Five cohorts of Omani school students ‘graduated’ from MCBS English Summer School, a course that has been specifically designed for Omani middle school and high school students. This has been the third year of a successful summer camp, with this summer seeing the highest number of enrolled students.
English Summer courses are tailor-made for young learners to promote their learning skills, personal development, communication, and intercultural awareness. In addition to an intensive English course focused on all four skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - the nature of the course allows the instructors and organisers to focus on each student and their individual needs. Equally important, the summer school is designed to promote universal and moral values in young Omani learners.
Ms. Aleksandra Minic, who has coordinated the English Summer School and has been the instructor to the students since the inception of the course in 2016, gave the opening speech saying how proud she is to see them improving and taking responsibility for their own learning.
Professor Ahmed Al Naamany, the dean of MCBS, welcomed the audience by emphasising the importance of continuous learning in general while stressing on the English language. The students were then presented with the certificates by Dr. Ana Stakic, the Associate Dean for post-graduate, professional studies and research.
Finally, the closing remarks were given by Mr. Khalifa Al Riyami, who addressed the students by saying: “[y]our being here has made me realise something very important - we were not a total of seven teachers, we were a big group of over 130 teachers, teaching each other, learning from each other. Thank you, my students and friends, for everything you taught me”.
In addition to the English Summer School, and due to the high demand for further support in the English language, MCBS is launching an after-school English program. The registration is now open for this English course designed to prepare students for college that will run throughout the year.