A weekend CAMP for POTENTIAL STUDENTS

Are you 13-15 years old?

DO YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE IF LEAF ACADEMY IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH SKILLS and MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE?

Join to experience the WEEKEND Camp from Friday, October 22 until Sunday, October 24, 2021. During the WEEKEND camp, our students, teachers, and external partners will deliver the essence of studying and residential life at LEAF Academy to new potential students from Slovak schools. Applications for the camp are open until 10 AM, October 8, 2021. 

Countdown of deadline for the applications

BASIC INFORMATION AND PROGRAM

Where will you stay during the weekend?

  • LEAF Academy building, Sasinkova 13, Bratislava 
  • Hotel Astra – residential building, Prievozská 14A, Bratislava 

How will we meet?

  • In-person mode (preferred option with the actual Covid-19 restrictions) 
  • Only fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after the second jab) persons can participate in this camp.
  • All-day educational program with a sleepover at our Residential facilities 

How will we communicate? 

  • The official communication language of Weekend camp will be English.
  • Please make sure your English is sufficient for communication.

PROGRAM

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Comparative politics - ZUZANA JELOKOVÁ

The class offers an introduction to the study of politics, specifically the role of the State. You will take part in a group role-play and devise and defend a solution to a hypothetical scenario. The rest is a surprise 🙂 Zuzana’s favourite line comes from graffiti on the Berlin wall: “Many small people in many small places do many small things, that can alter the face of the world”. Zuzana’s goal is to convey this message to students, inspire their interest in local and global affairs and share her commitment to issues of human rights, freedom, democracy, peace, and the global environment. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland, where she focused on post-communist democratization, nationalism and politics of memory in East-Central Europe and participated in research projects funded by NASA, the US Institute of Peace, USAID and the US Department of Homeland Security. At LEAF Academy, she teaches Comparative Government and Central European Seminar (and encourages students to do many small things...).

Shared Inquiry Lesson - Dominic McCavigan

At the heart of Shared Inquiry are interpretive questions that have more than one plausible answer, enabling participants to engage in insightful conversations about complex texts. In a Shared Inquiry discussion, participants embark on an active search for meaning in a work. The journey begins with a close reading of a text, followed by exploratory questions and open-ended dialogue. Rather than looking for a “right” answer, Shared Inquiry provides direction and guidance to promote thinking, listening and responding to questions and comments from others in the group. Dominic is from Northern Ireland where, after completing his first Master's Degree in History and Politics with Queen's University Belfast, he spent five years teaching History in an all girl secondary school. During this time he completed a second Master's Degree in Creative Writing with the same university before turning his attention to international teaching. Dominic has spent three years teaching in Istanbul, and two further years teaching in Vienna where he thoroughly enjoyed the culture, food and diversity that these cities offer. Dominic is very happy to be working with LEAF Academy students, helping them to reach their fullest potential through the skills and knowledge they will gain from AP English Language and Composition classes, as well as history in the CES department.

Fees, Deadlines & SELECTION PROCESS

Please note that the real costs of the program are much higher than the fees given.

The real costs are generously covered by our donors, in order for us to keep the program accessible for everyone who would like to learn and develop their abilities. If you believe that your income allows you to contribute more than the fee for the given deadline, then this would help us cover some of the real costs.

SELECTION
Places are limited to 24 participants, in order to ensure the high quality of the program and an individual approach. Therefore we would like to select those participants who would benefit the most from the program. Applicants can expect a brief selection call where we will consider motivation to participate and an ability to communicate in English. This selection will always take place within 1 week after the given deadline. 

PRICE FOR WEEKEND CAMP

35 per person
  • Deadline for the applications is October 8,2021
Regular

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us info@leafacademy.eu or +421 907 836 490.