Chester English Summer Camp takes place every year in the month of July.
This summer 2014 the Camp will be running its 29th edition.
Campers will arrive July 1st and leave July 30th PM. Staff are invited to arrive in Santiago a few days before
Camp start (Saturday June 28, ideally), and leave no sooner than Friday August 1.
Some campers stay for the whole month of July (July 1-30), whereas others come for a fortnight only (July 1-
15 and July 15-30).
Chester College premises, located in the outskirts (3 km.) of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Santiago has an international airport. Air connections include 4 weekly (Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
and Saturdays) direct flights from and to Dublin (Aer Lingus), direct flights to London Stanstead (Ryan Air),
and numerous other international connections via Madrid, Barcelona and Porto (Portugal).
Chester English Summer Camp aims at providing a full educational and recreational experience for young
people, during the summer holiday period, with a special emphasis on the acquisition and development of the
English language, through intensive active learning and the incorporation of Music and Drama.
The promotion of responsibility and respect to oneself and other people is also a key learning objective which
runs parallel to the improvement in the accuracy and fluency in English.
We strive to achieve this through a complete program of intensive learning sessions and other educational and
recreational activities through English.
A small number of campers participate in a parallel Spanish language classroom programme in the mornings.
They vary every year; can range from 45 to 80. They are split up into Juniors (6-12 years) and Seniors (13-
Speech and Drama Teacher-Specific Post Description / Tasks Involved:
– To teach 4 Speech & Drama classes daily, aiming at improving the student ́s performance in speech;
improvement in pronunciation, intonation, diction & fluency. Trinity College London ESOL
Syllabus a useful guideline.
– To stage the Mid-Camp Concert and the End-of-Camp Concert / Musical, in collaboration with the
– To run Drama / Staging / Dance-related activities 2 evenings per week.
General Running of the Camp
Assistance with the general running of the Camp is greatly appreciated:
-Contributing suggestions for improvement in all areas.
-Supporting and working as a team with the Music and Drama teachers for the preparation and staging of the
-Being flexible and willing to give a helping hand if need arises.
On Sundays or Saturdays, there are trips. Each teacher / activity leader is in charge of a small group of
campers, one of the two days, leading the activities for the day, engaging with campers promoting the use of
English during the day at all times.
The other week-end day is free.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary: TBC, depending on experience.
Benefits: Free accommodation is provided sharing with other staff members. Main mid-day meal provided,
Monday to Friday and all other meals whilst on duty or if desired. Cooking facilities available in the staff
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to: Info@chestercollege.org
Interviews can be carried out by skype.
No going abroad this Summer? Why not stop into The Gaiety School of Acting on Essex Street West in Temple Bar and check out the exciting range of Summer Courses we have on offer. Adults can choose from Summer Drama, Acting for Camera and a host of weekend workshops such as Voice,Accent, TV Presentation and the brand new Screenwriting Hothouse.Our younger actors can look forward to Summer Drama Camps, Make a Movie, Musical Theatre Camps – and for teenagers we have our ever popular Triple Threat, Acting for Camera & YG Casting Call or Masterclass.
Book online here or call us on 01 6799277 for more information.