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 the study topics of our courses. Have you ever dreamt of being a politician, of starting your own business or being a TV presenter? Well now you can pursue this dream while learning English.
Eynsham Hall, the prestigious young learners school, just outside Oxford, will be basing its lessons on three, engaging themes; one theme per week. Choose your favorite week, or make the most of your stay and enjoy the full three week programme!
Week 1 (19-25 July) OISE Entrepreneurship Focus
The principle of entrepreneurship demands innovation, organisation, planning and execution, all excellent themes as a basis for developing precision and confidence in English. The aim is to give an overall introduction to entrepreneurship, from conceiving an idea to presentation and implementation of the final business model. More precisely the week will look at case studies of famous entrepreneurs, techniques for planning a business, basic economics as well as how to develop promotional material, pitch a product and reflect on the process and development - and of course, all in English.
Additional special features include guest lectures and as a special highlight of the week, a mid-week educational trip to Oxford to explore the impact of “ideas in business”.
Week 2 (26 July - 1 August) OISE Media Focus
The programme for week 2 has been designed to inspire young learners between 14 - 17 to explore their creative side. Whether you see yourself writing the material, the face in front of the camera or working behind the scenes, this week covers all areas of the exhilarating media world. The course draws on learning materials produced by major broadcasting channels such as the BBC as well as training and advice from experienced journalists. Special focus is placed on communication skills, critical thinking and case evaluation - all ideal topics to strengthen the students grammar, listening, reading and speaking skills in English to a high level. The students will also have to possibility to visit a live broadcasting set during their mid-week trip.
Week 3 (2-8 August) OISE Politics Focus
Politics touches on many interesting themes that relate to our everyday lives. But the details of how the political system work in the UK and abroad, who holds the power, what role do political parties play and how are campaigns run are complex and ever changing. This week will focus on giving students an astute awareness of the political systems that surround them, as well as a chance to experience a taste of power through setting up their own political party and defending their values on TV debates or through political Interviews. During the course the students will be able to develop key language skills through role play, investigative research of current affairs as well as precise communication and presentation skills, all important for becoming active political citizens. The highlight will be a mid-week trip to visit London, the buzzing centre of British politics.