each student will complete a project that will include researching, writing, creating, and of course, sharing. At the end of the year there will be a final celebration where we will present these projects to our families, friends, the Collage community, and beyond.

Monday: 19.20-20.35 (1st – 4th of ESO)


TEEN ACTORS
13 – 17 years-old

This program is designed for teenagers who want to develop their theatre skills in English and make new friends. During the class we develop stories and work on skits that allow the students to use their English in an environment of creative expression. We will develop scripts, play theatre games, work on specific theatre techniques and prepare shows in a dynamic, English-immersion environment.

This class is an opportunity for students to develop both their language and theatre skills. Plus, we have a blast!

Tuesday: 19.15-20.30 (native English speaking group)
Wednesday:
 19.15-20.30 (learners of English group)


VISUAL ARTS PORTFOLIO
16-18 years-old
*open to native and non-native English speaking teens

Build your portfolio and learn to discuss art in English in this Visual Arts portfolio development workshop.

A weekly workshop led by local artist Mike Haas where students will learn how to harness their technical and creative ability to build a complete visual arts portfolio. Over the course of the workshop, students will develop the skills, as well as the vocabulary, necessary to develop their own artistic voice as they prepare to enter the wider art world. This workshop is ideal for young artists who are looking for help taking the next step in their artistic career, and for those who want to expand their ability to be able to talk about their art, and art in general, in English.

Thursday: 19.15-20.30
Friday: 16.30-17.45


DANCE & MUSIC WORKSHOP
12 – 17 years-old

A specialised program that encourages and improves acquisition of the English language through music, dance and art. This program offers participants an opportunity to practice and use their English in a unique and refreshing way through different artistic mediums. We will work together to fine tune our communication abilities, pronunciation and learn new vocabulary.

The sessions will revolve around a project, which will be based on two of their favourite songs/ artists each term. As a group, and depending on their interests, we will delve into understanding, de-coding and re-creating the song/ theme with different movements and artwork. This program is an opportunity to learn and practice real-world skills, along side an experienced teacher and semi-professional dancer.

Tuesday: 19.20-20.35 (12-14 year-olds)
Thursday: 19.15-20.30 (15-17 year-olds)


DYNAMIC ENGLISH
12 – 16 years-old

This course is especially designed for teenagers who want to improve their overall English level in a dynamic setting. We’ve designed this innovative program using “The Communicative Approach” method and content-based lesson plans that focus on real-life situations based on students’ interests to motivate their language learning. Through games that encourage dialogue as well as creative activities, students will assimilate English in a natural and effective way. This program has a maximum number of four students per class, allowing the teacher to pinpoint each student’s specific needs with regards to the four aspects of language learning: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Parents and students will receive a progress report after each trimester.

Monday: 19.20-20.35 (3rd – 4th of ESO)
Tuesday: 19.20-20.35 (3rd – 4th of ESO)
Wednesday: 19.15-20.30 (1st – 2nd of ESO)
Thursday: 19.15-20.30 (1st – 2nd of ESO)
Friday: 16.30-17.45 (3rd – 4th of ESO)


CREATIVE WRITING FOR NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
12-16 years-old

Creative writing is one of the most important skills a child can learn; it stretches their imaginations and offers a positive outlet for self expression. Writing allows children to explore their own identity, fears, hopes and values, as well as helping them to learn empathy. It also develops self-esteem, discipline and persuasiveness, as well as helping children better understand grammar and build their vocabulary. This small, personalized course is offered to children between the ages of 12-15 with a high level of English. Along with writing and editing their own collection of writing, the participants will get experience critiquing other work. The trimester will culminate with a collection of published work (class chapbook), as well as a reading at Collage where the students will have the opportunity to share their work with the community. Max. 6 students.

Friday: 16.30-17.45 (1st – 4th of ESO)