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OISE Course

Courses for Secondary School Pupils

OISE Secondary Education

Overview

OISE gives children a head start in life and encourages them to follow their bilingual aspirations. Stimulating and dynamic tuition at a fast, consistent pace instills advanced language skills beyond school needs and provides a valuable asset for the future.

Newbury Hall Education

Newbury Hall is a comfortable, well-equipped and safe environment set in a traditional English market town. The school itself is an impressive Victorian building dating back to 1859, modernised to accommodate OISE students.

The Newbury Hall Programme is a full time course of minimum 27 full hours of tuition per week, and runs from January to December, including the summer months. Taught in groups of up to eight pupils of the same English level, the small number of participants ensures maximum individual attention and continuous monitoring by the tutor.

Classes focus on learning vocabulary, narrative development and comprehension, and are taught at a lively pace. Newbury Hall offers a course tailored specifically to the needs of each student.

Example topics covered in lessons can include traditional language tuition; English-based life, careers and study skills; exam skills and strategies, and subject tuition.

OISE Newbury School

American English Programme

Specifically designed to develop the skills necessary for an academic and professional future using English as an international language, challenging students to immerse themselves in American English language and culture to foster strong language skills to give them an international voice.

OISE Boston, USA

Building on 40 years experience, the program is designed specifically for the ages 16-17 with an aim to prepare students for their future academic and professional future. It is a rigorous course that encourages fluent communication and effective self-expression in American English.

The American English Programme is a full time course of 22.5 hours per week. 17.5 full hours of tuition are supplemented with 5 hours of cultural workshops in small groups of up to eight students. This class size encourages a strong group dynamic as well as maximising individual attention.

Morning classes focus on the development of oral and written expression and comprehension, developing grammar and vocabulary. This new language flows into the evening workshops emphasising fluency through discussion, presentation and creative writing.

Promoting rapid progress in a short period of time, the course rewards the student with a new level of confidence and an excellent command of the English language. The American English Programme is available from January to December, including the summer months.


The Oxford College Programme

Designed for young learners between ages 14 to 17 who already have an advanced level of English, The Oxford College Programme is the most rigorous of OISE courses; for students wanting to perfect their English language skills.

OISE Oxford, UK

The Oxford College programme offers students ample opportunity to prepare for an aspirational, professional future through skill-based workshops, field trips and case study analyses.

Tuition takes place in small groups of maximum eight students. This allows constant attention and feedback on the individual’s progress in a syllabus tailored to the age group. The daily research project is taught in groups of four, and concentrates on current affairs through text analysis and debate, resulting in a presentation at the end of each week.

Morning lessons are common to all courses and focus mainly on improving students’ academic English and developing the skills needed to study at an English-speaking university. The afternoon lessons are subject specific, and students choose between the following subjects: International Relations, Journalism and Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

By the end of the course the student will have acquired superior language and communication skills which can be applied to a wide range of social, academic and professional contexts; to communicate in English with complete confidence.

This exclusive course takes place in Oxford over 2 weeks during the summer months.

Available dates
Duration Dates
2 weeks 02.07.17-15.07.17
2 weeks 16.07.17-29.07.17

The Intensive Summer Curriculum

Building on over 40 years of experience teaching summer programmes, OISE have developed a signature course consisting of 27 hours of tuition per week, divided between four lessons a day with OISE’s trademark of a maximum eight students to a class.

Students are completely immersed in the English language from the start of the day to the very end in order to maximise the learning potential. This comes in the form of intensive English, subject and project classes and cultural excursions.

Working in small groups with learners from around the world, students develop interpersonal communication skills as well as enhance their cultural knowledge; towards becoming truly global citizens.

The morning lessons train all aspects of English language acquisition, from grammar to vocabulary, listening, speaking and writing. The lessons aim to give students life skills, especially in areas such as time management and study skills.

The afternoon lessons focus on specific subjects and projects that allow students to learn about the world through the medium of English. Students choose their topic in each of the afternoon lessons; examples being History, Geography, Law, Business, Media and Theatre.

Every Wednesday afternoon, students go on excursion to a local point of interest. This is used to engage with British culture, and students are given a task to enhance their experience.

