Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, 25 August 2015 – After a second exciting summer with Laguna Lăng Cô English Summer Camp, a graduation party was held for 196 local children at Angsana Lăng Cô hotel. Laguna Lăng Cô’s summer camp project aims to support English education for students at two primary schools in Loc Vinh and Loc Thuy commune in summer 2015.
Located in a remote area where English is seen as a “luxury” subject, young children from age 7 to 10 at Binh An Primary School (Loc Vinh Commune) and Nuoc Ngot 2 Primary School (Loc Thuy Commune) have very limited access to modern English learning methods. In an attempt to improve the level of English proficiency in the community, and more importantly to bring more fun to young children’s English learning, Laguna Lăng Cô has developed the “Learning English is FUN” project starting from summer 2014 with the participation of the resort’s associates as volunteer teachers.
In 2015, the English Summer Camp was held from June to August over the course of the students’ summer vacation. The lessons are conducted at each school weekly and cover a selection of different games and songs with the support of multimedia techniques. Over the last 2 years, the program has attracted the attendance of 326 local children.
Laguna Lăng Cô English Summer Camp Graduation Party for Class 2015 was opened with a flash mob dance by all the students. After opening speech from Mr. Michal Zitek – Area General Manager of Banyan Tree and Angsana Lăng Cô, the afternoon continued with games, quizzes, and music performances by the local children. The party was attended by all the students from the two local schools, volunteer teachers, hotel guests, and Laguna Lăng Cô associates.
The project has attracted great participation from in-house hotel guests who wanted to experience the local community by joining and conducting these classes themselves. Summer 2015, there were nearly 20 international guests and families from Hong Kong, Australia, the US, and many more coming to teach the classes. This has helped the students by giving them a chance to practice their listening and speaking skills with either native English speakers or guests using English as a second language. The classes also enhance and build up the children’s confidence when interacting with people using English.