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International School of Indiana & Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies

In partnership with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies at Indiana University, the International School of Indiana’s Language Summer Camp allows children to experience countries and cultures through learning and practicing the world’s most widely used languages, and to better understand how other people live and see the world.

Basic Info:

Locations: 4330 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 923-1910
Website: https://www.isind.org/events/camps
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: All
Dates: June 14 – July 2
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: Age 3 – Grade 12


Q&A with International School of Indiana & Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies:

What makes Language Summer Camp unique?

Language Summer Camp, Pre-K through grade 12, is a partnership between the International School of Indiana and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies. The camp is designed for beginner-level students to ensure everyone has a great experience. Lesson content is unique each week and does not repeat. Participants can sign up for one, two or all three languages.

What activities are offered at Language Summer Camp?

The ISI Language Summer Camp blends a variety of instructional and recreational activities to engage children of all ages. Arabic, Mandarin, and Portuguese camp days include at least two daily lessons on key words and phrases, dialogue practice, and exposure to traditional music, folklore and literary stories. Rotating camp themes and hands-on activities include family, food, dance, music, movies, books, history, fashion, jobs, sports, hobbies, holidays, environment, geography, general lifestyle and more.

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

ranging from 7:1 to 15:1 depending on age group.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

Camp is held on International School of Indiana’s 60-acre main campus located in Indianapolis on Michigan Road along the White River. Though schedules differ based on age and language track, campers will have access to natural trails, an outdoor track, soccer fields, playground, picnic seating, and gymnasium.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Lunch and snacks are not provided.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Sample schedule for Pre-K to Grade 2
MORNING
(All transitions in language, traditional music throughout the day. Schedule/activities subject to change)

8 a.m.: Circle Time, focusing on introductions (name, age, likes), basic colors and emotions, Hello song, Days of the Week song, how to say today’s weather.

8:40 a.m.: Activity stations for group games/arts and crafts/cooking related to the day’s theme. Students select their own stations.

9 a.m.: Lesson #1, followed by related group activity.

10:30 a.m.: Morning snack, video

11 a.m.: Activity stations resume

11:30 a.m.: Circle Time, focusing on learning individual characters/letters (review those from previous days)

Noon: Lunch/recess, one hour (provided by ISI). Menu to be announced. Contact [email protected] for special dietary needs/allergies.

AFTERNOON
1 p.m.: Circle Time, games focusing on numbers (adding 3-5 numbers daily)

1:15 p.m.: Cultural folklore/story time in groups

2 p.m.: Short/simple grammar lesson.

2:30 p.m.: Games (motor-skills focused)

2:45 p.m.: Lesson #2, followed by related group activity.

3:45 p.m.: Circle Time, focusing on goodbye song, review the day, classroom cleanup.

4 p.m.: Dismissal

Sample schedule for Grades 3 – 5

MORNING
(All transitions in language, traditional music throughout the day. Schedule/activities subject to change)

8 a.m.: Circle Time, focusing on hello song/check-ins, attendance, introductions, share about previous day, weather. Group games/arts and crafts related to the day’s theme.

9 a.m.: Lesson #1, followed by related group activity.

10:30 a.m.: Morning snack, video

10:45 a.m.: Group games (arts and crafts, writing and reading) related to topic of the day

11:30 a.m.: Circle Time, focusing on alphabet songs, learning writing characters, traditional songs/dance related to the day’s theme.

Noon: Lunch/recess, one hour (provided by ISI). Menu to be announced. Contact [email protected] for special dietary needs/allergies.

AFTERNOON
1 p.m.: Circle Time, focusing on numbers games

1:15 p.m.: Cultural folklore/story time in groups

2 p.m.: Short/simple grammar lesson.

2:30 p.m.: Physical games, cultural video

2:45 p.m.: Lesson #2, followed by related group activity.

3:35 p.m.: Circle Time, focusing on goodbye song, review the day, classroom cleanup.

4 p.m.: Dismissal

Sample Schedule for Grades 6 – 12

MORNING
(All transitions in language, traditional music throughout the day. Schedule/activities subject to change)

8 a.m.: Checkin, greetings, introductions, learn day’s date, daily weather references, group review of previous day.

8:30 a.m.: Group games/arts and crafts dedicated to the theme of the day. Students choose their station.

9 a.m.: Lesson topic of the day, followed by related group activity.

10:30 a.m.: Morning snack, video. Students time to practice dialogue with classmates

10:45 a.m.: Grammar lesson and writing practice, progressively learning new characters, review previous days

Noon: Lunch/recess, one hour (provided by ISI). Menu to be announced. Contact [email protected] for special dietary needs/allergies.

AFTERNOON
1 p.m.: Numbers challenge 1-5 (adding 3-5 numbers daily), using games to add context/usage.

1:15 p.m.: Cultural folklore/story time in groups. Students research a cultural topic and prepare a class presentation.

2 p.m.: Short/simple grammar lesson.

2:30 p.m.: Dialogue practice

3 p.m.: Group games/arts and crafts resume dedicated to the theme of the day. Students choose their station.

4 p.m.: Dismissal

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

ISI Language Summer Camp will be led by faculty from the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. Bios for all instructors are available on the camp website at https://www.isind.org/events/camps

 

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