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RMIT to heat up summer with language camp for junior leaders

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 14:08
Gia Dinh High School
Le Quy Don High School
Le Hong Phong High School

RMIT International University Vietnam will offer for the first time the ‘Head Start Summer School’ program (‘Trai He Thu Linh’) to students in Grade 11 this summer at Saigon South campus.

This intensive English language immersion program sets out to support and recognise talented individuals from 10 high schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

The specially designed program will use English language to complement the skills taught in schools in Vietnam and introduce participants to the teaching and learning style of RMIT University Vietnam’s programs through workshops, seminars, presentations and group activities.

Twenty participants of the Head Start Summer School program have been selected by the Principals of the schools based on outstanding academic achievements, strong leadership aptitude and English language skills.

It is with this in mind that this full time program spanning two weeks has been purposefully created to engage like-minded individuals in different learning activities exploring themes including Media and Technology, Around-the-World and Education. Through modern teaching and learning approaches, the emphasis will be on increasing each individual’s leadership potential as well as developing their four main language skill areas: communicating; presenting; writing; and analysis and evaluation.

“In a world of globalisation and rapid social changes, language skills and leadership potential are vital for any student’s success. RMIT University Vietnam recognises the great work undertaken by schools in HCMC and aims to assist them in providing new learning opportunities to help equip these young people to achieve a ‘head start’ in their future study in Grade 12 and beyond,” says Associate Professor Andrew Scown, RMIT University Vietnam’s Head of Centre of Communication and Design.

The program will take place from Monday 11 June to Friday 22 June 2012.