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Summer camps with Football and English

la Academia Young Minds and BCSSA

Live, Learn, Play! la Academia Young Minds has teamed up in an exciting partnership with BCSSA (Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools Academy) to provide English and football for youngsters from all over the world!

Children aged 8-18 will be able to spend up to 6 weeks at our Summer School, learning English and developing their football skills, learning from the best English teachers and the best football coaches. In addition they will be based in Manchester, the leading centre for football in the world!

It was at BCSSA that David Beckham was scouted to play for Manchester United.

Local football players can attend the non-residential course, and players from other parts of the UK and from other countries will stay in accommodation nearby. They will be staying with other children from all corners of the globe, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime English football experience; making friends, visiting England, touring a premiership club, and learning English with their new friends.

David Beckham with Sir Bobby Charlton

BCSSA was begun more than 30 years ago, and la Academia has been teaching youngsters languages in a fun environment since 2003. This partnership of the best soccer school with the best language school will give students an amazing experience. What better way to learn English – the language of football, business and international communication – than through enjoyment of a sport which the children love, in a truly international environment?

English course content:

  • To ensure that the lessons are at the correct level, we assess each student’s English language level at the beginning of the camp, placing them into beginner, intermediate or advanced groups.
  • We teach English in groups of no more than 10 to ensure teachers can provide individual feedback and help
  • Our coaches use only English at the camp and students are encouraged to use English during their non-playing time also, such as during lunch breaks.
  • Staff, coaches and fellow players will all speak English during trips and in the evenings – our aim is to create a fully English environment.
  • This complete immersion in the English language, both while playing and at other times, helps the students build their confidence and vocabulary quickly.
  • When the students finish we will again check on their English language level and we will issue a certificate attesting their new level, along with a written report on each student’s progress.

This video shows some past players from the BCSSA Camps:

Camp Dates for 2017:

Week One Sunday 9th July – Sunday 16th July
Week Two Sunday 16th July – Sunday 23rd July
Week Three Sunday 23rd July – Sunday 30th July
Week Four Sunday 30th July – Sunday 6th August
Week Five Sunday 6th August – Sunday 13th August

Bookings are being taken now!

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For more information visit the BCSSA website www.bcssa.co.uk or call 0161 491 1444 or 07772 865 579. A booking form is available here: http://www.bcssa.co.uk/english-book/



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