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Summer Junior English Program at UCLA

The ELC Summer Junior Program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) gives students the unique opportunity to live and study English on the fabulous campus of a world famous university. During July and August, students enrolled in our Summer Junior Program at UCLA will live in a UCLA dormitory. Summer Junior Program students will take English classes in the mornings. On the weekends, students will be able to participate in optional Saturday activities and an included full-day excursion on Sunday.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT UCLA SUMMER CAMP

*Note: All classes will be held at the adjacent Marymount Campus.

  • World famous university located on the exclusive west side of Los Angeles
  • 419-acre UCLA campus with beautiful renaissance buildings
  • World Rankings: 12th in the world (10th in North America) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), 23rd in the world (13th in North America) in Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings, and ranked 37th in the QS World University Rankings
  • National Rankings: 2nd among public universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report, and 23rd among national universities 

ELC offers two choices of accommodations for our UCLA Summer Program. Students in our program can choose a UCLA dormitory or can participate in our program as a day student, without accommodation.

  • Multiple computer labs on campus with free wi-fi
  • Access to UCLA’s John Wooden Center and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center – featuring pools, basketball courts, and gymnasiums
  • Outdoor tennis courts, Olympic-size swimming pool and sports fields
  • UCLA bookstore, libraries, and Ackerman Student Union Center with student lounge

Students participate in Morning Courses Monday-Friday. Morning Courses are compulsory and are included in the Junior Program package. Morning Courses do not occur on Saturdays or Sundays.

UCLA Summer Junior Program Morning Courses Options:

  • Semi-Intensive English Course: Two 45-minute lessons and one 90-minute lessons per day (total hours 15 hours per week)
    • Optional specialized electives in film and university preparation
  • Entrepreneurship Course: Two 45-minute lessons and one 90-minute lessons per day (total hours 15 hours per week)

Junior Program students participate in activities Monday-Friday after their courses. Afternoon activities are compulsory and are included in the Summer Junior Program package. Evening and Saturday activities are always optional and offered to all students. ELC always offers a combination of free and low-cost evening and Saturday activities. Please refer to the sample calendar for sample activities.

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thurs­day
Friday
Satur­day
Sunday
7:00 – 8:30
BREAKFAST
8:00 – 12:00
BRUNCH
BREAKFAST
9:00 – 10:30
Grammar Structure and Usage
Full-day Excursion
10:30 – 10:45
BREAK
10:45 – 11:30
Communication Skills
11:30 – 11:45
BREAK
11:45 – 12:30
Communication Skills or Specialized Elective
12:30 – 2:00
LUNCH BREAK
12:00 – 6:00
OPTIONAL
ACTIVITIES
2:00 – 6:00
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
5:00 – 7:00
DINNER
7:00 – 10:00
EVENING ACTIVITIES (additional fees may apply)

MORNING COURSES​

Students in our Semi-Intensive Course will improve their English skills using the communicative approach. They will study grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking and listening comprehension in real-life situations. Includes optional specialized electives in film (offered July 1 – July 26) and university preparation (July 29 – August 9).

2-week course.

Entrepreneurship students will combine academics, training games, and projects to understand concepts of business and leadership in our Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship Courses. At the end of their two-week course students will present their business plans and team projects. This course is for high intermediate and advanced students.

SAMPLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE CURRICULUM

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
WEEK 1 Introductions The Ecosystem of Business Management and Leadership Forming Your Business Teams Communication and Presentation Skills
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Leadership Training Game Starting a Business Creating a Business Plan Team Work on Projects
WEEK 2 Sales Marketing Critical Success Factors How to “Pitch an Idea” Pitch Contest
Guest Speaker Team Work on Projects How to Read the Business Section on the Newspaper Final Froup Work Team Review and Guest Speaker

SAMPLE ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE CURRICULUM

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
WEEK 1 Introductions Intrapreneurship Vs. Entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship Thingking Preferences and Communication Style Crowdfunding
Introduction to Innovation Tools for Intrapreneurship Innovation as Modifying Existing Ideas Creativity and Thingking Concepts Forming Your Innovation Teams
WEEK 2 Concept of Pivoting Importance of Prototyping Reflection on Project Team Pitch Pratice Pitch Contest
Customer Validation Team Project Development SWOT Analysis and Refining Projects 360 Degree Feedback Session Team Review

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES​

In the Classic Program, students will enjoy the diversity that each city offers through participating in a variety of cultural, sports, sightseeing, and shopping activities.


PROGRAM LOCATIONS​