Summer School

Monday June 12, 2017 to Friday June 30, 2017

ALL COURSES OPEN TO GIRLS AND BOYS

 

This is a sample curriculum of Seisen's 2016 Summer School Program

Session 1   08:30 - 10:00

High School English as an Additional Language (Grades 9-10) 
Improve your English skills through reading, role-play, writing and public speaking. This course will include grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing.

Middle School English as an Additional Language (Grades 7-8)
Improve your English skills through reading, role-play, writing and public speaking. This course will include grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing.
 
Moving towards DP English Assessment (Grades 10-12)
By focusing on the DP criteria, we will look at strategies and assessment used at the DP level in both SL and HL English. We will focus on writing commentaries, essays, as well as individual oral assessment. This class is appropriate for grades 10, 11, and 12.
 
Writing and Delivering Speeches (Grades 7-10)
Students will develop confidence and the skills needed to write, critique and deliver different types of speeches. Writing progresses from short descriptive exercises into more elaborate sentences, and short paragraphs into essays.
 
SAT Verbal Prep (for students going into Grades 11-12)
Verbal SAT Preparation will focus on the critical reading and writing sections (sentence completion, error identification, grammar, and reading comprehension) of the new SAT Reasoning test. Essays will be written every third day, but vocabulary exercises, grammar review, and critical reading strategies will be developed every day. The class is open all who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in August of 2016. *This is a two-week program.


Summer Futsal (Grades 7-10)

Participants will learn / review and practice skills and concepts in soccer and futsal, through drills and gaming. Players will need to bring proper equipment such as turf shoes/cleats or training shoes, soccer socks and shinguards, shorts and a shirt. Players will need a water bottle to remain hydrated. Habits of safe exercise and personal fitness will be part of the curriculum.
(A minimum 8 participants will be needed to run this program).  

Jazz Band (Grades 7-10) 
Once you play an instrument it is fun to be able to improvise and make your own music. Come to learn how to play in a group, use jazz scales and improvise on a 12-bar Blues.

Stress Management Techniques (Grades 7-11)
Stress is stressful. But this course can help you understand how stress affects your body and ways to manage it. Students will learn techniques such as Mindfulness, yoga, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation. We will also explore ways you can make stress your friend and beneficial for you.

Session 2   10:30 - 12:00

Complete Your Extended Essay (for IB students going into Grade 12)
This course will teach the skills and abilities needed to research, write and complete your extended essay. Students will receive guidance on determining what constitutes a worthy source of information, with particular focus on sources gathered from the internet. Students will also learn with help of the librarian how to use scholarly databases and resources, rather than relying upon the Google search bar. Students will receive guidance on how to write an abstract, suitable referencing systems to use, when and how to use appendices, and the formal presentation of the essay. *This is a two-week program.
 
Conversation and Grammar (Grades 7-10)
Students will learn effective ways in which to improve their conversation skills, develop spoken confidence and fluency. This course will be taught in a fun and enjoyable environment to help develop your grammar, build your vocabulary and focus on pronunciation.
 
Reading Comprehension (Grades 7-10)
This summer course takes the form of a reading workshop. Mini lessons are centered around different reading genres (fiction and nonfiction). Comprehension strategies will be used in personalized ways to achieve meaningful and purposeful reading.
 
The College Admissions’ Process (for students going into Grades 11-12) 
The College Admissions’ Process is introductory with links to the College Planning classes at Seisen. We will focus on the various requirements universities have for their applicants. Topics covered include: narrowing students search to one or two university systems, researching particular universities and colleges’ application requirements, anticipating and preparing for standardized testing (SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL), visiting open campuses around Tokyo, and writing the college essay or personal statement. The course is open to students who will be juniors or seniors in August of 2016. *This is a two-week program.
 
Creative Writing (Grades 7-11)
This is a course for students who want to improve their writing skills, but also want to have fun doing it. Particular attention is paid to developing descriptive writing abilities, and topics range from nature to the five senses, with lots of time for personal reflection.
 
Photography & Film for School & Personal Projects (Grades 7-11)
Students learn photo composition and basic camera settings; develop skills in thoughtful filmography for school purposes through devices, iMovie and other video editing software, including YouTube (using iPads, iPhones, DSLR cameras; will explore a small range of apps). Students will have small individual and group projects to complete.

Garageband (Grades 7-10)
Learn the basics of composing your own music using GarageBand and Finale PrintMusic.

Enrich Your Art Skills and Create Your Own Art Portfolio (Grades 10-11)
Through a fun exploration of various art techniques, students will develop their skills and discover interests in new media, all of which will enable them to know more about art, about what they like to do, and how to do it better. This will lead to creating a personal portfolio of their artworks, including experiments that will be useful for IB and Art school applications, if applicable. More importantly, it will allow students to create their own art for pleasure.

Drama (Grades 7-11)
Come and take part in a fun course where you will engage in individual, partnered, and group skits. You will develop your improvisational and creative skills, and have a lot of laughs. The course will culminate in a class performance, where all members combine to write a script!

Stress Management Techniques (Grades 7-11)
Stress is stressful. But this course can help you understand how stress affects your body and ways to manage it. Students will learn techniques such as Mindfulness, yoga, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation. We will also explore ways you can make stress your friend and beneficial for you.

Session 3   12:30 - 14:00

Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics and Animation Grades 7-11
Learn the basics of 3D modeling and animation. See student samples of computer modeling. See student samples of animations.

Beginner Guitar (Grades 7-11) 
Students learn major and minor chords, strum patterns, and other guitar basics. This is applied to contemporary pop songs that students can play along with, giving them the tools to continue learning independently after the summer class ends. The Beginner Guitar class will also give a strong foundation to more serious lessons for those who choose to continue as serious guitar students. *Acoustic guitars provided for up to 8 students.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM FEES
3-Week Summer School ¥49,500 per course
2-Week Summer School ¥33,000 per course
 
BUS FEE
¥30,000 (return) ¥18,000 (one-way)
 
PAYMENT INFORMATION
The deadline for registration and payments in cash or by bank transfer is May 13th, but we request that payments be made after April 1st. 

Cash payments can be made at Seisen╩╝s Main Office. (contact Mimi Akai)

Bank transfer payments can be made to the following account:
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Tamagawa Branch
Ordinary Account: #4076962
Account Name: Seisen International School
Swift Code: BOTKJPJT