D'Angon Academy for Language Acquisition

https://dangonacademy.com

The decision is easy. You want your child to learn English in the United States & your child wants to have fun in the most diverse and entertaining summer & winter camp around. We make both happen at the same time.

Language camp photo at the beach

The D'Angon Academy for Language Acquisition was founded in 2013 in response to a global need for high-quality, short-term English instruction for students aged 9-14


Founded by a teacher and a language acquisition expert, D'Angon will change, inspire, and develop tomorrow's future global leaders.


Vision

Our vision is that the D'Angon Academy experience catapults your child’s English language skills through the process of acquisition, rather than rote memorization. Your child will develop international friendships through the fun and engaging cultural excursions that the students experience together.

We want your child to use their English skills to achieve greatness through their future education and be united within a global community of future leaders who work for positive change in the world.

Philosophy

We accept bright students from around the world. Children are in groups of 5 with students from other countries to ensure English is spoken at all times. Students build strong connections and friendships with other high achieving students from around the world.

We believe that students learn English best when they are engaged in real life activities. After 1-2 hours of English instruction in the morning, students use their English at popular attractions. Students grow linguistically, culturally and socially.

Core Values

Integrity

Teaching with honesty and always pursuing our students' advancement and constant improvement is our top of mind goal.

Safety

With our 5 to 1 student to teacher ration we ensure students are looked after properly. From the hotel to all excursions our staff ensures students are safe at all times.

Passion

We recruit the best and expect the best. All of our staff members are passionate language teachers.

Our teachers are all native English speakers. They are fun, engaging and committed to each student's language development.

Teachers reside at the venue with the students giving students 24 hours access to their teachers.

Program

The D'Angon Academy is an ESL summer camp for children. Our program focuses on language immersion 24 hours a day based on real life experiences and personal connections.

We host children from all over the world to learn or improve English. All children stay at the gorgeous Marriott Residence Inn Suites in Irvine, CA. Our teachers stay with them at all times. We have a 1 - 5 teacher to student ration for hotel rooms and English activities to ensure maximum experience and safety.

We group children in a way that no nationality is repeated. This forces students to speak the only common language - English.

Learning

Every morning we start the day with breakfast followed by 1-2 hours of English instruction.

Excursions

After English instruction we take children to famous California attractions where they will have fun and practice their English.

Building Connections

This is an activity to focus on bonding international relationships between students. Typically done after dinner every day.

Technology

We take advantage of the hotel's WiFi and flat screen TVs to project lessons via Chromecast. Children are welcome to bring tablets.

Schedule

The D'Angon Academy schedule is designed to engage students in activities throughout the day that will enable them to learn as much vocabulary as possible while having fun and bonding with international friends.

Typical Day

A day in camp typically starts at 6:30 am. Children wake up and get ready for the day. We have breakfast together. Once bellies are full the learning and fun begins!

Sample Activities
  • 6:30 - 7:30am: Breakfast
  • 7:30 - 9:30am: English instruction
  • 930am: Depart for excursion of the day
  • 10:00 - 4pm: English activities
  • 4:00pm - Depart for hotel
  • 5:00 - 6:00pm: Free time
  • 6:00 - 7:00pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 - 8:30pm: Building Connections
  • 8:30pm: Retreat to rooms
  • 9:00pm: Lights out
Available Dates for 2015

There are several sessions to choose from during the summer of 2015. Each session has a duration of eleven (11) days.

Summer 2015 Sessions
  • 1. June 21 to July 2
  • 2. July 5 to July 16
  • 3.July 19 to July 30
  • 4. Aug 2 to Aug 13
  • 5. Aug 16 to Aug 27

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