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TRI-SCHOOL ETA ENGLISH CAMP

Girls Night!
An Overnight Camp of Fun and English
for Girls
Friday, September 5 to Saturday, September 6, 2014 at SMK Sri
Nangka

ORGANIZED & SPONSORED BY:


Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange
ETAs Liliana Bastian, Emily Fleitz, and Shersil Prentice
Teachers of SMK Sri Nangka, SMK Sungai Damit, and SMK Pekan Telipok
SMK Sri Nangka

1. INTRODUCTION
This program is designed to provide 45 girls from SMK
Sri Nangka, SMK Sungai Damit, and SMK Pekan Telipok (15
students from each school) with an opportunity to improve
their conversational English ability by practicing speaking,
listening, writing, and reading in English within a fun,
informal environment focused on girls' leadership and
teamwork.

2. RATIONALE
The more fun students have during exposure to English,
the stronger their English skills, both listening and speaking,
will be. The purpose of this program is to provide an
opportunity for girls to make friends and immerse
themselves in the English language through activities with
their peers and with ETAs from other secondary schools in
Tuaran. The girls will have the opportunity to use the English
language and think creatively and freely in a relaxed and fun
environment.

3. OBJECTIVE
3.1 Students from SMK Sri Nangka, SMK Sungai Damit,
and SMK Pekan Telipok will interact with and learn
from peers in different classes and forms. ETAs will aim
to include students from all forms and from different
classes that may have different levels of English
proficiency.
3.2 Students will meet and engage with other ETAs in
Sabah, all of whom are native English speakers.
3.3 Students will play games, complete leadership
challenges, and participate in a variety of physical and

creative activities, all focused on improving the


students' effective English-speaking skills and
confidence.
3.4 Students will practice speaking and listening to
English in an informal setting with students and ETAs
from other secondary schools in Sabah.
3.5 Students will participate in sessions intended to
increase confidence in speaking English.

4. PARTICIPANTS
Approximately 45 girls from SMK Sri Nangka, SMK
Sungai Damit, and SMK Pekan Telipok (15 students from
each school) will be chosen to participate in this tri-school
English camp.
ETAs will select students with different
English proficiencies from all forms. As we, the ETAs, are
hoping to engage the students in fun games as well as
substantive discussions in English, we will select these
students based on their capacity to become more excited
about English and become encouraged by a girls' leadershipfocused environment.

5. DATE, DURATION, AND VENUE

5.1 Date:
6, 2014

Friday, September 5 to Saturday, September

5.2 Duration: Overnight


5.3 Venue:

SMK Sri Nangka

6. BUDGET Proposal
RM 1500

6.1 MACEE ETA English Camp Funds


TOTAL

RM 1500

6.2 Costs & Expenses


Numbe Detail
r

Cost RM

1.

Transportation to
venue for SMK
Sungai Damit and
SMK Pekan Telipok
students

300

Dinner, Breakfast,
Lunch, and Tea

850 (50
people)

2.

Source

MACEE ETA
funds

3.

Nametags, art
350
supplies, and camp
certificates

Total

1500

7. DETAILS
7.1 The program will be handled by ETAs Liliana Bastian (SMK Sri
Nangka), Emily Fleitz (SMK Sungai Damit), and Shersil Prentice
(SMK Pekan Telipok) with help from other English teachers.
7.2 Students will be chosen based on their interest in English and
their capacity to benefit from a girls' leadership camp.
7.3 This program will be run according to the schedule (see
appendix).

8. CONCLUSION
This program will have a positive impact on the ability of the
45 girls to communicate and express their ideas and opinions in
English with confidence. In addition, this program will provide
these students with the opportunity to make new friends with
students from other classes and schools in Tuaran.
Prepared by:
Liliana Bastian, Emily Fleitz, Shersil Prentice
English Camp Coordinators
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Approved by:
Fidelia Mathew Sipaun

Pn. Rohani Abdullah

ETA Mentor

Excellent Principal

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Appendix: Proposed English Camp Schedule


DAY 1
4:30pm to 5:00pm Everyone arrives at SMK Sri Nangka
5:00pm to 6:00pm Name Tags, Ice Breakers, and Group Games
(assembly hall)
6:00pm to 7:00pm Dinner (canteen)
7:00pm to 9:00pm Mean Girls movie (library)
9:00pm to 10:00pm Small Group Discussion on Mean Girls
(various places)
10:00pm Sleep (library)

DAY 2
7:00am to 7:30am Zumba (assembly hall)
7:30am to 8:00am Breakfast (canteen)
8:00am to 9:30am Art Project: Compliment Jars (assembly hall)
9:30am to 10:30am Learn a Dance (assembly hall)
10:30am to 11:00am Tea
11:00am to 12:00pm Miss Representation discussion and Letter to
Future Self
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Closing Ceremonies and Certificates