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Posted on Sep 1, 2011

English Language Learners Summer Camp

English Language Learners Summer Camp

As a new initiative, Langley Christian School hosted a Summer ELL Camp for 143 students from South Korea in early August. The students, ranging from 13-19 years of age, participated in ELL classes taught by current and former staff of Langley Christian School. This program was designed to provide students with a language-rich environment where they could build on the English skills they had already acquired in their home country. Teachers used a variety of activities to allow the students to practice their spoken English.

The Korean students were placed with LCS-approved host families during their stay. Marlene Bylenga, International Program Coordinator, was impressed by the generous hospitality of these families. Their guests experienced adventures such as boating at Harrison Lake, biking the seawall, attending art camp, exploring the Richmond Night Market, living on a dairy farm, canoeing the Bedford Channel, and enjoying movie nights with friends.

Undertakings such as this summer camp give everyone involved a chance to learn from each other’s cultures. They also create opportunities for teachers and host families to speak into the lives of students who may not otherwise have been exposed to the gospel. Hopefully, our visitors were able to see what it means to be part of a community of people who are striving to live as Christ’s disciples.

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