AMIT Fred Kahane students brush up their English skills at special camp
At the AMIT Fred Kahane Technological High School, students are spending two weeks out of their summer vacation at a special English summer camp, where they’ll be brushing up their spoken-language skills.
The English teaching staff at the vocational school in Ashkelon, led by Patricia Cohen, understand the importance of mastering English, both for a student’s personal development as well as for their professional and academic development. To help their students better grasp the language, they launched an English camp, an experiential learning experience, this summer.
About 50 students voluntarily signed up for the program and come to school every day. They enjoy breakfast together and then take part in different activities, all of which are aimed at improving their English. They hope the students will leave the program having more confidence in their ability to have a conversation and also to use the internet and other educational resources in English.
The participants also sing songs and play games in English and end each day in a group meeting.
Cohen said that the camp participants will also take part in a special program during the next school year. “After intensive studies during their summer vacation, they will start the coming school year in an advanced learning group, which will mentor and assist other students who need it,” she said.
“Thanks to the dedicated English staff, and thanks to their desire to make progress and succeed, the students will benefit from a significant boost in their English during their vacation,” said Principal Yitzhak Abarjel. “This will help them in their bagrut exams and in their academic and professional development.”