Have you ever noticed that everyday activities become far more interesting when you are travelling abroad? A stroll in the park at home is a rather mundane affair but a stroll in the park in ..
I'm starting to notice an uncomfortable truth cropping up in conversation with students living in the UK for the first time, especially those with a learner’s grasp of English. It seems that ..
The journey and arrival in a host family or in residential halls can be stressful for young people and their parents. There is often quite a distance between where you live and our summer sc ..
At OISE, the tutors have diverse professional backgrounds and a wealth of experience with the bilingual world. Anne Richter, tutor at Heidelberg, discusses teaching and authorship.
Learning a language does not have to be a dry and abstract exercise. At OISE we know that the best way to learn is through passion and ambition, and what better way to express this, than in ..
As we saw in Present Perfect or Past Simple (Part 1) (http://www.oise.com/blog/present-perfect-and-past-simple-part-1), we often use the Present Perfect for recent events or recent period ..
OISE Heidelberg is located in the heart of the city, close to the beautiful river Neckar. The traditional university town attracts many German learners from all over the world looking to par ..
European students often come to OISE for courses as short as a week, but what of the experience of long-term students? We asked 25 year old Daniel from Taiwan about his 4 month stay.
How many times have we as teachers rooted for and championed our students' success in learning? Countless! A beautiful part of our job, and a powerful teaching tool I find, is when two thing ..
The difference between the Present Perfect (Simple) - He has seen it - and the Past Simple - He saw it - confuses many students. Problems often arise because some languages have two tenses ..
Choosing Boston as the first overseas OISE location was a simple decision to make. Boston is known as one of the top academic cities globally, boasting first class universities that ..
Having spent 10 years teaching in Japan, I can tell you so much about why Japanese speakers have a larger mountain to climb than our European cousins when it comes to speaking performance.