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The English Language Summer Camps offer young people, aged 18 to 25, an exciting and interesting opportunity to visit a new country and discover another culture.

Between 150 to 200 young volunteers from the UK can spend up to six weeks in Israel, working with groups of young people, aged 9 to 15, in English Language Camps based within various communities.

The Camps offer the young people from Israel the opportunity to improve their English through the medium of various task-based indoor and outdoor activities which allow interaction with native speakers. Emphasis is placed on 'teaching English through fun'.

The British volunteers plan and prepare activities such as sports, arts and crafts, singing, games and drama to help the young Israelis to develop their use and understanding of English, while having a good time.

Fifty to one hundred Israeli young people attend the Camps, run in two 2-week sessions, throughout the country. Volunteers usually stay with a host family while in Israel and after the programme have the opportunity to tour Israel as a group. By working in local communities, volunteers get first-hand experience of the local culture and customs and can make new friends.

Volunteers are selected on the basis of application, personal interview and an interactive briefing. They are expected to be self-reliant, energetic, enthusiastic, committed and hard-working, interested in other cultures and ready to accept a challenge. Participants to the scheme are requested to contribute to the airfare, generally up to 125.

The Ministry of Education and the British Council finance the project in Israel.

Similar English Language Camps will also be organised in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

For further information and application details email us here, or contact:

Connect Youth - ETG
British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7389 4030
Fax +44 (0) 20 7389 4033
E-mail connectyouth.enquiries@britishcouncil.org


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