English Plus Robotics Programming
Technology and robotics are at the forefront of the modern world – discover a world of engineering and science combined with creativity!
Our English Plus Robotics Programming camp is perfect for students who want to experiment and learn more about robotics programming alongside improving your English language skills.
No prior experience of robot building or programme is required but we do recommend for students to have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard.
During this 2-week programme, students will spend at least 3 hours, 4 times a week learning how to construct different types of robot to suit different functions. The programmes needed to operate their systems will vary and students will learn how to build the programmes for these. We then look to develop, adapt and change programming utilising different input sensors on their robots.
Our Robotics Programming Camp takes place at Camp Framlingham, a traditional-looking boarding school with a modern, contemporary campus ideal for older teenagers and only approximately 1 hour from Cambridge. During spring the English Plus Robotics Programming camp will take place at Camp Finnborough Xplores original camp ideal for ages between 11 – 15.
I didn’t expect to be able to English this well after camp, because now I can hold a conversation and understand almost everything. I loved doing different activities every day
What is included?
Here is a list of the main elements included in the camp, please use our table below for more detail:
- Return airport transfers (from/to London Heathrow International)
- 14 nights accommodation
- 3 meals a day (specific dietary requirements can be catered for)
- English language classes (inc. course materials)
- Full activity programme
- 24-hour care and supervision
- Endsleigh travel insurance
During the 2-week course, students will spend 3 hours on 8 mornings or afternoons, total of 24 hours over the 2 weeks.
During the course, students will learn how to construct robots to suit different functions, for example navigation or find and retrieve tasks. Students will also learn how to write, run and debug linear programmes, which controls their robot. The terminology required for this, robotic programming and construction skills will help support developing students’ English language skills and confidence.
After completing the 2-weeks, all students will receive a certificate to celebrate their accomplishment.
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Return transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on arrival and departure dates are included. Please ensure your arrival flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00 and your departure flight leaves LHR between 12:00 – 17:00. Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will ensure an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.
Accommodation at Camp Framlingham is set across 7 boarding houses, which creates a large campus-style atmosphere. Dorms are furnished to a comfortable standard with 2 to 6 bed per room. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and where possible place campers of a similar age in a room together. If you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.
Meal times at Camp Framlingham offer a range of freshly cooked nutritious food, all served within the grand dining hall, located in the heart of the main building. As well as traditional English cuisine, the kitchen also offers a range of international cuisine throughout the week with both hot and cold options. The dining hall is always open for campers to collect water and is accessible from the main social area of the campus, which is also in the main building. Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.
This English Plus Robotics Programming course is suitable for students that have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard. Although not mandatory, students may find having a basic understanding of ICT language helpful. If students have an understanding of linear programme creation as well, although not necessary would be helpful. During the course, students will learn how to construct different types of robot to suit different functions. The programmes needed to operate their systems will vary and students will learn how to create programmes for these. We then look to develop, adapt and change programming utilising different input sensors on their robots. Students will also learn how to write, run and debug linear programmes which controls their robot. The terminology required for this, robotic programming and construction skills will undoubtedly support improving and developing student’s English language skills and confidence. At the end of course, students will receive a certificate. During the 2-week course, students will spend 3 hours on 8 mornings or afternoons, total of 24 hours over the 2 weeks.
Students do not need to bring any equipment with them, all materials will be provided.
A2 – C2 on CEFR Pathway Table
After completing placement test, our native-speaking English teachers will place teenagers in a class suitable to their ability level. At Framlingham, we offer Elementary (A2), Intermediate (B1), Advanced (B2), Proficiency (C1) and Masters (C2) courses. For our teenage learners, we tailor our lessons and teaching approach to include interactive group and individual projects and presentations as well as focus on cultural, social and academic topics. Through encouraging participation within our classes, it allows each learner to develop their English sometimes without even noticing. At Framlingham, our teachers will offer support with conversation, grammar, English Literature, debates and presentations and even colloquial terms and business grammar for those fluent speakers. At the end of the 2-week course, learners will complete an examination for the level they have been learning at. We will then receive a certificate from Anglia Examinations, which confirms your English level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference. Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are same with approximately 12 students per teacher.
For students achieving a pass grade or higher for B1, B2, C1 and C2, they will receive an Ofqual approved certificate through Anglia Examinations partnership with AIM Awards.
During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions. These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London and Cambridge or social trips to Norwich or Ipswich for shopping or bowling. (3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)
Care and Supervision
Our Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all those in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time. During free time, our teenagers are able to explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents. Being located in a town, we offer campers the ability to go off-site as an alternative to an activity session; however a member of Xplore staff will always accompany them.
Our camps are available to children from all over the world. Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.
Travel Insurance – Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students. You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:
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