Towards fluency with the advanced programme
Guest Writer | Thursday, January 29, 2015
After the success of last year’s programme in Oxford, OISE is proud to offer another year of the Advanced Learner Program for young learners aged 16 to 17 years. This programme has been specifically designed for hard working learners wishing to enter top universities in English speaking countries or abroad, or who wish to push their language level to fluency.
Early preparation for university entry.
After the success of last year’s programme in Oxford, OISE is proud to offer another year of the Advanced Learner Program for young learners aged 16 to 17 years. This programme has been specifically designed for hard working learners wishing to enter top universities in English speaking countries or abroad, or who wish to push their language level to fluency. This year the programme will be offered not only in Oxford but also on the prestigious campus of St Mark’s School in Boston, USA.
The course format is rigorous and intensive: 6 hours a day with a program designed and oriented exclusively for ambitious and motivated young people. The courses go well beyond traditional English teaching and invite students to appropriate the language completely. Groups are made up of maximum eight students from around the world and the daily lessons will take place in groups of four. The programme revolve around defined topical and current issues and developed through text analysis, discussions, presentations or group projects.
At the end of their stay, students will have gained the confidence to communicate complex ideas and thoughts in fluent English. Not only does the intensive course provide valuable tools so that the participants can express themselves in English with accuracy, it also helps the students feel confident and prepared for future exams of all kinds as well as deliver strong presentations in an international and highly competitive education and employment environment.
Students must have a strong intellectual maturity and autonomy in their approach to English studies. This course is only open to young people with at least equivalent to the B2 level (European Framework of Reference for Languages).
ALP Classes are held at one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, Brasenose College, founded in 1509 by lawyer Sir Richard Sutton and the Bishop of Lincoln, William Smith. In addition the programme offers regular sports activities and the possibility to row with Brasenose College,
the oldest rowing club in the world!
In Boston classes are held at St. Mark School. It is an ideal destination for those who want to experience life in a typical college in the United States. The campus boasts excellent facilities and offers a beautiful, well kept park. Founded in 1890 by Joseph Burnett, the school is one of the most historically prestigious buildings in the city of Boston.
Due to the high number of lesson-hours per day it is compulsory to have a valid visa for this course. This process can take some time so we advise all potential applicants to organise this well in advance of the course start date. If you need assistance with this do not hesitate to contact and OISE consultant.