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English comes alive at camp

January 22, 2013 | Campus News

English came alive for participants of a school holiday camp who were engaged in a hive of fun-filled activities that took place beyond the classroom to the kitchen, the cinema and the streets.

The 4-day English Camp held recently by DISTED College was participated by 36 mainly Form 1 to Form 4 students.

The living skills session saw the participants engrossed in food preparation, cooking and baking under the guidance of the college’s hospitality lecturers.

They learnt more about the Indian migration to Penang during the Spice Trail street adventure in the George Town heritage enclave.

“At the English Camp, I enriched my English skills the fun way through stimulating activities and fun group work.

“I had a good time of interaction too when taking part in games, singing, assignment presentations and competitions, which enhanced my confidence to speak English,” said Megan Tan Ker Xin, a Form 2 student.

Another Form 2 student Ng Khye Eu commented: “It was thrilling having my first try-outs in cooking spaghetti bolognese and making cream puffs.”

“Going to the cinema in a big group to watch the romantic thriller, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, was really exciting.  I had a wonderful time practising oral English during the lively discussion and role-play based on the movie.”

Camp organizer and DISTED marketing executive Billy Ooi Wei Jian said: “The event was geared to provide interactive learning for building greater confidence in using English in everyday situations."

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