Intensive Young Learner Courses in York
Chris Sawyer | Wednesday, July 22, 2015
OISE York combines an idyllic location with modern facilities to provide the perfect place to master a new language. Students from the junior and senior groups have been arriving all summer, ready to take part in intensive classes.
Anastasia and Evgenii, 17 and 13, arrived from Russia (St Petersburg and Moscow respectively) to sharpen their English skills. Being familiar with language
study elsewhere, we asked them what made them choose OISE this summer.
Anastasia explains that she had meetings with various EFL providers whilst in her home country. She was intrigued by OISE’s offerings and the
consultant she met put real emphasis on the diverse range of opportunities offered by the summer programmes. The fluidity and flexibility of the courses
greatly appealed to Anastasia, opting to use this as a chance to prepare for the Cambridge exams, for which OISE provides exclusive one-to-one
tuition. Evgenii had heard through word of mouth that York was one of the best schools available and was allowed to come as he was already
familiar with studying in the UK for both periods.
Two weeks into the programme, the students have had time to settle into their studies, make new friends and enjoy York, visiting the historical town and
its attractions. Since then, their English skills have gradually improved, helped by the fact that the international group must communicate in their
second language to get by. Their lessons have included a group project where the students had to create credible business plans accompanied by advertisements
and marketing strategies and then present them in a Dragon’s Den styled pitching sessions. There’s plenty to do outside of the classroom too - the
York school boasts exquisite tennis courts, football fields and a swimming pool, not to mention the chance to play chess, video games and other group
activities to make sure not a single moment is wasted.
Most importantly, Anastasia is already feeling prepared to take her Cambridge exam and Evgenii tells us he is enjoying his interactions with
the class and the teachers. Find out more about the types of courses York offers young learners here
Written by Sam Kearns, Community Manager.