Academic English Camp

English as a Foreign Language Program

Camp Overview

Academic English

The Academic English Camp is a 3-week non-credit pre-matriculation program.
During the camp, incoming freshmen learn fundamental English skills in the areas of speaking, reading,
and writing in order to be able to function well in the regular classroom, where courses are taught in English.

Camp program

Seven courses offered: Conversation, Reading, Writing, Grammar, TOEFL, English Film, and Active English

Course Description
Conversation This course is designed to introduce basic communication strategies, vocabulary, and useful expressions on
various topics and providing opportunities for meaningful practice through pair and small-group activities.
Reading This course is designed for students to be able to read interesting and authentic reading passages of a wide range of genres,
which serve as springboards for reading skills development, vocabulary building and thought-provoking discussions.
Writing This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop their academic writing skills.
Students will be encouraged to express their ideas and opinions, and discussion and feedback will play a role in the class.
Grammar This course is designed to strengthen grammar skills for students in a variety of ways. With a foundation of understanding form and meaning,
students will engage in meaningful communication about real action, real things, and their real lives in the classroom context.
TOEFL This course is designed to give students the opportunity to practice academic English skills as well as tasks found on the official TOEFL.
The course provides learners with strategies to improve both their skills in academic English and the TOEFL.
Students will explore such skills as organizing information, recognizing coherence, paraphrasing, developing critical thinking,
and making inferences. In addition, the learners will practice answering questions from practice tests.
English Film This course is designed for students to be able to participate in classroom discussion and express opinions based on a selection of films.
Each movie selection will include vocabulary relevant to the movie, and classes will include discussion and activities associated with each movie.
Active English This course is designed for students to engage in various project-based types of activities using only English to communicate.
The goal is for students to develop a more natural and comfortable fluency in English while having fun with activities and projects.

There will be Final Exams and IBT TOEFL during the camp in order to evaluate the improvements of the students.

Camp Rules

  • Seven courses (Conversation, Reading, Writing, Grammar, TOEFL, English Film, and Active English) will be offered during the camp. Even failing one of these courses will result in getting an F for the whole program.
  • There will be Post-TOEFL during the last week of the camp and the students who get below 12 in both Reading & Writing or 12 in both Speaking & Listening will get an F for the relevant course.
  • When one has two or more absences per course without legitimate reasons such as illness, s/he will be given an F for the whole program.
  • Among the students who are required to attend the camp, those who fail to pass or do not attend the camp won’t be permitted to take the next-level intermediate courses; instead, they will be required to take Basic English courses in their first semester at KAIST.

Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:15 ~ 10:30 Writing
10:45 ~ 12:00 Reading
12:00 ~ 13:30 Lunch
13:30 ~ 14:45 Conversation
15:00 ~ 16:15 English Film
16:30 ~ 18:00 Active English
18:00 ~ 19:15 Dinner
19:15 ~ 20:55 TOEFL Grammar TOEFL Grammar TOEFL

Weekly Schedule

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Sports Day
  • English Contest
  • Excursion/ Extra-curricular activities
  • Closing and Award Ceremony
  • Opening Ceremony
    Opening Ceremony
  • English Contest
    English Contest
  • Sports Day
    Sports Day