Our Summer 2020 session will open on June 22. We will be offering online courses only for Children and Teens during the weeks of June 22-26 and June 29-July 2 (4-day week). During these first two weeks, two days will be excursion days for both the Children and Teens with the online lessons being held at a venue in NYC. From July 6 to August 28, online students will be invited to join our on-the-ground students for 1-1.5 hours per day. The online students will have the option to upgrade to the offline courses anytime during the summer.
Given the cautious reopening plans recently announced by the government, we will start in July with field trips within walking distance from our midtown Manhattan center and go further afield as the situation allows. We will also be limiting the class size to 8 each for the on-the-ground courses and the online courses to keep everyone safe while maintaining the high level of interactions among the students themselves and our teachers.
Our Autumn 2020 session for Juniors 10-16 will start on October 26. Our short courses for Adults will run end-August to mid-September 2020.
Until we meet again, feel free to take a look at our Facebook page for Story Time, Arts & Crafts and NY Museum Discovery suggestions and our Blog page and YouTube channel for examples of our students' work.
Central to the Hi-New-York camp ethos is the belief that language is the window into a culture. As our students fish on the East River or take part in a Civil War bugle call, they not only learn English that is being used around them, but they also come closer to becoming true New Yorkers!
At Hi-New-York, we use the Cambridge Exam for Young Learners as a framework, focusing on oral communication. For many of our students, this part of the English language is difficult to master at home, especially since English words are often not pronounced as they are written. We believe that learning how to communicate naturally in English requires on-site practice and correction.