Location: Cortijo Huerta Dorotea, El Prado del Rey, Cadiz
Age: 14-17 Years Old
Competition: Colour War (Blue Vs. White)
English Programme: Total English
Little Village is located in the beautiful rural hotel of Cortijo Huerta Dorotea in the town of Prado del Rey (Cádiz). The camp is named Little Village because campers and staff alike say it’s like an English enclave where absolutely no Spanish is spoken. The ages of the campers vary from 14-17 years old. It is a rural and rustic camp set in the natural beauty of the Sierras which gives it a more typical “camp” ambience than other coastal located camps. Both campers and staff sleep in log cabins, which adds to the “camp” vibe. The site’s facilities include a large swimming pool, grass areas, a banquet hall and indoor and outdoor spaces for activities.
Little Village is located on the same site as Magic Village as Magic Village operates in the first fornight and Little Village operates in the second fortnight.
Little Village is about a 15 minute walk from Prado del Rey. In this town, there are many bars and restaurants, as well as some small supermarkets. It is a very quaint, typical village of the South of Spain.
ACTIVITY PROGRAMME :
The stand out feature of Little Village is the Total English program. It’s a one of a kind method where students must speak English at all times of the day; between themselves and with staff for two whole weeks. Staff at this camp have extra challenges of supervising English even more thoroughly than in the other camps. For that reason, all monitors are charged with a very important role in educating the children in English even more so than in other camps.
The activity programme in Little Village consists of three main areas – Educational Projects, MultiActivity and Evening Entertainment. Educational projects are run over the two weeks, and examples include Art, Photography and Performance.
Multiactivity in Little Village offers much more than sports – campers get the opportunity to do yoga, lifeguarding skills, karate – anything the monitors are skilled at can be turned into an activity!
Evening Entertainment is a key part of the program, and it incorporates English learning and production more in Little Village than in other camps. The evening entertainments are also catered to a teenage audience – a banquet dinner and fashion show being two of the favourites!
ENGLISH PROGRAMME :
Little Village runs a pioneering Total English programme which focuses above all on promoting oral learning, with the classes being conversational classes with no worksheets being used or grammar objectives being taught. Teachers are expected on this camp to produce extremely high level of classes which is why they have more time to dedicate to planning than in other camps and also why class sizes are kept very low, around 6-8 students per class. Classes take place partly in indoor areas and partly in outdoor classrooms. In this camp no set syllabus is provided although abundant example conversation class material is, for this reason we especially look for creative teachers for this camp who are capable of planning and conducting conversation classes that they themselves have put together.
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