Promoting rapid progress in a short period of time, the course rewards the student with a new level of confidence and an excellent command of the English language.

OISE Summer Schools

Course available at OISE Taunton, OISE Swindon, OISE Badminton, OISE Telford, OISE Dawlish, OISE Folkestone


Cambridge Exams Preparation

The Cambridge Exam Preparation programme is an intensive course designed to familiarise students with the exam paper and improve both their English language skills and their chance of exam success.

The Cambridge Preparation programme is a full time course of 27 full hours a week. Every Wednesday afternoon all students will visit a local point of interest. This will be used to engage in further learning about British culture and students will be given a task to consolidate their experience.

The small group size of a maximum of eight participants allows for a great deal of interaction among students, and ensures maximum individual attention and feedback from the tutor. Students can take either the FCE or CAE exams, and classes are divided into groups of students taking each one.

The Cambridge Exam Preparation course is fast paced and uses a range of stimulating coaching routines to engage students and familiarise themselves with the test. The course covers the four skills tested in the exam in depth; listening, reading, writing and speaking. Authentic past papers are used to simulate the exam situation and familiarise students with time management constraints.

OISE Cambridge, UK
Available dates
Duration Dates Training Centre
4 weeks 02.07.17-29.07.17 Swindon - FCE
4 weeks 30.07.17-26.08.17 Swindon - FCE
3 weeks 09.07.17-29.07.17 Badminton - FCE
3 weeks 09.07.17-29.07.17 Swindon - FCE
3 weeks 06.08.17-26.08.17 Swindon - FCE
2 weeks 16.07.17-29.07.17 Swindon - FCE
2 weeks 16.07.17-29.07.17 Badminton - FCE
2 weeks 13.08.17-26.08.17 Swindon - FCE
4 weeks 30.07.17-26.08.17 Swindon - CAE
3 weeks 02.07.17-22.07.17 Swindon - CAE
3 weeks 06.08.17-26.08.17 Swindon - CAE
2 weeks 09.07.17-22.07.17 Badminton - CAE
2 weeks 09.07.17-22.07.17 Swindon - CAE
2 weeks 13.08.17-26.08.17 Swindon - CAE

IELTS Exam Preparation

The IELTS Exam Preparation programme is the ideal way to familiarise students with the IELTS exam, providing tuition in every aspect of the paper to give students the confidence required to perform to the best of their ability.

The IELTS Preparation programme is a full time course of 30 full hours a week. The intensive course includes 6 hours of classes per day, divided into 3 hours of lessons in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon.

The IELTS exam is taken directly after the course. Classes are taught in groups of maximum of 8 students. The small groups allow greater contact with the language and interaction among students and ensure maximum individual attention and feedback from the tutor. Students decide which of the two versions of the test they prefer to take at the school.

The IELTS Preparation programme is aimed at young people aged between 15 and 17 years who want to get the best possible score in the IELTS exam. The test is particularly suitable for those who wish to enroll at a university in the UK or USA in the subsequent 2 years.

The course takes a dynamic approach to ensure the best possible results in the exam. Focusing on the four skills tested in the exam: listening, reading, writing and speaking, the course covers all areas in depth. Authentic past papers are used to simulate the exam situation and familiarise students with time management constraints.

The IELTS exam is arranged for the end of the course, with the written exam taking place in the morning and the speaking exam taking place in the afternoon.

OISE Oxford, UK Available dates
Duration Dates
6 weeks 09/07/2017 - 20/08/17 Newbury
4 weeks 02/07/17 - 30/07/17 Newbury
3 weeks 09/02/17 - 30/07/17 Newbury
3 weeks 30/07/17 - 20/08/17 Newbury

Aims & Outcomes

The OISE Course develops a fluent use of the language in a learning environment conducive to high achievement. The day is divided into a number of sessions, each one with a clear language improvement focus and each one delivered in the learning environment most likely to achieve the learning goals.

The OISE Course is designed with precision to give participants the skills and confidence to interact effectively in English. A carefully engineered management training environment enables participants to improve not only their language skills but also their confidence in tackling international situations.

Testimonial

"I left to study a foreign language and I came back having improved a lot, and above all with the desire to do even better next year. Interacting with other students from different countries was the part I liked the most.".